ANNAPOLIS, MD - NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Matt Davis #4 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs looks on after a failed fourth down conversion in the third quarter against the Navy Midshipmen during the first half at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland. The Navy Midshipmen won, 55-14. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

SMU to Big 12: ‘Not so fast, my friend’

SMU announced plans yesterday to build an indoor-outdoor facility for its football program with the hopes of bringing prestige back to the program and cement — at least in the eyes of outsiders — the University’s commitment to excellence.

GREENVILLE, NC - OCTOBER 04:  Travon Simmons #3 of the East Carolina Pirates intercepts a pass intended for Der'rikk Thompson #7 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs during their game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Greenville, North Carolina. East Carolina won 45-24. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Forecasting ECU’s Week 1 starting lineup

With each passing week, we inch closer and closer to week one of the 2016 college football season. That means it’s time to forecast the ECU Pirates starting lineup for the matchup against Western Carolina on September 3. We’ve covered the strengths and weaknesses of both the offense and defense, not to mention which players […]

DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 06:  Jahad Thomas #5 of the Temple Owls runs the ball against Jordan Wyatt #15 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs in the second half at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on November 6, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Strengths and Weaknesses: Temple offense

Following a 2015 season that saw Temple win 10 games on the strength of an efficient offense and tenacious defense culminate in a spot in the inaugural AAC Championship Game, Owls fans are clamoring for the season to get rolling again.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 27:  Andrew Hicks #80 of the Tulane Green Wave catches a pass for a touchdown during the second half of a game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Yulman Stadium on November 27, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Expectations Game 2016: Tulane Green Wave

In the past few weeks at AACFever.com we’ve been playing the “Expectations Game” for each team in the AAC. We’ve gone through teams with high hopes, teams coming off of a great past season and teams that fell into hard times last year but have a reason for optimism this year.

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SMU Mustangs in the pros: All-time greatest

No. 1 Eric Dickerson – Running Back Hall of Famer 5 All Pro Selections 6 Time Pro Bowler https://youtu.be/7OuCjE8lSOU With over 13,000 yards rushing and 90 touchdowns in his 11 years of professional football, Eric Dickerson—who retired over 20 years ago—still ranks seventh all-time in the NFL record books in rushing yardage. Dickerson was a […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Tanner Lee #12 of the Tulane Green Wave hands off the ball against the Duke Blue Devils at Yulman Stadium on September 3, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Tulane seniors named to 2016 Outland Trophy watchlist

A year ago Stanford’s Joshua Garnett claimed the 70th Annual Outland Trophy for his efforts on the Cardinal offensive line. The award, historically, has been given to the toughest of the tough in the trenches on both sides of the ball. So why are we talking about Stanford?

30 December 2015:    Memphis Helmet at the Birmingham Bowl between the Auburn Tigers and the Memphis Tigers.   Auburn defeated Memphis by the score of 31-10 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.  (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire)

Former Memphis standout QB moves to SEC

There was a time when nobody wanted to have a game plan for Hattiesburg High quarterback Martin Hankins. They definitely didn’t want to be responsible for making sure he had an off day when he arrived to Southeastern Louisiana University.

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 11:  Mike White #14 of the South Florida Bulls gets sacked by Fred Presley #99 of the East Carolina Pirates in the first half of the game at Raymond James Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Strengths and Weaknesses: ECU Defense

Since we’ve examined the strengths and weaknesses of the ECU offense, the next logical step would be to do the same for the defense. There’s plenty of storylines heading into 2016 for the new look Pirate defense. It will be a year of transition for a group that struggled last season to replace its leading […]

DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 24: A statue of Doak Walker at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 24, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ranking the top 5 scandal-free seasons in SMU history

Let’s go ahead and admit that championships are the defining characteristic in a successful season.  Since SMU has only three national championships (1935, 1981, 1982) on their resume, it makes creating a top five season’s list that much easier. However, SMU isn’t your average school when it comes to program history.

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