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How Chavis, Muschamp can save their new teams

For two teams that have struggled mightily on defense, Texas A&M and Auburn may have just found the cure to what ails them in two high-profile defensive coordinators.

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Leonard Fournette trolls Florida on Instagram

Sparks are flying between rivals Florida and LSU over not only a photo from Leonard Fournette but over which deserves the moniker Defensive Back U.

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Most important player: Utah Utes

If you're surprised by the choice of a punter as Utah's most important player, then you haven't been paying close enough attention to Utah.

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Five summer recruiting surprises

Ohio State has dominated on the recruiting trail for 2016 and 2017, and Baylor and TCU have gotten the jump on Texas and Texas A&M.

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David Shaw said players respond to twitter messaging even faster than texting. “World they live in.”

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Oregon State's Gary Andersen said speed on defense is more important than ever in today's game. "You've got to be able to run."

What to know: USC's Steve Sarkisian

  • 2nd season at USC (9-4)
  • In his 6 years as a head coach, Sarkisian's win total has never regressed. Last year he won 9 games for the 2nd straight year -- he's never won 10 games in a season

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Watch: Steve Sarkisian on SportsCenter

The USC coach joins SportsCenter to talk about the Trojans' upcoming season. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Mike MacIntyre: “We broke 105 school records last year & only won 2 games. That shows how good the Pac-12 was"

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Rich Rodriguez said he never accepted the Alabama job back in 2007, but was offered. "It turned out great for them. They got Nick."

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Jim Mora on Jerry Neuheisel: “I’m not going to just forget about what he has meant to our program He is an important leader on this team.”

What to know: UCLA's Jim Mora

  • 4th season at UCLA (29-11)
  • With over two decades of NFL experience, Mora has brought an NFL-like structure: This spring, most of the practices were at 7 a.m. to avoid distractions

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Watch: Jim Mora on SportsCenter

The UCLA coach joins SportsCenter to talk about the Bruins' upcoming season. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Arizona's Rich Rodriguez said if the SEC can lay claim to being the best conference, the Pac-12 "isn't too far behind ... if we are."

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Mike MacIntyre: “Each conference should play 9 league games & have title game. Notre Dame needs to get in a conference"

Mark Helfrich's keys for Oregon

The Ducks coach believes commitment and efficiency will be important factors for the upcoming season.

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Chris Petersen on reception he’ll get at Boise: “They’re fans, they’re gonna boo me. But it’s such a great place"

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Chris Petersen on opening vs. Boise: “I’m not looking forward to it because I recruited so many of those kids"

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Jim Mora: “Every NFL QB I’ve ever been around manipulated rhe football in some way.”

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Jim Mora said QBs should be able to have the ball inflated to whatever pressure they prefer

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Jim Mora told Brett Hundley: “Trust yourself to let it fly before you see the guy open. That’s an NFL throw.”