Heisman Trophy Update: Nov. 20

We are two weeks away from knowing who the Heisman Trophy finalists are. We have one more week of regular season games (for most conferences) and a final week of conference championship games. So here are my Top 5 Heisman hopefuls as we enter Week 13 of the season. My Top 5 last week (in case you need a review): 1. QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; 2. RB Bryce Love, Stanford;…

November 22, 2017
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Sooners squash Frogs’ playoff hopes in 38-20 win

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Oklahoma Sooners 38, TCU Horned Frogs 20 NORMAN, Okla. — Baker Mayfield may be the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy, but for at least one week, he may not have even been the best player in an Oklahoma uniform. Not with Rodney Anderson in the same Sooners’ backfield running for 151 yards and two touchdowns whil catching five of Mayfield’s passes for another 139 yards and two more…

November 16, 2017
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Longhorns closing in on bowl eligibility with win over Kansas

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Texas Longhorns 42, Kansas Jayhawks 27 AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Longhorns rode a fast start to a 42-27 Big 12 Conference victory over Kansas in front of 96,557 fans at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas (5-5, 4-3) is now one win away from being bowl eligible under first-year head coach Tom Herman. The Longhorns play at West Virginia and at home against Texas Tech to…

November 16, 2017
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FBS Hot Coaching Names: Nov. 12 Update

It’s our third Hot Coaching Names update for the 2017 season here at College Football America Yearbook. These are just some of the coaches that could be in for a head-coaching job at the end of the season. Some appeared in our yearbook. Others have been added this season. But before we get updated, we’ll note that Butch Jones’ tenure at Tennessee has finally come to an and after he…

November 14, 2017
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Heisman Update: Nov. 1

So here we are moving into November, the final month of the regular season of college football. When I last checked in on the Heisman race in early October it seemed Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was the clear favorite to win the trophy. But what about now? That’s what I’ll try to explore in the next several hundred words. From my perspective, there are seven legitimate candidates left….

November 2, 2017
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Postscripts: Week 9

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’m going to be home this weekend. This is going to be weird. This will be the first time I’m home for a weekend…

November 2, 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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FBS Hot Coaching Names: Oct. 25 Update

In the Hot Coaching Names portion of our College Football America 2017 Yearbook I pointed out coaches, both head coach and assistant, that may have a shot at a head coaching job somewhere else in 2018. For instance, Lincoln Riley was on our list at press time before Bob Stoops went and retired at Oklahoma. So things can change quickly for some of the coaches we have listed here. Below…

October 25, 2017
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FBS Hot Seat Coaches: Oct. 16 Update

This is our second 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…

October 16, 2017
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On The Spot: A Q&A with CFA’s Matthew Postins

On The Spot is a periodic Q&A featuring College Football America Yearbook Publisher Kendall Webb in the interviewer’s chair. CFA Editor-in-Chief Matthew Postins has seen TCU play at home and on the road this year. He’s on the spot this week with Publisher Kendall Webb. Webb: You’ve seen TCU twice this year — once in a hostile SEC environment on the road at Arkansas, and again at home in Fort Worth…

October 14, 2017
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