1. 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...

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  2. 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 5 months ago 6,466 reads 25 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 4,534 reads 7 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 17,774 reads 58 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. 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 5 months ago 14,791 reads 56 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 34,908 reads 38 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 7,053 reads 80 comments

  9. 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...

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  10. 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 5 months ago 17,213 reads 67 comments

  11. 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...

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  12. 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 6,725 reads 61 comments

  13. 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 10,538 reads 19 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 7,445 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 12,653 reads 28 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 10,717 reads 2 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 18,874 reads 153 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 10,172 reads 26 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 21,192 reads 42 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 7,864 reads 19 comments

  21. Why Clemson Was the Biggest Winner of College Football's Wild Coaching Carousel

    The high-profile, high-salary relocations were plentiful in this year’s rendition of the silly season, although Clemson—even without any new major additions or departures from the staff—came away victorious...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 6,613 reads 16 comments

  22. Crazy Coaching Carousel a Reminder Recruits Must Commit to School, Not Coach

    For the latest batch of high school seniors ready to sign their letters of intent in mere weeks, the writing is on the wall: There’s a distinct possibility the head coach who ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 32,217 reads 58 comments

  23. Inside the Mind of a College Football Message Board Troll

    Urban Dictionary, your definitive source for all things Internet-related, defines "trolling" as the following: trolling Being a prick on the Internet because you can...

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  24. Want to Become the Next Auburn? Here's the Blueprint to Follow

    Let’s make one thing clear: Even if the following steps are executed with the meticulousness of a world-class brain surgeon, the likelihood of an Auburn-esque turnaround in only one year is dubious...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 6 months ago 5,848 reads 22 comments

  25. Early Best Bets for the First Season of College Football Playoff Era

    The dust is only beginning to settle on the season that was, the haze making it difficult to see beyond your hand. But you can already wager hard-earned dollars on which team will win the College Football Playoff in 2015...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 16,319 reads 94 comments