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Who would coaches pick (other than Nick Saban!) to win one game?

We posed the following question to 45 Power 5 college football coaches: If you had one game to win, who do you want as your coach? The catch: Nobody was allowed to say Nick Saban.

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2hTommy Tomlinson

How to define Charlie Weis

What words best describe the former Notre Dame and Kansas football coach? Through the ups and downs of his career, there are many options.

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Stanford Steve's college football over/unders (2:24)
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McCaffrey desires national title over Heisman (3:09)
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Relive the Michigan-Michigan State finale with Legos (0:26)
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What's the value of a strength and conditioning coach? (2:26)
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Fournette: Football saved my life (1:06)
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USC players have fun with the marching band (0:44)
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Does USC have better skill players than Alabama? (1:34)

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

David Shaw announces Ryan Burns as Stanford's starting quarterback.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Larry Fedora on the different running styles of current QB Mitch Trubisky and former QB Marquise Williams: "If you ran them in a race, Mitch would probably win a flat-out foot race, but I don't anticipate him being that physical style of runner that Marquise was." North Carolina has 2,914 non-sack rushing yards from its QB the last 3 years, fourth-most in Power 5.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC commissioner John Swofford said he does not know which way the conference scheduling vote will go once it is taken. If the vote is deadlocked at 7-7, the conference would remain at eight conference games. "It's very hard to handicap that because of the closeness of the actual votes and the straw votes that we've had over the years on this issue," Swofford said. "The only prediction I would make is whatever the vote is, it's probably going to be close unless we end up voting on something that's a little different than what's on the table at the moment."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor DB Travon Blanchard is expected to miss the Bears' Sept. 2 opener against Northwestern State after undergoing minor knee surgery today. Blanchard is one of the team's best players and leaders on defense. Expect senior Patrick Levels to fill in for Blanchard in the hybrid "Bear" safety/linebacker role.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC commissioner John Swofford said Wednesday the ongoing discussion about future conference scheduling would be on the agenda when the athletic directors meet again in October, but was unsure whether a vote would be taken. ADs must decide by December whether to stay at eight conference games with the addition of two Power 5 nonconference games, or move to nine conference games plus one Power 5 nonconference opponent. The ACC would begin using the new scheduling model in 2019, when the ACC Network debuts.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State's second scrimmage was just average, coach Jimbo Fisher said. Before camp opened, Fisher talked about the need for the players around Deondre Francois to step up, but Fisher wasn't enthusiastic about the receivers Wednesday. He said right now they have bodies at the position they can throw to but not options. Fisher has been hard on his receivers the last two seasons.

Finebaum critical of Harbaugh after Solomon decommits

Paul Finebaum places blame on U-M football coach Jim Harbaugh for losing recruit Aubrey Solomon, who suddenly decommitted from Michigan.

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN has obtained a copy of this letter, dated July 25, that UConn president Susan Herbst sent Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby expressing the school's "strong interest" in joining the Big 12.

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pullman Police Dept. confirmed that Washington State safety Shalom Luani was arrested early Wednesday morning and booked on second-degree felony assault chargers for allegedly breaking the nose of a 20-year-old man during an altercation at a Dominos Pizza. Luani was all-conference honorable mention in 2015 and finished third on the team with 90 tackles. The arrest comes on the heels of an investigation involving multiple WSU football players for another alleged assault at a house party. Cmdr. Chris Tennant of the Pullman Police Dept. said he hopes that investigation will be wrapped up this week.

Howard still bitter over U-M's loss to MSU

Desmond Howard is not the happiest person in the room when he has to relive Michigan losing to Michigan State in the form of Legos.

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