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1307dMel Kiper and Todd McShay

Kiper/McShay: CFB picks, NFL projections

ESPN Insiders Mel Kiper and Todd McShay offer picks for top teams and players, while also projecting the NFL stock and value of the nation's top players.

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1307dPhil Steele

Steele: Picks for non-power conferences

Phil Steele offers up his picks to win the five non-power conferences, including the American Athletic, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt.

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1309dEdward Aschoff

SEC coaches drop Manziel to second team

Despite being the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was not named a first-team member of the coaches' 2013 preseason All-SEC squad Thursday.

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1312dRod Gilmore

Gilmore: The SEC is getting better

ESPN Insider Rod Gilmore believes that this could be the SEC's best college football season in recent memory, but it might hurt the conference's chances at another BCS title.


Law: A&M could sue Manziel autograph brokers

If Johnny Manziel did violate NCAA rules by receiving money for signing autographs, a Texas law could put the people who allegedly paid him at risk of being sued by Texas A&M. staff

Long-shot candidates for national title

Which not-quite-on-the-radar teams could make a sustained push for the national title this season? Travis Haney takes a closer look at five intriguing long-shot BCS title contenders, including Michigan, Texas and USC.

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1321dPhil Steele

Steele: Projections for every bowl game

Phil Steele gives his projected participants for every bowl game for the 2013 season, from the BCS bowls to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

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Ex-QB died of pneumonia, had brain disease

A former college football star who disappeared in the Michigan wilderness during a fishing trip died of pneumonia caused by inhaling his vomit after he became disoriented, possibly because of painkillers combined with having a degenerative brain disease.

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1323dSteve Wulf

NCF: Boise State builds on outsider status

In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview, Steve Wulf writes that of all the schools snubbed by the BCS, Boise State has built an entire program around its outsider status. And the Broncos know the playoffs won't change that.

1324dRory Smith

The Englishman's fear of playing abroad

With that hangdog face, that dolorous estuary accent and the full, luxuriously coiffed head of hair, Glenn Hoddle is tailor-made for a role as an affectionate, if unreliable uncle.

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1324dRyan McGee

NCF: Jadeveon Clowney avoids the spotlight

In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview, Ryan McGee writes about how top-ranked DE Jadeveon Clowney stays out of the spotlight and focuses on his game.

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Broker: Manziel friend halted free signings

A prominent autograph broker on eBay, based in the Southeast, said Nate Fitch approached him last season to let him know that Johnny Manziel would no longer be signing autographs for him without compensation.

1343dGreg Ostendorf

Baylor commit visits the national champs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Back home his friends call him Young Julio, so it only makes sense that ESPN 300 athlete Davion Hall (Texarkana, Ark./Liberty-Eylau) would consider the University of Alabama, home of the original Julio, Julio Jones.


Music City, Gator partner with ACC, Big Ten

The Music City Bowl and Gator Bowl have joined up to pick a school from the Big Ten Conference or Atlantic Coast Conference as one team in their games in a six-year deal starting in 2014.

1346dTed Miller

Oregon, Stanford sniffing first national title

Are two Pac-12 teams the closest programs in the nation to winning their first national title?That's what Athlon Sports asserted after it noted that "The last time a team won a national championship for the first time in program history was 1996 when Florida defeated Florida State in the Sugar Bowl.

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Nebraska developing 10-minute concussion test

If all goes according to Dennis Molfese's plan, the day is coming when a football player who takes a hit to the head will come to the sideline, take off his helmet and slip on an electrode-covered mesh cap.