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57mMark Schlabach

Paid not to coach: Biggest college football buyouts

Charlie Weis, Gene Chizik, Bo Pelini and Will Muschamp lead the list of coaches who draw big paychecks from their former schools.

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22hBrandon Chatmon

Parity reigns in Big 12

Baylor and TCU can stay atop the Big 12 as long as Art Briles and Gary Patterson are running the shows, but Oklahoma and Texas are coming.

Saban wants 'level playing field' (2:19)
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1dJake Trotter

Strong and weak: TCU Horned Frogs

TCU enters the 2015 season boasting an experienced quarterback, but in need of depth at linebacker. Check out the strong and weak series.

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The college coaches' guide to rebuilding an offensive line

Attrition and graduation in college football makes it tough to maintain consistently great offensive lines. Grantland's Matt Hinton talks to coaches to help provide a step-by-step guide on how to deal with the constant turnover.

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2dDavid Purdum

Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.


Jake Trotter @Jake_Trotter

Remember, Mayfield transferred to OU shortly after the Sugar Bowl and without being recruited by Stoops. That’s gumption.

Jake Trotter @Jake_Trotter

In probably not the easiest circumstance, he ingratiated himself with his new team from the start. A year later, he’s the favorite at QB...

Jake Trotter @Jake_Trotter

On a serious note, you have to give Baker Mayfield a ton of credit. NOBODY thought he had any chance when he first transferred to OU...

Derek Tyson @DerekTysonESPN

Sure, teams might find a diamond in the rough, but if a prospect is already well known, he will just attend the teams normal camp.

Derek Tyson @DerekTysonESPN

Think the satellite camp argument is way overblown. How many big-time prospects go to the satellite camps? Very few.