1. Big Ten Football: Power-Ranking the Top 2014 Out-of-Conference Games

    There simply aren't enough days in the college football season for everyone to schedule FCS powerhouse University of the Incarnate Word . However, that doesn't mean there aren't attractive non-conference games out there...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 4,360 reads 11 comments

  2. Bret Bielema Is All in with Player Safety, and That's Something to Admire

    Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has a target on his back. Of course, he put it there himself. That's what happens when you're outspoken on topical football issues and don't have a filter...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 7,841 reads 49 comments

  3. Oregon Football: What Marcus Mariota Must Work on in 2014 Spring Practice

    When you throw for 3,665 yards, 31 touchdowns and just four interceptions with one of the best quarterback ratings in college football (167.7), there's not much to improve on, right? You'd think so with Oregon's Marcus Mariota ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 6,839 reads 25 comments

  4. Nick Saban Proposes Interesting Idea on How to Fix NFL Draft Process

    If you thought Alabama coach Nick Saban put all his opinions in the pace-of-play basket , well, you clearly don't know Nick Saban...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 32,195 reads 116 comments

  5. Trevor Knight's Focus Is on Being Oklahoma's Young Leader in 2014

    Of the many things Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight needs to improve upon this spring, being the leader of the Sooners offense is among the most important...

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  6. 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 5 months ago 9,089 reads 4 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 2,370 reads 20 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 2,709 reads 11 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 6,802 reads 18 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 13,588 reads 44 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 1,393 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 5,348 reads 16 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 33,701 reads 49 comments

  14. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 2,807 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 10,689 reads 6 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 4,790 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 24,633 reads 35 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 3,495 reads 5 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 12,594 reads 17 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 17,398 reads 13 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 4,378 reads 17 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 16,442 reads 27 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 11,400 reads 10 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 8,708 reads 7 comments

  25. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 13,606 reads 14 comments