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

2019 Conference USA QB Preview: Southern Miss

2019 Conference USA QB Preview: Southern Miss   While Brett Favre is obviously the most famous quarterback and player to ever come from Southern Miss, Southern Miss actually has a history of producing good quarterbacks. Names that come to mind are Dustin Almond, Jeff Kelly, Austin Davis, and most recently Nick Mullens. I am sure … Continue reading 2019 Conference USA QB Preview: Southern Miss

Pennington’s Revenge: The 1999 Group of Five National Champion

For all of College Football’s long, wonderful history only one thing has remained constant; small schools do not get a chance at a national title. No matter how good the team or how terrible the field is that season, a small school will never be given a chance at College Football’s ultimate prize, a National … Continue reading Pennington’s Revenge: The 1999 Group of Five National Champion

Damnit Las Vegas, Pay Attention to Conference USA At Least A Little

How do I know that Las Vegas, the line setters and the bookies are ignoring this beautiful conference? Look no further than the late season betting lines for this weekend's games. I'll work my way into this, from most to least normal. Old Dominion a de facto 31 point favorite at home against VMI? Sure. … Continue reading Damnit Las Vegas, Pay Attention to Conference USA At Least A Little

2018 Conference USA Mid-Season Quarterback Report

With Week 6 officially in the books, we are now ready for the mid-season report of each teams QB play. Although each team is not officially halfway through its season, every team has completed at least five games except Southern Miss. Let’s dive into Conference USA QB Reports!   **It is important to note that … Continue reading 2018 Conference USA Mid-Season Quarterback Report

Week One Group of Five Top 10 Poll

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

What Did We Learn From Our First Week of Conference USA Football?

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?

The 5 Most Interesting C-USA Matchups this Season

Welcome to The Most Interesting Matchups, the series about interesting gridiron matchups (get it?) from the upcoming season, as taken from the series' history. Think of it as "Drunk G5 History" or "Trivial Pursuit: CFB Edition." Each week, I'll highlight one conference and its particular out-of-conference matchups. I have to rule out teams like UTSA … Continue reading The 5 Most Interesting C-USA Matchups this Season

It’s Been Five Years Since the Beginning of the End for UAB 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

Is Trickle-Down Revenue A Potential Market Inefficiency For Group of Five Teams?

First, let me share Alabama's non-conference schedule against Group of Five opponents for the next six seasons: 2018 - Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette 2019 - Southern Miss, New Mexico State 2020 - Kent State, Georgia State 2021 - Southern Miss 2022 - Utah State 2023 - WKU Yawn, right? Well, the Crimson Tide recently announced some … Continue reading Is Trickle-Down Revenue A Potential Market Inefficiency For Group of Five Teams?