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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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 2: This Date in American Football History

January 2, 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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February 19: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of college 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 college 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 19, 2016
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February 10: Celebrating college football’s history

Former New York Giants head coach Allie Sherman was born on this date in 1923. Sherman played quarterback for the now-defunct team at Brooklyn College before heading to the pros as an undrafted player in 1943. He ended up with the NFL’s Phil-Pitt Combine – a combined war-time Philadelphia Eagles–Pittsburgh Steelers squad better remembered as the Steagles. When the dearth of players eased somewhat beginning in 1944 as the war began to…

February 10, 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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Legends of California: The Golden Bear Quarterbacks

The 2016 NFL Draft is not considered a great draft for quarterback prospects. There are no ‘can’t-miss’ talents like there are in some years, and that fact was highlighted by the 2015 Heisman Trophy vote when two running backs slugged it out for the trophy. From 2000-2014, the award went to a quarterback 13 out of 15 times, and 39 of the 61 finalists during that timeframe were quarterbacks. If…

January 22, 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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