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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Smart says the quarterback situation should sort itself out over the next couple of days. Right now Jacob Eason and Greyson Lambert are taking the most reps. They've out-performed Brice Ramsey of late but Ramsey has done well. Smart adds that he isn't concerned with possibly starting Eason as a true freshman. "I have no reservations about a guy's age. If he's old enough to play, he's old enough to start."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

New Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente announced another classy gesture in continuing Frank Beamer's legacy at the school. Each week, a special teams player will wear Beamer's No. 25 as a tribute to the groundbreaking work he did with that unit during his Virginia Tech career. "When opposing coaches and fans hear the term Hokies, the first thing that pops into many of their minds is blocked punts and big plays in the kicking game," Fuente said. "Coach Beamer revolutionized the college game by putting such a priority on special teams. With his blessing, we'll honor a player every week and pay homage to the tradition of excellence at Virginia Tech."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgia coach Kirby Smart says that Nick Chubb has been cleared to play (knee) against UNC. He added that Chubb won't necessarily be on a "pitch count" this weekend with his carries. Backup Sony Michel (fractured forearm) has been practicing, but "He hasn't been cleared to tackle live." Smart added that Michel's situation is being monitored "day-to-day."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Strong won't announce his decision for the Texas quarterback competition. "I know who we're gonna start," Strong said. "Sunday, we'll see who runs out there." He has said senior Tyrone Swoopes and freshman Shane Buechele will both play against the Irish.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer said he does not agree with the suspension of Ohio State WR Torrance Gibson. The Buckeyes coach said it was not a football program or athletic department decision.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Whole lotta ORs on Georgia's opening depth chart against UNC. Hey it's only Monday ... right?

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson isn't hiding the fact that he's eying the NFL after this season, but he says he's fully focused on winning a national title this year. "If I have a chance to leave, I'll leave," Watson said of the NFL. "But I'm focused on being the best college football player I can right now."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Jesse Ertz will start at quarterback for Kansas State against Stanford Friday. "In all reality," Snyder said, "he's been more consistent than the other two." Ertz, injured on the first play from scrimmage last season, beat out Joe Hubener and Alex Delton.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Snyder says that Jesse Ertz will start at QB for K-State on Friday at Stanford. Ertz won the job last year before suffering a season-ending injury in the opener.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy sees no issue with the prospect of playing as many as five running backs in the opener Saturday, including returning nine-game starter Chris Carson, transfer Barry J. Sanders and true freshman Justice Hill. "If somebody gets hot, they'll stay in," Gundy said. "We're just not sure who that could be at this time."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

After a crazy offseason of awards and attention, Deshaun Watson is finally talking about Kickoff Weekend and Clemson's game vs Auburn. "It's a big time matchup on prime time," Watson said. "It's going to be loud and we're just going to enjoy it."

Cook could make statement for Heisman against Ole Miss

Danny Kanell breaks down what RB Dalvin Cook's workload could be for Florida State and explains how a big game against Ole Miss boosts Cook's Heisman chances.

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Sooners have most to lose in opening weekend

Danny Kanell explains why Oklahoma has the most to lose when they face Houston in the opening weekend of college football.

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State has announced a season-long suspension for touted redshirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson due to a violation of the school's student code of conduct. Gibson was a coveted recruit at quarterback, but since transitioning to wideout, he has yet to make an impact for the Buckeyes -- and his career is now on hold.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Strong added he won't be naming a QB starter before the Notre Dame game.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Teas coach Charlie Strong says he has not decided on a starting QB for Notre Dame yet. The competition is down to Tyrone Swoopes and true freshman Shane Buechele.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's never about me," says Texas coach Charlie Strong in response to the second question of the year on the Big 12 teleconference -- about his job security. Looks like there will be no pleasantries here at the outset of Strong's third season in Austin.

How Watson turned his Georgia hometown orange

The theme in Gainesville, Ga., is red and black, but the city's loyalty changed when hometown hero Deshaun Watson decided to go to Clemson. Dedicated fans

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CFP 101: Everything you need to know

Find the answers to everything you need to know about the College Football Playoff, including who exactly is making the tough decisions and what criteria is used in the process. CFP primer

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Lake house gives Saban time to enjoy family

Alabama football coach Nick Saban uses his time at his lake house to relax and enjoy time with family.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke will start redshirt freshman Daniel Jones at quarterback with starter Thomas Sirk out for the season. Jones impressed coaches during preseason camp and threw two touchdown passes in the team's last scrimmage. Afterward, Coach David Cutcliffe said, "What I saw is he had two or three checks that were outstanding that he didn't make earlier. He had a comfort seeing the field. I know he's extremely talented. He played with poise that you're hoping to see."