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Who are the 12 hottest coordinators in college football?

They say every AD has a list of coordinators they'd talk with should their coach leave or be fired. Well, here's the list of the 12 coaches who are most likely on those wish lists.

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Bodycam video shows Iowa DL searched in park

Police have released body camera footage showing a University of Iowa football player being questioned by police who were searching for a robbery suspect.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer did meet with Penn State's James Franklin today to address the allegations of negative recruiting against the Nittany Lions. "There's no story," Meyer said. "James came up to me and said, 'I did not accuse Ohio State of negative recruiting.' I said, 'I'm good,' and shook his hand."

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio had an interesting take on what he learned from the last time the Spartans replaced a longtime starting QB. Andrew Maxwell struggled while succeeding Kirk Cousins in 2012 and the team went 6-6. "Don't anoint someone and put the pressure on one individual," Dantonio said. That's why he isn't talking up presumed starter Tyler O'Connor, who replaces Connor Cook.

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Wisconsin LB Vince Biegel has watched film of LSU star Leonard Fournette this summer in anticipation of the teams' Sept. 3 opener. The Badgers also played LSU in Fournette's collegiate debut in 2014. "We're going to have our hands full. It's going to take a collective effort to stop him," Biegel said.

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Vince Biegel bringing back the mullet (1:06)
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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The mullet is coming back! Wisconsin star linebacker Vince Biegel on the process of the mullet (he had to go all business this summer as a Merrill Lynch intern).

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Ohio State offensive and defensive lineman Joel Hale, who attended rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He'll play offensive line for the Bucs and spent rookie camp at the center position.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State center Pat Elflein is trying to embrace his role as a captain and help bring along a youthful roster. "I think this is the youngest team [coach Urban Meyer] has had, and they are going to have to grow up quick." There's not much time to waste: Oklahoma is looming in Week Three.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State's captains grab a quick break before heading to their individual podiums and an hour of questions from writers at Big Ten media days. Linebacker Raekwon McMillan, quarterback J.T. Barrett and center Pat Elflein will be highly in demand.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz asked his staff regarding Christian McCaffrey: Who in the last 17 years have we played who's better than him? [Antwaan] Randle El is the closest thing in my mind," Ferentz said of the former Indiana star. "I still think if Randle El had played at Florida State, he would have won two Heismans. He was such a dynamic player."

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State LB Raekwon McMillan was a Butkus Award finalist last year but rarely rushed the passer. He says he didn't need to do so with teammates like Joey Bosa, Darron Lee and Joshua Perry around. Now that those guys are gone, he said, "you might see me do that more."

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Moving on from the Hackenberg era

Penn State must replace QB Christian Hackenberg, the school's all-time leader in career passing yards. Returning nine other offensive starters will help.

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Meyer, Dantonio deny anti-Penn State recruiting

Urban Meyer and Mark Dantonio both strongly denied any allegations they have negatively recruited against Penn State, responding to a subtle suggestion from Nittany Lions coach James Franklin.