Former Texas Longhorn and four-star quarterback Shane Buechele announced in mid-January that he would enter the transfer portal after receiving limited playing time the last two seasons, and the starting job was ultimately given to potential Heisman candidate Sam Ehlinger. Buechele decided that he would move three hours north to play for Sonny Dykes' Southern … Continue reading Will Shane Buechele Fit in at SMU?
The NFL Scouting Combine is basically a meat circus in which hundreds of the world's most buff athletes are required to perform feats of strength and agility before a national audience. Bring it on! Anything to fill the gap between the National Championship and opening week, right? While the NFL Combine is meant to measure … Continue reading The Forgotten crash the 2017 NFL Combine
It feels like it was just months ago, when the mighty Big XII pretended to court selected members of the Group of Five, extending a counterfeit invitation to join their exclusive country club. And yes, the G5 fell for it like giggling school girls, parading before the well-coifed men of the Power Five, degrading itself … Continue reading The Big XII probably regrets treating the G5 like chumps now
Last year, I cheerlessly wrote that the Sun Belt was "college football's black hole." This was not hyperbole, y'all. The SBC went a horrendous 13-34 against out-of-conference competition, with 69% (tee hee) of those wins coming at the expense of the FCS. That's terrible. The conference's best wins came against a very good 11-3 San … Continue reading Sizzling Hot Take: #SunBeltHeat 2016 Autopsy
I have some very good news for you: #SunBeltHeat went an incredible 6-5 in Week One. Last year at this time, the Sun Belt had exactly one (1) win, none so glorious than South Alabama's victory over Mississippi State or even Texas State's scrappy triumph over Ohio. Bravo! Furthermore, there are no embarrassing FCS upsets … Continue reading Pour It On: Week 2 of #SunBeltHeat
Once, I was asked the question, How far away is Arkansas State from joining a Power Conference? “We’re about ten years away,” I said. “From joining a Power Five conference?” “No,” I clarified. “From even being in the discussion.” I was only off by a decade. Last Friday morning, news broke that a whopping 17 college … Continue reading What to make of Arkansas State in this Big XII expansion thing