Handicapping the major college football national championship

If you’re trying to figure out who will win major college football’s national championship, then there’s a list of 33 teams of which you should be aware. You see, since the Associated Press crowned a national champion via a poll of sportswriters for the first time in 1936, only 33 of the current NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs have ever won a national title. Stated another way, 97 of…

September 17, 2017
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Garrett, Fournette lead the way for The Program in NFL Draft

In each edition of the College Football America Yearbook, Publisher Kendall Webb selects a team of the nation’s top incoming freshmen designated by their signing year — e.g., the Class of 2017. The team is the equivalent of a Freshman All-America team for the upcoming season, but we also continue to track their progress throughout their collegiate careers as the goal is to find players that can make an impact early…

April 30, 2017
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The Program loses 10 early entrants to NFL Draft

In each edition of the College Football America Yearbook, Publisher Kendall Webb selects a team of the nation’s top incoming freshmen designated by their signing year — e.g., the Class of 2017. The team is the equivalent of a Freshman All-America team for the upcoming season, but we also continue to track their progress throughout their collegiate careers as the goal is to find players that can make an impact early…

February 4, 2017
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The Program bids farewell to first senior class

In each edition of the College Football America Yearbook, Publisher Kendall Webb selects a team of the nation’s top incoming freshmen designated by their signing year — e.g., the Class of 2017. The team is the equivalent of a Freshman All-America team for the upcoming season, but we also continue to track their progress throughout their collegiate careers as the goal is to find players that can make an impact early…

February 2, 2017
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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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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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NFF/CFB Hall of Fame announce 2017 class

Courtesy of the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame TAMPA, Fla. – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall of Fame announced the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class earlier this week, which includes the names of 10 First Team All-America players and three standout coaches. The inductees were selected from the national ballot of 75 All-America players and six elite coaches from the NCAA Football…

January 14, 2017
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The Heisman Top 25: November 3

Back to our College Football America Heisman Top 25 and we have clear separation as we enter November. I believe we have a dozen legitimate candidates for the award with a half-dozen weeks remaining. But let’s talk about the Top 2 for a bit. I still have Louisville’s Lamar Jackson as my No. 1 candidate, and statistically speaking he’s done nothing to really dissuade me from voting his way —…

November 3, 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 13: Patterson, Moss celebrate birthdays

College Football Hall of Fame member Bill Mallory passed away on this date in 1945 at the age of 43. Mallory was a fullback for Yale from 1921-1923 and helped lead the Elis to an undefeated 8-0 campaign in his final season. Years later, Mallory became an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Air Force, and he was the brains behind Operation Mallory, a tactical operation that destroyed 22 of…

February 13, 2016
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