NCAA Football News
Did you know that West Virginia is located a convenient 860 miles away from its nearest Big 12 opponent?
It’s a 12-hour drive that ends with the opportunity to watch the Mountaineers square off with Iowa State.
Running alongside the growing list of geographic blunders, other FBS programs aren’t in the appropriate league from a competitive standpoint. And then there are those schools that are situated in a conference that doesn’t provide the heated rivalries necessary to keep the flame of passion burning.
The 10 moves offered here will try to fix a variety of questionable conference affiliations. What it won’t attempt to do is reverse the most recent wave of realignment—returning Maryland to the ACC or Texas A&M to the Big 12.
The net effect to the Power Five leagues is the SEC stays even and the Big 12 picks up the two schools it needs to host a championship game. The ACC loses two members to return to 12, while the Big Ten and Pac-12 both gain two new schools.
Nebraska football fans are a slightly different breed than most other college football fans. While other fanbases will lionize the highlight-reel escapades of their superstars, Nebraska fans celebrate offensive linemen and the tough guys who do the dirty work, day in and day out, to help their team succeed.
In that vein, let’s take a look at the guys new head coach Mike Riley has inherited who are the most consistent performers on the roster.