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…

FCS Showcase Week 2: Eastern Washington Visits North Dakota State

FCS juggernaut North Dakota State has five national championships since the 2011 season, and all of one loss to competition outside of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. That loss came last season to Montana out of the Big Sky, a conference also home to Playoffs regular Eastern Washington. Eastern Washington invades the Fargodome Saturday for…

FCS Showcase Week 1

Enjoyed the FCS Kickoff last Saturday? Great! There's plenty more where that come from. Lost among all the talk of BEST WEEKEND EVER! emanating from the Worldwide Leader is that the Week 1 offering from the Championship Subdivision is quite impressive in its own right. The opening weekend FCS slate features Playoff contenders in nonconference…

The Citadel Beats South Carolina…Again

The Citadel scored one of the biggest upsets of the 2015 college football season last November, deploying its option offense and an aggressive defense to beat South Carolina in Columbia, 23-22. The win snapped a 27-game losing streak for the FCS program against SEC competition, but despite its historic implications, probably won't air on South…

The Option Offense Revival

In this season's college football record shop, the option offense is a piece of classic vinyl, unearthed from a milk crate of yesteryear's hits. Put it on the turntable, give it a spin, and a few tracks in you ask yourself, why isn't more contemporary music like this? The success of option teams this season…