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College Football:


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The ho-hum victory over Ball State a week ago was a wakeup call for No. 8 Notre Dame, which doesn't plan to hit the snooze button again for Saturday's visit from Vanderbilt and talented quarterback Kyle Shurmur. "I just think it starts with respecting your opponent and it carries itself into the way you practice," Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly said.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's last game before opening Southeastern Conference competition gives Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano a chance to catch up with his former position coach.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Friday he expects to play both starting quarterback Marcus Mariota and backup Blaine Gabbert in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.


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