1. Texas' Coaching Search Committee Would Be Wise to Remember the Defense

    As Texas pours over candidates, looking for a name that will sate the masses, the folks doing the searching would be wise to remember that winning with defense never goes out of style...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 7,764 reads 76 comments

  2. BCS Championship Game: Laying out Florida State's Game Plan vs. Auburn

    Florida State is the next team in line to try and stop—or at least slow down — the Auburn Tigers. Auburn has ripped off nine wins in a row, including toppling No. 1 Alabama, and it boasts the nation's top rushing attack...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 19,686 reads 286 comments

  3. B/R CFB 250: Top 20 Cornerbacks in College Football

    Editor's note: This is the eighth installment in Bleacher Report's CFB 250 for the 2013 season. This signature series runs through December, with National College Football Lead Writer Michael Felder ranking the best players at every position...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 106,042 reads 207 comments

  4. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Malzahn to Texas, My Favorite Bowl and a Lot of Auburn-FSU

    We've been gone for a good minute, but now we're back to bring you some hot college football takes. We did have a question hog today, but before we get to that, we'll hit on the other three so they get their due...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 5,157 reads 8 comments

  5. Florida State vs. Auburn: Analyzing How & Why Auburn Run Game Has Been So Potent

    Auburn's bread and butter has been using its multifaceted rushing attack to force defenses into mistakes. The Tigers win the numbers game at the line of scrimmage, they stress edge defenders with wide pressure and they block extremely well...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 5,223 reads 43 comments

  6. B/R CFB 250: Top 20 Outside Linebackers in College Football

    Editor's note: This is the seventh installment in Bleacher Report's CFB 250 for the 2013 season. This signature series runs through December, with National College Football Lead Writer Michael Felder ranking the best players at every position...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 70,607 reads 154 comments

  7. Rose Bowl Remarkably Unique Due to No-Gimmick Teams from Stanford, Michigan St.

    There was a time when the styles of Michigan State and Stanford were the norm for the collegiate world. As two teams that like to run the ball and play good defense, today's Spartans ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 5,884 reads 20 comments

  8. Florida State vs. Auburn: Blitzing Jameis Winston Won't Do the Trick for Tigers

    Florida State is frantically working on a way to stop Auburn's rushing attack. Meanwhile, on The Plains, Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson is trying to come up with a way to stop the Seminoles' dynamic attack...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 19,183 reads 281 comments

  9. B/R CFB 250: Top 15 4-3 Defensive Ends in College Football

    Editor's note: This is the sixth installment in Bleacher Report's CFB 250 for the 2013 season. This signature series runs through December, with National College Football Lead Writer Michael Felder ranking the best players at every position...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 84,854 reads 238 comments

  10. Florida State vs. Auburn: Breaking Down the Tigers' Bread and Butter Play

    Watching the Auburn Tigers play football is an exercise in a team working a system to near perfection. It is about the blocking, the angles and the reads off of defenders...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 8,072 reads 32 comments

  11. B/R CFB 250: Top 15 Interior Offensive Linemen in College Football

    Editor's note: This is the fifth installment in Bleacher Report's CFB 250 for the 2013 season. This signature series runs through December, with National College Football Lead Writer Michael Felder ranking the best players at every position...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 43,422 reads 55 comments

  12. Florida State vs. Auburn: Breaking Down the Seminoles' Bread and Butter Play

    Florida State is the rare college football team that can do whatever it wants to opponents. The Seminoles can beat teams running zone or running iso . Jimbo Fisher 's team can win by using the tight end or going over the top to wide receivers...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 9,147 reads 49 comments

  13. B/R CFB 250: Top 12 Offensive Tackles in College Football

    Editor's note: This is the fourth installment of Bleacher Report's CFB 250 for the 2013 season. This signature series runs through December, with National College Football Lead Writer Michael Felder ranking the best players at every position...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 78,680 reads 107 comments

  14. Is Michigan State's Mark Dantonio Least Appreciated Coach in College Football?

    While the Nick Saban circus swirls over the head of college football, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio quietly prepares to beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 7,779 reads 51 comments

  15. B/R CFB 250: Top 18 Tight Ends in College Football

    Editor's note: This is the third installment in Bleacher Report's CFB 250 for the 2013 season. This signature series runs through December, with National College Football Lead Writer Michael Felder ranking the best players at every position...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 108,066 reads 170 comments

  16. B/R CFB 250: Top 24 Wide Receivers in College Football

    Editor's note: This is the second installment in Bleacher Report's CFB 250 for the 2013 season. This signature series runs through December, with National College Football Lead Writer Michael Felder ranking the best players at every position...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 192,171 reads 585 comments

  17. B/R CFB 250: New Series Ranks College Football's Best Players

    The goal of the B/R CFB 250 was quite simple: to identify the 250 best players in college football right now and provide detailed analysis of each player for the folks who enjoy the game...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 4,468 reads 1 comments

  18. What Are the Most Compelling Non-BCS Bowls This Season?

    College football's postseason is set, and although the BCS bowls will get top billing, there are plenty of other contests worth watching as we head into the new year...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 6,294 reads 5 comments

  19. College Football's Silly Season of Hirings, Firings Won't Be So Silly This Year

    For those who follow college football, December is generally the wildest month for coaching rumors. 'Tis the season of someone's cousin knowing a booster at some school who overheard a friend who is a realtor working to sell a house to Coach X...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 6,716 reads 17 comments

  20. B/R CFB 250: Top 20 Running Backs

    Editor's note: Welcome to the first installment of Bleacher Report's new series, the CFB 250. We're using a signature scoring system to rank the best of today's college football players at every position, starting with running back...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 216,022 reads 693 comments

  21. BCS Got It Right Again with Auburn-Florida State Title Game Matchup

    In its final year, the BCS did exactly what it was designed to do once again. With the final BCS Standings revealed, No. 1, Florida State will be taking on No. 2 Auburn in Pasadena to grab hold of the crystal football and be crowned as champions...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 7,565 reads 62 comments

  22. Auburn vs. Florida State: The Matchup That Will Decide the BCS Championship

    The Florida State Seminoles and Auburn Tigers are all set to lock horns in the BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, Calif. on January 6...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 45,457 reads 206 comments

  23. Florida State Cements Status as the Only Dominant Team in College Football

    In winning the ACC Championship Game 45-7 over Duke, the Florida State Seminoles did exactly what was expected of them. They solidified the fact that they are the nation's one truly dominant team...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 9,202 reads 175 comments

  24. Could FSU Be the Most Dominant Team Ever in BCS Era?

    Could the 2013 Florida State Seminoles go down as the most dominant team in the BCS era? Sure. "Could," of course, is the operative word here, because the Seminoles have some heavy lifting to do...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 21,582 reads 273 comments

  25. ACC Championship 2013: The 5 Best 1-on-1 Matchups to Look For

    On Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Duke Blue Devils will look to do the improbable against the Florida State Seminoles...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 11 months ago 7,365 reads 15 comments