Garrett, Fournette lead the way for The Program in NFL Draft

In each edition of the College Football America Yearbook, Publisher Kendall Webb selects a team of the nation’s top incoming freshmen designated by their signing year — e.g., the Class of 2017. The team is the equivalent of a Freshman All-America team for the upcoming season, but we also continue to track their progress throughout their collegiate careers as the goal is to find players that can make an impact early…

April 30, 2017

January 29: This Date in American Football History

Edwin Hale was born in 1896 and went on to become a star halfback for Mississippi College in 1915-1916 and from 1920-1921. In the interim between his two stints as a college football player, he served in World War I. At one point, he was wounded and then reported missing, but he later was found at a hospital in France. Hale’s 1921 season was one of the greatest seasons in Mississippi…

January 29, 2017

February 14: Celebrating American football’s past

Valentine’s Day has a lot of historical connections to great players and coaches starting in 1913 with the birth of Ohio State legend Woody Hayes. Hayes played college football as a tackle at Denison from 1933-1935, and after a stint as a high school coach followed by his naval service in World War II, he returned to coach his alma mater from 1946-1948. It was the first stop in a 30-plus…

February 14, 2016

February 10: Celebrating college football’s history

Former New York Giants head coach Allie Sherman was born on this date in 1923. Sherman played quarterback for the now-defunct team at Brooklyn College before heading to the pros as an undrafted player in 1943. He ended up with the NFL’s Phil-Pitt Combine – a combined war-time Philadelphia Eagles–Pittsburgh Steelers squad better remembered as the Steagles. When the dearth of players eased somewhat beginning in 1944 as the war began to…

February 10, 2016

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

The FBS Coaching Carousel (11/25/2015)

College Football America returns to the FBS Coaching Carousel to update you on changes since our last update on Nov. 18: Iowa State parted ways with Paul Rhoads and Syracuse fired Scott Shafer. The Rhoads firing is interesting in that he had several years left on a contract extension and the Cyclones are on the hook for that. But Rhoads hasn’t had a winning season since 2009 and hasn’t gone…

November 26, 2015