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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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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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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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Oregon football budget getting some Eugene heat

Former business school dean Dennis Howard and economics professor Bill Harbaugh critical of how school makes use of its funds from athletics.

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Michigan working to strengthen New Jersey ties

The roots that Michigan has tried to plant in New Jersey the past six months show the priority they intend to place on getting talent from the state.

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Andrea Adelson @aadelsonESPN

More on Miami. Many are skeptical about this team. But I haven't heard coaches + players this confident since I started covering the ACC.

Auburn-Oregon to open 2019 season

The two powerhouse programs will play each other at AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys, as part of the AdvoCare Classic. It's a rematch of the 2011 BCS title game when Auburn won with a late field goal.

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Miller: Another marquee matchup

It may be a few seasons away, but the anticipation is already building for an Oregon-Auburn matchup, fruits of the selection committee telling Power 5 teams that strength of schedule is paramount and cowardly avoidance of competition -- yep, we're looking at you, Baylor -- will be penalized. Tasty yield from CFP

Chris Low @ClowESPN

On the SEC vs Pac-12 discussion, Cal and Ole Miss will also play in 17 and 19, which is even better since it's home and home.