Mike Houston Is College Football’s Next Coaching Star

You may or may not know of Mike Houston now, but the James Madison head coach is on a career trajectory that will make him a hot prospect in the coming years. James Madison gave the typical viewer little reason to stay locked into Friday's FCS quarterfinal deconstruction of previously undefeated Sam Houston State. Even…

Week 8 Saturday Six-Pack: Going Off The Grid

The Week 8 docket isn't particularly impressive on paper, but you know what that means. Buckle in for upsets and wild finishes galore. Paring down to the six best games for the Week 8 Saturday Six-Pack was no easy task. Pinpointing any clear upset candidates is challenging -- that's why they're upsets. To that end,…

Deserved Exposure for James Madison QB Vad Lee

James Madison is the center of the college football universe for a few hours this Saturday as host campus for ESPN College Gameday. Dukes head coach Everett Withers said JMU is "going to get all the exposure [it] can get as far as college football's concerned." Quarterback Vad Lee's play for the undefeated and fourth-ranked…

Four Downs on Week 4: Utah Goes Scorched Earth on Oregon

What a wildly, wonderfully bizarre Saturday Week 4 produced. For those who doubt just how profoundly one week can change the college football, look no further than Oregon. The Ducks kickoff Four Downs for Week 4. First Down: Utah Lays Waste to The Duck Dynasty If Alabama's one-score loss to Ole Miss in Week 3…

July 29 News: Dan Mullen Proposes 5-Year Eligibility

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen proposed an intriguing idea that extends five years of eligibility to players who exceed a certain grade point average. As he said to AL.com, the concept is pretty simple at its core: "Instead of punishing guys for doing bad, why not reward guys for doing good?" Dan Mullen's pitch…

Preseason STATS FCS All-American Team Released; Heavy on Missouri Valley Representation

Coming off a 2014 season in which the national championship game featured two members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference -- Illinois State and four-time reigning champion North Dakota State -- small wonder the preseason STATS FCS All-American is heavy on MVFC representation. Five 1st Team FCS All-American nominees hail from the Missouri Valley: Illinois…

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…