Well this one got off to a weird start, but it ended up shaking out more or less how we anticipated going into it. What do I mean by weird? How about trying this on for size: First 15 minutes: 14-0 UCF Next 13 1/2 minutes: 17-0 FAU Next 9 1/2 minutes: 21-0 UCF Early … Continue reading UCF Knights Handle Their Business Against FAU, Win 16th Straight Game
As resident UCF historian for Citronauty by Nature (a title I have just invented for myself), I hope to bring you a weekly look into the past of the UCF Knights. The Year of our Knightro 2003 Let me bring you back to 2003. One year before the George O'Leary glory days. This was the … Continue reading UCF History 101: UCF vs. FAU 2003
The Game As I said in my UCF season preview, this will be one of the most hyped games of the year. The FAU Owl's 63-14 blowout loss to Oklahoma has dulled the excitement somewhat, but the "Lane Train" will enter Orlando feeling good after two consecutive wins about upsetting the Knights at the “Bounce House”, … Continue reading #16 UCF Knights(2-0) vs FAU Owls(2-1) Preview: The Lane Train Comes Calling!
Greg Joseph spent four seasons as the starting kicker for Florida Atlantic. He wasn't spectacular at it, but he kept himself employed. He finished his career making less than 60% of his field goal attempts from 30+ yards, and barely more than half of his attempts from 40+ yards, but he was still the best … Continue reading FAU’s Greg Joseph is Now Kicking For the Cleveland Browns, But Let’s Talk About Why
So let me do some explaining. For this week's poll, I added a stipulation. In order to count for the poll, you have to have a win over an FBS program. This obviously led to some interesting changes in who was available to rank in the polls, so I will appreciate if your takes are … Continue reading Week 2 Group of Five Top 10 Poll: Some Explaining to Do
O.K., so after a... more eventful than anticipated week in my own life, I bring to you a delayed Top 10 Poll after the first full week of games. The poll is littered with teams that showed out on offense last weekend, and hopefully we'll continue to learn more as these teams play better opponents. … Continue reading Week One Group of Five Top 10 Poll
I might argue that Conference USA was the conference that we learned the least about in the opening week of action. It's hard to have a lot of takeaways when you go into a game knowing that it's a lopsided matchup and then it plays out exactly as such. But let's poke around anyways. A … Continue reading What Did We Learn From Our First Week of Conference USA Football?
EDITORS NOTE: Let me start by saying that I am fully aware that the true story is more complex and far-reaching than what I'm writing here, that's the whole reason behind the book I'm working on. But this is just a window into that larger story via the 2013 season, which wound up being the … Continue reading It’s Been Five Years Since the Beginning of the End for UAB Football
As Omar covered this morning, the Aggies have done a solid job with their upcoming schedules, creating a nice mix of retaining a few Sun Belt connections, re-establishing a handful of WAC/MWC connections, and generally not traveling fifty bajillion miles in the process. The fact remains though, that the Aggies require an additional two games … Continue reading How Should New Mexico State Finish Out Their Upcoming Independent Football Schedules? How Will They?
I would like to start this off by saying that I've enjoyed the hell out of Lane Kiffin as the head coach of the Florida Atlantic Owls. His incredibly self-aware Twitter presence, his excellent coaching job, his relative humility with the press. All of it has raised the profile of both FAU and Kiffin in … Continue reading Florida Atlantic Giving Lane Kiffin a 10-Year Contract Extension Means Literally Nothing, So Stop Pretending Otherwise