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What we learned from spring games

A full slate of Saturday spring games featured Ohio State wowing a record crowd, QBs making big plays at Notre Dame and Auburn, and much, much more.

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Attorney: New NCAA head-injury deal just as bad

An attorney says a reworked settlement with the NCAA over concussions is just as bad as the original because thousands of brain-damaged former athletes still won't get just compensation.

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Haney: First-time coaches worth monitoring

Earlier in the week, we unveiled the top coaches under 50. The following three coaches are likely to land there in the future, but they're just getting started.

Spring Football With Ohio State Videos

Ezekiel Elliott All Access (2:12)

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2dDavid M. Hale

UNC's defense won't be an easy fix

Is it possible for a coach to turn a defense that allowed more than 6.5 yards per play in 2014 into a passable unit? That's Gene Chizik's task at UNC.

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2dAdam Rittenberg

Jake Brendel keeps UCLA's line moving

With UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm suspended, senior center Jake Brendel has become the Bruins' de-facto offensive line coach.

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Jeremy Johnson takes charge at Auburn

Quarterback is a vocal leader who is excited about the possibilities for the Tigers' passing game this season.

NFL Draft Videos

'Draft Academy': Melvin Gordon (1:03)



Travis Haney @TravHaneyESPN

Word about Tebow signing with Philly circulating here in Gainesville. Overheard: "I liked him better on the SEC Network."

Max Olson @max_olson

Chip still needs McCoy, Stafford, Harrell and Daniel to complete his collection of elite 2008 college QBs. Tough task.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Chip Kelly is doing a great job with the 2008 Heisman. Now has winner (Bradford) & third place (Tebow). Colt McCoy next?

Tom VanHaaren @TomVH

About to get on first of two planes tonight. I wish airlines served dessert on the planes. I could go for some doughnuts or something

Tom VanHaaren @TomVH

The Openjng invites: Dwayne Haskins, Jaquon Yulee, Keandre Jones, Darrell Turner, Terrance Davis, Levonta Taylor and Trevon Diggs

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Don't be surprised if Ed Cooley winds up filling Bob Simon's spot with former Wake assistant Jeff Battle.