1. The Beginning of the End of National Signing Day

    Continue to be absorbed, avoiding work and life responsibilities at all costs. Fake sick harder than you have ever faked sick before, maybe even tossing in a fever to match that “really bad cough” you developed in a matter of 12 hours...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 23 hours ago 30,574 reads 44 comments

  2. Inside the Life of Trent Thompson, the Nation's No. 1 College Football Recruit

    Inside Octavia Jones’ Westover High School office lies a piece of football treasure. Although it’s not protected in glass casing just yet, the head coach of this Albany, Georgia, program has already mapped out this next step...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 days ago 111,237 reads 56 comments

  3. Preview of the 2015 Recruiting Season for Dummies

    Don’t be afraid, friend. Deep, deep breaths. There’s nothing to fear about the game-less chasm that is the college football offseason. There is still much to do, so much to see and discuss...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 days ago 100,728 reads 147 comments

  4. Changes to the College Football Playoff We All Want to See

    The College Football Playoff that will be served next season will taste and smell a lot like the College Football Playoff we’re still digesting. This is a good thing; no one should pass up dry-aged, bone-in rib-eye for mystery meat...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 days ago 29,752 reads 168 comments

  5. A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Meeting That Changed College Football

    On December 6, tucked away in the privacy of the Bluebonnet Boardroom at the Gaylord Texan Resort, a group of athletic directors, politicians, NCAA employees, former coaches and one ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 days ago 33,688 reads 53 comments

  6. Kramer's College Football Notebook: Complete Offseason Preview

    Success is intoxicating. It’s why congratulatory praise is often left open-ended, leaving room for the possibility of an encore...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 16 days ago 66,812 reads 205 comments

  7. College Football Playoff Works to Perfection

    The man who once fought against a college football postseason with every bone in his body stood on the sport’s brightest stage imaginable, smile engaged, celebrating his masterpiece...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 18 days ago 8,626 reads 62 comments

  8. Urban Meyer, Ohio State and the Greatest Championship Story in College Football

    What if I told you that a team lost two Heisman quarterbacks in a matter of six months? If you didn ’t read that in a made-for-documentary voice, now would be the time to start...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 18 days ago 210,151 reads 636 comments

  9. How Oregon Football Got Tough

    To understand how Oregon found its edge, look no further than the two best-dressed men in the room with more than 50 years of experience between them...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 20 days ago 40,810 reads 153 comments

  10. Urban Meyer and the Resurrection of the Big Ten

    The Big Ten died on September 6, 2014. We watched it die together. With the inspiration of my boss and enough negative fuel to power a visit to the moon, I wrote a eulogy for a conference while assessing the damage...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 23 days ago 45,816 reads 255 comments

  11. Superlatives from Kramer's Korner: Playoff Is a Huge Win, What Took so Long?

    In December of 2010, former BCS stage coordinator and current College Football Playoff puppet master, Bill Hancock, wrote a column for USA Today adamantly defending college football’s former playoff-less era...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 26 days ago 52,724 reads 137 comments

  12. Welcome to the Madness: Ohio State Validates Playoff with Upset of Alabama

    Take a bow, selection committee. You too, Bill Hancock. And you too, ESPN, for dumping an ungodly amount of money into this “radical” idea for a college football postseason and sticking the landing...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 29 days ago 241,368 reads 961 comments

  13. Formerly Cuddly Oregon Ducks Finally Tough Enough in Program-Altering Win

    All those perceptions of being “soft?” Dead. All of the branding jokes and the idea that Oregon provides nothing more than fashion innovation? Gone...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 30 days ago 71,122 reads 464 comments

  14. The Most Valuable Player in College Football

    A one-time minor league baseball player who struck out 37 times in 39 at-bats in his former life just managed to thank his offensive and defensive line for his individual success in a span of three minutes...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 49,892 reads 72 comments

  15. How Lou Holtz Stumbled into His Second Career as a Television Folk Hero

    In your post-football zombie hours—a time when deep night is slipping away and morning is creeping uncomfortably close—the last voice you hear before finally settling into something resembling sleep is that of Lou Holtz ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 15,342 reads 40 comments

  16. Jim Harbaugh Is the 1 Man Who Can Save Michigan Football

    At a critical moment for Michigan football—with hope seeping out of the program little by little—the Wolverines discovered an industrial patch. In Jim Harbaugh , there is life...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 125,318 reads 473 comments

  17. The Memphis Blueprint for Rebuilding a College Football Team

    A team that won a total of 10 games over the course of four lifeless, talent-deprived seasons matched that number in less than four months in 2014...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 32,936 reads 39 comments

  18. At Long Last, It's Time to Focus on Jameis Winston the Football Player

    You don’t have to like Jameis Winston . You don’t have to suddenly root for Florida State. You are entitled to your opinions about this player and person—two vastly ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 43,514 reads 472 comments

  19. Inside the Crazy Life of an Interim College Football Head Coach

    Imagine someone handing you the keys to a Ferrari. You're free to take it wherever you wish, driving it as hard or as cautiously as you feel necessary...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 20,390 reads 6 comments

  20. Gus Malzahn and Will Muschamp Are the Next Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin

    Some of the most exceptional football minds who have ever nervously paced a sideline have publicly admitted that they need help. They're tossing egos aside. They're tapping enormous financial reserves...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 22,773 reads 231 comments

  21. College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner: End-of-Year Awards

    It was just August; how exactly did we arrive here ? Each year, we tell ourselves to relish each and every moment of the college football season, knowing the silent void ahead...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 34,554 reads 30 comments

  22. Meet Melvin Gordon, the Most Snakebitten Heisman Trophy Candidate Ever

    To truly appreciate Melvin Gordon’s season—one of the most historic and unfortunately timed stretches of brilliance the sport has ever seen—you must quantify it with something more...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 209,407 reads 125 comments

  23. Adam Kramer's Guide to the College Football Bowl Season

    We have been conditioned to care about the College Football Playoff and only the College Football Playoff...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 28,244 reads 53 comments

  24. Somehow, Someway College Football Got Its Dream Playoff Lineup

    The biggest cheers on Sunday didn’t come from Columbus, Ohio. They came from back rooms and boardrooms in Bristol, Connecticut, where the network tasked with televising the ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 133,563 reads 611 comments

  25. Ohio State Puts Playoff Committee Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    INDIANAPOLIS — If you are a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee member reading this for whatever reason, I have some simple, timely advice. Run as fast as you possibly can and don’t look back...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 116,247 reads 819 comments