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How Jimmy and Bobby changed college football

Jimmy Johnson and Bobby Bowden, a couple of college football mavericks, felt the need for speed back in the 1980s at Miami and FSU. And the game has never been the same.

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VanHaaren: 5 who could rise at The Opening

Nike's The Opening will have 162 of the top high school prospects from across the country participating in athletic testing, drills and 7-on-7 play.

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Why Miami's offense could actually be improved

Yes, the Hurricanes lost three playmakers to the NFL. But with Brad Kaaya entrenched as the starting quarterback and several receivers returning, they could take a step forward.

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Examining the Pac-12's loaded running back depth

Led by UCLA's Paul Perkins, Utah's Devontae Booker and Oregon's Royce Freeman, 2015 could be the "Year of the Running Back" in the Pac-12.

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Alabama breakout candidate: LB Reuben Foster

Linebacker Reuben Foster is entering his junior season in Tuscaloosa after two years where his biggest impact has come on special teams.

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All those epic games made me want to become a sports writer. So thanks, Miami and FSU. What a dream come true to now be covering both!

Andrea Adelson @aadelsonESPN

Melvin came to my elem school and I had him autograph my sneaker. Had it in my room until I left for college. When he tore his ACL, I cried.

Andrea Adelson @aadelsonESPN

As a girl growing up in South Florida, there was nothing better than watching those two teams play. My all-time fav Cane was Melvin Bratton.

A fan’s guide to The Opening

Want to see 166 of the top high school football prospects go through combine testing, 7-on-7 play, individual drills -- and a stiff QB competition? Then let us tell you all about The Opening. Fan's guide (Insider)

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