1. Gary Pinkel Deserves to Be Remembered for Making Missouri Football Relevant

    Even for Missouri's standards, the past week has been unlike anything the university has experienced in a long time. Maybe ever. On Monday, university President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R...

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  2. When Hiring New Coaches, College Football Programs Must Know Where They Stand

    For the most part, moving on from one head coach is easy. It's finding the next guy that can prove to be difficult. Minnesota knows firsthand what that's like. As a result, the university essentially "delayed" its coaching search...

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  3. Why Will Fuller's Return to Notre Dame Means Irish Will Contend Again in 2016

    Part of contending for a national championship is recruiting at a championship level. But that doesn't always mean signing 4- and 5-star players. It means keeping them around a little longer...

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  4. Which Power 5 Conference Is Likely to Be Left out of College Football Playoff?

    There were myriad takeaways from the College Football Playoff's most recent Top 25, but nothing stuck out like the Big 12's status in the race for the final four. Or more specifically, how far behind in perception the Big 12 is...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 9,072 reads 89 comments

  5. The 9 College Football Games That Could Spoil College Football Playoff Race

    In one week, Oklahoma State went from Big 12 dark horse to College Football Playoff hopeful. That's how quickly things can change in college football. With four weeks left in the season, the playoff race is as volatile as ever...

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  6. Should Florida State Be Worried About Its Quarterback Situation in 2016?

    Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has developed a reputation as a quarterback whisperer, and rightly so. No other coach in college football today has earned his quarterbacks more first-round draft money than Fisher...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 12,557 reads 61 comments

  7. Big 12 Football: Bowl Projections for Every Team

    You like bowl projections? Bleacher Report colleague Bryan Fischer has you covered on a national scale . For the Big 12, however, it's time to take a closer look at how the postseason pecking order will shake out...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 23,989 reads 95 comments

  8. College Football Rankings 2015: Hits and Misses from the Week 11 Polls

    And then there were six. The first week in November was especially unkind to undefeated teams across college football, as five unbeatens—LSU, Memphis, Michigan State, TCU and Toledo—lost...

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  9. After Shakeup Saturday, Can Anyone in College Football Go Undefeated?

    Let's make one thing abundantly clear: It doesn't matter who you are, how talented your team is, who your coach is, what conference you play in or what your strength of schedule is...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 31,617 reads 152 comments

  10. Winners and Losers from Week 10 of the 2015 College Football Season

    Being undefeated and in the playoff hunt is a precious position to hold, if for no other reason than you find out how quickly it can change. Just ask TCU. And Memphis. And Michigan State...

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  11. Happy Birthday to the Sport We Love: College Football Turns 146 Today

    Oh, hey there, college football. A little birdie — which may or may not be Facebook...or the NCAA — told us it's your birthday and you're 146 years old. But, if we're being honest, you don't look a day over 125...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 3,519 reads 15 comments

  12. Is a High-Powered Offense or Stingy Defense a Better Path to 2015 CFB Playoff?

    In this day and age of high-powered offenses—and penalties, like targeting, that naturally favor the offense—it's fair to challenge whether the old adage of "defense wins championships" is actually true...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 4,247 reads 43 comments

  13. Jarrett Stidham Ready to Lead Baylor's Playoff March as He Shines vs. K-State

    All eyes were going to be on Baylor's true freshman quarterback, Jarrett Stidham , as he made his first collegiate start Thursday night on the road against Kansas State. And did Stidham ever open those eyes...

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  14. Why Oklahoma Can Be the Ohio State of the 2015 College Football Playoff

    Oklahoma is forgotten in — but not entirely out of — the College Football Playoff race. It's easy to understand why no one's talking about the Sooners. They're the lowest-ranked Big 12 team in the initial CFP rankings (No...

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  15. The Nightmare Scenario for College Football Playoff Selection Committee

    Relax. It'll all work itself out. That was the message relayed by Bleacher Report colleague Adam Kramer Tuesday night following the unveiling of the first College Football Playoff Top 25 ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 24,552 reads 68 comments

  16. TCU Football: Horned Frogs' Road to College Football Playoff

    Unlike 2014, the TCU Horned Frogs entered this season with high expectations. Despite numerous injuries and attrition, especially on defense, the Frogs have been able to remain undefeated...

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  17. Baylor Football: Bears' Road to College Football Playoff

    Let the controversy begin. Tuesday evening, the College Football Playoff released its first Top 25 of 2015, and the Big 12 is well-represented in the top 15. Leading the pack is Baylor at No...

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  18. The Current Undefeated Team Most Likely to Not Make the College Football Playoff

    Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection committee will reveal its first Top 25 poll of 2015. That's when the real debate will begin...

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  19. Top 5 Candidates to Replace Frank Beamer as Virginia Tech Head Coach

    College football has lost another icon. Following reports from Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 and ESPN's Mark Schlabach , among others, Virginia Tech confirmed head coach Frank Beamer will retire at the end of the 2015 season...

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  20. College Football Rankings 2015: Hits and Misses from the Week 10 Polls

    Yep, college football got weird on Halloween night. How appropriate. Michigan survived an emotional rally against Minnesota on a goal-line stand...

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  21. Power Ranking the Top College Football Freshmen from October

    Like that, November is here. On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff selection committee will release its first Top 25 for the 2015 season...

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  22. Winners and Losers from Week 9 of the 2015 College Football Season

    And here we thought Week 9 of the college football season was shaping up to be boring. It's Halloween night...

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  23. How the SEC Could Take a Playoff Hit in 2016's Very 1st Weekend

    Who says the SEC doesn't play anybody in nonconference games? The conference released its entire 2016 schedule on Thursday. Immediately, the Week 1 slate stands out...

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  24. The Blueprint to Win 2015 College Football Playoff

    Lost in the never-ending conversation about going undefeated or winning a national championship in college football are all the things it takes to get there...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 8,084 reads 21 comments

  25. Can Clay Helton Win His Way to USC's Head Coaching Job?

    USC can and should look everywhere for its next head coach. When arguably the best job in college football becomes available, it behooves the administration to consider every possible option...

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