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Sarkisian praises emerging talent of young QB Ewers

Sarkisian praises emerging talent of young QB Ewers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Freshman Quinn Ewers was named the starting quarterback at Texas because he’s a talent who can “make all the throws,” Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday. Sarkisian announced last week that Ewers would get the start over Hudson Card in the Sept. 3 season opener against Louisiana-Monroe and presumably a week …

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Vikings trade grades: Minnesota acquires QB Nick Mullens from Raiders, adding new backup behind Kirk Cousins

Vikings trade grades: Minnesota acquires QB Nick Mullens from Raiders, adding new backup behind Kirk Cousins

The Vikings suffered a listless offensive performance in Saturday’s preseason loss to the 49ers, with backup quarterbacks Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion together leading a single scoring drive. Two days later, the team may have a new backup altogether. With final roster cuts looming on Aug. 30, Minnesota has acquired Nick Mullens from the Raiders …

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ACC expert picks 2022: Most overrated and underrated teams, projected order of finish, bold predictions

ACC expert picks 2022: Most overrated and underrated teams, projected order of finish, bold predictions

Spanning six seasons from 2015-20, the ACC came and went each year with little drama. It was simply understood that Clemson was likely going to cruise to the conference title and secure its spot in the College Football Playoff, which it did winning two national championships along the way. The Tigers stumbled last season despite …

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AP preseason All-America team highlighted by Alabama stars

AP preseason All-America team highlighted by Alabama stars

Alabama stars Bryce Young and Will Anderson Jr. are among four players from the top-ranked Crimson Tide selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Joining Young, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, and Anderson, the star pass rusher, were Alabama defensive backs Jordan Battle and Eli Ricks as first-team selections. The AP preseason All-America team presented …

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College Football's Top 15 Defensive Back Units for 2022 - AthlonSports.com

College Football’s Top 15 Defensive Back Units for 2022 – AthlonSports.com

The SEC takes the first three spots in the rankings for college football’s best defensive backfields for the 2022 season. Alabama’s pass defense should be improved this fall, with Georgia and Texas A&M not far behind Nick Saban’s secondary. Iowa ranks No. 4, while we project Ohio State to take a big step forward in …

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Iowa State's Will McDonald IV enters the season as an Associated Press preseason All-American

Iowa State football’s Will McDonald is living up to predictions

AMES — Almost four years ago, Iowa State defensive line coach Eli Rasheed predicted greatness, despite the football player having just three games on his college football resume. “I think he can be one of the most dominant pass rushers in school history,” Rasheed said then. Ya think? Talk about first impressions. Will McDonald IV …

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The Michigan receiver primed for big year with Ronnie Bell back

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When Ronnie Bell went down to injury last season, he put a dent in Michigan’s entire offensive operation. The Wolverines’ No. 1 receiving option was no longer available, and it erased a major down-field threat. And while Jim Harbaugh’s team had a bunch of receivers eager to pick up the slack, …

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