1. 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, ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 95,365 reads 107 comments

  2. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 26,099 reads 131 comments

  3. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 12,156 reads 37 comments

  4. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 31,199 reads 65 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 32,277 reads 212 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 28,150 reads 439 comments

  7. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 4,040 reads 11 comments

  8. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 3,060 reads 13 comments

  9. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 11,795 reads 92 comments

  10. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 16,805 reads 37 comments

  11. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 5,942 reads 30 comments

  12. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 5,877 reads 72 comments

  13. Biggest Threat to the Power 5 Conferences' Quest for Autonomy

    For as much criticism as the NCAA receives—and it deserves much of it—it's also easily forgotten that it's an entity that serves its members' interests...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 7,233 reads 18 comments

  14. Who Will Be the Big Ten Football's Leading Passer in 2014?

    Sure, go ahead and get your jokes in about quarterbacks and passing in the Big Ten. Someone has to lead the conference in that category. Last year, the Big Ten had just one 3,000-yard passer: Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 10,239 reads 77 comments

  15. Behind the Scenes of College Football Hall of Fame Process

    At the National Football Foundation office in Irving, Texas, Steve Hatchell places a book on a conference room table. The book is sizable at an inch or so in thickness. It's really more of an encyclopedia...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 5,481 reads 1 comments

  16. How Concerned Should Oregon Be About QB Departures Behind Marcus Mariota?

    Ideally, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will stay healthy the whole season. He may even win the Heisman and lead the Ducks to a national championship. Of course, things rarely go exactly as they should...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 10,557 reads 30 comments

  17. Which Big Ten School Needs Ex-USC RB Ty Isaac the Most?

    Where former USC running back Ty Isaac lands has yet to be determined, but he certainly has options. The former 4-star recruit left the Trojans after one season to move closer to his hometown of Joliet, Illinois, because of a family issue...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 18,035 reads 50 comments

  18. 10 College Football Players Who Will Benefit Most from Offseason Workouts

    Now that coaches can make summer workouts mandatory —as if they weren't mandatory before—they can more closely monitor players. It's up to the coaches if they want to utilize that time, but let's be honest: They do...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 33,972 reads 42 comments

  19. Brian Kelly's Wish to Continue Series vs. Michigan, Michigan State Has Obstacles

    You don't have to be a traditionalist to realize conference realignment has altered college football in a way that nothing else has...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 2,407 reads 3 comments

  20. Should Big 12 Football Add a Conference Championship Game?

    The Big 12 stands alone, but it's not abundantly clear yet if this is a good thing or not. The Big 12 is the only one of the major conferences in college football that doesn 't have a championship game at season's end...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 7,368 reads 76 comments

  21. ACC, Big Ten Show Power Conferences Want Non-Power Schools out of Playoff

    The College Football Playoff was never explicitly designed for this purpose, but expanding the championship field from two teams to four had programs like Boise State and BYU salivating...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 3,320 reads 16 comments

  22. If Max Wittek Doesn't Land at Texas, Who Starts at QB for Longhorns?

    Texas' quarterback situation is anything but a sure thing. Perhaps it's appropriate, then, that one of the surest things of the offseason has become suddenly unsure...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 10,853 reads 46 comments

  23. 5 FSU Players Who Will Make or Break Jameis Winston's 2nd Heisman Quest

    Winning the Heisman Trophy two years in a row is, to put it lightly, not one of the easier things to do in football. Which, should be noted, is a pretty hard sport to begin with...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,638 reads 18 comments

  24. Oklahoma State Football's APR Penalty Is Significant but Shouldn't Doom Cowboys

    Just when the offseason news cycle was slipping into a peaceful slumber, the NCAA hit Oklahoma State with a wake-up bucket of ice-cold water...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 8,238 reads 22 comments

  25. Jimbo Fisher's 5-Year Eligibility Proposal Could Have Several Positive Effects

    If Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher had his way, football players would have five years of standard eligibility instead of four with the option to redshirt...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,602 reads 6 comments