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ACC forecast: Clemson, FSU should rule in 2016

The ACC is again top-heavy, and Clemson and Florida State are legitimate CFP title contenders. But don't sleep on the Coastal division either, especially with Miami on the rise.

Florida State's unique way of motivating players (1:24)
Should college players be paid? (2:18)
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Louisville ready to step up in ACC Atlantic

With an electric quarterback and a lot of defensive talent returning, Louisville believes it can threaten Florida State and Clemson this season.

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Uni Watch: UA goes back to school

Under Armour celebrated 20 years by unveiling some new looks for its college football teams.

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The 13 biggest CFB surprise teams for 2016

The top of the 2016 college football heap is projected to look a lot like the end of 2015 -- starting with Alabama and Clemson. But what are the sneaky-good teams that could crash the CFP party?

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Watson viewed as favorite to be No. 1 pick (1:00)
Steele has 'Canes in ACC title game (0:43)
Why Michigan is the most popular bet to win national title (1:38)
Baker Mayfield's busy Big 12 media day (0:54)
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Big Ten media days preview: Michigan Wolverines

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will command plenty of attention at Big Ten media days, but he won't be the only topic of interest for the Wolverines.

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Grobe: 'I'm not here to change a whole lot' (2:19)
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Big Ten media days preview: Iowa Hawkeyes

Desmond King and C.J. Beathard are preparing an encore after their Big Ten West title and 12-0 regular-season record last year.

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Welcoming Trevor Knight to the SEC

Former Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight is ready for "a fresh start" with a new team in a new conference.

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Richt won't turn around Miami in Year 1

Trevor Matich thinks it's an unrealistic expectation to assume Mark Richt will resurrect the Miami football program right away.


FSU's unique way of motivating players

Huge pictures like this one of Dalvin Cook play into it.



Let new Syracuse coach Dino Babers explain.


Will TV show help Florida State?

Jimbo Fisher thinks participating in the Showtime series "A Season With" will keep the team focused.


Petrino: Lamar Jackson a 'natural' leader

Bobby Petrino is excited for how productive QB Lamar Jackson could be this season for the Cardinals.


McCaffrey expected to be 1st-round pick

Phil Steele believes there won't be any letdown in Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey's performance this season.


Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech issues statement on Houston's Big 12 candidacy: "As the Big 12 evaluates its options for expansion, Texas Tech welcomes the consideration of the University of Houston. We have always valued our partnerships with UH." - Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech's incoming president

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Yes, this is a Joey Chestnut sighting at ACC Kickoff. The competitive eater is appearing on ESPN Charlotte to talk about a local competition Saturday called the "Roadstar Challenge."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson played against each other in high school. "He scored on us on the first play," Cook said. Then Cook's team got the ball. "On his first play in, he scored," Jackson said. "As soon as he touched the ball, he went for like 80. I never seen that before." So whose team won? "They did," Jackson said. "Too much speed."

Dino Babers steals the show

From thoughts on “Game Of Thrones” to 2 percent milk, the new Syracuse coach made his first ACC media days memorable. Pay attention

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Should college players be paid?

Danny Kanell believes players are receiving the opportunity of an education and the experiences that go along with it are a privilege.


Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he would like a summer combine for underclassmen considering declaring for the NFL after the season. It would give those players a more accurate evaluation, he said.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Name one QB and Florida State's players and coaches here will bring up the others. There is no tipping their hands between Sean Maguire and Deondre Francois. Coach Jimbo Fisher said players this summer will tell him some days Maguire was the better QB one day and Francois was better the next session.

Steele has Canes in ACC title game

Phil Steele expects Miami to win the ACC Coastal division.


Adoree' Jackson flips out

USC's Adoree' Jackson fell short of qualifying for the Olympic long jump, but he can still do a running backflip off a wall, so there's that.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was asked whether the Seminoles have a team good enough to beat Clemson this year. "Yea. We had a team good enough to beat them last year," Cook said. "Just a few plays away."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston College running back Myles Willis grew up in Atlanta, so playing the opener against Georgia Tech in Ireland marks a once in a lifetime opportunity. So much so that Willis played both scout team quarterback in addition to his normal running back duties to help the team prepare for the triple option. Willis played in the same offense in high school. "I'll do anything to help this team win that game," he said.