1. Why Alabama Is Today's Real Linebacker U of College Football

    “Linebacker U” has become a contested title in recent years. Alabama and coach Nick Saban have started to quiet the debate, though, pulling away from the rest of the pack as the destination for high-profile linebackers...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 7 months ago 8,126 reads 19 comments

  2. How Nick Saban Turned Alabama Football Around

    Nick Saban arrived at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport to a frenzied throng of Alabama fans with perhaps unheralded excitement and expectations...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 7 months ago 4,838 reads 9 comments

  3. Why NCAA Should Not Expand the College Football Playoff

    Proponents of an expanded College Football Playoff should have cringed over the UConn-Kentucky men’s basketball NCAA tournament championship game...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 7 months ago 7,793 reads 103 comments

  4. 12 Starting Quarterbacks Most Likely to Lose Their Jobs Before the End of 2014

    Forget the old adage about quarterbacks getting too much credit and blame in today’s college football...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 8 months ago 138,115 reads 157 comments

  5. Why D'haquille Williams Will Take Gus Malzahn's Auburn Offense to the Next Level

    Auburn receivers coach Dameyune Craig quickly built a reputation as a top-notch talent-acquisition specialist, having helped reel in players such as quarterback Jameis Winston at Florida State...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 8 months ago 6,587 reads 19 comments

  6. 12 Major College Football Teams That Could Throw the Ball Fewer Than 300 Times

    Run-pass balance is overrated in today’s college football. Ask Auburn, which ran its way to an SEC championship in 2013 and came within seconds of scoring the national championship as well...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 8 months ago 251 reads 0 comments

  7. 11 College Football Teams That Give Opposing Quarterbacks Nightmares

    Even in today’s era of dominant offenses in college football, certain defenses still leave opposing quarterbacks—and offensive coordinators—waking up with night sweats before big games...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 8 months ago 15,205 reads 80 comments

  8. Watch out SEC East, Missouri Is Here to Stay

    Looking at what Missouri loses this year creates an easy assumption that the Tigers could be a one-hit wonder. Don’t fall into the trap...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 8 months ago 8,538 reads 47 comments

  9. Auburn Was Lucky in 2013, Do They Have Any Hope of Winning SEC in 2014?

    Auburn turned the college football world on its head in 2013, emerging as one of the great single-season turnarounds in recent college football history...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 8 months ago 10,315 reads 128 comments

  10. 7 College Football Teams off to a Bad Start in Spring Practice

    Spring practice serves as the spring training of college football in many ways. For the majority of programs across the country, it’s a time for optimism...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 8 months ago 25,560 reads 74 comments

  11. Can Gus Malzahn Really Beat Nick Saban in Back-to-Back Seasons?

    Gus Malzahn said in December 2012 when being introduced as Auburn’s new coach that his goal was to get the Tigers back to a championship level. Nobody saw the progress coming as quickly as it did...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 8 months ago 12,037 reads 472 comments

  12. Comparing the 2014 Alabama Team to the 2011 BCS Championship Team

    For Alabama football fans born after the pinnacle of the Bear Bryant era, this is certainly the golden age...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 8 months ago 5,373 reads 30 comments

  13. Position-by-Position Spring Practice Comparison of Alabama and Auburn

    The Alabama-Auburn rivalry never sleeps in the Yellowhammer State, even in down years. When both teams are ratcheted up to their current levels, though, the spotlight expands beyond the single-state stage and spills over nationally...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 9 months ago 13,739 reads 146 comments

  14. What Hurry-Up, No-Huddle Decision Means for Alabama vs. Auburn Rivalry

    The now-tabled vote, per Brett McMurphy and Chris Low of ESPN.com , on slowing down hurry-up, no-huddle offenses perhaps would have affected no rivalry more than Auburn-Alabama...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 9 months ago 11,549 reads 370 comments

  15. Ranking Fastest, Strongest College Football Leagues Based on Combine

    Every year, stars are born from the NFL combine. This year, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney created much of the buzz with his freakish athleticism...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 9 months ago 639 reads 0 comments

  16. 5 Teams College Football Fans Would Love to See Nick Saban Coach

    Few college football coaches get more national respect—and have as many fans rooting against them—than Alabama’s Nick Saban ...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 9 months ago 16,152 reads 234 comments

  17. How Many SEC Football Teams Could Win the Big Ten in 2014?

    SEC fans have clamored for years, begging to play the Big Ten schedule instead of enduring the grueling grind of the toughest conference in America. Of course, that’s not a rational argument...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 9 months ago 9,260 reads 70 comments

  18. Does College Football 2014 Have a Superstar Void After Johnny Manziel Departure?

    Johnny Manziel took on a mindset in the aftermath of winning the 2012 Heisman Trophy that he was well-known and young and he planned to live life the way he plays football—full-tilt...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 9 months ago 4,412 reads 40 comments

  19. Everett Golson's Path from Suspension to Heisman Contender in 2014

    Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson spent the 2013 season exiled from his team. He opens 2014 as one of the leading preseason Heisman Trophy candidates ...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 9 months ago 10,513 reads 57 comments

  20. Why Alabama Needed a Transfer QB After 3 Straight No. 1 Recruiting Classes

    Alabama football doesn ’t name starting quarterbacks. When Nick Saban finds his starter he hires a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. That philosophy, above all other reasons, might explain why Saban signed Florida State backup Jacob Coker ...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 10 months ago 13,216 reads 77 comments

  21. College Football's Most Underrated Recruits of the Last 5 Years

    In two days, thousands of high school football players will sign with the colleges of their choosing. Headlines are typically reserved for the 5-star can’t-miss prospects...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 10 months ago 7,240 reads 29 comments

  22. SEC Football: Power Ranking Teams by Best Returning Players

    With all the talent leaving the SEC this offseason, predicting next year seems as daunting a task as ever. The time for NFL declarations is over, leaving several programs looking to fill holes they didn’t realize they would have to fill...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 10 months ago 12,212 reads 31 comments

  23. SEC Football: Redshirt Freshmen Who Will Dominate Spring Practice

    The fast approach of national signing day means coaches everywhere will soon turn their attention to spring practice. Naturally, it means the former high-profile recruits take center stage in their attempts to launch successful careers...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 10 months ago 10,079 reads 3 comments

  24. Why Jacob Coker Could Pull a Russell Wilson at Alabama

    Alabama football received a needed shot in the arm Sunday when former Florida State backup quarterback Jacob Coker officially announced his signing with the Crimson Tide , per Andrew Gribble of al...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 10 months ago 16,657 reads 28 comments

  25. LSU Football: Can Les Miles Get His Swag Back in 2014?

    Inexperience at key positions will prevent LSU football in 2014 from living up to lofty standards set by the program over the past decade-plus...

    Luke Brietzke Written by Luke Brietzke about 10 months ago 7,884 reads 86 comments