1. College Football's Best Defensive Ends Heading into 2014 Spring Practice

    As the nation gets set to kick off spring football practice, with several schools already having started, now is the time to take a look at some of the top returners on the defensive side of the ball...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 19,742 reads 47 comments

  2. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Today We Talk Combine, a Lot of Combine!

    The combine has wrapped up and if you've been following along on Twitter, @ InTheBleachers , then you know that I do enjoy the whole ordeal in Indianapolis...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 6,773 reads 1 comments

  3. Texas A&M Football: Where Aggies Defense Must Improve This Spring

    Texas A&M starts spring ball on February 28, and for the Aggies ' defense, the main focus should be on getting off blocks in order to maintain gap integrity...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 2,911 reads 8 comments

  4. What's FSU's Backup Plan If Jameis Winston Is Injured Playing Baseball?

    Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles have the nation's top returning quarterback who sits as the reigning Heisman winner and a projected top pick for the 2015 draft...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 10,680 reads 32 comments

  5. Top College Football Defenses with Biggest Holes to Fill in Spring Practice

    Teams around the nation are speeding into spring mode. For many programs, that means replacing major pieces of some of the best defenses in 2013...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 34,298 reads 60 comments

  6. Why College Football Should Get Rid of the Kickoff

    Tommy Bowden's elimination of the extra point proposal got college football fans talking about the possibility of doing away with the PAT ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 4,998 reads 58 comments

  7. What Coaching Staffs Need to See from Early Enrollees During Spring Practice

    Early enrollees are the newest, favorite toys that college football coaches have in the game, and as they transition from winter workouts to spring ball, every coach is hoping to see the same things out of the newcomers...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 6,417 reads 0 comments

  8. Should College Football Consider Eliminating PAT?

    As the war wages between traditionalists and the uptempo crowd , former Clemson head coach and current broadcaster Tommy Bowden has come up with a solution both sides should be embracing...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 2,800 reads 40 comments

  9. Your Best 11 Mailbag: On Spring Ball, 10-Second Rule and Favorite Offensive Play

    Following a crazy snowstorm, it is 60-plus in Charlotte and that is how February is supposed to be. It is Friday and that means the weekend is here, folks...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 1,970 reads 4 comments

  10. Who Is the Most Intriguing College Football Player Returning from Injury?

    Across the collegiate landscape, Chuckie Keeton , the Utah State quarterback, is the most intriguing ballplayer coming back from a severe injury suffered in 2013...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 4,804 reads 4 comments

  11. Why There's No Such Thing as an Average College Football Recruiting Class

    Signing day has come and gone and as fans read the evaluations of their respective classes, the returns are scattered. Some classes are universally applauded. Other signing day hauls missed key spots while still adding to the talent pool...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 6,461 reads 7 comments

  12. FSU Looking into Neutral-Site Games Will Only Help Keep 'Noles at the Top

    In the arms race that is collegiate football, Florida State is adding another weapon to its arsenal. This time it is not a 5-star player or a quality coach, instead it is the neutral-site showdown...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 9,157 reads 21 comments

  13. ACC Football: Top Spring Practice Battles to Watch For

    Quarterback is the word around the ACC , as teams are looking to replace impact signal-callers all over the conference. However, quarterback is not the only spot where teams will be looking for answers come spring football...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 1,246 reads 1 comments

  14. Does College Football Have an Attendance Problem?

    College football, without a doubt, has an attendance issue. The sport, like football in general, is fighting to get customers to the stadiums and to extend the stay of those folks once they arrive...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 15,081 reads 72 comments

  15. Your Best 11 Mailbag: 10-Second Rule, Favorite CBs, Offseason Study and More

    After spending last week in New York City, where there was some sort of ridiculous storm, I returned home to Charlotte to a ridiculous storm. I have not left my house since Tuesday, which is pretty normal in the grand scheme of things...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 1,701 reads 3 comments

  16. Michigan OC Doug Nussmeier Faces Major Challenges in Spring Ball

    When spring ball opens for Michigan at the end of February, new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will be looking for a solution to the Wolverines' consistency and production issues...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 8,326 reads 42 comments

  17. New Proposed NCAA Rule Changes Are a Step in the Right Direction

    Momentum has been building, and for the structure of the NCAA, it seems there is finally enough steam to produce positive change for the organization and some of its most influential members...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 3,166 reads 24 comments

  18. Reaction to Possible CFB Rule Changes Speaks to Pro-Offense Nature of the Game

    When the NCAA released the rule change proposals detailing the possible addition of a 10-second defensive substitution, the college football world reacted as expected: with anger and vitriol...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 14,080 reads 107 comments

  19. Florida Football: How Gators' New OC Kurt Roper Should Approach Spring Ball

    If you are Kurt Roper, the new offensive coordinator of the Florida Gators, your approach to spring football in Gainesville , Fla. had better be all about teaching, with heavy doses of open-mindedness and patience...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 9,420 reads 59 comments

  20. Bobby Petrino's Spring Football To-Do List for Louisville

    Bobby Petrino is getting set to open another spring at Louisville, his first since 2006, and the coach who has returned to the job that made him a star has plenty to do for the Cardinals...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 3,827 reads 10 comments

  21. Texas Football: Charlie Strong's Spring to-Do List

    When spring ball starts for the Texas Longhorns program, the nation will get a shot to see just what Charlie Strong can do with the current roster...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 11,032 reads 15 comments

  22. USC Football: What Trojans Should Expect from Steve Sarkisian in Spring Practice

    As the collegiate landscape shifts from signing day to spring ball, USC is one of 19 schools with a new head coach...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 8,113 reads 14 comments

  23. Chris Petersen Facing Tough Challenges in Rebuilding Washington Program

    With spring ball merely weeks away from starting around the nation, the 31 new head coaches are going to get to kick the tires on their new rosters for the first time...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 months ago 9,595 reads 9 comments

  24. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Blake Bell to TE, Nebraska's Return to Glory and More

    Questions were not coming in, but then I threatened to create my own questions and just talk to myself, which led to people sending questions. So, I will answer those questions...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 8 months ago 12,340 reads 45 comments

  25. New Alabama Commit Marlon Humphrey Has Best Skills in the Country

    The Crimson Tide added Marlon Humphrey to its class of commitments for the 2014 cycle and in Humphrey, Alabama has one of the nation's most skilled players at any position...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 8 months ago 21,299 reads 69 comments