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John Franklin became a punchline among FSU players late last year.

Paul Perkins is dull. He remains a beige running back in a Technicolor college football world.

The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mama, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking winners has become a title of a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock: "The 39 Steps." Or is it "Psycho"? I had a good picking year in 2013 because no one mailed me torn-up betting slips from Las Vegas, but this year could be as different as Mike Riley and Bo Pelini. We present the annual worst-to-best:

Paul Chryst is back home.

Two Football Championship Subdivision teams who started the season on opposite ends of the spectrum will meet in Fargo to decide a berth in the FCS championship.

Running back Markell Jones is one of four Purdue recruits expected to enroll early at the school.

New Missouri State coach Dave Steckel has hired four assistant coaches, including offensive coordinator Mario Verduzco and defensive coordinator Marcus Yokeley.

Hunter Lochmann has resigned his position as chief marketing officer of the Michigan athletic department.

Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu hurt a knee in practice this week and his status for the Ducks' playoff game is uncertain, according to a person with knowledge of the injury.

A former Kansas State football player and father of an Oklahoma State player says he was the victim of racial profiling by stadium police at the schools' game in Manhattan on Nov. 1.

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