1. Hollywood Moment Caps Silas Nacita's Wild Journey of Homelessness, Ineligibility

    The closure he has craved came in Virginia Beach, a place unaccustomed to granting football wishes. Playing in a game you’ve never heard of, wearing a helmet that was not ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 59,983 reads 20 comments

  2. Adam Kramer's College Football Notebook: Complete Offseason Preview

    Thanks to industrial-sized fans and a crew the size of Alabama’s scout team, the confetti that blanketed University of Phoenix Stadium hours earlier was gathered in piles and slowly taken out of sight...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 36,380 reads 106 comments

  3. The Play That Made Nick Saban the Best Coach in College Football History

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — They had run the play before, time and time again, and it had failed. Over and over again, the ball had hit the ground or fluttered out of bounds. It was not ready for Clemson or a stage this magnificent...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 344,794 reads 485 comments

  4. Alabama's Secret Superstar, Bo Scarbrough, May Not Even Play in Title Game

    PHOENIX — I have spent the past 10 minutes trying to convince myself that the man standing before me is a running back. It simply cannot be. Linebacker? Sure. Defensive end? Why not...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 350,751 reads 172 comments

  5. Nick Saban vs. Dabo Swinney and the Battle for the Soul of College Football

    PHOENIX — The smiling, dancing, life-loving head coach wants to talk about jet skis. He's not glowing about his prodigious young quarterback or a defense that was successfully reassembled in a matter of months...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 57,672 reads 229 comments

  6. Alabama's $600,000 Strength Coach Is Catalyst of Nick Saban's Dynasty

    The voice of Alabama football is lost anew every day. That’s not some exploratory metaphor; it’s quite literally gone. Each day, one after the next. It’s part of the job...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 124,174 reads 66 comments

  7. 2015 Is Nick Saban's Greatest Season Ever

    It was a moment of vulnerability, the latest in a long line of necessary and successful modifications to the process ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 35,687 reads 233 comments

  8. Behold College Football's Biggest, Baddest Bully, the Alabama Crimson Tide

    ARLINGTON, Texas — The play that broke Michigan State’s soul came in the second quarter. It wasn’t Calvin Ridley’s first touchdown or his second. It wasn’t the first interception or the next one...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 77,973 reads 509 comments

  9. Meet 'The Savages': Alabama's X-Factor for the College Football Playoff

    DALLAS — Standing next to his teammates, little ol’ Da’Shawn Hand looks petite. The nation’s former No...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 49,428 reads 74 comments

  10. Connor Cook and the Construction of an Unlikely Superstar

    DALLAS — Not much was known about the quarterback entering the game. Thrown into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in 2012, there was Connor Cook...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 17,972 reads 67 comments

  11. Alabama DC and Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart Is America's Busiest Man

    DALLAS — I was expecting to see a zombie, but the man seated comfortably before me has life in his eyes. His skin is the appropriate color. He is clean-shaven and smiling. His voice is gruff, although that’s nothing new...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 20,099 reads 77 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 42,824 reads 203 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 39,350 reads 166 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 70,709 reads 103 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 40,488 reads 116 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 117,342 reads 259 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 19,150 reads 55 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 154,590 reads 316 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 55,652 reads 73 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 31,051 reads 137 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 37,016 reads 353 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 175,231 reads 291 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 22,557 reads 217 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 55,706 reads 202 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 88,018 reads 256 comments