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2016 Schedule
10-3, 3rd in Pac 12 - North
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3dESPN.com

What's the biggest spring storyline for each top 25 team?

Spring practices are beginning. Whether it's replacing a coach or a quarterback, evaluating a big-name transfer or getting top recruits into the mix, each of our top 25 teams faces uncertainties.

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4dChantel Jennings

Pac-12's strongest position groups: North

We take a way-early look at the top position groups in the Pac-12 North, which sees a tough defense in Washington and offense almost everywhere else.

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The big 3 RBs of the 2017 NFL draft (0:57)

Ted Miller ESPN Senior Writer 

Stanford announced the hiring of Ron Gould as its running backs coach Thursday. Gould spent the past four seasons as head coach at UC Davis after a 16-year tenure on Cal's coaching staff. In his career, Gould has coached C.J. Anderson, Shane Vereen and Marshawn Lynch, Jahvid Best and J.J. Arrington, among others.

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10dDavid Lombardi

Instant impact recruits: Stanford Cardinal

The Cardinal picked up two of the nation's top offensive linemen in Foster Sarell and Walker Little -- a much-needed boost for a unit that struggled.

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11dAdam Rittenberg

The biggest QB battles in college football

Quarterback competitions are a rite of spring, and some of the nation's top programs are searching for starters. Here's an early look at the best battles and who could be starting in the fall.

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11dAdam Rittenberg

Finding college football's next Tom Herman

Although it's difficult to duplicate the meteoric rise of Texas' Tom Herman, some young coaches across college football are poised to be big players in the next coaching carousel.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Christian McCaffrey and DE Solomon Thomas will get plenty of attention at the NFL combine. Stanford will also be represented in Indianapolis by WR Michael Rector and K Conrod Ukropina.

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12dKyle Bonagura

Taking a look at each Pac-12 coach's best team

We revisit each current Pac-12 coach's best squad at any point in his head-coaching career, including Kyle Whittingham's undefeated 2008 Bama-beater.

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12dTodd McShay

McShay's Top 32: Thomas in the top five

Among edge defenders, Myles Garrett and Jonathan Allen have gotten most of the attention so far. But Solomon Thomas' unique blend of speed and power is giving him a quick rise on draft boards.

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13dESPN Insiders

Sizing up Christian McCaffrey as an NFL back

Christian McCaffrey was a triple threat at Stanford, but the NFL is a different game. Here's how an NFL scout and ESPN Insiders size him up.

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What McCaffrey brings to the NFL (1:23)
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Roundtable Discussion: Dealing with Athletes That Protest (8:57)
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19dChantel Jennings

Roundtable: Pac-12's leading rusher in 2017

Christian McCaffrey is off to the NFL, but will the top rusher in the Pac-12 still run for Stanford? Our Pac-12 reporters weigh in.

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Trailer: Black Athletic Roundtable Discussion (2:30)
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21dKyle Bonagura

Post-signing day Pac-12 Power Rankings

With signing day in the books, here's an updated look at how the Pac-12 Power Rankings will shake out in 2017. Did USC stay on top?

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