The Florida International Golden Panthers made a very surprising decision on Wednesday, making the announcement that head coach Mario Cristobal had been relieved of his duties.
Cristobal, who played at the University of Miami in the 1980’s and took over as Golden Panthers head coach after the 2006 season following a three year run as an assistant at his alma mater, posted a 27-47 record in his six years with Florida International, including a 3-9 mark this season. (more…)
The college football coaches’ silly season is in full throttle now, which has become increasingly apparent by the headlines of the last forty-eight hours. In that time, four FBS schools have had their head coaches bolt for other positions: Arkansas State, Kent State, Temple, and Wisconsin.
This Saturday, October 27th is the day that the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party kicks off again between the #2 Florida Gators and the #10 Georgia Bulldogs, pitting two fierce rivals against each other yet again.
Rivalries in college football are like popcorn at the movies: it’s a huge part of what makes the whole experience so enjoyable. However, I think the scope of a “rivalry game” isn’t quite narrow enough, so I feel the need to set the record straight.
Welcome back to another edition of the Fetch Football Forum, and as one of my colleagues likes to say, it’s been too long since I last left you. In the time that has passed since the last Forum update, we’ve seen a multitude of big wins, thrilling endings, and embarrassing losses in the college football world, which has led to some fan bases being thrilled with their team’s head coach and others not so much.
Today we look at some of the SEC head coaches that may want to have some boxes handy in their office to pack up their belongings once the inevitable occurs.
It’s time again for another edition of the Fetch Football Forum. In this week’s edition we’ll take a look at the Dawgs’ domination, the Volunteers’ scare with the Zips, and the running joke that has become the Arkansas Razorbacks. (more…)
One of the best SEC West matchups of the last decade is set to be played on Saturday, as the Auburn Tigers travel to Baton Rouge to take on the #2 LSU Tigers.
While this game has had a history of being played between two of the best teams in all of the FBS, this year’s matchup is a little bit different, as the traveling Tigers are sitting at 1-2 and will be fresh off a 31-28 victory over the UL-Monroe Warhawks. Meanwhile, the home Tigers are sitting pretty at 3-0 and are poised to make another championship run.
Week three of the college football season saw several moments in SEC play, including the Tide rolling over the Razorbacks, the Gators taking over in the fourth quarter for the second straight week, and the Wildcats wondering if they should even bother still fielding a football squad. (more…)
Another Saturday of football has come and gone, which means it’s time yet again to look at which Southeastern Conference teams skied high and which ones just plain fell flat. (more…)
Week 1 of the college football season saw the SEC prevail in the majority of its games, as the conference’s members combined for a 10-3 record in the opening week (It’s important to note that one of those teams that lost—Vanderbilt—faced off with South Carolina). Here’s a recap of each team’s game starting with the school that had the best outing and ending with the team that had a day to forget. (more…)
SEC Media Days kicked off yesterday in Hoover, Alabama, allowing media members from across the country to ask questions concerning the upcoming season to the conference’s top head coaches and players.
Although the focus is truly on those who actually play a role on the field and on the sidelines on Saturdays in the fall, a bit of the limelight goes to the sportswriters covering the event, who are always polled in order to predict the conference’s champion. The predictions have been generally off, however, as the media has posted an abysmal 4-16 record in doing so (last correct prediction was Florida in 2008).
With the press being off so much in general in regards to SEC play, I took it upon myself to make up for their miscues and release my own predictions on how the Southeastern Conference will play out this season.
Today is Sunday, June 17th, which is significant for two reasons: it is Father’s Day, the one day out of the year that we take time to thank our dads for walking us through the other 364 days with very little disruption, and it is exactly 74 days until the 2012 college football season kicks off. With the days quickly winding down, it’s important that the avid fan out there knows what to look out for once the first sets of games get under way in what promises to be another year full of wild upsets, dramatic comebacks, and hilarious head coaching meltdowns. (more…)
Hello, and welcome to “J-Hill’s Two Minute Drill”. In case you aren’t familiar with The Drill, it is where I take a look at five of the biggest stories in the sports world and give my take on each situation. Today is Super Bowl Sunday, so while fans everywhere get the pizza and wings ready, let’s dive into the headlines around the world of sports: (more…)