1. 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 1 month ago 10,152 reads 19 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 26,987 reads 50 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 9,572 reads 72 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 13,205 reads 47 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 25,058 reads 183 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 7,125 reads 12 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 9,421 reads 36 comments

  8. 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 24,231 reads 23 comments

  9. 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 76,094 reads 353 comments

  10. 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 14,841 reads 3 comments

  11. 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 21,186 reads 59 comments

  12. 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 13,012 reads 57 comments

  13. 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 11,726 reads 23 comments

  14. 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 2 months ago 122,622 reads 522 comments

  15. 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 2 months ago 19,510 reads 91 comments

  16. 5th Down: The Top Social College Football Stories of the Week

    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, maybe cry, but mostly laugh...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 16,171 reads 21 comments

  17. Which College Football Conference Has the Most Playoff Contenders?

    Say this for the long offseason: Pretty much everyone is a playoff contender. The records are all the same, as no one has lost a game yet. There's as much optimism as a renewable energy source to power the United States for a century...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 13,344 reads 169 comments

  18. 10 Underrated Players to Watch in 2015 College Football Spring Games

    Forget about the stars in college football for a moment. Yeah, it's difficult, but following all the key players is too easy...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 33,148 reads 71 comments

  19. Is Michigan or Boise State the Better Option for Iowa Transfer QB Jake Rudock?

    It looks like former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock could still be a Big Ten quarterback in 2015. According to Clint Brewster of 247Sports , Rudock will have an important visit ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 20,951 reads 56 comments

  20. Chris Borland's Early NFL Retirement Should Spark Changes at the College Level

    It still feels odd typing the phrase "former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland." Yet here we are again , conversing about football's future because one of its brightest stars examined the road ahead and didn't like the risk...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 26,546 reads 76 comments

  21. In the College Football Playoff Era, Is It Time to Ban FCS Opponents?

    In a way, Baylor provided free advertising for the University of the Incarnate Word. A year ago on the dot, UIW announced that it had scheduled a game against the Bears in Waco in 2019...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 9,693 reads 87 comments

  22. Would NIT-Like Playoff Tournament Work for College Football?

    It's only a matter of time before college football's new postseason changes. Because we are a people who want the next thing before what we have now, the days of a four-team playoff are already limited...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 6,416 reads 35 comments

  23. College Football Coordinators Who Should Be Head Coaches Already

    The coaching silly season has passed. If you're one of the college football programs fortunate enough to have kept that highly sought assistant, count your lucky stars. He may not be around for much longer...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 44,298 reads 83 comments

  24. Realistic Expectations for Charlie Strong and Texas in 2015

    If Texas head coach Charlie Strong didn't think the Longhorns were going to play for a national championship last year, what does he think about the 2015 team? After going 6-7 ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 13,190 reads 56 comments

  25. Big 12 Football: 5 Biggest 2015 Heisman Contenders

    Spring practices have just started for some programs. Naturally, it's time to peer into the crystal ball and pick out some Heisman Trophy contenders with what will surely be 100 percent accuracy...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 1,158 reads 2 comments