1. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Freshman QBs, Randy Gregory, Wes Lunt and News

    Folks, I am back in North Carolina following a week in New York City for the draft in which I learned, work or play, my nearly 30-year-old body can still see four in the morning...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 6,692 reads 9 comments

  2. Your Best 11 Mailbag: On Centers, Under-the-Radar Freshmen & Miami Beach

    It is Friday and that means the mailbag, folks! This is the last Friday before the NFL draft, and that means my last Friday before I head to New York City...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 4,173 reads 1 comments

  3. What's the Success Rate of 5-Star QB Recruits from Last 5 Years?

    The 5-star quarterback is one of the nation's most coveted recruits. As the 2015 cycle gets heated with spring evaluations and revs up for the coming camp season, four players hold ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 25,767 reads 32 comments

  4. Why SEC Football Has Won the Battle over Scheduling

    The SEC decided to stay at eight conference games moving forward and the league that dominated the BCS era is now taking a victory into the College Football Playoff era...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 5,319 reads 36 comments

  5. UCLA Football: Myles Jack Doesn't Need to Play Offense to Be a Star

    Myles Jack is on the verge of growing into an elite linebacker in the college football world, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the offensive side of the ball...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 10,352 reads 7 comments

  6. Marcus Mariota Needs to Find Reliable Deep Threat for Oregon to Thrive in 2014

    The Oregon Ducks have their spring game scheduled for May 3, and it will be the first chance the nation gets to see if the Ducks have found a way to manufacture big pass plays for the 2014 season...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 4,491 reads 2 comments

  7. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Surprises in the SEC & ACC, New Trophy and Oklahoma State

    Draft prep is still going on, folks. However, college football remains at my core, and this mailbag is a fun chance to put down the flashcards and talk a little bit about something that doesn't concern NFL team needs...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 4,315 reads 12 comments

  8. Thanks to Notre Dame, the ACC Doesn't Need to Enter the 9-Game Discussion

    The ACC stands as the only member of the Big Five group of conferences that should be able to get away with only scheduling eight league games, and that is courtesy of Notre Dame...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 10,723 reads 42 comments

  9. What Mark Dantonio Must See from Michigan State Defense in Spartans Spring Game

    Michigan State wraps up spring ball on April 26, and for head coach Mark Dantonio , the final spring session will be about the defense continuing to show growth...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 4,214 reads 18 comments

  10. USC Is a Pac-12 South Contender in 2014, but Only If Trojans Can Stay Healthy

    The University of Southern California wrapped up the spring season with a less-than-impressive offensive showing...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 4,824 reads 10 comments

  11. Alabama Football: What QB Blake Sims Must Do to Improve

    The Alabama Crimson Tide are still without a starting quarterback, waiting on Jacob Coker to enroll this summer before kicking off the final round of competition entering fall camp...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 4 months ago 3,313 reads 24 comments

  12. Your Best 11 Mailbag: The ACC Coastal Division, Hoosiers Football and More

    I was in New York getting ready for the draft with some B/R colleagues and folks. We are excited for what the offseason Super Bowl will bring come May...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 9,248 reads 24 comments

  13. Spring Game Shows Ohio State Clearly Addressed Its Biggest Issue

    Following the spring game in Columbus, one thing was quite clear: Ohio State made sure to address its issues with respect to coverage in the back end...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 11,018 reads 40 comments

  14. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Ohio State Secondary and 2014 SEC Offensive Production

    Last week, my good pal and colleague Ben Kercheval took over the mailbag effort for me and handled himself admirably...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 3,305 reads 3 comments

  15. Is College Football's 'Bag Man' Phenomenon Really Such a Bad Thing?

    Steven Godfrey of SBNation penned an extraordinary long-form piece titled " Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of the man who delivers the money ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 17,627 reads 65 comments

  16. What State Court Questioning NCAA Penalties in Sandusky Case Means for PSU

    With the Commonwealth Court, led by Judge Anne E. Covey, beginning to question the validity of the NCAA's consent decree, Penn State can sit in the background and watch the fight...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 8,671 reads 19 comments

  17. Steve Sarkisian and Nelson Agholor: Match Made in Heaven for USC Trojans

    As the USC Trojans work through spring practice, one thing has been quite clear: Nelson Agholor is poised to have a tremendous season...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 6,217 reads 9 comments

  18. How Deshaun Watson's Injury Impacts Clemson QB Battle

    Clemson plays its spring game on April 12, and for the Tigers, a team looking for a quarterback, the recent injury to Deshaun Watson does little for 2014 beyond make the spring battle a true two-horse race...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 4,775 reads 1 comments

  19. Alabama Football: Eddie Jackson out with ACL Injury Adds Pressure to Young DBs

    The cornerback position has been one of the major areas of focus for the Crimson Tide throughout spring, and as sophomore Eddie Jackson goes down, the focus becomes more acute...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 2,223 reads 10 comments

  20. For College Football Playoff, Scheduling Will Be Truest Test of Success

    In the first few seasons of the College Football Playoff, the greatest determinant on its impact on the health of the sport will not be the four-team field or the champions crowned...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 2,579 reads 8 comments

  21. Forget Early Signing, College Football Teams Should Offer Scholarships Later

    Maryland head coach Randy Edsall has officially offered up the best recipe to silence the discussion of scholarship offers coming too early and not being upheld by coaching staffs: move the date back and put the offer in the hands of the schools...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 2,472 reads 0 comments

  22. Why College Conference's Push for Autonomy Is NCAA's Best Option Against Union

    As the NCAA fights battles on multiple fronts, the wise move would be to give some ground in order to stop the process that may ultimately lead to the destruction of its empire...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 4,824 reads 66 comments

  23. Will Charlie Strong Have More Success in Run Game Than Mack Brown Did?

    With Charlie Strong at the helm, folks should expect Texas to be a more disciplined, tougher and focused football team, but no one should be looking to the offensive stat sheet to measure the Longhorns' improvement...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 5,850 reads 19 comments

  24. Clemson's Offense Will Be Playing Catch-Up to Its Defense in 2014

    In 2014, the Clemson defense is set to turn a corner that Tigers fans have been waiting on since Brent Venables was hired in Pickens County...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 3,239 reads 19 comments

  25. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Pigeonholing Cornerbacks, SEC Network and Brooms!

    After a couple of weeks of some longer-form answers, we have three questions today and we are going to hit them hard. Enjoy the mailbag, enjoy the weekend and folks, let's hope that spring sticks for good at some point because the kid is cold...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 2,301 reads 1 comments