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C-USA state of the program: Southern Miss

I cannot be the only person who thought that Todd Monken looked about 5 years older at the end of the 2013 season than at the beginning. That said, a season of relentless losing ended with a win, a sign of an upward trajectory. Almost as importantly, it stopped southern miss from being the answer…

Why an early signing Period would be good for UNT

So it seems the NCAA is seriously thinking about an early signing period in college football. I am all for it because I think it benefits UNT. here is why: a) if a major program finds out they were wrong on the projection of a player during his senior season, they might already be locked…

C-USA state of the program: FIU

So this is the start of a series of state of the programs. Some kind of previews if you will, just that it is as of now super early for that. I intend to do this at irregular instances with all C-USA programs. If I find the time I will also add all of UNTs…

C-USA Schedules and the Division Race: Part 2

So after I looked at how the leagues schedules affected the race in East, now for the part I care more about: How the West will be won. How I think the fans of the six schools should feel about what their league schedule looks like: Very Happy: La Tech Happy: UNT Calm: Rice, UTSA,…

Conference USA. Where to go from here.

In an earlier post about 2/3rds into the season I had looked at how C-USAs new members (UNT, UTSA, La Tech, FIU, FAU, MTSU), those that will remain (UAB, S Miss, UTEP, Marshall, Rice) and the “quitters” (Tulsa, Tulane, ECU) fared compared to the other groups. For completeness, I have updated those numbers. Newbies overall:…

C-USA week 14 games and what they mean

Friday ECU (9-2; 6-1) vs Marshall (8-3; 6-1). 1 pm, CBS sports Network This one is easy. It is for all the marbles in the east. The winner takes the division and will host the championship game as a favorite. If ECU looses it will probably not feel as if they are leaving the conference…

C-USA and the shift of power, or: Newbies vs Quitters

So now that a good part of the season is over (and UNT has a bye), it might be a good moment to look at what goes on in conference USA.: With all the realignment shifts people had been talking about how the new C-USA is essentially just a new version of the Sun Belt,…