1. 2015 College Football QBs with the Strongest Arms

    Having a strong arm isn't the most important part of being a quarterback, but it is a luxury. Sometimes, there's nothing more beautiful than watching a quarterback spin it 50 or 60-plus yards downfield...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 85,078 reads 142 comments

  2. If Big 12 Expands, Which Teams Should Be Added?

    And here we go. Again. About two weeks removed from the five-year anniversary of realignment-palooza, Oklahoma president David Boren took a match to the college football offseason and lit the whole thing on fire...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 7,160 reads 6 comments

  3. Best College Football Coaches Under Age of 40

    Coaching is a profession of paying dues and working hard, long hours. It can take years—decades—before someone can climb to head coaching status...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 54,481 reads 49 comments

  4. Best Offensive Coordinators in College Football

    Offense gets all the attention in college football, but actually compiling a list of the best offensive coordinators is actually a tad more complicated than you'd think. Basically, there's not one defined set of responsibilities from one OC to another...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 36,260 reads 72 comments

  5. B/R 5th Down: Texas, Alabama Help Their Community, Urban Meyer's Basement Floods

    Editor's Note: The 5th 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 3 months ago 18,148 reads 20 comments

  6. Odds Jim Harbaugh Beats Ohio State, Michigan State or Both in 2015

    It's no secret that first-year Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has a tough rebuilding project ahead of him. After going 5-7 a year ago under Brady Hoke , getting back to a bowl game would be considered a successful season...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 23,467 reads 202 comments

  7. Power Ranking the Greatest Undefeated Seasons in College Football History

    Going undefeated is one of the toughest things to do in sports, not just in college football. No matter the talent or the strength of schedule, asking players, especially college players, to be perfect each week is nearly impossible...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 15,040 reads 91 comments

  8. Projecting 2015 MVPs for Power 5 College Football Conferences

    Here's the good news for college football fans in 2015: There are a ton—and we mean a ton—of amazing players who are returning. For every Jameis Winston who's gone, there's a Joey Bosa who's coming back...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 19,056 reads 77 comments

  9. Why Offensive Improvement Is Texas Coach Charlie Strong's Biggest Goal in 2015

    Defense is what got the Texas Longhorns to a bowl game in head coach Charlie Strong 's first year in 2014. Offense is what might have to do the job this time around...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 3,916 reads 21 comments

  10. 10 College Football Teams with Most Upside on Their Roster

    The single defining thing about the offseason is that it breeds optimism. Everyone is undefeated, and there's potential in every player. For teams with great recruiting track records, the term "upside" is a popular buzz word...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 36,063 reads 150 comments

  11. Big 12 Football: Best Players at Every Position

    It's mid-June. With no practice or anything else to speak of, college fans are left to their own devices. That usually means debating never-ending circles of subjectivity like which players are the best...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 12,265 reads 55 comments

  12. B/R 5th Down: Old School Urban Meyer Photo, FSU Offered 300-Pound 14-Year-Old

    Editor's Note: The 5th 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 3 months ago 168,885 reads 15 comments

  13. Will Ohio State's Week 1 QB Starter Be Same as Bowl Game Starter?

    By now, you're likely familiar with the unique competition between Ohio State Buckeyes quarterbacks J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 6,295 reads 34 comments

  14. Will College Football Ever Have Another Realignment Craze?

    Thursday marked the five-year anniversary of the Nebraska Cornhuskers announcing they were leaving the Big 12 and joining the Big Ten. In turn, this week marked the five-year anniversary of "realignment-palooza," as it was unofficially known...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 12,023 reads 139 comments

  15. USC Football: The 1 Thing That Could Derail Trojans' Playoff Hopes

    If all goes according to plan for USC in 2015, the Trojans will be playoff-bound, and quarterback Cody Kessler will be in New York for the Heisman finalist ceremony...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 10,970 reads 29 comments

  16. Big 12 Football: Who Is the Ultimate Dark Horse for 2015?

    The Big 12 could have the most intriguing dark-horse candidate for the conference title in 2015: the Oklahoma Sooners. If for no other reason, the Sooners aren't used to being in this position...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 14,862 reads 69 comments

  17. Which Conference Is Likely to Have Most Coaching Changes in 2015-16 Season?

    Sometimes, El Nino hits college football's coaching carousel, and it just pours . In these instances, which come around every so often, it's not uncommon to see half of a conference (or more) experience coaching turnover within a year or two...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 3,530 reads 27 comments

  18. College Football's 10 Most Valuable Backups for 2015

    Here's the thing about offseason All-American and all-conference lists: They're good in theory...until something goes wrong or changes. Football is a violent, unpredictable sport...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 28,934 reads 64 comments

  19. From the Gridiron to the App Store: Former Star QB's Incredible 'Journey'

    Taylor Martinez knows about setbacks, so he's dedicated his time to helping those whose setbacks were far greater than his own. Martinez is recovering from foot surgery...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 18,487 reads 13 comments

  20. Florida State Football: Does Everett Golson Have Legit Shot to Win 2015 Heisman?

    It's never too early to talk about preseason Heisman Trophy contenders...or is it? Bodog's latest Heisman numbers (h/t Odds Shark ) have Florida State graduate transfer quarterback Everett Golson at 20-1 odds to win...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 6,883 reads 34 comments

  21. 6 College Football Teams That Are Playoff or Bust in 2015-16 Season

    Every program has high expectations for itself, but not all of those expectations are the same. Ultimately, plenty of teams think they're playoff caliber, but it takes more than that to actually be selected for the four-team field...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 31,857 reads 250 comments

  22. 10 Burning Summer Camp Questions for the 2015 College Football Season

    The summer months might mark the official "offseason" for college football, but that doesn't mean everyone is sitting idle...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 24,119 reads 39 comments

  23. B/R 5th Down: Kicker's Backflip Field Goal, Nick Chubb's Lamborghini Comparison

    Editor's Note: The 5th 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 3 months ago 31,476 reads 14 comments

  24. SEC Football: Who Is the Ultimate Dark Horse for 2015 Season?

    Every once in a while, a year comes along in which all the right things fall into place for a non-blue blood to make a run at a conference title. If 2015 is that year in the SEC, then Ole Miss is the team to make that run...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 39,851 reads 169 comments

  25. Which Texas College Football Team Is Most Likely to Reach the Playoff First?

    There are 12 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision teams in Texas, and not all of them are created equally in the eyes of the College Football Playoff selection committee...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 12,833 reads 376 comments