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Maty Mauk dedicates 2015 to his cancer-stricken father

After learning that his father, who doubled as his HS coach, was diagnosed with cancer, Maty Mauk is promising great things in honor of the man who taught him the game.

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1dEdward Aschoff

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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23hKevin Gemmell

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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22hGerry Hamilton

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.

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6dSharon Katz

Katz: College football conference value bets

With a little over a month until the start of college football season, ESPN Stats & Information writer Sharon Katz lays out the top value bets for each of the Power 5 conference championships.


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Steve Addazio: “The reality is SEC and ACC are neck and neck. When I was in the SEC it was an all-time high. That’s shifted a little bit.”

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Steve Addazio on USC upset: “I thought that team would take us for granted.We were physical but als out-athleted them in the end.”

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Miami has 8 hs sophomores and 4 hs freshmen committed. “We have a kid going into his jr yr that’s been on campus 10 times,” Golden said.

What to know: NC State's Dave Doeren

  • Scored 40 or more points in 5 regular-season games in 2014
  • Improved by 5 victories in his second season, the 2nd-biggest turnaround by any Power 5 team from 2013-14

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Dave Doeren had good things to say about freshman Nyheim Hines, a "Percy Harvin type" back. Will try to use him in return game, too.

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Beamer also said "the jury is still out" on where RB Marshawn Williams is going to be for fall camp. Also mentioned he loves Travon McMillan

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Pat Narduzzi makes head-coaching debut against Youngstown State, where his late father Bill coached and where he started his college career.

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Al Golden says Miami needs 1) Better team unity 2) Fewer turnovers 3) Less penalties

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David Cutcliffe says Thomas Sirk is the fastest quarterback he's had at Duke, but also a better drop-back player than many think.

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BC will play 2 FCS teams this year because New Mexico State cancelled 6 months ago, so BC added Howard. Addazio: “Not what I want to do”

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BC's Steve Addazio still has respect for SEC but says "league isn't quite what it was when I was in it." Tempo offenses affecting defenses