6th Men don't get enough praise, much less the 6th men in the MAC. Here's a little recognition for the players who are only missing the numbers in the Games Started column.
Category: Western Michigan
How Close Has Western Michigan Been to the MAC Championship Game?
The Broncos have been painfully close to getting another appearance in the MAC Championship game almost every year since Tim Lester took over. The only time that’s a bad thing is when the previous coach out recruited the conference by a mile, left the roster stacked, and went undefeated before a New Year's Six bowl … Continue reading How Close Has Western Michigan Been to the MAC Championship Game?
MAC Recruiting Battles: 2021 Class
I don't know about you, but I spend a lot of time looking at recruiting rankings. More time than I should. I still get pulled in by them. It's fun to pull anecdotal observations from them. Who decided to spend time in Florida? Who dipped into the JUCO pool? All recruits will need to be … Continue reading MAC Recruiting Battles: 2021 Class
The MAC Should Zig While Everyone Else Zags
According to the Detroit News and many other outlets, the MAC presidents are discussing playing football this fall. The Big Ten released their schedule and the PAC 12 is discussing returning to the field this fall. I would expect the PAC 12 to try to not be the only power 5 conference not playing this … Continue reading The MAC Should Zig While Everyone Else Zags
Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 3: Coffin Corners and Bad Field Goals
After cataloging 1200 4th down plays. There are a lot of punts and field goals in that set. In total there are 890 of them. It would be a shame to not look at the largest chunk of data that I gathered. In 682 punts last season there has to be valuable information in there. … Continue reading Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 3: Coffin Corners and Bad Field Goals
Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 2: Deep Dive
I certainly didn't mean to take a month between part one and part two of this series, but when George Floyd was killed and it impacted life and society the way it did, it's important to make sure we stay focused on the right things. Especially in the first, and hopefully only, summer of COVID-19 … Continue reading Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 2: Deep Dive
Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 1: Be Aggressive
Before the 2019-2020 college football season started, I watched a video made by Jon Bois of SB Nation about finding the saddest punt in the world. It's an incredible video for more reasons than I can tell you in this post, but the part that stuck to my nerdy brain was when he talked about … Continue reading Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 1: Be Aggressive
Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five
With all this possible playoff expansion talk, it got me thinking; what would be the worst-case scenario for the Group of Five? Well, it would be where an expanded playoff doesn't include an auto-bid for at least one G5 team. What does that mean for the G5, you might ask? It's time to go our … Continue reading Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five
What if the College Football Playoff Had 24 Teams in 2016
We already talked about how the current College Football Playoff and its four-team bracket was a pseudo-expansion of the previous BCS system, and it didn't solve a whole lot of problems since that expansion still left well over two-thirds of college football teams starting their season with a zero-percent chance of reaching said playoff bracket. … Continue reading What if the College Football Playoff Had 24 Teams in 2016
Synchronized Skating Nationals: One Great Skate Will Win Collegiate
Providence, Rhode Island hosts the U.S. Synchronized Skating National Championships this weekend. There are many teams across multiple divisions competing for national titles, but this article is focusing on the Collegiate Free Skate. If you are unfamiliar with synchronized skating, I wrote an article last year that tried to scratch the surface of the complexity … Continue reading Synchronized Skating Nationals: One Great Skate Will Win Collegiate