1. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: Selection Committee Sets Best Final 4 to Date

    Selection committee members, I implore you not to check your Twitter mentions for the next few days. Don’t look at your text messages or emails. Heck, abandon all technology for a while...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 7 days ago 175,738 reads 283 comments

  2. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: College Football Playoff Entering Brave New World

    In preparation for one of the most important weeks of his decorated coaching existence, Urban Meyer left town. Without a game to prepare for this weekend, he gassed up the jet, dropped everything and took a voyage down to Texas ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 days ago 133,832 reads 692 comments

  3. College Football's Full Spectrum of Drama on Display in Action-Packed 24 Hours

    It began with tears. Real, homegrown tears. The kind of tears that accumulate over 55 years of life and then pour out all at once...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 14 days ago 63,828 reads 168 comments

  4. Despite Lack of Wins, Texas Football Should Be Thankful for Charlie Strong Era

    At his introductory press conference back in January 2014, wearing an apprehensive smile and a burnt orange tie, Charlie Strong eased his way into his Texas vision. He took his time...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 15 days ago 49,025 reads 158 comments

  5. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: How 'The Game' Will Impact More Than OSU and Michigan

    When a game is so important it can be widely accepted and appreciated as simply "The Game," there is nothing more necessary beyond the teams and fanbases involved...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 18 days ago 51,274 reads 222 comments

  6. Displays of Emotion Humanize College Football as Playoff Talk Takes Back Seat

    It is easy to forget what this is all about. Not the doomsday playoff scenarios or the endless streams of prognostication. Not the Heisman Trophy, the conversations about it or the money that fuels the entire operation...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 21 days ago 45,783 reads 83 comments

  7. The Dragon Awakens: UAB Football Nears the End of Its Time in Football Limbo

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Inside an inconspicuous brick building in the heart of football country, a countdown is ongoing. A small forest-green sign near the entrance suspends from the wall, illuminating dancing red numbers...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 25 days ago 53,903 reads 18 comments

  8. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: For Now, Selection Committee in No-Win Situation

    It was easier when the computers had all the power. At least we knew why things were the way they were, even if we didn't care for such methods. We knew the BCS in all its algorithmic madness was not perfect...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 25 days ago 31,606 reads 211 comments

  9. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: The Path to the Playoff Is Not as Simple as It Looks

    This is not a democracy. The four teams that are deemed College Football Playoff-worthy will be celebrated after an elaborate, public groupthink come early December. The selection committee has the utmost power in this regard...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 67,606 reads 178 comments

  10. The Eye of the CFB Hurricane: Week 10 Provides Clarity Instead of Chaos

    So here we sit, exactly four weeks from the finality of it all, and everything is nice and neatly unpacked. For the time being, dysfunction and controversy are absent...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 87,837 reads 337 comments

  11. Homelessness and Tragedy to Two-Sport Stardom: The Journey of ASU's Tim White

    TEMPE, Ariz. — On the mornings Tim White would shower in a park bathroom sink after spending the night in the back seat of a truck, he would leave for school shortly before sunlight...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 44,010 reads 13 comments

  12. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: CFB's Dream Matchup a Small Step Closer to Reality

    One can't help but get lost in the possibility of it all. That the most robust, polarizing personalities in the sport may finally clash with a tremendous amount to gain or lose. That is not to say Nick Saban vs...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 52,214 reads 282 comments

  13. The Good, Bad and Ugly of College Football's 1st Half as Playoff Rankings Loom

    To those emerging from a nine-week nap or an underground, internet -less bunker, there is a new face of college football. Notre Dame is battling for bowl eligibility. Colorado is good again...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 69,857 reads 193 comments

  14. Donnel Pumphrey: San Diego State's Tiny Terror Is Ready to Move Up

    Oh, he is small. Let’s make that clear. It’s been an hour since Donnel Pumphrey , the most productive running back in football, passed Marcus Allen and Thurman Thomas on the NCAA career rushing list...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 81,677 reads 27 comments

  15. While All Hope Is Not Lost, It Is Time for Change at Texas

    Before the case can be made that an extraordinary college football coach should lose his job, one must first come to terms with the reality this profession is unjust and unforgiving...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 57,843 reads 278 comments

  16. Clemson's Gutsy Victory Shows Why Winning Ugly Is a Beautiful Thing

    At some point during a dream season, everything will catch fire. Walls will crumble. The foundation will sway back and forth, sometimes violently. Hope will be lost, albeit briefly...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 24,242 reads 61 comments

  17. Welcome Back, Coach Ed Orgeron: College Football's Fantastic Mr. Fix-It

    The first time I spoke to Ed Orgeron, he was in a bar. Not just any bar, but a really loud bar. It was a late Friday afternoon in 2014, and the background music was so overpowering I nearly forgot why I had called...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 16,035 reads 23 comments

  18. Hype-Tape Superstar Sam McGuffie's Crazy Journey from CFB to NFL to...Olympics?

    At some point in the past nine years, the black, unlabeled VHS tape that helped ignite a multibillion-dollar industry went missing. There are working theories as to its whereabouts...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 149,028 reads 43 comments

  19. The Future of Quarterbacks: Lamar Jackson Duels Deondre Francois at High Noon

    Their college football careers began eight days apart, back when life was still ordinary and long before the biggest games of their lives...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 47,386 reads 63 comments

  20. Vulnerabilities of Every Team Cloud the Big Picture in CFB Through 2 Weeks

    It’s early, they’ll tell you. Don’t read too much into the first few Saturdays , they’ll say. Teams are still trying to figure themselves out , they’ll protest...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 24,506 reads 106 comments

  21. Life as a College Football Cupcake: Why Smaller Teams Take Their Lumps

    The working assumption is that the team with more will obliterate the team with less. This arrangement is as much a part of the fabric of college football as warm charcoal and full koozies...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 84,303 reads 91 comments

  22. Breaking Down the Biggest Overreactions in College Football in Week 1

    Be overjoyed. Be devastated. Be over the top in some shape or form. No week in college football produces more outlandish, baseless claims than Week 1. It’s a ritual, you see...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 140,493 reads 264 comments

  23. Houston Shreds Cinderella Label, Is Now in Clear Path to Crash the Playoff

    This is no longer just a good story. It’s still that, I suppose. But Houston’s rapid ascent into college football’s elite—a habitation reserved for a select few and a place unwelcoming to newcomers—is something more now...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 20,548 reads 88 comments

  24. CFB's Hottest Coach Turns Down Big Money, Prestige to Build Unlikely Powerhouse

    HOUSTON — The story, as Tom Herman tells it while tucked deep down in his office couch, goes something like this...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 60,591 reads 88 comments

  25. Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to 2016 College Football Season

    It's been a long time since college football left you. It went out for cigarettes 90 or so minutes after Nick Saban , in the midst of one of the greatest national championships of our lifetime, called for an onside kick of all things...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 50,514 reads 96 comments