1. Top Transfer Options for Ex-Texas A&M QB Matt Joeckel

    Quarterback Matt Joeckel will transfer from Texas A&M, according to a university release . As a career backup, he's thrown for 335 yards and two touchdowns, but it doesn't look like he was going to win the starting job in 2014...

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  2. Unlimited Meals for NCAA Athletes Is Long Overdue

    On the same day that Dominos Pizza revealed perhaps the most "'Merica" thing ever, a pizza with a fried chicken crust , the NCAA revealed the second-most "'Merica" thing ever: a rule allowing athletes to have all the food they could eat...

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  3. College Football Teams Who Wouldn't Trade Their QB for Jameis Winston

    When you're Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the reigning Heisman winner and former 5-star prospect , most college football teams would take you in a moment's notice if they could...

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  4. Clemson Football: Is Cole Stoudt Ready to Lead Tigers in 2014?

    If Cole Stoudt wasn't already the front-runner to be Clemson's starting quarterback, he certainly is now. On Monday, fellow quarterback Chad Kelly was dismissed from the program due to " conduct detrimental to [the] program...

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  5. Should Oklahoma Worry Trevor Knight Underwhelmed in Sooners' 2014 Spring Game?

    Quarterback Trevor Knight was the star of Oklahoma's Sugar Bowl win over Alabama and thus the main storyline during spring practice. However, he was far from the star of Saturday's spring game...

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  6. College Football's Biggest Performances from Week 2 Spring Games

    Technically speaking, the batch of spring games from this past Saturday weren't in the "second" week of the spring game schedule . However, this was the second weekend in a row with a significant number of games on tap...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 21,962 reads 27 comments

  7. How Charlie Strong, Texas Can Take Back Big 12 Football in 2014

    While "sleeper" may not necessarily be the right term, Texas is at the point where it's no longer the hunted program in the Big 12...

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  8. Oregon Football: How Bralon Addison's Reported Injury Impacts Ducks Offense

    If Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison has indeed suffered a torn ACL , as reported by Andrew Greif of The Oregonian , the Ducks have lost one of their best returning playmakers ...

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  9. If NCAA Allowed It, NFL Shouldn't Hesitate to Help Fund Cost of Scholarship

    The push for better care for football and men's basketball players, whether through collective bargaining or antitrust lawsuits, is the landmark issue facing college athletics...

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  10. Ohio State Football: What to Watch for in Buckeyes' 2014 Spring Game

    Ohio State will be one of the dozens of spring games taking place Saturday. After dropping the final two games of the season—the Big Ten title to Michigan State and the Orange ...

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  11. Oklahoma Football: Players to Watch in Sooners' 2014 Spring Game

    Among the big-time programs holding their spring games this Saturday is Oklahoma. Following the Sooners' Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama, expectations are once again high in Norman...

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  12. Wisconsin Football: All Eyes on QB Tanner McEvoy in Badgers' Spring Game

    It's nothing major, but Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave has been shelved for the Badgers' spring game this Saturday. The cause? Lingering shoulder soreness from an injury that knocked him out of the Capital One Bowl against South Carolina...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,442 reads 11 comments

  13. 10 Teams That Will Have Most Difficult Time Replacing Their Starting QB in 2014

    Starting over isn't always easy...or fun. Replacing a veteran starting quarterback, especially one who has carved out a place in program history, only makes that process harder...

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  14. As College Football Union Push Goes Political, Road Gets Tougher for Athletes

    Northwestern football players made a unionization push because they didn't feel anyone—not the school, not the NCAA—had their backs...

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  15. Rising College Football Juniors Who Are NFL-Ready Now

    F ormer South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney could have left college after two years. But h ow often does a player like Clowney come along? Once every few years? ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 20,228 reads 88 comments

  16. Miami Football: Ryan Williams' Injury Opens Door for Kevin Olsen to Win QB Job

    As unfair and unfortunate as Ryan Williams' ACL injury is for the Miami quarterback, it might also usher in a new era for the Hurricanes...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,524 reads 4 comments

  17. Mark Emmert Only a Voice for NCAA Problems, Not the Problem Itself

    As the face of the college athletics juxtaposition, the NCAA is a popular punching bag. As the face of the NCAA, its president, Mark Emmert , receives the brunt of the finger-pointing...

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  18. B/R CFB Mailbag: Impact Sophomores, Dark-Horse Title Contenders

    Our good pal Michael Felder , who normally handles the "Your Best 11" mailbag, is off, so this week's college football mailbag will be operated by yours truly. Have college football questions? Tweet me @ BenKercheval or email me at benkerch@gmail...

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  19. College Football Coaches Who Were Great Players Too

    When consuming a lot of football, it can be easy—far too easy—to forget just how difficult the sport really is, both as a player and coach. Very few end up being good players in major college football...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 11,484 reads 13 comments

  20. Texas' Search Firm Bill Shows How Misplaced Money Is in College Football

    For not being Nick Saban , head coach Charlie Strong sure was an expensive hire for Texas. In January, t he school agreed to pay Strong $5 million annually, minus incentives ...

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  21. 5 Trades We Wish We Could Make in 2014 College Football Offseason

    While NFL teams are busy trading players this offseason to bolster their respective rosters, college football is missing out on all that fun. That, and there's this whole amateurism thing the NCAA and its membership want you to buy into...

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  22. Which Returning College Football QBs Throw the Best Deep Ball?

    Few things are prettier than a football caught in a well-placed downfield throw. Since there are still five months before the start of the season, all anyone can do is look back at highlights from last year...

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  23. Ohio State's Spring Injury Problem Isn't as Bad as It Seems

    Ohio State has had a tough stretch of injuries this spring, dating back to their Orange Bowl loss to Clemson. Injuries are an unfortunate part of the game and it happens to just about every team at one point or another...

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  24. Nick Saban's Comments on Players' Rights Will Appeal to Recruits

    Though they are separate causes with different demands, the unionization push by Northwestern football players and an increase in compensation for athletes fall into a Venn diagram of sorts...

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  25. Texas Football: Kent Perkins' Injury Hurts Longhorns in Most Vulnerable Spot

    Though injuries are an unfortunate part of any team's spring practices, Texas is dealing with one where it can least afford it...

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