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After 2 years of ugly offense, Penn State takes new approach
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Two seasons of ugly offense at Penn State had head coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions in need of more than just a change of scheme....

Chasing the dream: Some walk-ons catch it, most quit trying
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Finally, Brad Simpson can call himself a scholarship player at a big-time football school. It's taken him four years, and he's run up student-loan debt into the tens of thousands of dollars. With one season to play, he says his walk-on experience at Nebraska has been worth every penny....

"Greater" tells story of late Arkansas walk-on Burslworth
In Brandon Burlsworth, the bespectacled former walk-on from Arkansas, former Colts general manager Bill Polian believed he had drafted a player who could be to Indianapolis' offensive line what Peyton Manning was at quarterback....

Pittsburgh RB Conner
The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place....

What a pass rush: Garrett, top SEC QB chasers back for more
Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and this year will probably take even more on it....

Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job....

Pick Six: Strong, Sumlin entering 2016 on coaching hot seat
To consider Les Miles on the dreaded hot seat at LSU entering this season suggests a lot about job security among college football coaches these days - especially those in the Southeastern Conference....