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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