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
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
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?
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
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
Interesting has a nice, broad definition so I went with that word choice. I tripped down a scheduled rabbit hole the other day and started noticing some interesting patterns, so I thought other people might be as weird as me and want to know about them as well. I've not gone into equal detail about … Continue reading Group of Five Teams With the Most Interesting 2019 Schedules
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
College basketball is in full swing and Sun Belt teams are geared for the second-half marathon. The conference appears to be loaded up top this year, making for an exciting two-plus month season. The Sun Belt has seemingly solidified its spot in the very middle of the basketball world based on RPI, as the rise … Continue reading Sun Belt Basketball Preview: The Real Season Begins
It’s July 23, 2018. A visibly excited Everett Withers stands before a group of reporters in New Orleans during Sun Belt Media Day and talks about the growth of his football program. Nearly four months later, before the season is even over, Withers is out of a job. This story isn’t about Withers, though we … Continue reading Dr. Larry Teis and his San Marcos Legacy
Just when I thought my alma mater couldn’t screw things up any more than they have, Texas State has somehow outdone themselves. On Sunday afternoon, literally minutes after the Bobcats won the Sun Belt volleyball conference tournament in triumphant fashion, Texas State announced that they had fired football head coach Everett Withers. https://twitter.com/JakobRyRod/status/1064255933654675459 Withers was … Continue reading What in the Hell Are You Doing, Texas State?