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Bryan M. Vance

Editor-In-Chief/MACtion expert

I'm the supreme leader 'round these parts. (That's editor-in-chief if you want to get technical.) I also serve as a senior editor over at Underdog Dynasty, the general Group of 5 college football blog, and as the SB Nation Group of 5 conference manager.

A two-time graduate of THE Ohio University, I once drank beers with a guy names Thunder. I'm also actively seeking full-time employment, or a role as a walker on "The Walking Dead". I'm not picky.

Yes, I'd love to talk #MACtion on your show, email me.

Follow me on Twitter, @BryanMVance. I'd be happy to tell you why the Ohio Bobcats are better than (insert school here).

MOST RECENT POSTS

Can Chris Creighton's Energy Turn EMU Around?

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We brought on Jeremy Rosenberg from Eagle Totem to preview EMU's 2014 season.

WMU's David Brown Is Back!

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Sorry MAC basketball fans, David Brown is BAAAAAAACK!

We're Talkin Boat Rowing. We Love That Boat Rowing

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Will WMU's boat sink or sail in 2014?

Northern Illinois To Wear "Corn Fest" Uniforms In Week 1

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The Northern Illinois Huskies will sports some special one-of-a-kind uniforms in their season-opener against Presbyterian. According to WREX in Rockford, Illinois, the Huskies are going to don special "Corn Fest" uniforms in honor of the local agricultural ties. The uniforms feature a corn-cob inspired design on the shoulders, and a special patch located on the left side of the chest commemorating the 2014 Corn Fest. After the Aug. 28 game the uniforms will be retired and sold at auction to benefit local organizations.

Majority of Power Five Coaches Want Power Five-Only Schedules

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The Worldwide Leader polled the Power Five conference head football coaches on whether or not they'd like to see their teams only play other P5 teams in non-conference play, and unsurprisingly the majority said yes.

But in the ACC and B1G—serial poachers of the MAC's coaches—things were a little more balanced. Noticeably against this notion? Urban Meyer, Tim Beckman, Dave Dorean, Dave Clawson and Brian Kelley (FIRE UP CHIPS!).

The push for autonomy is real, and I won't be shocked at all if in a few seasons this actually becomes true. That's why I say the MAC and other G5 teams should pull their heads out of the sand and breakaway before they're left in the dust.

Buffalo's Turf Installation Is Going Swell

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EMU isn't the only team getting new turf. Buffalo's field was messed up over the winter and the Bulls are re-doing it with a New York state of mind. UB's Jon Fuller gives us a glimpse at how the early stages of the process are going.

'Call the Falcons Baylor Jr.'

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...Babers doesn't hide the fact that he copies everything Art Briles does. Call the Falcons Baylor Jr. and watch them fly.

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports.

Former Ohio QB Phil Bates Rising Up In Seattle's WR Ranks

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It's been awhile since Phil Bates name has been heard 'round these parts. (OK, except for when he and Richard Sherman tussled last fall. But it appears that could change quickly.)

In a nice profile on Bates in The Seattle Times, it seems after two seasons on the 'Hawks practice squad, Bates may be ready to make the next move. There's some nice quotes about how he's transformed himself into an NFL-caliber receiver in here.

(h/t @Beau1u)

Toledo Will Face Oregon/Host Bucknell This Fall

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Toledo's assembling quite the nonconference schedule. Duke, VCU and now Oregon and Bucknell. These recent two may not carry the same name-power that Duke and VCU do, but Oregon is a rising program out west, and Bucknell is a solid mid-major program coming off a down year after three consecutive 25+ win seasons. The Rockets host the Bison.

Joe Licata: Face of the UB Franchise

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Joe Licata was just a redshirt sophomore this past fall, but he was arguably one of the top quarterbacks in mid-major college football. After taking over the starting job down the stretch of 2012,...

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