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  1. ACC Week 1 predictions

    ESPN.com staff

    Why Clemson will win: Defense. It wins championships, right? It will win this game for the Tigers, who led the nation in tackles for loss last season and return every single major contributor to the group. An improved front seven means better results...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. Defining defensive success in the Big 12

    Brandon Chatmon

    When thinking of Baylor and Oklahoma State, defense is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. Yet those two teams featured the Big 12's top defenses in 2013, a main reason they combined for 21 victories and found themselves atop the conference...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. Rice-Notre Dame Preview

    Rice-Notre Dame Preview

    Preview | August 26, 2014
  4. Strong's defense-first recipe will test Big 12

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- We're all a bunch of suckers. We fell for a powerful form of distraction during the first eight months of Charlie Strong's debut year at Texas: The misdirection. We got fixated on changes, some real and many inconsequential: St...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. Big Ten mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to our first game week mailbag of the 2014 season. Man, that feels good to type. Keep the questions flowing, and don't forget to follow me on Twitter at @BennettESPN . Brian Bennett: The strength on defense throughout the league right n...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  6. Video: Clemson DE Vic Beasley

    ESPN.com

    David Hale talks with Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley about the potential of the Tigers' defense, getting past Florida State and South Carolina, and opening against Georgia....

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  7. Preseason All-Big Ten team

    Brian Bennett and Josh Moyer

    There is no official preseason all-conference team in the Big Ten (or official predicted order of finish, etc.). But we here at ESPN.com have got you covered with our preseason all-league picks on offense, defense and special teams. And here they ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  8. Oddball: 3-4 defense catching on in B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Oddball is coming to the Big Ten in 2014. After spreading through the NFL and much of college football, odd defenses -- with three down linemen instead of four -- will be more visible in the Big Ten this season. Three Big Ten teams -- Wisconsin, M...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  9. Q&A: TCU safety Sam Carter

    Brandon Chatmon

    Sam Carter is one of the Big 12's top defenders. The TCU safety has started 25 straight games and has earned second-team All-Big 12 honors twice for the Horned Frogs heading into his senior season. One of the leaders on Gary Patterson's defense, Cart...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  10. Beasley quietly sets standard for Clemson

    David M. Hale

    Two years ago, the Clemson defense was mocked, and Vic Beasley was quiet. He had work to do, playing time to earn. A year ago, the defense was ignored, and Beasley was quiet. He had a job to win, a reputation to build. Now, the Tigers' defense ...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  11. Pac-12: Issue is schedule, not perception

    Ted Miller

    The only thing the Pac-12 has to fear in the new era of the College Football Playoff is itself. Oh, and other conferences gaming the infant system. Whatever negative perceptions formerly were held about the Pac-12 -- finesse, pass-first, defense-o...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  12. Big 12 morning links

    Brandon Chatmon

    Kick off your morning with some beef and a laugh. No, not that kind of beef. It's odd to see Collin Klein and Kansas State assistant coach in the same sentence. We're just a couple years removed from watching Klein destroy Big 12 defenses while l...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  13. Duke Blue Devils LB Kelby Brown out for season with torn ACL

    Andrea Adelson

    Duke linebacker Kelby Brown will miss the season after suffering a torn left ACL during a scrimmage on Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  14. Evans may help overcome loss of Shannon

    Brandon Chatmon

    If Frank Shannon is suspended, the Oklahoma Sooners' defense will head into the 2014 season without its leading returning tackler. The junior linebacker paced the Sooners with 92 tackles in 2013. Yet, it's a little early to say the Sooners' defens...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  15. Balance is the goal for TCU's offense

    Brandon Chatmon

    TCU's new offense is a receiver's dream. "This is the type of offense a receiver wants to be in," Horned Frogs receiver David Porter said. "You get to spread the defense out and get the ball in open spaces." Bragging rights among TCU's skill gu...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  16. Defense key to Oklahoma's title hopes

    Travis Haney

    As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M's kickoff on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, co...

    Blog | August 09, 2014