1. Unfair or Not, Jameis Winston Must Be Prepared for the Johnny Manziel Treatment

    No one should be surprised. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, which means he's under a constant vigil...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 14,051 reads 195 comments

  2. 10 True Freshmen College Coaches Wish They Had During Spring Practice

    Now, more than ever, college football freshmen are able to make an immediate impact for their teams. Incoming freshmen are more physically gifted, and with the rise of seven-on-seven tournaments, football has become a year-round sport...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 5,746 reads 5 comments

  3. With 14 Teams, There's Little Room for Scheduling Equity in SEC

    The SEC's "new" scheduling format —which is to say isn't new at all —isn't popular among every conference coach and administrator. That's to be expected...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 3,163 reads 33 comments

  4. Power Ranking Every Big Ten Football Team Post-Spring Practice

    Spring time in the Big Ten has officially come to a close. Every team has wrapped up its spring game and heads into the summer looking to get healthy and stay out of trouble...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 30,112 reads 202 comments

  5. SEC Football Schedule Change Won't Have Major Impact on Conference

    Roger Daltrey said it best : Meet the SEC's new conference schedule, same as the SEC's old conference schedule.* (*Content of lyrics may vary...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 17,880 reads 29 comments

  6. Which Hot Seat Head Coach Has the Best Chance at Making a Giant Turnaround?

    For some coaches, 2014 is a now-or-never year. As salaries go up, so do expectations to win — and win immediately. Of course, that's not always possible...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 11,023 reads 47 comments

  7. New NCAA Transfer Policy Provides More Consistency

    Buried within the NCAA's Thursday press release over its newly endorsed governance structure was a rule that directly impacts players...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 7,523 reads 4 comments

  8. 10 College Football Players We Wish Could Play with Jameis Winston

    The offseason is a time when minds wander. For us here at B/R, this includes odd dreams where Florida State quarterback and Heisman winner Jameis Winston is on the same team as Baylor wide receiver Antwan Goodley ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 52,223 reads 147 comments

  9. Top 10 Veteran College Football QBs Entering 2014 Season

    Having a veteran quarterback doesn't necessarily indicate whether a team is going to be successful. The past two Heisman Trophy winners— Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston—were redshirt freshmen when they took home the award...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 14,656 reads 46 comments

  10. Will Braxton Miller or Marcus Mariota Be a Better Heisman Contender in 2014?

    When it comes to Heisman Trophy consideration, you have to like the chances for Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Ohio State's Braxton Miller . After all, the last four Heisman winners were quarterbacks who could run and throw...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 9,613 reads 85 comments

  11. Chad Lindsay Will Give Ohio State Help Where Buckeyes Need It Most

    Protecting quarterback Braxton Miller is a top priority for Ohio State in 2014. The Buckeyes reportedly just got reinforcement on that front...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 11,895 reads 26 comments

  12. 5 Players to Watch in College Football's Remaining Spring Games

    Spring games are coming to an end, which means college football junkies really will be going out of their minds for the next three months before preseason camp starts. Of course, the less you hear about your favorite team this offseason, the better.

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 4,850 reads 4 comments

  13. Charlie Strong Is Just Being Realistic Saying Texas Won't Play for Title in 2014

    It remains to be seen how Charlie Strong will do in year one as Texas' head coach, but there's no denying he's good at one thing: pouring an ice-cold bucket of water on high expectations...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 27,382 reads 184 comments

  14. The Unorthodox Journey of Swedish QB Recruit Kevin Dillman

    The story of Kevin Dillman 's football career isn't about Dillman himself, at least not entirely. Rather, it's about the people—the family, friends, coaches and teammates—who helped make it happen...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 40,832 reads 20 comments

  15. With Maty Mauk, Mizzou Will Challenge Auburn for Best QB in the SEC

    Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has only started four games, but you'd think he was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year if spring games meant anything—which, obviously, they don't...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 5,602 reads 34 comments

  16. Texas vs. Baylor Rivalry Heating Up Is Just What Big 12 Football Needs

    The best postgame comments are the ones you least expect. On Saturday, no one was expecting Texas linebacker Steve Edmond to take his shot at Baylor...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 9,927 reads 114 comments

  17. What to Expect from Charlie Strong's Texas Spring Game Debut

    Texas fans will get their first real visual of the Charlie Strong era on Saturday during the Longhorns spring game. While no one is sure how the team will look, one thing seems more certain: There's going to be a lot more intensity...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 4,037 reads 3 comments

  18. Texas Tech, Kliff Kingsbury Will Have to Weather the QB Storm for a Year

    If you were looking for the worst-kept secret in college football this spring, it was in Lubbock, Texas. Sophomore Davis Webb will be Texas Tech's starting quarterback this season...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 7,106 reads 6 comments

  19. Big Ten's Most Indispensable Players for 2014 College Football Season

    The road to the Big Ten title, the Rose Bowl or a College Football Playoff spot is paved with stars and key playmakers . Indispensable players show just how tough life can be without them to shoulder the load on either the offense or defense...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 16,213 reads 76 comments

  20. Modified NCAA Roughing the Passer Rule Is Well-Intentioned, but Will Face Issues

    Say this for the NCAA: Player safety is still at or near the top of the list when it comes to rule enforcement, or in this specific case, quarterback safety...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 1,829 reads 5 comments

  21. Top Transfer Options for Ex-Texas A&M QB Matt Joeckel

    Quarterback Matt Joeckel will transfer from Texas A&M, according to a university release . As a career backup, he's thrown for 335 yards and two touchdowns, but it doesn't look like he was going to win the starting job in 2014...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 10,844 reads 17 comments

  22. Unlimited Meals for NCAA Athletes Is Long Overdue

    On the same day that Dominos Pizza revealed perhaps the most "'Merica" thing ever, a pizza with a fried chicken crust , the NCAA revealed the second-most "'Merica" thing ever: a rule allowing athletes to have all the food they could eat...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 3,050 reads 3 comments

  23. College Football Teams Who Wouldn't Trade Their QB for Jameis Winston

    When you're Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the reigning Heisman winner and former 5-star prospect , most college football teams would take you in a moment's notice if they could...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 58,651 reads 228 comments

  24. Clemson Football: Is Cole Stoudt Ready to Lead Tigers in 2014?

    If Cole Stoudt wasn't already the front-runner to be Clemson's starting quarterback, he certainly is now. On Monday, fellow quarterback Chad Kelly was dismissed from the program due to " conduct detrimental to [the] program...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 5,209 reads 8 comments

  25. Should Oklahoma Worry Trevor Knight Underwhelmed in Sooners' 2014 Spring Game?

    Quarterback Trevor Knight was the star of Oklahoma's Sugar Bowl win over Alabama and thus the main storyline during spring practice. However, he was far from the star of Saturday's spring game...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 5,800 reads 54 comments