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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

College Football Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson is quick with witty commentary when it comes to his sons, Kirk and Collin, playing at their beloved Texas. "I do tell them all the time, everywhere around you at the University of Texas, you have to be careful because there are pictures on the wall of your dad watching you every step of the way," Johnnie Johnson said. "They hate it when I tell them that."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami defensive tackle Pat Bethel believes being a legacy player at Miami means much more. His dad, Randy, won two national championships with the Canes and that tradition is something well understood. "When your father is somebody you look up to, it's easy to see how a kid would be like, 'I want to follow in his footsteps, but that legacy here is a little bit different, and I can tell. I'm not just saying that because I'm here. You may go to wherever and play because your dad played but when you come here and play at the place where your dad played, it's a little different. It's something you can feel."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. has been a lifelong Vols fan thanks to his dad, who played for the team in the 1990s, and is now one of four legacy teammates preparing for the 2017 season. "We all realize it must be a special place if your family members came here and you decided to come here as well," he said. "We were not pressured into it, but decided to play here just because we genuinely wanted to. I think that's something we can all agree on, and that just tells you how special this place is. We all wanted to come here and continue the family legacy and tradition of making Tennessee a better place every day."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA linebacker Kenny Young on how he and others keep quarterback Josh Rosen grounded.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA center Scott Quessenberry on building unity on the offensive line, the only offensive position group that "plays defense."


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35 days until CFB season: Michigan State mounted a 35-point comeback to defeat Northwestern 41-38 on October 21, 2006 after trailing 38-3. It's the largest deficit overcome in FBS history.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon State coach Gary Andersen on what Year 3 under his leadership means for the program.


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Officers and organizers may cancel LaMelo Ball's matchup against Zion Williamson in Las Vegas due to fire code concerns. "We may shut it down," one law enforcement official said.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

People trying to get into the Cashman Center an hour before LaMelo Ball faces Zion Williamson. Organizers have just instructed security to "close the doors" and block anyone else from entering due to fire code concerns. Chaotic scene.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State's Mike Leach on when he first met Lincoln Riley: "I thought he'd eventually be a head coach. Very smart, very aware of all the variables, that type of thing. He was my assistant and right-hand guy for about seven years, and then when we hired him, he was the youngest position coach in the country. ... I'm not surprised he's a head coach. Maybe a little bit of how it unfolded, but I knew he'd eventually be a head coach."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford DT Harrison Phillips has watched last year's loss to Washington at least 30 times. "I don't even know what happened that game, honestly. That's what everyone says but I actually don't know."


Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

2015-2016: Kirk Cousins w/ Jordan Reed on field: 42 TD, 10 INT, 106.4 passer rating w/o Reed: 12 TD, 13 INT, 86.1 rating

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

On Marcus Smith release: if any team claims him off waivers tomorrow, they would be responsible for rest of contract including roster bonus.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Redskins placed following players on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list: S DeAngelo Hall TE Jordan Reed WR Kendal Thompson

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State LB Peyton Pelluer on expectations: "Anything less than a Pac-12 championship would be selling ourselves short. We're no strangers to being overlooked. We kind of like to do our thing, work in the shadows, so to speak."

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

At UFC press conference, Jon Jones declines to answer a question from journalist Luke Thomas, saying, "I don't like you."