1. Who Will Be the Big Ten Football's Leading Passer in 2014?

    Sure, go ahead and get your jokes in about quarterbacks and passing in the Big Ten. Someone has to lead the conference in that category. Last year, the Big Ten had just one 3,000-yard passer: Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 10,326 reads 76 comments

  2. Behind the Scenes of College Football Hall of Fame Process

    At the National Football Foundation office in Irving, Texas, Steve Hatchell places a book on a conference room table. The book is sizable at an inch or so in thickness. It's really more of an encyclopedia...

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  3. How Concerned Should Oregon Be About QB Departures Behind Marcus Mariota?

    Ideally, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will stay healthy the whole season. He may even win the Heisman and lead the Ducks to a national championship. Of course, things rarely go exactly as they should...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 10,661 reads 30 comments

  4. Which Big Ten School Needs Ex-USC RB Ty Isaac the Most?

    Where former USC running back Ty Isaac lands has yet to be determined, but he certainly has options. The former 4-star recruit left the Trojans after one season to move closer to his hometown of Joliet, Illinois, because of a family issue...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 18,223 reads 50 comments

  5. 10 College Football Players Who Will Benefit Most from Offseason Workouts

    Now that coaches can make summer workouts mandatory —as if they weren't mandatory before—they can more closely monitor players. It's up to the coaches if they want to utilize that time, but let's be honest: They do...

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  6. Brian Kelly's Wish to Continue Series vs. Michigan, Michigan State Has Obstacles

    You don't have to be a traditionalist to realize conference realignment has altered college football in a way that nothing else has...

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  7. Should Big 12 Football Add a Conference Championship Game?

    The Big 12 stands alone, but it's not abundantly clear yet if this is a good thing or not. The Big 12 is the only one of the major conferences in college football that doesn 't have a championship game at season's end...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 8,643 reads 76 comments

  8. ACC, Big Ten Show Power Conferences Want Non-Power Schools out of Playoff

    The College Football Playoff was never explicitly designed for this purpose, but expanding the championship field from two teams to four had programs like Boise State and BYU salivating...

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  9. If Max Wittek Doesn't Land at Texas, Who Starts at QB for Longhorns?

    Texas' quarterback situation is anything but a sure thing. Perhaps it's appropriate, then, that one of the surest things of the offseason has become suddenly unsure...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 10,909 reads 46 comments

  10. 5 FSU Players Who Will Make or Break Jameis Winston's 2nd Heisman Quest

    Winning the Heisman Trophy two years in a row is, to put it lightly, not one of the easier things to do in football. Which, should be noted, is a pretty hard sport to begin with...

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  11. Oklahoma State Football's APR Penalty Is Significant but Shouldn't Doom Cowboys

    Just when the offseason news cycle was slipping into a peaceful slumber, the NCAA hit Oklahoma State with a wake-up bucket of ice-cold water...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 8,329 reads 22 comments

  12. Jimbo Fisher's 5-Year Eligibility Proposal Could Have Several Positive Effects

    If Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher had his way, football players would have five years of standard eligibility instead of four with the option to redshirt...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 4,635 reads 6 comments

  13. Why the Big 12 Could Soon Be Replaced as College Football's Offensive Juggernaut

    The Big 12 wasn't recognizable last year. Forget for a moment that there were no elite teams—Baylor and Oklahoma came closest to that label—or that, with only six bowl-eligible teams, overall depth was lacking...

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  14. With Notre Dame Partnership, ACC Football Smart to Use SEC League Game Model

    If the ACC 's proposed scheduling model sounds a lot like the SEC's proposed scheduling model , it's because it is. Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports ...

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  15. Is New Texas QB Commit Zach Gentry Charlie Strong's Next Teddy Bridgewater?

    Nothing shifts the focus from being shut out of the NFL draft quite like landing a blue-chip recruit. On Monday, Texas received a verbal commitment from Zach Gentry , a 4-star quarterback from Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico..

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 20,186 reads 52 comments

  16. Why ACC Football Is an Underappreciated NFL Factory

    For the 100th* year in a row, the SEC was the king of the NFL draft. (*OK, slight exaggeration.) The SEC had 49 players selected in this past weekend's draft, 11 of which went in the first round...

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  17. Does Texas Football Have the Talent to Rebound at the 2015 NFL Draft?

    The 2014 NFL draft wasn't good to the Big 12, which finished with the lowest number of drafted players ( 17) of any of the so-called "Power 5" conferences. For what it's worth, having only 10 teams may have something to do with that as well...

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  18. Paying CFB Players Should Reduce Number of Underclassmen Declaring for NFL Draft

    This year's magic number was 36. That's the number of underclassmen who weren't selected in this year's NFL draft. In all, 98 declared this past January, meaning roughly 37 percent went undrafted...

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  19. Texas Football Hitting Rock Bottom with No Longhorns Chosen in 2014 NFL Draft?

    Texas hasn't been a championship-caliber program for the last four years, but at least NFL talent has come through Austin. Not in 2014...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 10,266 reads 96 comments

  20. 5 Best 1-on-1 Matchups to Look Forward to in 2014 College Football Season

    The grueling stretch of the offseason is officially here, which means all anyone can do is pine for Aug. 27, when the 2014 season gets underway...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 12,496 reads 46 comments

  21. Top College Football Position Battles Remaining Post 2014 Spring Practice

    Spring games are officially over, which means the real offseason has officially begun. Yep, it's going to be three long months before preseason camp gets underway. All that's left for anyone to chew on are preseason watch lists...

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  22. No. 1 2016 QB Recruit Jacob Eason Talks Texas, Early Offers and Elite 11

    There were only 17 quarterbacks from the 2016 recruiting class at Sunday's Elite 11 Regional. ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer, who leads the quarterback camps, admitted that he was more focused on the 2015 class prospects...

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  23. How Texas Tech QB Davis Webb Proved Kliff Kingsbury Wrong

    Davis Webb was at an all-time low. "I didn't know what I did wrong," he said. Texas Tech was approaching its 2013 season opener against SMU when head coach Kliff Kingsbury ...

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  24. Lack of Interest in Texas from Top In-State 2015 QBs Is No Cause for Concern

    Some might say it happened when Texas A&M moved to the SEC, or when former Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy. Some might point to head coach Art Briles building a powerhouse at Baylor...

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  25. 5 Top Performing Quarterback Recruits from 2014 Dallas Elite 11 Regional

    The Elite 11 quarterback camp came through Arlington, Texas on Sunday—one day after the Nike Sparq Combine —hosting 70 quarterbacks from all over the country...

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