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The 10 toughest college football schedules in 2016

USC is No. 1 ... in schedule strength. But should the Trojans and the rest of the teams on this list consider their ranking a blessing or a curse?

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Coach 'em up: The future head coach on each top 25 team

Many players are described as coaches on the field. The players on our top 25 teams have the leadership skills, mental makeup and some even have the bloodlines to one day be head coaches.

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9hEdward Aschoff

2016 NFL draft superlatives in the SEC

The SEC was one of the biggest winners of the NFL draft, but who were some of the winning draft picks? Who surprised, who went too high or too low?

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End game for satellite camps? Look to Jim Delany for insight

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany generally stays out of the spotlight, but that doesn't mean he didn't have a big impact on the satellite camps ruling. In fact, if you want to know what might happen next, just listen to what Delany's preached in the past.

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We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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Study: Concussed youth players return sooner

A new study found that younger football players are more likely than those in high school and college to return less than a day after they suffer concussions.

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Which CFB team has the brightest QB future?

How well-stocked are programs at QB? Evaluating current depth charts and recruiting and development efforts, here are the teams with the strongest outlook over a three-year period.

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Does college football need a commissioner?

College football's efforts to tackle big issues have made Congress look cohesive. With frustration levels at new highs, we explore whether it's time for a commish and offer a list of candidates.

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4dChantel Jennings

Oregon to sport special unis for spring game

The Ducks will sport two different uniforms, both honoring the 100th anniversary of Oregon's first Rose Bowl team, in their spring scrimmage Saturday.

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4dMitch Sherman

Why Desmond King chose Iowa over the NFL

It took 15 minutes for Desmond King to decide he couldn't leave Iowa for the NFL. It's what his brother would have wanted, and family comes first. Plus, he promised his mom a yellow rose.

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong said despite true freshman Shane Buechele's banner performance in the spring game, the Longhorns "still have a battle at the quarterback position." But, Strong added he'd like to name a starter "as soon as possible" after fall camp begins, since Texas opens with Notre Dame. Buechele is battling incumbents Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard for the starting job.

Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

While Pac-12 officiating is notoriously in the news in a bad way, it's not leading the Pac-12 meetings. That said, it was a chief topic Tuesday, though apparently not a very heated one. "They did a nice job of showing the numbers, where they compared to other conferences," USC coach Clay Helton said. "It was pretty status quo — pretty even across the board." Good news was, for example, the Pac-12 had fewer pass interference/holding calls last year. But taking a chapter from the NFL — the "No Fun League" — there apparently will be a big emphasis on trammeling attempts at personal style — untucked jerseys, excessive face paint, writing on tape, etc.

The Could-Have-Beens

ESPN presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more. Unfulfilled potential

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor coach Art Briles said he expects QB Seth Russell to be completely cleared for contact around the first of June. Russell suffered a season-ending neck injury in October last season.

Players now, coaches later?

Many players are described as coaches on the field. The college football players on our top 25 teams have the leadership skills, mental makeup and some even have the bloodlines to one day be head coaches. Future head coaches

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We're No. 1! ... in 2016 schedule difficulty

This is the most important preseason ranking you'll read: ESPN Stats & Information has ranked the toughest schedules in 2016. Should these 10 teams consider their ranking a blessing or a curse? 10 toughest schedules in 2016

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Undrafted player makes emotional speech

Former Oklahoma LB Eric Striker gave a heartfelt speech to his family and friends who came out to support him during the third day of the NFL draft. He signed a free-agent contract with the Bills following the draft.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby reiterated if the league does nothing this spring/summer, "we'll fall behind the SEC and the Big Ten. We still may be every bit as competitive as we are today, but we'll fall behind financially."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Bob Bowlsby said that current TV agreements require the league play 9 conference games. However Bowlsby added that if the league expanded those requirements could be "renegotiated."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the data from the consulting firm the league hired shows that having 12 teams with an eight-game conference schedule and a championship game is the best league model for reaching the CFP. The Big 12 currently has 10 teams with a nine-game conference schedule and no championship game.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Here in Phoenix for the Big 12 spring meeting with athletic directors and football coaches. Topics of a champion game and expansion are sure to come up.