Imagine having to follow in the footsteps of a Heisman winner like Baker Mayfield, or be the next man up behind a do-it-all back like Saquon Barkley. The guys on this list won't have to wonder.
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Steve and Chris preview the entire Big Ten and Twelve conferences with some help from ESPN CFB analyst Greg McElroy.
- OU QB Murray won't play beyond '18, agent says
- Tide start No. 1 in coaches poll; Buckeyes at 3
- Riley: OU very talented, even without Mayfield
- OU, Riley agree to new 5-year, $25M contract
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The Big 12 is in a tough spot before a single snap has been played: it has only a 29% chance to put a team in the Playoff and a 5% chance to have one of its teams win the national title.
Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence topped the 2018 class and should make an impact immediately, but which other freshmen are in their company?
Though Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley suggested quarterback Kyler Murray could return after this season, Murray's agent told The Athletic that the two-sport athlete would play professional baseball after the 2018 college football season.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
OU coach Lincoln Riley, on a timetable for naming a starting QB:
Alabama received 61 of 65 first-place votes in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll and is followed in the top 5 by Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and Oklahoma.
Signing day for the 2020 class is a long way away, but these programs are already picking up junior class talent.
ESPN Analytics ranked the national championship teams since the BCS era began 20 years ago.
Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham's airport act of kindness was just the tip of his compassionate iceberg. Some stories from those he has affected.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, on the national title game between Alabama-Georgia: "I didn't watch it. I turned on one play early on in the third quarter and I turned it back off. I wasn't ready to watch. I haven't watched it yet." The Sooners lost in overtime in the CFP semifinal to Georgia after building a 17-point lead in the first half.
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley thinks the Sooners could be more talented than last year, even though they lost Baker Mayfield.
The best group of wide receivers in 2018 can be found at Ole Miss, where A.J. Brown isn't the Rebels' only option. Find out which programs fill out our elite group.
Which college football programs have the top running backs for 2018? The best group should be in the Pac-12, where Bryce Love decided to play one more season at Stanford. Here are the top 15.
Any good running game needs a stellar offensive line. Which teams have the best? Start in Wisconsin, where the Badgers' OL opened the way for Jonathan Taylor's big season.
The Opening has moved this year to Texas, where everything is bigger, including this camp that features 11 five-star prospects and 59 other top 100 recruits.
Oklahoma and head football coach Lincoln Riley have agreed to a new five-year, $25 million contract.
Kyler Murray agreed to terms with the A's on Friday that will let him play quarterback at Oklahoma for one more season.
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, selected by the A's in this week's MLB draft, has reached a deal with Oakland that will reportedly guarantee him nearly $5 million.
Kyler Murray, a student-athlete at the University of Oklahoma, is facing a very good dilemma right now.
Kyler Murray has the athleticism to be an All-Star center fielder or the Oklahoma quarterback. Which path will he take?
OU's best candidate to replace a Heisman winner might currently be batting cleanup for the Sooners' baseball team. He spent the weekend playing for both squads.