1. Texas Football: Longhorns' Most Indispensable Players for 2015

    Year two for head coach Charlie Strong at Texas will be pivotal. Even that might be an understatement. On one hand, the Longhorns lose several of the key playmakers who led the team to a bowl game last season...

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  2. Notre Dame Football: Irish's Most Indispensable Players for 2015

    Notre Dame is once again in the conversation for a College Football Playoff spot. However, the Irish hope to actually make good on those expectations, unlike last year when they started 6-0 and lost five of their final six regular-season games...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 14 hours ago 3,398 reads 9 comments

  3. B/R 5th Down: Texas A&M Trash-Talks Bama with Shirts, Nick Chubb Dunks

    Editor's Note: The 5th Down captures the top social college football stories of the week. Because the long, grueling offseason is underway, we'll focus on things that make us laugh, think or maybe cry, but mostly laugh...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 day ago 13,909 reads 33 comments

  4. Assistant Coaches Quietly Dominating College Football Recruiting Trail

    Summertime is a crucial recruiting period —not just because there are a plethora of camps but also because this is the time when relationships between coaches and recruits can really take off...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 days ago 47,300 reads 52 comments

  5. Notre Dame Football: Most Important Player at Each Position

    Stop us if you've heard this before, but Notre Dame might actually be really good this season. We're talking about a possible playoff contender. (Stop laughing. Seriously. We mean it...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 days ago 8,745 reads 21 comments

  6. 2015 College Football QBs with the Strongest Arms

    Having a strong arm isn't the most important part of being a quarterback, but it is a luxury. Sometimes, there's nothing more beautiful than watching a quarterback spin it 50 or 60-plus yards downfield...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 days ago 84,162 reads 141 comments

  7. If Big 12 Expands, Which Teams Should Be Added?

    And here we go. Again. About two weeks removed from the five-year anniversary of realignment-palooza, Oklahoma president David Boren took a match to the college football offseason and lit the whole thing on fire...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 days ago 6,427 reads 5 comments

  8. Best College Football Coaches Under Age of 40

    Coaching is a profession of paying dues and working hard, long hours. It can take years—decades—before someone can climb to head coaching status...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 days ago 54,130 reads 49 comments

  9. Best Offensive Coordinators in College Football

    Offense gets all the attention in college football, but actually compiling a list of the best offensive coordinators is actually a tad more complicated than you'd think. Basically, there's not one defined set of responsibilities from one OC to another...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 days ago 35,755 reads 72 comments

  10. B/R 5th Down: Texas, Alabama Help Their Community, Urban Meyer's Basement Floods

    Editor's Note: The 5th Down captures the top social college football stories of the week. Because the long, grueling offseason is underway, we'll focus on things that make us laugh, think or maybe cry, but mostly laugh...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 days ago 17,908 reads 20 comments

  11. Odds Jim Harbaugh Beats Ohio State, Michigan State or Both in 2015

    It's no secret that first-year Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has a tough rebuilding project ahead of him. After going 5-7 a year ago under Brady Hoke , getting back to a bowl game would be considered a successful season...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 12 days ago 21,686 reads 201 comments

  12. Power Ranking the Greatest Undefeated Seasons in College Football History

    Going undefeated is one of the toughest things to do in sports, not just in college football. No matter the talent or the strength of schedule, asking players, especially college players, to be perfect each week is nearly impossible...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 13 days ago 14,819 reads 91 comments

  13. Projecting 2015 MVPs for Power 5 College Football Conferences

    Here's the good news for college football fans in 2015: There are a ton—and we mean a ton—of amazing players who are returning. For every Jameis Winston who's gone, there's a Joey Bosa who's coming back...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 14 days ago 18,907 reads 78 comments

  14. Why Offensive Improvement Is Texas Coach Charlie Strong's Biggest Goal in 2015

    Defense is what got the Texas Longhorns to a bowl game in head coach Charlie Strong 's first year in 2014. Offense is what might have to do the job this time around...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 14 days ago 3,655 reads 21 comments

  15. 10 College Football Teams with Most Upside on Their Roster

    The single defining thing about the offseason is that it breeds optimism. Everyone is undefeated, and there's potential in every player. For teams with great recruiting track records, the term "upside" is a popular buzz word...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 15 days ago 36,011 reads 150 comments

  16. Big 12 Football: Best Players at Every Position

    It's mid-June. With no practice or anything else to speak of, college fans are left to their own devices. That usually means debating never-ending circles of subjectivity like which players are the best...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 15 days ago 11,997 reads 55 comments

  17. B/R 5th Down: Old School Urban Meyer Photo, FSU Offered 300-Pound 14-Year-Old

    Editor's Note: The 5th Down captures the top social college football stories of the week. Because the long, grueling offseason is underway, we'll focus on things that make us laugh, think or maybe cry, but mostly laugh...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 16 days ago 167,884 reads 15 comments

  18. Will Ohio State's Week 1 QB Starter Be Same as Bowl Game Starter?

    By now, you're likely familiar with the unique competition between Ohio State Buckeyes quarterbacks J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 19 days ago 6,182 reads 34 comments

  19. Will College Football Ever Have Another Realignment Craze?

    Thursday marked the five-year anniversary of the Nebraska Cornhuskers announcing they were leaving the Big 12 and joining the Big Ten. In turn, this week marked the five-year anniversary of "realignment-palooza," as it was unofficially known...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 19 days ago 11,793 reads 139 comments

  20. USC Football: The 1 Thing That Could Derail Trojans' Playoff Hopes

    If all goes according to plan for USC in 2015, the Trojans will be playoff-bound, and quarterback Cody Kessler will be in New York for the Heisman finalist ceremony...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 19 days ago 10,740 reads 29 comments

  21. Big 12 Football: Who Is the Ultimate Dark Horse for 2015?

    The Big 12 could have the most intriguing dark-horse candidate for the conference title in 2015: the Oklahoma Sooners. If for no other reason, the Sooners aren't used to being in this position...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 20 days ago 12,900 reads 64 comments

  22. Which Conference Is Likely to Have Most Coaching Changes in 2015-16 Season?

    Sometimes, El Nino hits college football's coaching carousel, and it just pours . In these instances, which come around every so often, it's not uncommon to see half of a conference (or more) experience coaching turnover within a year or two...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 20 days ago 3,492 reads 27 comments

  23. College Football's 10 Most Valuable Backups for 2015

    Here's the thing about offseason All-American and all-conference lists: They're good in theory...until something goes wrong or changes. Football is a violent, unpredictable sport...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 20 days ago 28,825 reads 64 comments

  24. From the Gridiron to the App Store: Former Star QB's Incredible 'Journey'

    Taylor Martinez knows about setbacks, so he's dedicated his time to helping those whose setbacks were far greater than his own. Martinez is recovering from foot surgery...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 21 days ago 18,146 reads 14 comments

  25. Florida State Football: Does Everett Golson Have Legit Shot to Win 2015 Heisman?

    It's never too early to talk about preseason Heisman Trophy contenders...or is it? Bodog's latest Heisman numbers (h/t Odds Shark ) have Florida State graduate transfer quarterback Everett Golson at 20-1 odds to win...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 21 days ago 6,307 reads 34 comments