1. The Perfect College Football Starting Lineup for 2015

    What if you could take the best* 22 players in college football and put them all on one team? You can't, of course; sadly, dream teams don't exist. If they did, it would be similar to watching someone play Ohio State vs...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 35,337 reads 332 comments

  2. UAB's Blueprint to Get Football Back to Bowl-Worthy Status

    UAB football is back from the dead. Now the hard part begins. On Monday, university president Ray Watts reversed a controversial decision from six months ago to terminate the ...

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  3. B/R 5th Down: UAB Fans React to Reinstatement, Recruit Pranks Auburn Coaches

    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 3 months ago 21,446 reads 16 comments

  4. Texas Football: Charlie Strong's Summer Check List for 2015

    How tough was Charlie Strong 's first year at Texas? There's already hot-seat chatter about Strong if 2015 is just as bad. Of course, such talk is premature at best...

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  5. Summer To-Do List for Top Contenders of Biggest Remaining QB Battles

    In some ways, this is the time of year when unsettled quarterback competitions really take shape. Why? Because the gap between the end of spring practices and the start of preseason camp is a time when it's up to the players to make things happen...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 27,926 reads 43 comments

  6. The College Football Quarterback Under the Most Pressure in 2015

    The quarterback position is always under an intense microscope, but which college football signal-caller actually faces the most pressure in 2015? Is it Tyrone Swoopes at Texas? ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 14,593 reads 61 comments

  7. 10 College Football Players with Most to Prove in 2015

    You know what they say: It's a new year, a chance to start over and leave the past in the past. For 10 college football players, 2015 is a year to prove that what happened last year (or the year before that) should not define them...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 1,521 reads 7 comments

  8. What Does a Non-QB Have to Do to Win the Heisman?

    Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon had just rewritten the record books. Last season, on a November afternoon in a 59-24 blowout over Nebraska, Gordon carried the ball 25 times for 408 yards—an average of 16...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 5,848 reads 28 comments

  9. College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat Entering 2015 Summer

    It's that time of year again. Time to pull the tarp off the coaching hot-seat tracker, pull the starter cord and fire this baby up. (Note: the coaching hot-seat tracker might be a lawn mower...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 37,458 reads 138 comments

  10. Every First-Year College Football Coach's Biggest 2015 Offseason Question Mark

    With the summer offseason in full swing, how are first-year coaches adapting to their new jobs? What questions do they still have to answer? Chances are, there are a lot of things that still have to be tied up...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 14,204 reads 33 comments

  11. B/R 5th Down: Players Post Insane Catches, More Urban Meyer Photobombs

    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 3 months ago 7,135 reads 7 comments

  12. 2015 College Football QBs We Would Want with Game on the Line

    Quick: Your favorite team is down with two minutes remaining and is backed up inside its own 20-yard line. You have the choice of any quarterback in college football to drive down the field and get the win...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 25,688 reads 104 comments

  13. What Are QB Kenny Hill's Chances of Starting at TCU in 2016?

    Has TCU found its successor to Trevone Boykin ? Former Texas A&M starting quarterback Kenny Hill certainly hopes so...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 11,358 reads 25 comments

  14. Alabama Football: Why QB Is Not Tide's Most Important Position for 2015

    Alabama's quarterback battle remains one of the most talked about storylines of the college football offseason...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 13,469 reads 57 comments

  15. Current Backup QBs College Football Fanbases Can't Wait to See Start

    You know how the old saying goes: The most popular player on the team is the backup quarterback. Of course, if the backup were better than the starter, he'd be playing. That doesn't stop fans from wanting to see what the next guy can do, however...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 21,079 reads 120 comments

  16. 25 Greatest Games in History of College Football

    Here's a reminder, as if you needed one: College football is unpredictable. That makes this sport, however bass-ackwards it may be at times with the way it's operated, so much fun...

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  17. How Mike Riley Plans to Get Nebraska Back to the Promised Land

    Nebraska is a college football riddle: What do you do when nine wins a season isn't good enough? Most places, after all, would love to have that problem...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 8,143 reads 27 comments

  18. ACC Football: Updated QB Rankings After Everett Golson's Transfer to FSU

    In the end, the one-day delay in Everett Golson 's transfer announcement only prolonged the inevitable...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 18,789 reads 74 comments

  19. College Football's Top Defensive Backfields for 2015 Season

    The secondary is the last line of defense in football, which usually means when things go wrong, it gets the blame—fair or not. And because football (and officiating) is so geared toward offense now, life can be tough in the defensive backfield...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 48,942 reads 242 comments

  20. B/R 5th Down: Harbaugh's Deflategate Joke, Recruits' Sick Juke Moves and More

    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 4 months ago 29,641 reads 9 comments

  21. College Football's 25 All-Time Best Rivalry Games

    There are somethings in this world that just need to happen. Jim and Pam needed to get together on The Office ; The Joker needed Batman. Alabama needs Auburn, and vice versa...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 73,859 reads 625 comments

  22. Ten 2015 College Football Games Perfect for Prime-Time TV

    We're at the halfway point of the college football offseason. Don't worry: It only gets better from here. Still, with nearly four months before the first game, we're left thinking about what we miss most: night games...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 9,303 reads 40 comments

  23. 10 Summer Events to Help College Football Fans Through the Offseason

    College football's hot, long offseason summer months are here. Spring practices are in the books, and it's the time of year when no news is good news...

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  24. Top Incoming Freshmen with the Best Chance to Start in Week 1

    Throughout spring practices, we've heard about early enrollee freshmen making an impact: UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen , Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson and Florida State safety Derwin James, just to name a few...

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  25. Which Program Would Give Everett Golson Best Chance to Improve on NFL Skill Set?

    Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson has one year of eligibility left to show he's an NFL quarterback. If he wants NFL training, his best option is to go to college football's current NFL factory...

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