1. Best Value Bets for Every Power 5 College Football Conference

    It would be easy to circle the conference favorites, light up premature victory cigars and call it a day...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 11,838 reads 19 comments

  2. How Charlie Strong and Texas Should Define Success in 2014

    Success in college football is almost always defined by wins and championships. Often times, the many steps it takes to get there—the minor milestones, the lesser barriers broken—are unappreciated, dwarfed by the bigger picture...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 7,272 reads 51 comments

  3. 5 Defensive Players Who Could Be Heisman Trophy Finalists in 2014

    In all likelihood, regardless of how immaculate the resumes may look by the time December rolls around, a defensive player will not win the Heisman in 2014...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 26,068 reads 89 comments

  4. How Nike and Oregon Created College Football's Perfect Brand

    On a gloomy December day in 2011, under overcast Eugene skies, Oregon conducted a secret test, which was actually more of a science experiment...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 95,393 reads 269 comments

  5. Questions We Would Love to Ask at SEC Media Days

    It is part circus and part mob. Oh, and there is also intermittent college football talk sprinkled among the crowds, the three-letter chants, the pristine golf tans and glorious coaching ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 19,346 reads 74 comments

  6. Have College Football Fans Become Completely Jaded to NCAA Investigations?

    The most striking thing to come from the announcement that the NCAA will revive its investigation of North Carolina wasn't the news itself. It's that it wasn't perceived as news at all...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 4,112 reads 33 comments

  7. The Case for Michigan Freshman Sensation Jabrill Peppers to Play Both Ways

    For Brady Hoke , the scenario entering the 2014 season is pretty simple: Win, or else. The “or else” requires no further elaboration...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 15,498 reads 49 comments

  8. Pat Fitzgerald's Northwestern Team Closer to Top of Big Ten Than Fans Think

    Given everything it has been through, one would only assume that Northwestern would take a match to the football blueprint and start fresh. You wouldn ’t blame the Wildcats if they did...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 5,560 reads 21 comments

  9. Inside Look at How Las Vegas Oddsmakers Come Up with College Football Spread

    Aaron Kessler is a Las Vegas oddsmaker at the Golden Nugget. Aside from monitoring the movements of lines during the season, Kessler also spearheads the release of the college football ‘Games of the Year’ during the summer...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 24,574 reads 7 comments

  10. Mark Emmert's O'Bannon Trial Comments Tell CFB Fans What They Already Know

    Boise State will never win a college football national championship, and we’re completely at peace with this...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 8,380 reads 38 comments

  11. Why Auburn-Kansas State Could Be College Football's Game of 2014

    The potency of a regular-season college football game still months away is beginning to take shape, and yet, buzz for this contest will likely be marginal as we slowly churn toward the start of the season...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 35,441 reads 329 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's College Football Locks of the Year for 2014

    More than 200 college football games now have point spreads, a luxury made possible by the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 94,429 reads 342 comments

  13. Building the Ideal College Football Quarterback for 2014

    Science has prevailed. A company—which has chosen to remain nameless—has discovered a way to genetically engineer the perfect quarterback...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 68,172 reads 199 comments

  14. Nick Saban Is a Bargain for Alabama at Almost Any Price

    At $5.5 million a season, he was underpaid. At nearly $7 million a year, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is still a tremendous bargain in a world that does not abide by conventional financial rules and guidelines...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 8,732 reads 153 comments

  15. Rich Rodriguez's Unorthodox New Contract Could Open Pandora's Box

    What if, as part of its courting of Nick Saban , Texas was able to offer him an enormous salary—say $7 million a season—and ownership in a handful of gas stations spread ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 33,752 reads 26 comments

  16. Why Notre Dame's QB Competition Won't End When the 2014 Season Starts

    Brian Kelly finds himself in an attractive predicament, one that will stretch well past the summer heat and into the brisk South Bend fall...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 14,946 reads 22 comments

  17. What Early College Football Win Totals Tell Us About 2014 Season

    It has become a ritual of sorts, as much of the offseason buildup as preview magazines and conference media days...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 10,659 reads 20 comments

  18. How Legally Blind Athlete Aaron Golub Reached His College Football Dream

    The whole thing is one enormous inconvenience. Not the fact that Aaron Golub is completely blind in his right eye and deals with restricted vision in his left, but that he’s talking to an anxious college football writer between classes...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 18,069 reads 19 comments

  19. Alabama Quarterback Jacob Coker Is College Football's Biggest Wild Card in 2014

    When Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher named Jameis Winston the starter in August of last year, you could sense the hesitancy in his voice as a group of anxious reporters huddled around...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 59,906 reads 252 comments

  20. An Out-of-the-Box Approach Is a Must for College Football Recruiting Today

    Kitty Granato did not expect to receive any recruiting letters. Possibly because Kitty is a cat. More specifically, Kitty is J.T...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 10,039 reads 4 comments

  21. Top 2014 Candidates Capable of Ending the Running Back Heisman Drought

    It’s been five years since a running back has won the Heisman. Somehow it feels like the drought stretches even further back, an era that feels lost in a new age of the sport...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 50,342 reads 273 comments

  22. Underdogs No More, Auburn Now a Popular Selection in Vegas and Beyond

    Value is a preferred term within Vegas walls, the Holy Grail for Sin City voyagers looking for a score. As is usually the case, however, you never truly appreciate value until it’s gone...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 14,788 reads 46 comments

  23. Examining Likely Candidates for No. 1 Overall Pick in the 2015 NFL Draft

    This is not a mock draft or an attempt to predict a future that will get here in due time. Instead, consider this a friendly heads-up—a watch list for the spectacular—and ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 20,391 reads 60 comments

  24. Should the Big Ten Be Worried About Its Lack of Top-10 Draft Picks?

    It isn’t unusual, and perhaps the acceptance is what’s most concerning. For the sixth consecutive year, the Big Ten was absent from the top 10 in the NFL draft, as ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 7,352 reads 18 comments

  25. An Open Letter to Jim Tressel: Don't Close the Door on Coaching Just Yet

    This is a heartfelt message to former Ohio State coach and Youngstown State President Jim Tressel . (Imagine Morgan Freeman is reading it to you...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 10,496 reads 24 comments