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The 13 biggest CFB surprise teams for 2016

The top of the 2016 college football heap is projected to look a lot like the end of 2015 -- starting with Alabama and Clemson. But what are the sneaky-good teams that could crash the CFP party?

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Nation's No. 2-ranked CB commits to LSU

Kary Vincent Jr., the country's No. 2-ranked cornerback in the class of 2017, has committed to LSU. He is the third top-25 prospect to commit to the Tigers.

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Cook-ing secrets: Mistakes make FSU RB better

Dalvin Cook could be forgiven if he never watched the Seminoles' last two bowl games. But instead of ignoring his struggles in those games against Oregon and Houston, he's worn out the video to fix the flaws in his game.

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Louisville ready to step up in ACC Atlantic

With an electric quarterback and a lot of defensive talent returning, Louisville believes it can threaten Florida State and Clemson this season.

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Uni Watch: UA goes back to school

Under Armour celebrated 20 years by unveiling some new looks for its college football teams.

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Why Michigan is the most popular bet to win national title (1:38)
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5dBrian Bennett

Big Ten media days preview: Michigan Wolverines

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will command plenty of attention at Big Ten media days, but he won't be the only topic of interest for the Wolverines.

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6dBrian Bennett

Big Ten media days preview: Iowa Hawkeyes

Desmond King and C.J. Beathard are preparing an encore after their Big Ten West title and 12-0 regular-season record last year.

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Welcoming Trevor Knight to the SEC

Former Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight is ready for "a fresh start" with a new team in a new conference.

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Tessitore: Foltz, Sadler were 'special in every way'

Joe Tessitore shares his memories of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, both of whom were killed Saturday in a car accident.

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Ekakitie: I am thankful to be alive

In a case of mistaken identity, police stop Iowa DL Faith Ekakitie at gunpoint while he was playing Pokemon Go. Ekakitie describes incident

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

These were the heartfelt opening comments of Nebraska coach Mike Riley to the media here in Lincoln tonight as he mourned Sam Foltz with the Nebraska football team: ""We are in one of those moments that you never, ever just want to think about having to go through. The whole state of Nebraska and the university and, of course, all the student-athletes and our team and our staff, everybody feels this way. You talk about broken-hearted, it's all there, all the parts, and this day will be stuck in time forever -- the news that you just can't connect or comprehend or understand."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Mike Riley, remembering Sam Foltz: "I don't think I'll get this exactly right, but I think his introduction on the scoreboard before the game, where they introduce the starters: Sam Foltz, Small Town, USA -- Greeley, Nebraska. That's him. He's proud. He was really proud of it. He was really proud of being a Nebraska football player."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Visitors were silently paying tribute to Sam Foltz outside Memorial Stadium Sunday night as Nebraska coach Mike Riley finished a brief session with the media.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Riley said QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. addressed the team in its meeting tonight. The coach said he "just wanted to see (the players) and let them know that everybody understands their grief."

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Mike Riley: "I'm just so thankful I got to coach Sam Foltz for one year... This, I know, will rock everybody in Nebraska hard."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Mike Riley will momentarily address the death of Sam Foltz inside the north entrance to Memorial Stadium, steps from the statue that memorializes fallen former Nebraska quarterback Brook Berringer, who died in a plane crash 20 years ago this April. Flowers have been placed at the foot of the statue to honor Foltz.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Mike Riley is planning to speak with the media shortly after 8 p.m. CT. He is currently meeting with the Cornhuskers as they grieve the death Saturday night of punter Sam Foltz.

Richt won't turn around Miami in Year 1

Trevor Matich thinks it's an unrealistic expectation to assume Mark Richt will resurrect the Miami football program right away.

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FSU's unique way of motivating players

Huge pictures like this one of Dalvin Cook play into it.

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#OrangeIsTheNewFast

Let new Syracuse coach Dino Babers explain.

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Will TV show help Florida State?

Jimbo Fisher thinks participating in the Showtime series "A Season With" will keep the team focused.

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