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Mariota provides island inspiration

Heisman winner Marcus Mariota established himself as a Polynesian folk hero. His legacy is living on with 2016 recruits.

Furman kicker does crazy trick shots (0:29)
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Leonard Fournette trolls Florida on Instagram

Sparks are flying between rivals Florida and LSU over not only a photo from Leonard Fournette but over which deserves the moniker Defensive Back U.

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Most important player: Utah Utes

If you're surprised by the choice of a punter as Utah's most important player, then you haven't been paying close enough attention to Utah.

Petrino building continuity at Louisville (2:38)
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Five summer recruiting surprises

Ohio State has dominated on the recruiting trail for 2016 and 2017, and Baylor and TCU have gotten the jump on Texas and Texas A&M.


Chris Low @ClowESPN

Lot of terrific defensive players out there, but not sure there's a bigger impact player on defense in college FB than FSU's Jalen Ramsey.

Andrea Adelson @aadelsonESPN

FSU will go with Pender, Patrick and Vickers as top 3 RBs with Cook suspended. Fisher told me he thinks Vickers has NFL talent.

Beamer: Irish should join conference

"I don't think any program should be treated differently," Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said. "Notre Dame is a great school, but we all need to be in the same boat (having to play a conference championship game) as far as the playoff." ACC coaches agree

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FSU trying to address off-field problems

Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher joins SportsCenter to reflect on this past season, Dalvin Cook's suspension and steps taken to correct the Seminole's off-the-field issues.


Joe Schad @schadjoe

Pat Narduzzi said he was a DE and on first series, facing the power Triple-I, he broke the star RB’s collarbone.

Frank Beamer votes for VT successor

The Virginia Tech coach said today he would prefer someone on his current coaching staff -- either longtime DC Bud Foster or associate head coach/RBs coach Shane Beamer (his son) -- replace him when he retires.

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Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

ACC coaches want Notre Dame to join a league. If ND joins a league before 2027, its contractually bound to join ACC

Joe Schad @schadjoe

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi’s Youngstown OH HS team beat YSU’s Bo Pelini’s team 35-0 in 1984 for the Steel Valley Championship