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Joel Klatt gets you ready for the 2019 college football season

After a seemingly endless Spring and Summer, it’s finally time once again for the return of college football. The CFB gridiron slate will return this coming weekend, and Joel Klatt is here with a brief, informative primer on the players to get acquainted with before the season begins. The past two years of the NFL Draft have seen a bevy ...

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Ground rules: Run-heavy Air Force looks to get back on track

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Obviously, a second straight 5-7 season didn’t sit well with the Air Force Falcons. Quick for them to point out, though, was this little tidbit: Of the seven losses, five were by eight points or less. “We were right there in a lot of games,” said senior defensive back Jeremy Fejedelem, who led the ...

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Niumatalolo, retooled Navy look for bounce-back season

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In the wake of his worst season Navy’s football coach, Ken Niumatalolo made widespread changes to his standard formula for success. The Midshipmen went 3-10 in 2018, losing to both Army and Air Force. It was their fewest wins 2002 and only their second sub-.500 season since Niumatalolo took over in December 2007. As a result, ...

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Army football looks to keep the good times rolling

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Entering his sixth season at Army, coach Jeff Monken is in a very good place — 29 wins in three seasons and a team that’s driven to keep the excellence going. The Black Knights are coming off an academy-record, 11-win season and their first national ranking — No. 19 — since 1996, so the bar’s ...

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Oklahoma QB Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Hurts has had all the answers since transferring from Alabama in January. One question had the new Oklahoma quarterback stumped. When asked what he does besides football and studying, he paused. “Um. I don’t know,” he said. Football and studying, that pretty much it? “Yeah.” Hurts finally said he calls his friends and writes his ...

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Analysis: Toughest schedule? So. Carolina can make the claim

South Carolina has the type of brutal schedule that could help the Gamecocks be a better team that winds up with a worse record than last year. The Gamecocks host both of the participants in last year’s College Football Playoff championship game: Clemson and Alabama. They also travel to Georgia, the runner-up in the national championship game two years ago. ...

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