Wrestling Belts, ConFLiCT and The Spirit of College Football Rivalry

A rule of thumb in professional wrestling: If a match involves a trophy, chances are it's getting smashed. UCF didn't take a play out of Bad News Brown's playbook from WrestleMania IV, but the Knights leaving the Civil ConFLiCT Trophy at Rentschler Field after beating UConn Saturday sent a similar message. It also marks a…

Week 7 Saturday Six-Pack: A Wild Seven Days Reaches A Climax

So...that was an eventful week. A Top 10 team lost its quarterback, a preseason College Football Playoff pick lost its head coach and one of the game's all-time coaching legends abruptly retired. Oh, yeah! There are still games to be played, too. The chaos with which Week 7 began carried over in its first game,…

Phil Fulmer Returns to College Football…Sorta

Southern Conference media day marks an unofficial kickoff to the league's 2015 campaign, a season in which Tennessee Volunteers legend and the first BCS championship-winning head coach, Phil Fulmer, makes his return to college football. Well, Phil Fulmer's back in college football kinda-sorta. See, the coming season marks the relaunch of East Tennessee State's football…

Just Give Bill Clark Coach of the Year Now

The man most deserving of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year won't be on the sidelines for a single game in 2015; nor in 2016. But, through his commitment to UAB football amid the program's tumult, Bill Clark has proven himself a leader of UAB announced the football program's return from a self-imposed, roughly…

College Football News July 7: Jimbo Fisher Dismisses De’Andre Johnson

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher made what seemed like the only logical choice Monday, dismissing quarterback De'Andre Johnson after video of the talented freshman punching a woman surfaced. But given Oklahoma's reinstatement of Joe Mixon, Johnson's dismissal wasn't necessarily a slam-dunk decision. Johnson's attorney issued a non-apology apology Monday shortly after media outlets picked…

Brandon Bridge Makes History, Again

Brandon Bridge played a strong 2014 season for the South Alabama Jaguars, throwing for 1,927 yards, 15 touchdowns and rushing for another 297 and four. Bridge also etched his own little piece of college football history, quarterbacking South Alabama to its first bowl game in program history. The Jaguars faced Bowling Green in the inaugural…