Last season's star garnering little respect

Everybody is talking about the debut of Jim Harbaugh but Utah should be the team getting more attention. Plus: Don't forget about last year's standouts like Dak Prescott and Scooby Wright.

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Is Steve Spurrier too old? (1:30)
CFB Picks of the Week: Week 1 (1:51)
Kirk Herbstreit's Gameplan Breakdown (3:15)
Three Week 1 games could shape playoff race (1:44)
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Ten bold Pac-12 predictions for 2015

Some predictions, like the continued impact of #Pac12AfterDark, we're confident of. Others, like picking a new champion, we're less so.

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Experts: Top 25 CFB team betting previews

ESPN Chalk's Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give a betting preview of college football's top 25 teams.

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10 head coaches in line for a bigger job

Arizona fans shouldn't get too comfortable with Rich Rodriguez. The Wildcats coach will surely be in line for head-coaching vacancies by season's end.


Think TCU will roll against Minnesota?

Not so fast, or at least that's what ESPN Chalk's Will Harris believes. Among his best ATS bets in Week 1, he's got the Golden Gophers covering against the Big 12 powerhouse. Your best bets (Insider)

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Kiper big on South Carolina's Cooper

If there's one player to keep an eye on between the Gamecocks and the Tar Heels, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. says it's SC's Pharoh Cooper.


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Active FBS winning streak by coaches: Urban Meyer 13, Bryan Harsin 9, Jim Harbaugh & Gary Patterson 8, Justin Fuente 7, Scott Satterfield 6

TBT: The hit that put Clowney on the map

Forgot about this helmet-popper from the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day 2013? Allow former Gamecock Jadeveon Clowney to remind you.


Rutgers statement on arrested players

Rutgers AD Julie Hermann released a statement about the five players who were charged with assault, saying: "The students involved are currently suspended from our program. We continue to monitor the situation. We will have no further comment as this is a pending legal matter."

Minnesota game a must-win for TCU?

No. 2 TCU opens its season tonight at Minnesota. Would a loss end the Horned Frogs' College Football Playoff hopes? Paul Finebaum says: "If they lose tonight, forget about them."


Five Rutgers players arrested

The players were charged Thursday with assaulting a group of individuals, including one student whose jaw was broken during an unprovoked attack, the New Brunswick PD announced.

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On his radio show, Urban Meyer said a decision about who will take Ohio State's first snap at QB is coming in the next couple days. But when he tells Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett the plan, he isn't revealing it to anybody else -- including the rest of the Buckeyes. The suspense continues until kickoff on Monday night at Virginia Tech.

Players love FSU's Jimbo

In a players' poll conducted by ESPN, Jimbo Fisher was named as one of the coaches they would most like to play for. How did he stack up against rival coaches? Poll

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ESPN on Snapchat Discover live

With college football's long-awaited kickoff upon us, it's never too early to make playoff picks. Choose your top four contenders in Thursday's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.


Is Steve Spurrier too old?

The College Football Live crew goes back and forth whether the South Carolina has any gas left in the thank. Says Paul Finebaum: "I think tonight is one of the most important games in Steve Spurrier's career."


Upsets on the horizon on opening week?

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg examines a slate of football games on opening weekend and narrows down his three biggest games for the first week in college football.


Make your picks with College Pick 'em

Alabama has a tough matchup with Big Ten power Wisconsin to open the 2015 season. How confident are you in the Crimson Tide this week? Play for free

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Associate AD takes leave from Minnesota

Mike Ellis has taken voluntary leave after five anonymous complaints against him were uncovered during an independent investigation of former athletic director Norwood Teague. Story

You think you know Jim Harbaugh ...

But ... did you know Harbaugh was hit by a mail truck at age 7 in Iowa? Or that he has the most Twitter followers among college football coaches? Offbeat facts

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Kiper's big board: Lots of Ohio State

First comes Buckeyes DE Joey Bosa at No. 1 and four more OSU players also show up on Mel Kiper Jr.'s big board. Defense-heavy group (Insider)

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You really have to wonder about Rutgers' leadership right now. The tenure of athletic director Julie Hermann has been a comedy of errors, and coach Kyle Flood reportedly didn't listen to the academic staff when directly contacting a professor. If this investigation takes loo long, it's just another strike against RU and its leadership.