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USF vs Tulane Preview
Nicholas Simonelli - Oct 15, 2022

USF vs Tulane Preview As USF heads home following a close loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats, the focus point has now turned to Tulane. The Green Wave, who have shocked the country this year with their defensive play, will be one of USF’s toughest games of the season. Despite being unable to finish the job […]

Coaches On The Hot Seat
Mike Loveall - Sep 19, 2022

Scott Frost and Herm Edwards are out at their respective schools. Who are the rest of the coaches on the hot seat among the Power Five?

Nicholas Simonelli - Sep 11, 2022

USF Bounces Back Against Howard Even after a slow start to the game, USF manages to pull things together in the 2nd half to beat Howard 42-20. USF bounces back in this contest against a Howard squad that seemed to never want to go away. When it came down to business though USF was steadily […]

USF Faces Off Against Howard
Nicholas Simonelli - Sep 10, 2022

USF Faces Off Against Howard With a rough start to the season, USF is hoping for a major turnaround this coming week against Howard. Despite the loss to BYU, the Bulls are hoping to put the season opener in the rear-view mirror and get their first win in 2022. Proving Themselves Entering week two the […]

USF Drops Season Opener
Nicholas Simonelli - Sep 4, 2022

The home opener for the Bulls proved to be harder than they expected. USF falls 50-21 to BYU in a heavily one-sided game. USF Drops Season Opener USF’s Slow Start Even with a new quarterback under center and a new offensive coordinator on staff, USF struggled to get going on Saturday night against BYU at […]

USF 2022 Season Outlook
Nicholas Simonelli - Sep 2, 2022

USF 2022 Season Outlook As the season is upon us the Bulls will prepare for their first matchup of the year against the BYU Cougars. Throughout the off-season, USF added a lot of talent and depth to its roster which could just propel them to a winning season. The USF 2022 season outlook shows off […]

Nicholas Simonelli - Aug 14, 2022

Best Returning G5 Linebackers The G5 conferences over the past years have brought a lot of amazing athletes to each position. Even though everyone is entertained very much so by the power five teams, you can never count out some of the group of five teams who never fail to disappoint. The G5 best-returning linebackers are […]

Top Returning G5 Tight Ends
Nick Lemkau - Aug 5, 2022

Top Returning G5 Tight Ends The talent pool in the Group of Five sometimes gets overlooked for the big names of the Power Five conferences. However, teams in the five smaller conferences have been recruiting at a high level and landing some of the nation’s most talented transfers. Group of Five schools often present a […]

Nicholas Simonelli - Aug 5, 2022

USF’s Top Five Sleepers 2022 As the season continues to approach the Bulls are working harder and harder every day to be prepared for their week one matchup. Despite having some talented transfers come in along with returning stars USF will need other players to step up. USF’s top five sleepers in 2022 will be […]

G5 Wide Receivers
Michael Hanich - Aug 5, 2022

College Football has had a history of some of its greatest wide receivers coming from small programs. Wide receivers in the group of five programs have the opportunity to become high-volume playmakers and go on to create great careers in the NFL. Antonio Brown was a player whose breakout performances with Central Michigan before becoming […]

Top Returning Group Of Five Specialists
Kevin McGuffey - Aug 4, 2022

It’s hard to believe the calendar has turned to August. Of course, that means later this month we’ll have actual college football to watch. Here at Last Word On College Football we’ve been going through the Power Five conferences counting down the best players at each position. Now we’re focusing on the Group Of Five […]

Best Group Of Five Offensive Linemen
Andrew McCleary - Aug 3, 2022

The playoff will never let the Group of Five in, they said. Now, with the Cincinnati Bearcats breaking through in 2021, will the college football public acknowledge just how good the football talent is outside the Power Five? One area that many point to as being a stark difference between the G5 and P5 conferences […]

