The College Football America Yearbook Class of 2016

In each addition of the College Football America Yearbook, we select a class of incoming freshmen that is the equivalent of a preseason Freshman All-America team. Our first goal is to select a class of players that has an opportunity to play immediately and potentially be impact players for their respective teams as true freshmen. Of course, this being a freshman team composed of players largely from Power 5 conferences,…

February 3, 2016
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The Program makes four additional cuts

And finally, it’s decision time. With National Signing Day 2016 arriving tomorrow, it’s time to take a look at The Program and make a few more cuts to get down to the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision limit of 85 scholarships. First of all, at the conclusion of the 2015 season, we still had 72 players on our roster. But with our first class dating back to 2013, we finally had…

February 3, 2016
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February 2: College Football Hall of Fame memories

Former Cornell player and coach Bill Warner passed away on this date in 1944, just nine days after his 63rd birthday. Warner was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Warner was the brother of the legendary player and coach Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner who also played and coached at Cornell and was a charter member of the Hall of Fame in 1951. Bill Warner’s own coaching…

February 2, 2016
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The RoadTripSports.com MVP’s

With the college football all-star games mostly wrapped up after this past weekend’s Senior Bowl, and with National Signing Day bringing a new crop of players into the college game on Wednesday, we thought we’d take one last look at the season that was. College Football America Yearbook Publisher Kendall Webb has reviewed all 128 major college teams from the 2015 season and selected an MVP from each team. These…

February 1, 2016
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February 1: A day full of HOF memories

Albie Booth was born on this date in 1908. Booth was a star for Yale University from 1929-1931 when he played halfback for the Bulldogs. Standing just 5-foot-6 and weighing only 144 pounds, Booth nevertheless was one of the most dominant players in college football and earned All-America honors during his junior season in 1930. He was nicknamed “Little Boy Blue” or “The Mighty Atom” in a reference to his…

February 1, 2016
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Reimagining the NFL’s Super Bowl history

The AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games will be played tomorrow, Sunday, January 24, and the two winners will advance to the Super Bowl. Games like these go a long way toward defining the legacy of an NFL franchise – not to mention how a franchise is perceived historically. Some teams never get over the championship game hump while others have stumbled initially but recovered in subsequent appearances. Other franchises have performed well…

January 23, 2016
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Legends of California: The Golden Bear Quarterbacks

The 2016 NFL Draft is not considered a great draft for quarterback prospects. There are no ‘can’t-miss’ talents like there are in some years, and that fact was highlighted by the 2015 Heisman Trophy vote when two running backs slugged it out for the trophy. From 2000-2014, the award went to a quarterback 13 out of 15 times, and 39 of the 61 finalists during that timeframe were quarterbacks. If…

January 22, 2016
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1/20/2016: Two players cut from The Program

Eight players from our Class of 2013 have declared as early entries for the 2016 NFL Draft. That drops our active roster to 64 players. With a new class of 27 freshmen coming on board in February on National Signing Day, that means we would have 91 players in The Program. To adhere to NCAA FBS standards of 85 scholarships, at some point between then and now, we’ll have to…

January 20, 2016
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Heisman History: Alabama Crimson Tide

January 19, 2016

You don’t have to go back too far to find the Alabama Crimson Tide’s first Heisman Trophy winner. Prior to Nick Saban’s arrival in 2007, no Tide player had ever won college football’s top individual honor, but since 2009, the Tide have had two winners from among five finalists. Mark Ingram was the first Crimson Tide player to hoist the Heisman that year when he edged Stanford’s Toby Gerhart by a…

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Concussion Review (1/16/2016)

January 17, 2016

Concussion? Well, by Hollywood’s typical “based on a true story” standards, the movie presents an interesting tale, but you’d be well-advised to remember that many of the details have little, in fact, to do with reality. Which is a shame really, because the real-life story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s efforts to shine a light on the connection between concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the face of a hostile NFL deserved a better…

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