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Michigan pays visit to pope.

Marty Smith reports on Harbaugh and the football team having the opportunity to spend time with the pope on their trip abroad.

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There are absolutely no signs of the College Football Playoff expanding anytime soon. I have asked every member of the CFP management committee - all 10 FBS commissioners and ND AD Jack Swarbrick -- if they they are still in favor of a four-team playoff and the answer was a resounding, unanimous "yes." Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said he is "fully supportive," Swarbrick said "yes, strongly." Another topic you can put to rest is any notion of the Group of 5 splitting off to form its own championship. It's an idea that is scoffed at by the sport's decision-makers. In January, at the national title game, MWC commissioner Craig Thompson told me, "We have no traction in our league at all. I wouldn't say ridiculous, but what's an adjective that's close to that?"

Heather Dinich, ESPN Senior Writer



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ESPN's Aschoff gives officiating a try.

Edward Aschoff takes a break from his reporting duties to be a guest referee at Georgia's spring game.

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  • Guide to spring practice and game schedules

    Spring is in the air, which for college football fans means spring football. Here are the dates for when Power 5 teams start their workouts and play their spring games.

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  • College football's best (and worst) NFL factories

    Ever wonder which college programs produce the best NFL running backs? How about the most long-term starters or the most Pro Bowlers? We dug through data from the past 15 drafts to find out which schools make the grade at the next level.

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