2017 FBS Coaching Carousel: Nov. 30 update

Welp, here we go. Chip Kelly is a UCLA Bruin, Dan Mullen is a Florida Gator and there is so much more. In fact, 14 FBS jobs have turned over so far. The first real dominoes in the 2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel fell on Thanksgiving weekend. I’m here to break down and analyze all of the moves and the remaining openings since our last update on Nov. 30 (updated as…

December 1, 2017
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Postscripts: Week 13 Update

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 My predictions for this weekend’s conference championship games and the College Football Playoff final rankings: ACC: Clemson over Miami (FL) Big Ten: Ohio State…

November 30, 2017
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Analysis: College Football Playoff Scenarios

So here we are headed into major college football’s conference championship weekend, and I believe there are only eight – maybe nine teams left in the playoff pool. Let’s start first with a couple of observations that become obvious when you look at where teams were ranked in the official College Football Playoff rankings coming into this weekend: We’re sorry UCF fans, but you just don’t have a chance. True, the Knights…

November 26, 2017
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FBS Coaching Carousel: Nov. 20 Update

The FBS Coaching Carousel is one week away from spinning full tilt, as the Thanksgiving Weekend represents the end of the regular season for most conferences. It’s time to update you on the openings that exist as of Nov. 20. We’ll start with the ones that have come open since our last update the Week of Oct. 30. UCLA: The Bruins fired Jim Mora Jr. on Sunday, after UCLA lost…

November 22, 2017
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FWAA-NFF Super 16 reshaped by Georgia, Notre Dame losses

For awhile Saturday night, it looked like the top three consensus teams in the major polls might all lose. FWAA-NFF No. 2 Georgia had already fallen at No. 10 Auburn 40-17, and No. 7 Miami (FL) was well on its way to a 41-8 blowout over No. 3 Notre Dame. The only question at the time was whether or not No. 1 Alabama could come from behind in the fourth…

November 12, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 11

The Road Report is College Football America/RoadTripSports.com Publisher Kendall Webb’s weekly review of the college football landscape – from the major colleges of the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision to the small colleges of the NCAA’s Division II and III along with the NAIA and the junior colleges of the NJCAA and CCCAA. THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA SPOTLIGHT Dear Baker Mayfield, Alright, Mr. Mayfield, just settle down, will ya? I see…

November 9, 2017
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Hot Seat Coaches: Nov. 6 update

This is our third 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…

November 6, 2017
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FWAA-NFF Top 10 rocked by Ohio State, Penn State losses

Just one week after playing their way back into the playoff picture in an exciting 39-38 win over Penn state, the Ohio State Buckeyes crashed and burned in a 55-24 loss at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes. With Alabama and Georgia hanging on tight to the top two spots, the Buckeyes dropped from No. 3 to No. 11 in the latest FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, and they’ll need a…

November 5, 2017
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FAU resurgence continues in 42-28 win at WKU

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Florida Atlantic Owls 42, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 28 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — If this keeps up, then Lane Kiffin might get a chance to lead a major program even sooner than expected. The former Oakland Raiders/Tennessee Volunteers/USC Trojans coach didn’t last long in any of his previous head coaching stops, but Saturday’s 42-28 road win by Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic Owls in his latest stop might start to turn some…

October 31, 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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