1. Should USC Fans Worry If QB Battle Isn't Settled by End of Spring?

    If USC does have a front-runner at quarterback, first-year coach Steve Sarkisian isn't tipping his hand...

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  2. Family Helped Map Mark Mangino's Long Road to Iowa State

    Mark Mangino believes he's in a good place. He didn't say so specifically, but he didn't have to. It's hard not to notice the excitement in his voice. And the laughter. He chuckles a lot...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 33,516 reads 49 comments

  3. UCLA vs. Texas A&M Series Will Bring More Recruiting Benefits to Bruins

    When you're in talent-rich California like UCLA, there's little need to venture outside your backyard, let alone the state, for players. Yet the Bruins have developed a nice presence in another talent-rich recruiting state: Texas...

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  4. Kliff Kingsbury Won't Rule Out 'The Bachelor,' but Here's Why He Should

    Yes, this is a real thing that is possible. And, yes, there are words being written about it. Anyone who follows ABC's The Bachelor , like Barrett Sallee , Andy Coppens ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 10,472 reads 6 comments

  5. 10 Biggest College Football Storylines to Watch in 2014 Spring Practice

    Spring practice is upon us, meaning it's time for a yearly reminder of its three basic rules: 1) Everyone is undefeated. 2) It's a fun time to experiment with younger players and move some pieces around...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 4,757 reads 9 comments

  6. ESPN's College Football Coverage Gets the Best of Both Worlds with Chris Fowler

    ESPN's college football coverage could have undergone a seismic shift talent-wise. Instead, one of its best on-air personalities will double-dip and become the voice for the sport...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 24,577 reads 35 comments

  7. Big Ten Football: Teams Facing Biggest Challenges in 2014 Spring Practice

    Hope springs eternal in the offseason—unless your favorite team has numerous questions to answer, that is. If that's the case, the next several months can be more nerve-racking than anything else...

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  8. Michigan's New Football Ticket Policy Golden Idea That More Teams Should Embrace

    As it turns out, the Big House wasn't filled in a day, but Michigan is working on a plan to change that. That effort has started with an alteration to the general admission policy for students, which lasted a whopping one year...

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  9. Meet the Helmet Camera, College Football's New Fad That Will Catch on Quick

    College football fans who want to get closer to the game are getting their wish. An emerging technology in the game of football is the use of helmet cameras...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 16,857 reads 13 comments

  10. Charlie Strong Faces Tough Task Trying to Win over Texas High School Coaches

    LonghornDigest.com conducted an anonymous survey with four "prestigious" Texas high school coaches. Like every other Internet story ever written, the Q&A was published with the hopes that it would interest readers...

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  11. Potential 1st-Year Starting QBs to Watch for in 2014 Spring Football

    Position battles are all the rage during spring practice, and no position is watched more closely than the quarterback. Thanks to the emergence of seven-on-seven tournaments, more quarterbacks are ready to play sooner than ever before...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 16,388 reads 27 comments

  12. What Recent College Football History Tell Us About QBs Who Transfer

    Alabama is hoping for a seamless transition with Florida State transfer quarterback Jacob Coker, the likely heir apparent to AJ McCarron...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 11,342 reads 10 comments

  13. Texas Tech Football: What 5-Star QB Commit Jarrett Stidham Brings to Red Raiders

    After putting together a solid, albeit under-the-radar, recruiting class for 2014, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury reeled in his first prize recruit since arriving in Lubbock a little over a year ago...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 8,344 reads 7 comments

  14. College Football Players Who Can Make the Biggest Strides This Spring

    Spring practice is underway for many teams, meaning the next couple of months will be all about competition and development...

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  15. How Vonn Bell's Injury Impacts Ohio State's Spring Practice

    Quarterback Braxton Miller won't be the only Ohio State player missing spring practice. On Thursday, ESPN...

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  16. Could the NCAA Have Avoided Its Latest Lawsuit?

    Hardly a month goes by, it seems, without the NCAA facing some sort of lawsuit. If there was any indication that major college athletics is at a crossroads, this is it. On Wednesday, Jon Solomon of AL...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 2,635 reads 7 comments

  17. NCAA Gets It Right on Adjusting the Ejection for Targeting Rule

    As odd as this sounds, the NCAA did something right on Thursday. Of course, it was in an effort to rectify a previous wrong, but you know, baby steps and what not...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 16,649 reads 16 comments

  18. Without Intervention, College Football's Transfer Process Will Remain the Same

    When it comes to the battle between student-athletes and the NCAA, just about every argument comes back to money...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 1,512 reads 5 comments

  19. The Way It Was Proposed, College Football's 10-Second Rule Never Stood a Chance

    In the end, the NCAA's attempt to slow down hurry-up, no-huddle offenses died an ironic death. Namely because it never got the support it needed fast enough...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 11,048 reads 70 comments

  20. Notre Dame Football: Did Irish Over-Schedule for 2014 Season?

    Notre Dame isn't known as the most popular team in college football, but fans of all color combinations should laud the Irish for their 2014 schedule...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 20,950 reads 92 comments

  21. How Badly Does Corey Crawford's Suspension Hurt Clemson's Chances vs. Georgia?

    Officially, as of March 5, there are 176 days until the 2014 college football season begins. However, players are already being suspended for season openers, meaning it can't be that far off...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 3,005 reads 4 comments

  22. South Carolina Is Early SEC East Favorite in 2014, a Testament to Steve Spurrier

    When you've won 11 games in three consecutive seasons and defeated Clemson in five straight years, what is there left to accomplish at South Carolina? Win the program's first SEC ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 10,005 reads 113 comments

  23. Urban Meyer's Health Shouldn't Be Spring Distraction for Ohio State

    The last time Ohio State coach Urban Meyer had a health issue, it eventually resulted, at least in part, in his resignation at Florida. Barring a stunning turn of events, don't expect the same this time around with the Buckeyes...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 5,015 reads 23 comments

  24. Michigan Fans Shouldn't Be Worried if QB Competition Goes into the Fall

    When Michigan coach Brady Hoke hired Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to the same position last month, it could have been viewed as a lateral move. It also could have been viewed as a high-risk/high-reward move...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 5,102 reads 30 comments

  25. How College Football Should Settle the Debate over Defensive Sub Rule

    The NCAA's controversial proposal to change defensive substitutions is an example of what happens when you take birdshot to target practice. Officially, college football will settle the debate over the proposal this Thursday, Mar...

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