1. Notre Dame's 2014 Recruiting Class Is Filling Major Needs

    Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football. With that in mind, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is quietly pumping strength into the veins of his program by addressing specific needs in the 2014 cycle...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 7,763 reads 24 comments

  2. How Is James Franklin Having Such Quick Recruiting Success at Penn State?

    James Franklin is continuing the process started by Bill O'Brien at Penn State, and he's seeing early success on the recruiting trail because the man knows how to sell himself...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 16,012 reads 11 comments

  3. Against the Proposed CFB Players Union? Here's What You're Fighting

    The news that the Northwestern football team, led by former quarterback Kain Colter , made the formal move to apply for unionization with the National Labor Relations Board drew big headlines as the Wildcats rocked the collegiate athletics boat...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 8,032 reads 48 comments

  4. Northwestern Players' Efforts to Unionize Natural Next Step for College Athletes

    Northwestern's most explosive offensive player from a season ago, Kain Colter, is leading the way for what looks to be the next, and possibly biggest, step in collegiate athletes gaining a voice in the system...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 3,074 reads 39 comments

  5. Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones Is Quietly Dominating Recruiting Trail

    While Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M battle for the elusive recruiting national championship, Butch Jones ' Tennessee Volunteers are quietly filling holes, crawling to the top of the SEC East and dominating out on the recruiting trail...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 26,259 reads 59 comments

  6. Alabama Football: What Should Tide Fans Really Expect from QB Jacob Coker?

    In Jacob Coker , or Jake as he's called by Alabama head coach Nick Saban , the Alabama Crimson Tide just welcomed in a front-runner to win the starting job. It is not just about getting a front-runner...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 7,114 reads 23 comments

  7. Cam Cameron Says He Isn't Leaving, and That's a Major Victory for LSU

    If LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron holds true to his recent statements, the Bayou Bengals have one of the coaching wins of the offseason...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 5 months ago 5,890 reads 12 comments

  8. The Challenges Chris Petersen Faces Transitioning to Pac 12 Football

    When Washington hired Chris Petersen away from Boise State to replace USC-bound Steve Sarkisian , it was seen as a win across the collective college football world...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 2,163 reads 3 comments

  9. Ticket Cost for CFB Playoff Title Game Isn't About the Price, It's About Value

    If you're looking to attend the inaugural College Football Championship Game, expect to pay a hefty price...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 2,374 reads 7 comments

  10. Calm Down Fans, Thursday Night College Football Games Are Great for the Sport

    The ACC released the schedule for the 2014 season, which included the additions of Louisville and Notre Dame. One thing is clear: There is still a massive disconnect among fans on the merits of non-Saturday football games...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 3,899 reads 20 comments

  11. How a Rocky Ending at One Job Can Alter a College Football Coach's Career

    In the college football world, when the hot name falls, it falls swiftly and does not usually land well. Manny Diaz , now the defensive coordinator at Louisiana Tech, is merely ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 6,498 reads 1 comments

  12. Which Team Will Struggle the Most to Replace Future NFL Quarterback?

    As eyes turn to the 2014 season, Clemson is the place with the biggest shoes to fill at the quarterback position...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 11,012 reads 30 comments

  13. Despite His Age, Steve Spurrier Deserves Every Bit of His New Raise

    When the 2014 season starts, Steve Spurrier will be 69 years old. He's set to make $4 million — and the Head Ball Coach is still worth every penny...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 2,301 reads 19 comments

  14. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Big Impact Hires, Top 2014 Safety Duo & Deciding to Go Pro

    Things got weird to wrap up the season, but we finally found some time to get to questions. That's right, the Your Best 11 Mailbag is making a triumphant return...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 5,900 reads 3 comments

  15. Vic Beasley's Surprise Return to Clemson Huge Win for Tigers' 2014 Season

    The Clemson Tigers got a huge gift when defensive end Vic Beasley elected to return to school, the best news the program could get outside of the recruiting realm in January...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 3,935 reads 16 comments

  16. Georgia Football: How New DC Jeremy Pruitt Will Fix Bulldogs Defense

    Jeremy Pruitt is the new defensive coordinator for the Georgia Bulldogs and will fix their defense from the ground up — by teaching...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 10,427 reads 49 comments

  17. Notre Dame Football: What to Expect from Brian Kelly Taking over Play-Calling

    Ordinarily, when play-calling duties change hands, folks have to go research what's coming next. For Notre Dame, with Brian Kelly assuming the play-calling, no digging is required...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 8,989 reads 65 comments

  18. NCAA Protecting Wrong Group in Closing Financial Agreement Loophole

    The NCAA will be using time this April to close a "loophole" in the grant-in-aid policy, and in doing so, they'll again toe the line of the coaches, not the athletes...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 1,399 reads 4 comments

  19. Keeping Coaches Poll Around in College Football Playoff Era Is a Joke

    College football has turned the page to a new era with the College Football Playoff, and yet, one of the most archaic elements of the BCS and prior eras will fight to hang on...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 3,116 reads 14 comments

  20. Alabama Football: How Vinnie Sunseri Going Pro Impacts Tide's Secondary

    Vinnie Sunseri heading to the NFL is certainly not the news many Alabama fans were looking to hear. In the latest early entrant to the NFL draft, the Crimson Tide lose a player who could have been an integral piece to the rebuilding efforts...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 9,319 reads 42 comments

  21. What Should Lane Kiffin's First Step as Alabama Offensive Coordinator Be?

    The first move for new Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is the easiest step in The Process: Do whatever Nick Saban asks...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 31,504 reads 139 comments

  22. Improvements FSU QB Jameis Winston Must Make This Offseason

    After capping off one of the greatest freshman seasons of all time with a BCS National Championship, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looks to baseball and, on the football side, improving his game...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 12,478 reads 87 comments

  23. Bobby Petrino Is Back at Louisville; Now the Hard Part Starts

    Bobby Petrino is back at Louisville, the brilliant offensive mind's first big-time job after being shown the door following the scandal at Arkansas...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 10,365 reads 18 comments

  24. Dear Mr. NFL GM, Here's Why You Should Draft Johnny Manziel

    The door has closed on Johnny Manziel 's college football career as he announced on Wednesday that he is "ready to make [his] dream a reality" and declared for the NFL draft...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 39,041 reads 190 comments

  25. BCS Championship 2014: How Auburn's Defense Was Able to Rattle Jameis Winston

    The Auburn Tigers lost the BCS National Championship Game, 34-31, to the Florida State Seminoles, but the Tigers defense put together one of its best defensive outings of the season...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 4,275 reads 47 comments