1. 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 7 months ago 44,796 reads 172 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 6,238 reads 30 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 28,494 reads 220 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 6,064 reads 23 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 16,867 reads 22 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 25,031 reads 177 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 7,235 reads 8 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 58,122 reads 48 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 7,805 reads 65 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 8,207 reads 16 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 12,522 reads 320 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 90,568 reads 864 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 24,275 reads 118 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 4,520 reads 13 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 18,128 reads 109 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 9,991 reads 30 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 7,184 reads 29 comments

  18. 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 8 months ago 21,845 reads 45 comments

  19. 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 8 months ago 10,580 reads 10 comments

  20. Ohio State's Braxton Miller Hype Article Is Heisman Marketing at It's Finest

    Ohio State is subtle, but not that subtle. The Buckeyes released an article on their official website Wednesday promoting quarterback Braxton Miller as basically the most clutch player in college football...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 10,570 reads 33 comments

  21. After Joker Phillips Departure, Pressure Is on Chris Leak at Florida

    All most of us know at the moment is that Joker Phillips is no longer Florida's wide receivers coach, and Chris Leak is...

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  22. College Football's 10 Most Underrated Players

    Not everyone can be a star, at least not nationally. For every Johnny Manziel or Jadeveon Clowney who claims the spotlight, there are dozens of other college football players who play at a high level every week...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 30,741 reads 52 comments

  23. Constructing the Ideal College Football Program

    Last week, Bleacher Report's Adam Kramer, months after first disappearing into his mom's basement laboratory, emerged with a scientifically-engineered college quarterback . (Sadly, it was not the Tommy Rees/B...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 33,558 reads 250 comments

  24. USC Football: End of Sanctions Can Awaken a Sleeping Giant

    Were USC's sanctions fair? That debate will rage for years. Along with the unprecedented action taken against Penn State in 2012, those sanctions will be the measuring stick by which future NCAA sanctions are compared...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 17,758 reads 94 comments

  25. College Football's 10 Most Valuable Backups for 2014

    Being a backup means being ready to play at a moment's notice. Serving as an understudy for college football's biggest stars can have even larger implications...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 46,818 reads 50 comments