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2 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Projecting College Football QBs Who'll Make a Name for Themselves This Fall

At this time last year, Bryce Petty was barely known outside of Waco, Texas, and two years before that, we didn't know the first thing about a redshirt freshman named Johnny Manziel.

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6 hrs ago | MSNBC

Bowling Green picked to repeat as MAC champions

The Bowling Green Falcons have been picked to repeat as MAC champions, but Terry Bowden 's Akron Zips could be a program on the rise.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Ex-Huskie builds for future at WMU

DETROIT – P.J. Fleck's first season as a collegiate head coach wasn't anything to write home about, as his Western Michigan Broncos struggled to a 1-11 record in an injury-riddled year.

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Daily Chronicle

Schiller gets another NFL shot in St. Louis

Pat Schiller tabled some of the accelerated football jargon on reserve in his brain upon joining his alma mater as an assistant coach last season.

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The Advocate

Babers looks to speed it up at BG this season

Bowling Green coach Dino Babers feels the need for speed. The Falcons' first-year leader -- one of the hottest offensive innovators in college football -- is a movie buff, someone who likes to quote lines from cinematic gems such as "Top Gun" and "Star Wars."

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USA Today

Babers brings speed-oriented offense to MAC favorite Bowling Green

Babers brings speed-oriented offense to MAC favorite Bowling Green Bowling Green coach Dino Babers feels the need for speed.

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ESPN

Rams tweak roster before camp

The St. Louis Rams don't officially begin training camp until Friday, but they took care of a little housekeeping before the veterans join the rookies and they get down to business.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

SFGate

Key camp question: Will rookie be ready for big role?

Last year, the 49ers drafted a defensive back in the first round and hoped he could immediately fill the sizable void left by the departure of a proven veteran.

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The Post-Standard

College football look ahead: Nos. 51-55 (Maryland's B1G...

Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown, who led the Terrapins to a 7-5 record last season, is again expected to start this season as the school plays its first year in the Big Ten.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Frazier: Big scheduling announcement on the horizon

At NIU's annual Chicago Media Day on Monday, Huskies athletic director Sean Frazier said those announcements will include having BCS conference teams visit Huskie Stadium "We'll be rolling something out in the next couple weeks on specific home and home contests with major conferences.

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Daily Chronicle

Durante looks to step up in Ward's absence

Jordan Lynch is now a running back with the Chicago Bears, while Jimmie Ward was a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers back in May. Both leave very big voids for a Huskies team which looks to win its fifth straight MAC West title.

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Hustle Belt

Mac To the Future: Traveling Through Time To Find a Mac National Champion

Through the help of a football time machine I've determined that the just about any MAC Champion from the past 17 years could have sent Les Miles and his 2007 LSU Tigers to the woodshed.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Cleveland.com

Mid-American Conference West Division in need of quarterbacks: MAC Football 2014

Former Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch is one of many familiar names now gone from the Mid-American Conference quarterback ranks.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Northern Illinois ranked No. 38, Huskies aim to build on strong four-year run

The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season.

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WCTV Tallahassee

2014 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Jason Hurst joins the Eyewitness Sports Team as Sports Director after spending the last 4 and half years covering sports in Jackson, MS.

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Chicago Bears

What role will Bass play this year?

Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what role defensive end David Bass could play this season, the training camp schedule and the possibility of Jordan Lynch playing safety.

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Niners Nation

49ers rookies: Best case/worst case for Jimmie Ward

The San Francisco 49ers invested a first round pick in Northern Illinois defensive back Jimmie Ward.

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Hustle Belt

Three Mid-American Conference Players Named To 2014 Doak Walker Award Watch List

While the Mid- American Conference is mostly known for its quarterbacks and coaches, it has been able to produce some dynamic running backs.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Hustle Belt

Painful MAC Memories: Jordan Lynch Leaves Northern Illinois Hanging in Orange Bowl

The Northern Illinois Huskies crashed the 2012 Orange Bowl on the shoulders of Jordan Lynch.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Hustle Belt

Four MAC Receivers On Biletnikoff Award Watch List

The Fred Biletnikoff Award is given to the most outstanding wide receiver in the nation by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation.

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