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» Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Commodores' offense could be a strength

Missouri hopes to build on late success

A 4-8 record in the 2016 may be nothing to celebrate, even in the Southeastern Conference, but two wins in the final three games gives coach Barry Odom something to build on at Missouri for 2017.

Commodores’ offense could be a strength

Vanderbilt's offenses have generally been horrible for most of the past quarter-century.

Georgia eyes improvement in passing game

The focus for coach Kirby Smart in his second season at Georgia is to make sure his team is considerably more offensive than it was a season ago.

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Demon Deacons ready to build on success

Aggies searching for stronger finish

By the end of August, most folks in Texas long for the latter part of fall, when the fever breaks and a cool breeze can be felt even in a crowded football stadium.

Revamped Vols aim for elusive SEC East title

Butch Jones is known for his somewhat unorthodox outlook toward the way he governs his football team, including the assertion that his Tennessee program is adept at producing players with "five-star hearts" and that they are "champions of life."

Auburn moves forward with Stidham at QB

After two weeks of camp drama, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn picked the quarterback most everybody expected would win the job.

Gamecocks to face early challenges

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp should find out rather quickly if his Gamecocks are going to continue the success they had late in his debut season a year ago.

Ball security a priority for Kentucky quarterbacks

Stephen Johnson might have rescued Kentucky's 2016 season when he took over for injured quarterback Drew Barker, leading the Wildcats to seven wins in their last 11 games.

No. 1 Alabama to lean on talented backfield

Alabama has the consensus No. 1 team in the nation, and the best part of the best team is its backfield.

SEC West edges ACC Atlantic as most talented division

Due in large part to a seven-year reign from 2006 to 2012 in which teams from the Southeastern Conference won the national championship, the SEC is regarded by many as the toughest and most gifted league in college football.

Mississippi State focused on fixing defense

Mississippi State backed into its seventh straight bowl game last season with a 5-7 record, thanks to its high APR score.

West Virginia WR Simms suspended following DUI arrest

West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms has been suspended from the team's season opener following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

Gator goal: get more offensive

Through his first two years at Florida, coach Jim McElwain has won a pair of SEC East titles and recorded 19 victories, including 13 in conference play.

LSU’s Orgeron can lean on run game, defense

LSU will start a season with someone other than Les Miles as its head coach for the first time in 13 years.

Bielema’s blueprint: Run to win at Arkansas

There is no shortage of storylines for the Arkansas Razorbacks as they enter Bret Bielema's fifth season as head coach.

Rebels moving on from noisy offseason

The season-opener on Sept. 2 can't come soon enough for Ole Miss' players.

» Monday, August 14, 2017

Virginia Tech goes with Jackson as starting QB

Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente named redshirt freshman Josh Jackson the Hokies' starting quarterback on Monday.

Stidham to start at QB for Auburn

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Monday that sophomore Jarrett Stidham will be the starting quarterback for the Tigers in their season opener against Georgia Southern on Sept. 2.

Fuente urges right perspective for Hokies

Justin Fuente's successful opening season as Virginia Tech's head coach can be spun two ways.

Defense will be Clemson’s strong suit

Clemson will embark on the 2017 season with a hard-earned but potentially burdensome tag -- defending national champion -- and coach Dabo Swinney doesn't particularly care for the description.

Pitt’s defense will start season short-handed

Pitt had five players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, so the Panthers knew there would be a difficult transition at some positions.

No. 1 quarterback still undetermined for Hurricanes

Miami came out of the spring with no established No. 1 quarterback. After two weeks of fall camp, only one thing has changed.

Demon Deacons ready to build on success

Wake Forest finally realized some of the rewards after a series of rough seasons. Now, the Demon Deacons face the task of pushing further upward.

Demon Deacons ready to build on success

Wake Forest finally realized some of the rewards after a series of rough seasons. Now, the Demon Deacons face the task of pushing further upward.

Legendary former Arkansas coach, AD Broyles dies

Frank Broyles, the legendary coach who brought the University of Arkansas football program to prominence, died Monday. He was 92.

Tar Heels have holes to fill on offense

North Carolina has won 19 games over the last two seasons and pushed then-No. 1 and undefeated Clemson to the max in the 2015 ACC Championship game, but coach Larry Fedora faces a major rebuilding project on offense as he heads into his sixth year in Chapel Hill.

Stacked Seminoles ready for epic opener

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It doesn't get better than Florida State vs. Alabama to start the season.

Louisville, Jackson look for more magic in 2017

Louisville went 9-4 last season with a win over Florida State, and quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy. And yet it didn't quite seem like enough.

Cavaliers pin bounce-back hopes on defense

Optimism quickly turned into gloom last season as the first year of the Bronco Mendenhall era turned sour in the blink of an eye.

QB only missing piece for Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech, with 18 players returning who started games a year ago, could be ready to return to the ACC Championship Game for the first time since 2014.

Wolfpack looks poised for a breakthrough

North Carolina State has been mostly flying under the radar going into the season, but there are reasons to tab the Wolfpack as having Top 25 potential.

