Lengyel to receive AFCA’s Tuss McLaughry Award

Courtesy of the American Football Coaches Association Former college football coach and athletic administrator Jack Lengyel has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the AFCA’s highest honor, the Tuss McLaughry Award. Lengyel will receive the award at the American Football Coaches Awards on January 9 during the 2018 AFCA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I am humbled and honored to be selected for the American Football Coaches Association’s Tuss…

November 2, 2017

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

New Mexico’s Bojorquez earns punter of the week honor

Courtesy of the Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award AUGUSTA, Ga. – Earlier this week, the Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award announced Corey Bojorquez of the University of New Mexico Lobos as the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week for Week 8 games. Bojorquez punted 3 times during last Saturday’s game against Colorado State for 173 yards. His gross average for the game was 57.67 yards, placing…

October 28, 2017

Nagurski honors Memphis defender with weekly award

DALLAS (FWAA) – Austin Hall snagged two interceptions and a fumble recovery, takeaways that led to 10 Memphis points in the Tigers’ 30-27 win over No. 24 Navy. For his stellar effort, Hall has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 14. Hall, a 6-2, 205-pound sophomore from Collierville, Tenn., finished with 10 tackles and continued to add impact plays throughout…

October 18, 2017

NFF chapter scholar-athlete award recipients announced

Courtesy of the National Football Foundation IRVING, Texas — From the more than 1.1 million high school football players across the country, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) recently announced the names of five outstanding individuals as the recipients of the 2017 NFF Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards. Each recipient is selected as the best of the best from his region of the country at the high school level….

October 17, 2017

Biletnikoff Award announces more additions to Watch List

Courtesy of the Biletnikoff Award TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, released the 2017 Biletnikoff Award Pre-Season Watch List on July 18. Last week, the Foundation announced additions to the watch list. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back),…

October 16, 2017

College Football 150th Anniversary organization adds to staff

IRVING, Texas – The organization formed to plan and administer a nationwide celebration of the 150th anniversary of college football in 2019 has announced staff additions. College Football 150th Anniversary Executive Director Kevin Weiberg has named Rob Carolla as Director of Communications; Natalie Jenkins will serve in the role of Director of Marketing, while Kaylah Hughes has been tabbed as Administrative Manager. “I am very pleased to have found a…

October 16, 2017

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll released for Week 7

The FWAA-NFF Super 16 has been released for Week 7, and the Alabama Crimson Tide is the unanimous No. 1 pick by voters. After weeks of trading a handful of votes with Clemson back and forth, the Tide picked up all 10 of the votes that went to the Tigers’ a week ago following Syracuse’s upset over Clemson Friday night. Alabama was No. 1 on all 48 ballots for the first time this…

October 15, 2017

Alabama’s Fitzpatrick nabs Nagurski honor

DALLAS (FWAA) – Minkah Fitzpatrick lived up to his billing as one of the nation’s most versatile defenders in top-ranked Alabama’s 27-19 win at Texas A&M. Lining up at four defensive positions in the secondary and linebacker, plus playing on special teams, Fitzpatrick totaled five tackles, two for loss, and grabbed a key interception with his back to the end zone and forced a fumble. His performance helped the Crimson…

October 13, 2017

Rose Bowl announces Coaches Making a Difference Contest

PASADENA, Calif. (October 3, 2017) – The Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual, in conjunction with the National Football Foundation, will honor coaches with its “Coaches Making a Difference” contest. Now through December 4, individuals can nominate a high school coach that has made a difference in the lives of student-athletes in their community. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to the “Granddaddy of Them All,” the Rose Bowl…

October 11, 2017