1. The Specter of Saban, CFB's King and Conqueror

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The firearms on the officers’ hips are visible enough. I count three of them in Bob's Victory Grille on this Thursday night. Scratch that. Make it four...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 42,712 reads 203 comments

  2. Inside Jake Coker's Incredible Journey to College Football's Promised Land

    The path was laid out for Jake Coker to become an Alabama god. Finally, the wait was over. Having lost the quarterback battle to eventual Heisman winner Jameis Winston at Florida ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 39,319 reads 166 comments

  3. Introducing the Smarter, Funnier Lane Kiffin

    The man who was once famously and publicly fired while the world was sleeping sounded completely at ease on Sunday. Heck, he almost sounded happy. At minimum, he sounded… different ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 70,702 reads 103 comments

  4. Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to College Football Bowl Season

    For those absorbed by the College Football Playoff and only the College Football Playoff, let’s take a trip back in time, shall we? Enter my time machine. Watch your step...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 40,482 reads 116 comments

  5. The Making of a Monster: Derrick Henry's Rise to Football Superstardom

    Overwhelmed and buried in doubt, Bobby Ramsey pulled his 2003 Jeep Cherokee out of the Yulee High School parking lot after another uninspiring spring practice...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 117,298 reads 259 comments

  6. Top Storylines to Watch in College Football Playoff

    There were no bombshells, which is perfectly fine. The College Football Playoff most anticipated is indeed the playoff that will be served with cheap champagne and ill-fitting hats on New Year's Eve...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 19,148 reads 55 comments

  7. CFB Committee Somehow Avoids Chaos in Weirdest Season in Recent Memory

    INDIANAPOLIS — Perhaps we’re all numb to the madness by now. Or maybe a college football season fueled by anarchy and unpredictability stayed true to its roots until the ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 154,577 reads 316 comments

  8. A Day with the Yellow Hammer, the Drink of Alabama Football

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — I have traveled more than 750 miles for a drink, but not just any drink. But at the moment, I am lost...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 55,148 reads 73 comments

  9. Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to College Football Championship Weekend

    The pace at which this all moves never truly settles in. The season begins, we don’t know what to do with our hands and then it comes to a crashing halt. But college football is a resilient brute...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 31,046 reads 137 comments

  10. The Big Ten's Position as College Football Playoff Powerhouse

    Once a New Year's Day pinata, the conference that was too slow, too boring and too far behind in recruiting to compete on a national scale finds itself resting comfortably in the ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 37,011 reads 353 comments

  11. The Unbelievable True Story of How Les Miles Kept His Job

    They carried the dead-coach-walking off the field like a king, an action that was as symbolic as it was powerful...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 174,757 reads 291 comments

  12. Is College Football Ready to Finally Embrace the Cinderella?

    In small doses, college football treasures its underdogs. There’s nothing quite like watching a full-bodied favorite come undone at the hands of an underestimated, undeserving challenger...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 22,543 reads 217 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to College Football Rivalry Weekend

    If there was nothing else at stake—just good ol ’ fashion hate, holiday bragging rights and maybe a sixer of a local IPA—this weekend, the last stand for many, would spawn plenty of emotion all by its lonesome...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 55,685 reads 202 comments

  14. College Football's Month of Mayhem Setting Up Fantastic Road to Playoff

    Few have been spared. The nature of an unpredictable sport in the midst of an unpredictable season has been nothing short of madness—regulated, sequenced carnage that's building toward something even larger...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 88,015 reads 256 comments

  15. Bleacher Report's College Football Ultimate Guide to Week 12

    For many, this is the weekend college football’s second season begins. Right here and now, in Week 12, with the sport running short on natural resources, fuel and beer, everything’s ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 28,524 reads 106 comments

  16. Notre Dame's Iconic Brand Has Playoff Committee Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    The selection committee finds itself in a most precarious position—one that transcends selecting the top four teams in college football...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 211,279 reads 336 comments

  17. Oklahoma Is the Ultimate College Football Playoff Crasher

    Tell me if the following sounds familiar. A power program suffers an inexplicable loss early in the year, prompting the football world to dig it a nice, cozy grave...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 28,056 reads 153 comments

  18. Introducing College Football's Sleeper Heisman Trophy Candidate

    The video must have been altered. There's no other reasonable explanation. The sequence of football movements looked more like a lost scene from The Matrix ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 18,970 reads 63 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's College Football Ultimate Guide to Week 11

    Over the past four weeks, we have abandoned the script. The college football gods, having found the case of seasonal Schnapps tucked away in the basement, decided to replace ordinary ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 13,410 reads 28 comments

  20. The Path Is Clear for Committee's Dream College Football Playoff

    Behind giant boardroom doors and in front of family-room flatscreens, the silent puppeteers of the College Football Playoff let loose a cartoonish smile Tuesday evening. They couldn't hold back...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 151,529 reads 489 comments

  21. College Football's Ultimate Villain, Alabama, Reigns on Shake-Up Saturday

    Like a collection of supersized, supercharged monsters, Alabama announced its emphatic return late Saturday night in a homecoming celebrated by few. It ripped the limbs off an undefeated team and casually tossed them aside...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 94,144 reads 321 comments

  22. Former LSU Players Reveal the Origins of Les Miles' 'Lesticles' Nickname

    I jumped into this piece expecting to craft a story about a madman with a magic football formula. I expected to pass along stories of improvisation, outlandish sideline charades, peculiar play-calling vernacular and moments of accidental genius...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 20,533 reads 16 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's College Football Ultimate Guide to Week 10

    Congratulations! You have officially made it to the most exciting, intense and unpredictable month of the college football season. Take a bow. You did it. Now, say farewell to your social life...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 24,236 reads 47 comments

  24. Everyone Relax, College Football Playoff Confusion Will Sort Itself Out Soon

    Before you are overtaken with College Football Playoff outrage, before you flood selection committee chairman Jeff Long's Twitter mentions with deafening atrocities, before you demand ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 85,069 reads 412 comments

  25. Bleacher Report's Ultimate College Football Playoff Preview

    And so it begins. On Tuesday night, 12 human beings from various backgrounds will emerge from a secluded bunker—well, a Texas hotel banquet room with coffee—and begin the impossible process of selecting the College Football Playoff...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 27,637 reads 221 comments