Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five

With all this possible playoff expansion talk, it got me thinking; what would be the worst-case scenario for the Group of Five? Well, it would be where an expanded playoff doesn't include an auto-bid for at least one G5 team.  What does that mean for the G5, you might ask? It's time to go our … Continue reading Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five

Geographic Realignment Could Be a Worthwhile Pursuit for the Group of Five

EDITORS NOTE: This topic has recently resurfaced with the study brought out from Old Dominion. While I personally will choose to believe this was primarily a study used to justify the shut-down of wrestling, it has brought geographic realignment - a worthwhile pursuit in my book - back to the table. Here's my thoughts, updated … Continue reading Geographic Realignment Could Be a Worthwhile Pursuit for the Group of Five

What if the College Football Playoff had 24 Teams in 2015

We already talked about how the current College Football Playoff and its four-team bracket was a pseudo-expansion of the previous BCS system, and it didn't solve a whole lot of problems since that expansion still left well over two-thirds of college football teams starting their season with a zero-percent chance of reaching said playoff bracket. … Continue reading What if the College Football Playoff had 24 Teams in 2015

I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Ten

It is really hard to believe that it is week ten already! What a crazy season it has been so far! The uncertainty of which teams will do well early in the year, which led to a lot of "Games to watch" being unexpectedly lopsided...is replaced by a smaller group of compelling games, as the … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Ten

I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Five

Three additions to the upset party this week! SMU brought the Iron Skillet home in dominating fashion over a ranked TCU. Appalachian State took a field goal block to wrap up a strong victory over UNC. Lastly, San Jose State took down an SEC opponent for the first time ever in a win over Arkansas. … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Five

A new punter has arisen in the battle for Sun Belt punting supramecy

The battle for the title of Sun Belt Punting King is still in its infancy, but a new challenger has risen from nowhere to upset the balance of power at the top. The Big Three of Arkansas State's Cody Grace, Georgia State's Brandon Wright and Troy's Tyler Sumpter have been joined by a surging Xavier … Continue reading A new punter has arisen in the battle for Sun Belt punting supramecy

The battle for Sun Belt punting supremacy

The Sun Belt football season finally arrived this past weekend and it did not disappoint. Georgia State shocked the world, Arkansas State battled to the end with SMU and Louisiana-Lafayette and South Alabama had their Power Five opponents sweating to the finish line. It was a perfect primer for the rest of the season and … Continue reading The battle for Sun Belt punting supremacy

An Ideal College Football Structure, Part 3: The New Group of 5

In the previous entries of this series, I explained my idea for a complete rebuild of college football. Part one covered the new rules, and part two detailed which teams would comprise the new Power 5 conferences and provided some examples of what schedules would look like under this new system. Today's final volume will be … Continue reading An Ideal College Football Structure, Part 3: The New Group of 5

Best of the Belt: Ranking the Sun Belt’s Power 5 Resumes

For G5 teams, there are only so many ways outside of head-to-head matchups that you can compare yourself to another school’s resume. The easiest way to show how much better your university is than another is to see how you stack up against the Power 5. I decided to take a look at how the … Continue reading Best of the Belt: Ranking the Sun Belt’s Power 5 Resumes

Ranking the Sun Belt Football Coaching Jobs

We're a little over halfway through the college football offseason but we have the hardest part of the football-less period ahead of us. No signing day extravaganzas, no spring practices and no college basketball to hold us over. It's just an expansive empty void that we pretend to fill with the NBA playoffs and baseball. … Continue reading Ranking the Sun Belt Football Coaching Jobs