1. Florida State vs. Auburn: BCS Had to Go, but What a Way to End It

    It didn ’t feel real. None of it did. The final five minutes were too good to be true. It was exciting, exhausting, thrilling and yet a fitting end to a complicated era...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 5,548 reads 39 comments

  2. Farewell BCS, Thanks for the Memories

    For every frustration—and it’s a long, infuriating list—there was Texas-USC. For every misinformed, uninterested Harris Poll voter, there was the 2001 Miami team that looked and played like a Pro Bowl roster, which it basically was...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 21,019 reads 73 comments

  3. 6 Best Prop Bets for 2014 BCS National Championship Game

    The BCS National Championship Game has been covered from every angle—twice, three times, maybe—which means there’s only one angle left to take. It also happens to be the most important angle of them all...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 12,521 reads 5 comments

  4. Cotton Bowl 2014: Henry Josey's Incredible Road Back to Superstardom

    Rex Sharp, Missouri’s head athletic trainer, called it the most devastating knee injury he had seen in athletics...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 4,709 reads 3 comments

  5. Oh What a Night, Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl Give Us Best Night of Bowl Season

    Friday night was an evening built for multiple televisions, a full fridge and an extra set of eyeballs. And if you were functioning with only one screen at your disposal, hopefully your remote-control skills was up to par...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 42,409 reads 260 comments

  6. Sugar Bowl 2014: End of the Alabama Dynasty, or Just Re-Calibrating?

    Hours before Alabama was thoroughly dismantled as more than a two-touchdown favorite in the Sugar Bowl, it landed yet another outstanding commitment. Tony Brown, the No...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 38,079 reads 574 comments

  7. BCS National Championship 2014: Does Auburn or FSU Benefit More from Layoff?

    Both teams could have done without the wait. In fact, Auburn and Florida State would have gladly suited up a week later, touched gloves and got right back to work...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 24,589 reads 296 comments

  8. Outback Bowl 2014: Even in Loss, Kirk Ferentz Restored Faith in Iowa's Future

    Even though Iowa fell short of the upset bid against LSU in the Outback Bowl, the season should be viewed as an overwhelming success for a program (and a coach) that desperately needed it...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 5,607 reads 25 comments

  9. Nebraska's Win over Georgia Just the Start Bo Pelini Needed in 2014

    What a difference a year makes. Better yet, what a difference one day makes. Nebraska’s 24-19 win over No. 22 Georgia in the Gator Bowl was the start to 2014 that Bo Pelini had to have...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 10,730 reads 60 comments

  10. It's Tough to Swallow, but Leaving Penn State Is the Right Move for Bill O'Brien

    I remember Bill O’Brien at his first Big Ten media day, absorbing all punches like a seasoned vet who had been put through the meat grinder before...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 8,039 reads 45 comments

  11. Alamo Bowl 2013: Mack Brown Should Be Celebrated, but Change Was Necessary

    There was no upset, no surprise Gatorade bath, no dramatic carry off. Mack Brown ’s final game as Texas head coach ended with an anticipated thud against Oregon in the Alamo ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 35,614 reads 104 comments

  12. Pinstripe Bowl 2013: Notre Dame Proves Just How Bad It Needs Everett Golson Back

    Tommy Rees did a serviceable job filling in at quarterback for Notre Dame this season—one he likely won’t get enough credit for—but the Irish need Everett Golson to recapture the magic of a season ago...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 10,966 reads 82 comments

  13. Military Bowl 2013: Rakeem Cato Shows He's a Name to Watch in 2014 Heisman Race

    The room for error is minuscule, but Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato is a name you should keep in mind when talking about next year’s Heisman award...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 10,618 reads 24 comments

  14. Cancel Your NYE Plans to Watch the Johnny Manziel Experience Just One Last Time

    Don’t go downtown. Don’t go to dinner. Don’t spend $75 on that wristband that doesn’t include top-shelf goodness and does include obscenely long lines...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 42,926 reads 123 comments

  15. Handing out Our 2013 Christmas Gifts to the College Football World

    Finding the perfect gift this time of year can be an impossible exercise, one that is made more challenging with budget limitations and fear of parking lots...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 8,688 reads 12 comments

  16. College Football Bowl Predictions: Picking All 35 Games Against the Spread

    The bowl season, as currently constructed, is 34 glorious exhibitions and one national championship. This will change slightly next year with the debut of semifinal matchups , but the exhibitions will remain intact...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 126,126 reads 134 comments

  17. For Coaches Like Mack Brown and Bobby Bowden, It's Hard to Know When to Say When

    In the clearing stands a boxer And a fighter by his trade And he carries the reminders Of ev'ry glove that layed him down Or cut him till he cried out ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 10,072 reads 41 comments

  18. College Football 2013 Bowl Season Simulation

    In all likelihood, this will be the final NCAA Football simulation ever created. Typing such things creates a sinking feeling, and the void is taking shape before it actually exists...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 17,939 reads 70 comments

  19. A Look at How Schools with Interim Coaches Traditionally Fare in Bowl Games

    ‘Tis the season for interim coaches. It’s one of the most difficult jobs in all of sports...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 6,896 reads 5 comments

  20. How a College Football Program Conducts a Coaching Search

    The Silly Season does not understand reasoning. It’s why Nick Saban staying at his current school is an enormous development...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 51,518 reads 58 comments

  21. Dramatic Shift to More Freshmen on Field Means Changing Heisman Paradigm

    At the moment, the Heisman is a young man’s award. The once-impenetrable barrier standing between underclassmen and the giant hunk of bronze is long gone. Only rubble remains...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 35,090 reads 231 comments

  22. How Should College Football Fans Feel About Jameis Winston and Florida State?

    Jameis Winston is an extraordinary football talent deserving of the accolades, praise and awards he is now stockpiling...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 13,346 reads 148 comments

  23. What Vegas Odds Can Tell Us About the 2013-2014 College Football Bowl Season

    These are more than just 34 exhibition games and a championship. The bowl season is the last serving of college football you will have for the foreseeable future...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 25,090 reads 21 comments

  24. What I Loved and Hated from the College Football Regular Season

    You've been in the position. Sometimes when things don’t go your way, there’s nothing else you can do but eat an entire pizza in seclusion and sadness...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 9,229 reads 26 comments

  25. BCS Bowls 2013-14: This Season's Group of Games Is Compelling

    Choosing the lineup of BCS games is anything but a perfect science. It’s more about ticket sales, shoulder rubs and favors for particular conferences and, of course, money. It’s always about money...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 32,112 reads 195 comments