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Ben Kercheval comes to Bleacher Report after spending three years with College Football Talk and NBCSports. Having lived in multiple college towns over the years, the collegiate game holds an extra special place in Ben's heart just to the left of the space reserved for Mila Kunis but right below the spot set aside for terrible pop music. Also, he watches "The Bachelor" and, no, he doesn't have a man card for you to take.

You can reach Ben on his Twitter account @BenKercheval.

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  • john cory posted 13 days ago

    john cory

    Congrats Ben, you continue to hold the worst writer position on BR. Ask yourself Ben who had the little stones, Charlie Strong or the chicken sh*t coaches who didn't give their names or confront Charlie. God Ben, in reading many of you post you must be a real small person, so sorry. I guess a good writer could have delved further to talk to coaches in attendance and come up with something but the author has ties to OU that color the article. Have to admit the author got what he wanted you and another boob picked up on it- well done again Ben.


    The boxer Klitschko from Ukraine - pro-American! It supports the new illegal Ukrainian power which came by revolution and overthrow with support of the American politicians! As also Klitschko receives the financial help from America to support this illegal Ukrainian power. This new illegal pro-American government uses the weapon, volley hail systems, tanks and phosphorus-incendiary bombs against peace and unarmed inhabitants! And Klitschko too supports it! PEOPLE, Klitschko - the fascist because it, supports this fascist power which by means of America came to the power in Ukraine! People, tell at home about this boxer Klitschko - he isn't worthy the champion titles and awards! Klitschko - a condom! Кому интересна правда, кто может и не боится рассказать своим друзьям эту правду и кому не безразлична судьба МИРА (от того что происходит на Украине сейчас зависит все равновесие во всем МИРЕ. ) - пишите и спрашивайте:

  • J D posted 34 days ago

    J D

    Don't forget Coach Strong. Was successful at Louisville. Now Texas ?

  • Mr Obvious posted 44 days ago

    Mr Obvious

    UT can't "take back" what they NEVER had! What a joke.. and you actually get paid to write this crap?

  • Southern Patriot posted 99 days ago

    Southern Patriot


    Glad to read your new article about LSU Scheduling PAC schools home and home. They did that with Washington as well in the fairly recent past. Alabama will not do that for obvious reasons. Auburn probably will not do that. Few other schools will.

    Come to South Louisiana, Ben! Let us know when you are coming and we will roll out the red carpet.

  • MackBrown posted 99 days ago


    id advice you look for a new job you're too obviously biased anyways too go that far in this buisness

  • J D posted 101 days ago

    J D

    Dear Ben: thanks for writing some articles from a fresh standpoint. I am have been an avid CFB fan more than 40 years. I wrote Mike and Mike in the morning when NO 1 Ohio State beat undefeated Michigan at the end of the season. The two Mikes argued for a national championship game between Ohio State and Michigan. Luckily for history, The SEC greats and other Ranked Teams nixed that match and both of the aforesaid teams lost in their match to other. Thus I think a 4 team Payoff is a weak but pathetic excuse for a 64 of a more workable 32 Team Playoff.
    I have written several Sports Writers but never seem to get a response.
    Here is letter I wrote last fall:

    If two or four teams from One conference think they are divinely appointed to play in the NC Game and deny all other worthy teams a chance, then it is time for a little March Madness in the world of college football. Lets have a real playoff and call it December Madness.
    Here we go again. College foot ball fans meekly accepting the nonsense put out by the media that a real football playoff of 32 teams is impossible, too burdensome, or takes too much time from class. Basketball does it with 64. College football can easily do it with a 32 team playoff. No more bitter fans screaming my team got left out. Basketball has March Madness. College football needs December Madness.
    Alabama in all its greatness lost a last second stunner. Now they and about 30 or 40 other schools must sit on the sidelines and compete for lesser glory than the NC Title. This is totally unnecessary and listen or read on :
    I thought America had no royalty. Prince William gets to be King of England by doing nothing. He was Born that Way. I think that Alabama is a magnificent machine , a great football team, but it has humans on its team. Humans Err. They are not Gods. No team Deserves the NC Game. You lose . YOU are out. The SEC, a truly powerful conference deserves nothing except what is earned on the battlefield. YOU lose you are out. Three years ago the BCS robbed Oklahoma State the chance to play in the NC. They were 11-1. Alabama was awarded the game against Two loss LSU. Nothing fair about that. But all is not lost. Every team with 0, 1, or 2 or 3 losses can play for the NC Game in a real Playoff. NO BCS. No 4 team playoff. But a 32 Team Playoff can work. Here is how:
    A Simple Guide by J D
    FACT: There are always 13 Saturdays in the 92 days of September thru November
    STEP ONE: Require all teams to finish their 12 GAMES by the END of November. There would be time for ONE OPEN DATE . Or TWO using the LAST SATURDAY in AUGUST. STEP TWO: Have an NCAA selection committee pick the TOP 32 Football Teams: FOUR Divisions would be set up: East, South, Midwest, West. Four Number One Seeds would be chosen in each Division and progressively on down: Number Two through Eight. SEED Number One would play Number Eight, Number Two plays Number Seven and so on.
    STEP THREE: SIXTEEN GAMES would be played ( 32 Chosen Teams) on the First Saturday in December. The SWEET SIXTEEN winners would play on the second Saturday in December. STEP FOUR: The Elite Eight Winners are in the HIGHEST FOUR BOWLS called CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and would be played on New Years Day. STEP FIVE: The FOUR QUARTER FINAL TEAMS play their TWO GAMES on January 8 or later. STEP SIX : THE FINALS: 2 WINNERS would play a week later near January 17 for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. Conclusion: Only FOUR TEAMS would NEED to PLAY past the Holiday Weekend of January the 1st. And the rest of the Teams could go back to their studies and Classes.
    Also: The 30 plus BOWLS are kept . The LOSERS in the FIRST or SECOND Round can PLAY again in any BOWLS but the FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and win and rejoin the Top Twenty five.
    Remember any team losing in the first or second week of the playoffs could still be invited to one of the 30 plus bowls.
    Remember No one in the top 30 to 40 teams will be slighted. If a team or group of teams think they are the best, then let them prove it on the battlefield of Play. One team out of the 32 Teams chosen will win 5 games in a row and be true National Champ.!!!

    Thanks for reading . My main concern is that somewhere, somehow, in my lifetime a real Football Playoff will take place and thrill millions of loyal and deserving fans and also make Millions of dollars for the schools and conferences involved.
    Have fun in your writing and may good luck follow you. JD

  • Adam Kosnitzky posted 190 days ago

    Adam Kosnitzky

    Bortles could shine unless UCF resembles UCONN when they played in this game

  • Pablo Diablo posted 213 days ago

    Pablo  Diablo

    Were you trolling when you wrote the OU osu ref article?

  • J D posted 215 days ago

    J D

    Your articles are clear and well written. Don't let the guys get to you with their not so well mannered and heated attacks. I give you an A.