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After 2 years of ugly offense, Penn State takes new approach
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Two seasons of ugly offense at Penn State had head coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions in need of more than just a change of scheme.
Pick Six: Blanding, Harris, Likely star for struggling teams
Nick Saban likes to tell all his four- and five-star recruits that if Alabama succeeds, all the individual accolades they crave will come with it.
College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney
SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience.
Chasing the dream: Some walk-ons catch it, most quit trying
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Finally, Brad Simpson can call himself a scholarship player at a big-time football school. It's taken him four years, and he's run up student-loan debt into the tens of thousands of dollars. With one season to play, he says his walk-on experience at Nebraska has been worth ever penny.
Ohio State develops messages, images to motivate players
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With all the fervor of a Baptist preacher, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson paces in front of the players and delivers a passionate explanation of "The Edge," the program's latest motivational mantra.
Webb solid in Cal debut, Bears beat Hawaii 51-31 Down Under
SYDNEY (AP) — After three seasons at Texas Tech, quarterback Davis Webb made quite an impression in his first game as a graduate transfer at California.
"Greater" tells story of late Arkansas walk-on Burslworth
In Brandon Burlsworth, the bespectacled former walk-on from Arkansas, former Colts general manager Bill Polian believed he had drafted a player who could be to Indianapolis' offensive line what Peyton Manning was at quarterback.
Pittsburgh RB Conner tops list of notable player comebacks
The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place.
What a pass rush: Garrett, top SEC QB chasers back for more
Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and this year will probably take even more on it.
Pick Six: Strong, Sumlin entering 2016 on coaching hot seat
To consider Les Miles on the dreaded hot seat at LSU entering this season suggests a lot about job security among college football coaches these days — especially those in the Southeastern Conference.
Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason Top 25 college football poll; Clemson is No. 2, then Oklahoma, Florida State, LSU
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason Top 25 college football poll; Clemson is No. 2, then Oklahoma, Florida State, LSU.