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Alabama's starting QB will be ... Bateman, Coker or Morris

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's first depth chart of the year doesn't clear up the starting quarterback mystery at all.

The top spot looking at the depth chart is inhabited by Jake Coker/Cooper Bateman/Alec Morris. In other words, one of the above.

Tight end O.J. Howard can't shed much light on the three-man competition either when friends and classmates ask because, "I'm just like them, I don't know."

Riley's won over fans, so now can he win games at Nebraska?

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mike Riley's been coaching for 41 years, including three at the helm of an NFL team. But he has never worked at a place like Nebraska, where football is the biggest point of pride and a 365-day-a-year passion in this state of 1.8 million.

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Patterson: TCU can't worry about living up to No. 2 ranking

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson wants his No. 2 Horned Frogs focused on winning their season opener instead of trying to live up to their highest ranking in the preseason.

"The worst thing that can happen to us is worry that we have to play like a No. 2 team in the country," Patterson said Tuesday. "We only have to worry about that at the end of the season."