1. What Is a Coach's Ultimate Goal When He Gets Hired to a Mid-Major?

    When a head coach gets that new job at a non-BCS school, or even a lower level BCS school, for discussion's sake, what is he thinking? What is his prime directive? What is the ultimate ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 2,848 reads 2 comments

  2. Joke or Not, Ohio State Wouldn't 'Wipe the Field' vs. Alabama or Florida State

    Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer sent shock waves through the college-football atmosphere during Monday's media session. Spencer, per Zach Meisel of Cleveland...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 32,097 reads 310 comments

  3. You Better Buy in to Baylor Because the Defense Is What's Made Bears Successful

    There are plenty of teams that have scored a lot of points in recent seasons. Unfortunately, aside from the Oregon Ducks, most of those point-a-minute teams were offensive dreams and defensive nightmares...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 4,822 reads 45 comments

  4. After a History of Flop Matchups, Orange Bowl Is Set Up to Be 2013's Best Bowl

    Stanford's 26-20 victory over Oregon in Week 11, sent earth-shaking cheers through the college football atmosphere from myriad sources. The Cardinal fans were joyous at the dismantling of the Ducks...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 11,333 reads 25 comments

  5. Alabama's C.J. Mosley Making a Case as College Football's Best Defensive Player

    The 38-17 victory in Tuscaloosa over the LSU Tigers marks another check on Alabama's list of things to do on the way to a BCS National Championship Game appearance...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 9,947 reads 67 comments

  6. Ultimate Guide to Alabama vs. LSU

    On Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the Crimson Tide get the chance to take one more step toward a third straight BCS National Championship. The team standing in its way is the same squad it had to go through to start this current streak of titles...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 13,094 reads 83 comments

  7. Does Playing Two Huge Games on a Thursday Night Help or Hurt College Football?

    Thursday night features two Top 10 matchups and, for the college football world, that's a major positive...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 5,804 reads 14 comments

  8. In Light of Richie Incognito, an Ex-Player's Take on Hazing and Bullying in CFB

    The Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito situation has yielded plenty of opinions as more facts become exposed over the course of the investigation...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 2,519 reads 2 comments

  9. Fresno State and NIU Aren't BCS Caliber, but They Deserve to Game the System

    The Northern Illinois Huskies and the Fresno State Bulldogs are not the Boise State Broncos, TCU Horned Frogs or Utah Utes of earlier in the BCS era...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 6,710 reads 103 comments

  10. What Happens If Urban Meyer Has Two Unbeaten Seasons and Nothing to Show for It?

    Should the Buckeyes go undefeated, everything and nothing will happen as a result of the win streak. Coaches, players, fans and media will complain, but none of it will matter as ...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 26,111 reads 528 comments

  11. Focus, Leadership, Talent...Florida State Looks Almost Alabama-Like

    The No. 3 Florida State Seminoles rode 20 unanswered second-half points to a 41-14 victory over rivals the No. 7 Miami Hurricanes on Saturday...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 9,036 reads 95 comments

  12. Notre Dame Barely Escapes Navy but Finds 2 Running Backs in the Process

    Notre Dame needed a fourth-down stop in the final minutes of the game to ensure a victory, but it secured the win over a scrappy Navy ballclub, 38-34, in South Bend...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 7,516 reads 18 comments

  13. Your Best 11 Mailbag: Sonny Dykes, Best Defense, Miami-Florida State and More

    Things have been crazy here at Your Best 11, but with the weekend just a day away, we decided to knock out a mailbag just for you...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 1,745 reads 0 comments

  14. A College Football Coach's Guide to Quarterback Management

    The college football season is past the halfway point, and through September and October a myriad of quarterback issues have bubbled to the top. Injuries have forced replacing stud signal callers...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 3,146 reads 2 comments

  15. Who Is College Football's True No. 2, Florida State or Oregon?

    Alabama is the clear-cut No. 1 team in the nation, getting the bulk of the votes and points in both the Harris and the Coaches polls. The debate, in the final season of the BCS, is which team deserves the second spot...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 29,190 reads 422 comments

  16. Miami vs. Florida State: Are the Hurricanes the Worst No. 7 Team Ever?

    Florida State is set to play host to the rival Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, and while the teams are only separated by a few spots in the BCS Rankings, the perceived gap is much larger...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 20,971 reads 158 comments

  17. Should Johnny Manziel's 2012 Season Matter to His 2013 Heisman Campaign?

    Every year is a new season for college football teams, and for college football players. Unfortunately, despite a new season meaning a clean slate by which to evaluate teams and players, many are tied to the past...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 7,679 reads 38 comments

  18. Florida State Needs to Move Past a Legacy of Late-Season Failures

    Florida State kicks off the back end of its schedule with a date at home against No. 7 Miami to begin the home stretch of the season...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 10,121 reads 68 comments

  19. Blind Resumes for the Top BCS Contenders: Who Would You Choose?

    Entering Week 10, there are five undefeated teams sitting with eyes staring hopefully at a BCS National Championship Game birth. For Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Ohio State and Baylor, the dream is the same: playing for the crystal football...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 21,172 reads 251 comments

  20. Michael Sam Having the Year of His Life but Jadeveon Clowney Still SEC's Best DE

    In a game that saw Missouri lose a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter, it was the South Carolina Gamecocks emerging with the victory, 27-24, in double overtime...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 10,437 reads 53 comments

  21. NC State vs. Florida State: Seminoles Make Strong Case to Be No. 1

    It took North Carolina State almost 38 minutes to score its first points against second-ranked Florida State on Saturday...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 23,205 reads 354 comments

  22. What Teams Can Learn from How FSU Smothered One of the Best Offenses in CFB

    The nation celebrated Florida State's 51 points against Clemson, pushing quarterback Jameis Winston toward the top of the Heisman discussion. However, the real big news were the 14 points, seven that mattered, scored by the Clemson Tigers offense...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 6,371 reads 46 comments

  23. 2013 College Football Is the Year of the Wide Receiver, but Who's the Best?

    While the nation focuses on all the great quarterbacks on the collegiate landscape, the young men catching those passes are putting in big time work around the country...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 17,010 reads 49 comments

  24. NCAA Saves Face, Gets It Right by Issuing Light Penalties to Miami

    The Miami saga has come to an end with the NCAA releasing an infractions report , which adds only light sanctions to the Hurricanes football team...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 13,772 reads 100 comments

  25. Nick Saban Insiders Make Florida State the Team That Can Beat Alabama

    Alabama again sits in the top spot of the BCS rankings, and the nation is largely wondering which team can end the Crimson Tide's stranglehold on college football...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 1 year ago 55,036 reads 361 comments