Renewed focus might spark Blue Devils

Duke slipped to a 4-8 mark last season after reaching a bowl game in four consecutive seasons, which had represented the best stretch for the Blue Devils in a generation.

Fuente urges right perspective for Hokies

Justin Fuente's successful opening season as Virginia Tech's head coach can be spun two ways.

Orange must get defensive in Babers’ second season

The irony of Dino Babers' first go-round with Syracuse was -- despite an overhaul in rhetoric, scheme and process -- that the Orange had the same record (4-8) as the previous season.

QB battle highlights BC’s fall camp

Darius Wade or Anthony Brown?

» Sunday, August 13, 2017

Florida Gators suspend seven for season-opener

The Florida Gators suspended seven players, including standout wide receiver Antonio Callaway, for their Sept. 2 season-opener against Michigan.

TSX’s preseason Top 25: Things get interesting after Alabama

Alabama is No. 1. It just makes too much sense. Best program, best players, best coach. Yeah, Alabama.

Can South Florida overcome schedule, crash 2018 CFP?

All the ingredients seem to be there for the USF Bulls to have a big season -- the biggest of the program's 21-year history.

» Saturday, August 12, 2017

College football notebook: Clemson’s defensive line dominates scrimmage

Ohio State has a solid counter-argument, but Clemson might have the best defensive line in the country.

» Friday, August 11, 2017

College football notebook: Transfer Lee creating buzz at Nebraska

There is buzz building about Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee, even though he's never thrown a pass for the Cornhuskers.

» Thursday, August 10, 2017

College football notebook: Wisconsin can withstand loss of Cichy

Wisconsin suffered a significant loss this week when senior linebacker Jack Cichy suffered a torn ACL in practice, but the Badgers are equipped to handle a setback at middle linebacker.

Wisconsin LB Cichy tears ACL, out for season

Wisconsin senior linebacker Jack Cichy will miss the upcoming season after tearing his ACL in practice, the team announced Thursday.

Nutt’s lawsuit vs. Ole Miss will move to state court

A U.S. District Court judge in Mississippi dismissed former Ole Miss football head football coach Houston Nutt's civil lawsuit against the university and its board of trustees on Wednesday.

» Wednesday, August 9, 2017

College football notebook: McMaryion to join Fresno St.

Marcus McMaryion, who left Oregon State last week, has announced he will be joining Fresno State this season.

» Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Plenty of freshmen aiming to contribute for USC

USC has any number of true freshmen who can contribute this season, including a few who will help star quarterback Sam Darnold ignite the offense.

Former Syracuse coach MacPherson dies at 86

Former Syracuse coach Dick MacPherson, who revived the program and led the Orange to an undefeated season in 1987, died Tuesday in Syracuse, N.Y. He was 86.

» Monday, August 7, 2017

Report: Former Rutgers LB Liston charged with murder

Former Rutgers linebacker Lester Liston was charged with murder and three other felonies, USA Today reported Monday.

College football notebook: Ohio State DT Hill suspended

Ohio State senior defensive tackle Michael Hill will be suspended for "a few games," coach Urban Meyer said Monday.

Miami C Linder leaves team

Miami senior Nick Linder, who has started 21 games at center over the past two seasons, has decided to sit out this season and transfer, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt said Monday.

» Sunday, August 6, 2017

College football notebook: Iowa loaded at running back

Only one college football team in the country has two running backs who each ran for 1,000 yards last season. That would be Iowa.

» Saturday, August 5, 2017

College football notebook: Penn State’s Barkley to see expanded role

One of the lasting images of the 2016 college football season was Penn State's Saquon Barkley carving through the USC defense, slipping past six would-be tacklers, on his way to a 79-yard touchdown run in the Rose Bowl.

» Friday, August 4, 2017

Louisville secondary looks to tax its foes

The Louisville secondary has one of the best defenders in the country and perhaps the nation's hottest new nickname.

» Thursday, August 3, 2017

College football notebook: Suspended LSU OL Teuhema given release to transer

LSU offensive lineman OL Maea Teuhema is looking for a new home after being indefinitely suspended from the team due to a violation of team rules.

Alabama opens season No. 1 in coaches poll

The Alabama Crimson Tide begin the college football season atop the Top 25 coaches poll for the second straight year.

Rutgers LB Maddox-Williams tears ACL, out for season

Rutgers linebacker Tyreek Maddox-Williams will miss the entire 2017 season after sustaining a torn ACL during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice.

» Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Oklahoma dismisses freshman QB Robison

Oklahoma Sooners freshman quarterback Chris Robison was dismissed from the team following a violation of team rules, coach Lincoln Riley announced Wednesday night.

College football notebook: Florida’s McElwain says QB competition even

The Florida Gators open camp Thursday with much of the focus on their quarterback competition.

Notre Dame legend Parseghian dies at age 94

Former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian has died at the age of 94. He passed away after falling ill from hip surgery complications.

Alabama DL Hand reportedly asleep in car before DUI arrest

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand reportedly was asleep in his parked car and not driving at the time of his DUI arrest over the weekend.

Notre Dame legend Perseghian dies at age 94

Former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian has died at the age of 94. He passed away after falling ill from hip surgery complications. 

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