Sept. 1 News: Sun Belt Expands with Coastal Carolina

So much for my bright idea of the winner of November’s Coastal Carolina-Liberty game earning a spot in the Sun Belt. While that remains a biggie for FCS purposes, likely serving as the de facto Big South Conference championship game, Coastal Carolina is bound for the Sun Belt regardless. Coastal Carolina will join Sun Belt […]


Aug. 28 News: Ishaq Williams Declared Ineligible

Notre Dame’s defense is down another player. Any hope coordinator Brian VanGorder had for getting back talented defensive end/outside linebacker Ishaq Williams was dashed Thursday. Ishaq Williams — who was dismissed last offseason in an academic dishonesty case — was denied his waiver to the NCAA petitioning for eligibility in 2015. The announcement of Ishaq […]


Aug. 14 News: Vernon Adams Clear to Practice With Oregon

Six months. That’s the duration between former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams announcing his intention to transfer to Oregon, and his clearing the final hurdle to actually do so. After an arduous process that precluded him from using Eastern Washington facilities in the spring, or working out with Oregon players in the summer, Vernon Adams […]


Aug. 7 News: Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough Suspended Four Games

Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough may be “ahead of schedule” with his injured knee, but the Crimson Tide won’t have the 5-star running back available until the fifth game of the season,’s Matt Zenitz reports. Per Zenitz, Nick Saban said following Alabama’s Thursday practice that Bo Scarbrough’s four-game suspension is NCAA-mandated, thus he must […]


Utah GoFundMe Has Fun at Bronco Mendenhall’s Expense

An intrepid Utah Utes fan set up a GoFundMe page to raise $15,300 to have “UTAH” signage installed on Rice-Eccels Stadium’s north fieldhouse. In just 18 hours, the Utah GoFundMe project has raised almost $7,000 (as of this writing). It’s not so much the page itself that piqued my interest, however, as it is “who” […]


Greg Bryant’s Suspension and Notre Dame’s Identity

Running back Greg Bryant is nixed for Notre Dame’s 2015 season, Irish Illustrated first reported Tuesday. Bryant’s academic ineligibility is the latest in a string of high-profile classroom issues for the Fighting Irish, further demonstrating the tenuous relationship that exists between big-time football and top-level academics. Notre Dame is regarded as one of the premier […]


No, Notre Dame Does Not Need to Join A Conference

Neither Colorado nor Missouri plays Notre Dame, but each program’s head coach has an opinion on the Fighting Irish. Speaking with ESPN Wednesday, Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre advocated uniformity in conference scheduling. That’s been a lingering issue in the College Football Playoff era, and with good reason. Three of the Power Five leagues — […]


Ohio State Leads CFBHuddle Preseason All-America Team

Your humble publisher submitted his ballot for the Preseason All-America Team at Today’s U, and as one might expect, defending national championship Ohio State sets the pace. I have three Buckeyes nominated: defensive end Joey Bosa, late-season breakout star and College Football Playoff hero Ezekiel Elliott and offensive lineman Pat Elfein. Defensive tackle Adolphus […]


July 25 News: Tough Schedule to Test Oregon Ducks in 2015

A Pac-12 Conference championship, a single-season program record for wins and the Heisman Trophy; the only thing that eluded the Oregon Ducks in their dream, 2014 season was a national championship. Marcus Mariota may have changed his mailing address from Eugene to Nashville, but the 2015 Oregon Ducks will flourish without him. The question facing […]