O.K., so after a... more eventful than anticipated week in my own life, I bring to you a delayed Top 10 Poll after the first full week of games. The poll is littered with teams that showed out on offense last weekend, and hopefully we'll continue to learn more as these teams play better opponents. … Continue reading Week One Group of Five Top 10 Poll
What an opening salvo from the Mountain West, huh? So much offense. I'll have to start planning on a lot more #MountainWestAfterDark if this pace keeps up. Hawai'i is going to run and shoot their way to a bowl game The calendar just rolled over to September, but the Rainbow Warriors are already 2-0. I'm … Continue reading What Did We Learn From Our First Week of Mountain West Conference Football?
OK, fine. Maybe by "we" I mean "I". Or maybe you expected Hawai'i or Rice to play the way they did? Yesterday sure started off predictable, at least. As I mentioned in the short preview, this marked the first time in seven years that UMass won their home opener and it was their first opening-game … Continue reading Week Zero of College Football Was More Surprising Than We Expected
We have finally arrived. Our long, national football-less nightmare is over and real live college football is back on the docket for the day. Let's take a look at our football menu, shall we? Appetizer: Duquesne at UMass, 5:30 ET This should be a pretty light fare. Duquesne and UMass both had fairly middling seasons … Continue reading Hello College Football, So Good to See You Again!
It's hard to lose your starting QB to the NFL draft. It's even harder when you don't have a plethora of blue chips waiting in line behind him. But when your offense wasn't very good anyway, you might just be OK. In 2017, the Wyoming offense was ranked 119th out of 130. That's pretty bad. … Continue reading Can Wyoming Succeed Without Josh Allen?
So I understand that the offseason can be long, and you need to generate content. Lists are the best, because you can generate content with minimal effort, and a list is always an easy way to generate discussion (see: the article you are reading right this second). That said, I would prefer at least a … Continue reading New Mexico State and Others Get a Raw Preseason Deal from Athlon Sports
Despite going to - and winning - their first bowl since 1960, New Mexico State enters tumultuous times as an independent. Scheduling games as a Forgotten Five team is already a challenge but as an independent, the task is even more daunting. Unlike UMass, New Mexico State does not have their foot in a big TV … Continue reading Analyzing New Mexico State’s Future Independent Football Schedules
Program: Wyoming Position: QB Height/Weight: 6'5 240 Accolades: 2017 Maxwell Award Watchlist, Career Stats: Sports-Reference There isn't a player in this year's draft that will elicit a wider-range of opinions than Josh Allen. His arm-talent is breathtaking, he's got NFL size, he can move, and his teaching under Craig Bohl has some scouts whispering Carson Wentz … Continue reading NFL Draft Profile: Josh Allen, Wyoming
The 2018 Senior Bowl wrapped up in Mobile, Alabama Saturday afternoon as the South beat the North 45-16. It is the unofficial start of NFL Mock Draft season for football nerds. This year's edition will go down as a game in which players from G5 (or lower) conferences dominated. Compiling a list of standouts form … Continue reading G5 Standouts Ball Out at 2018 Senior Bowl
So I waited to write this until I had gotten one episode of each done, but here we are, back at it. When I say each, I mean one basketball show and one football show, because I ain't about to cram two sports into one 30 minute show. We're starting off easy. I'm back hosting … Continue reading The Forgettable Five Podcast Has Returned! Again. For Real This Time, Probably