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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Conference championship weekend marks the last hurrah of the college football regular season. Cue the music. What a wild, fun ride it’s been from the last weekend of August, when Montana and North Dakota State officially kicked off the 2015 season, to this point in December. Coincidentally, Montana plays North Dakota State again in Saturday’s […]
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 […]
I don’t intend for the following to read as a eulogy. Jerry Kill’s sudden retirement as head coach of the Minnesota football was prompted specifically because Kill didn’t want the game to be the reason he was eulogized. His long and ongoing battle with epileptic seizures forced Kill to a crossroads. “Last night, when I […]
America’s insatiable hunger for football is the demand. There’s no shortage of supply, with 128 programs in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and another 125 in the Championship Subdivision. However, finding distribution for the product — vis a vis, live-game telecasts — can bit a struggle. Even with more channels dedicated to sports than at any […]
Over the new few weeks, CFBHuddle.com is rolling out some predictions for the 2015 college season. The following is a projection of each conference championship game, from the inaugural American Athletic, to the one that started it all: the SEC. AMERICAN ATHLETIC Saturday, Dec. 5 | Location: High seed’s home field This year marks the […]
Jacob Coker transferred out of Jameis Winston’s shadow at Florida State to Alabama amid much fanfare. And after spending his first season with the Crimson Tide backing up Blake Sims, Friend of the Site Steven Lassan of AthlonSports.com writes the starting job is Jacob Coker’s to lose ahead of Alabama spring practice. But slow your […]
An ad in Friday’s edition of The Chicago Tribune of Northern Illinois calling out Big Ten counterparts Illinois and Northwestern is #MACtion taken to the extreme. This #NIU ad in tmrw's Tribune … "Chicago's Big Time College Football Team!' Ohhhhhhhhh snap. pic.twitter.com/yujJ2ulBTK — Amanda Kaschube (@amandakaschube) September 12, 2014 Northern Illinois extended its win streak […]
You wanted more MACtion? You got more MACtion.
DETROIT – When Chandler Harnish handed the reins of the Northern Illinois offense to Jordan Lynch, the transition between quarterbacks was nearly seamless. From 2010-14, the two helped NIU win 46 games – the same amount as Alabama and Stanford – while only Oregon (47) had more wins during that time.
Let’s be perfectly clear up front to avoid any confusion: In no way is the following speculation of any backdoor dealings that could expand the Big 12 Conference from 10 teams to 16. Nor is the following a prediction; were Las Vegas sports books to accept wagers on future conference realignment, this six-team parlay might […]
Although rooted in tradition, college football is still a pretty progressive sport. Progress is evident in all the new, fancy, and innovative offenses all the time. While the NCAA and your grandfather are dragging their feet in the name of history, everyone else in college football is taking dramatic steps forward. However, the past should […]