The MAC Coaching Carousel

As the season slowly creeps to bowl season, the anticipation of coaching changes, and the drama around them, mounts.  Miami University is known as the "Cradle of Coaches" due to the high profile football coaches that have coached at the university.  Bo Schembechler, Jim Tressel, John Harbaugh, Ron Zook, Larry Smith, and Sean McVay all … Continue reading The MAC Coaching Carousel

Mid American Conference Week 10 Players of the Week

Midweek MACtion officially started October 30 with a pair of evenly matched games between Buffalo and Miami, and Bowling Green and Kent State.  The week had a decent set of games with only one being totally out of hand.  The players of the week this week all had a major hand in the outcome of … Continue reading Mid American Conference Week 10 Players of the Week

Mid American Conference Week 9 Players of the Week

Week 9 was short week with MACtion getting started the following Tuesday.  Still, the games Thursday night and Saturday produced some strong performances.   Quarterback of the Week Nathan Rourke defends his title as quarterback of the week.  Ohio demoralized Ball State pretty much however they wanted to on Thursday.  Nathan Rourke threw for 127 … Continue reading Mid American Conference Week 9 Players of the Week

MAC Division Races: Tie Breaker Madness

Have you ever stared at something long enough that it doesn't even look at all like it did at the start?  Welcome to my weekend staring at the MAC standings.  Here I was trying not to get into tie breakers because they can be really murky.  Turns out, when you try to get Eastern Michigan … Continue reading MAC Division Races: Tie Breaker Madness

Mid American Conference Week 8 Players of the Week

This week the players of the week came from some rivalry games across the MAC.  Good players make big plays in big games.  Who knew?   Quarterback of the Week Mr. Efficiency goes to Nathan Rourke from Ohio this week.  On only 12 passing attempts he passed for 193 yards and 4 touchdowns.  Half of … Continue reading Mid American Conference Week 8 Players of the Week

Mid American Conference Week 7 Players of the Week

Apparently this week just about every team got a memo that said "Your quarterback is now a dual threat quarterback."  Then every coach just accepted this new reality and called plays accordingly.  In total, the quarterbacks this week ran for 825 yards and averaged 4.8 yards per carry including sacks.  Four quarterbacks had totals of … Continue reading Mid American Conference Week 7 Players of the Week

What We Learned From Week Four in the Mid-American Conference

Buffalo is the favorite now, by a very wide margin The Buffalo Bulls had no football program from 1970-77, and their financial situation hasn't been great in recent years, either. However they've got something else to talk about this season. The Bulls have won more than six games only five times in the last 60 … Continue reading What We Learned From Week Four in the Mid-American Conference

Week 2 Group of Five Top 10 Poll: Some Explaining to Do

So let me do some explaining. For this week's poll, I added a stipulation. In order to count for the poll, you have to have a win over an FBS program. This obviously led to some interesting changes in who was available to rank in the polls, so I will appreciate if your takes are … Continue reading Week 2 Group of Five Top 10 Poll: Some Explaining to Do

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?