1. 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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  2. Top 10 College Football Pass-Rushing Duos for 2015 Season

    Look, nightmares are common for everybody. Someone who's much smarter than all of us is probably examining their meaning right about now too—you know, how they reflect things in our lives and stuff...

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  3. Minor NCAA Violations Won't Impact Jim Harbaugh's Momentum at Michigan

    Just five months into the job, first-year Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Michigan are the subjects of an NCAA issue. OK, so it's not that dramatic. It's a minor issue. Blame it on the summertime news cycle...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 19,338 reads 126 comments

  4. College Football Teams with the Toughest Nonconference Schedules

    Look, cupcakes are delicious. Don't ever let anyone shame you into not eating one or 10 in a single sitting. But cupcakes in college football? Those are flat-out offensive. (Okay, not really, but it's the offseason and we need fire for sports takes...

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  5. B/R 5th Down: Cardale Jones Taking over Social Media, the Biggest Hit Ever

    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...

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  6. Rhode Island Football Egg Crack Challenge for Diabetic Fan Makes Lasting Impact

    In the middle of a practice huddle with the Rhode Island Rams football team, 11-year-old Matt Tokarski counted off. "One! Two! Three!" The huddle broke. It was one of the best days of Matt's life...

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  7. Big 12 Football Making Life Harder Than It Needs to Be with New Tie-Breaker Rule

    The Big 12 has finally clarified its championship conundrum that caused so many headaches last December. Well, sort of—not without bringing about more questions and tripping over its own feet...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 11,989 reads 120 comments

  8. Texas Football: Charlie Strong Will Make Longhorns Relevant on Draft Day Again

    Ever so slightly, Texas football's presence in the NFL draft is returning. Second-year head coach Charlie Strong is the reason why, and he can make the Longhorns relevant on draft day once again...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 10,370 reads 18 comments

  9. What to Expect from Every New College Football Coach in 2015

    New Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has been under an intense spotlight since joining his alma mater this season...

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  10. 2015 All-Spring Game College Football Team

    Spring games are officially over. Let's take a guess: Every head coach was happy with spring ball, but felt there was plenty of room to improve...

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  11. Top College Football Position Battles Remaining After 2015 Spring Practice

    With spring games in the books, the long summer months of the college football offseason have arrived. Unfortunately for many programs, spring drills didn't provide every answer at key position battles...

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  12. Big 12 Football's NFL Draft Struggles Have Become Disturbing Trend

    There was a time not too long ago— 2010, to be exact —when the Big 12 claimed five of the first six picks in the NFL draft...

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  13. College Football's All-NFL Ready Team for 2015

    The 2015 NFL draft is firmly in the rearview mirror. That can only mean one thing: Time for ALL the 2016 mock drafts and every variable of that for the next week or so. For me, it means carving out the All-NFL Ready Team for 2015...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 39,542 reads 128 comments

  14. Burning College Football Questions After 2015 Spring Games

    Spring games are officially over, but not every question was answered, and not every concern was alleviated. Far from it, actually. To the contrary, some of the more pressing questions exiting spring belong to college football's blue-blood programs...

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  15. Oregon Football: Vernon Adams Is No Lock for Ducks' Starting QB Job

    Oregon's spring practices are officially over, but the quarterback competition certainly isn't. Ever since Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr...

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  16. NFL Draft Results 2015: Complete List of Selections and Grades for Rounds 1-3

    And just like that, we're on the final day of the 2015 NFL draft. Before we dive head first into Rounds 4 through 7, let's take a quick look back at what's transpired so far...

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  17. NFL Draft Grades 2015: Full Results, Analysis and Reaction After Rounds 1-3

    Another round of the 2015 NFL draft is in the books. Well, two rounds if we're being specific. Friday night saw every franchise make its picks for Round 2 and 3...

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  18. Spring Football Report Card Grades for Top Early Enrollees

    Spring practice is in the books for all but two schools: Hawaii and Oregon. With that in mind, it's time to look back at the top early enrollees based on their places in 247Sports' top 100 ranking and the impacts they made...

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  19. B/R 5th Down: OSU Fan Names Baby After J.T. Barrett, Drafted Players Celebrate

    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 4 months ago 13,537 reads 2 comments

  20. NFL Draft Order 2015: Full Selection List for Rounds 2-7 and Round 1 Results

    Well, that was fun. What do you say about another round or two...or six? The first round of the 2015 NFL draft may be over, but the entire draft weekend is just getting started...

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  21. NFL Draft Grades 2015: Round 1 Review and Scores for All Prospects

    The NFL draft opted to skip Radio City Music Hall in New York City for a detour in Chicago. That wasn't the only unique thing about the 2015 draft, though...

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  22. Oregon Football: What QB Jeff Lockie Must Prove in Ducks Spring Game

    Oregon quarterback Jeff Lockie has stood in the shadows long enough. This Saturday, he plans to fully emerge from them and stay visible...

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  23. SEC Football: Power Ranking Every Team's QBs Post-Spring Practice

    Springtime in the SEC is over, and wouldn't you know it, there are still a lot of quarterback battles to be sorted out. With a few exceptions, quarterback races in the SEC were wide open; it was the talk of spring ball across the conference...

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  24. Does USC or Notre Dame Have Better Shot of Reaching 2015-16 Playoff?

    On Saturday, Oct. 17, Notre Dame and USC will face off in South Bend for what could very well be a game between top-10 teams with playoff implications. The last time the Irish had a game like that, they were 6-0 on the road at Florida State...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 9,999 reads 207 comments

  25. The Top 25 1st-Round Picks If College Football Held a 2015 Draft

    The NFL draft is this weekend, which is always an interesting time as a college football fan. The NFL fan in us, if it exists, wants the best players possible to land on our favorite teams...

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