1. 10 College Football Freshmen Turning Heads in 2015 Fall Practice

    We've reached the point in preseason camp when depth charts are beginning to be released. While some open competitions remain, coaches ideally would like to have some separation so ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 51,981 reads 150 comments

  2. Texas A&M Football: Depth Chart Analysis, Complete 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Remember when Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin fielded question after question during the 2012 SEC media days over whether the Aggies could compete in the SEC? All A&M ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 12,148 reads 56 comments

  3. Florida Football: Depth Chart Analysis, Complete 2015 Preview and Predictions

    The Jim McElwain era at Florida is about to begin in earnest. With it comes new hope that the Gators can get back to the glory days they most recently experienced under former coach Urban Meyer ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 3,693 reads 3 comments

  4. USC's Steve Sarkisian Seeking Help, Deserves Respect for Owning Up to His Issues

    Admitting you fouled up a game plan in a football game is easy. Saying you didn't prepare your team well enough during the week is easy. What USC head coach Steve Sarkisian did Tuesday wasn't easy at all...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 42,609 reads 215 comments

  5. Why Big Ten Football Can Survive Another Slow Start

    We're coming up on nearly a year—14 days, in fact—Sept. 7, 2014: the day, as B/R colleague Adam Kramer wrote at the time, the Big Ten died ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 3,265 reads 31 comments

  6. Oklahoma Football: QB Baker Mayfield Gives Sooners Offense Its Swagger Back

    If you think about it, it all started with a dance. Sitting out the 2014 season to satisfy both NCAA and Big 12 intraconference transfer rules, Baker Mayfield wasn't eligible to play for the Oklahoma Sooners...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 13,685 reads 23 comments

  7. B/R 5th Down: Is This the Best Beard in College Football?

    Editor's Note: The 5th 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 11 months ago 9,603 reads 16 comments

  8. Bold Prediction for Every Top 25 Team's 2015 Season

    Soon, bold predictions won't matter because actual college football games will be played and results will speak for themselves. Oh, who are we kidding? Piping hot takes will always be part of the game...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 75,302 reads 252 comments

  9. Texas Football: Does Charlie Strong Need to Name Starting QB Before Notre Dame?

    The gap between Texas quarterbacks Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard appears to have opened back up. Or at the very least, the battle between the two isn't any tighter now than it was in the spring ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 5,974 reads 73 comments

  10. Big Ten Football: Biggest Remaining Position Battles in Fall Camp

    Little by little, we're inching closer to the start of the 2015 college football season. Now is around the time in preseason camps when coaches will begin to establish pecking orders in open position battles...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 12,109 reads 16 comments

  11. How Long Will It Take Jim Harbaugh to Bring Michigan Back to Prominence?

    When Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh as its new head coach, the question became a matter of "when" the Wolverines would re-enter the national power conversation again, not "if...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 23,747 reads 208 comments

  12. Would a 24-Hour Marathon Work for College Football?

    Twenty-four straight hours of college football, you say? Where do we sign? Nothing like this is in the works yet, but with the 2015 season so close to arriving, we here at Bleacher ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 49,478 reads 47 comments

  13. Notre Dame Football: KeiVarae Russell's Return Provides Much-Needed Spark

    Just like that, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish's recent string of bad luck has ended. For a change, the Irish are getting a key player for their College Football Playoff run in 2015...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 6,845 reads 10 comments

  14. Power Ranking College Football Conferences by Running Back Depth

    Yes, football may be a quarterback's sport, but here at Bleacher Report, we are huge fans of everything and everything that involves the phrase "Run the dang ball!" Which is why ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 7,934 reads 57 comments

  15. Notre Dame Football: Why Jerry Tillery Could Be Biggest Impact Freshman in 2015

    Welcome to college football, Jerry Tillery . Your time to shine has arrived just months after arriving on Notre Dame's campus as an early enrollee ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 9,508 reads 7 comments

  16. B/R 5th Down: Jim Harbaugh's Khaki Tour Bus, Baylor Trolls TCU in Team Photo

    Editor's Note: The 5th 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 11 months ago 7,131 reads 9 comments

  17. Oregon Football: How Vernon Adams Can Win Ducks Starting QB Job by Week 1

    The biggest math test in college football is finally over, as is the long national nightmare for Eastern Washington Eagles transfer Vernon Adams Jr. The Football Championship Subdivision human highlight reel is officially a member of the Oregon Ducks...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 7,815 reads 32 comments

  18. Rising Stars Emerging in College Football 2015 Fall Camps

    The start of preseason camp is a time when, for many position battles, there's a clean slate. Sure, spring practices help mold depth charts, but they are by no means final...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 47,886 reads 67 comments

  19. Big Ten Football: Biggest Games That Will Determine Outcome of B1G in 2015

    After being college football's favorite conference punching bag last year (and the year before that and the year before that...), the Big Ten has experienced a bit of a resurgence...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 12 months ago 20,679 reads 116 comments

  20. Which Power Conference Champion from 2014 Is Most Likely to Repeat in 2015?

    Repeating as anything, be it divisional champs, conference champs and/or national champs, is tough. There's far more involved in winning than most can appreciate...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 12 months ago 6,719 reads 41 comments

  21. Texas Football: Should Longhorns Worry About the Recent String of Departures?

    And, like that, two more Texas Longhorns are gone. Now the question becomes if the recent trend of player attrition is a bad sign for second-year coach Charlie Strong. The short answer is yes and no...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 12 months ago 15,612 reads 62 comments

  22. Every College Football Playoff Contender's Secret Weapon in 2015

    Chances are, if a team heads into the 2015 college football season as a playoff favorite or contender, it's because that team has at least some star power. But one player does not make a team...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 12 months ago 33,626 reads 179 comments

  23. Why 'Hard Knocks'-Style TV Shows Are the Future of College Football

    It's finally here. College football will get its own version of Hard Knocks during preseason camp. Fans looking for additional access will get it in the form of A Season With Notre Dame on Showtime this September...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 12 months ago 23,287 reads 28 comments

  24. College Football Awards for the 2015 Offseason

    Channeling our inner Professor Farnsworth , we have good news for everyone: The 2015 college football season is drawing nigh. Congratulations, you've nearly made it through the grueling offseason...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 12 months ago 26,770 reads 24 comments

  25. Oregon Football: How Loss of Thomas Tyner Impacts Ducks' Playoff Chances

    There are injuries, which are a natural part of football, and then there are injuries . The season-ending shoulder surgery to Oregon running back Thomas Tyner , as reported by Aaron Fentress of CSNNW ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 12 months ago 7,254 reads 23 comments