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13-1, 1st in Big Ten - East

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

More insight from attorney Tom Mars on Justin Fields' waiver application to Ohio State: "Irrefutable documentation that has nothing to do with racism was presented to the NCAA in support of OSU's request that Justin Fields be given a waiver. That information wasn't critical of -- and didn't reflect poorly on -- the UGA culture, the UGA administration or staff, any particular student, or the student body. And it certainly didn't reflect poorly on Justin or any member of his family. However, that documentation did provide support for the issuance of a waiver under the NCAA's rules."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Attorney Tom Mars to ESPN about NCAA reviewing guidelines for immediate-eligibility waivers: "If people think the percentage of waivers granted is too high, the number of waivers that have been granted might just be a reflection of how the football coaching staffs are treating their players. It doesn't necessarily mean the NCAA is being too lenient."

Clemson looking like a lock to be best team in the country (1:52)
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5dAdam Rittenberg and Tom VanHaaren

Is the era of CFB free agency upon us?

Players such as Justin Fields embrace the increasing freedom of the transfer portal and a relaxed waiver process, while coaches are increasingly concerned with managing rosters and expectations.

Cain: Fields' eligibility will turn waiver system 'into a joke' (0:47)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement to ESPN from attorney Tom Mars, who assisted Justin Fields with his waiver application: "I'm happy for Justin and his family and all the Buckeyes fans who've been waiting for this decision. Justin's not only a great quarterback. He's also an exceptionally mature and impressive young man. He fully deserved to receive a waiver."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

BREAKING: The NCAA has approved quarterback Justin Fields' waiver application. Fields is eligible to play this fall for Ohio State after transferring from Georgia.

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7dHeather Dinich

Gene Smith stepping down from CFP committee

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith is stepping down from the College Football Playoff selection committee to focus on helping first-year football coach Ryan Day. Smith will be replaced by Iowa athletic director Gary Barta.

Ryan Day has big recruiting shoes to fill (1:52)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State QB Justin Fields says he's hopeful that he'll learn about his 2019 eligibility soon. The former Georgia player said Dwayne Haskins' success last year is a big reason why he came to Columbus, called it "a business decision."

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech flipped ESPN 300 offensive lineman Doug Nester from Ohio State on Tuesday and made it official on Wednesday. The Hokies were able to pull the No. 72 ranked recruit away from the Buckeyes as Nester had been looking at other programs since Urban Meyer announced his retirement. The West Virginia prospect had been considering Penn State as well as Virginia Tech and is now officially signed with the Hokies.

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22dMark Schlabach

College football QB transfer rankings

How will this year's group of transfer quarterbacks affect the 2019 season? It all starts with Jalen Hurts at Oklahoma.

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Biggest concern for each Top 25 team

When will Justin Fields debut at QB for Ohio State? How much turnover can Alabama handle? All of the Top 25 teams have issues to be resolved.

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