2019 MAC Football Post Mortem

The college football season is over. The season has come and gone far too quickly for me. It felt like I blinked and it was week six. With only 12 games, conference championships, and bowl games to watch, the end of season review is in order. Now that the whole puzzle of the 2019 season … Continue reading 2019 MAC Football Post Mortem

Akron Basketball is Playing Better than Preseason Projections

Preseason predictions are rough. There seems to be one wild miss in every preseason poll. This year in football Central Michigan went to the MAC Championship game after being picked last in the MAC West. Last season in basketball Bowling Green was picked last in the MAC and finished second in the east. It looks … Continue reading Akron Basketball is Playing Better than Preseason Projections

Recruiting Battles in the MAC: Early Signing Day Results

December 18th was early signing day for college football, and a ton of teenagers learned how to use a fax machine. More than two hundred players sent letters of intent to a MAC school to play football there in the fall. With 25 scholarships and some ways to get more than that each year, like … Continue reading Recruiting Battles in the MAC: Early Signing Day Results

2019 MAC Bowl Previews: Post Christmas Edition

The MAC got off to a good start, Kent State and Buffalo each got their first bowl wins in program history. Central Michigan did not have a great game. I didn't think San Diego State could score 48 points. Buffalo's game plan was entirely predictable. Jaret Patterson got 32 carries and ran for 173 yards … Continue reading 2019 MAC Bowl Previews: Post Christmas Edition

2019 MAC Bowls Preview: Pre-Christmas Edition

The Sunday after Championship Saturday is always a long day of Twitter refreshing. ESPN has to announce the playoff teams as decided by the committee, then spend 3 literal hours talking about them. Since the committee has made their feelings about the group of five very obvious in every ranking they've ever put out, the … Continue reading 2019 MAC Bowls Preview: Pre-Christmas Edition

Is Toledo’s regression to the middle of the MAC on Jason Candle or circumstance?

Jason Candle took over the Rockets program after Matt Campbell was hired by Iowa State in 2015. Toledo did not hesitate to hand the reigns over to Candle. Matt Campbell was hired away on November 29 and Jason Candle was announced on December 2. The first two seasons went really well for Candle. In 2016 … Continue reading Is Toledo’s regression to the middle of the MAC on Jason Candle or circumstance?

Week 12 was PEAK #MACtion

Week 12 in the MAC was wild. Not every game was a nail biter or had MAC Championship implications, but they did give at least one reason to watch. Some of the games were outright amazing. Also, buried in the week is a small lesson about why it's important for the conference. Even if local … Continue reading Week 12 was PEAK #MACtion

No One Controls The MAC West

It's Week 12 in November and no team in the MAC West controls their own path to the MAC Championship Game. I wrote a similar article last year about the tiebreakers that could play out. I tried to lay out the scenarios this season and they are just way too messy. Four teams in the … Continue reading No One Controls The MAC West

The MAC Is a MESS

And it's beautiful. I'm a fan of weird football and the national storylines the past couple seasons have killed me. Alabama and Clemson from day one. Gross. Thank God for the MAC and the mess they bring to college football. The MAC West always felt more sorted out than the East, and the same is … Continue reading The MAC Is a MESS

Bowling Green beat Toledo by two scores. How?

Saturday, October 12th was a weird day for MAC games. We learned a lot about some teams and got more questions than answers about others. Kent State showed they are ahead of Akron in the rebuild cycle, Central Michigan beat a down and out New Mexico State and are two wins from bowl eligibility, Western … Continue reading Bowling Green beat Toledo by two scores. How?