There Is No Meaningless Bowl Game

On either side of BYU head coach Kalani Sitake sat mud-soaked players, fresh off a 24-21 win over Wyoming in the Poinsettia Bowl. "The win is all them. They're the ones [who] are dirty," Sitake said. "I'm only dirty because they hugged me and they dumped Powerade on me." Running back Jamaal Williams joked, had…

Eastern Michigan Football An Unlikely Crossroads for Sports, Society

Ypsilanti might be an ironic epicenter for football to be at the crossroads of college athletic economics and the increasingly contentious discussion of police brutality. After all, Eastern Michigan's enjoyed a winning season just once in the last 28 years, and failed to win more than four games 26 times over the same span. Hot-button…

Remembering Miami Star Brian Pillman

Oct. 5 marks the anniversary of the death of Brian Pillman, best known for his professional wrestling career. Before entering the squared circle, however, Pillman was a standout defensive end at Miami University. Yes, the same program noteworthy as the Cradle of Coaches was first the home of "Flyin'" Brian, though Pillman's Miami days were…

Week 1 Saturday 6-Pack Part 1: From Dublin to Lambeau

Already declared the greatest opening Saturday in college football history, Week 1 deserves a picks column befitting the occasion. In this case, however, a singular column simply isn't befitting the occasion. Standard fare here at CFB Huddle is to examine the weekend's six best games in a six-pack format. Last year's Week 1 also featured…

Saturday Six-Pack, Friday Edition: Week 1 Picks

Everyone make it through Opening Night unscathed? Good, because there's little time to catch your breath before diving into the Friday edition of Week 1 picks, served up cold in the Saturday Six-Pack. First-time readers might understandable be asking themselves: why is a column laying out Week 1 picks for a Friday night called Saturday…

Alternate and Throwback Helmets College Football Needs

Tulane unveiled sharp, new throwback helmets Tuesday, with make use of a classic Green Wave logo. Though it's a look that's been done before, the buzz generated around college football social media and websites demonstrates the love fans have for a good, old-school look. The following programs should follow Tulane's lead with a regular throwback…

Greg Bryant, Like Too Many Young Men, Deserved Better

Greg Bryant's life shouldn't be remembered for the way it ended. The young man who family members told Associated Press reporter Terry Spencer always smiled should be remembered. Bryant should be remembered for overcoming failure in pursuit of his goals. Bryant didn't give up on his NFL dream after his dismissal from Notre Dame due…