1. In Defense of College Football Stars' Combine 'Failures'

    Fresh off a record-breaking 24-sack season in 2002, Arizona State defensive end Terrell Suggs took his immense gifts to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine and stumbled out of the gate, both literally and figuratively...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 days ago 36,137 reads 25 comments

  2. The Anatomy of a 400-Pound Man's Touchdown

    When men weighing over 300 pounds touch a football, we hear music. And on those cherished occasions when they score touchdowns, we’re treated to glorious symphonies...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 days ago 37,423 reads 24 comments

  3. How the Unnamed NFL Scout Became College Football Fans' Worst Nightmare

    They tear down giants with a single sentence. They make their presence felt without ever announcing their presence at all...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 days ago 40,187 reads 41 comments

  4. Recruiting Services Are Tracking 6th-Grader: His Dad Explains Why It's No Biggie

    Daron Bryden is regarded as one of the best pro-style quarterbacks of his class. This is true. It's also necessary, however, to highlight other factual information as it pertains to this recruit—or should we say, "recruit...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 13 days ago 146,798 reads 31 comments

  5. Welcome to the Unprecedented New Era of College Football Free Agency

    Before Russell Wilson won a Super Bowl and then lost a Super Bowl, he had a decision to make. Fresh off a failed baseball career and three years of sporadic—but still successful—quarterback ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 20 days ago 36,160 reads 28 comments

  6. College Football Recruiting's Great Moral Dilemma

    Go back and review every press conference or sound bite delivered by a college football coach over the last year. Stack them neatly in a giant pile...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 21 days ago 43,169 reads 86 comments

  7. Ultimate Guide to 2015 National Signing Day

    1. What This is recruiting’s Super Bowl. It’s the day college football diehards anticipate for 364 days. It’s excessive, intense and wildly entertaining...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 28 days ago 84,478 reads 73 comments

  8. The Return of Ed Orgeron, College Football's Most Charismatic Recruiter

    It was the call I had been waiting for, although I didn’t expect it to arrive on a Sunday night just as I sat down for dinner. The California area code came into focus...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 29 days ago 57,937 reads 39 comments

  9. The Beginning of the End of National Signing Day

    Continue to be absorbed, avoiding work and life responsibilities at all costs. Fake sick harder than you have ever faked sick before, maybe even tossing in a fever to match that “really bad cough” you developed in a matter of 12 hours...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 48,579 reads 58 comments

  10. Inside the Life of Trent Thompson, the Nation's No. 1 College Football Recruit

    Inside Octavia Jones’ Westover High School office lies a piece of football treasure. Although it’s not protected in glass casing just yet, the head coach of this Albany, Georgia, program has already mapped out this next step...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 119,468 reads 56 comments

  11. Preview of the 2015 Recruiting Season for Dummies

    Don’t be afraid, friend. Deep, deep breaths. There’s nothing to fear about the game-less chasm that is the college football offseason. There is still much to do, so much to see and discuss...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 100,932 reads 147 comments

  12. Changes to the College Football Playoff We All Want to See

    The College Football Playoff that will be served next season will taste and smell a lot like the College Football Playoff we’re still digesting. This is a good thing; no one should pass up dry-aged, bone-in rib-eye for mystery meat...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 29,982 reads 168 comments

  13. A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Meeting That Changed College Football

    On December 6, tucked away in the privacy of the Bluebonnet Boardroom at the Gaylord Texan Resort, a group of athletic directors, politicians, NCAA employees, former coaches and one ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 35,970 reads 55 comments

  14. Kramer's College Football Notebook: Complete Offseason Preview

    Success is intoxicating. It’s why congratulatory praise is often left open-ended, leaving room for the possibility of an encore...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 66,886 reads 205 comments

  15. College Football Playoff Works to Perfection

    The man who once fought against a college football postseason with every bone in his body stood on the sport’s brightest stage imaginable, smile engaged, celebrating his masterpiece...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 8,656 reads 62 comments

  16. Urban Meyer, Ohio State and the Greatest Championship Story in College Football

    What if I told you that a team lost two Heisman quarterbacks in a matter of six months? If you didn ’t read that in a made-for-documentary voice, now would be the time to start...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 210,745 reads 633 comments

  17. How Oregon Football Got Tough

    To understand how Oregon found its edge, look no further than the two best-dressed men in the room with more than 50 years of experience between them...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 40,834 reads 153 comments

  18. Urban Meyer and the Resurrection of the Big Ten

    The Big Ten died on September 6, 2014. We watched it die together. With the inspiration of my boss and enough negative fuel to power a visit to the moon, I wrote a eulogy for a conference while assessing the damage...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 45,848 reads 255 comments

  19. Superlatives from Kramer's Korner: Playoff Is a Huge Win, What Took so Long?

    In December of 2010, former BCS stage coordinator and current College Football Playoff puppet master, Bill Hancock, wrote a column for USA Today adamantly defending college football’s former playoff-less era...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 52,774 reads 137 comments

  20. Welcome to the Madness: Ohio State Validates Playoff with Upset of Alabama

    Take a bow, selection committee. You too, Bill Hancock. And you too, ESPN, for dumping an ungodly amount of money into this “radical” idea for a college football postseason and sticking the landing...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 241,448 reads 962 comments

  21. Formerly Cuddly Oregon Ducks Finally Tough Enough in Program-Altering Win

    All those perceptions of being “soft?” Dead. All of the branding jokes and the idea that Oregon provides nothing more than fashion innovation? Gone...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 71,152 reads 464 comments

  22. The Most Valuable Player in College Football

    A one-time minor league baseball player who struck out 37 times in 39 at-bats in his former life just managed to thank his offensive and defensive line for his individual success in a span of three minutes...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 49,921 reads 72 comments

  23. How Lou Holtz Stumbled into His Second Career as a Television Folk Hero

    In your post-football zombie hours—a time when deep night is slipping away and morning is creeping uncomfortably close—the last voice you hear before finally settling into something resembling sleep is that of Lou Holtz ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 15,368 reads 40 comments

  24. Jim Harbaugh Is the 1 Man Who Can Save Michigan Football

    At a critical moment for Michigan football—with hope seeping out of the program little by little—the Wolverines discovered an industrial patch. In Jim Harbaugh , there is life...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 125,374 reads 473 comments

  25. The Memphis Blueprint for Rebuilding a College Football Team

    A team that won a total of 10 games over the course of four lifeless, talent-deprived seasons matched that number in less than four months in 2014...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 33,001 reads 39 comments