Coaching Carousel: Maryland fires Edsall, North Texas dumps Dan McCarney

Randy Edsall
October 12, 2015

We are just now hitting the middle of October and two coaches in the Big Ten have lost their jobs this season. Illinois head coach Tim Beckman lost his job before the first kickoff of the season as the school was investigating allegations of how Beckman handled his players. On Sunday, Maryland cut ties with Randy Edsall as the program heads into a bye week. The news of Edsall’s firing…


FanCred College Football Mailbag: Nick Chubb a Heisman contender or sophomore slump?

Nick Chubb
September 8, 2015

Each and every Friday I will answer questions you may have about college football or anything else you happen to throw my way. On the first Friday of every month during college football season I will take questions exclusively from FanCred, so make sure you are signed up for an account and following me so I can get your questions. Because I am terrible with keeping to my own outlined…


2015 Preview: Picking Conference USA

July 4, 2015

Keeping in the patriotic spirit of July 4th, and to follow up this morning’s American Athletic Conference predictions, why not serve up a helping of Conference USA predictions for the new season? A year after Marshall fell just shy of potentially cashing in on a big bowl payout, Conference USA looks elsewhere this season to see if a contender can rise to the occasion. It will not, but there are…


Derugulation of conference titles would make Group of 5 chase for New Years Six better too

Dec 6, 2014; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos cornerback Bryan Douglas (1) running back Jay Ajayi (27) and linebacker Tanner Vallejo (20) celebrate Boise State's victory over Fresno State in the Mountain West Conference championship game at Albertsons Stadium. Boise State defeats Fresno State 28-14. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
June 28, 2015

If everything goes according to plan, the deregulation of conference championships could provide some nice benefits to the ACC and the Big 12. It could also really amp up the Group of Five conversation as well. Under the structure of the College Football Playoff, there is a reserved seat at the adult table in the New Years Six for the highest-ranked champion from the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, MAC,…


Picking the NIT using football logic

March 16, 2015

Earlier I went through the entire NCAA men’s basketball tournament and picked each game based off which school I felt would win in football. People seemed to like it, and I even had one suggestion to do the same for the NIT. So I did the same with the NIT. The NIT is set up differently than the NCAA Tournament with no geographically designated regions. Instead, we have a 32-team…


Wife Knows Best: Week 15 College Football Picks

December 5, 2014

It is conference championship week in college football. Champions in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West Conference, Pac-12 and SEC will all be crowned starting tonight with the Pac-12 and MAC conference championship games. Things got started in wild fashion with UCF earning a split of the American Athletic Conference title Thursday night, hopefully setting the stage for one final weekend of craziness before heading…


Who made my FWAA All-American ballot in 2014

November 25, 2014

The final weeks of the college football regular season are upon us, so that means awards season is about to hit full stride very soon. With that comes a number of ballots and nominations I am asked to submit. This year I have votes and/or nominations for the Football Writers Association All-American Team, the Lombardi Award, Ray Guy Award, Lou Groza Award, Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy. I also get…


How your team will or will not win its conference or division

November 20, 2014

College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format. The Big 12 may lack a conference championship, but it sure does still provide plenty of drama in the final weeks of…


Don’t look now, but Boise State is now biggest threat to Marshall

November 14, 2014

In the new age of baseball it has become silly to judge a starting pitcher based heavily on wins and losses. The College Football Playoff selection committee has already shown they look deeper beyond wins and losses in how they operate as well. This could be good for Boise State. Going undefeated may not be enough for Marshall to be guaranteed a chance to play in one of the New…


Video Mailbag: Marshall and BYU’s postseason possibilities and Jameis Winston’s Heisman situation

Mailbag Wisconsin
September 26, 2014

It has been far too long since the last mailbag post, and with four weeks already gone by in the college football season I will accept the penalty for a delay of game. But I’m here now and ready to get started. Submit your questions for next week’s future mailbag via email, Ask.FM, Twitter or Facebook. Let’s move on and check this week’s inbox. First, some Twitter questions… @KevinOnCFB Utah…