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Sequel? Urban Meyer has another young team but knows way around CFP

Urban Meyer has experience taking a youthful Ohio State team into the CFP, tinkering for a month and having it ready to go all the way.

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No. 1 ESPN 300 recruit commits to Tennessee (1:45)
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Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson share the highlight-reel spotlight (1:36)
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Get used to it, people: There's no surefire CFP path

Expecting year-to-year consistency from the playoff committee is a fool's errand. As it picks the four best teams, it won't always reward conference titles or challenging schedules.

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1dRichard Lapchick

Another racial divide among bowl teams

How do we fix the persistent gap in graduation rates between African-American and white student-athletes?

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Can Washington dethrone Alabama? (1:08)
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Key moments for semifinalists Clemson, OSU (1:24)
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Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

A source told ESPN.com that Michigan quarterback Shane Morris is planning to pursue a grad transfer. Morris will graduate from Michigan after and will be eligible immediately with one season remaining to play in . Morris was a former ESPN300 prospect who committed to the Wolverines as a sophomore in the 2013 class.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Will new coach Matt Rhule keep any of Baylor's assistant coaches? AD Mack Rhoades told ESPN 1660: "I don't know at this point in time. There's certainly options there. Coach Rhule has a relationship with a couple of them. He's going to make decisions that are best for Baylor."

Marty Smith ESPN 

Perspective on the spotlight, from @DeshaunWatson4: "This year was a rollercoaster. All the attention. As (your) name gets bigger, the more negative things are thrown your way. Everyone wants to try to find out negative things about that person. People want to bring out weaknesses. "No one's perfect."

Marty Smith ESPN 

Asked @DeshaunWatson4 the biggest difference between hunter and hunted: "You're always being watched. All eyes on you. No matter what time, everyone is circling the Clemson game. Last year people doubted us, thinking we're like previous teams that slipped up here and there. But this program has been more consistent. This year, all eyes on us. Like Coach Swinney always tells us: Embrace the target, because people are coming after us every week."

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Outside of the wins he's accumulated, Clemson's Deshaun Watson said the accomplishment he's most proud of is being the first FBS quarterback to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in a season. "There's so many great quarterbacks that came through and playing now, and it's really hard to do."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

As CBS Sports first reported, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley impressed Houston officials in a recent meeting for their vacant head job. According to Sam Kahn Jr., the Cougars have already met with Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former LSU coach Les Miles, as well. A hire could be made by the end of the week. Riley could be the one to watch here.

Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

With Baylor hiring coach Matt Rhule away from Temple, Oregon is now the only remaining open Power 5 job. As Rhule was also a candidate for the Ducks, you wonder if a hiring is imminent. Or if Oregon can pause, with little competition remaining, other than perhaps Houston, and re-evaluate its options.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Rashaam Salaam's presence is still felt at Colorado on a daily basis. Mixed in with all the current players, he has a locker where his jersey hangs underneath pictures that celebrate his 1994 Heisman Trophy season.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Former Heisman Trophy winner and Bears' first-round pick Rashaan Salaam died at age of 42, per family spokesman. Another gone way too soon.