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  1. JuJu Smith says he'll play some defense in 2015

    Garry Paskwietz

    There wasn't much that JuJu Smith didn't accomplish during his freshman year at USC. He appeared in all 12 games, eventually earning a starting wide receiver spot, and ended the season ranked second on the team with 51 catches for 658 yards and five ...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  2. Bowl game matchups: Boston College vs. Penn State

    Jared Shanker

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Boston College (7-5) vs. Penn State (6-6) Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y. (ESPN) Key matchup: Christian Hackenberg vs. the Boston College pass rush Why it matters: Following a stellar freshman seaso...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Chip Kelly: Marcus Mariota 'most talented' player he coached at O...

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA - Chip Kelly called it. "When he was a freshman, I remarked, 'This kid's going to win the Heisman,'" Kelly said Thursday. "He's a special young man. He's a hell of a football player and he deserves it. He's a special player. He's got ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  4. If confidence is Matt Kalil's issue, he's got plenty of reasons t...

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Matt Kalil was Tyron Smith's backup at right tackle during his redshirt freshman season at USC. By Kalil's sophomore season, he had shifted to left tackle, beating Smith out for the chance to replace Charles Brown. That year, a...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  5. USC Trojans move beyond NCAA sanctions to brighter future beginni...

    Ted Miller

    As USC labored under severe scholarship restrictions, the rest of the Pac-12 has gotten stronger.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2014
  6. Bengals could have hands full with 'beast' Kelvin Benjamin

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- When James Wilder Jr. first arrived at Florida State the summer before his freshman season, he tried to forewarn anyone who would listen. "I was trying to tell everybody he was different," Wilder said, shaking his head. "He" being...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  7. SEC morning links

    Greg Ostendorf

    1. The best game of the weekend might not be Auburn-LSU, but there's no more intriguing storyline than the debut of LSU freshman quarterback Brandon Harris. OK, it's not his debut. He's played in every game this year. But it will be his first start. ...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  8. Bortles brings LB mentality to QB position

    Eric D. Williams

    SAN DIEGO -- Blake Bortles wasn't a quarterback prodigy; he's a football player. The new starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars didn't start playing quarterback until halfway through his freshman year in high school, when no one else wa...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  9. Future is now for Baylor's Hall, Cannon

    Brandon Chatmon

    KD Cannon was caught off guard. "KD!" said Baylor coach Art Briles. "What?" came the response from the freshman receiver. "Go in!" Seconds later, Cannon was on the field in the first game of his collegiate career. What happened next wa...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  10. Ogletree, Caldwell remember 9/11

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Kevin Ogletree was in a freshman English class at Holy Cross High 13 years ago today. There were televisions in every classroom, but Ogletree and the rest of the people in his class didn't need to watch the TV to see what was goin...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  11. QOTW: Lions advice for college freshmen

    Michael Rothstein

    Question of the Week is a weekly feature here in which we take a cross-section of opinions from Detroit Lions players and coaches (and sometimes opponents) about a singular topic. Most of the time, they have nothing to do with football. Have a sugges...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  12. Fournette, LSU will live up to hype

    Travis Haney

    Leonard Fournette is not a freshman. Just keep repeating that to yourself, over and over, though not so loud that people think you're strange. I've spent the past few months working to condition and program myself to this thought. Maybe we shou...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  13. NC State's Jarvis Byrd seizing his last shot

    David M. Hale

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- No one expected Jarvis Byrd to still be here, and so NC State made plans for his jersey. No. 9 never quite fit Byrd, anyway. He was wearing No. 14 when he won a starting job in the Wolfpack's secondary as a true freshman in 2009,...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  14. Houston will be top Group of Five team

    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...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  15. Peterson's wedding: 'Boy, was it beautiful'

    Ben Goessling

    MANKATO, Minn. -- They'd met as freshmen at Oklahoma, the star running back and the pretty girl who eventually would move to Los Angeles to model. Adrian and Ashley Peterson began as friends who liked the same movies, enjoyed the same activities and ...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  16. Top SEC players: Nos. 15-11

    David Ching

    As we get set to open fall camps around the SEC, we're counting down the conference's Top 25 players -- five per day all this week. 15. Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss It's unusual for a true freshman offensive tackle to start in the SEC. And it's ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014