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AP Top 25 takeaways: Rock bottom for Butch Jones; Year of RB

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Takeaways, thoughts and takedowns from Week 5 of the college football season. 1. As the fans poured out of Neyland Stadium and Georgia’s fourth-string tailback scored a touchdown , what came to mind was this: When is Tennessee’s off week? Because that would be an opportune time to fire Butch Jones.

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AP Top 25 takeaways: a Texas-USC classic; Nebraska flops

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Any doubts about whether Clemson can win another national title were put to rest and Southern California and Texas played another classic. Before the defending national champions thumped Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and No. 14 Louisville and the Trojans survived the Longhorns on Saturday night, the theme of week three of the college football season was discontentment, especially in Nebraska.

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Irma not stopping Saturday’s Gators vs. Vols rivalry game

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With the welcome news that I-75 north of Gainesville will not close due to the flooding of the Santa Fe River, returning evacuees will now have a clearer path home. Traveling Tennessee Volunteer fans and some Florida Gator fans will also have an easier time getting to The Swamp for Saturday’s game between the two rivals. With U.S. Highways 41 and 27 still closed, a nightmarish detour was averted.

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College football coaches get creative with walk-on rewards

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The camera panned through the crowd inside Kauffman Stadium on a warm, late summer night, jumping from kids to parents to grandparents, all of them wearing their blue and white Kansas City Royals gear. When it stopped on a group of young men seated in the first row of Section 208, a message quickly flashed on the crown-shaped video board in centerfield — and their jaws immediately dropped.

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Alabama, SEC trying to climb back to college football summit

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Alabama and the Southeastern Conference are trying to climb back atop the college football mountain.

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Top 25 takeaways: Vols catch a break; Jackson strikes a pose

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The fifth week of the season was supposed to provide some separation from contenders and pretenders. It certainly did in the Pac-12 North and SEC East. In the ACC Atlantic, just little. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from the first college football weekend in 14 seasons with three games matching top-10 teams: 1. No. 5 Clemson won what could end up being the game of the year, but you can start engraving Lamar Jackson‘s name on the Heisman Trophy. He has…

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Tennessee roars back to end losing streak vs. Gators

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More than 100,000 Tennessee fans were loudly and proudly singing Rocky Top after their 38-28 comeback win against the Florida Gators on Saturday. They may have quietly hummed a few bars of Ding Dong the Witch is Dead. After 11 straight losses to Florida, Tennessee finally walked off the field as a winner. That did not appear to be a likely scenario after the first 30 minutes. For a half, Florida fans were probably practicing their best version of The…

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