1. Welcome Back, Coach Ed Orgeron: College Football's Fantastic Mr. Fix-It

    The first time I spoke to Ed Orgeron, he was in a bar. Not just any bar, but a really loud bar. It was a late Friday afternoon in 2014, and the background music was so overpowering I nearly forgot why I had called...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 16,161 reads 23 comments

  2. Hype-Tape Superstar Sam McGuffie's Crazy Journey from CFB to NFL to...Olympics?

    At some point in the past nine years, the black, unlabeled VHS tape that helped ignite a multibillion-dollar industry went missing. There are working theories as to its whereabouts...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 151,897 reads 43 comments

  3. The Future of Quarterbacks: Lamar Jackson Duels Deondre Francois at High Noon

    Their college football careers began eight days apart, back when life was still ordinary and long before the biggest games of their lives...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 47,413 reads 63 comments

  4. Vulnerabilities of Every Team Cloud the Big Picture in CFB Through 2 Weeks

    It’s early, they’ll tell you. Don’t read too much into the first few Saturdays , they’ll say. Teams are still trying to figure themselves out , they’ll protest...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 24,548 reads 106 comments

  5. Life as a College Football Cupcake: Why Smaller Teams Take Their Lumps

    The working assumption is that the team with more will obliterate the team with less. This arrangement is as much a part of the fabric of college football as warm charcoal and full koozies...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 84,640 reads 91 comments

  6. Breaking Down the Biggest Overreactions in College Football in Week 1

    Be overjoyed. Be devastated. Be over the top in some shape or form. No week in college football produces more outlandish, baseless claims than Week 1. It’s a ritual, you see...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 140,670 reads 264 comments

  7. Houston Shreds Cinderella Label, Is Now in Clear Path to Crash the Playoff

    This is no longer just a good story. It’s still that, I suppose. But Houston’s rapid ascent into college football’s elite—a habitation reserved for a select few and a place unwelcoming to newcomers—is something more now...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 20,597 reads 88 comments

  8. CFB's Hottest Coach Turns Down Big Money, Prestige to Build Unlikely Powerhouse

    HOUSTON — The story, as Tom Herman tells it while tucked deep down in his office couch, goes something like this...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 60,721 reads 88 comments

  9. Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to 2016 College Football Season

    It's been a long time since college football left you. It went out for cigarettes 90 or so minutes after Nick Saban , in the midst of one of the greatest national championships of our lifetime, called for an onside kick of all things...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 50,595 reads 96 comments

  10. Snakebitten BYU QB Taysom Hill: 'I'm Going to Leave Everything out There'

    PROVO, Utah — Watching Taysom Hill on one of the first days of BYU's fall practice, you'd think he was a sure-shot NFL quarterback prospect...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 137,899 reads 38 comments

  11. Houston's Focus Isn't on Oklahoma, Which Makes for a Scary Underdog

    HOUSTON — Back in June, with the Texas air in a full sauna and the stands at TDECU Stadium empty, a bright message illuminated from the video board. "H-TOWN TAKEOVER," was blasted in all caps in broad daylight...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 30,780 reads 42 comments

  12. As Both Master Entertainer and Coach, Jim Harbaugh Is Focused on Title in Year 2

    CHICAGO — Somewhere along the way, wedged between cameos in music videos , a tireless siege to turn the globe into his own personal satellite camp, his cryptic vault of tweets ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 24,364 reads 350 comments

  13. The 8th-Grader Taking the Football Recruiting World by Storm

    Today, Jesus Machado Sr. hopes, is the day everything will change. Today is the day he will finally beat his son in Madden. Jesus Machado Jr. and his father are tucked away in their Miami Gardens home...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 196,967 reads 63 comments

  14. Baylor Had No Choice to Fire Art Briles, but Is It Enough to Spark Real Change?

    Moments before the university announced the removal of one of the sport’s most successful football coaches in the wake of a devastating sexual assault scandal, Art Briles deleted his Twitter account ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 5,540 reads 58 comments

  15. Baylor Saga Serves as Disheartening Lesson for Other College Football Programs

    This is not a column about who should be fired at Baylor. We'll get there. This is a column about pulling something of substance—something everlasting—from a toxic situation...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 48,396 reads 11 comments

  16. Greg Bryant's Tragic Death a Devastating End to His Inspiring New Beginning

    I will always remember my last conversation with Greg Bryant. We spoke of football and life and second chances. He shared his deep affection for the game, his eagerness for a fresh start and his unrelenting aspiration to play in the NFL...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 46,948 reads 26 comments

  17. Adam Kramer's College Football Notebook: The Great Quarterback Drought Is Here

    By a show of hands, how many of you feel good about your starting quarterback heading into the loneliest part of college football's offseason? Be honest now. There's no need to manufacture optimism...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 104,890 reads 78 comments

  18. Lovie Smith at Illinois: New Hope for a Failed College Football Program

    CHAMPAIGN , Ill. — The slogan is catchy, and on this gorgeous, sun-drenched spring day, it is ubiquitous. It's propped up on billboards, posters and schedules, displayed in all caps , plastered on the back of vibrant orange T-shirts...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 20,862 reads 20 comments

  19. World Football May Hold Key to Fixing College Football's Targeting Problem

    Picture an overzealous safety cracking a tight end high on a seam route and the uncertain, silent seconds that follow...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 35,803 reads 47 comments

  20. Creating a 64-Team Bracket for the 2015 NCAA Football Season

    Imagine, if you will, a college football postseason spanning across six magnificent weeks and featuring 64 teams. Productivity would plummet. Holidays would be left in shambles...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about over 1 year ago 66,307 reads 179 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to 2016 Spring Football

    There are limited moments in the calendar when each individual fanbase—from puffy-chested Alabama to wandering soul Kansas—can scream from the highest mountaintop that this is their year...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 33,687 reads 156 comments

  22. Once Again, College Football Should Never Count Out Nick Saban and Alabama

    This was as good a time as any to doubt Alabama, so I did. Just 22 days after the engineer of this magnificent machine reinvented himself in the national championship, I questioned whether Nick Saban could pull it off once again...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 29,001 reads 158 comments

  23. Ultimate Guide to 2016 National Signing Day

    Championship teams are not first assembled on sweltering practice fields in the heat of August. They do not come together during the quaint, unorthodox December intermission...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 118,264 reads 161 comments

  24. The Failed College Football Recruitment of Giancarlo Stanton

    In the fall of 2006, USC head coach Pete Carroll and assistant Steve Sarkisian learned of a senior wide receiver and cornerback at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, who went by Mike Stanton...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 210,007 reads 78 comments

  25. UAB: The 'Dead' Program That's Stockpiling Blue-Chip Recruits

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On a day when Donald Trump's infinite election convoy was shutting down the streets of Birmingham, Bill Clark strolled through the front doors of the Sheraton Hotel without anyone seeming to notice...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about almost 2 years ago 259,616 reads 60 comments