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Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Penn State coach James Franklin had to say when asked about the Big Ten's statement today saying officials should not have ejected PSU LB Brandon Smith for targeting Saturday:

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Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame safety Drue Tranquill talks about coach Brian Kelly's heavier involvement on defense:

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Did Urban Meyer see Tim Tebow's home run? "I did," Meyer said with a big smile. "Don't bet against him."

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin said he did not "want to go down that road" when asked about the Big Ten's statement earlier today saying officials should not have ejected PSU LB Brandon Smith for targeting Saturday. He said officials told him one thing during the game -- which he reiterated during his post-game remarks -- and another thing later on. He did say he appreciated the statement, however.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State's mantra for this season is front and center in the team meeting room. Urban Meyer's latest motivational trick -- The Edge -- has certainly worked well for the young Buckeyes so far.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Ray Rice, from the Big 12 forum: "I was so concerned with being THE man. Instead of being A man."

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano has been charged with a misdemeanor for failure to obey a traffic device for his part in the crash that included hitting a bicyclist last week. Schiano is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 5 and is facing a $55 fine and $97 in court fees after the collision early last Thursday during Ohio State's bye week. Schiano hasn't missed any work and will be coaching Saturday against his old team, Rutgers.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big 12 forum "Campus Violence – Finding Solutions" is about to begin. Ray Rice one of the panelists.

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big Ten released a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying that officials should not have ejected Penn State LB Brandon Smith for targeting against Michigan:

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

How does DC Vance Bedford adjust expectations for playing defense when Texas has an offense averaging 47 points? Bedford says it's all about two key stats: points per drive and turnovers. The Longhorns rank 9th in the Big 12 and 92nd nationally in points/drive (2.3) and have yet to grab an interception.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas DC Vance Bedford says he takes full responsibly for his defense's problems against Cal. He believes he and Charlie Strong are on the same page about their defense. "There's a trust factor. We've been together now 8 years, I believe. We know we need to get things cleaned up and get some things done, it's just that simple."

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

I have so much work to do but Tennessee-UGA '92 is on ESPN Classic and I'm gonna wait for Heath Shuler on 4th-and-14.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Richt is no stranger to playing Georgia Tech, but he says he's not sure his familiarity with the Yellow Jackets will be much help to the rest of his staff when Miami plays in Atlanta this week.

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