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Returning To Miami (Ohio): Top Three Defensive Players

Returning To Miami (Ohio): Top Three Defensive Players

by Thomas Delves

The defense for Miami (Ohio) was not good last season by any means. A midseason coaching change, poor recruiting and averaging 33 minutes on the field led to some woeful numbers in the national rankings for the Redhawks... Read more

MAC: 10 Intriguing Non-Conference Games In 2014

MAC: 10 Intriguing Non-Conference Games In 2014

by Jonathan Knight

For a conference looking to increase its visibility and strengthen its reputation, TV appearances and tent-pole non-conference games are two of the primary building blocks... Read more

Who Takes The Reins At QB For NIU?
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Who Takes The Reins At QB For NIU?

by Thomas Delves

Northern Illinois has a large void to fill with the graduation of Jordan Lynch. Below are the candidates that will try to call signals like Lynch did so well for the Huskies. Drew Hare The 6-foot-1, 200-pound signal caller from O'Fallon, Mo... Watch

Road To Detroit: Easiest Path In The MAC West?

Road To Detroit: Easiest Path In The MAC West?

by Thomas Delves

Last week we looked at which MAC East team has the easiest road to the conference championship game. This week, we are checking out who has a paved road to Detroit in the West... Read more

Buffalo Bulls Ready To Replace Senior Departures

Buffalo Bulls Ready To Replace Senior Departures

by Lana Sache

The Buffalo Bulls may have been a close second in the East Division of the Mid-American Conference in 2013, but with impact players leaving on both sides of the ball this offseason, the MAC championship seems a remote possibility for Buffalo in 2014... Read more

Road To Detroit: Easiest Path In The MAC East?

Road To Detroit: Easiest Path In The MAC East?

by Thomas Delves

The MAC Football Championship game is held every year at Ford Field in Detroit where Bowling Green took home the title last season after overpowering Northern Illinois... Read more

MAC Coaches: Who Deserves A Statue?
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MAC Coaches: Who Deserves A Statue?

by Thomas Delves

The MAC has been a starting place for countless coaches. John Harbaugh, a 1984 graduate of Miami University, is being inducted into the Cradle of Coaches this April... Watch

Will Akron "Zip" By With 13 Recruits?

Will Akron "Zip" By With 13 Recruits?

by Lana Sache

For a team that lost most of its defensive line and several key starters from last season, a sparse 13-player recruiting class is not something that Akron had planned on this offseason... Read more

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Joe Coughlin

Joe Coughlin

FBS Columnist


We're All Idiots, But I Have Proof: '13 Offensive Stars

This piece shouldn’t even be written. It’s embarrassing. I’ll unwrap the surprise for you: Five of the Top 20 offensive FBS players in 2013, I didn’t rank in my preseason Top 100 — including the top two... Read more

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

FBS Senior Editor


Degenerate's Bowl Paradise: Bet Like Mad

There are 35 bowl games this season. We're headed for 39 this year. As Joe Coughlin explained in his column this week, nearly two-thirds of FBS teams will enjoy the postseason next year... Read more

Joe Jenkins

Joe Jenkins

FBS Deputy Editor


Points Over Pints: Karma Comes Around

This Week's Beer Karma Factor. I've always considered myself a "spiritual, but not religious" kind of guy. I take the best ideas from all the religions and make an amalgamation that works out for me ... ... But man, do I believe in karma... Read more

Steve Barnes

Steve Barnes

FBS Columnist


What To Watch: Oxford An Important Football City

I keep up regularly with one friend from my college days at Ole Miss. Caron and I were both Florida kids in a small town called Oxford in north Mississippi. We had common ground. I dated her best friend... Read more

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March Madness Bracket Substituting 2013 Football Teams

March Madness Bracket Substituting 2013 Football Teams

by Christopher Wuensch

Admit it. Your brackets went belly-up. Come on … Mercer? Really? Mercer? If hindsight (20-20) were a college basketball squad, it’d be .500 and, at best, a bubble team. Even when we know the results, the bigger picture can still lack focus... Read more

Kickoff Countdown: Food And Football

Kickoff Countdown: Food And Football

by Steve Barnes

Kickoff Countdown: One Day Editor's Note: This is the seventh in a seven-day series designed to sustain college football fans until North Carolina and South Carolina kick off the season Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. ET... Read more

Kickoff Countdown: 2013 Bold Predictons

Kickoff Countdown: 2013 Bold Predictons

by Christopher Smith

Kickoff Countdown: Three Days Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a seven-day series designed to sustain college football fans until North Carolina and South Carolina kick off the season Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. ET... Read more

Ranking FBS Starting QBs: 1 to 125

Ranking FBS Starting QBs: 1 to 125

by Joe Jenkins

Kickoff Countdown: Four Days Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a seven-day series designed to sustain college football fans until North Carolina and South Carolina kick off the season Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. ET... Read more