Recruiting Battles in the MAC: Early Signing Day Results

December 18th was early signing day for college football, and a ton of teenagers learned how to use a fax machine. More than two hundred players sent letters of intent to a MAC school to play football there in the fall. With 25 scholarships and some ways to get more than that each year, like … Continue reading Recruiting Battles in the MAC: Early Signing Day Results

2019 MAC Bowls Preview: Pre-Christmas Edition

The Sunday after Championship Saturday is always a long day of Twitter refreshing. ESPN has to announce the playoff teams as decided by the committee, then spend 3 literal hours talking about them. Since the committee has made their feelings about the group of five very obvious in every ranking they've ever put out, the … Continue reading 2019 MAC Bowls Preview: Pre-Christmas Edition

Week 12 was PEAK #MACtion

Week 12 in the MAC was wild. Not every game was a nail biter or had MAC Championship implications, but they did give at least one reason to watch. Some of the games were outright amazing. Also, buried in the week is a small lesson about why it's important for the conference. Even if local … Continue reading Week 12 was PEAK #MACtion

No One Controls The MAC West

It's Week 12 in November and no team in the MAC West controls their own path to the MAC Championship Game. I wrote a similar article last year about the tiebreakers that could play out. I tried to lay out the scenarios this season and they are just way too messy. Four teams in the … Continue reading No One Controls The MAC West

The MAC Is a MESS

And it's beautiful. I'm a fan of weird football and the national storylines the past couple seasons have killed me. Alabama and Clemson from day one. Gross. Thank God for the MAC and the mess they bring to college football. The MAC West always felt more sorted out than the East, and the same is … Continue reading The MAC Is a MESS

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

Week 4 MAC Players of the Week

Welcome to the first installment of MAC players of the week in the 2019 season. The week went about as expected, a close win against an FCS opponent, the MAC favorite losing to another G5 opponent, and losing by 71 to Ohio State. Normal weekend stuff. Despite that, some players were great on Saturday. Some … Continue reading Week 4 MAC Players of the Week

Central Michigan Has An Offense Now? MACtion Week 1

Week one is in the books for the 2019 football season. It wasn't the most thrilling weekend of football for the MAC. Everything went about to script. No FCS upsets, never a guarantee, and also no power five upsets. Some starting quarterbacks were debuted, including Bret Gabbert who played above his age. This is a … Continue reading Central Michigan Has An Offense Now? MACtion Week 1

Players to Watch: Best MACtion Players 2019

The MAC football season is only three weeks away. Fall camps are underway and the players are on campus. Just like spring training in baseball, the fall is full of promise and excitement. It's still a bummer that you can't say everyone has a chance to win a championship but that's not what this is … Continue reading Players to Watch: Best MACtion Players 2019

Group of Five Bowl Droughts: Who’ll Break the Streak in 2019?

There are 16 FBS programs who haven't been to a bowl game since the 2015 season or earlier. Of those, 12 are Group of Five programs. The Power Five will remain at the top of the heap, at least until Les Miles gets things turned around at Kansas (10 seasons and counting, Viva la Mangino!). … Continue reading Group of Five Bowl Droughts: Who’ll Break the Streak in 2019?