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Our friend Chris Anderson of EerSports, West Virginia's 247Sports affiliate, took an in depth look at how many true freshmen will see the field for the Mountaineers this season.
The Opening, college football's top recruiting showcase, wrapped a five-day run on Sunday. SB Nation's Bud Elliot spent the week at Nike's campus covering the event, and has put together an All-Opening team of its top performers.
Around The Big 12:
After 10 weeks of ESPN's Big 12 season predictions, the Cowboys and the Sooners will still be vying for control of the Big 12. How will the rest of the conference stack up?
Around The NCAA:
In honor of the start of college football media days, let's take a look back to 2012 where after two days and 10 sessions of SEC Media Days, SB Nation's Steven Godfrey decided to hit a local Walmart, gear up and join the Crimson Tide faithful for a morning.
In this year's Solid Verbal Fantasy College Football Things draft, Dan and Ty select a squad of ongoing storylines and narratives. You read that correctly, they're drafting narratives and doing it with gusto!
Darrell Hazell has won just six games in three years as Purdue head coach, hamstrung by a lack of playmakers and depth. Can a pair of new coordinators and more experience at quarterback lead to marked improvement in West Lafayette? The odds aren't great.
New Rutgers coach Chris Ash takes over a program that peaked a decade ago and has slowly regressed ever since. Ash inherits quite a few interesting pieces, but how long will it take him to rebuild morale and uncover a few more playmakers?
Just as strangely as it began, the Larry Brown era at SMU has ended. Nothing about the marriage between SMU basketball and the Hall of Fame coach has been normal, so we probably should have seen Friday's bizarre divorce coming.
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Dutch smokeshow, and a former contestant on Holland's Next Top Model. CLICK HERE for Sharon Pieksma's Instagram.