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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.


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.


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.


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."

Deshaun Watson's Heisman highlight reel

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson was nominated for the Heisman Trophy last season. Take a look at a few reasons why he's a top candidate for the Heisman in 2016.


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"As you get older, you realize some things are a little more important." A trip to Nick Saban's remote lake house:

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State doesn't even put Dalvin Cook in a non-contact jersey anymore. He's untouchable in practice, often to the defense's dismay. "I got kicked off the field three times last year [as a freshman] just for touching him," defensive end Josh Sweat said. Rookie mistake.