1. Updating College Football's Dream 64-Team Bracket to the Sweet 16

    Your bracket was pronounced dead sometime Sunday afternoon. Or perhaps this moment of abbreviated silence came earlier. Given the madness, upsets and incredible watchability, it was likely much earlier...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 5 months ago 88,837 reads 199 comments

  2. College Football Needs More High-Profile Home-and-Home Series

    I want more. That’s the first thing that came to mind when news broke that Texas A&M and UCLA were starting a home-and-home series in 2016. The news by its lonesome is worth celebrating, of course...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 5 months ago 4,351 reads 24 comments

  3. Imagining a 64-Team College Football Playoff for 2013-14 Season

    This is a difficult time of year for the college football fan. Sure, there’s spring practice to gush over—and gush we will—but it pales in comparison to college ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 5 months ago 65,371 reads 250 comments

  4. What College Football Fans Should Look for in Spring Practice

    You will pay close attention to spring football happenings because the alternative is no football. That’s not the only reason you’ll tune in to college football’s ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 5 months ago 10,247 reads 5 comments

  5. Inside the Life of a College Football Assistant Coach

    Before Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand became one of the hottest coaching commodities in the country, before he starred in his own Reddit AMA and long before he challenged ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 5 months ago 25,251 reads 7 comments

  6. An Early Signing Period Is a Logical Next Step for College Football

    If you peruse various rosters this spring—and of course you will—you’ll notice one definitive trend: There are more freshmen enrolling early in college than ever before...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 5 months ago 327 reads 22 comments

  7. Why Have a College Football Hall of Fame If Derrick Thomas Isn't in It?

    Derrick Thomas is not in the College Football Hall of Fame. Normally, a phrase along these lines would match up accordingly with absurdities such as “the sky isn’t ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 6,501 reads 25 comments

  8. Should More College Football Teams Drop the Spring Football Game?

    Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst is on the verge of something unprecedented. It's a decision that could mold how other programs' offseasons are handled in the future...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 4,558 reads 7 comments

  9. College Football's Oscars from the 2013 Season

    The celebration of excellence is a joyful occasion. In the world of film, this yearly celebration comes with a gathering of rich people, a hearty serving of jokes and the scattering of gold statues...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 17,794 reads 58 comments

  10. Is College Football Set to Experience a Severe Quarterback Drought in 2014?

    Talent departs, and new talent steps in to fill in the void. This tried and tested formula has long been college football’s cure for absorbing lost star power...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 25,001 reads 99 comments

  11. College Football Players We'll Miss the Most in 2014

    They grow up so dang fast. The college stars we've marveled over the past three to four years—some even less—have officially transitioned from college football to the NFL with the NFL Scouting Combine in the rearview mirror...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 14,824 reads 56 comments

  12. Projecting Point Spreads for the Top Games of the 2014 College Football Season

    There’s no good reason to manufacture point spreads for the top 25 college football games of the 2014 season at this point in the offseason. Then again, there’s no good reason not to, either...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 35,021 reads 38 comments

  13. Is College Football's Battle Against Tempo Already Underway?

    The first shot was fired when the NCAA Football Rules Committee proposed a surprising change, ruffling some feathers without warning. In reality, however, the discussion regarding tempo is simply a precursor of the conversation to come...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 7,060 reads 80 comments

  14. The NFL Scouting Process, College Football's Most Relentless Foe

    Over the next three-and-a-half months, NFL minds will tell you why your favorite college football player from the past three or four years is defective...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 2,527 reads 8 comments

  15. College Football's Unfair, Hypocritical Transfer Rules Are in Need of a Reboot

    Around this time each year, the maddening process of player transfers becomes a story. It becomes a story because a) there’s a fair amount of confusion on what is and isn ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 17,271 reads 67 comments

  16. The Most Important True Freshmen for the 2014 College Football Season

    It's no longer a matter of age. The ancient days of waiting for development and growth have long passed. If you can play, you will play early...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 27,884 reads 41 comments

  17. Do College Athletics Have a Fan Problem?

    This is not an Auburn problem, a Texas Tech problem or a problem with schools being represented in a negative light...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 6,750 reads 61 comments

  18. Has National Signing Day Lost Its Luster?

    The spectacle that is national signing day is real. Business is good. Networks and other news outlets—recruiting-focused or not—have turned this yearly ritual into an all-day affair...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 10,550 reads 19 comments

  19. A Breakdown of Every Head Coach's National Signing Day Speech

    On Wednesday, college football coaches across the nation will celebrate the end of the recruiting cycle by embracing a familiar routine. They will each deliver the exact same national signing day speech once their busy days come to a close...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 7,466 reads 3 comments

  20. The College Football Fan's Guide to National Signing Day Etiquette

    You play a role in this. Yes, you . No, you will not be asked to remove the dust off the nearest fax machine and send in your national letter of intent. Well, unless you’re a recruit reading this...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 12,671 reads 28 comments

  21. An Ode to the Fax Machine, National Signing Day's Oldest Recruit

    Not long ago, your connectivity began with the AOL Matrix Orchestra greeting your every login. All the information you could possibly imagine at your fingertips, delivered to you at extravagant 56k warp speeds...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 10,745 reads 2 comments

  22. Response to Unionization Talks Just Another Example of NCAA's Hypocrisy

    With another fire to put out—just a well-worn ritual at this point—the NCAA responded the only way it knows how: by leaving the extinguisher untouched on the wall, instead dousing the flames with enough gasoline to power a Prius for months...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 18,899 reads 153 comments

  23. Early Best Value Bets for 2014 Heisman Trophy

    Betting the Heisman—as you might expect—has proved to be a difficult task in recent years. The favorites have typically followed up promise and hype with disappointment, and the award comes with a certain bit of unpredictability...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 10,238 reads 26 comments

  24. Leaving Early for the NFL Is One of the Safest Risks a CFB Player Can Make

    The entire thing is one enormous gamble. Let’s start there. By participating in a regulated game of college football—or even a run-of-mill practice in pads—you’re putting your body at risk for the cost of a scholarship...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 21,217 reads 42 comments

  25. How to Fix College Football's Broken Targeting Rule

    Last summer, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald casually outlined an outside-the-box solution well before it was officially necessary...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 7,884 reads 19 comments