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 19: This Date in American Football History

January 19, 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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Clemson recognized as 2016 MacArthur Bowl recipient

IRVING, Texas – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame recognized Clemson (14-1) last Tuesday as the recipient of the 2016 NFF MacArthur Bowl Championship Trophy following its 35-31 victory over Alabama (14-1) yesterday in the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship before a sold-out crowd of 74,512 fans, a record for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Clemson’s name will be etched alongside the greatest teams in…

January 16, 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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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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January 7: This Date in American Football History

January 7, 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 4: This Date in American Football History

January 4, 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 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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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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Texas Wesleyan revives long-dormant football program

Yet another Texas university is joining the college football party as Texas Wesleyan University announced recently that it will take the field again in 2017. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, Texas Wesleyan last competed in football during the 1940-41 season when the Rams won a conference co-championship just before World War II led to the program’s suspension. The university had only competed in football since the 1934-35 season (although it…

February 24, 2016
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