1. 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 1 month ago 9,680 reads 87 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 6,416 reads 35 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 44,292 reads 83 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 13,182 reads 56 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. College Football's Top RBs Entering 2015 Spring Practice

    If you think the running back position has been devalued, well, you may be right in some sense. Just don't tell the following players. With spring practice underway, our position-by-position offseason rankings roll on...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 40,654 reads 273 comments

  7. The Offseason of Jim Harbaugh

    If George Costanza of Seinfeld had " The Summer of George ," then first-year Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is having "The Offseason of Jim." Consider it this way: Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer just won a national championship...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 14,724 reads 55 comments

  8. College Football's Top 10 QBs Entering 2015 Spring Practice

    Offseason rankings are always a hot-button topic. Naturally, I expect this particular list—the top 10 quarterbacks heading into spring practices—to go over smoothly. As always, stats play a factor, but they're not the only thing...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 36,601 reads 149 comments

  9. Oklahoma Football: Complete 2015 Spring Practice Primer

    As they say, life comes at you fast. Around this time last year, articles were being written— ahem —about Oklahoma's expectations for the 2014 season...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 5,156 reads 8 comments

  10. College Football's Top DEs Entering 2015 Spring Practice

    With spring practices underway, our position rankings trudge on with defensive ends. From Joey Bosa at Ohio State to Myles Garrett at Texas A&M, there's a tough task ranking the best pass-rushers in college football...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 32,636 reads 118 comments

  11. College Football's Top 10 DBs Entering 2015 Spring Practice

    Defensive backs: They never get enough attention (except when pass interference flags are being thrown). With spring practices underway, it's time to change that...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 48,541 reads 199 comments

  12. College Football's Top 20 WRs Entering 2015 Spring Practice

    Another year, another outstanding class of wide receivers heading to the draft. Go ahead: imagine life without Alabama's Amari Cooper or West Virginia's Kevin White—or even a smaller guy like Kansas State's Tyler Lockett ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 52,868 reads 150 comments

  13. Penn State Stipend a Start, but Doesn't Address College Football's Biggest Issue

    For years, the NCAA maintained that it did not create a marketplace for athletic competition. Even if the Association truly believes that, its membership is starting to show otherwise...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 8,535 reads 24 comments

  14. How Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury Made an Afghanistan Vet's Day

    Still dressed in his uniform, Tim Wilhelm looked into the camera. "Hey, Brandon, it's Tim. Just got back from war." He said it so casually it was startling, as though it was something in passing...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 13,037 reads 7 comments

  15. 5 Coaches Who Should Follow Steve Spurrier and Finally Join Twitter

    Monday was monumental as far as college football offseason standards go. Why, you ask? South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier , one of the most quotable coaches anywhere, joined Twitter ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 9,810 reads 13 comments

  16. Predicting the Winner of Every Major 2015 Spring QB Battle

    There are quarterback battles, and then there are major quarterback battles. And some of college football's most notable programs are going through a major competition this spring...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 50,626 reads 106 comments

  17. 2015 College Football Pro Days Primer: Dates, Names You Need to Know

    The finish line— Auditorium Theatre in Chicago —is in sight. Before you know it, the 2015 NFL draft will be underway, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be on the clock...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 17,795 reads 10 comments

  18. Why College Football Needs to Keep Its Title Games in College Stadiums

    When it comes to the Super Bowl, the adage "If you build it, they will come" applies. In college football, it's a similar story. It doesn't have to be, though...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 9,111 reads 29 comments

  19. On-Field Success Leading to Record $225.9 Million in Revenue for Big 12

    Remember when, in the heat of conference realignment, the Big 12 was on the verge of collapse, and everyone hated Texas because of it? Well...part of that sort of remains true, but...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 1,941 reads 4 comments

  20. Projecting Point Spreads for Top 15 Games of the 2015 College Football Season

    Since college football is nearly a year-round sport now, there are few times when you're actually without it in some form or fashion. Spring practices have already started, after all...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 44,855 reads 306 comments

  21. Jim Harbaugh, Media Love Affair Begins with Phenomenal Spring Practice Comments

    Move over, Steve Spurrier and Art Briles . You'll have to share the "Most Quotable Coach" title for 2015. (Before going any further, apologies are in order to Briles : That joke was made too soon...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 10,972 reads 27 comments

  22. Why Oregon Was Right to Target Vernon Adams Jr. over Braxton Miller

    Oregon is all-in on Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams Jr. as a possible replacement for Marcus Mariota . Adams is all-in on proving that he can play at the highest level of college football...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 15,685 reads 56 comments

  23. 10 College Football Programs with the Most Compelling QB Controversies

    Who likes a good quarterback controversy? Everyone, of course. Well, except fans of the team in question. It's so much easier when things are laid out nice and neat. Of course, it doesn't always work like that...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 45,914 reads 169 comments

  24. 5 Nonconference Home-and-Home Series College Football Fans Want to See

    Yes, it's a couple of months late, but you have another Christmas gift. Surprise, it's a handful of exciting nonconference college football games! OK, not really. I don't have that kind of scheduling power...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 12,801 reads 102 comments

  25. Big Ten Would Be Signing Death Contract If It Makes Freshmen Ineligible

    On Sept. 6, 2014, the Big Ten died . On Jan. 1, 2015, nearly four months later, it came back to life in dramatic fashion...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 6,726 reads 37 comments