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…

Alternate and Throwback Helmets College Football Needs

Tulane unveiled sharp, new throwback helmets Tuesday, with make use of a classic Green Wave logo. Though it's a look that's been done before, the buzz generated around college football social media and websites demonstrates the love fans have for a good, old-school look. The following programs should follow Tulane's lead with a regular throwback…

Brian Kelly Contract Extension Doesn’t Mean What It Says

Notre Dame announced Friday head coach Brian Kelly signed a contract extension through 2021. Realistically, the university could have issued a press release declaring Cyborg Brian Kelly will coach the 3021 Fighting Irish season opener against Galilean Conference powerhouse Io State, and it would hold the same value. The likelihood Brian Kelly is still Notre…

For New Coaches Like Clay Helton, A Chance at Reinvention

From Clay Helton at USC, Mike Norvell at Memphis and D.J. Durkin at Maryland, this year's head coaching carousel netted numerous first-timers jobs. In fact, per CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd, 69 percent of the FBS head-coaching hires in 2015 are newbies. The influx of fresh faces into the coaching fraternity will yield the sport's next generation…

September Superlatives: Leonard Fournette, Jeremy Cash Shine

A month of the 2015 campaign is complete, and it went by faster than a Leonard Fournette touchdown run. College football's season is the shortest of any major sport's, and September's end is a harsh reminder. We're now a third through the season, when it seems just yesterday Montana and North Dakota State were just…

Randy Edsall and Meaningless Contract Extensions

Randy Edsall is 20-30 through his first four seasons as Maryland Terrapins head coach, and has yet to finish above .500 in conference play -- though last year's 4-4 debut in the Big Ten was an improvement on three sub-.500 finishes in the ACC. Just a year ago, Randy Edsall's was a common name in…

College Football News July 1: Laremy Tunsil with Agents? Problem for Ole Miss

The Laremy Tunsil situation took another unusual turn Tuesday when his stepfather -- the stepfather Tunsil reportedly was defending his mother from in a domestic violence arrest over the weekend -- alleged the Ole Miss offensive lineman was meeting with agents at the time of the incident. Riley Blevins of The Clarion-Ledger first reported the…