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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente has the perfect person on staff to give a history lesson about the VT-West Virginia rivalry before their season opener. So he asked defensive coordinator Bud Foster to deliver the message. The two teams last played in 2005, and Foster coached in the last 19 games in the series. "I've always had the utmost respect for West Virginia and that goes back to playing coach (Don) Nehlen," Foster told ESPN.com. "It was always a tough, hard fought football game, a lot of close battles and a lot of great players, too. We have to make sure our kids understand what that is all about."

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Countdown to college football: 8 days! Christian McCaffrey led FBS with eight games of at least 200 all-purpose yards last season. Next closest was Carlos Henderson of Louisiana Tech with six.

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Another Cleveland move tonight (not that anyone will notice): Browns signed DL Brandon Thompson and released DL Desmond Bryant.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin and UCLA announce home-and-home series for 2029 (Rose Bowl) and 2030 (Camp Randall Stadium). The teams have played 11 times, including in the 1994 and 1999 Rose Bowl Games, both won by Wisconsin. UCLA holds a 7-4 edge in the all-time series and is 5-0 in Madison.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin announced a home-and-home series with UCLA for the 2029 and 2030 seasons. The Badgers will travel to UCLA on September 15, 2029 and then host the Bruins at Camp Randall Stadium on September 7, 2030. The announcement comes a little more than a week after Wisconsin announced a series with Notre Dame that will see the two programs play at Lambeau and Soldier Field in 2020 and 2021.

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Countdown to college football: 9 days! Alabama had nine wins over ranked opponents last season, most in a single season in FBS history. Alabama will open its 2017 campaign against third-ranked Florida State.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami coach Mark Richt told reporters in South Florida why Malik Rosier got the nod as the starting QB over Evan Shirreffs, N'Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon: "He did stand out above the rest. It wasn't an unbelievable amount, but it was apparent that he was having the best camp. Evan did extremely well. I felt like there was enough of a difference to feel comfortable that Malik is the guy. The young guys…they got to know what to do and own it for a while before they can really compete at a high level at that position.”