1. 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 5 months ago 147,187 reads 31 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 36,283 reads 28 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 43,245 reads 86 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 84,541 reads 73 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 58,150 reads 39 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 48,606 reads 58 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 119,908 reads 56 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 100,977 reads 146 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 30,012 reads 168 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 36,057 reads 55 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 66,925 reads 205 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 8,667 reads 62 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 211,175 reads 633 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 40,878 reads 153 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 45,870 reads 255 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 52,790 reads 137 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 241,505 reads 962 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 71,198 reads 464 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 50,044 reads 72 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 15,622 reads 40 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 125,444 reads 473 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 33,114 reads 39 comments

  23. At Long Last, It's Time to Focus on Jameis Winston the Football Player

    You don’t have to like Jameis Winston . You don’t have to suddenly root for Florida State. You are entitled to your opinions about this player and person—two vastly ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 43,529 reads 472 comments

  24. Inside the Crazy Life of an Interim College Football Head Coach

    Imagine someone handing you the keys to a Ferrari. You're free to take it wherever you wish, driving it as hard or as cautiously as you feel necessary...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 20,431 reads 6 comments

  25. Gus Malzahn and Will Muschamp Are the Next Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin

    Some of the most exceptional football minds who have ever nervously paced a sideline have publicly admitted that they need help. They're tossing egos aside. They're tapping enormous financial reserves...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 22,813 reads 231 comments