1. Does Urban Meyer or Jim Harbaugh Have Harder QB Decision to Make?

    Two of the top jobs in college football are head coach at Ohio State and Michigan. Frankly, though, you shouldn't envy Urban Meyer or Jim Harbaugh. For completely opposite reasons, both coaches have a quarterback quandary on their hands...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 25,067 reads 183 comments

  2. Oklahoma Football: How Keith Ford's Suspension Impacts Sooners' RB Depth

    There may not be a deeper, more talented running back depth chart in the Big 12 than the one Oklahoma has. However, at any given time, it seems the Sooners only have a few of those running backs available...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 7,150 reads 12 comments

  3. Which Texas QB Needs a Bigger Spring, Jerrod Heard or Tyrone Swoopes?

    If there was any question that Texas' quarterback job would be an open competition this spring, consider it answered once and for all...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 9,504 reads 36 comments

  4. B/R 5th Down: Bo Pelini's Strong Selfie Game, Hugh Freeze's Talladega Nights

    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 24,249 reads 23 comments

  5. Every Power 5 College Football Conference's Perfect Coaching Staff

    Earlier this week, Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated was asked in his weekly mailbag if money and the right coach could make any program into a national title contender...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 76,104 reads 353 comments

  6. Sumo Wrestling and Sukiyaki: Inside Princeton's Life-Altering Trip to Japan

    Princeton football head coach Bob Surace likes to email his players—a lot. When you're dealing with roughly 100 18-to-22-year-olds, it's the most efficient way to reach them with important information...

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  7. College Football Coaches Who Are Social Media Geniuses

    Who says coaches are one-dimensional? Social media has allowed direct access between fans/media and coaches, and the interaction can be amazing sometimes. Mediums like Twitter allow coaches to show that they have a sense of humor or other passions...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 21,222 reads 59 comments

  8. Which Conference Is Most Likely to Produce 2015's Heisman Trophy Winner?

    The Heisman Trophy race has become predictable and formulaic. On one hand, that's made the whole thing mostly uninteresting...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 13,035 reads 57 comments

  9. College Football Injuries That Will Have the Biggest Impact This Spring

    The term "spring-game stars" applies to anyone who breaks out in the offseason. Sometimes, though, it's out of necessity because, while spring is a time for optimism, it's also a good time to get healthy...

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  10. Preseason College Football Rankings: Spring Practice Top 25

    Spring practices are underway. For the first time since last season ended, we're getting to see glimpses of what depth charts may look like (and how they may change). We're looking for names to watch, injury updates and areas of concern...

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  11. 10 College Football Brands That Won't Ever Need a Redesign

    College football is at an interesting crossroads. On one hand, the history, tradition and pageantry are what make it so unique. On the other hand, part of the game now is about changing up uniforms and logos to keep things interesting...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 19,581 reads 91 comments

  12. 5th Down: The Top Social College Football Stories of the Week

    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, maybe cry, but mostly laugh...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 16,179 reads 21 comments

  13. Which College Football Conference Has the Most Playoff Contenders?

    Say this for the long offseason: Pretty much everyone is a playoff contender. The records are all the same, as no one has lost a game yet. There's as much optimism as a renewable energy source to power the United States for a century...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 13,352 reads 169 comments

  14. 10 Underrated Players to Watch in 2015 College Football Spring Games

    Forget about the stars in college football for a moment. Yeah, it's difficult, but following all the key players is too easy...

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  15. Is Michigan or Boise State the Better Option for Iowa Transfer QB Jake Rudock?

    It looks like former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock could still be a Big Ten quarterback in 2015. According to Clint Brewster of 247Sports , Rudock will have an important visit ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 20,983 reads 56 comments

  16. Chris Borland's Early NFL Retirement Should Spark Changes at the College Level

    It still feels odd typing the phrase "former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland." Yet here we are again , conversing about football's future because one of its brightest stars examined the road ahead and didn't like the risk...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 26,550 reads 75 comments

  17. In the College Football Playoff Era, Is It Time to Ban FCS Opponents?

    In a way, Baylor provided free advertising for the University of the Incarnate Word. A year ago on the dot, UIW announced that it had scheduled a game against the Bears in Waco in 2019...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 9,727 reads 87 comments

  18. Would NIT-Like Playoff Tournament Work for College Football?

    It's only a matter of time before college football's new postseason changes. Because we are a people who want the next thing before what we have now, the days of a four-team playoff are already limited...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 6,419 reads 35 comments

  19. College Football Coordinators Who Should Be Head Coaches Already

    The coaching silly season has passed. If you're one of the college football programs fortunate enough to have kept that highly sought assistant, count your lucky stars. He may not be around for much longer...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 44,339 reads 80 comments

  20. Realistic Expectations for Charlie Strong and Texas in 2015

    If Texas head coach Charlie Strong didn't think the Longhorns were going to play for a national championship last year, what does he think about the 2015 team? After going 6-7 ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 13,213 reads 56 comments

  21. Big 12 Football: 5 Biggest 2015 Heisman Contenders

    Spring practices have just started for some programs. Naturally, it's time to peer into the crystal ball and pick out some Heisman Trophy contenders with what will surely be 100 percent accuracy...

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  22. College Football's Top RBs Entering 2015 Spring Practice

    If you think the running back position has been devalued, well, you may be right in some sense. Just don't tell the following players. With spring practice underway, our position-by-position offseason rankings roll on...

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  23. The Offseason of Jim Harbaugh

    If George Costanza of Seinfeld had " The Summer of George ," then first-year Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is having "The Offseason of Jim." Consider it this way: Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer just won a national championship...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 14,739 reads 55 comments

  24. College Football's Top 10 QBs Entering 2015 Spring Practice

    Offseason rankings are always a hot-button topic. Naturally, I expect this particular list—the top 10 quarterbacks heading into spring practices—to go over smoothly. As always, stats play a factor, but they're not the only thing...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 38,585 reads 147 comments

  25. Oklahoma Football: Complete 2015 Spring Practice Primer

    As they say, life comes at you fast. Around this time last year, articles were being written— ahem —about Oklahoma's expectations for the 2014 season...

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