1. What Spring Football Attendance Numbers Actually Tell Us

    The annual tradition of reading entirely too much into spring game attendance numbers is indeed football overkill, but packing stadiums in March and April isn ’t just about getting a bunch of bodies in the same place at the same time...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 7,914 reads 49 comments

  2. What a Recruiting Letter Looks Like -- and What It Should Say

    For as much as recruiting has embraced technology—at times for better or worse—the ancient rituals of snail mail and even that archaic fax machine are still very active in the process...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 20,649 reads 14 comments

  3. Falling into the Trap of Spring Football Hype? Proceed with Caution

    Cautious optimism . It’s the only stable spring football approach, especially as hype begins to build around players putting on one hell of an offseason show...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 4,399 reads 16 comments

  4. Dream College Football Bracket Reaches the Championship

    With college basketball’s annual bracket banquet in the rearview , our hypothetical college football bracket has also reached its epic conclusion...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 4,797 reads 23 comments

  5. Why Oregon's Defense Is College Football's Most Under Appreciated Unit

    No college football entity has been consistently overlooked and underappreciated more than the Oregon defense. There's a reason for this, of course. When your offense regularly posts college basketball totals—they averaged 49...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 5,022 reads 24 comments

  6. Analyzing Successes and Failures of NFL Coaches Who Switch to College Football

    Although we often talk about the transition from college football to the NFL, analyzing the reverse move might even be more difficult to predict...

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  7. Smug NCAA President Mark Emmert Comes out Swinging but Strikes out Again

    Mark Emmert tried to flex his muscle. He tried to radiate confidence. He tried to push back at the countless columns—much like this one —that have pointed out his trials and tribulations over the past few months that called for change...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 4,324 reads 18 comments

  8. Why USC AD Pat Haden Is Worried about the O'Bannon Anti-Trust Suit

    The compensation formula for collegiate athletes is deeply flawed, and the entire system could drastically change in the not-too-distant future based on one court ruling...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 4,067 reads 3 comments

  9. Updating the 64-Team Dream College Football Bracket with the Final Four

    By now your bracket is complete and utter shambles. There’s far more red than green on this once former proud piece of paper, and college basketball’s postseason has once again conquered...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 107,117 reads 323 comments

  10. Why Can't College Football Embrace the 'Cinderella' Team?

    At this time of the year, the term ‘Cinderella’ surfaces as we anxiously root for unforeseen underdogs to make a magical run in college basketball’s annual postseason...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 10,773 reads 135 comments

  11. College Football's Dream 64-Team Bracket Reaches the Sweet 16

    Your updated Sweet 16 bracket is seen above. Click here for a larger, complete version . Let’s just say college football had a 64-team playoff. Don't say a word, just go with it ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 26,139 reads 68 comments

  12. Full Ride: Odds on Who Lands 5-Star CB Marlon Humphrey

    Elite high school defensive backs don’t come around all that often. Sure, there are talented corner and safety prospects in each and every class, but the elite players with shutdown potential are still rare...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 30,845 reads 40 comments

  13. What Would a 64-Team College Football Tournament Bracket Look Like?

    In the year 2020, when college football’s four-team playoff has proved inadequate, a 64-team playoff will be adopted, much to the chagrin of traditional fans...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 49,906 reads 265 comments

  14. If the Heisman Trust Is Cracking Down, Let's Take It a Few Steps Further

    Forget about removing disinterested voters or eliminating those who cast their Heisman ballot well before the regular season actually concludes...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 9,667 reads 34 comments

  15. Full Ride: Odds on Who Lands 5-Star DT Andrew Brown

    One of the nation’s best defensive tackles in the 2014 recruiting class will do much, much more than just take up space. He causes havoc on the line and in the backfield...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 22,512 reads 20 comments

  16. The Incredible (and Perhaps Impossible) Expectations Facing Johnny Manziel

    The most remarkable statistic from Johnny Manziel ’s preposterous 2012 season wasn ’t the gaudy touchdown numbers...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 6,482 reads 53 comments

  17. The Program: Over/Unders on T.J. Yeldon's Numbers for the 2013 Season

    After dazzling in Alabama's spring game last year, T.J. Yeldon seemed poised for stardom. Sure, we overact to these scrimmage performances far too often, although we didn ’t in this instance...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 496 reads 49 comments

  18. Ejecting Players for Targeting Will Likely Create More Problems Than It Solves

    The NCAA’s intentions to improve player safety are, of course, 100 percent correct. The implementation of the latest legislation, however, feels both flawed and slightly misguided...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 4,561 reads 20 comments

  19. Texas Football: With Spring Football Underway, Can the Longhorns Return to Form?

    Buried beneath the endless stream of Longhorn Network jokes and sharpened pitchforks ready for another fall of unmet expectations is cautious optimism for Texas football...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 5,882 reads 74 comments

  20. Full Ride: Odds on Who Lands 5-Star DE Lorenzo Carter

    And you thought recruiting had an offseason. Think again. The 2014 recruiting class is taking shape, and some of the top names are starting to become more and more familiar...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 26,327 reads 80 comments

  21. The NCAA Is Right to Review and Reconsider Recruiting Deregulation

    After playing the role of punching bag for a solid month—and really, it’s been much, much longer than that—the NCAA is finally doing something right. It’s listening...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 2,356 reads 7 comments

  22. The Les Miles Rumor Demonstrates the Power, Dangers of Social Media

    At about the time I cracked open up my first bottle of Malbec on Saturday night, my Twitter feed erupted...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 43,005 reads 126 comments

  23. With the NFL Combine Complete, Here's Who College Football Will Miss in 2013

    The NFL Scouting Combine serves as the unofficial moment in the college football offseason where we hit the reset button...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 3,873 reads 14 comments

  24. The Program: Over/Unders on Johnny Manziel's Stats for the 2013 Season

    Texas A&M quarterback/Heisman winner/celebrity magnet Johnny Manziel will face unthinkable expectations heading into the 2013 season...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 6,837 reads 37 comments

  25. 8th-Graders Getting Recruiting Offers? 8th-Graders Getting Recruiting Offers

    At 6’1” and 215 pounds, Dylan Moses already has more than enough size to be an NFL running back. He also sports a 40 that would be more than competitive with the group of gifted ball-carriers who were showcased at the NFL Combine...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 7,926 reads 42 comments