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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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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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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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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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Previewing the Bottom 10 (3:33)
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Kiffin facing USC an underplayed storyline (1:31)
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Cook could make statement for Heisman against Ole Miss (0:54)
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Deshaun Watson's Heisman highlight reel (1:01)

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan WR Jehu Chesson says he's had no setbacks in training camp or mental hurdles to clear after tearing his PCL in January.

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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Adam Amin ESPN College Football 

Can @RunRalphieRun turn '15's mistakes into wins in '16? They bring back the most experienced roster in CU history with 412 combined starts.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

I asked Steve Spurrier today if I was ever going to be writing about him as a new selection committee member for the College Football Playoff. "Doubt it, doubt it," he said. Why? "Well, first you've gotta be asked." True. Spurrier wasn't on the short list in the latest round of replacements but could be in the future. He added he hasn't given it much thought, but likes the CFP and thinks it will eventually expand to eight.

Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Burns surprised many when he beat out Keller Chryst for the starting QB job at Stanford. Coach David Shaw pointed to two mental areas Tuesday where Burns eclipsed Chryst: pre-snap reads and post-snap decision-making. While both 6-foot-5, 230 pounders look the part — and Chryst was the 2015 backup — it shouldn't be surprising that the QB decision at Stanford comes down to brains rather than big arms or mobility.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

I spoke with UC Davis coach Ron Gould yesterday. He said he has been very impressed with the offensive skill positions the Ducks could employ. He joked: "Is there any way you could call Coach Helfrich and have him sit some of those guys down? That young man who just got back from the Olympics. They've got five tailbacks that could all start at other places in the Pac-12 and SEC."

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

When Josh Rosen showed up to UCLA training camp sporting a mustache, it created a surprising amount of online chatter. Such is life for one of college football's fastest rising superstars. On Tuesday, Rosen explained the whole idea behind the mustache was to "make it as terrible as possible."

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford head coach David Shaw said the expectations on running back Christian McCaffrey have never been higher: "It's not that he doesn't notice them, it's that he doesn't care ... I love how steady he is, regardless of what the outside world tries to put on his shoulders because he only carries his own expectations."

Most incredible 'Hail Mary' plays in college football

Take a look back at some of the most remarkable and improbable Hail Mary passes in college football history.

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer doesn't anticipate WR Torrance Gibson leaving the program despite being suspended for the season by Ohio State on Monday. "I believe that is the plan," Meyer said during a Big Ten teleconference. "I've had zero indication he wants to leave."

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre says QB Sefo Liufau (recovering from a Lisfranc fracture from last year) had an outstanding camp and they didn't need to hold him out of any days during fall camp. He called Liufau's recovery "a small miracle." Buffs open the season Friday against Colorado State.

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn knows all about Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. He recruited Watson to Auburn once upon a time. "His strength is when things break down and when they choose to run him. He's an excellent runner. He's got a very good first step, similar to Nick Marshall."

Steve Spurrier never has a dull moment

Former South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier had an innate habit of being entertaining in all facets of his life while coaching the Gamecocks.

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Josh Macri ESPN Radio 

Steve Spurrier with some great stories on the Championship Drive podcast today. Here's a taste. Find the full conversation in the listen tab of the ESPN app.

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Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Thorpe Award winner Desmond King "hasn't missed one snap" this offseason. Ferentz says the senior CB "just loves college football, and that's why he stayed."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State has released its Week 1 depth chart

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

"We always tease him saying, 'You're the worst Chubb,'" NC State's BJ Hill said of teammate Bradley Chubb, cousin of UGA RB Nick Chubb. It's all in jest though. In fact, Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren said that Bradley Chubb could be a Vic Beasley caliber pass rusher this season.

Meyer on Tebow: ‘My gut feeling he gets on a roster’

Urban Meyer talks about Tim Tebow's pursuit of his baseball dream and how he believes Tebow will find his way onto a major league roster.

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Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says the four players who were arrested Aug. 19 that are still on the team -- Te'Von Coney, Kevin Stepherson, Dexter Williams, Ashton White -- will be ready to play for the opener at Texas, but the decision on whether they can play rests in the school's hands. Kelly also said he doesn't know which QB will take the first snap Sunday, but that isn't a concern.