1. 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 1 month ago 10,106 reads 33 comments

  2. 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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  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. Will College Football Playoff Leave Independents out in the Cold?

    The pleas for help have officially begun. As college football inches toward its four-team playoff, access—or, the ability to deny access—has become a focal point...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 10,253 reads 36 comments

  8. Big Ten's Commitment to Indianapolis Title Game Perfect Move for Conference

    The Big Ten has the reputation—fair or not—of being stuck in the past. However, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has been progressive about conference expansion and stipends for athletes...

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  9. College Football's Sleeper Teams to Watch in 2014

    Yes, this is a sleeper teams slideshow. Yes, this inevitably means all of these teams will fall flat on their faces in 2014 because jinxing power knows no prejudice. For that, I am so, so sorry...

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  10. Ty Isaac Transfer Is Nice for Michigan, but Success Is Still in O-Line's Hands

    Michigan's backfield has officially been upgraded. Whether that upgrade goes into effect this year or next remains to be seen. On Thursday, USC transfer Ty Isaac tweeted that he had, in fact, enrolled at Michigan...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 4,054 reads 31 comments

  11. Bo Pelini's Anti-Signing Day Comments Are Interesting, but Are They Feasible?

    The possibility of an early signing date for college football has gained momentum. Just last week at SEC spring meetings, coaches voiced their support for an early signing day on the Monday following Thanksgiving...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 7,290 reads 19 comments

  12. Dear College Football, It's Finally Time to Bring Back Our Classic Rivalries

    It was as though Texas and Texas A&M never stopped playing one another. The rivalry between the Longhorns and Aggies has been defunct across the three major sports—football, ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 10,630 reads 63 comments

  13. Can Texas A&M Defense Survive Dismissal of Isaiah Golden and Darian Claiborne?

    Texas A&M's porous defense, which was at or near the bottom of the SEC in just about every major statistical category last season, just took another hit. So to speak...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 7,764 reads 70 comments

  14. Bleacher Report's Perfect College Football Starting Lineup for 2014

    If you could pick a starting 22 for a college football team, what would it look like? Would it be full of All-Americans and award winners? Or would it be filled with players who are, ...

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  15. 5 College Football Blue Bloods Primed to Re-Enter the Spotlight in 2014

    2013 was a down year for some of college football's traditional powers. As a result, some coaches, like Texas' Mack Brown , lost their job. Others are now squarely on the hot seat heading into 2014...

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  16. What the EA Settlement Could Mean for NCAA in Ed O'Bannon Lawsuit

    Common sense—and a sense of right—prevailed months ago. Last September, Electronic Arts and Collegiate Licensing Company agreed to settle with current and former college athletes whose likeness was used in video games...

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  17. ESPN Putting Mack Brown Right Where He Belongs: On Center Stage

    This was bound to happen sooner or later. Maybe it's only surprising that it took as long as it did. On Sunday, Chip Brown of HornsDigest...

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  18. Optimistic, Pessimistic and Realistic Predictions for Every Big Ten Team

    The offseason is nothing if not a time for predictions. That's why it's time for optimistic, pessimistic and realistic predictions for every Big Ten team this season...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 31,785 reads 212 comments

  19. Doesn't Look Like Texas A&M Recruiters Will Give Charlie Strong Much of a Chance

    One of the biggest priorities for first-year Texas coach Charlie Strong is to take back the state of Texas on the recruiting trail. Texas A&M would like a word about that...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 28,074 reads 439 comments

  20. Satellite Recruiting Camps Good for Kids and That's All That Should Matter

    If SEC coaches and admins had it their way, Penn State coach James Franklin would never leave Big Ten country to coach in a summer camp...

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  21. Why State of Arizona Is Key to Pac-12 Rivaling SEC as Best Football Conference

    The Pac-12 title doesn't normally come through the state of Arizona, but the long-term health of the conference will be boosted by what happens there...

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  22. Are SEC Players Really More NFL-Ready Than Everybody Else?

    Kyler Murray, who's still a year away from playing a college football game, summed up the SEC as well as anyone...

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  23. Big Ten's Biggest Trap Games to Watch for in 2014

    It's a trap! Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, will be almost seven years to the day since Appalachian State stunned No. 5 Michigan in the Big House, 34-32. The Mountaineers will get another swipe at the Wolverines to open this season...

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  24. Texas' Tough Schedule Means Charlie Strong's First Year Is About More Than Wins

    What can Texas fans realistically expect from Charlie Strong 's first year? It actually has little to do with wins and losses...

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  25. Should Florida Really Be Considered a Sleeper in 2014?

    Despite just one losing season in Gainesville —last year's 4-8 disaster—Florida coach Will Muschamp could be fighting for his job in 2014...

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