1. 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 2 months ago 7,660 reads 16 comments

  2. 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 2 months ago 12,457 reads 320 comments

  3. 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 2 months ago 90,329 reads 864 comments

  4. 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 2 months ago 23,957 reads 118 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 4,441 reads 13 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 17,962 reads 109 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 9,925 reads 30 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 7,078 reads 30 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 21,270 reads 47 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 7,845 reads 10 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 10,356 reads 33 comments

  12. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 9,535 reads 28 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 30,094 reads 52 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 33,483 reads 250 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 14,382 reads 94 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 46,658 reads 50 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 10,368 reads 36 comments

  18. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 2,227 reads 4 comments

  19. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 26,316 reads 118 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 4,223 reads 31 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 7,319 reads 19 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 10,686 reads 63 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 7,910 reads 70 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 95,486 reads 107 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 26,135 reads 131 comments