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Around the Dog Park: Breaking Down the Sun Belt Schedule

Appalachian State and Idaho appear to be clear winners in this year’s Sun Belt conference schedule.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Idaho v Colorado State Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

Around the Dog Park is our daily round up of G5 football news around the internet. Feel free to submit any news we may have missed in the comments section.

General G5 Football

  • The MAC released their schedule yesterday. You can find in-depth analysis from our buddies at the Hustle Belt. The biggest news item is the fact that the conference doesn’t have a single Saturday game in the months of November and December (bowl games aside).
  • Here’s an interesting look at scoring in college football. Have offenses gotten too explosive? Are games too long?
  • The Texas Tribune has released their annual examination of spending at Texas public school athletic departments.

Independent

American

  • Cincinatti nabbed their first commitment for the 2018 recruiting class.
  • USF stars Marlon Mack and Rodney Adams are set to take the NFL combine by storm.

Conference USA

  • Bill Connelly continues his C-USA preview series with Marshall. The Herd’s collapse in 2016 is one of the most baffling downturns in college football.
  • Bleacher Report ran an extensive profile of WKU WR Taywan Taylor. They’re expecting a huge performance from him at the combine.
  • FAU QB Daniel Parr suffered a foot injury and may miss spring practice. Not good news for a guy that’s trying to hold off an extremely talented transfer coming in to steal the starting job.
  • The youngest head coach in college football is now an assistant at Southern Miss. Great hire for the Golden Eagles. Scotty Walden should be a huge name in college football in a few years.
  • MTSU has completed their coaching staff after hiring a wide receivers coach.

Sun Belt