FBS Hot Coaching Names: Nov. 12 Update

It’s our third Hot Coaching Names update for the 2017 season here at College Football America Yearbook. These are just some of the coaches that could be in for a head-coaching job at the end of the season. Some appeared in our yearbook. Others have been added this season. But before we get updated, we’ll note that Butch Jones’ tenure at Tennessee has finally come to an and after he…

November 14, 2017
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Postscripts: Week 10

Postscripts is my weekly wrap of the week that was on the road and in college football. Look for my travel news and notes here each Thursday, along with some of my opinions about what’s happening in the college game we all love. – Matthew Postins I wasn’t on the road this weekend due to my dog’s surgery, so my weekend was spent, well, watching college football. My six-pack of…

November 9, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 10

Half of 78 postseason spots accounted for with 39 teams at six or more wins After a topsy-turvy week that included several upsets, 11 more teams reached six victories to increase the total number of bowl-eligible teams to 39, exactly half of the 78 available spots in bowl games, including the four College Football Playoff teams. Twenty-five more teams are one win away from bowl eligibility heading into this week’s…

October 31, 2017
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NFF reveals list of 181 semifinalists for Campbell Trophy

IRVING, Texas – Recognizing one of the most impressive groups of scholar-athletes in the history of college football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) proudly announced today the 181 semifinalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy®, presented by Fidelity Investments®. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Nov. 1, and each of them will receive an…

September 28, 2017
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Six Schools lead way for CFA Yearbook’s Mid-Major Starting Lineup

Six schools — Appalachian State, Houston, LA Tech, Memphis, Northern Illinois and Tulsa — landed two players each on the College Football America 2017 Yearbook Mid-Major Starting Lineup, CFA’s version of an All-America team. The Mid-Major Starting Lineup is made up of players from the Group of 5 conferences, plus independents Army, BYU and UMass. Senior offensive lineman Colby Gossett and sophomore defensive back Clifton Duck (Appalachian State), senior wide…

August 2, 2017
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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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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 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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