Conference USA Preview 2017: Beasts in the East, Wild Out West

Perhaps more than any other conference, realignment has fundamentally altered the look of Conference USA. C-USA played an immediately role in discrediting the Bowl Championship Series when, in 1998, former member Tulane was denied an at-large bid despite finishing with an undefeated record. The Shaun King-led Green Wave were the first in a line of…

Lane Kiffin Got A Head Coaching Job Before Mario Cristobal. Huh.

Multiple reports Monday morning say Lane Kiffin is Florida Atlantic-bound, in a vast deviation from months of Twitterati suggesting the former Raiders/Tennessee Vols/USC Trojans head coach for more prominent vacancies at Miami, Oregon and LSU. FAU is more the level of job Kiffin needs to reestablish himself as a head coach, to be certain. A…

TBT: FAU was Ahead of DOJ on Private Prisons

The Department of Justice's announcement Thursday it would cease use of private prisons hopefully closes an unfortunate chapter in American history. From Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates: Private prisons don’t compare favorably to Bureau of Prisons facilities in terms of safety or security or services, and now with the decline in the federal prison population,…

Q&A: Quarterback Competitions; Best Video Games

Quarterback competitions dominate springtime around college football. Though few quarterback competitions are decided until August -- at least publicly -- these are the stories that most intrigue fans and media during these 15-practice allotments. This week's CFB Huddle Q&A fittingly opens with a question on quarterback competitions. Let's get to it -- but first, mandatory…

5 For Friday: Group of Five Players to Know in 2016

Everyone loves a good list, right? For you fine Huddle readers who do, a warm welcome to 5 For Friday. Every Friday, CFB Huddle is highlighting five people, places, moments and topics around this great sport. The inaugural installment looks at Group of Five players perhaps under the radar ahead of the 2016 season, and…

College Football News June 25: Miami Bringing A Sellout to FAU

Power Five conference programs, especially brand-name programs, don't often play road games against Group of Five opponents. So the Miami Hurricanes taking to the road in Week 2 to face Florida Atlantic is generating significant buzz for the Conference-USA program. “I feel very confident that we will have one of the best crowds in school…