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Michael Caulfield

Less than three weeks to go until college football season is underway. Still trying to get going on it. Normally I'd have picked up some stead by now with the start of fall camp, but it's just not happening yet.

Appreciation: Robin Williams, not a faster brain on the planet - San Jose Mercury News

"Good Will Hunting" actor used frantic comedy to push away demons, which apparently never left his brilliant mind.

Robin Williams is gone, dead of an apparent suicide at 63.

So many amazing things he did - so many movies, shows, stand up acts. What a loss. That he took his own life makes it even worse.

I'm sure people had their favorites - stand up routines, lines from movies, or the movies themselves. I couldn't begin to pick just one....

Adam Breneman Out Indefinitely With Undisclosed Injury - Black Shoe Diaries
Sophomore tight end. No timeframe for return or cause of injury was reported.

Ohio State freshman LB Kyle Berger says he's torn his ACL again - Land-Grant Holy Land
According to freshman linebacker Kyle Berger, he's torn his ACL again.

Tyler Johnstone re-tears ACL, will miss all of 2014 - Addicted To Quack
Tyler Johnstone will miss all of the 2014 season after re-tearing his right ACL, an injury he originally suffered in the Alamo Bowl against Texas last December.

Oklahoma Linebacker Frank Shannon Suspended For One Year - Crimson And Cream Machine
The Oklahoma Sooners will be without their returning leading tackler for the 2014 football season. On Monday University President David Boren announced that linebacker Frank Shannon has received a...

B1G Talent Show - Off Tackle Empire
When will the B1G catch up?

The new College Football Hall of Fame, a digital museum with a leather heart - SBNation.com
SB Nation went behind the scenes (and behind those scenes) at Atlanta's College Football Hall of Fame, which opens August 23.

The big 2014 Florida football guide: From beautifully ugly to ugly - SBNation.com
Can a new offensive coordinator and a healthy quarterback cure what ailed Florida in 2013? And with a projection of 7-5, one must start asking how many wins it will take to save the Will Muschamp era.

#AskJameis: Examining the wisdom of the Florida State hashtag campaign - Tomahawk Nation
The good and the bad of Florida State's #AskJameis campaign.

Cat's out of the bag on Mike Nobler, court jester in Bo Pelini’s kingdom - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Huskers
The Huskers' video coordinator keeps coaches and players loose with his bottomless bag of stunts.

Paying players doesn't kill college football, but it doesn't save its video game, either | Polygon

Hardline NCAA partisans, like the Big 12 conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby, will be groaning for a very long time that a landmark federal court decision yesterday will kill all college sports as we...

Allegations against ex-Ohio State marching band director 'absurd,' witness says - ESPN

A witness in the investigation of Ohio State's marching band says it's "absurd" to suggest fired director Jonathan Waters was dismissive of sexual harassment. Waters was fired July 24 after a two-month investigation concluded he knew about but failed to stop a "sexualized culture" of rituals, including students marching partially clad and performing sexually themed stunts that led to sometimes explicit nicknames.

The process of projecting: How college coaches identify recruits - College Football - SI.com
When Dave Doeren took over NC State’s head coaching job in December 2012 following the firing of Tom O’Brien, athletic director Debbie Yow told Doeren that any player who committed to O’Brien’s staff was guaranteed a scholarship if he wanted it. Doeren fired up his computer to see the players he was about to sign. One highlight video immediately intrigued him.

College Football Playoff scenarios: What's the worst that could happen? - College Football - SI.com
Now that the College Football Playoff is actually a real thing, we have to deal with the consequences of the College Football Playoff being an actual, real thing. The BCS seemed like a pretty good idea at the time, and everyone remembers how angry and upset people got over that.

Huskers Ranked Seventh in Preseason Poll - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Nebraska came in at No. 7 in the preseason AVCA Coaches' poll. NU returns all but one starter from last year, when Nebraska went 26-7 with a trip to the NCAA Regional Final and a No. 7 final ranking.

The preseason poll had a Big Ten flare, as seven conference teams earned a spot in the top 25, while Michigan was receiving votes. Six of the top 12 teams in the preseason poll were from the Big Ten Conference. Defending national champion Penn State was picked first, followed by Texas, Stanford, Washington and USC. Wisconsin, the 2013 national runner-up, came in one spot ahead of Nebraska at No. 6, while Purdue was ranked eighth. BYU and Florida, respectively, rounded out the top 10.

Kelsey Robinson is that lone starter. That's one hell of a lone starter to be replacing, but I'm sure the volleyball team will be fine.