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Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

A day after LSU fires Les Miles, Nick Saban calls Miles one of his more respected colleagues. "I kind of hate it that a man wins a national championships, wins two SEC titles and doesn't make it through the season. It is what it is, but I have a tremendous amount of respect for Les Miles and what he was able to accomplish there."

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon landed a commitment from the nation's No. 217 overall prospect, athlete Jaylon Redd. Redd has the ability to play cornerback or receiver in college and gives the Ducks another speedy athlete on that roster. He is the fourth ESPN 300 prospect to commit to Oregon in this class, joining cornerback Deommodore Lenoir, tight end Tre' McKitty and defensive end Langi Tuifua. It's also another recruiting victory in Southern California, as the Ducks now have five commitments from that area.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State LB Chris Worley is feeling a different level of intensity with conference play opening Saturday for the nation's No. 2 team "Big Ten, that's the real deal," Worley said. "There's a lot of good teams coming up. This is one of the best conferences in the country, if not the best right now."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Getting ready for LSU's news conference in Baton Rouge, where Tigers athletics director Joe Alleva will introduce interim coach Ed Orgeron. An LSU official told me Sunday's firing of former coach Les Miles might end up "being the best thing for him and us." He said Miles looked relieved on Sunday after he was told of his dismissal, ending his 12-year tenure at the school. "He looked like the weight of the world had been lifted from his shoulders," the official said. "He looked like he'd slept."

Laura Rutledge @LauraMRutledge

I've thought a lot about Les Miles since his firing & one thing keeps coming to me: he'll be just fine bc he's a great man 1st, coach 2nd.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong said after a week of "self-evaluation," he determined he did not need to make any staff changes. Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford is still running his defense. Strong said he has faith in Bedford and didn't think a coordinator change would accomplish much.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas starting OG Kent Perkins received a one-game suspension for his DWI arrest last week and will receive counseling, perform community service and face further internal discipline. He'll miss the Longhorns' game against Oklahoma State this week.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson co-OC Jeff Scott said they've purposefully rotated on the offensive line so far this year. "There's a price to be paid for experience," Scott said of some of the line's struggles to gel as a result. Scott said it's part of coach Dabo Swinney's philosophy to play anyone who's practice performance dictates playing time.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, whose team sits among just two remaining Big 12 unbeatens, said he considers the Mountaineers a contender for the league title this year: "Yeah, I'd like to think so. I think our team believes that." Holgorsen, as league play opens for his team Saturday against Kansas State, dismisses the Big 12's poor showing in September non-conference games. "The Big 12 is a challenging league. I don't care what their records are. ... It doesn't look any different to me than it ever has been."

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer said no Ohio State players have expressed any plans to protest during the national anthem. "We certainly respect their rights as citizens of this country."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Does Deshaun Watson need to run more to open up Clemson's offense? He has 33 non-sack runs through four games and is averaging just 4.03 yards per rush on those runs (down from 6.2 last year), and he said he's only going to run if the defense allows it.


David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

On North Carolina's final drive to beat Pitt, QB Mitch Trubisky converted three throws on fourth-and-6 or longer. Since at least 2004, no other FBS QB has converted more such throws in the fourth quarter of a one-possession game in an entire season, let alone a single drive.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson was supposed to have the ACC's best offense. Most predictions pegged Florida State's five-star laden defense as the conference's best. Through three games vs. FBS competition, Clemson is 10th in the ACC in scoring and total offense, and FSU's defense is last in scoring and 11th in yards. It's a large enough sample size that it can't be attributed to just slow starts.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis, who was Les Miles' defensive coordinator for six seasons at LSU, told Monday that he sensed toward the end of his tenure that power brokers were plotting to force Miles out as head coach. "It's always sad to see a man and a coach the caliber of Les get pushed out," Chavis said. "He's a Hall of Famer and a legend in the state of Louisiana. I was blessed that he gave me an opportunity to coach at a place like LSU, but I can't say I'm surprised that he's gone. They were trying to fire him when I was there, and I told him so." Chavis saw a similar situation unfold at Tennessee when future Hall of Famer Phillip Fulmer was fired in 2008. Chavis, one of the most respected defensive coordinators in the college game, left LSU for Texas A&M following the 2013 season. He said his issues were never with Miles, but that he didn't trust the LSU administration.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

With No. 3 Louisville headed to No. 5 Clemson on Saturday, the ACC already has multiple Top 10 matchups this season. That has only happened twice previously.

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Marty Smith ESPN 

Just asked Dabo Swinney what he sees when he studies Louisville QB Lamar Jackson: "He's Michael Vick, right-handed." Strong.