Hot Seat Coaches: Nov. 6 update

This is our third Hot Seat Coaches edition for the 2017 season. In the College Football America 2017 Yearbook I highlighted our Hot Seat Coaches for this year. Now, no one likes to see a coach get fired (well, maybe some of you do). But there are realities to college football. Head coach is a performance-based job and if your team doesn’t perform, well, that can sometimes lead to a…

November 6, 2017
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2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel: Oct. 30 Update

The FBS Coaching Carousel is starting to gather some steam, and it leads off with a big firing (and it’s a strange one). It’s time to update you on the openings that exist as of Oct. 30. We’ll start with the ones that have come open since our last update the Week of Oct. 9. Florida: Jim McElwain is out at Florida after less than three seasons. He leaves the…

November 1, 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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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 7

Seven Teams Reach Six Victories, Clinch Bowl Eligibility All seven teams that had a chance to reach the six-win mark last weekend came through with flying colors. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference), Penn State (Big Ten), San Diego State (Mountain West), Washington and Washington State (Pac-12) and Alabama and Georgia (Southeastern) all rolled to wins to become the first teams to reach bowl eligibility this season. There are now 71 more…

October 12, 2017
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2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel: Oct. 9 Update

Surprisingly, there hasn’t been an FBS firing at this point in the 2017 season. But we have had some movement on the FBS Coaching Carousel, so it’s time for an update. We’ve updated our Hot Seat Coaches and our Hot Coaching Names, and we’ll get back to those soon. But for now, we need to update you on the openings that exist as of Oct. 9. Right now, there are…

October 12, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 6

Who Will Be Going Bowling This Season? We’re About to Start Finding Out As hard as it might be to believe, seven teams could become bowl eligible with a sixth victory this weekend. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference), Penn State (Big Ten), San Diego State (Mountain West), Washington and Washington State (Pac-12) and Alabama and Georgia (Southeastern) are all off to 5-0 starts to the season. USF (American Athletic Conference) is…

October 6, 2017
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Blazers burn Coastal Carolina 30-23 in Birmingham

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: UAB Blazers 30, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 23 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – If this keeps up, then UAB head coach Bill Clark just might be major college football’s coach of the year. UAB improved to 2-1 with a 30-23 win over FBS newcomer Coastal Carolina Saturday at Legion Field. The Blazers didn’t field a team in 2015 and 2016 after the program was killed by its administration following the 2014 season…

September 19, 2017
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Postscripts: Week 1

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 didn’t mean to do it, but I ended up seeing three Patriot League teams in Week 1. With that first trip of the…

September 7, 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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