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Around the Dog Park: G5 programs prep for kickoff

Hugh Freeze survives a health scare.. Quarterbacks get their shine on in the media.. UConn starts building out their future schedule..

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General G5

  • UConn begins to build out their independent schedule as they’ve announced to a two game home-and-home with Boston College.
  • I know we all clown on Hugh Freeze a lot, but it’s a huge relief to hear that Hugh is recovering from a near-death scare following a recent health complication.


  • Mike Houston has suspended two defensive players after they were allegedly spotting attempting to break into vehicles.
  • UCF running back Greg McCrae opens up on an off-topic interview with Black and Gold Banneret.
  • Bleacher Report has dubbed D’Eriq King the Next Kyler Murray as the former wide receiver prepares to lead Houston back to an AAC title.
  • Tulsa QB Zach Smith is trying to graduate from just being known as “the transfer from Baylor”.
  • Texas transfer Shane Buechele has won the starting job at SMU and is choosing to focus on the positives of his career as it enters its twilight.


  • Mason Fine gets the ESPN treatment as the WWL ran a lengthy profile on the UNT star quarterback.
  • Conference USA has announced their 25 most memorable games in conjunction with the league’s 25th anniversary of play.
  • Lane Kiffin’s perspective on building the FAU program for the long haul is indicative of his maturation as a head coach.
  • Southern Miss leading receiver Quez Watkins will be sitting out the first two games of the season, perhaps due to his academic struggles over the offseason.

Sun Belt

  • Arkansas State’s new facilities are absolutely on par with what you’ll find at most G5 schools.
  • Jake Spavital’s first game at Texas State will be even more special for him as he’ll be returning to Kyle Field after breaking on the national scene as a play caller for Texas A&M.
  • Cephus Johnson has been named South Alabama’s starting quarterback. The young man is a load at 6’5”, 220 pounds.
  • Georgia Southern is preparing to start their season against a formidable opponent. Here’s how the Eagles are preparing to upset LSU.