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  1. 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
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  3. Aggies pushing aside distractions ... again

    Edward Aschoff

    HOOVER, Ala. -- In 2012, Kevin Sumlin was dealing with being the new guy on the block at SEC media days. Last year, the Texas A&M Aggies head coach arrived in Hoover with a circus surrounding his starting quarterback. Last week, Sumlin showed up w...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. Hill arrest latest distraction for A&M

    Sam Khan Jr.

    Texas A&M got an unwelcome distraction on Friday when the news of Kenny Hill's arrest broke. Hill, a sophomore quarterback who is part of a three-way competition for the starting job, is suspended indefinitely, per Texas A&M athletic department po...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  5. All quiet on the Miami front this spring

    Andrea Adelson

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- There is a sense of unusual quiet around the University of Miami campus these days. No ongoing investigations. No persistent distractions. No recruiting dilemmas. No speculation about Al Golden's future with the program. Even...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  6. Arrests a distraction at Georgia, Mizzou

    Edward Aschoff

    Oh, the offseason. A time for hype, excitement, and plenty of nervous coaches. The games are months and months away, but coaches are on high alert with the temptations that usually dwindle during the regular season. Right now, Georgia and Missouri...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  7. Video: Gruden's QB Camp with Manziel

    ESPN.com staff

    Former Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel sits down with Jon Gruden to discuss Manziel's determination, off-the-field distractions and nickname "Johnny Football."...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  8. Whitlock - Michael Sam will be a role model, not a distraction

    Jason Whitlock

    Michael Sam's acceptance by his Missouri teammates reflects society and shows that allowing people to live un-closeted lets them reach their potential, Jason Whitlock writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  9. After week of distractions, FSU back to work

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The coaching vacancy at Texas is big news, and Jimbo Fisher is a hot name, so invariably the question was going to come up. After a week of off-field distractions and no on-field practices, Fisher was ready with an answer. "I'...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  10. Florida St.-Florida Preview

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    Preview | November 26, 2013
  11. BCS: Noles close gap on Alabama

    David M. Hale

    Off the field, it was a dizzying week of distractions for No. 2 Florida State, with quarterback Jameis Winston's potential role in an alleged sexual assault the topic of numerous news stories. On the field, however, Florida State's claims to a berth ...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  12. ACC lunchtime links

    Matt Fortuna

    Thank you, veterans. Andre Williams continues to carry Boston College, Jack McCluskey writes on ESPNBoston.com. Duke's 7-2 record is hardly a fluke, Laura Keeley writes in the (Raleigh) News & Observer. FSU is trying to avoid the distractions...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  13. Seminoles watching Ducks, Tide closely

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The mantra is so deeply embedded by now, it's tough to shake. One game at a time, ignore the outside distractions. Florida State's players repeat it again and again. But no matter how often the claims of tunnel vision are repe...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  14. Nick Saban's challenge has been this year's Crimson Tide team, no...

    Chris Low

    Off-field scandals, motivating a team unaccustomed to losing are a bigger distraction than Longhorns job chatter.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  15. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 7

    Chantel Jennings

    There's nothing quite like the road to really show the identity of a team. The best teams know how to turn it all internal, block out the distractions and silence the crowd with a win. Unfortunately for the Big Ten, that's not really happening. ...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  16. South Carolina, Clowney stay focused

    Jeremy Crabtree

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- What distractions? No. 14 South Carolina brushed off two weeks' worth of relentless questions following an injury to star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to pound Arkansas 52-7 Saturday afternoon at Donald W. Reynolds Razorbac...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  17. Washington needs to refocus quickly

    Ted Miller

    The last thing Washington needs is a distraction. The Huskies are playing their best football in a decade, so the dust-up between Stanford coach David Shaw and Washington coach Steve Sarkisian over the Cardinal allegedly faking injuries during their ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013