1. Best Under-the-Radar Coaching Hires of the Offseason

    A splash hire doesn't necessarily equal a good hire, at either the head coach or assistant coach level. In fact, with so many coaching changes, most can get lost in the shuffle...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 9,072 reads 4 comments

  2. Michigan Football: Biggest Challenges Brady Hoke, Wolverines Face This Spring

    2014 isn't a hot seat year for Michigan coach Brady Hoke per se , but it's an important year nonetheless. The Wolverines have trended downward since Hoke took over the program in 2011...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 2,326 reads 20 comments

  3. What Heisman History Tells Us About Jameis Winston's Chances to Repeat

    Florida State kicked off spring practices on Wednesday And so did quarterback Jameis Winston 's quest for a second Heisman and national championship...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 2,660 reads 11 comments

  4. Texas Football: Naming Shawn Watson Play-Caller Gives Longhorns an Identity

    Our nation's long national nightmare—the ambiguity surrounding who will call the offensive plays for Texas this season—is over. For the most part. Maybe...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 6,672 reads 18 comments

  5. How Conference Realignment Has Impacted College Football Programs

    For three years, there wasn't an offseason—and, eventually, a month—that went by where conference realignment wasn't a major issue in college athletics...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 13,511 reads 44 comments

  6. What Latest NCAA Lawsuit Means for Power 5 Conferences

    The multi -front battles against the NCAA, from the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit to the unionization push by Northwestern players, attempt to mold what it means to be a student-athlete in today's college game...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 1,351 reads 4 comments

  7. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 5,321 reads 16 comments

  8. 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 33,560 reads 49 comments

  9. 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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  10. 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 10,503 reads 6 comments

  11. 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 4,762 reads 9 comments

  12. 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 24,588 reads 35 comments

  13. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 3,472 reads 5 comments

  14. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 12,563 reads 17 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 16,982 reads 13 comments

  16. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 4,322 reads 17 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 16,397 reads 27 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 11,360 reads 10 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 8,421 reads 7 comments

  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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 5 months ago 2,640 reads 7 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 16,680 reads 16 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 1,523 reads 5 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 11,072 reads 70 comments