We Put C-USA Back in the Liberty and Potato Bowls: Part I (2014-2016)

Let's rewind back to 2013. It is Conference Championship weekend, and much is at stake in C-USA. The winner gets a birth in the Liberty Bowl, and the loser goes...well, elsewhere. This was the reality from Conference USA's early years in the mid-90s to the end of the BCS in 2013. They had a solid … Continue reading We Put C-USA Back in the Liberty and Potato Bowls: Part I (2014-2016)

Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five

With all this possible playoff expansion talk, it got me thinking; what would be the worst-case scenario for the Group of Five? Well, it would be where an expanded playoff doesn't include an auto-bid for at least one G5 team.  What does that mean for the G5, you might ask? It's time to go our … Continue reading Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five

Geographic Realignment Could Be a Worthwhile Pursuit for the Group of Five

EDITORS NOTE: This topic has recently resurfaced with the study brought out from Old Dominion. While I personally will choose to believe this was primarily a study used to justify the shut-down of wrestling, it has brought geographic realignment - a worthwhile pursuit in my book - back to the table. Here's my thoughts, updated … Continue reading Geographic Realignment Could Be a Worthwhile Pursuit for the Group of Five

What if the College Football Playoff Had 24 Teams in 2014

We already talked about how the current College Football Playoff and its four-team bracket was a pseudo-expansion of the previous BCS system, and it didn't solve a whole lot of problems since that expansion still left well over two-thirds of college football teams starting their season with a zero-percent chance of reaching said playoff bracket. … Continue reading What if the College Football Playoff Had 24 Teams in 2014

An Ideal College Football Structure: Bowl Season Edition

Several months ago, I published my Ideal College Football Structure - a plan for a near complete overhaul of the way college football's season works, coupled with an intensive conference realignment that gets all the teams into geographical alignment. I won't bore you by going over all the details again here though - if you … Continue reading An Ideal College Football Structure: Bowl Season Edition

I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Five

Three additions to the upset party this week! SMU brought the Iron Skillet home in dominating fashion over a ranked TCU. Appalachian State took a field goal block to wrap up a strong victory over UNC. Lastly, San Jose State took down an SEC opponent for the first time ever in a win over Arkansas. … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Five

Every Week is a GIFt – Week 2 Edition

Group of 5 Power Rankings in a GIFfy Sorry people, I’m back. I know, I know…why? Honestly, it is because no one read this the first time so I figure I might as well continue my quest for creating a series of articles with no value. The truth hurts, I know you needed something more … Continue reading Every Week is a GIFt – Week 2 Edition

I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Three

This has been quite the season. We now have two Group of Five teams ranked, and a growing number of upsets in our favor as well, which now include wins by Arkansas State, San Diego State, and... Coastal Carolina?! When Army and Louisiana-Monroe can push traditional powerhouses Michigan and Florida State to the edge you … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Three

Every Week is a GIFt – Week 1 Edition

Group of 5 Power Rankings in a GIFfy The Group of 5 has a lot of power rankings. Honestly, I just don't think they can be done without a GIF. How can I accurately describe my feelings on a team without a crappy 3-second video loop? I assure you that if you disagree with your … Continue reading Every Week is a GIFt – Week 1 Edition

I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Two

Hello, friends!! Boy, what a way to start out the season, huh?! Dramatic comebacks! In-state showdowns! Surprising upsets! And that is just week one!!! I suppose I may not have read the competitive meter well on the games I picked last week. Houston underperformed, for example. But after all, I am still learning. So without … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Two