Links: Fresno State's Travis Brown moves on without his father

Posted by ESPN.com's Graham Watson
•Fresno State freshman Travis Brown begins his first season without his father, Dan Brown, the Fresno State defensive coordinator who died in March.

•Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples has some advice for the non-AQs on how to bust the BCS.

•Troy is looking to notch its fourth consecutive Sun Belt title, which would tie a record set by North Texas in 2001-04.

•TCU's nonconference season is the key to the Horned Frogs' success.

•Fresno State coach Pat Hill could face a furlough in the near future.

•Asher Clark participated at tailback and quarterback on Monday, putting him in the mix to start somewhere in the backfield.

•Northern Illinois is learning the play without all-everything defensive end Larry English.

•Army is hoping this is the year it wipes away 12 losing seasons.