Heisman Top 10: Big Ten Heisman Contenders in 2016

The 2016 season marks the 10-year anniversary of the last Big Ten Heisman recipient. Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith won the 2006 edition of the award in a landslide, beating out Arkansas running back Darren McFadden 2,540 votes to 878. It stood as the Big Ten’s biggest rout of the SEC all the way until […]

Game Balls: An Ode to Preseason Magazines

‘Tis the season for preseason magazines. Digital dissemination of news has largely rendered print publications obsolete. I was somewhat late to make the switch, but in the last few years, ever new book I’ve purchased was through Kindle, and my subscriptions to both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times are digital. College football […]


Game Balls: Haters Will Say Minnesota Faked Kicks

Haters will say CFB Huddle’s Game Balls concept is a weak facsimile of other weekly rundown column elsewhere. Thanks to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, I’ve learned to brush it off. Enjoy the best of the week in college football. Haters Will Say These Kicks Are Faked Forget Dude Perfect: University of Minnesota specialists turned the […]

Is The Big 12 Conference Salvageable?

How close the Big 12 Conference was to full implosion six years ago this month, the world may never truly know. So many conflicting accounts surfaced at the time, and still leak out today, it’s difficult to parse reality from fiction. Colorado was the first to go, leaving for the former Pac-10 on the 10th. […]


College Football Countdown: No. 93 Ndamukong Suh

A defense-only player has never won the Heisman Trophy in its eight decades of existence. Ndamukong Suh probably should have, though. Mark Ingram played a key role in Alabama’s first national championship run since 1992, but his nomination to the Heisman always felt like a conciliatory measure; there were four worthy nominees, but Ingram played […]


Q&A: Worst Uniform Ever

CFB Huddle Q&A returns with a bang. Big kudos to this week’s respondents, who served up some fun questions, starting with the worst uniform in sports history. From worst to best, Q&A also takes on the best sequels in film history, and gets a little bit more into the David Shaw satellite camp comments. If […]


Keyshawn Johnson Jr. A Perfect Fit for Mike Riley

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. committed to Nebraska Wednesday, in a video produced by Bleacher Report. Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has always followed in his dad's footsteps, but will he blaze his own path now? #TheCommitmenthttps://t.co/CqiATXFPhW — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 23, 2016 Johnson’s commitment accentuates a strength of Cornhusker head coach Mike Riley, which looked like one […]


5 For Friday: The Best Conference Championship Games

Conference Championship Week — excuse me, “Champ Week,” as ESPN has rebranded it — is afoot and leading us directly into Selection Sunday. For college basketball junkies, it doesn’t get much better than the week-and-change of tournaments played across the country. Conference tournaments have given us such memorable moments as the 2009, six-overtime classic between […]


Re-Rock The Vote: Heisman Snubs Remembered

Saturday, one of either Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey or Deshaun Watson will join the most illustrious and exclusive club of college football as Heisman Trophy winners. For the runners-up, supports may well argue their inclusion on another roster comprised of some of the sport’s all-time greats: that of notable Heisman snubs. Each of this year’s […]


The Option Offense Revival

In this season’s college football record shop, the option offense is a piece of classic vinyl, unearthed from a milk crate of yesteryear’s hits. Put it on the turntable, give it a spin, and a few tracks in you ask yourself, why isn’t more contemporary music like this? The success of option teams this season […]