Best Returning G5 Defensive Backs
Wes Pruett - Aug 2, 2022

The ‘Group of Five’ and its teams have produced many talented players in the NFL in recent years. We have covered the Best Returning G5 Quarterbacks so now we move to the other side of the ball. Many of these players have come from the defensive side of the ball.  In any defense, you need […]

G5 quarterbacks
Phillip Jordan - Aug 1, 2022

Who are the best returning G5 returning quarterbacks? The group of five really took a big leap last season with Cincinnati making the College Football Playoff. The Bearcats and quarterback Desmond Ridder grabbed most of the headlines, but there many terrific teams in those conferences. More importantly, they had plenty of talented quarterbacks. Some will […]

Nicholas Simonelli - Jul 23, 2022

USF 2022 Conference Matchup Previews The USF Bulls will start their AAC stretch on October 1st when they square off against East Carolina University. The AAC has been a growing conference with many good competitors. Recently featured Cincinnati who had made the playoff in 2021. Considering the striking upbringing of the AAC, the USF conference […]

Quinton Flowers Joins USF Hall of Fame
Nicholas Simonelli - Jul 7, 2022

Quinton Flowers Joins USF Hall of Fame Last week, Quinton Flowers a former USF QB, was inducted into the USF athletics Hall of Fame. Flowers joins USF Hall of Fame with a highly touted group and is one of the selections for the 2022 class. Career at USF Flowers played for the Bulls from 2014-2017. […]

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Michael Hanich - Jul 7, 2022

We are one week into Spring camp for the Alabama Crimson Tide and they’re already having to deal with distractions. The early big news was news of the arrest of freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell. According to police reports, Mitchell, along with another individual, was cited for avoiding police driving at 141 MPH. When arrested, […]

Wake Forest’s Ellison

When you want to talk with Justice Ellison, you likely are going to be waiting a little bit. As part of the media team that assembles to talk to players and coaches after practices, if interviewing Ellison is in your plans, you know you will likely be the last reporter out. He has more work […]

Spring practice is underway in Iowa City, and the defensive backs group has a chance to be one of the best in the nation once again.
Nick Lemkau - Jul 7, 2022

Iowa’s defensive back group last season was responsible for 12 interceptions and 37 passes defended. The bulk of that production came from Riley Moss and Kaevon Merriweather, who are both off to the next level. They combined for four interceptions and 14 passes defended. Both defenders were named to the All-Conference team and will require […]

Michael Hanich - Jul 7, 2022

With just over a month until the start of the 2023 NFL Draft, every workout, team interview, and the pro day will be of great importance for NFL Draft prospects. The Alabama Crimson Tide has another set of high-caliber players that could be drafted high in the first round. Among the top prospects working out […]

Iowa Linebacker
Nick Lemkau - Jul 7, 2022

The Hawkeyes are set to begin spring practice on Wednesday with a revamped roster and expectations to contend for the Big Ten West. On defense, the linebacker room will be one of the areas that will require the most replacement. Consensus All-American and Butkus Award winner Jack Campbell is off to the next level, and […]

Greatest Big 12 Champion
Andrew McCleary - Jul 7, 2022

March is a time when college basketball players can etch their name in the greatness that will live on a CBS intro for all eternity. It also is in the Geneva convention that all things in the month of March must be decided via a single-elimination bracket. Big 12 football is embarking on its next […]

Longhorns building depth
Bill O'Connell - Jul 7, 2022

Spring practice is underway as the Texas Longhorns prepare for Head Coach Steve Sarkisian’s third year in charge. The Longhorns building depth is the focus for Sarkisian. Every year, we hear that Texas football is back. Is this that year? Longhorns Building Depth Texas looked impressive in the trenches after the first week of Spring […]

Nebraska football visit weekend
Samuel Rowland - Jul 7, 2022

A Star-Studded Recruiting Weekend For Nebraska Football Matt Rhule and his staff are bringing some of the most coveted prospects in the country into Lincoln next week into the Nebraska football program. What is their status as recruits, and what are some of the projections that they have received towards other schools? We analyze their […]