6th Men don't get enough praise, much less the 6th men in the MAC. Here's a little recognition for the players who are only missing the numbers in the Games Started column.
The Broncos have been painfully close to getting another appearance in the MAC Championship game almost every year since Tim Lester took over. The only time that’s a bad thing is when the previous coach out recruited the conference by a mile, left the roster stacked, and went undefeated before a New Year's Six bowl … Continue reading How Close Has Western Michigan Been to the MAC Championship Game?
I don't know about you, but I spend a lot of time looking at recruiting rankings. More time than I should. I still get pulled in by them. It's fun to pull anecdotal observations from them. Who decided to spend time in Florida? Who dipped into the JUCO pool? All recruits will need to be … Continue reading MAC Recruiting Battles: 2021 Class
I'm frustrated. I'm angry. I'm upset. I'm *insert other synonyms here*. I'm at the point where I wish I didn't care about college football as much as I do. The FBS level of college football has 130 teams, yet it actively ices out half of those teams from even having a chance to sniff a … Continue reading What’s The Point?
Dustin Crum and Jaret Patterson went nuts on the last Tuesday of MACtion. Who was better? They play each other on Saturday to potentially decide the MAC East.
According to the Detroit News and many other outlets, the MAC presidents are discussing playing football this fall. The Big Ten released their schedule and the PAC 12 is discussing returning to the field this fall. I would expect the PAC 12 to try to not be the only power 5 conference not playing this … Continue reading The MAC Should Zig While Everyone Else Zags
After cataloging 1200 4th down plays. There are a lot of punts and field goals in that set. In total there are 890 of them. It would be a shame to not look at the largest chunk of data that I gathered. In 682 punts last season there has to be valuable information in there. … Continue reading Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 3: Coffin Corners and Bad Field Goals
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 Conference Champions: 2005 MAC Champion Akron
On June 29th, Pat Forde published an article for Sports Illustrated titled "America, Realigned: A Radical Reimagining of the NCAA Landscape". The idea was there as far as a reimagining, but his execution was poor. He brought up North Dakota State, but then cut 11 FBS programs; UTEP, Texas State, UTSA, South Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe, Bowling … Continue reading An Even More Radical Reimagining of the NCAA Landscape
I certainly didn't mean to take a month between part one and part two of this series, but when George Floyd was killed and it impacted life and society the way it did, it's important to make sure we stay focused on the right things. Especially in the first, and hopefully only, summer of COVID-19 … Continue reading Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 2: Deep Dive