Mountain West Football Preview 2017: Wide Open on Mountain High

When Boise State joined the Mountain West Conference in 2011 -- the same year BYU and Utah exited, and one year prior to TCU's departure -- consensus dictated the Broncos would run roughshod over the league. It's been a half-decade, and Boise State has just one, outright conference championship. Meanwhile, once-sleeping giant San Diego State…

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…

Bowl Preview Bonanza Part V: Halfway Home

When we last left off, the CFB Huddle Bowl Preview Bonanza dangled from thr proverbial cliff. Part IV began with the first of the four-game Tuesday slate, but ended there. That's because the Armed Forces Bowl marks the exact midway point of the bowl season, thus making for a natural time to take an intermission.…

Week 9 Saturday Six-Pack: Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween and welcome to Week 9 of the college football season. To celebrate the intersection of my favorite sport with one of my favorite holidays, I employed the Silver Shamrock Company to manufacture one college football team's helmets. Alternate uniforms may be passe, but an alternate helmet that turns wearers' heads into snakes and…

Sputtering Auburn Headlines Week 3 Thirsty Thursday

Feeling a bit parched early into the 2015 college football season? The Auburn Tigers should be, scraping by to a 2-0 start with an offensively anemic showing against Louisville, then surviving against Jacksonville State because of inexplicable end-of-game management. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and Arkansas' Bret Bielema don't exactly see eye-to-eye often, but the…

Week 2 Saturday Six-Pack: A Potential Playoff Play-In

The first week of the college football season was somewhat bereft of great games. Even most of the marquee matchups were lackluster. To wit, four of the first Saturday Six-Pack were decided by double digits. We can let that slide on Week 1; it's just refreshing to have college football back. However, Week 2 brings…

Sept. 1 News: Sun Belt Expands with Coastal Carolina

So much for my bright idea of the winner of November's Coastal Carolina-Liberty game earning a spot in the Sun Belt. While that remains a biggie for FCS purposes, likely serving as the de facto Big South Conference championship game, Coastal Carolina is bound for the Sun Belt regardless. Coastal Carolina will join Sun Belt…