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Budget crisis bigger than LSU football

The budget issues in Louisiana could have far more devastating consequences than their impact on LSU's season, according to New Orleans native Michael Smith.

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Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

It's something that LSU has vacillated from wanting to give Les Miles $15 million to go away to being too poor to field a team in months.

Is Nick Saban worth $8 million per season?

Mike & Mike say absolutely yes.

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Best starts in 2017 recruiting

These 10 programs -- many of which cleaned up in the 2016 class, as well -- are off to the hottest starts in recruiting top 2017 prospects. Top 10 (Insider)

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Phil Steele @philsteele042

California has hired Jake Spatival as the Offensive Coordinator. Spatival was the Texas A&M OC the previous two seasons.

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Barry J Sanders (PS#8) who rushed for 672 yards in 3 years at Stanford has transferred to his Dad's old school (Okla St) for his Sr year.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Just spoke to Cal head coach Sonny Dykes and his new offensive coordinator, Jake Spavital. Both are ready to embrace the Golden Bears' clean offensive slate  Jared Goff and his top six receivers from 2015 are gone  and both are thankful that Cal keeps most of its offensive line intact. The Bears plan to operate their quarterback from under center more often than last year, but more exact details will have to wait for until Spavital gets a firmer grip on the new talent that he will be coaching.

Barry Sanders' son transfers to Okla. St.

Stanford RB Barry J. Sanders will be joining his father's alma mater as he intends to join Oklahoma State as a graduate transfer for his final year of eligibility. Sanders played 36 games over three seasons with 664 rushing yards and five TDs with the Cardinal.

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