5 For Friday: College Football Coordinators Mt. Rushmore

This week’s Q&A featured a question on first-year college football coordinators. Not included was the following gem from Bang The Book Radio’s Adam Burke, a topic deserving its own column. @kensing45 @cfbhuddle Who would be on the current "Mount Rushmore" of offensive & defensive coordinators? — Adam Burke (@SkatingTripods) March 16, 2016 This is 5 […]


#WellActually, Here Are The All-Bowl Team Omissions

The Associated Press did a nice job with its All-Bowl Team. Seriously! No one included on either offense or defense jumps out as an egregious selection. The AP includes highlights for each of its selections at its home site, but here’s a brief snapshot: ALL-BOWL TEAM OFFENSE • QB Bram Kohlhausen, TCU • RB Leonard […]


A Perfect Exit for Keenan Reynolds 

I spoke with Keenan Reynolds before the 2014 for an Athlon Sports profile I was writing, when the name Ricky Dobbs came up.  Dobbs’ tenure at Navy, which ended just two years before Reynolds arrived in Annapolis, was historic. Dobbs set records and generated national buzz, even some Heisman talk.  Reynolds said in that June […]


Bowl Preview Bonanza Part IV: Beginning of The End

The proliferation of bowl games that facilitated 5-7 postseason participants (2-0, suckers!) accelerated in the last five years. However, it began with a creep at the turn of the millennium. Before various pre-Christmas bowls surfaced in the early 2000s, this week between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 was the appetizer ahead of the New Year’s […]


NCAA Touchdown Record Will Come Down To A Photo Finish

College football has its own version of the 1998 home run chase unfolding in the coming days, as Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon and Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds have one more opportunity each to set the NCAA touchdown record. Dixon is tied with former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, whose 83 career scores from […]


Assessing The Group of Five New Year’s Six Bid

Navy’s loss at Houston Friday complicates the Group of Five conference’s New Year’s Six bowl bid, but the solution for any scenario is quite simply. Send the American Athletic Conference champion no matter what. Dissect it any way you so choose. With Toledo losing at home Friday to Western Michigan, the third installment of the […]


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 […]


Week 11 Heisman Top 10: Derrick Henry vs. Deshaun Watson

November performances define Heisman Trophy candidacies. Front-runners like Alabama running back Derrick Henry and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson are hitting their stride at just the right time, both to pace their teams’ title aspirations and bolster their case for college football’s most prestigious, individual award. Derrick Henry now has a rush TD in 15 straight […]


Keenan Reynolds Makes NCAA History…Twice

It took a week longer, but Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds got his NCAA record-setting rushing touchdown Saturday against SMU. Here it is… Rushing TD #78 for the NCAA Record for Keenan Reynolds @navyathletics. Watch on @cbssportsnet — American Football (@American_FB) November 14, 2015 Reynolds’ four-yard touchdown run was the 78th of his career, elevating him […]


Navy QB Keenan Reynolds Has A Date With History

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds’s pursuit of individual history coincides with one of the biggest moments in recent team history. Saturday, Reynolds leads the Midshipmen into the Liberty Bowl to face Memphis, the nation’s 15th-ranked team and current pace-setter for the Group of Five New Year’s Six bowl bid. If he scores a rushing touchdown, as […]