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
Jason Candle took over the Rockets program after Matt Campbell was hired by Iowa State in 2015. Toledo did not hesitate to hand the reigns over to Candle. Matt Campbell was hired away on November 29 and Jason Candle was announced on December 2. The first two seasons went really well for Candle. In 2016 … Continue reading Is Toledo’s regression to the middle of the MAC on Jason Candle or circumstance?
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
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
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
Alright, I had so much to say about the good things that it made no sense to just keep rambling on and on about the negatives that balance that out. Here in part two, we can go a little bit deeper. Again, these surprises are somewhat relative to preseason expectations, and I'm sure there are … Continue reading Bad Surprises of the Group of Five at the Halfway Mark
It is hard to believe we are already at week eight!! UNLV joined the upset brigade in their demolition of Vanderbilt. Appalachian State joins a strong list of G5 ranked teams! This week's list may miss a game or two that rivals in importance, as this season has become more wide open in most conferences … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Eight
Saturday, October 12th was a weird day for MAC games. We learned a lot about some teams and got more questions than answers about others. Kent State showed they are ahead of Akron in the rebuild cycle, Central Michigan beat a down and out New Mexico State and are two wins from bowl eligibility, Western … Continue reading Bowling Green beat Toledo by two scores. How?
MAC games are creeping onto the schedule and I couldn't be more excited about it. Western Michigan won the Battle for the Cannon, and Miami beat Buffalo at home. Only seven teams played this week, so a lot of big names were hanging out on the couch. Passing was down this week. There wasn't a … Continue reading Week 5 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