Looking at Georgia Southern’s Roster: The Front 7

One of my favorite parts of the summer is when the season preview magazines start coming out. Athlon, Lindy’s, Street & Smith, Phil Steele; when I was younger, I would buy as many as I can and read them cover-to-cover. I was a weird kid that liked to create hypothetical depth charts of my favorite … Continue reading Looking at Georgia Southern’s Roster: The Front 7

Looking at Georgia Southern’s Roster: The Offensive Line

Looking at Georgia Southern's Roster: The Backfield Looking at Georgia Southern's Roster: The Receivers Rule #32 Enjoy the Little Things. Zombieland, 2009 We are currently inside 60 days till the start of the 2020 college football season. While the world seems like it is burning all around us, little things have kept me going during … Continue reading Looking at Georgia Southern’s Roster: The Offensive Line

Looking at Georgia Southern’s Roster: The Receivers

Looking at Georgia Southern's Roster: The Backfield The most important question of the offseason for the Georgia Southern Eagles is how to improve the offense. In 2019, the Eagle offense was not very good. Georgia Southern ranked 70th nationally in points per game, 118th in yards per game, 109th in yards per play, and a … Continue reading Looking at Georgia Southern’s Roster: The Receivers

Looking at Georgia Southern’s Roster: The Backfield

For better or for worse, America is slowly creeping back open. My home state of Georgia made national headlines last month by becoming the first state to attempt a large-scale reopening. Other states around the rest of the country are following suit. 13 out of the 14 SEC schools have announced plans to reopen their … Continue reading Looking at Georgia Southern’s Roster: The Backfield

Georgia Southern’s Busy Quarantine

While the whole world remains in a virtual holding pattern due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Georgia Southern news cycle keeps churning. New Athletic Director Jared Benko has been on the job for a little over two weeks and has already made his first coaching hire. On March 29th, Texas Tech assistant coach Brian Burg … Continue reading Georgia Southern’s Busy Quarantine

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 2014

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 2014

Mark Byington Leaves Georgia Southern for James Madison

11 days before Jared Benko officially starts his tenure as Georgia Southern Athletic Director he has his first major task: hiring a new men's basketball coach. Surprising news came down Friday night that Mark Byington resigned his position and taken the head job at James Madison. https://twitter.com/EvanDaniels/status/1241139711411970048?s=20 At first glance the move is a bit … Continue reading Mark Byington Leaves Georgia Southern for James Madison

A New Era of Georgia Southern Athletics

The Coronavirus nationwide quarantine could not have come at a more inopportune time for Georgia Southern athletics. Before the shut down began, the University named Jared Benko its new athletic director. The hire got nearly unanimous approval from Eagle Nation. Benko checks every box I (and many others) was looking for in a new AD. He's … Continue reading A New Era of Georgia Southern Athletics