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…

College Football’s Best Conference Is…

College football's best conference has grown into perhaps the sport's most ubiquitous debate over the last half-decade or so. I can't pinpoint where the conversation started, nor will I try to assign blame to any one league for igniting it -- though I will put responsibility squarely on SEC honks for perpetuating it to such…

Tyler Boyd 1-of-2 Suspended at Pitt, But What’s Worst That Could Happen?

Preseason All-American wide receiver Tyler Boyd is one of two Pitt Panthers suspended for the team's season opener, along with defensive tackle Rori Blair, first-year head coach Pat Narduzzi announced Monday. Per ESPN.com's Andrea Adelson, Narduzzi said in a statement: "In addition to their game suspensions, Tyler and Rori have been, and will continue to…

College Football News July 13: Auburn Loses One Player, Gains Another

Dismissed Auburn Tiger Elijah Daniel found a new home over the weekend, heading to Football Championship Subdivision program Youngstown State. With Auburn officially parting ways with a player on one side of the line, the Tigers gain another in Texas transfer Darius James. The former high school All-American and 5-star prospect James enrolled at Auburn…

Storylines for the 2015 FCS Season

Folks erroneously set the countdown clock to college football at 100 days last week. For those whose calendars are set thusly, I have some strong #WellActually for you: the 2015 FCS season starts Aug. 29 when North Dakota State visits Montana for what should be a tremendous matchup of two of the nation's best teams.…

College Football News May 15: Could Nick Saban Retire Soon?

Nick Saban is still at the pinnacle of his profession. But, as one of the oldest head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision, AL.com's Kevin Scarbinsky posits an interesting thought: the Alabama head coach's retirement could come sooner than some anticipate. Scarbinsky dips his toe in waters that surely bring plenty of Crimson Tide fans'…

College Football News May 6: Mike Riley Settles in at Nebraska

When new Nebraska head coach Mike Riley sent out the customary, vague welcome tweet to a new verbal commit Tuesday, it served as the semi-regular reminder I need that he is indeed gone from Oregon State. Another young man just realized that there is no place like Nebraska! #GBR — Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) May 6,…