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Schlabach's crystal ball: Here's how the 2016 CFB season will play out

A new Big Ten champion. Two playoff teams from the same conference (and not the SEC). Mark Schlabach offers his predictions for each Power 5 conference as well as some bold predictions for 2016.

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Marcus Aurelius helps Saban prep for Trojans (2:41)
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Kirk Herbstreit's Gameplan Breakdown: UNC, Texas could pull off upsets (1:21)
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16hDarren Rovell

Will there ever be another NCAA football video game?

It's in the game? Not anytime soon, apparently. Despite the rumors that NCAA football games are on their way back, industry insiders and school execs say there's no cheat code to get them back.

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Should Oklahoma try to rein in Baker Mayfield? (1:21)
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David Pollack's Next Generation: Aranda will lift LSU defense (0:39)
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The most incredible Hail Mary's in college football (1:20)
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Betting previews for top 25 CFB teams

Phil Steele, Chris Fallica and Stanford Steve give comprehensive betting previews of the top 25 college football teams, including how to bet their title odds and over/unders.

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Auburn DB Roberts suspended for season opener

Stephen Roberts became the fifth Auburn player arrested this offseason when he was booked Wednesday on charges of attempting to elude law enforcement and carrying a pistol without a permit.

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Steve Spurrier never has a dull moment (1:11)
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Swinney not getting ahead of himself with Clemson's offensive potential (0:45)
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College football's most incredible interceptions (1:17)
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The best game-winning field goals in college football (1:37)

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton repeatedly cited privacy laws when asked about the sexual assault investigation into linebacker Osa Masina and said he will defer to the university when it comes to discipline. "Really as a coach, you're taken out of it," Helton said. "This is a university matter and a university policy and I'm confident in the guidance of the university here so they'll let me know." Masina is currently under investigation from police departments in Utah and Los Angeles for separate incidents, a Cottonwood Heights, Utah, spokesman told ESPN.com. Documents relating to the investigation in Utah, obtained by ESPN.com, show the investigation is for sexual assault. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Masina has been interviewed relating to a current investigation, but would not provide any further details.

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 4 Florida State safety Derwin James said he lives for the big games like No. 11 Ole Miss on Labor Day. "Coach needs to schedule everyone like that. I like playing the big dogs because that's how you find out who can play." He said of course there are bragging rights too when playing the SEC.

Clemson's formula for excellence

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney details the steps the team is doing to continue to get better and be successful.

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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora has received a 3-game suspension as result of the video showing Zamora beating his dog. "Our football program does not condone this behavior by anyone. We are deeply saddened by it and have worked together with the University to hold Ishmael accountable for his actions," Baylor coach Jim Grobe said in a statement.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon QB Travis Jonsen, who started fall camp as the No. 2 QB and ended as the No. 4 QB said he hasn't thought about transferring (said "No, not yet") and just wants to be as good of a scout team QB as possible. Said he's only worried about this season.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon running back Royce Freeman is not taking UC Davis lightly. He said he's approaching this season opener as a national title game.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the biggest surprises of the Oregon depth chart was true freshman CB Brenden Schooler, who didn't get much ink during the first few weeks of fall camp but landed in the two deep. Secondary coach John Neal said his speed and athleticism made the 6-foot-2 freshman stand out.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon has 10 freshmen in the two deep (redshirt and true). Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said he's hoping those guys play like they've practiced, specifically true freshmen Troy Dye (first string SAM) and Brenden Schooler (second string CB).

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami will likely start three freshmen linebackers Saturday, and they all might be true freshmen. Mark Richt said it's important all three true freshmen enrolled in January, which gave them an extra five months on campus and put them on the same footing as everyone else learning a new defense. "It's not like the rest of the defense had heard it before," he said. One concern he said will be adjusting to the bigger stage, but the Hurricanes open with FCS Florida A&M.

Best one-handed catches in college football

Take a look at some of the most impressive one-handed catches in college football history.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich knows there's not a lot of experience in the Ducks' front seven (add to that a new scheme under new DC Brady Hoke), but he said he hopes the group plays "recklessly disciplined" on Saturday in the season opener. Expect a lot of rotation with that group. Helfrich said every player in the two deep there will get a lot of reps.