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Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

WSU practicing for USC. Is their secret weapon to unleash Mothra?!

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Count USC QB as someone who is indifferent to what people do during the playing of the National Anthem: "Whatever anyone chooses to do, it's not up to me to tell them what to do and what not to do. If someone were to stay in the locker room, that's totally cool. If they're my teammate, they're still going to be my teammate and still gonna be my friend. It doesn't really make a difference to me. ... If anyone on my team decides to kneel or stand, it doesn't make a difference to me. I'm going to judge the person for who they are as a person, not for their beliefs politically."

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC WR Deontae Burnett did not practice today (shoulder) and is considered day-to-day according to coach Clay Helton. RB Ronald Jones, who did not play against Cal, returned to practice.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

In the wake of several protests by NFL teams and players over the weekend, USC coach Clay Helton spoke briefly to his team about the climate in the country. "I told them one of the special things about our country is the freedom to speak your mind," Helton said.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

That former Big Ten assistant told me of the locker room situation: "If every school is getting $40 million a year, one thing that should be mandatory is for each site to have a modernized visitor's locker room."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's how a former Big Ten assistant assessed 12 of the visiting locker rooms in the league. It's definitely a problem. Illinois = pathetic. Purdue = pathetic. Nebraska = OK. Wisconsin = OK. Iowa = OK. Michigan = below average. Michigan State = pathetic. Minnesota = nice. Maryland = pathetic. Northwestern = pathetic. Penn State = OK. Ohio State = below average.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford RB Bryce Love has at least one rush for 50 yards in each of his last six games. He is the only Power 5 running back to have a 50-yard rush in six straight games dating back to at least 2004.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Leach on Sunday's NFL protests: After reminding that his team is together in the locker room during the National Anthem, he said that as an American he would always stand for the flag. He also added that he is anxious for a clarification on what exactly players are protesting, that he has never been exactly sure.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State kicker Brandon Ruiz earned Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors after going 3-for-3 on field goals in the Sun Devils' win against Oregon.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford RB Bryce Love was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 263 yards in a win against UCLA on Saturday. Love's 787 rushing yards through four games are the second-most by a FBS player in his team's first four games in the last decade.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC CB Jack Jones was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after intercepting two passes in a 30-20 win against Cal on Saturday.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

WSU running back Jamal Morrow, a SoCal native, is excited - but promises not over-excited - for USC on Friday night. He says he grew up more of a UCLA fan, but admits that, like most kids his age in his hometown, he idolized USC great Reggie Bush.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Purdue defends itself against Jim Harbaugh's comments, while welcoming a league-wide discussion about guidelines for visiting team accommodations. "The after-the-fact concerns expressed by Michigan are somewhat surprising because a member of its football staff conducted a walk-thru of our facilities with our athletics department staff at Ross-Ade Stadium on July 18."

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Washington State's Isaac Dotson on Sunday's NFL protests: "Those guys are standing up for what they believe in. They should have the right to do that. I can't quite say I agree with what the President had to say about it and you can see the backlash that's come from what he had to say. But that's a little bit out of my arena."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State has played two good defenses and lost starting quarterback Deondre Francois. But these numbers are decidedly un-Florida State-like through two games: 72 yards rushing per game; 14 points per game and 316 yards per game – all last in the ACC.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian Wilkins, whose grandfather was shot and killed by police, says Clemson has no regrets about its White House visit or putting politics aside for the purposes of team. "Winning a national championship is such a big thing, such a big honor," he said. "It was politics aside for a lot of us. We knew we'd worked so hard to bring a national championship here, something that hadn't happened in Clemson for 35 years, and we knew the work we put in. So we wanted to experience everything that came with winning a national championship. A lot of guys put their politics aside for a team thing. We all wanted to go an experience it. Guys were happy to go experience it with their teammates because, who knows if you'll ever get that opportunity again, regardless of who is in office.”

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Florida offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort, a freshman from Miami, faces 30 third-degree felony charges in two separate complaints, in which he allegedly used stolen credit card numbers to have food delivered to his dorm and fund his account at UF bookstore.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

State attorney Bill Cervone told ESPN on Monday that the Florida players were using stolen credit card numbers to add money to their university spending accounts, and in some cases the players used the stolen credit card numbers to make direct purchases. "Some of them did it one time, and then some of them have multiple offenses," Cervone said.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

To say Brent Venables thinks highly of Bud Foster would be an understatement.

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David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

FSU associate AD Rob Wilson says the school will consider a makeup game against ULM on ACCCG weekend, if the Seminoles do not win the Atlantic. "We have been in contact with ULM, and we continue to explore options," Wilson said. "Currently that would be our only possible date if we were to make up the game this year. " FSU has started 0-2, and with games left against Wake (4-0), Clemson (4-0), Louisville (3-1), Miami (2-0) and Florida (2-1) among others, finding a way to reschedule the ULM game canceled due to Hurricane Irma could be necessary for bowl eligibility purposes.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Florida star receiver Antonio Callaway and starting tailback Jordan Scarlett are among eight players facing a pair of felony charges as a result of the UF police department's investigation into credit card fraud. Callaway and Scarlett are among seven players facing two third-degree felony counts: fraud/swindle obtaining property under $20,000 and felony fraud/impersonation for using or possessing another person's ID without consent. Defensive lineman Jordan Smith faces three additional ID fraud charges.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

In the wake of the NFL protests over the weekend, Nick Saban said that he isn't in favor of censorship of players. He said it's "painful" to see the lack of unity now but respects everyone's rights to express their beliefs. "Most good things come out of love, respect and compassion and unifying people," he said. "And most bad things come out of hate, dislike and deceit. Hopefully we can focus on the above and not the below."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban says Ole Miss has the best group of receivers they've faced this year. Explosive plays on offense will be a point of emphasis against QB Shea Patterson and Co. "This will be a really challenging game for us in a lot of different ways," Saban said.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban says the Vanderbilt game was probably the best they've played this season. "Everybody who played in the game was the player of the week because they bought in to what we wanted to do," he said.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Tom Herman, on the premise of taking Iowa State lightly: "There are a lot of guys here that were there for 24-0 (in Ames two years ago). There will be zero taking of (Iowa State) lightly."