1. Life as a 2-Star: What It's Like to Get Your Offer Yanked, and What Happens Next

    The school D.J. Charles was committed to play for had just hired one of the biggest names and brightest minds in all of football. Lane Kiffin — the Lane Kiffin—had agreed to become the next head coach of Florida Atlantic University...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 132,834 reads 0 comments

  2. Adam Kramer's College Football Notebook: Complete 2017 Offseason Preview

    It comes quickly, doesn't it? The end doesn't just slosh along. It sneaks up on us as we're fully immersed in those final, tense moments. Then, suddenly, it appears...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 50,181 reads 77 comments

  3. Welcome to the New Golden Age of College Football

    Let's address the obvious while we're all still floating on this weightless football high. It is a convenient time to heap enormous praise on the sport. This much is certain and undeniable...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 21,397 reads 78 comments

  4. Introducing CFB's New Superpower: Clemson a Force to Stay After Downing Alabama

    TAMPA, Fla. — It will never be the same, you know. It can't be after that. Not after they conquered the unconquerable. Not after writing a defining final chapter in a dazzling two-year epic...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 144,135 reads 348 comments

  5. The Most Feared Backup Punter in the Country: Alabama's Hard-Hitting Mack Wilson

    TAMPA, Fla. — He weighs 244 spectacular pounds. He last ran the 40 somewhere in the neighborhood of 4.6 seconds, by his best estimate. Earlier this year, he hit a player so hard that he apparently knocked out a tooth ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 108,877 reads 79 comments

  6. Even Alabama Haters Should Root for the Rejuvenated Steve Sarkisian

    The red, white and blue confetti rained down from the Georgia Dome on New Year's Eve. Down below, lost in the latest chapter of Alabama's College Football Playoff triumph, a once-broken man celebrated with a smile that never wavered...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 86,344 reads 106 comments

  7. Alabama's Beast-in-Waiting: 2014 No. 1 Recruit Da'Shawn Hand Still Biding Time

    Three years ago, he was the No. 1 football recruit in the country . He held more than 90 scholarship offers...

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  8. Alabama's Dynasty Igniters: Incredible 2008 Recruiting Class Sparked Turnaround

    At one end of the kitchen table sat Nick Saban , fresh off a failed cameo with the Miami Dolphins. At the other sat Flint Southwestern Academy senior running back Mark Ingram, his mother and his grandfather...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 123,290 reads 81 comments

  9. Alabama Is College Football's Monotonous Monster That Won't Stop

    ATLANTA — You don't have to like it. In fact, they probably prefer you don't. You don't have to like that your offense will, at some point, allow a touchdown to the Alabama Crimson Tide defense...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 76,012 reads 255 comments

  10. The Other Legion of Boom Is Washington's Key to Upsetting Alabama

    ATLANTA — Psalm Wooching searches for the appropriate words. They're in there somewhere, and he wants to get them right...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 59,063 reads 129 comments

  11. A 9,000-Mile Kick: The Journey of Houston's 27-Year-Old Freshman Punter

    From atop the Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the largest sporting venues in the world, Melinda and Norman Roy could barely see their son...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 5 months ago 40,707 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 176,352 reads 283 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 134,293 reads 692 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 64,735 reads 167 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 49,127 reads 158 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 51,293 reads 221 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 45,863 reads 83 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 54,315 reads 18 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 31,615 reads 209 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 67,747 reads 178 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 88,094 reads 337 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 44,718 reads 13 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 52,298 reads 282 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 69,952 reads 193 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 81,882 reads 27 comments