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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.


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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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN has obtained a copy of this letter that East Carolina chancellor Cecil Staton sent Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby expressing the school's "formal expression of interest" in joining the Big 12.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has launched his own app "Coach Gundy." He believes he's the first college football coach in the country to launch his own app.

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