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Top 25 takeaways: the real loss for FSU; same Texas mess

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The anticipation for week one of the college football season can only be surpassed by the overreactions to week one of the college football season. LOL, Tom Herman hype. Sam Darnold and No. 4 Southern California? Overrated. Florida? No quarterback. North Carolina State? Already a disappointment.

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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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Top 25 takeaways: A committee quandary and a Heisman slip

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Ohio State and Penn State are setting up for quite the potential problem for the College Football Playoff selection committee. The second-ranked Buckeyes and No. 8 Nittany Lions each won Saturday, sending Penn State to the Big Ten championship game as East Division winners and Ohio State into wait-and-see mode. Both teams look playoff worthy for now. The other race that changed on rivalry Saturday was the one for the Heisman Trophy. And, oh, Texas and LSU hired new coaches,…

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