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Week 2 panic meter: How worried should struggling programs be?

College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Two weeks in is too soon to panic, right? Not in college football, where slow or shaky starts to seasons send fans into a frenzy. Ohio State on Saturday lost its first regular-season game under third-year coach Ryan Day, and first at home since […]

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Norvell: Noles won’t quit after loss to FCS team

ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. Florida State coach Mike Norvell described his team as “sick to their stomach” after losing to FCS Jacksonville State, and vowed his players would not quit on the season in the face of such a dispiriting loss. During his Monday press conference with […]

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College Football Playoff picks after Week 2

College football’s Week 2 slate didn’t quite provide the punch of Week 1, but the results had a considerable impact on our writers’ playoff picks. The day was filled with close calls and unexpected results, beginning with the Oregon Ducks going on the road to the Horseshoe and upsetting Ohio State, 35-28 in the early […]

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Irked Saban questions Crimson Tide’s ‘intensity’

Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. An obviously frustrated Alabama coach Nick Saban said on Wednesday that his team still has a lot to prove after it beat Miami 44-13 in its season opener last week. Saban harkened back to his “rat poison” comments from 2017 and said the top-ranked […]

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Swings and misses from SP+ and betting spreads in CFB Week 1 games

Bill Connelly is a staff writer for ESPN.com. Books 1, Nerds 0. According to the website Prediction Tracker, sportsbooks betting lines might have just had their best college football opening week ever. Only six of the 47 prediction systems listed there are over .500 against the spread. Week 1 is generally a chance for particularly […]

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Minnesota star RB Ibrahim out for rest of season

College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Minnesota star running back Mohamed Ibrahim will miss the rest of the season after suffering a lower-leg injury in Thursday’s loss to Ohio State. Coach P.J. Fleck said Ibrahim, the Big Ten’s running back of the year and a third-team AP All-America selection in […]