1. 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

  2. Why the Big 12 Could Soon Be Replaced as College Football's Offensive Juggernaut

    The Big 12 wasn't recognizable last year. Forget for a moment that there were no elite teams—Baylor and Oklahoma came closest to that label—or that, with only six bowl-eligible teams, overall depth was lacking...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,923 reads 10 comments

  3. With Notre Dame Partnership, ACC Football Smart to Use SEC League Game Model

    If the ACC 's proposed scheduling model sounds a lot like the SEC's proposed scheduling model , it's because it is. Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports ...

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  4. Is New Texas QB Commit Zach Gentry Charlie Strong's Next Teddy Bridgewater?

    Nothing shifts the focus from being shut out of the NFL draft quite like landing a blue-chip recruit. On Monday, Texas received a verbal commitment from Zach Gentry , a 4-star quarterback from Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico..

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 18,635 reads 52 comments

  5. Why ACC Football Is an Underappreciated NFL Factory

    For the 100th* year in a row, the SEC was the king of the NFL draft. (*OK, slight exaggeration.) The SEC had 49 players selected in this past weekend's draft, 11 of which went in the first round...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,591 reads 10 comments

  6. Does Texas Football Have the Talent to Rebound at the 2015 NFL Draft?

    The 2014 NFL draft wasn't good to the Big 12, which finished with the lowest number of drafted players ( 17) of any of the so-called "Power 5" conferences. For what it's worth, having only 10 teams may have something to do with that as well...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,979 reads 13 comments

  7. Paying CFB Players Should Reduce Number of Underclassmen Declaring for NFL Draft

    This year's magic number was 36. That's the number of underclassmen who weren't selected in this year's NFL draft. In all, 98 declared this past January, meaning roughly 37 percent went undrafted...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 11,294 reads 28 comments

  8. Texas Football Hitting Rock Bottom with No Longhorns Chosen in 2014 NFL Draft?

    Texas hasn't been a championship-caliber program for the last four years, but at least NFL talent has come through Austin. Not in 2014...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 10,182 reads 96 comments

  9. 5 Best 1-on-1 Matchups to Look Forward to in 2014 College Football Season

    The grueling stretch of the offseason is officially here, which means all anyone can do is pine for Aug. 27, when the 2014 season gets underway...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 12,448 reads 46 comments

  10. Top College Football Position Battles Remaining Post 2014 Spring Practice

    Spring games are officially over, which means the real offseason has officially begun. Yep, it's going to be three long months before preseason camp gets underway. All that's left for anyone to chew on are preseason watch lists...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 62,574 reads 72 comments

  11. No. 1 2016 QB Recruit Jacob Eason Talks Texas, Early Offers and Elite 11

    There were only 17 quarterbacks from the 2016 recruiting class at Sunday's Elite 11 Regional. ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer, who leads the quarterback camps, admitted that he was more focused on the 2015 class prospects...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 27,206 reads 38 comments

  12. How Texas Tech QB Davis Webb Proved Kliff Kingsbury Wrong

    Davis Webb was at an all-time low. "I didn't know what I did wrong," he said. Texas Tech was approaching its 2013 season opener against SMU when head coach Kliff Kingsbury ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 15,364 reads 3 comments

  13. Lack of Interest in Texas from Top In-State 2015 QBs Is No Cause for Concern

    Some might say it happened when Texas A&M moved to the SEC, or when former Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy. Some might point to head coach Art Briles building a powerhouse at Baylor...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 19,462 reads 82 comments

  14. 5 Top Performing Quarterback Recruits from 2014 Dallas Elite 11 Regional

    The Elite 11 quarterback camp came through Arlington, Texas on Sunday—one day after the Nike Sparq Combine —hosting 70 quarterbacks from all over the country...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 23,586 reads 9 comments

  15. Fastest 40-Yard Dash Times from 2014 Dallas Nike Sparq Recruiting Combine

    The Nike Sparq Recruiting Combine rolled into Arlington on Saturday at AT&T Stadium. With hundreds of high school athletes taking part, both from Texas and around the country, ...

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  16. Top Performers from 2014 Dallas Nike Sparq Recruiting Combine

    The Nike Sparq Recruiting Combine rolled into Arlington on Saturday at AT&T Stadium to host some of the most promising young football prospects from around the country...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 30,793 reads 23 comments

  17. How Arkansas Fan Canaan Sandy Became a Spring Game Sensation

    Canaan Sandy tried to pump up the crowd as he ran on to the field. He wanted them as excited as he was. Sandy joined the Arkansas Razorbacks in their huddle at midfield. The play was simple: Hand it to Canaan...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 26,845 reads 18 comments

  18. How Realistic Are Leonard Fournette's Expectations for LSU?

    Sports Illustrated got right to it, probably because LSU running back commit Leonard Fournette came right out with it. In a 5:30 video feature on Fournette and his story, it took five seconds to get to the money quote...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 8,760 reads 25 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's Post Spring Practice College Football Playoff Predictions

    Spring practices are in the books—mostly. Miami (Ohio), Oregon and Oregon State will wrap things up in the first weekend of May, but basically, we're entering the long summer months before preseason camp...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 6,297 reads 41 comments

  20. Unfair or Not, Jameis Winston Must Be Prepared for the Johnny Manziel Treatment

    No one should be surprised. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, which means he's under a constant vigil...

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  21. 10 True Freshmen College Coaches Wish They Had During Spring Practice

    Now, more than ever, college football freshmen are able to make an immediate impact for their teams. Incoming freshmen are more physically gifted, and with the rise of seven-on-seven tournaments, football has become a year-round sport...

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  22. With 14 Teams, There's Little Room for Scheduling Equity in SEC

    The SEC's "new" scheduling format —which is to say isn't new at all —isn't popular among every conference coach and administrator. That's to be expected...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 3,146 reads 33 comments

  23. Power Ranking Every Big Ten Football Team Post-Spring Practice

    Spring time in the Big Ten has officially come to a close. Every team has wrapped up its spring game and heads into the summer looking to get healthy and stay out of trouble...

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  24. SEC Football Schedule Change Won't Have Major Impact on Conference

    Roger Daltrey said it best : Meet the SEC's new conference schedule, same as the SEC's old conference schedule.* (*Content of lyrics may vary...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 17,764 reads 30 comments

  25. Which Hot Seat Head Coach Has the Best Chance at Making a Giant Turnaround?

    For some coaches, 2014 is a now-or-never year. As salaries go up, so do expectations to win — and win immediately. Of course, that's not always possible...

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