2017 Head-Coaching Hire Analysis: First-Year Head Coaches

So the head-coaching openings for the 2017 season are filled. There were 21 job changes in all, though we should acknowledge that in the past few years there have been changes well outside the traditional window for hiring and firing (Bobby Petrino at Arkansas, Tim Beckman at Illinois and Art Briles at Baylor, just to name a few). So we can’t rule out a job change before the season starts…

January 21, 2017
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January 21: This Date in American Football History

January 21, 2017

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

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Rodriguez to serve as president of AFCA in 2017

Courtesy of the American Football Coaches Association NASHVILLE, Tenn. — University of Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez will lead the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) in 2017 as president of the organization. Rodriguez, who moves up from first vice-president, succeeds outgoing president Lee Owens of Ashland University. He was elected president by members attending the Association’s 2017 convention this week in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to Rodriguez, the 2017 AFCA officers…

January 18, 2017
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NFF/CFB Hall of Fame announce 2017 class

Courtesy of the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame TAMPA, Fla. – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall of Fame announced the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class earlier this week, which includes the names of 10 First Team All-America players and three standout coaches. The inductees were selected from the national ballot of 75 All-America players and six elite coaches from the NCAA Football…

January 14, 2017
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January 13: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

January 13, 2017
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January 6: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

January 6, 2017
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February 9: Celebrating college football’s history

College Football Hall of Fame coach Bud Wilkinson hailed from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he played college football for the University of Minnesota from 1934-1936. He helped establish the great Minnesota dynasty of the mid-1930’s leading the Golden Gophers to three straight national championships during his time as a quarterback there. Despite his team’s success, Wilkinson wasn’t given a shot at the pros instead turning to a career in coaching not long…

February 9, 2016
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NFF Salutes the Black History Trailblazers

February is Black History Month, and there isn’t a sport where the contributions of our nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) are more evident than college football. To this day, black college classics are among the most well-attended games in college football’s lower divisions with crowds that would make an NCAA FBS program proud. It’s evident, too, in the proud tradition of marching bands at HBCU’s where the halftime shows…

February 4, 2016
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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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