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Michigan Huddle
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RB Mike Hart (20) is the centerpiece of the Michigan attack.
Breaking The Huddle
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on the 2007 season, first-time Division I-A head coaches, Darren McFadden and Peyton Manning are lined up in the initial I-Formation backfield. Ivan Maisel

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From the hogmollies and sack masters to the bands and coeds, Kirk Herbstreit's Herbie Awards celebrate college football's best players, fans and more. See who got some hardware. The Herbies

Insider McShay: Game-breakers Changers | Vote: Awards | Picks
ESPN Video College GameDay: Speed drills | Players to watch

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With inexperience at quarterback and a new scheme on defense, Notre Dame has plenty of question marks this season. Story

Clausen confirms arm surgery | Scouts: Irish recruiting needs Insider
ESPN Video Still a QB guessing game at ND | How many will ND win?
Rittenberg: Ball State's Davis proved mettle at Big House

Sam Keller Live Another Day
An injury and a quarterback controversy forced Sam Keller from Arizona State. He's found new life at Nebraska. Mark Schlabach

Maisel: OU, Murray ready to run | Big 12 predictions | Wrap Insider
Griffin: Cowboys taking aim at title run | Big 12 recruiting needs Insider
Mack Brown ESPN Video | Big 12 preview ESPN Video | Rank 'em: Big 12 | Index

Drew Weatherford and Javarris James Two For The Money
A meager Miami? A floundering Florida State? The ACC needs both schools to win big to garner conference respect. Mark Schlabach

Schlabach: Wright, Freeman vying to be Miami's starting QB
Schlabach: Wake Forest sets bar high for encore | ACC forecasts
Insider Wraps: McShay | Schad | Recruiting needs | Rank 'em: ACC

Brian Brohm, Matt Grothe, Steve Shelton & Ray Rice 070822 Most Improved
The Big East enjoyed a banner year in '06, with three teams ranked in the top 12 and a perfect bowl record. What's next? Ivan Maisel

Maisel: Keys for WVU, 'Cuse | USF QB has 'moxie' | Ray Rice ESPN Video
Forde: UL's family affair Insider | ESPN Video Brian Brohm | Steve Kragthorpe
Insider Wraps: Bruce Feldman | Mel Kiper | Rank 'em: Big East

Jake Long, Chad Henne and Mike Hart Tangled Up In Blue
After suffering late-season disappointment for three straight years, three Michigan seniors return to Ann Arbor determined to finally beat Ohio State and win a bowl game. Mark Schlabach | Wrap Insider

Schlabach: Big Ten at crossroads | Downsized Hill ready to roll
Big Ten: Predictions | Podcast | Wolverines ready? ESPN Video | Vote

Karl Dorrell Shadow Run
After playing second fiddle for years to USC, now is the time for Karl Dorrell and UCLA to take back a share of Los Angeles. Pat Forde

Maisel: Turner ready to shine | Forde: Pac-10 calls ... ESPN Video | Vote
Maisel: USC's RB stable | Moody to leave | Transfers the norm Insider
Mag: DeSean Jackson's identity Insider ... Cover shoot ESPN Video | Vlog ESPN Video

(L-R) Colt Brennan and Ian Johnson Future Shock
Hawaii QB Colt Brennan posted stunning numbers last season. Boise State RB Ian Johnson punctuated the Broncos' magical 2006 season. The two WAC stars are preparing to deliver more surprises in 2007.

Maisel: Brennan working on double major | Don't forget Johnson
Maisel: Five predictions for the Western Athletic Conference

TCU Defensive Line Old School
TCU's swarming defense may be seen as a throwback to a simpler era of college football. But it also could lead the Horned Frogs to Mountain West and BCS glory in 2007. Tim Griffin

Schlabach: Five predictions for the Mountain West in 2007
Rittenberg: USM's Fletcher the new face of C-USA

Nick Saban Double Exposure
The two-dimensional public portrait of Nick Saban depicts a demanding, impatient, volatile and dictatorial figure, but a complete picture of the Alabama coach reveals more. Ivan Maisel

Wrap: Ivan Maisel Insider | Higgins: Gamecocks thinking big in '07
Schlabach: Beast is the East | Five SEC predictions | Preview

Pete Carroll Powerful Stuff
Florida had its run. Or will the Gators' grid guys duplicate the feat of their hoops brethren? One of our Power 16 experts still takes a shine to Florida, but the rest favor USC in 2007. Power 16 InsiderFree

Expert predictions: Bowls | Conferences | Wrap: Schlabach Insider
Games to watch: National | Conference | 2007 Preview index

Darren McFadden The Son Also Rises
Arkansas RB Darren McFadden's overcome some obstacles to emerge as a Heisman Trophy favorite, but turning difficulties into something uplifting has become a family trait. Pat Forde

Heisman Watch: Hog wild | Rank 'em: Your Heisman favorite?
Mom: McFadden to turn pro after '07 | Watch: McFadden ready ESPN Motion

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State Of The Game
If you prefer college football with a Southern flavor, the table is set for a great meal. The recipe for the 2007 season features a generous sprinkling of the SEC, a dash of USC and a pinch of the nation's southernmost team. Ivan Maisel
Schlabach: What's hot and not for 2007
Power 16
Who's No. 1? According to our experts, USC is the team to beat in 2007. No surprise there. But where does WVU rank? What about OU and Florida? The preseason edition of the Power 16 has the answers. Power 16 | The Mag: Previews Insider
2007 Preseason All-America Team
Start with a little speed. Add some size. Mix with a large helping of Trojans and Tigers. Pour in plenty of surprise ingredients. The result?'s preseason All-America team. Ivan Maisel
Coaching Corner
Gaga for gadget plays? Fool for fake kicks? Gung ho for going for it on fourth down? So is the bold breed of high-risk, high-reward coaches who are successfully gambling with gusto. Pat Forde
Hot seat | Rising assistants
Insider McShay: Top position coaches | Coaching climbers
Conference Call
Les Miles fired up his fan base when he called the Pac-10 soft. While the LSU coach's comments weren't completely fair, his overall point was accurate: From top to bottom, the SEC is king. Pat Forde
Best Conference in Bracket
Finals vote: Experts: SEC vs. Pac-10 | SN: Big Ten vs. SEC
Maisel on semis: Pac-10 vs. Big Ten | SEC vs. Big 12
General Practice
No Ordinary Joe
Joe McKnight made his college debut on Monday as the preseason No. 1 Trojans started practice. And USC's top RB prospect didn't disappoint. Bruce Feldman

Rittenberg: Weis, Irish using doubters as motivation
Schlabach: Gators looking for bite on defense
2007 Rules Changes
Clock changes and kickoffs got an overhaul in the offseason. What other rules changes will take effect in 2007? Our experts weigh in.
Kickoffs, timing rules altered
McShay: Extra 'special' teams Insider
Impact of kickoff rule ESPN Video
Joe Tiller: Kickoff changes raise safety issues ESPN Video
College Football Live: Matter of time ESPN Video
2007 College Football Schedules
The countdown to the start of the 2007 season has begun. The ESPN family of networks brings you college football action from across the country each week.
ESPN/ABC TV schedule | Complete Week 1 schedule
2007 College Football Preview
Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook Previews Insider
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