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Who CFB coaches want their kids to play for

We asked SEC and Big 12 coaches which colleagues they would send their sons to play for. The list starts with Bob Stoops, but Mark Dantonio and David Shaw weren't far behind.

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Should NCAA allow schools to have more coaches on staff? (1:18)
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Awards for the best of Big Ten media days

The Big Ten concluded its media days on Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the best quotes, best boasts and best dance moves that came out of Chicago.

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Deshaun Watson on handling expectations

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson comments on his recruiting process, his performance in last season's title game, Dabo Swinney's off-field demeanor and handling high expectations.

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FSU not dwelling on last season (1:23)
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Winning will bring Canes' swagger back (1:23)
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Finebaum to Harbaugh: Time to start winning (1:10)
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Babers has never seen a receiver like Josh Gordon (1:04)
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Does the ACC Atlantic or SEC West have the best top three teams? (2:03)
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Narduzzi expecting same old James Conner (1:12)
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Swinney pays off bet to Saban (2:05)
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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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Gotta catch 'em all: Pokémon Go in recruiting (2:39)
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Cook-ing secrets: Mistakes make FSU RB better

Dalvin Cook could be forgiven if he never watched the Seminoles' last two bowl games. But instead of ignoring his struggles in those games against Oregon and Houston, he's worn out the video to fix the flaws in his game.

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Florida State's unique way of motivating players (1:24)

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Should NCAA coaching staffs expand?

Brock Huard and Paul Finebaum side with Lovie Smith after he suggested the NCAA allow college football programs be allowed to have more coaches on their staffs.

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star recruits aren't above a push-up punishment. Dalvin Cook (pointing) and Travis Rudolph sent freshman cornerback Levonta Taylor to the Florida State turf after he was part of the losing team in tug-of-war.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

If tug-of-war is any indication, the Florida State offensive line will be much better in 2016. Flawless victory from the group in front of Jimbo Fisher (with some help from others).

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Jim Harbaugh said he understands that he annoys people occasionally. "Sometimes I have difficulty with 24 hours being around me, too." Said he wishes he could get "Jim Harbaugh lite" some times.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh said he looks back and thinks he had a "mediocre" playing career, but he knows "the look out of the facemask and the look into the facemask" and that's an advantage for him.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State has established a scholarship fund in honor of former punter Mike Sadler, who was killed in an automobile accident last weekend along with Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. One Spartans player each year will receive the scholarship.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson and Dalvin Cook, who each received first-place Heisman votes in 2015, were not unanimous preseason All-ACC picks. Going into the season they are clearly the favorites for the conference's player of the year. Maybe there will be an ACC QB and two RBs better than those two, but it's hard to justify leaving them off preseason ballots.

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Rutgers and Maryland want to start a rivalry trophy. What should it be called? Best suggestions make CFB Live at 1:30 ET on ESPN.

Like father, like son

Who would college coaches want their sons playing for? Bob Stoops led the way. Said one coach: "How can you not be impressed ...? The kids who come out of his program are equipped to succeed in whatever they do in life." The list (Insider)

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher's offense is considered one of the more complex, and he gave us a taste Tuesday. Fisher drew up one of his favorite plays, and there were route adjustments for each receiver based on coverages and open space. It's a lot to process in a play designed to attack several coverages.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

First-year Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said he had to find himself as an assistant and again as a head coach. His time at Memphis helped him develop his coaching identity before coming to Virginia Tech. Now he is morphing the program to his own philosophy instead of trying to mirror mentors.