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1250dEdward Aschoff

SEC coaches drop Manziel to second team

Despite being the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was not named a first-team member of the coaches' 2013 preseason All-SEC squad Thursday.

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1253dRod Gilmore

Gilmore: The SEC is getting better

ESPN Insider Rod Gilmore believes that this could be the SEC's best college football season in recent memory, but it might hurt the conference's chances at another BCS title.

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Ex-QB died of pneumonia, had brain disease

A former college football star who disappeared in the Michigan wilderness during a fishing trip died of pneumonia caused by inhaling his vomit after he became disoriented, possibly because of painkillers combined with having a degenerative brain disease.

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1265dSteve Wulf

NCF: Boise State builds on outsider status

In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview, Steve Wulf writes that of all the schools snubbed by the BCS, Boise State has built an entire program around its outsider status. And the Broncos know the playoffs won't change that.

Scott: NCAA changes don't have to be ugly

Larry Scott of the Pac-12 joined the chorus of commissioners calling for sweeping change in the NCAA, and said it can happen without confrontation and with the five most powerful football conferences still competing on the field with the other five.