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Oy, oy captain! Picking captains can give coaches headaches

As college football season approaches teams all over the country are choosing captains, those hard-working, high-character players who set an example for their teammates to follow through both actions and words.

At least that's what coaches are hoping will happen.

Captain selection is yet another thing that worries coaches. Most put it in the hands of the players before the season starts and hope for the best. Some coaches try to eliminate the headache by having weekly captains — or none at all.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Jan 10
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Clemson (60)14-11,5003
2Alabama14-11,4401
3USC10-31,2929
4Washington12-21,2774
5Oklahoma11-21,2527
6Ohio State11-21,2402
7Penn State11-31,1305
8Florida State10-31,10510
9Wisconsin11-31,0328
10Michigan10-31,0016
11Oklahoma State10-392013
12Stanford10-373016
13LSU8-465119
14Florida9-464020
15Western Michigan13-161912
16Virginia Tech10-461018
17Colorado10-458511
18West Virginia10-336814
19South Florida11-235825
20Miami (FL)9-4338-
21Louisville9-427715
22Tennessee9-4253-
23Utah9-4222-
24Auburn8-520617
25San Diego State11-3113-

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Swinney says Bryant likely to open as Clemson quarterback

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says junior Kelly Bryant will likely start at quarterback in the national champion's season opener against Kent State on Sept. 2.

Bryant has competed with freshmen Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson for the starting spot held by All-American Deshaun Watson the past three seasons.