1. College Football Rivalry Games That Won't Even Be Close in 2015

    When it comes to rivalries, it's time to throw out the record books, right? Not necessarily. Rivalry games don't always have to be close. Yes, they're filled with emotion and history...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 18 days ago 43,424 reads 508 comments

  2. Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury Opens Up on QB Battle, Rebounding from Tough Season

    For a head coach that had everything he could ask for—a dream job at his alma mater and a contract extension through 2020 that would pay him $3.1 million in 2015—Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury had almost nothing he wanted...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 19 days ago 13,702 reads 8 comments

  3. USC Football: What to Watch for in Trojans' 2015 Spring Game

    Offseason playoff darling USC is in an exciting but daunting situation. Either the Trojans will be officially "back" in 2015, or they'll fall short of expectations—again...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 19 days ago 7,092 reads 19 comments

  4. Jimbo Fisher Should Ignore the Allure of NFL and Stay at Florida State

    From this point forward, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher will be connected to other jobs, both at the college and pro level. Welcome to being a Florida State fan in 2015...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 20 days ago 8,483 reads 42 comments

  5. First-Year College Football Coaches Primed for Big Things in 2015

    Rebuilding mode? What's that? Just because a head coach is entering his first year with a new program doesn't mean he can't hit the ground running...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 20 days ago 13,684 reads 31 comments

  6. Can 410-Pound LaQuan McGowan Really Start at Tight End for Baylor?

    Oh, yes. Your wildest big-man touchdown-catching fantasies are on the verge of coming true on a regular basis. And the Baylor Bears will be the offense that delivers them to you oh-so beautifully...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 21 days ago 16,051 reads 22 comments

  7. Florida State Football: Players to Watch in Seminoles' 2015 Spring Game

    After winning 29 straight games, Florida State got embarrassed. The Seminoles battled perception issues all last season even though they remained undefeated. In the end, those questions were answered in a 59-20 loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 21 days ago 5,317 reads 4 comments

  8. Do High-Tempo Offenses Equal More Wins in College Football?

    Football is a game of advantages. It doesn't matter if you're a college football blue blood like Alabama or a smaller program trying to win at the Division I level like Western Kentucky...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 21 days ago 14,588 reads 16 comments

  9. B/R 5th Down: April Fools' Day Pranks and Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry Antics

    Editor's Note: The Fifth 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 24 days ago 22,499 reads 24 comments

  10. Does College Football Really Need More Bowl Games?

    Congratulations, Joe ( College Football ) Fan. Your holiday time programming could be expanding even more (not unlike your holiday waistline). So prepare the egg nog , shut yourself in the den and tune in, because more bowl games could be on the way...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 25 days ago 4,143 reads 24 comments

  11. Michigan Football: Breaking Down Wolverines' 2015 Spring Game Rosters

    The first real, extensive look at Michigan football in the Jim Harbaugh era is less than 72 hours away. On Saturday, April 4, the Wolverines will hold their annual spring game...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 26 days ago 10,116 reads 19 comments

  12. 10 FBS Programs That Still Could Badly Use One of Ohio State's Extra QBs

    It's officially April, and Ohio State still officially has three of some of the best quarterbacks in college football: J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller . Now that's a depth chart...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 26 days ago 26,881 reads 50 comments

  13. USC Football: The Case for and Against the Trojans to Make 2015-16 Playoff

    The word vomit is going to taste pretty bad coming up. It usually does. " Is USC football back? " The "B-word" is dreaded, but it was a question that was ready to go at a moment's notice once the Trojans beat Nebraska 45-42 in the Holiday Bowl...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 27 days ago 9,478 reads 72 comments

  14. College Football Hot Seat Coaches Having a Good Spring

    It's never too late to get off the coaching hot seat, right? Who says your fate has to be determined? Spring practices are a time for optimism. It's a fresh slate and a chance to start over...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 27 days ago 13,138 reads 47 comments

  15. Does Urban Meyer or Jim Harbaugh Have Harder QB Decision to Make?

    Two of the top jobs in college football are head coach at Ohio State and Michigan. Frankly, though, you shouldn't envy Urban Meyer or Jim Harbaugh. For completely opposite reasons, both coaches have a quarterback quandary on their hands...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 28 days ago 25,045 reads 183 comments

  16. Oklahoma Football: How Keith Ford's Suspension Impacts Sooners' RB Depth

    There may not be a deeper, more talented running back depth chart in the Big 12 than the one Oklahoma has. However, at any given time, it seems the Sooners only have a few of those running backs available...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 28 days ago 7,086 reads 12 comments

  17. Which Texas QB Needs a Bigger Spring, Jerrod Heard or Tyrone Swoopes?

    If there was any question that Texas' quarterback job would be an open competition this spring, consider it answered once and for all...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 29 days ago 9,371 reads 36 comments

  18. B/R 5th Down: Bo Pelini's Strong Selfie Game, Hugh Freeze's Talladega Nights

    Editor's Note: The Fifth 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 month ago 24,219 reads 23 comments

  19. Every Power 5 College Football Conference's Perfect Coaching Staff

    Earlier this week, Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated was asked in his weekly mailbag if money and the right coach could make any program into a national title contender...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 76,086 reads 353 comments

  20. Sumo Wrestling and Sukiyaki: Inside Princeton's Life-Altering Trip to Japan

    Princeton football head coach Bob Surace likes to email his players—a lot. When you're dealing with roughly 100 18-to-22-year-olds, it's the most efficient way to reach them with important information...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 14,762 reads 3 comments

  21. College Football Coaches Who Are Social Media Geniuses

    Who says coaches are one-dimensional? Social media has allowed direct access between fans/media and coaches, and the interaction can be amazing sometimes. Mediums like Twitter allow coaches to show that they have a sense of humor or other passions...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 21,170 reads 59 comments

  22. Which Conference Is Most Likely to Produce 2015's Heisman Trophy Winner?

    The Heisman Trophy race has become predictable and formulaic. On one hand, that's made the whole thing mostly uninteresting...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 13,000 reads 57 comments

  23. College Football Injuries That Will Have the Biggest Impact This Spring

    The term "spring-game stars" applies to anyone who breaks out in the offseason. Sometimes, though, it's out of necessity because, while spring is a time for optimism, it's also a good time to get healthy...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 11,715 reads 23 comments

  24. Preseason College Football Rankings: Spring Practice Top 25

    Spring practices are underway. For the first time since last season ended, we're getting to see glimpses of what depth charts may look like (and how they may change). We're looking for names to watch, injury updates and areas of concern...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 109,380 reads 515 comments

  25. 10 College Football Brands That Won't Ever Need a Redesign

    College football is at an interesting crossroads. On one hand, the history, tradition and pageantry are what make it so unique. On the other hand, part of the game now is about changing up uniforms and logos to keep things interesting...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 19,477 reads 91 comments