MAC Articles

Will Muschamp
Coordinator changes in college football can have an immediate impact on either side of the ball. Every year, it seems a handful of teams show significant improvement in the win column or on the stat sheet as a result of a coordinator change....
Steven Lassan
10 hours ago
Tim Beckman
College football coaches are always on the hot seat. The pressure to win now is greater than it was 15-20 years ago. With the 24-hour news cycle, social media and message boards, coaches, teams and players are always on the spotlight. The...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Joey Bosa
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With media days underway and players reporting to camps in August, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Trevone Boykin
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Ohio State 2014 national championship
College football’s new playoff format was a huge success. The four-team playoff generated huge ratings and provided what the fans wanted in a postseason: A chance to settle it on the field. As the second season of the playoff...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Gary Patterson
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Gus Malzahn
Preseason win totals and projections are an interesting part of any college football season. In addition to Athlon’s projected 128 for 2015, a few sportsbooks have released their projected over/under win totals for the upcoming year. On...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Kendall Fuller
Cornerback is one of the toughest positions to play in college football. Quarterbacks, spread attacks and skill players aren’t getting any easier to defend and the rules certainly favor the offensive side of the ball. While the success...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
Cooper Rush
The MAC had a fun bowl season last year, going 2-3 with every single game featuring 60 points or more. This year we may see more fireworks with some of the old stalwarts in Toledo, Northern Illinois and Ohio as well as some fresh blood in UMass and...
Matt Josephs
4 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette
Awards are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason accolades or awards after the year has finished, All-America, all-conference teams or even a list of the best freshmen, these are an entertaining and informative way...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
Jacques Patrick
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Derrick Henry
The 2015 college football season is still a ways off, but the preview and look ahead to the upcoming year never stops. On Friday, Golden Nugget sportsbook released odds on several key games for the upcoming year. According to BettingMoves...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Texas A&M legend and Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow, who passed away earlier this month, carved a niche in college football history with his outstanding play at both linebacker and running back. Crow played in the era from 1954 to...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Mason Rudolph
The overall unpredictability of a college football season is one of the main reasons to tune in each Saturday during the fall. While preseason predictions and rankings are often accurate and correctly project the amount of wins for specific teams,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Ezekiel Elliott
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Blake Countess
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. ...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Alex Collins
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Baylor’s non-conference scheduling has been criticized frequently over the last few years. But the Bears are doing their best to upgrade the schedule and are on talks to appear in Australia (Sydney or Melbourne) against a Pac-12 opponent...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Everett Golson
Finding a dependable and productive starting quarterback is a huge challenge for all 128 college football coaches each season. While recruiting and developing a player is the easiest and preferred route, sometimes that plan doesn’t work...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
David Gibbs
College football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach. Changing coordinators or a promotion of...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Matt Wells
Coaching in the college football ranks is no easy task. The pressure to win and produce at a high level is higher than ever before. And as a result of the pressure, programs can’t wait for five seasons to give a coach time to produce a...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Blake Frohnapfel
The MAC should have plenty of offensive fireworks in 2015. There’s no shortage of talent at quarterback in this league, beginning with UMass’ Blake Frohnapfel, as the senior headlines Athlon’s 2015 All-MAC team. However, Bowling...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Nick Saban
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Kareem Hunt
The MAC is known for its high-scoring offenses and midweek games, but more attention should be paid to the depth of this league for 2015. Northern Illinois has dominated the MAC in recent years, claiming five consecutive appearances in the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Terrel Hunt
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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