One Last Nor Cal Tribute for Hometown Legend Derek Carr

One Last Nor Cal Tribute for Hometown Legend Derek Carr

Corporate interests can take Derek Carr out of Nor Cal, but the Oakland Raiders quarterback will leave a piece of his legacy behind before exiting for Las Vegas. Fresno State administrators announced Monday the athletic department will retire Carr's No. 4 before the Bulldogs' season opener against Incarnate Word. The decision to honor Derek Carr…

Q&A: New Coordinators Set for Success

Q&A: New Coordinators Set for Success

Numerous head coaching changes around college football beget new coordinators in new locations. In this week's CFB Huddle Q&A, I'll give you my new coordinators set up for the most success in their first year. I also had a lot of fun envisioning a sixth power conference. A LOT of fun. Perhaps a little too…

Happy National Dog Day from CFB Huddle

Happy National Dog Day from CFB Huddle

Aug. 26 is officially National Dog Day, but it's national dog day year-round across the United States -- including on college football Saturdays. Ten Div. I football programs are nicknamed the Bulldogs, and this doesn't include teams like James Madison (Dukes) or Georgetown (Hoyas), which adopted Bulldogs as their mascots. Another four Div. I programs…

Aug. 14 News: Vernon Adams Clear to Practice With Oregon

Aug. 14 News: Vernon Adams Clear to Practice With Oregon

Six months. That's the duration between former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams announcing his intention to transfer to Oregon, and his clearing the final hurdle to actually do so. After an arduous process that precluded him from using Eastern Washington facilities in the spring, or working out with Oregon players in the summer, Vernon Adams…

Get to Know Fresno State Safety Derron Smith

Get to Know Fresno State Safety Derron Smith

For those who don't follow Mountain West Conference football, you might be seeing the name Derron Smith a lot in various national media outlets and wondering who this is. The Fresno State safety is the top senior prospect for the 2015 NFL draft, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. (more…)

Quarterback Transfers Present Programs With Challenges

Quarterback Transfers Present Programs With Challenges

An annual deluge of quarterback transfers turns college football's spring into a second recruiting season, as programs either try to plug the gaps missed during the winter signing season or fill immediate, pressing needs. While there are transfers across all positions, quarterback transfers are of both higher frequency and greater significance. The former is a…