1. Adjustments USC's Kenny Bigelow Will Have to Make Before Start of College Career

    Five-star defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow is already turning heads at USC's spring practice. The 6'3", 295-pound true freshman enrolled early at USC to get a jump start at moving up on the roster and challenging for playing time this fall...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 6,812 reads 8 comments

  2. Cal Will Have Hard Time Adjusting to Sonny Dykes' New System

    Football in Berkeley, Calif., will look a lot different this fall. It'll be exciting for sure, but excitement isn't always a positive thing in college football—Michigan fans can attest to this...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 1,873 reads 2 comments

  3. Will the 2014 CFB Playoff De-Emphasize the Importance of Polls?

    Every August—and sometimes sooner—major media outlets put out their preseason college football polls. And every year, these polls either fire up fans or become kindling fodder for other fans' fireplaces...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 730 reads 8 comments

  4. How UCLA Is Taking Football to a New Level

    UCLA's J.D. Morgan Center is humming all year long, but this week it surprised some unsuspecting media members...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 4,866 reads 10 comments

  5. Is Swag Ruining or Saving College Football?

    The NCAA calls them student-athletes. Emphasis on student. Yeah, right. Has anyone ever heard a head coach (beside Jim Tressel, of course) refer to one of his players in a post-game ...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 5,066 reads 14 comments

  6. Who's Moving Up USC's Depth Chart with RB Silas Redd out for Spring?

    Starting Trojan running back Silas Redd is out for the rest of spring practice after tearing the meniscus in his left knee, the Los Angeles Times has reported. Redd will undergo surgery and is expected to return to practice in the fall...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 7,171 reads 7 comments

  7. Should NCAA Issue Rule to Prevent Committed Recruits from Taking Other Visits?

    Every February, the strange saga of flipping occurs in college football's world of recruiting. One minute a prospect is committed to one school, the next minute he's signed with another school...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 1,549 reads 8 comments

  8. Building the Perfect College Football Coaching Staff to End SEC Dominance

    If you were a 5-star general in a galaxy far, far away and had your pick of stormtroopers to take on the Death Star, who would you select? Before you start naming all the characters in the bar scene in Star Wars...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 5,920 reads 50 comments

  9. Oklahoma QB Battle Has Taken on a New Twist: Who's Going to Protect Them?

    The Oklahoma Sooners started spring practice with two main areas of concern: rebuilding the defense and replacing quarterback Landry Jones...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 3,635 reads 3 comments

  10. What's the Benefit of Keeping College Football Freshmen from Talking to Media?

    Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt is now free to speak. To the media. Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy has a rule for first-year players: Keep your mouth shut if there's a reporter around...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 1,562 reads 0 comments

  11. Mailbag Q&A: Talking 'Bout Alabama vs Texas A&M, USC and Texas Football

    You've got questions and I have the answers—you just may not like them. Every Thursday is mailbag day and via my twitter account or B/R messaging system, I'll pick the best submitted questions and post them every week...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 994 reads 4 comments

  12. Is Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach's Air Raid Really a Good Idea?

    Washington State head coach Mike Leach is probably one of the quirkiest coaches I have ever talked to but then again, most geniuses are quirky...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 4,972 reads 18 comments

  13. Deconstructing the Texas Defense and How the Longhorns Can Fix It

    It's been five months since Oklahoma's annihilation of Texas in the 2012 Red River Rivalry. A 63-21 spanking doesn't go away quickly, and unfortunately for Longhorn fans, neither does the video of the game...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 4,124 reads 90 comments

  14. Quarterback Chris Riddle: A Division 1 Prospect's Recruitment Journey

    Chris Riddle is in his second year of high school. Normally, that wouldn't raise any eyebrows except for the fact that he's at his third different high school…in two years...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 6,925 reads 0 comments

  15. The Case For and Against Tackling During Spring Football Practice

    While full contact scrimmaging during spring and fall practice is a common occurrence—for at least one team, it has been somewhat of a luxury—the end results can be devastating...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 1,842 reads 12 comments

  16. Social Media to Name a Conference? Sarcasm Aside, it's a Good Idea for Big East

    College football fans, you may finally have your say in something important. According to a CBS Sports report, the Big East—or, rather, what's left of it—is renaming its conference and may want to hear your suggestions...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 1,217 reads 2 comments

  17. The Key Moments from 2012 That Prove Lane Kiffin Shouldn't Call Plays

    USC head coach Lane Kiffin gets a lot of criticism—some of it deserved, some of it not. Part of Kiffin's polarizing image may be due in part to the University of Tennessee's ...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 5,610 reads 26 comments

  18. Charlie Weis Is Poised to Turn Around Kansas Football. No, Really

    It's been a long wait for sure, but head coach Charlie Weis is doing some good stuff—a lot better than his 2012 record indicates. Yes, a 1-11 record stinks, but take a closer look...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 3,748 reads 6 comments

  19. Athlon Says Lane Kiffin Has Hottest Coaching Hot Seat in 2013, and It's Right

    USC's Lane Kiffin has collected another No. 1 ranking to add to his resume. Athlon Sports has deemed Kiffin's hot seat the Mt. Vesuvius of all coaching hot seats...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 8,686 reads 59 comments

  20. Vince Young Shouldn't Be the One to Tell Texas QB David Ash to Chill out

    Vince Young 's number 10 jersey is retired at the University of Texas. Young's performance in the 2006 Rose Bowl BCS Championship game against USC was simply spectacular—his ...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 6,672 reads 36 comments

  21. Does School Promotion of Its Athletes Play a Part in Recruiting?

    A lot of fuss was made over the fact that Notre Dame didn't aggressively promote Manti Te'o 's Heisman campaign last year—turns out that was probably a wise decision...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 449 reads 0 comments

  22. An Improved Washington and Washington State Will Only Make the Pac-12 Stronger

    On August 31, the Washington State Cougars travel to hostile Auburn, Ala. to take on the Auburn Tigers. One of these teams will remain the butt of jokes for the rest of the season—that ...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 2,351 reads 11 comments

  23. Who's Winning the QB Battle to Replace Geno Smith at West Virginia?

    It's time for the new face of West Virginia's offense. Geno Smith will presumably be the first quarterback selected in the 2013 NFL draft, and his absence will be missed at West Virginia...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 5,626 reads 10 comments

  24. Big 12 Spring Football Storylines to Watch

    The smell of the grass is in the air—ahem, fescue and bluegrass—so it's time to wake up from your two-month hibernation and get excited for spring football...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 4,484 reads 24 comments

  25. Pac-12 Spring Football Storylines to Watch

    Spring practice has officially begun in the Pac-12. Over the next four weeks, Pac-12 teams will start scraping off the rust from last season and return to the field to address concerns over last season's performances and fill in holes at key positions...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 3,408 reads 5 comments