Big 12 Expansion Candidates: Names To Know

Big 12 expansion may not be inevitable — the University of Texas reportedly has issues, and it’s well established that the Longhorns wield more clout than much of the conference. Nevertheless, as the din of conference realignment grows, and nonsensical arguments contingent on seemingly arbitrary percentages gain traction, the possibility of Big 12 expansion has […]


Satellite Camp Ban Hurts Recruits and Programs

The NCAA-ratified satellite camp ban, announced Friday, hurts college football’s programs that stand to benefit the most. Jim Harbaugh may have to wear his shirt more as a result of the satellite camp ban, but Michigan will soldier on. Harbaugh’s NFL resume and unorthodox yet winning ways combine with the Wolverines’ historical prominence to ensure […]


Q&A: New Coordinators Set for Success

Numerous head coaching changes around college football beget new coordinators in new locations. In this week’s CFB Huddle Q&A, I’ll give you my new coordinators set up for the most success in their first year. I also had a lot of fun envisioning a sixth power conference. A LOT of fun. Perhaps a little too […]


College Football Has No Room For A Leicester City

As the final seconds of the 2015 Barclay’s Premier League season ticked away, supporters of Leicester City watched with glee as the Foxes punished the soon-to-be-relegated Queens Park Rangers by a score of 5-1. Though the day brought victory at home, it was the previous week’s road 0-0 draw that really sent the fans celebrating […]


Bowl Preview Bonanza, Part II

Opening weekend for the 2015 bowl season did not disappoint. Kenneth Dixon became college football’s new touchdown king in New Orleans. One Mountain West team, San Jose State, rallied in Orlando, while another, New Mexico, fell just short in Albuquerque. Appalachian State’s torrid comeback in Montgomery sealed the Mountaineers’ first bowl win in program history, […]


Northern Illinois Upset of Toledo No Surprise

Northern Illinois handed AP No. 20/CFP No. 24 Toledo its first loss of the 2015 season, and the Rockets’ sixth straight defeat in the series since 2010. In this half-decade, Toledo’s been a quality program, playing in four bowl games with a fifth on the way. Northern Illinois’ just been a little bit better. Tuesday’s […]

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Sept. 2 News: Navy QB Keenan Reynolds Pursues History

Outstanding Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds is on the precipice of setting several (more) college football records in 2015. That’s one reason I tabbed him a Heisman Trophy sleeper. Another is perfectly captured in Gene Wang’s profile of Keenan Reynolds for the Washington Post. Wang highlights the various records Reynolds has already set, as well as […]


Aug. 30 News: College Football’s Best Defense

Boise State boasts the right combination of high-impact pass-rushers, run-pursuing ball-hawks and lock-down coverage men that the Broncos can claim college football’s best defense. And college football’s best defense has a pretty solid outlook for a perfect regular season, assuming it can carry Boise State to wins over Washington and BYU in Weeks 1 and […]


Aug. 26 News: Big 12 Favors Transfer Restrictions

With details of Sam Ukwuachu’s transfer from Boise State to Baylor still surfacing, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby tells Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press conference brass favors restrictive transfer regulations for candidates with histories of violence. Russo writes Bowlsby describes “unanimous” support for “a policy draft similar to that of the (Southeastern Conference).” […]


The Unsettling Sam Ukwuachu Situation at Baylor

Texas Monthly published a powder-keg investigative piece Thursday that chronicles the “silence at Baylor” regarding defensive end Sam Ukwuachu. If you’ve yet to read this long exhaustively reported piece, do so — even if, at times, you makes you cringe. Especially if it makes you cringe. Ukwuachu, the former Freshman All-American at Boise State, transferred […]