Good, bad or ugly -- yes, college football facilities matter.
For those with gleaming, impressive program infrastructure, it's a huge advantage, as Insider Travis Haney wrote this week when he ranked the very best.
And for those with, well, less gleaming, impressive facilities, it can be an uphill battle to lure recruits. Take a look at the worst Power 5 facilities in the country, too.
But those are just two Insider stories worth reading from the past week. Here are five more, in case you missed 'em.
Jim Harbaugh might make news in the offseason for recruit sleepovers, tweaking the SEC and his love of Judge Judy, but he's built a team that's already capable of winning it all. Here are nine reasons the Wolverines can win the playoff.
Notre Dame has three quarterbacks who could start in 2016, but no matter who earns the job, he will lead an Irish team with the talent to be a College Football Playoff contender.
We asked recruits, including multiple high-profile uncommitted players, which school really rules the Lone Star State. While the Longhorns received the most mentions, the answers were far from unanimous.
Ohio State's Tony Alford and Texas' Matt Mattox are among the big-time recruiters who need to prove themselves with the 2017 class.
Clay Helton and Jim Mora have traded recruiting blows, but big names await in 2017 that could boost either side of the L.A. rivalry.