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
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January 23: 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…

January 23, 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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Rodriguez to serve as president of AFCA in 2017

Courtesy of the American Football Coaches Association NASHVILLE, Tenn. — University of Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez will lead the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) in 2017 as president of the organization. Rodriguez, who moves up from first vice-president, succeeds outgoing president Lee Owens of Ashland University. He was elected president by members attending the Association’s 2017 convention this week in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to Rodriguez, the 2017 AFCA officers…

January 18, 2017
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FWAA announces Freshman All-America Team

Courtesy of the Football Writers Association of America TAMPA – Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence headlines the 2016 Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team presented by Sound Mind Sound Body Camps. Lawrence played in Monday night’s College Football Playoff Championship Game helping to lead the Clemson Tigers to a 35-31 upset win over the Alabama Crimson Tide. “Dexter is obviously very gifted from the standpoint of the physicality it takes…

January 15, 2017
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January 1: This Date in American Football History

January 1, 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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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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