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Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn announces that Sean White will be Auburn's starting quarterback Week 1 against Clemson. "All three guys competed at s very high level. I just felt like it was time to name a starter, and Sean won the job."

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly named Stanford starting QB Ryan Burns took the majority of first-team reps at practice today, but David Shaw repeated that Keller Chryst will also play next Friday against Kansas State. "He needs to get his share of reps also," Shaw said. The Cardinal will release their first depth chart on Sunday.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

DB Zach Hoffpauir, who has returned to Stanford after a year of playing pro baseball, discusses how he's back in his element amidst a talented Cardinal secondary on the gridiron.

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Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban said things will change with USC prep beginning tomorrow: "It's time now -- a little bit judgment day -- of who we're going to coach." Still no decision on who starts at QB, though.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst has announced fifth-year senior Bart Houston will be the team's starting quarterback for the season opener against LSU. He beats out redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook, who will be the backup. "I felt like Bart did everything that he needed to do and earned the right to get the start," Chryst said. Houston has appeared in 15 career games, and this will mark his first career start.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin on the depth difference with this year's offense as opposed to recent versions: "At times when you're not deep, the defense can see what you're capable of doing in the first drive, like, 'OK, that's it.' Now, when you're rolling in backups and guys are staying fresh, that's the best part I'm feeling. When the [backups] go in, it's like a different speed and different strengths because they're fresh. In the past, we had players that had to get every rep in practice and every rep in games."

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Devon Allen is back with the Ducks and transitioning from track-shape to football-shape. With how deep the Oregon wide receiver corps are this year it's not necessary for the Ducks to rush him back but he'll certainly be a big boost to the unit when he's ready full go. W

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf tells me it's important for QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. to use "all of the play" this season. "Some of the interceptions had maybe better options," Langsdorf said. "Part of it is not asking the quarterback to do too much or having too many options for the receivers. Being able to say, ‘If we're getting this particular coverage, this guy should be good, and if we get a different look, we've got to move on to another player.'" Armstrong eclipsed 3,000 pass yards last year but also threw 16 interceptions, second most in the FBS.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

The competition at QB is ongoing at Alabama. True freshman Jalen Hurts (2) is making a strong push to play against USC.

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Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama RB coach Burton Burns leads a drill during Thursday's practice. Only two more days of fall camp and then it's game week and on to USC.

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Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

Learned today from CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock that had Lloyd Carr stepped down from the committee before August, he would have been replaced. There is no specific cutoff date, but Hancock wants all committee members at the Aug. meetings held this week. "We want every committee member to have sufficient time to plan," Hancock said.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon WR Devon Allen said people didn't really recognize him too much in Rio, but when he did, it was "Hey! You're the guy that runs track and plays football."

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

The CFP summer meetings have ended and the biggest news is the announcement of the recusals for the season, which are the same as last year for the old committee members but now factor in three new members. Herb Deromedi (Central Michigan), Oregon AD Rob Mullens (can't vote for his Ducks), and Jeff Bower is recused from Southern Miss.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Early on in fall camp Oregon coach Mark Helfrich thought QB Dakota Prukop was being a bit careless with the ball, turning it over too much. But, in the last three weeks, that has improved as Prukop has settled in more.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon running back Royce Freeman was letting the fall camp beard go through most of August. He said that he really hadn't had any time to take care of it, and even if he did, there was no reason since he only saw his teammates. He told me last week that he would shave once he couldn't "look at [himself] in the mirror anymore." Looks like that day finally came.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon DC Brady Hoke wasn't thrilled with how the defense performed in its final scrimmage today. When asked if he wishes the group was further along, he said that's you always want. But the fact that he really wasn't happy with this scrimmage a week out from their season opener isn't a good sign for the Ducks.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

East Carolina athletic director Jeff Compher also sent this letter to the Big 12 claiming ECU "would deliver the entire state of North Carolina" if invited.

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