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…

Louisiana Tech Features Football’s Best Tag Team

Some of the greatest tag teams in history passed through Louisiana as part of the Mid-South wrestling territory: the Midnight Express, the Rock-n-Roll Express, the Fabulous Freebirds. The territory days are long gone -- much like the era of geographically logical conferences -- but the spirit of memorable tag teams lives on in the Louisiana…

Thursday Night Football Is For The Kids

Thursday nights take on a much different vibe in adulthood than in those four(-plus) magical years of college. It's really no surprise, then, that Thursday night football takes on a much more fun aura when played by college kids, and the version involving pros is often a joyless slog. On college campuses nationwide, Thursday marks…

What If Wednesday: Could Florida Have Won The SEC With Jeff Driskel?

NFL.com's Around The League blog recently posited the question: "Is Jeff Driskel making a run at the 49ers starting gig?" Say what you will of the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback situation, but Driskel inserting himself into the conversation as a professional starter speaks to the remarkable turnaround of a career written off not long ago.…

College Football Recruiting Is An Exact Science With Exceptions

To label college football recruiting an inexact science is patently false. That said, even the soundest of sciences have outliers. Recruiting journalism was met with a level of skepticism in its early days – I suspect largely because it was based almost entirely online, and the media old guard seemed to view the internet as…

#WellActually, Here Are The All-Bowl Team Omissions

The Associated Press did a nice job with its All-Bowl Team. Seriously! No one included on either offense or defense jumps out as an egregious selection. The AP includes highlights for each of its selections at its home site, but here's a brief snapshot: ALL-BOWL TEAM OFFENSE • QB Bram Kohlhausen, TCU • RB Leonard…

NCAA Touchdown Record Will Come Down To A Photo Finish

College football has its own version of the 1998 home run chase unfolding in the coming days, as Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon and Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds have one more opportunity each to set the NCAA touchdown record. Dixon is tied with former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, whose 83 career scores from…