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 Mountain West Conference joined the Sun Belt and the MAC yesterday as they released their 2017 football schedule. Similar to C-USA, MWC has moved their rivalry games out of rivalry week.
- Football Study Hall has an interesting piece on if chewing the clock is the best option for ball control.
- If you’re interested in the 2017 NFL Combine here’s where you can get live updates.
- Here’s Day 2 of our expansion draft.
- Xavier Woods has always seen himself at the NFL Combine. Now he’s there as one of three La Tech players who will showcase their skills for the next level.
- Mason Fine had an up-and-down 2016 season as a true freshman.
- FAU already has two Kiffins on the staff. Why not one more. Lane Kiffin is hiring his dad Monte Kiffin to be apart of the coaching staff though the role is still unclear.. Monte Kiffin is known to be the “Tampa 2” architect when he was the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bucaneers.
- We did an in-depth look on what Ed Pinkham’s hire to UMass means for the Minutemen defense.
- North Carolina A&T is one of two HBCUs to have a player at the 2017 NFL Combine and there representative Tarik Cohen is the smallest running back there. Here’s a nice profile on Cohen, who’s goals expand far beyond playing on Sundays.