1. B/R 5th Down: College Football's 'Fast and Furious' Take, Latest Rivalry Antics

    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 15,676 reads 59 comments

  2. Jerrod Heard Closing the Gap, but Can He Win Texas' Starting QB Job?

    Mark the date—Thursday, April 16, 2015—because it is officially on between Jerrod Heard and Tyrone Swoopes in the battle to become Texas' starting quarterback. Yes, Swoopes and Heard have been in an open competition all spring...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 7,965 reads 44 comments

  3. Welcome to College Football's Quarterback Battle Saturday

    You want quarterback storylines this spring? You got quarterback storylines this spring. And, perhaps, you'll also get some answers this weekend. For some schools, like Ohio State, it's a good problem to have...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 20,082 reads 21 comments

  4. Florida Football: Gators Need 5-Star Martez Ivey to Make Immediate Impact

    Here's hoping 5-star incoming freshman Martez Ivey gets acclimated to college life at Florida quickly, because he's about to get a crash course in collegiate football...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 6,835 reads 16 comments

  5. Complete Previews for Top College Football Spring Games This Weekend

    Last weekend marked the first full slate of college football spring games, and it was a drop of water in the ocean compared to what's on hand this weekend (April 17-18)...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 35,513 reads 54 comments

  6. Oklahoma Football: Who Will Be Sooners' Week 1 Starting QB?

    Anyone hoping for clarity in Oklahoma's quarterback competition was still left looking for answers after the Sooners' spring game on April 11. Yep, we have a few more months of frenzied debate...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 9,332 reads 24 comments

  7. Every Power 5 College Football Conference's Dark-Horse Player of Year for 2015

    At this point in the offseason, early leaders for Heisman, playoff and conference player of the year considerations have pretty much been set in stone...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 92,984 reads 137 comments

  8. Which Notre Dame QB Needs a Bigger Spring, Everett Golson or Malik Zaire?

    Here's what we know about Notre Dame's quarterback competition between Everett Golson and Malik Zaire: Barring an injury or some unforeseen circumstance, it will rage on into preseason camp...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 6,825 reads 35 comments

  9. 10 College Football Players Who Dazzled in Early Spring Game Action

    Spring football games have technically been going on since February, but only in the past week have they really started to pick up. For anyone craving a football fix, this is the best—and last—opportunity for several months...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 41,262 reads 58 comments

  10. Winners and Losers of Saturday's College Football Spring Games

    Were you in need of a football fix? Saturday's slate of spring games was here to help. For another few weeks, these weekends will provide the last bit of anything resembling college football until August and September...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 74,941 reads 81 comments

  11. FSU Spring Game 2015: Sean Maguire Shows Growth but Still Needs Improvement

    One of the first throws in the post-Jameis Winston era at Florida State was a pick-six. Sean Maguire, generally believed to be Winston's successor at quarterback, threw it right to ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 8,788 reads 14 comments

  12. B/R 5th Down: Charlie Strong Forgets His Quarterback's Name

    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 22,078 reads 48 comments

  13. What College Coaches Really Think of Spring Football

    It's not December, but this is Christmas time for Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema . Spring football: It's the most wonderful time of the year. He may as well be a kid again...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 17,726 reads 7 comments

  14. College Football Rivalry Games That Won't Even Be Close in 2015

    When it comes to rivalries, it's time to throw out the record books, right? Not necessarily. Rivalry games don't always have to be close. Yes, they're filled with emotion and history...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 43,631 reads 508 comments

  15. Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury Opens Up on QB Battle, Rebounding from Tough Season

    For a head coach that had everything he could ask for—a dream job at his alma mater and a contract extension through 2020 that would pay him $3.1 million in 2015—Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury had almost nothing he wanted...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 14,033 reads 8 comments

  16. USC Football: What to Watch for in Trojans' 2015 Spring Game

    Offseason playoff darling USC is in an exciting but daunting situation. Either the Trojans will be officially "back" in 2015, or they'll fall short of expectations—again...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 7,145 reads 19 comments

  17. Jimbo Fisher Should Ignore the Allure of NFL and Stay at Florida State

    From this point forward, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher will be connected to other jobs, both at the college and pro level. Welcome to being a Florida State fan in 2015...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 8,566 reads 42 comments

  18. First-Year College Football Coaches Primed for Big Things in 2015

    Rebuilding mode? What's that? Just because a head coach is entering his first year with a new program doesn't mean he can't hit the ground running...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 13,822 reads 31 comments

  19. Can 410-Pound LaQuan McGowan Really Start at Tight End for Baylor?

    Oh, yes. Your wildest big-man touchdown-catching fantasies are on the verge of coming true on a regular basis. And the Baylor Bears will be the offense that delivers them to you oh-so beautifully...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 16,908 reads 22 comments

  20. Florida State Football: Players to Watch in Seminoles' 2015 Spring Game

    After winning 29 straight games, Florida State got embarrassed. The Seminoles battled perception issues all last season even though they remained undefeated. In the end, those questions were answered in a 59-20 loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 5,412 reads 4 comments

  21. Do High-Tempo Offenses Equal More Wins in College Football?

    Football is a game of advantages. It doesn't matter if you're a college football blue blood like Alabama or a smaller program trying to win at the Division I level like Western Kentucky...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 14,620 reads 16 comments

  22. B/R 5th Down: April Fools' Day Pranks and Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry Antics

    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 22,536 reads 24 comments

  23. Does College Football Really Need More Bowl Games?

    Congratulations, Joe ( College Football ) Fan. Your holiday time programming could be expanding even more (not unlike your holiday waistline). So prepare the egg nog , shut yourself in the den and tune in, because more bowl games could be on the way...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,167 reads 24 comments

  24. Michigan Football: Breaking Down Wolverines' 2015 Spring Game Rosters

    The first real, extensive look at Michigan football in the Jim Harbaugh era is less than 72 hours away. On Saturday, April 4, the Wolverines will hold their annual spring game...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 10,180 reads 19 comments

  25. 10 FBS Programs That Still Could Badly Use One of Ohio State's Extra QBs

    It's officially April, and Ohio State still officially has three of some of the best quarterbacks in college football: J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller . Now that's a depth chart...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 26,998 reads 50 comments