1. Pat Fitzgerald's Northwestern Team Closer to Top of Big Ten Than Fans Think

    Given everything it has been through, one would only assume that Northwestern would take a match to the football blueprint and start fresh. You wouldn ’t blame the Wildcats if they did...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 5,660 reads 20 comments

  2. Inside Look at How Las Vegas Oddsmakers Come Up with College Football Spread

    Aaron Kessler is a Las Vegas oddsmaker at the Golden Nugget. Aside from monitoring the movements of lines during the season, Kessler also spearheads the release of the college football ‘Games of the Year’ during the summer...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 28,080 reads 7 comments

  3. Mark Emmert's O'Bannon Trial Comments Tell CFB Fans What They Already Know

    Boise State will never win a college football national championship, and we’re completely at peace with this...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 8,486 reads 38 comments

  4. Why Auburn-Kansas State Could Be College Football's Game of 2014

    The potency of a regular-season college football game still months away is beginning to take shape, and yet, buzz for this contest will likely be marginal as we slowly churn toward the start of the season...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 months ago 35,786 reads 329 comments

  5. Bleacher Report's College Football Locks of the Year for 2014

    More than 200 college football games now have point spreads, a luxury made possible by the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 94,854 reads 339 comments

  6. Building the Ideal College Football Quarterback for 2014

    Science has prevailed. A company—which has chosen to remain nameless—has discovered a way to genetically engineer the perfect quarterback...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 68,451 reads 199 comments

  7. Nick Saban Is a Bargain for Alabama at Almost Any Price

    At $5.5 million a season, he was underpaid. At nearly $7 million a year, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is still a tremendous bargain in a world that does not abide by conventional financial rules and guidelines...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 8,805 reads 153 comments

  8. Rich Rodriguez's Unorthodox New Contract Could Open Pandora's Box

    What if, as part of its courting of Nick Saban , Texas was able to offer him an enormous salary—say $7 million a season—and ownership in a handful of gas stations spread ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 36,967 reads 26 comments

  9. Why Notre Dame's QB Competition Won't End When the 2014 Season Starts

    Brian Kelly finds himself in an attractive predicament, one that will stretch well past the summer heat and into the brisk South Bend fall...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 15,351 reads 22 comments

  10. What Early College Football Win Totals Tell Us About 2014 Season

    It has become a ritual of sorts, as much of the offseason buildup as preview magazines and conference media days...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 10,778 reads 20 comments

  11. How Legally Blind Athlete Aaron Golub Reached His College Football Dream

    The whole thing is one enormous inconvenience. Not the fact that Aaron Golub is completely blind in his right eye and deals with restricted vision in his left, but that he’s talking to an anxious college football writer between classes...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 18,496 reads 19 comments

  12. Alabama Quarterback Jacob Coker Is College Football's Biggest Wild Card in 2014

    When Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher named Jameis Winston the starter in August of last year, you could sense the hesitancy in his voice as a group of anxious reporters huddled around...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 61,074 reads 252 comments

  13. An Out-of-the-Box Approach Is a Must for College Football Recruiting Today

    Kitty Granato did not expect to receive any recruiting letters. Possibly because Kitty is a cat. More specifically, Kitty is J.T...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 10,129 reads 4 comments

  14. Top 2014 Candidates Capable of Ending the Running Back Heisman Drought

    It’s been five years since a running back has won the Heisman. Somehow it feels like the drought stretches even further back, an era that feels lost in a new age of the sport...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 51,719 reads 273 comments

  15. Underdogs No More, Auburn Now a Popular Selection in Vegas and Beyond

    Value is a preferred term within Vegas walls, the Holy Grail for Sin City voyagers looking for a score. As is usually the case, however, you never truly appreciate value until it’s gone...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 14,843 reads 46 comments

  16. Examining Likely Candidates for No. 1 Overall Pick in the 2015 NFL Draft

    This is not a mock draft or an attempt to predict a future that will get here in due time. Instead, consider this a friendly heads-up—a watch list for the spectacular—and ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 20,480 reads 60 comments

  17. Should the Big Ten Be Worried About Its Lack of Top-10 Draft Picks?

    It isn’t unusual, and perhaps the acceptance is what’s most concerning. For the sixth consecutive year, the Big Ten was absent from the top 10 in the NFL draft, as ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 7,488 reads 18 comments

  18. An Open Letter to Jim Tressel: Don't Close the Door on Coaching Just Yet

    This is a heartfelt message to former Ohio State coach and Youngstown State President Jim Tressel . (Imagine Morgan Freeman is reading it to you...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 10,886 reads 24 comments

  19. The Return of Utah State Quarterback Chuckie Keeton, CFB's Most Exciting Talent

    His response, in many ways, was poetic. After all, it’s the unexpected that put him in this trying situation in the first place...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 22,432 reads 12 comments

  20. The 2014 College Football Coaches Mock Draft

    Hello, and welcome to the 2014 College Football Coaches Mock Draft. By now you’ve looked at roughly 4,796 mock drafts—none of which will come close to resembling the actual NFL draft by pick No...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 70,750 reads 184 comments

  21. Releasing a Top 25 Weekly Poll a Dangerous Move for CFP Selection Committee

    It's going to feel a lot like BCS 2.0, but with people, faces and personalities to blame. And if you don't think that's going to push patience, fanbases and message board servers ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 19,041 reads 67 comments

  22. Why Is Change So Feared in College Football?

    Over the weekend, I stumbled upon a conversation between two gentlemen at the gym. Each was no younger than 40 and older than 55. The topic of their treadmill-strolling discussion centered on Northwestern and the possibility of players unionizing...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 4,421 reads 41 comments

  23. What Offshore Week 1 Point Spreads Tell Us About 2014 CFB Season

    It’s only April—going on May—but don’t let that take away from the excitement of seeing point spreads for college football’s opening weekend...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 5,802 reads 7 comments

  24. Love It or Hate It, Mark Emmert Is Just Doing His Job

    As negative PR continues to hinder the NCAA as it absorbs body blow after body blow, the president continues to put himself out there each and every round, broken ribs, cut lip, cut above the eye and all...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 2,852 reads 11 comments

  25. Why Brett Hundley Passed Up on NFL Money for a Shot at UCLA Glory

    For a moment, think about what it would take to say no to enough money to last for the rest of your life...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 16,433 reads 44 comments