Every walk-on starts out hoping to earn playing time and a scholarship but most end up quitting
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....

Brandon Burlsworth went from walk-on at Arkansas to NFL draft choice by the Indianapolis Colts
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....

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

Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and even more on it
Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and this year will probably take even more on it....

Verne Lundquist recently returned from summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA
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....

Even Les Miles, maybe the most successful coach in LSU history, is not safe from the 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....

Heavy rainfall in Sydney over 12 hours into early Thursday morning forced changes to the practice schedules for California and Hawaii just two days away from their college football season-opener at the Olympic stadium
SYDNEY (AP) -- Heavy rainfall in Sydney over 12 hours into early Thursday morning forced changes to the practice schedules for California and Hawaii just two days away from their college football season-opener at the Olympic stadium....


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