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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January 17: This Date in American Football History

January 17, 2017

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

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January 5: This Date in American Football History

January 5, 2017

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

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Illinois fires Cubit, delays spring football practice

Major college football unexpectedly has another opening. Just a couple of months after removing the ‘interim’ tag from Bill Cubit’s title, University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman fired the coach on his first full day as the program’s new AD. Whitman was effusive in his praise for Cubit, but cited the need for stability in his decision to fire the coach. Cubit initially assumed the head coaching role just prior to last…

March 5, 2016
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February 27: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on the game’s greats…

February 28, 2016
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February 22: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

February 22, 2016
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February 15: Celebrating American football’s history

Earl “Red” Blaik was born on this date in 1897. Blaik played three seasons for Miami (OH) from 1915-1917 before moving on the United States Military Academy in West Point for his final two seasons in 1918-1919. He eventually earned Third-Team All-American honors while playing for the Cadets. Blaik eventually entered the coaching profession serving as an assistant back at Miami (OH) for two years (1924-1925) before spending one season…

February 15, 2016
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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
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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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Heisman History: Alabama Crimson Tide

January 19, 2016

You don’t have to go back too far to find the Alabama Crimson Tide’s first Heisman Trophy winner. Prior to Nick Saban’s arrival in 2007, no Tide player had ever won college football’s top individual honor, but since 2009, the Tide have had two winners from among five finalists. Mark Ingram was the first Crimson Tide player to hoist the Heisman that year when he edged Stanford’s Toby Gerhart by a…

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