1. 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 3 months ago 7,095 reads 30 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 21,399 reads 47 comments

  3. 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 8,477 reads 10 comments

  4. 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 10,395 reads 33 comments

  5. 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 9,625 reads 28 comments

  6. 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 30,323 reads 52 comments

  7. 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 33,487 reads 250 comments

  8. 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 14,769 reads 94 comments

  9. 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 46,689 reads 50 comments

  10. 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 10,441 reads 36 comments

  11. 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 2,234 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 26,620 reads 118 comments

  13. 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 4,296 reads 31 comments

  14. 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 7,332 reads 19 comments

  15. 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 10,702 reads 63 comments

  16. 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 7,928 reads 70 comments

  17. 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 95,561 reads 107 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 26,147 reads 131 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 12,258 reads 36 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 31,463 reads 65 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 32,407 reads 212 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 28,260 reads 439 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 4,055 reads 11 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 3,134 reads 13 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 12,060 reads 92 comments