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 2016

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 2016

What if the College Football Playoff had 24 Teams in 2015

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 2015

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

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

Re-Ranking the Group of Five Upsets from the 2019 Season

Now that we are finishing out the regular season, it seemed worthwhile to take a look back at all of the instances of Group of Five teams defeating Power Five teams, and re-assessing how surprising the upsets would be now based on how each team's season has played out since.   SURPRISE LEVEL: VERY LOW … Continue reading Re-Ranking the Group of Five Upsets from the 2019 Season

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

It is really hard to believe that it is week ten already! What a crazy season it has been so far! The uncertainty of which teams will do well early in the year, which led to a lot of "Games to watch" being unexpectedly lopsided...is replaced by a smaller group of compelling games, as the … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Ten

Good Surprises of the Group of Five at the Halfway Mark

It's more or less halfway, just work with me here. It's been yet another interesting season of college football, so why not take some time to assess which teams have been the biggest surprises in both good and bad ways from each conference in the Group of Five/ First, let's rank the conferences: American Mountain … Continue reading Good Surprises of the Group of Five at the Halfway Mark