1. Should Lincoln Riley Be Oklahoma Head Coach-in-Waiting Behind Bob Stoops?

    Second-year Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is quickly approaching a pivotal point in his career. Sooner than later, he's going to be a head coach...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 8,327 reads 63 comments

  2. 2016 College Football Pro Days Primer: Dates and Names You Need to Know

    The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine is underway, and the draft itself is just a short couple of months away. In between, the final step for college players moving on to the highest level of the sport is the pro day...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 17,042 reads 8 comments

  3. Who Has the Edge in Michigan's Quarterback Battle?

    Second-year Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh will go from enjoying a wrestling match to overseeing one this offseason—in the figurative sense, of course. Such is life for college football's most active and visual coach...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 21,438 reads 42 comments

  4. 10 Best Traditions in College Football

    In the spirit of the offseason—a truly desolate time for college football fans—it's customary to look back at all the things we love and miss about this game. And what makes the game so unique are its traditions...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 28,412 reads 57 comments

  5. College Football Programs with the Most Compelling QB Controversies in 2016

    It's still February, but that smell in the air is spring practices. They're right around the corner for most college football programs...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 24,342 reads 66 comments

  6. College Football Players Under the Most Pressure During Spring Practice in 2016

    Spring football is a time for re-evaluation. For some coaches, in fact, it's the first time to get a good look at their players since the end of the previous season...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 24,772 reads 39 comments

  7. Every Big 12 Team's Biggest Question Mark Headed into 2016

    There is no perfect team in college football, and there's certainly no exception in the Big 12. Every team has question marks; some are simply more glaring than others...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 14,883 reads 44 comments

  8. Spring Football Games That Might Sell out in 2016

    Now that national signing day is over, there's little to brag about until the actual season commences. Except for spring game attendance numbers. Those are all about bragging rights...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 29,892 reads 153 comments

  9. Why It's in Best Interest for Big 12 Football Not to Expand

    It's the offseason, which means Big 12 expansion talk is in full swing. At least now, however, there's an unofficial date on whether the conference is going to stay at 10 members ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 12,039 reads 135 comments

  10. Who Will Be Everyone's Favorite Underdog for 2016 College Football Season?

    Imagine, if you will, that you're brand new to college football. This is a difficult concept to grasp, I know, but clear your mind...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 16,311 reads 27 comments

  11. Ranking College Football's Best Returning Defensive Players for 2016

    We've now officially hit the offseason. It's a desolate place, full of wandering college football fans holding onto YouTube highlights—or maybe they're simply trying to forget the pain of 2015...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 11,798 reads 65 comments

  12. Teams with Best 2016 College Football Rosters Based on Past Recruiting Cycles

    Think recruiting doesn't matter? Just ask Alabama, which has landed the No. 1 class in each of the past six years . The Tide have only won three of their four national championships under head coach Nick Saban in that recruiting span...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 30,493 reads 139 comments

  13. College Football QBs Poised to Become Stars in 2016

    The 2015 season was not an especially quarterback-friendly year in college football. Rather, '15 was the year of the running back. But '16 could be far different. Deshaun Watson (Clemson) and Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) are two of the stars returning...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 21,972 reads 47 comments

  14. Most Indispensable Assistant Coaches in College Football for 2016

    Have you ever noticed that, after national signing day, a quick surge of assistant coaching hirings are made? Head coaches get all the credit (and blame), but a great staff of assistant coaches goes a long way as well...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 12,320 reads 23 comments

  15. Post-National Signing Day College Football Playoff Predictions

    Thanks to national signing day, rosters across college football are about as complete as they're going to be all year...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 79,148 reads 366 comments

  16. Big 12 Teams Most Likely to Start True Freshmen in 2016

    With national signing day over, the rosters for 2016 are about 99 percent set. Now comes the true offseason when two-deeps are formed, crumpled up, thrown in the trash and then drawn back up...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 10,730 reads 44 comments

  17. Which 2016 Signee Will Help Their Team Win a National Title Next Season?

    Impact freshmen are everywhere now in college football. Thanks to the rise of 7-of-7 and summer camps, high school football is now a 365-day-per-year sport and incoming freshmen are ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 11,431 reads 22 comments

  18. College Football Preseason Top 25 Ranking Post-2016 National Signing Day

    National signing day has come and (for the most part) gone. High school prospects from around the country have made perhaps the biggest decisions of their lives, and now it's time to move forward...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 65,899 reads 407 comments

  19. Do Top 10 Recruiting Classes Really Equal Championships?

    Whether you want to admit it or not, recruiting at an elite level is critical in competing for and winning a national championship. Yes, coaching matters, too. So does player development...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 8,105 reads 16 comments

  20. Will Clemson Get a National Championship Game Bump in Recruiting?

    Clemson lost the College Football Playoff National Championship to Alabama last month, 45-40, but that was by no means the peak for the Tigers program...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 6,955 reads 9 comments

  21. Charlie Strong Must Find Offensive Weapons in Texas' 2016 Recruiting Class

    Texas head coach Charlie Strong is entering a pivotal third year with the Longhorns. In short, there are no more excuses. There can be no more losing seasons and no more problems on offense...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 7,538 reads 56 comments

  22. Brian Kelly's Contract Extension a Major Win for Notre Dame

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish may not have achieved their goal of getting to the College Football Playoff for the 2015 season, but they already have their biggest win for 2016. And that's keeping head coach Brian Kelly around for another six years...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 20,306 reads 94 comments

  23. USC Football: Grading Trojans' New Coaching Hires for 2016

    Clay Helton wasn't a splash hire for USC, but neither was Pete Carroll when he took over the Trojans program for the 2001 season. All Carroll did was lead USC to one of the great dynasty runs in college football history...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 12,028 reads 15 comments

  24. Every Top 25 College Football Team's Current Top Committed 2016 Recruit

    National signing day 2016 is less than a week away, and there are still a number of blue-chip recruits who haven't made their commitments yet...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 68,736 reads 70 comments

  25. Previewing Biggest Spring Depth-Chart Battles for Top 10 College Football Teams

    A week from today, programs across college football will fill voids in their rosters on national signing day. But unless a recruit is an early enrollee , those rosters will still be somewhat depleted...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 17,086 reads 45 comments