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  1. Video: Built to Perform -- Mason Plumlee

    ESPN.com staff

    On ESPNU's "Katz Korner," Duke forward Mason Plumlee joins Andy Katz to discuss being a player-of-the-year candidate and the injury status of teammate Ryan Kelly....

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  2. Built to Perform: Alabama offensive line

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala -- The hype began before the season had even started. Michigan head coach Brady Hoke watched film of the Alabama offensive line before the season opener and said it was the best he'd seen in college football. Barrett Jones was the def...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  3. Built to Perform: Seminoles' run game

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Before practice Tuesday, James Wilder Jr. settled in to get his first glimpse of Northern Illinois, the upstart opponent that will be Florida State's final adversary of the season in the Discover Orange Bowl two weeks from now. ...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  4. Built to Perform: Texas running game

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The focus might be on Case McCoy and the quarterback position as No. 18 Texas is headed into No. 6 Kansas State. But the onus is on the running game. That's what Texas has to have to win. It's what Texas has had when it has wo...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  5. Built to perform: Greg Mattison's defense

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Greg Mattison stood underneath the stands at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., a season ago and started to well up as he spoke. He couldn't control his emotions any longer, not after what he saw on the field. Since his arriv...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  6. Video: USC's run defense

    ESPN.com staff

    Garry Paskwietz and Jeremy Hogue of WeAreSC explain why the USC defense is built to perform against record-setting UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin....

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  7. Built to Perform: USC run defense

    Garry Paskwietz

    One of the key areas for USC in its upcoming game with UCLA is the ability of the Trojans to stop the Bruins' run game. UCLA runs a no-huddle, spread offense featuring senior tailback Johnathan Franklin, who is among the nation's leading rushers, ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  8. Built to Perform: Georgia LB Jarvis Jones

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    David Ching and Radi Nabulsi of DawgNation explain why Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones -- with his 8.5 sacks -- is built to perform against Auburn....

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  9. Built to Perform: UGA LB Jarvis Jones

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Chad Slade was a starter on an Auburn offensive line that surrendered two sacks to Jarvis Jones a season ago. So many Georgia fans were surprised on Tuesday to see quotes circulating from the Tigers' right guard that lacked the defe...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  10. Video: LSU linebackers built to perform

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    Gary Laney and David Helman of GeauxTigerNation explain why LSU linebacker Kevin Minter is built to perform -- and why he better be -- against No. 1 Alabama's stable of running backs....

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  11. Built to Perform: LSU LB Kevin Minter

    Gary Laney

    For LSU linebacker Kevin Minter, playing behind stars such as Sam Montgomery and Bennie Logan on the Tigers defensive line frees him up for a lot of jarring collisions. "They make it easy," Minter explained, "because blockers can't get to me." ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  12. Built to perform: Ohio State running game

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    Austin Ward from BuckeyeNation explains why Ohio State's running game, led by quarterback Braxton Miller, is built to perform against Purdue....

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  13. Built to Perform: OSU's ground game

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The focal point hasn't changed. Opposing defenses still have to account for Braxton Miller first and foremost to stop Ohio State on the ground, though even with extra attention the sophomore has proven plenty capable of busting b...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  14. Video: Built to Perform -- OU secondary

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    Jake Trotter and Brandon Chatmon from SoonerNation discuss whether the Oklahoma defensive backs, coming off an outstanding performance against Texas Tech, are built to perform against Texas in the Red River Rivalry....

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  15. Built to Perform: Oklahoma's secondary

    Brandon Chatmon

    The play of Oklahoma's secondary could be critical this week. The Sooners face Texas and a power-running Longhorns offense which will be looking to dominate when the two teams meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Stopping the run...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  16. Built to Perform: QB Jeff Driskel

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease couldn't be more pleased with the way sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel has progressed in only three starts. Especially in the area in which young quarterbacks often struggle: pocket ...

    Blog | October 03, 2012