MAC Articles

Davis Webb
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Pete Lembo
Every year, there’s a new crop of rising stars in college football’s coaching ranks ready to make an appearance on the national stage. Alabama's Nick Saban, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Florida...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Nick Saban
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Akron Zips gold helmets
New helmets and jerseys are a big part of every college football season, and Akron appears to have unveiled a new gold (and rather shiny) helmet for 2014. The Zips have made considerable progress in Terry Bowden’s first two years and improved...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Laquon Treadwell
Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Mike London
The start of spring practice for all 128 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2013.For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Texas Longhorns football
Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.So what exactly determines the best job in a conference or in college football? Each person’s criteria will be...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Karlos Williams
With spring practice already underway for some college football teams, the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the season opener, but it’s never too early to start...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Marquise Williams
With spring practice already underway for some college football teams, the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the season opener, but it’s never too early to start...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Greg Robinson
College football’s BCS era ended with Florida State’s victory over Auburn on Jan. 6 in the national championship. With the playoff era set to start next season, lets look back at the BCS era and some of the coaching tenures that were a...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Jameis Winston
College football’s Heisman Trophy won’t be awarded until next December, but it’s never too early to think about the frontrunners for next season.Bovada has released its early odds for 2014, and there’s a familiar face at the...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
James Franklin
After a whopping 31 changes last year, college football’s head coach carousel was relatively quiet this offseason.The 2013-14 cycle featured just 20 teams making a switch at head coach. But the offseason wasn’t short on drama, as two of...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The deadline for college football players to enter the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and the official tally stands at 98 underclassmen declaring early for the next level.The list of early entrants also includes four players that have already graduated...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Jeremy Pruitt
An underrated part of coaching is hiring the right coordinators. College football head coaches can be strong X’s and O’s leaders, but coordinators are a huge piece of the puzzle and are often the fall guy when things go wrong. And if a...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Gary Patterson
College football’s head coaching carousel hasn’t been as busy as some may have anticipated in November, but there has been plenty of movement in the coaching ranks.Whether it’s a change in head coaches or a coach wanting to shake...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Kliff Kingsbury
With college football’s 2013 season completed, it’s time to take a look back at the season that was amd review the performance of all 125 teams before 2014 kicks off. College football’s coach carousel was quite active last...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
From the files of strange timing: UMass has decided to fire coach Charley Molnar. In his two years as the coach of the Minutemen, Molnar went 2-22 and both victories came against MAC teams.The timing of this decision is odd, especially since UMass...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Jordan Lynch
Northern Illinois’ quest for a second straight trip to a BCS bowl was derailed by Bowling Green in the MAC Championship Game. The 47–27 loss cost the Huskies a spot in the Fiesta Bowl and a shot at the school’s first undefeated...
Mitch Light
11 months ago
Aaron Donald
A visit to Motown is just fine for Bowling Green and Pittsburgh.No, Detroit isn’t everyone’s ideal day-after-Christmas destination, but the two teams playing in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl have reason to be pleased with their bowl...
David Fox
11 months ago
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl didn’t go according to plan for Buffalo. The Bulls were easily defeated by San Diego State, and an onside kick in the fourth quarter was an epic fail.Punter Tyler Grassman attempted an onside kick, but instead of...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
Bowling Green is coming off a MAC Championship, but coach Dave Clawson left for Wake Forest after the victory over Northern Illinois. The Falcons have picked Clawson’s replacement, choosing Eastern Illinois’ coach Dino Babers to take...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
AJ McCarron
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 21 and extends until Jan. 6 with the BCS National Championship in Pasadena between Auburn and Florida State.With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
College football’s regular season is officially in the books. After Saturday’s Army-Navy game, only 35 bowl matchups stand in the way of a long offseason.With the completion of the regular season, it’s time to take a look at some...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Alex Collins
Making an impact as a college football true freshman isn’t an easy task. Although recruiting rankings and ratings matter to some degree, it’s all an inexact science. Until a player gets to campus and learns the schemes and spends time...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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