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Spurrier more confident in this year's South Carolina squad

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier is significantly more confident about South Carolina's direction than he was at times last season.

Spurrier acknowledged it was hard to believe in the Gamecocks, particularly with a failing defense that squandered three double-digit leads in the fourth quarter in a disappointing 7-6 season that followed three straight years of 11-2 records.

"At times last year, it was hard to be proud of our team, me included," Spurrier said Wednesday.

Prosecutor: LSU student doesn't want Tiger players charged

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The student in an on-campus apartment break-in involving LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and two teammates has asked prosecutors not to press charges, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore said Wednesday.

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Florida State president warns football team about misconduct

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's president has told the football team that members must start conducting themselves appropriately after two players were charged with punching women.

President John Thrasher said in a statement that he met with the team Monday to reiterate that players' actions must reflect well upon the university. He said a few players' misconduct can damage its reputation.

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Auburn-Oregon set for 2019 opener, 9 years after BCS meeting

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Auburn and Oregon will open the 2019 season at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, nine seasons after meeting in the BCS national championship game.

The matchup on Aug. 31, 2019, was announced Tuesday. It is part of a series of Labor Day weekend season openers at the home of the NFL's Cowboys.