1. How Do Coaches Motivate Players When the Season Is Lost?

    Now what? The shine of the college football season has worn off. For many, the dream campaigns that were taking shape during offseason hours in the weight room and at practices were never realized...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 5,241 reads 8 comments

  2. College Football 2013 Week 12 Simulation

    The good from last week was that NCAA Football 14 accurately predicted that Virginia Tech would upset Miami. The bad? It picked the wrong marquee upset, and the LSU victory never came to fruition...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 9,216 reads 7 comments

  3. College Football Week 12 Predictions: Picking Top 25 Games Against the Spread

    We are running out of football. Just typing “Week 12” was a traumatizing experience, a reminder that all good things eventually come to an end...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 48,466 reads 38 comments

  4. Nick Saban Is the Most Underpaid, Highest-Paid Coach in the Country

    A man who makes more money in one morning practice than most make in a calendar year is not underpaid, and there’s no arguing that this compensation is insufficient. But when it comes to value, the $5...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 32,315 reads 69 comments

  5. What I Loved and Hated from College Football Week 11

    You know those scenes in movies when the the walls in a room purposefully begin to close in on a poor soul stuck inside? The walls inch closer to the victim-to-be slowly, of course, for added effect...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 6,980 reads 14 comments

  6. Notre Dame vs. Pitt: The Old Tommy Rees Seems to Surface at Wrong Time for Irish

    Tommy Rees has been fantastic through much of the 2013 season. In fact, Rees is the primary reason the Irish were still in contention for a BCS bowl game in 2013—albeit one with only a small glimmer of hope...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 6,061 reads 123 comments

  7. Ed Orgeron Is Making It Harder Each Week for USC to Go in Another Direction

    In the same week that the Kevin Sumlin to USC rumors began, as discussed by Scooby Axson of SI Wire, the Trojans’ current head coach—the one who has been viewed as nothing ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 16,065 reads 32 comments

  8. Continue to Doubt Auburn and the Tigers Will Keep Proving You Wrong

    Auburn didn ’t just beat Tennessee. It manhandled Tennessee, and it dismantled the Vols in a variety of ways. Are you taking the Tigers seriously yet? I certainly hope so...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 19,000 reads 119 comments

  9. In an Era of High-Powered Offenses, Baylor and Stanford Prove Defense Matters

    With the nation’s two most potent offenses in action Thursday night (Baylor and Oregon), it was assumed that the scoreboard operators would be in a full sweat by halftime, waiving the white flag in a similar weekly ritual...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 5,570 reads 39 comments

  10. College Football 2013 Week 11 Simulation

    NCAA Football 14 believes that chaos is at the bottom of your driveway, going through mail, ready to mess up your normal routine. This shouldn’t come as a surprise...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 15,795 reads 51 comments

  11. College Football Week 11 Predictions: Picking Top 25 Games Against the Spread

    They don’t get much better than this. We circled Week 11 of the college football season months ago, targeting it—ugh, maybe that’s not the best word—as the one to look out for if the itinerary played out as expected...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 53,673 reads 23 comments

  12. How Worried Should College Football Be About Three Teams Finishing Undefeated?

    Now is not the time to panic, at least not yet. If things look this way one week from now, however, it might be time to gather your things, sound the alarm and slowly drift toward the exits...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 71,407 reads 490 comments

  13. When Style Points Matter in College Football, Teams Are Right to Run Up Score

    Over the final month of the college football season, we are poised to see some enormously lopsided box scores...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 11,985 reads 106 comments

  14. What I Loved and Hated from College Football Week 10

    In one unexpected instant, a game can change. Jobs can be saved—at least for the time being. Hearts can be broken. Stadiums can explode, and emotions can shift to the opposite end of the spectrum without much warning...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 4,444 reads 7 comments

  15. Florida State Is Much More Than Just Jameis Winston

    The spotlight has been on Jameis Winston and deservedly so. But focusing exclusively on Florida State’s immensely talented and charismatic star quarterback doesn’t accurately encompass the Seminoles...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 2,193 reads 2 comments

  16. Michigan State Poised for BCS Run After Michigan Beatdown

    It’s never pretty, it isn ’t always easy but goodness can it be effective. In the age of offense, points, spread attacks and scoreboard explosions, Michigan State ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 11,188 reads 225 comments

  17. Kirk Herbstreit 2.0: ESPN Analyst Talks to B/R About FSU, 'Bama and Baylor

    ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit has teamed with college football sponsor Allstate to promote the Ultimate Road Trip Sweepstakes, where fans can register for a chance to win a trip ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 40,975 reads 325 comments

  18. College Football 2013 Week 10 Simulation

    NCAA Football 14 told you that Ohio State was going to destroy Penn State, and I hope you were paying attention. The world’s greatest simulation device predicted a final score of 59-17, and the 63-14 actual score wasn’t far off...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 6,014 reads 17 comments

  19. College Football Week 10 Predictions: Picking Top 25 Games Against the Spread

    Week 10 is the Caesar salad. You eat it not because you truly want to, but you know that when your small, dressing-drenched bowl is empty it will make the filet (Week 11) that much better...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 31,569 reads 20 comments

  20. Has SEC Football Finally Cannibalized Itself?

    Perhaps 2013 will merely serve as an outlier in the SEC, a parity-laced speed bump due to excessive injuries and strange one-game outcomes in intense environments. Or maybe this is a turning point of sorts, a sign of things to come...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 13,993 reads 171 comments

  21. What I Loved and Hated from College Football Week 9

    Every now and then, we are reminded just how valuable a kicker can be. Typically the reminder comes courtesy of ultimate heartbreak, as it did for Missouri in Week 9...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 5,899 reads 5 comments

  22. If Only College Football Had a Playoff This Season...

    It’s New Year’s Day, and you’ve just stumbled out of bed after a long evening of cheap champagne with a side serving of more cheap champagne...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 28,464 reads 168 comments

  23. Notre Dame Football: Tommy Rees Finally Looking Ready for a BCS Bowl Run

    Beating a 1-6 team—now a 1-7 team—does not automatically catapult you to the center of the BCS discussion. It's taking care of business, and assuming it to be anything more is grasping for something beyond what it deserves...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 9,791 reads 58 comments

  24. Big Picture? Miami Is Unbeaten. Bigger Picture? Here Comes Florida State

    7-0 is 7-0, and there’s nothing anyone can say otherwise. Miami has won every game it has played in 2013, and that’s more important than style points, statistics or how they won each of those games...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 16,720 reads 117 comments

  25. Next Year's College Football Playoff Has Issues, but It Will Solve Problems

    Lost in the hoopla and endless ranting over the recently announced selection committee is the College Football Playoff’s fundamental purpose: to decrease the possibility that ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 6,668 reads 66 comments