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Schlabach: How defense went defunct in college football

Coaches lament that just getting by is the new normal as defenses can no longer be dominant.

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Washington coach won't announce starter against former team (1:52)
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17hMitch Sherman

Could Drew Ott have landed at Nebraska?

Another interesting fact about Iowa's Drew Ott, the returning second-team All-Big Ten defensive end: He could have landed at another Big Ten school.

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Rutgers players dance off for ice cream prize (1:30)
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2hKyle Bonagura

UCLA CB Adams arrested on robbery charges

UCLA junior cornerback Ishmael Adams was arrested for allegedly using force to take a cellphone from an Uber driver in the early-morning hours Sunday, according to the UCLA police department.

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ICYMI: We all dance for ice cream

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood planned an offense vs. defense dance-off, complete with an ice cream prize. Players went all out: The worm -- and a belly -- made an appearance.


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State offensive coordinator Ed Warinner when asked who has caught his eye at wide receiver during training camp: "A former Big Ten Player of the Year is doing well out there. We like him." Big smile on Warinner's face talking about Braxton Miller.

Herbie analyzes ACC's best QB situations

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit says that although Clemson has the best quarterback in the ACC, you can never look past the near-perfect consistency Jimbo Fisher has established at Florida State.

Who's got it best? (Insider)

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There's no place like ... Road games?

We sat down with some of the best players the Big Ten has to offer and listened to their favorite tales of playing on the road, whether it was in Happy Valley or at the Horse Shoe.


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Sophomore QB Jesse Ertz expected to be announced as K-State’s starter today. KSU looks at him as combo of Jake Waters & Collin Klein

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma's depth chart featured a few surprises with WR Jarvis Baxter rising to a starting spot and three true freshmen on the two deep in the secondary. And RB Joe Mixon, despite not being listed at PR or KR, should play a key role as a returner. A lot of unproven talent in Norman.

Is Golson good fit at Florida State?

ESPN's Danny Kanell and Joe Schad break down how FSU's starting QB could fit with his new club. Says Kanell: "Which Everett Golson are we going to get? The dynamic playmaker who can lead a team down the field or the one who was plagued by turnovers last year?"


UCLA CB Ishmael Adams released from jail

Adams, who was released this morning, was arrested for allegedly using force to take a cell phone from an Uber driver. He is set to appear in LA Superior Court on Sept. 22. UCLA released a statement: "We are aware of the situation and continuing to gather information. As this is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time." Story

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Golic: Ohio State knows who its QB will be

The Buckeyes may have said publicly they won't decide who is starting under center until they run onto the field against Virginia Tech, but ESPN's Mike Golic thinks the players already know.


ICYMI: Golson wins Florida State job

Despite transferring from Notre Dame just four months ago, Everett Golson will start at QB for FSU, coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday night. Golson took Notre Dame to the 2012 BCS Championship Game, and now must replace former Seminoles QB Jameis Winston.

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David Ching ESPN Staff Writer 

At a Monday evening press conference, LSU coach Les Miles called it a foregone conclusion that Brandon Harris will start Saturday's opener against McNeese State. Said he told Harris on Saturday.

Memphis suspends six for bowl game fight

Tigers LB Leonard Pegues will sit out for 1 1/2 games, and DE Isadore Outing will sit for one game for their roles in a brawl at the end of last season's Miami Beach Bowl victory over BYU. More suspensions

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UCLA CB Ishmael Adams arrested

Adams was arrested for robbery and is in jail on $100K bail. He allegedly used force to take a cell phone from an Uber driver early Sunday morning. Adams started all 13 games in his last two seasons and recorded two pick-sixes and a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD in '14. Story

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher names Everett Golson his starting quarterback for Texas State. On an offense without many proven commodities, Golson has the big-game experience and gives the Seminoles' offense a few more elements that will benefit a team in transition. Florida State had a player drafted this spring at every offensive position, so there will be a lot placed on Golson's and RB Dalvin Cook's shoulders.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's an extreme rarity: A true freshman Nebraska defender awarded a Blackshirt at the open of his career. LB Dedrick Young said he'll wear the jersey proudly.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Grad transfer quarterbacks now named starters at Oregon (Vernon Adams), Florida State (Everett Golson) and Georgia (Greyson Lambert). Possibly will see another at Michigan (Jake Rudock). This train isn't slowing down. Will only see more QBs look to move on after they get their degrees.

Seminoles to start Golson under center

Less than four months after transferring to Florida State, Everett Golson will start at QB against Texas State. Golson, who beat out Sean Maguire for the starting job, threw for 3,445 yards and 29 TDs last season at Notre Dame.

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Les Miles spent morning in hospital

The visit was precautionary for the LSU coach, who was a "little under the weather," according to athletic director Joe Alleva, who added that Miles would be at practice this afternoon.

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Briles: Ukwuachu story not a distraction

"Honestly, I haven't felt anything," Baylor coach Art Briles said of the fallout from the Sam Ukwuachu ordeal. "The thing about youth that keeps me going is they're so resilient, first and foremost, and forgiving, non-judgmental. ... That part has allowed us to function as normal as possible." Briles speaks


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams was arrested for allegedly using force to take a cell from an Uber driver early Sunday morning, according to the UCLA police department. Adams, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection last season, was charged with robbery and remained in jail on $100,000 bail as of 1:45 p.m., local time Monday.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Texas coach Charlie Strong named junior Tyrone Swoopes his starting QB on Monday. Strong said he's know that would be the plan for several weeks. "He's won over the team," Strong said. The Longhorns still plans to use backup QB Jerrod Heard at some point against Notre Dame on Saturday.