1. 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 over 1 year ago 5,767 reads 25 comments

  2. 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 over 1 year ago 10,785 reads 58 comments

  3. 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 over 1 year ago 8,046 reads 45 comments

  4. 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 over 1 year ago 35,743 reads 104 comments

  5. 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 over 1 year ago 11,125 reads 82 comments

  6. 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 over 1 year ago 11,204 reads 24 comments

  7. 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 over 1 year ago 43,044 reads 123 comments

  8. 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 over 1 year ago 8,752 reads 12 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 127,576 reads 134 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 10,152 reads 31 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 18,168 reads 70 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 6,982 reads 5 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 51,787 reads 58 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 35,177 reads 231 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 13,445 reads 148 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 25,267 reads 21 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 9,277 reads 26 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 32,197 reads 195 comments

  19. College Football Fans Better Get Used to Baylor on the Big Stage

    This is not a fluke. This was not a blip on the radar that will vanish once the 2014 season arrives. Baylor football is here to stay, so you might as well get used to it. For the first time ever, the Bears won the Big 12...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 16,824 reads 113 comments

  20. Texas vs. Baylor: If This Was the End of Mack Brown, Who's Next?

    Give Mack Brown credit. Without his starting quarterback and with a handful of key injuries throughout the year, he had Texas within 30 minutes of a BCS bowl. It wasn’t always easy on the eyes, but the season never truly got away...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 61,028 reads 353 comments

  21. Washington Is Early Winner of Coaching Carousel with Hire of Chris Petersen

    This is a brilliant hire. It’s simple, really. Washington landed the man that many assumed would never leave his now-former post...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 18,389 reads 54 comments

  22. Jameis Winston Won't Go to Court, but How About the Court of Public Opinion?

    There are no winners here. No one is coming away victorious given the strange an unfortunate circumstances...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 52,619 reads 628 comments

  23. College Football 2013 Week 15 Simulation

    Rivalry games, conference championships and a video game telling you exactly what will happen before it happens: If the world’s greatest simulation device is correct—it ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 12,550 reads 42 comments

  24. College Football Week 15 Predictions: Picking Top 25 Games Against the Spread

    The typical robust slate of Top 25 games has more or less been cut in half. The season has progressed far too quickly, and we’ ve reached the end of the road...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 21,246 reads 6 comments

  25. Just Because It Looks Like the BCS Will Work out Again Doesn't Make It Right

    Chaos came on schedule for the BCS , just like always. Like the morning train that shows up at precisely 7:24 a.m.—with or without you—or that six-month dentist appointment you can’t run from, the expected unfolded right on time...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 13,249 reads 371 comments