1. Big Ten Championship 2013: Michigan State's Blueprint on How to Beat Ohio State

    The Michigan State Spartans are taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes for the right to call themselves Big Ten Champions. Saturday, on Lucas Oil Field, a champion will be crowned...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 12,199 reads 129 comments

  2. Is Going Undefeated in College Football the Hardest in All of Sports?

    There is a lot of talk revolving around the undefeated seasons that Ohio State, Florida State and Northern Illinois are putting together. With Alabama falling to Auburn in the Iron Bowl, the fourth remaining undefeated squad was no more...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 7,198 reads 53 comments

  3. Steve Sarkisian a Good Hire for USC, but Not a Great One

    The University of Southern California is no longer operating a coaching search as reports surfaced that athletic director Pat Haden has decided to hire former USC assistant and current Washington head coach, Steve Sarkisian , for the job...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 10,963 reads 44 comments

  4. Sorry, but Nick Saban Did Not Make a Bad Coaching Decision vs. Auburn

    Alabama did not lose to Auburn because of a couple of poor coaching decisions. Well, at least not what the masses have deemed to be poor decisions...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 19,265 reads 194 comments

  5. Should Heisman Trust Delay Balloting Until Jameis Winston Case Is Resolved?

    Heisman Trophy ballots are out to voters with a Dec. 9 due date. The deadline is just days away, and the front-runner, Jameis Winston , is still sitting with an open sexual assault case...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 13,476 reads 172 comments

  6. Back-to-Back Pac-12 Titles Will Push the Cardinal to the Class of the Conference

    Stanford will take on Arizona State in the Pac-12 championship game on Dec. 7, hoping to beat the Sun Devils for the second time this season...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 4,558 reads 12 comments

  7. FSU Crushes Florida, but Should Noles Be Concerned About Duke in ACC Title Game?

    After beating the rival Florida Gators 37-7 in the Swamp, Florida State now turns its eye to the ACC championship game in Charlotte, N.C...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 22,587 reads 188 comments

  8. Deciding the Heisman Trophy Winner Through Blind Resumes

    The 2013 Heisman Trophy race has become a mess of sorts. Players who were thought to be sure things have fallen down the list due to losses and lackluster performances. New contenders are emerging as old favorites take themselves out of the race...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 21,175 reads 85 comments

  9. There Might Be More Big-Name CFB Jobs Open Than We Originally Thought

    Last season, the coaching world saw 31 job openings, as College Football Poll reported. At the highest level, only Auburn and Tennessee were jobs near the top of the collegiate food chain that came open...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 7,048 reads 12 comments

  10. Is Back-to-Back Heisman Trophies Impossible Goal in Modern College Football?

    Winning the Heisman Trophy in back-to-back seasons is far from impossible. Although, it is quite high on the improbable scale...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 3,872 reads 19 comments

  11. With BCS, Conference and Heisman Significance, This Is Best Rivalry Week Ever

    It is Thanksgiving weekend, and that means turkeys, dressing, cranberry sauce and, of course, time with the family. Oh, and yes, college football. In fact, not just college football, but college football's rivalry week...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 42,100 reads 114 comments

  12. If Jordan Lynch Leads NIU to BCS Again, Will He Get Heisman Invite?

    Unfortunately for his supporters, a return trip to the ranks of the BCS Bowls does not guarantee the Northern Illinois Huskies quarterback a trip to New York for the Heisman ceremony...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 3,525 reads 10 comments

  13. Perfect Storm of Problems Emerges in Baylor Collapse vs. Oklahoma State

    Baylor lost its first game of the year in a fashion that very few saw coming. The Bears, at No. 4 in the BCS standings, did not just lose the game—they gave the nation a massive collapse to enjoy over the course of 60 minutes...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 9,036 reads 56 comments

  14. Should Florida State Still Be Concerned About Florida in Rivalry Game?

    The Florida State Seminoles stomped all over the Idaho Vandals on Saturday, as expected, winning the ball game 80-14, and now all eyes turn to the hated Gators...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 14,573 reads 168 comments

  15. The Ultimate Baylor vs. Oklahoma State Preview

    The Baylor Bears are set to go into Stillwater to try and put to rest any hopes the Oklahoma State Cowboys have of being Big 12 Champions. Sitting at No...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 8,521 reads 25 comments

  16. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Dream Coaching Staff and Bowl Game, LSU-A&M and More

    It's Wednesday, or, in the words of the famous fourth hour of the Today Show, Wines-day Wednesday! Tonight, I'll certainly be enjoying a nice bottle of cabernet sauvignon , but for now, I only have these questions to mellow me out...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 2,610 reads 2 comments

  17. Why Notre Dame Football Automatically Improves If Everett Golson Is Reinstated

    When Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune reported that quarterback Everett Golson was expected to return to the field, for practice, during the bowl season, good vibes got pumped into South Bend...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 8,140 reads 21 comments

  18. How Should Heisman Voters Be Handling Jameis Winston's Legal Case?

    Another college football season and another irregularity with voting for the Heisman. This year's issue is far more serious than the problems of recent history and must be treated as such...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 7,844 reads 189 comments

  19. Sorry Urban, You Didn't Think the BCS System Was Flawed in 2006 with Florida

    When Florida leapfrogged Michigan in 2006 to walk into the BCS National Championship Game, it was proof the BCS system got things right, at least for Urban Meyer ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 18,973 reads 225 comments

  20. Dissecting How Michigan's Field-Goal Unit Got on the Field so Quickly

    Given his team's inability to improve week to week, Brady Hoke is about as far as a coach with a winning record can get from the Coach of the Year discussion...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 9,916 reads 69 comments

  21. If We're Giving Props to 1-Dimensional Teams, MSU Deserves More Love

    The Michigan State Spartans sit at No. 13 in the Harris Poll, the USA Today Coaches' Poll and the current BCS standings, looking up at the likes of No. 12 Texas A&M and No. 6 Auburn...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 8,206 reads 113 comments

  22. Alabama vs. Mississippi State: Even When Things Don't Work for Tide, They Roll

    In a game that featured four Alabama Crimson Tide turnovers, Nick Saban 's ballclub still found a way to coast to a 20-7 victory against the Mississippi State Bulldogs...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 10,563 reads 123 comments

  23. Off-Field Investigation Has Zero Impact on Jameis Winston, FSU vs. Syracuse

    For those with questions about Florida State being thrown off its game by the off-field issues circling the program and star quarterback Jameis Winston this week, the Seminoles offered up an answer in the first three minutes...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 7,139 reads 48 comments

  24. What's Happened to the Florida Football Program?

    The 2013 college football season has been filled with disappointments for the Florida Gators. Head coach Will Muschamp 's team has gone from playing in the Sugar Bowl in ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 19,628 reads 137 comments

  25. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Hokies Going 9-3, Stopping Auburn, Michigan State and More

    Folks, I'm going to keep it so real with you: We have been super busy here at Your Best 11, behind the scenes. Last week, work got a little nuts and we had to miss the mailbag. Sorry, Charlie...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 1,378 reads 0 comments