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Dan Wolken covers college football and occasionally other things for @USATODAY. Send news tips, story ideas and requests to dwolken@usatoday.com

Misery Index Week 8: Negativity in Norman

usatoday.com — The knee-jerk thing to do is to call Oklahoma a fraud, to belittle the Sooners for failing to live up to their preseason ranking (again) and to crack jokes about "Big Game Bob" Stoops not winning big games anymore.

Big 12 has depth, but maybe not a Playoff team

usatoday.com — When the College Football Playoff committee meets for the first time next week, it may not have a bigger challenge than figuring out the Big 12. It's clear the Big 12 has legitimate depth, with six quality teams who would stack up pretty well in any power conference.

Spurrier Working to Change the Tone

wltx.com — Steve Spurrier is legendary for using sarcasm to motivate his players, but with South Carolina in the midst of arguably the most disappointing stretch during his decade-long run, he used the Gamecocks' bye week to change the tone. "We're not into tearing down anymore," Spurrier said this week. "We're more into encouraging.

Around college football: Steve Spurrier tries to change the tone

usatoday.com — Steve Spurrier is legendary for using sarcasm to motivate his players, but with South Carolina in the midst of arguably the most disappointing stretch during his decade-long run, he used the Gamecocks' bye week to change the tone. "We're not into tearing down anymore," Spurrier said this week. "We're more into encouraging.

Suspended WR DaVaris Daniels to leave Notre Dame

indystar.com — Receiver DaVaris Daniels, one of the five players suspended by Notre Dame during an inquiry into academic impropriety, is leaving the school, his father Philip Daniels said via Twitter on Tuesday. "Finally after over 4 months my son got an answer! He is done at Notre Dame and will weigh his options for the future!"

Notre Dame WR DaVaris Daniels to transfer after suspension

usatoday.com — Receiver DaVaris Daniels, one of the five players suspended by Notre Dame during an inquiry into academic impropriety, is leaving the school and will likely transfer, his father Philip Daniels said via Twitter on Tuesday. "Finally after over 4 months my son got an answer!

Misery Index Week 7: Gloomy in Gainesville

usatoday.com — Whether Will Muschamp loses his job, last week is going to be remembered at Florida for a long time. Usually, the Misery Index is a lighthearted attempt at addressing some of the issues that come up each weekend in college football, but the situation at Florida is worthy of some serious thought.

After another major win, Mississippi State’s climb to the top continues

sports.usatoday.com — STARKVILLE, Miss. - The people came down as far as they could, stacked one of top of each other, their bodies pressed against the fence that covers the perimeter of Davis Wade Stadium.

No. 6 Mississippi State upsets No. 2 Auburn, flexes candidacy as nation’s best

sports.usatoday.com — THE FALLOUT: Mississippi State, the No. 1 team in the nation? Get ready because it just may happen. The Bulldogs went down to LSU and won at night in Death Valley. They stomped red-hot Texas A&M.

Todd Gurley gets former Newton, Manziel lawyer

firstcoastnews.com — ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia running back Todd Gurley has retained attorney William King of the law firm Lightfoot Franklin & White of Birmingham, Ala., a person with knowledge of the matter told USA TODAY Sports.
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Oct 21, 2014

Michael Sam gets cut at same time Shayne Skov cut from TB and Robert Lester get added to CAR practice squad. So tough to make that league.

Oct 21, 2014

Notre Damew ill play 6 ACC games in 2019 and 2023 but only 4 in 2022 and 2024.

Oct 21, 2014

The ACC just announced its Notre Dame games through 2025. I will not post them here.

Oct 21, 2014

RT @EvanDaniels: I've seen multiple reports that Elijah Thomas is headed to Texas A&M. Not saying that's inaccurate, but staffs haven't bee…

Oct 21, 2014

Very timely for Billy Kennedy, though, given that he is going into his fourth year and never finished above .500 in conference play

Oct 21, 2014

So Texas A&M is going to have the best basketball recruiting class in the country in 2015. Texas A&M. Basketball.

Oct 21, 2014

People acting like it's astrophysics to identify the four best football teams will never stop being funny

Oct 21, 2014

Haha, ok RT @schadjoe: Mike Bellotti not sure a person who hasn’t coached can utilize the “eye test."

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