A discussion has recently accelerated as to whether or not 7th-ranked Cincinnati and 8th-ranked BYU should face off against each other on December 5th. This idea initially gained traction after recent information surfaced that BYU was looking to add one additional game over the next two weekends to fill a large gap between their game … Continue reading Is There a Playoff Payoff for a Cincinnati/BYU Game?
I hate to say I called it, but I did. Mostly. https://twitter.com/WACHoopsDigest/status/1318620423899078657 We've talked the state of the Western Athletic Conference and the possibilities when it comes to realignments that could bolster the conference and bring it back into the ranks of FBS on numerous occasions now. On both occasions I mentioned that they'd likely … Continue reading Return of the WAC: FBS Football Creeps Closer
This is a game that I personally have been looking forward to since it was announced, and the two teams have more or less proven my expectations accurate coming into game week. The circumstances that have gotten us here have been less than ideal, but if you told me a year ago that the Blazers … Continue reading UAB Blazers vs Louisana Ragin’ Cajuns: A Ranking For the Victor?
This season has been all over the place - this is not news to anyone. It seemed like things were normalized once we reached a point where about half of FBS teams were likely to play the 2020 season, and when teams like the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns popped into the rankings it looked like this … Continue reading The 2020 Rankings Reveal More of the Same for the Group of Five
Here we are, on September 25th in the year of our lord 2020 and college football is almost completely back" - kind of like the Texas Longhorns, in that we will need to re-assess at least weekly just how "back" it really is. In the midst of Charlotte and Georgia State canceling a game due … Continue reading UMass Wants to Play Football. Who Is Willing?
Today's game was never going to be normal, but the universe somehow found a way to make it even more irregular than anyone could anticipate. Tulane playing an early-season conference game against Navy today was always the plan, but then COVID-19 shook things up and emptied the stands, as well as the press box. The … Continue reading Tulane Goes Jekyll and Hyde Again, Falls Short Against Navy
Hancock Whitney Stadium is truly a very modern stadium. Tucked to a side of campus that was just waiting for an on-campus stadium to be built, it looks exactly like Ladd-Peebles Stadium would if it had just been built. It’s red white and blue throughout, with a nice big video board above one end zone … Continue reading South Alabama Opens New Stadium, Can’t Close Out Win vs Tulane
Jay Hopson may have indeed been the first every white head coach at an HBCU, and he had some good success within the conference. But there's a big jump from the SWAC to the top of FCS, let alone into the ranks of FBS, and it just might have been a little too much for … Continue reading Jay Hopson Was An Okay Hire Who Produced Okay Results
Next month will mark the beginning of our fifth year of existence, and we've been fortunate that the insanity of this year hasn't torpedoed our existence much yet (looking at you, 2020 CFB season). One of the things we're looking to do going forward is to spend more time looking backward. That is definitely going … Continue reading Forgotten5 Wants to Take You Down Memory Lane
When you don't have your usual sports, you tend to find alternative ways to entertain yourself. I have always had an affinity for European soccer dating back almost 20 years. I spent a year overseas in South Korea, and while over there my sports viewing options consisted of either watching English Premier League soccer at … Continue reading Your Group of Five Team as a European Soccer Club