2017 RoadTripSports.com All-America Team

The RoadTripSports.com staff got together last week to vote on its All-America team, and we’re proud to present the team we feel best represents college football during the 2017 season. Just like the Dream Team we present each year in our College Football America Yearbook, the RoadTripSports.com All-America team is organized like an actual college football program with 85 positions available equating to major college football’s 85-scholarship limit. But unlike…

December 21, 2017
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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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Heisman Trophy Update: Nov. 20

We are two weeks away from knowing who the Heisman Trophy finalists are. We have one more week of regular season games (for most conferences) and a final week of conference championship games. So here are my Top 5 Heisman hopefuls as we enter Week 13 of the season. My Top 5 last week (in case you need a review): 1. QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; 2. RB Bryce Love, Stanford;…

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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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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Heisman Update: Nov. 1

So here we are moving into November, the final month of the regular season of college football. When I last checked in on the Heisman race in early October it seemed Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was the clear favorite to win the trophy. But what about now? That’s what I’ll try to explore in the next several hundred words. From my perspective, there are seven legitimate candidates left….

November 2, 2017
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Arizona nabs FWAA Team of the Week honor

DALLAS (FWAA) – Quarterback Khalil Tate had a fourth straight masterful performance and the Arizona Wildcats kept pace with the leaders of the Pac-12 South with a resounding 58-37 win over No. 15 Washington State on Saturday. For its first win over a ranked team since 2015, Arizona (6-2) has earned the Football Writers Association of America National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Oct….

November 2, 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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The Road Report: College Football America Week 9

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 Penn State absolutely rolled Michigan last Saturday night 42-13, and if there’s a…

October 26, 2017
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FBS Hot Coaching Names: Oct. 25 Update

In the Hot Coaching Names portion of our College Football America 2017 Yearbook I pointed out coaches, both head coach and assistant, that may have a shot at a head coaching job somewhere else in 2018. For instance, Lincoln Riley was on our list at press time before Bob Stoops went and retired at Oklahoma. So things can change quickly for some of the coaches we have listed here. Below…

October 25, 2017
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