1. How Oklahoma Football Got Its Swagger Back

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is more fun when he's feisty Bob Stoops. And Stoops has been more outspoken— snarky , if you will—lately. He has every reason to be...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 days ago 8,744 reads 91 comments

  2. It's Charlie Strong's Way or the Highway in Texas' Locker Room

    "Do what I ask you to do. It's not hard." — Charlie Strong There's no denying Strong, in his first year as Texas' head coach, has intensity...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 days ago 18,741 reads 73 comments

  3. How College Football's Most Underrated Coach Keeps Kansas State Relevant

    Before diving into another one of his signature long-winded answers, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder delivered a knockout opening line during Big 12 media days. "My degree of optimism is negotiated daily...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 days ago 6,517 reads 11 comments

  4. Is Charlie Strong on a Different Page Than the Texas Upperclassmen?

    First-year Texas head coach Charlie Strong doesn't care about your expectations. It's an interesting stance considering his predecessor, Mack Brown , "resigned" last December for not meeting them...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 days ago 7,027 reads 18 comments

  5. Winners and Losers of 2014 Big 12 Media Days

    DALLAS, Texas — The Big 12's media days are in the books. Besides preseason practice, the only thing left is to strap on the pads and play football. It's all happening faster than you think...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 days ago 23,128 reads 48 comments

  6. Big 12 Brass, Coaches Come out Firing at Media Days, Why It's a Good Thing

    Big 12 media days lacked the size of its SEC counterpart—no surprise there, right?—but it certainly wasn't without major storylines ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 days ago 2,700 reads 36 comments

  7. Big 12 Media Days 2014: Noteworthy Quotes and Reactions from Day 1

    Big 12 media days didn't get off to an optimistic start. "The answers are sketchy," commissioner Bob Bowlsby said about the questions surrounding major college football...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 7 days ago 8,653 reads 28 comments

  8. Top 5 Storylines to Watch at Big 12 Media Days

    The college football offseason is slowly morphing into college football preseason. How do we know? Conference media days are underway...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 days ago 8,373 reads 32 comments

  9. Quarterback/Wide Receiver Combos That Are Bound to Break Out This Season

    With quarterbacks regularly eclipsing 5,000 passing yards, and with wide receivers inching toward 2,000 yards, quarterback/wide receiver combos are trending in college football...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 18 days ago 24,385 reads 129 comments

  10. The Opening Providing Proof Texas and Oklahoma Are in a Recruiting Slump

    The traditional top teams of the Big 12 should be worried. Recruiting may still be won and lost on national signing day, but it's a 24/7/365 event. Right now, Oklahoma and Texas are falling behind...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 19 days ago 17,548 reads 171 comments

  11. How Germany 7, Brazil 1 Compares to Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14

    The first five goals in Germany's 7-1 slaughter of Brazil in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal came in a span of less than 20 minutes...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 19 days ago 6,461 reads 90 comments

  12. 5 Make-or-Break Games for College Football's Perennial Powers in 2014

    The college football season is a long one, but championships often come down to moments. Those moments add up to wins and losses, some of which weigh more heavily than others...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 20 days ago 14,990 reads 69 comments

  13. 3 Long-Shot National Title Contenders to Put Your Money on

    Last year, Auburn fan Mark Skiba asked his father to put $100 down on the Tigers' 500-1 odds to win the BCS National Championship. With Auburn coming off a 3-9 season with no SEC wins, 500-1 odds may have appeared generous...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 20 days ago 16,703 reads 63 comments

  14. Does the College Football Playoff Committee Have Too Much Power?

    If there's a constant in college football's changing postseason, it's that there's usually something to gripe about. The old bowl system didn't always put the top two teams against each other, so the BCS was created...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 21 days ago 3,386 reads 34 comments

  15. Maxwell Award Watch List 2014: Full List and Bleacher Report Favorites

    The start of the 2014 college football season is still nearly two months away, but the preseason watch list releases are in midseason form...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 21 days ago 43,918 reads 171 comments

  16. Can Bo Pelini Recruit Well Enough to Get Nebraska into College Football Playoff?

    Nebraska's last championship in football came in 1997—one year before the start of the BCS —when the Cornhuskers laid a whooping on Tennessee in the Orange Bowl, 42-17...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 25 days ago 5,892 reads 30 comments

  17. How Dorial Green-Beckham Impacts Oklahoma's Offense

    The " marginal interest " between Oklahoma and former standout Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham , as first reported by Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman , turned out to be far more than marginal after all...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 25 days ago 28,059 reads 220 comments

  18. Is 4-Star Tyler Petite's Verbal to Duke over USC Starting a Trend or Aberration?

    Stating the obvious is a good place to start because it is, if nothing else, a necessary reminder: Duke's David Cutcliffe is doing as good a job as any head coach in college football...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 25 days ago 5,517 reads 23 comments

  19. 10 College Football Players Who Can Best Help Their NFL Draft Status in 2014

    The 2015 NFL draft is nearly a year away. Naturally, now's the time to start talking about who could help their draft stock next spring. America's out of the World Cup. What else are we to do? These are indeed trying times...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 26 days ago 16,591 reads 22 comments

  20. What Programs Like USC and Texas Can Learn from Oklahoma's New Uniforms

    Safety isn't guaranteed for tradition. Not even a little bit. Oklahoma, one of college football's perennial powerhouses, has had a classic uniform that went hand-in-hand with those of Texas, USC, Penn State and Alabama...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 26 days ago 24,021 reads 177 comments

  21. What Jameis Winston's Reported Insurance Policy Means for His NFL Plans

    Whether Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston declares for the NFL draft in about seven months remains to be seen. But the Heisman Trophy winner has shown he's at least thinking about the future...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 27 days ago 6,982 reads 8 comments

  22. Bleacher Report's Complete Guide to July 1 Conference Realignment

    Tuesday, July 1 marks another round of conference-realignment musical chairs. Maryland and Rutgers will head to the Big Ten, Louisville will go to the ACC and a swarm of other "Group of Five" schools will shuffle among conferences...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 28 days ago 57,857 reads 48 comments

  23. Why Devin Gardner Should Be Michigan's Starting Quarterback in 2014

    Michigan's critical 2014 season doesn't rest solely on its quarterback, but it's a major storyline nonetheless. That said, head coach Brady Hoke wants to eliminate that story as soon as possible...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 28 days ago 7,516 reads 65 comments

  24. USC Football: What Trojans Need from Freshman Adoree' Jackson in 2014

    One of the most versatile and touted recruits of 2014, Adoree' Jackson , made first-year USC coach Steve Sarkisian very happy...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 7,154 reads 16 comments

  25. 2014 Is Crucial Season for Kevin Sumlin to Further Seize the State of Texas

    Everything is coming up Milhouse for Texas A&M. It's head coach Kevin Sumlin 's job to make sure it doesn't go back down...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 12,402 reads 320 comments