1. Quarterback/Wide Receiver Combos That Are Bound to Break Out This Season

    With quarterbacks regularly eclipsing 5,000 passing yards, and with wide receivers inching toward 2,000 yards, quarterback/wide receiver combos are trending in college football...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 days ago 18,964 reads 118 comments

  2. The Opening Providing Proof Texas and Oklahoma Are in a Recruiting Slump

    The traditional top teams of the Big 12 should be worried. Recruiting may still be won and lost on national signing day, but it's a 24/7/365 event. Right now, Oklahoma and Texas are falling behind...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 days ago 14,856 reads 157 comments

  3. How Germany 7, Brazil 1 Compares to Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14

    The first five goals in Germany's 7-1 slaughter of Brazil in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal came in a span of less than 20 minutes...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 days ago 6,044 reads 81 comments

  4. 5 Make-or-Break Games for College Football's Perennial Powers in 2014

    The college football season is a long one, but championships often come down to moments. Those moments add up to wins and losses, some of which weigh more heavily than others...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 days ago 13,490 reads 64 comments

  5. 3 Long-Shot National Title Contenders to Put Your Money on

    Last year, Auburn fan Mark Skiba asked his father to put $100 down on the Tigers' 500-1 odds to win the BCS National Championship. With Auburn coming off a 3-9 season with no SEC wins, 500-1 odds may have appeared generous...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 days ago 15,029 reads 59 comments

  6. Does the College Football Playoff Committee Have Too Much Power?

    If there's a constant in college football's changing postseason, it's that there's usually something to gripe about. The old bowl system didn't always put the top two teams against each other, so the BCS was created...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 days ago 3,198 reads 34 comments

  7. Maxwell Award Watch List 2014: Full List and Bleacher Report Favorites

    The start of the 2014 college football season is still nearly two months away, but the preseason watch list releases are in midseason form...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 days ago 41,636 reads 169 comments

  8. Can Bo Pelini Recruit Well Enough to Get Nebraska into College Football Playoff?

    Nebraska's last championship in football came in 1997—one year before the start of the BCS —when the Cornhuskers laid a whooping on Tennessee in the Orange Bowl, 42-17...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 10 days ago 5,707 reads 30 comments

  9. How Dorial Green-Beckham Impacts Oklahoma's Offense

    The " marginal interest " between Oklahoma and former standout Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham , as first reported by Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman , turned out to be far more than marginal after all...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 10 days ago 26,931 reads 217 comments

  10. Is 4-Star Tyler Petite's Verbal to Duke over USC Starting a Trend or Aberration?

    Stating the obvious is a good place to start because it is, if nothing else, a necessary reminder: Duke's David Cutcliffe is doing as good a job as any head coach in college football...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 10 days ago 5,219 reads 23 comments

  11. 10 College Football Players Who Can Best Help Their NFL Draft Status in 2014

    The 2015 NFL draft is nearly a year away. Naturally, now's the time to start talking about who could help their draft stock next spring. America's out of the World Cup. What else are we to do? These are indeed trying times...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 days ago 16,176 reads 22 comments

  12. What Programs Like USC and Texas Can Learn from Oklahoma's New Uniforms

    Safety isn't guaranteed for tradition. Not even a little bit. Oklahoma, one of college football's perennial powerhouses, has had a classic uniform that went hand-in-hand with those of Texas, USC, Penn State and Alabama...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 days ago 23,617 reads 173 comments

  13. What Jameis Winston's Reported Insurance Policy Means for His NFL Plans

    Whether Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston declares for the NFL draft in about seven months remains to be seen. But the Heisman Trophy winner has shown he's at least thinking about the future...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 12 days ago 6,902 reads 8 comments

  14. Bleacher Report's Complete Guide to July 1 Conference Realignment

    Tuesday, July 1 marks another round of conference-realignment musical chairs. Maryland and Rutgers will head to the Big Ten, Louisville will go to the ACC and a swarm of other "Group of Five" schools will shuffle among conferences...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 13 days ago 57,651 reads 48 comments

  15. Why Devin Gardner Should Be Michigan's Starting Quarterback in 2014

    Michigan's critical 2014 season doesn't rest solely on its quarterback, but it's a major storyline nonetheless. That said, head coach Brady Hoke wants to eliminate that story as soon as possible...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 13 days ago 7,433 reads 65 comments

  16. USC Football: What Trojans Need from Freshman Adoree' Jackson in 2014

    One of the most versatile and touted recruits of 2014, Adoree' Jackson , made first-year USC coach Steve Sarkisian very happy...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 16 days ago 6,700 reads 16 comments

  17. 2014 Is Crucial Season for Kevin Sumlin to Further Seize the State of Texas

    Everything is coming up Milhouse for Texas A&M. It's head coach Kevin Sumlin 's job to make sure it doesn't go back down...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 16 days ago 12,332 reads 320 comments

  18. 10 Upcoming College Football Home-and-Home Series We Can't Wait to Watch

    In the end, all any fan really wants is something fun to watch. Georgia and Notre Dame put pen to paper on Wednesday, officially scheduling a home-and-home series in 2017 and '19...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 17 days ago 90,111 reads 864 comments

  19. Raise Puts Bob Stoops over $5 Million Mark, Why He Is Worth Every Penny

    While athletes are fighting just to get a piece of the revenue pie, coaching salaries in college football are only getting higher. The latest coach to land a raise is Oklahoma's Bob Stoops ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 18 days ago 23,723 reads 118 comments

  20. 3 Things Standing Between Oklahoma and a Trip to College Football Playoff

    The Sugar high for Oklahoma hasn't worn off yet. Nearly six months after beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, the vibe around the Sooners is still College Football Playoff or bust...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 18 days ago 4,296 reads 13 comments

  21. 5 Nonconference Games That Will Make or Break College Football Playoff Chances

    Hopefully, strength of schedule will be a heavily weighted factor in determining which four teams are selected to the first College Football Playoff...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 25 days ago 17,810 reads 109 comments

  22. Biggest Remaining Challenge Each Big Ten Coach Faces This Offseason

    The dog days of summer are upon us. That means summer workouts and filling out rosters with incoming freshmen. It also means it's time to assess the biggest question marks facing teams before the start of preseason camp...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 25 days ago 9,867 reads 30 comments

  23. What Michigan Can Learn from Alabama's Return to Football Glory

    The score was 41-14, but it felt so much more like every gruesome death scene from Game of Thrones . It wasn't just that Alabama clubbed Michigan to start the 2012 season...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 26 days ago 7,015 reads 30 comments

  24. Can Jake Heaps Make Miami an ACC Contender in 2014?

    The old college try is now the old graduate student try. That's how you can sum up Jake Heaps' college career to date. Heaps left high school in 2010 as a touted 4-star recruit on 247Sports...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 27 days ago 20,740 reads 47 comments

  25. Does Former 4-Star QB Hayden Rettig Have What It Takes to Elevate Rutgers?

    Hayden Rettig didn't sign with Rutgers out of high school, but he's the highest-rated quarterback "commit" for the Scarlet Knights since Tom Savage...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 30 days ago 7,084 reads 10 comments