Most Interesting Modern Group of Five Champions: 2011 Southern Miss

During the off-season, Forgotten Five has decided to do some research. We launched a multi-part series looking at some of the Group of Five's most unique conference champions. Teams such as Boise's great teams, the 2004 and 2008 Utah teams, and Hawaii's 2007 team receive so much attention as the Group of Five's greatest teams … Continue reading Most Interesting Modern Group of Five Champions: 2011 Southern Miss

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

Five Conference USA Football Games to Re-Watch Over the COVID-19 Sports Break

We're talking all week about how college sports are on a hiatus for the foreseeable future because of the COVID-19 virus. We already showed you the basketball jones you needed, but there are other sports, too. Now we've compiled a list of CUSA games you should rewatch to quench your thirst for sports. These are … Continue reading Five Conference USA Football Games to Re-Watch Over the COVID-19 Sports Break

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

It is quite incredible just how fast this season is going right now. Last week saw some incredible turns in every conference, as teams are knocked out of title contention in each conference or thick in the fight for the NY6 Bowl bid. This week looks to have a lot of blowouts in G5 play, … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Eleven

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

It is hard to believe we are already at week eight!! UNLV joined the upset brigade in their demolition of Vanderbilt. Appalachian State joins a strong list of G5 ranked teams! This week's list may miss a game or two that rivals in importance, as this season has become more wide open in most conferences … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Eight

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

I had one last week, but by the time it was remembered by all, half the games were done already. This week should be released earlier, and you'll see why shortly. Also, FOUR ranked G5 teams! What a year!   Anyways, here is what to watch: 1. Appalachian State at Louisiana (Wednesday, 8 p.m., ESPN … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Seven

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

An Ideal College Football Structure, Part 3: The New Group of 5

In the previous entries¬†of this series, I explained my idea for a complete rebuild of college football. Part one covered the new rules, and part two detailed which teams would comprise the new Power 5 conferences and provided some examples of what schedules would look like under this new system. Today's final volume will be … Continue reading An Ideal College Football Structure, Part 3: The New Group of 5