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Around The Dog Park: Western Kentucky Parts Ways With Mike Sanford

It’s conference championship week...Some folks in the G5 world that need some positive vibes right now...Mason Fine is staying at UNT.

NCAA Football: Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

General G5 and FCS

  • How to rank G5 teams in the AP poll
  • Somebody please offer a scholarship to this 350-pound quarterback from Calumet, Indiana.
  • A D3 football player saved lives by preventing a train accident in New York.
  • FCS Playoffs: Montana State tops Incarnate Word in opener; Nicholls State to face Eastern Washington


  • Plenty of questions arose for Houston after losing three of their last four games this season.
  • The family of UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton released this statement following his gruesome knee injury.
  • Memphis gets another shot at UCF in this weekend’s title game
  • So... Could USF Football Fire Charlie Strong If They Wanted To?

Conference USA

  • Mike Sanford has been officially fired as Western Kentucky’s head coach and Tennessee OC Tyson Helton is already emerging as a candidate to replace him.
  • FAU has fired wide receivers coach Gary Harrell.
  • Kingston Davis is officially no longer with the UAB football program and some not-so-flattering videos of him surfaced over the weekend...including one of him with what appears to be a handgun in his hand.
  • Mason Fine has no plans to leave North Texas while he still has eligibility left.

Sun Belt

  • Wendy Anderson, wife of Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson, is struggling in her battle with cancer at the moment.
  • An App State player performed an incredible gesture for his teammate.
  • Kendall Briles has emerged as a head coach candidate for Texas State.