There's a lot of pressure on Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson -- one could say the weight of a football program is on his shoulders. For better or worse the Irish's relevance and Brian Kelly's reputation are tied to Golson's comeback story. More»
College Station is much quieter now that Johnny Manziel has moved on to the NFL, but that doesn't mean we should forget about Texas A&M. As a trio battles to replace the transcendent quarterback, the best of the Kevin Sumlin era is still to come. More»
We're still nearly six long months away from the opening of the 2014 college football season, but as spring practices begin across America we'll start to see what's ahead. If you're itching for a college football fix, these are the storylines to follow. More»
For decades, Nebraska has overcome recruiting disadvantages to achieve consistent success nationally. But it's been more than a decade since the Cornhuskers' last top-10 finish, and while they're never dreadful, their national-power status is slipping. More»
Florida coach Will Muschamp enters 2014 on the hot seat, because while an injury-ravaged season is forgivable, losing the final seven games in a row to finish under .500 -- and losing to Georgia Southern, an FCS team that didn't complete a pass -- is not. More»
The NCAA rules committee's proposal to ban teams from snapping the ball in the first 10 seconds of the play clock is an unnecessary concession to conservative coaching. Want to slow down up-tempo offenses? Figure out a way to stop them. More»
It's one thing for a middle-of-the-road program to put together one great season -- it's another to turn that into a multi-year run of contending. Can teams like Michigan State, UCF, Baylor, Missouri, Duke and Vanderbilt repeat their success in 2014? More»
Alabama signed the consensus No. 1 recruiting class, potentially the best group Nick Saban has ever had. But how does it rank against the best classes of the 21st century? Texas, USC, Alabama and Ohio State all have cases as we count down the top 10. More»
It's only February, but National Signing Day might as well serve as the official starting point of the 2014 college football season. As the recruiting classes become official, which true freshmen are poised to make the biggest impacts right away this season? More»
The Big Ten's recent struggles aren't just about its lack of "SEC speed," but also involve deeper issues of geography and recruiting. Who wants to come north to play quarterback in the Big Ten? But things may finally be starting to turn around. More»
Two years after Joe Paterno's death, his name is almost nowhere to be found on Penn State's campus. It's hard to figure out what to do with the memory of the most important -- and now most divisive -- person in the history of the school. More»
As Penn State enters Phase II of the post-Paterno era, James Franklin is exactly the type of head coaching hire it needed to make: a confident, outspoken and energetic leader who can keep a fractured football program moving forward. More»
The 2013 college football season may have only just ended, but it's not at all too soon to look ahead to 2014. National champion Jameis Winston and his Florida State Seminoles are the easy leaders, but Oregon, Alabama, Auburn and Ohio State aren't far behind. More»
Throughout bowl season, Sports on Earth will provide daily evaluations of all 35 college football bowl games. After the games finish, come back to find out where each one ranks, from the New Mexico Bowl all the way to the BCS National Championship. More»
Monday night's BCS National Championship Game marks the final game of the BCS era and delivers the kind of matchup most people wanted: undefeated Florida State, against 12-1 Auburn. More»
Bob Stoops has been at Oklahoma forever, by modern college football standards. And yet Thursday night at the Sugar Bowl, a shocking 45-31 win over Alabama, felt like his Oklahoma marriage getting its second wind. More»
With their stunning loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night, the Crimson Tide proved they were exactly where they belonged. The anybody-but-Alabama crowd got its wish. And what comes next is one of the most fascinating offseason questions in a long time. More»
Because he plays for Alabama and has won multiple national championships, AJ McCarron gets held up as one of the best college quarterbacks ever. The evidence doesn't really back that up, and it's hardly an insult to think he's merely very good. More»
While it's reasonable to be upset with Bill O'Brien bailing Penn State for the Houston Texans after only two seasons, everyone had to know this was inevitable. O'Brien clearly wants to win in the NFL, and at the very least Penn State's better for having had him. More»
No question, Notre Dame had a good season in the fourth year of the Brian Kelly era, and quarterback Tommy Rees did a good job for his coach. But when Everett Golson retakes the starting job next year, we'll see what Kelly can really do with a spread offense. More»
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