CFBHuddle Group of Five All-American Team: Defense and Specialists

On Monday, CFBHuddle.com unveiled its picks for the preseason Group of Five All-American team. It's the defense and special teams turn, and one thing is abundantly clear: I think highly of the defenses at Boise State, Louisiana Tech and Utah State. Not coincidentally, all three are teams capable of competing for their respective conference championships,…

Phil Knight Built Two Empires: Nike and the Oregon Ducks

Phil Knight grinned from ear-to-ear as he exchanged handshakes with well-wishers on the rain-soaked turf of Levi's Stadium last December. I watched as Knight, in the aftermath immediately ensuing the Oregon Ducks' Pac-12 Championship Game deconstruction of Arizona, the Nike co-founder was congratulated as heartily as if he was a member of the team. Really,…

With 5-Star QB Shawn Robinson in the Mix, TCU Has Arrived

Over the last 15 years, TCU has produced All-Americans, a Hall of Famer, run the table in the regular season twice, won a Big 12 Conference championship and a Rose Bowl. But Friday, Gary Patterson unlocked a new achievement that solidifies the Horned Frogs as national powers, landing a commitment from 5-star prospect and the…

The Best May Still Be to Come For Michigan State Football

Michigan State football players received their 2015 Cotton Bowl rings this week, commemorating both the Spartans' come-from-behind win over Baylor in January, as well as their sixth win in the last seven years over in-state rival Michigan. Now, Michigan elitists might grumble about Ohio State being the Wolverines' true rival -- and sure enough, The…

Who Really Runs Texas Football?

One of the ways in which Texas A&M continuously tweaks rival Texas since the former's move to the SEC is with the hashtag "WRTS." For those unversed in Twitterese, that translates to We Run This State, a not-so-subtle declaration that the Aggies are the foremost players in the Texas football landscape. With the backing of…

Wake Forest vs. Stephen Colbert and Kevin Wilson

Wake Forest football is an odd target for barbs, given the Demon Deacons are seven years removed from their last bowl appearance, finished 2014 3-9 and had the nation's worst scoring offense save only SMU. And yet, here is poor Wake in the headlines because of it's been mocked by Stephen Colbert and Indiana head…

Daxx Garman’s Transfer to Maryland Explained in 8 Steps

The University of Maryland's official athletic department Twitter account broke the news -- quite literally; it has a BREAKING tag and everything -- that quarterback Daxx Garman is transferring into the football program, via Oklahoma State. BREAKING: QB Daxx Garman will join the Maryland Football team for the 2015 season after graduating from Oklahoma State.…