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…

ICYMI: College Football’s Best of the Rest Night 1

The first full offering of college football in the 2016 campaign featured some close, and strange finishes, so who cares if points were in short supply? After years of games turning into a hybrid of football and hoops -- Grassketball, if you will -- some defense was a little refreshing. How often is it we…

Saturday Six-Pack, Thursday Edition: Opening Night Picks

The time is upon us: Opening Night 2016. College football is back! ...OK, college football's been back for a little less than a week now, with Cal-Hawaii and Charleston Southern-North Dakota State kicking off the season last weekend. But, for all intents and purposes, college football is REALLY back Thursday! Opening Night isn't as loaded…

Who Should Be College Football Commissioner?

Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher both came out in favor of a college football commissioner; a figurehead who could bring a level of uniformity to the sport. Recent news underscores the value of universal governance, from the benign -- the flap over satellite camps, for example -- to the serious, like coach-imposed transfer restrictions. A…

5 For Friday: Football Trick Videos

Congratulations on enduring another work week. To celebrate, enjoy some football trick videos, inspired by San Jose State quarterback Kenny Potter. San Jose State's official athletic account tweeted the following clip of Potter launching a pass from the back row of Spartan Stadium, into a trash can below. We see you @kpot_5: Drop it in…

Making The Program: Coaches Talk Building Winners in College Football

College football coaches have never been under greater pressure to win more, and win sooner, than ever before. Last decade, the grace period for building a winning program was roughly four-to-six years, depending on the situation a head coach inherited. That's enough time for a recruiting cycle to play out, from signing day to Senior…

Bowl Preview Bonanza, Part II

Opening weekend for the 2015 bowl season did not disappoint. Kenneth Dixon became college football's new touchdown king in New Orleans. One Mountain West team, San Jose State, rallied in Orlando, while another, New Mexico, fell just short in Albuquerque. Appalachian State's torrid comeback in Montgomery sealed the Mountaineers' first bowl win in program history,…