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…

Out of the Sun Belt, What’s Ahead for Idaho and New Mexico State?

The life preserver the Sun Belt Conference threw Idaho and New Mexico State shortly after the Western Athletic Conference ceased football operations never felt like a long-term arrangement. Reports ahead of a statement from Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson likely confirm it. Idaho and New Mexico State are out as Sun Belt affiliates, just as…

In Honor of the Cubs: Greatest Droughts in College Football

Baseball season is right around the corner, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training camps in the coming week. Growing up a fan of the Chicago Cubs, springtime usually brings with it irrational exuberance, followed by almost immediate disappointment. But after a surprise run to the NLCS last autumn, I have realistic hope the…

A Dream for Big 12, Championship Game Deregulation

The NCAA announced Wednesday, via the DI Council conference championship deregulation. The decision effectively opening the door for the Big 12 and Sun Belt to host title games without expansion. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby immediately followed the NCAA's announcement with a statement of his own, reassuring opponents of a potential championship game after the…

Four Downs on Week 9: End-of-Game Madness, Playoff Upheaval

I love this sport. It never ceases to amaze me how just about every Saturday in the fall, I'm left incredulous by at least one moment, game or performance. So much of the residual activity surrounding college football is exhausting. Some NCAA regulations are archaic, the modern concept of amateurism evolves at a glacial pace…

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,…

Four Downs on Week 7: American Rising

The Bowl Championship Series came back from summer break upgraded to College Football Playoff and had become too good for the American Athletic Conference. Since their break-up, the American loaded up with great coaches, began maximizing the potential of some of its programs, and has come back smoking hot. The Playoff didn't know what it…