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Think TCU will roll against Minnesota?

Not so fast, or at least that's what ESPN Chalk's Will Harris believes. Among his best ATS bets in Week 1, he's got the Golden Gophers covering against the Big 12 powerhouse. Your best bets (Insider)

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Associate AD takes leave from Minnesota

Mike Ellis has taken voluntary leave after five anonymous complaints against him were uncovered during an independent investigation of former athletic director Norwood Teague. Story

You think you know Jim Harbaugh ...

But ... did you know Harbaugh was hit by a mail truck at age 7 in Iowa? Or that he has the most Twitter followers among college football coaches? Offbeat facts

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Kiper's big board: Lots of Ohio State

First comes Buckeyes DE Joey Bosa at No. 1 and four more OSU players also show up on Mel Kiper Jr.'s big board. Defense-heavy group (Insider)

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Kiper big on South Carolina's Cooper

If there's one player to keep an eye on between the Gamecocks and the Tar Heels, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. says it's SC's Pharoh Cooper.

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Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

You really have to wonder about Rutgers' leadership right now. The tenure of athletic director Julie Hermann has been a comedy of errors, and coach Kyle Flood reportedly didn't listen to the academic staff when directly contacting a professor. If this investigation takes loo long, it's just another strike against RU and its leadership.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood told reporters he expects to coach the Scarlet Knights' game this weekend. "I have no reason to believe I will not be coaching on Saturday," Flood said, according to NJ.com. Rutgers is currently investigating an email Flood allegedly sent to a university professor regarding one of his player's grades to see if the football coach broke any school or NCAA rules by attempting to influence the professor in any way.

TBT: The hit that put Clowney on the map

Forgot about this helmet-popper from the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day 2013? Allow former Gamecock Jadeveon Clowney to remind you.

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Golic's Pac-12 pick? Stanford

Mike & Mike co-host Mike Golic picked a bit of a shocker in the Pac-12, where most favor Oregon or USC this season.

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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Weird dynamic here in Salt Lake City. All the focus nationally is obviously on Jim Harbaugh's debut at Michigan, but it's also probably the biggest nonconference home game in Utah's history. Utes have all the motivation they need as the "forgotten ones."

Urban Meyer: Jones' pain an 8 out of 10

On his radio show this morning, the Ohio State host said he was with QB Cardale Jones this morning, a day after he was rushed to the hospital with a migraine. The coach said Jones would be "limited" in practice today but will throw, adding "He's fine."

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Harbaugh in for long haul at Michigan?

Mike & Mike didn't expect Jim Harbaugh to eschew the NFL for Michigan, but since he did, they expect him to stick around.

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College football: 10 bold predictions

With the new season nearly upon us, it's time to break out the predictions. ACC fans will not be happy with No. 1. ACC shut out, SEC beat up

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ACC, Big Ten have most to gain

It may be only Week 1 of college football season, but the CFP selection committee is always watching. With strength of schedule a key factor in their decisions, a few of the Power 5 conferences have some golden opportunities ahead of them this week. Getting the memo

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Cancer and coaching: A day in the life

John Bonamego is a longtime NFL assistant who finally landed his dream job at his alma mater, Central Michigan. But in mid-June, a little more than four months after being hired, the 52-year-old Bonamego was diagnosed with tonsil cancer. Eyes on the prize

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Urban Meyer gets QB clue from practice

The Ohio State coach has yet to name a starter for Monday's opener, but got a good gauge from Wednesday's practice: "I have an idea who's gonna take the first snap. The favorite? I'm not sure I like that word, but I have a feeling on who's gonna take the first snap."

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Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

What is the county-wide economic impact of the Iowa Hawkeyes? Well, according to a 2014 study by the convention and visitors bureau, Johnson County brings in about $16 million for every Iowa home game. The findings were echoed by the Hawkeyes on Thursday through a news release.

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Ohio State says Cardale Jones was examined last night and later released and is doing fine today.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

A study by the Iowa City Convention and Visitors Bureau finds the economic impact of seven home football games at $110M. Average travel party of 2.4 people spends $706 for a weekend game trip. Hawkeyes open Saturday at home against Illinois State.

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More details on Cardale Jones should be cleared up by Urban Meyer in an hour, but OSU is saying the QB is fine after hospital examination.

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Ohio State confirms that Cardale Jones was examined last night at the hospital, has been released and is "doing fine today."