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Michael Vestey

The Miami RedHawks defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas, 28-17, in Miami's first MAC contest of the season.

Mike’s MAC Week in Review - Week One

Week One of MAC football and Week Five of the college football season is in the books, and there was some real entertainment to be found in the seven games played on Saturday afternoon.  

Senior defensive lineman Dominique Robinson celebrates a big play in Miami's 49-14 loss at Cincinnati.

The Victory Bell is dead – and the Big East killed it

 The Victory Bell is the oldest current non-conference rivalry in the country, having first been played in 1888, and is scheduled to run through 2029. If Cincinnati keeps up its current win streak until then, it might be time to retire this game as a yearly event.  

With a Group of Five playoffs, teams like Miami and Cincinnati would have a shot at postseason glory.

It’s time for a ‘Group of Five’ playoff

It ’s time we accepted that schools outside out of the Power Five (P5) conferences don’t have a chance at winning a national championship, and – with the ever-increasing trend of high-profile players opting out of bowl games in favor of preparing for the NFL – it’s time we made the postseason serious for Group of Five (G5) schools. 

Super Bowl #MACtion through the years

 With six rostered players on the two squads playing in this year’s Super Bowl, the Mid-American Conference (MAC) returns the same number of players as in last year’s game. I looked at the recent history of MAC alumni playing in the biggest game in American sports.   The only MAC schools to have any connection to Super Bowl-appearing head coaches, whether alumni or coaching experience, are Miami (alma mater of Sean McVay and former home of Sean Payton as an offensive coordinator) and Western Michigan – and Western Michigan’s only claim is briefly having John Harbaugh, a Miami grad, as a running back and outside linebackers coach.