1. What USC Can Learn from UCLA Hire of Jim Mora

    As the University of Southern California sets itself up to go coach-hunting, the team across town is one that should help lead athletic director Pat Haden 's push to fix the program...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 15,090 reads 84 comments

  2. Anatomy of a Hail Mary Shows It's Part Luck, but Part Defensive Breakdown Too

    The Hail Mary is one of football's greatest joys, a heave downfield to waiting receivers in a last-ditch effort to put points on the board. Hail Marys are low-percentage tosses, but when they work, the jubilation from the successful team is electric...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 4,495 reads 5 comments

  3. Lane Kiffin Fired: What Went Wrong on the Field the Last Two Years?

    The college football world woke up short one head coach in Week 5. The LA Times reported that Lane Kiffin was shown the door at USC following a 62-41 loss at Arizona State...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 4,825 reads 28 comments

  4. How Baylor Has Become College Football's Best Big-Play Team

    The Baylor Bears clock in second to Johnny Manziel 's Texas A&M team in total yards gained by an offense, trailing the Aggies by 155 yards from scrimmage...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 9,841 reads 49 comments

  5. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Is Maryland Legit, Alabama's Secondary Plus LSU-UGA

    At first today looked to have a very weak showing in the mailbag. However, after threatening to do my own Q and A, the masses responded in a big way. We've got a hefty mailbag, so let's get into it! Maryland is going to be just fine...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 4,129 reads 0 comments

  6. NCAA Still Hasn't Done Right by Current Penn State Football Players

    The NCAA's plan to reduce the penalties surrounding Penn State football has moved from a March rumor reported by ESPN 's Gene Wojciechowski to a reality, as shown in the NCAA's press release ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 6,156 reads 13 comments

  7. Breaking Down How Oklahoma's Offense Will Exploit Notre Dame's Weaknesses

    With Blake Bell leading the charge for the Oklahoma Sooners, the Fighting Irish defense is going to be faced with its toughest challenge of the young season. Due to OU's ability to run and throw the ball, Notre Dame will be in for a long afternoon...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 6,347 reads 24 comments

  8. How LSU QB Zach Mettenberger Went from Inconsistent to Solid in 1 Year

    LSU has firmly inserted itself into the BCS championship discussion through four weeks of the season. Unlike years past, folks are not just talking about the defense in 2013...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 6,098 reads 25 comments

  9. Notre Dame Football: This Is What Happens When You Don't Have a Running Game

    Tommy Rees threw 34 passes in Notre Dame's 17 -13 win over the Michigan State Spartans in South Bend. The 34 pass attempts were a symptom of the Fighting Irish's ground game, or more importantly, the lack thereof...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 5,530 reads 65 comments

  10. How USC Can Get Marqise Lee, the Nation's Best WR, the Ball

    Marqise Lee leads Southern Cal in receptions by a large margin. His 17 receptions and 221 yards are more than double that of the team's second-leading receiver, Nelson Agholor. Yet, a look at the national rankings at CFBStats...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 5,475 reads 17 comments

  11. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Targeting Rule, Beating Clemson and My Favorite Player

    We have a couple questions that warrant pretty serious answers. So while we are light on questions, we are going heavy on answers. Sit back and enjoy another Your Best 11 Mailbag! First and foremost, kudos for phrasing this query as such...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 5,995 reads 18 comments

  12. What Teams Can Learn from Nebraska's Defensive Implosion Against UCLA

    The lessons to be learned from the Nebraska's 41-21 loss at home to UCLA, which included a 35-0 scoring run for the visiting team, are many...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 4,844 reads 3 comments

  13. Lane Kiffin Silences Critics with USC's Performance Against Boston College

    For USC's head coach, Lane Kiffin , the Boston College game was about more than just the 35-7 win the Trojans took home. It was about more than just the 521 yards of offense the team produced and getting Marqise Lee into the end zone...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 14,456 reads 77 comments

  14. What Every College Team Can Learn from Michigan's Season-Saving Goal-Line Stand

    Brady Hoke 's Michigan Wolverines helped remind the college football world that even huge favorites can use a little luck against less than quality opponents...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 3,160 reads 54 comments

  15. Notre Dame Needs to Feature Cam McDaniel at RB to Free Up Tommy Rees

    Following a 31-24 win at Purdue, the questions about who should get the bulk of the touches at the running back position for the Fighting Irish have been answered...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 14,048 reads 33 comments

  16. Ultimate Guide to Alabama vs. Texas A&M

    Gig 'em versus Roll Tide. Manziel versus McCarron. Saban versus Sumlin. It is about revenge. It is about the SEC championship. It is about the SEC West. This Saturday will feature a game that folks have been waiting to watch since the season started.

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 27,080 reads 45 comments

  17. Alabama vs. Texas A&M: Which Skill-Position Players Will Make a Difference?

    Quarterbacks Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M and AJ McCarron of Alabama get top billing in Saturday's marquee college football showdown...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 20,445 reads 62 comments

  18. How Alabama Should Script Its First Drive vs. Texas A&M

    As Alabama and Texas A&M get set for Saturday's showdown, there is plenty of speculation about how Bama's defense will attack A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 8,054 reads 20 comments

  19. Alabama vs. Texas A&M: Breaking Down AJ McCarron and Johnny Manziel

    One is a golden-armed quarterback from Alabama with two national titles to his credit. The other is a kid from Texas with a Heisman on his shelf. Neither would mind adding what the other has to his resume...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 24,683 reads 250 comments

  20. Lane Kiffin Might Have Trouble Picking a USC QB, but We Don't

    Lane Kiffin is going to opt for one quarterback going forward. After two games of live evaluation, Kiffin has elected to pick his poison...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 3,741 reads 16 comments

  21. USC Quarterbacks Are Far from the Typical Trojan Golden Boys of the Past

    As the clock hit all zeros in Los Angeles, with Washington State celebrating its first win over USC in over a decade, it marked the end of an agonizing offensive display from Lane Kiffin 's squad...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 4,819 reads 19 comments

  22. Notre Dame vs. Michigan: Irish Defense Isn't Quite What We Thought It Was

    On the night that saw Notre Dame absorb its first regular-season loss since 2011, it was the Fighting Irish defense that walked away with more questions than answers in Ann Arbor...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 5,022 reads 52 comments

  23. Everything You Need to Know About Ohio State Backup QB Kenny Guiton

    Thanks to Kenny Guiton, a fifth-year senior, Ohio State's offense remained in good hands on Saturday following Braxton Miller going down with an MCL sprain, as reported by ESPN 's Shannon Spake...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 7,408 reads 7 comments

  24. Examining LSU's Scoring Drives vs. TCU and Seeing the Cam Cameron Difference

    The Bayou Bengals were seven of 12 on scoring drives in their season opener against TCU and walked out with a 37-27 win in convincing fashion...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 5,019 reads 10 comments

  25. Your Best 11 Mailbag: LSU's Offense, Notre Dame-Michigan, Aaron Murray and More

    We have moved the mailbag to Wednesday, on account of my real human schedule. However, do not worry people, there will still be plenty of questions answered and a lot of fun had...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 12 months ago 2,450 reads 2 comments