1. 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 over 1 year ago 8,816 reads 153 comments

  2. 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 over 1 year ago 37,395 reads 26 comments

  3. 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 over 1 year ago 15,459 reads 22 comments

  4. 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 over 1 year ago 10,794 reads 20 comments

  5. 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 over 1 year ago 18,609 reads 19 comments

  6. 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 over 1 year ago 61,233 reads 245 comments

  7. 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 over 1 year ago 10,152 reads 4 comments

  8. 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 over 1 year ago 51,753 reads 269 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 14,852 reads 45 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 20,488 reads 60 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 7,499 reads 18 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 10,920 reads 24 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 22,472 reads 12 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 70,783 reads 184 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 19,049 reads 67 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 4,422 reads 41 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 5,813 reads 7 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 2,870 reads 11 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 16,444 reads 44 comments

  20. Meet Nick Bhardwaj, the 25-Year-Old CEO Who Won a College Football Spring Game

    Nick Bhardwaj will always remember the Powerade bath at Arkansas State. Not because of how cold it was on the back of his neck—or the fact that the sideline cleared ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 12,774 reads 4 comments

  21. The Life of a 5-Star Parent Through the Eyes of Ricky Town's Father

    Seated comfortably more than 30,000 feet off the ground, Rick Town Sr. and his son Ricky Town were on their way back to Los Angeles after the latest recruiting camp trek...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 41,596 reads 28 comments

  22. No News Is Good News for Your College Football Team This Offseason

    Boredom is not sexy. It does not sell. It does not entertain the masses. But when it comes to the college football offseason, boredom—or perhaps silence is the more appropriate term—is everything you should hope for...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 6,502 reads 3 comments

  23. College Football Teams Embracing the Weird This Spring, and That's a Good Thing

    The crowd was anxious, the pressure mounting as a human wall enclosed the scene. It all came down to one short field goal, a chip shot by most kickers’ standards...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 12,875 reads 17 comments

  24. How the NFL's Devaluation of the Running Back Could Impact College Football

    Coming off the best season of his career—in which he finished fifth in the NFL in yards from scrimmage—26-year-old Knowshon Moreno hit the NFL free-agent market with momentum and in his prime...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 14,088 reads 19 comments

  25. In Defense of Teddy Bridgewater, the NFL Scout's New Favorite Target

    I suppose a defense of Teddy Bridgewater should begin with one of the best throws I’ve ever seen a quarterback make at any level...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 37,933 reads 126 comments