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Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

With ESPN 300 receiver Hezekiah Jones' decommitment from Baylor Saturday evening, the Bears' 2017 recruiting class is essentially down to one commitment. While both ESPN 300 quarterback Kellen Mond and three-star safety Jalen Pitre remain officially committed, Mond is actively looking at Ohio State, Auburn and other schools. Jones backing off his commitment is a big loss for the Bears, but it also isn't a major surprise. Jones, the No. 16 receiver in the country, has continued to be heavily recruited by Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and many others even though he was a longtime Baylor commitment.

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Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Kellen Mond, the nation's No. 2 dual-threat quarterback and Baylor's top commitment, said he's going to have an in-depth conversation with his parents about his status. Even though Mond has been committed to Baylor since last June, he has been looking at other schools like Ohio State and Auburn. "I'm not sure yet how it will affect my recruitment," said Mond, who attends Bradenton (Florida) IMG Academy but is originally from San Antonio. "I definitely committed there because of Art Briles, but I won't know or do anything until I talk to my parents more in depth."

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State center Pat Elflein had a minor shoulder scope to remove a cyst last week, but he's expected to be completely healthy in time for training camp. That's good news for the Buckeyes and arguably the most indispensable player on a young roster. Elflein, currently in a sling as he recovers, flirted with leaving for the NFL draft before choosing to return for his senior season and take on a critical leadership role for Ohio State.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Baylor QB commit Kellen Mond was already looking around quite a bit before Bears' coach Art Briles was dismissed Thursday. A Big Ten recruiter just told me he expects Mond, the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback, to decommit today or within a few days because of the news. Mond is also heavily considering Ohio State, Auburn, Florida and others.

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Can Buckeyes keep these streaks alive?

  • Ohio State has won an FBS-best 14 straight road or neutral site games. This season, the Bucks will travel to Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan State.
  • The Buckeyes have been ranked in the AP top 10 for an FBS-best 22 consecutive weeks.
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How Dantonio outranks Meyer, Harbaugh

The collection of coaching acumen in the Big Ten East is astounding. Mark Dantonio has a leg up on his competition in at least one area.

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4dChris Low and Adam Rittenberg

The heat is on: Ten games with the highest stakes in 2016

Some will have playoff implications. Some feature a team that needs to finally shut up its rival. Others might save a coach's job. Here are the games that have a little extra meaning in 2016.

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Will Ohio State return to CFP?

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook lists Ohio State even with Oklahoma to land the last spot in the semifinals. If that happens, Westgate would have the Big Ten occupying half the field.

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The seven best teams with no hope for the 2016 CFP are ...

Ohio State, USC and Ole Miss all have huge plans for a 2016 College Football Playoff run. But those three schools are part of a seven-team block that's good, but not good enough, for the CFP.

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Toughest stretch: Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State's toughest four-game stetch -- note four-game stretch -- doesn't include Michigan State or Michigan.

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