2019 College Football America Yearbook excerpt: FCS preview

The 2019 College Football America Yearbook is out now at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com and provides a preview for more than 900 college football teams and more than 90 college football conferences.

For the next several days we’re providing excerpts from our overall division preview for FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA, junior college and U Sports (Canada).

Today you’ll find an excerpt from our FCS preview below, written by Matthew Postins:

After (Chris) Klieman took the K-State job, the Bison promoted their defensive coordinator, Matt Entz, to head coach. The long-time assistant — who took over the DC role after Klieman was promoted to head coach — inherits the crown jewel of FCS football. No program has more national titles (7) in FCS history. No program has more expectations attached to it than the Bison.

The North Dakota State Bison are the No. 1 team in the 2019 College Football America Yearbook FCS preseason Top 30. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)

When Klieman took over NDSU in 2014 this publication chose Eastern Washington as the preseason No. 1 team. It was understandable at the time. In 2019, the Bison are the College Football America Yearbook preseason No. 1. That’s also understandable.

This time the Bison lose 24 seniors, including QB Easton Stick, RB Bruce Anderson, WR Darrius Shepherd and DE Greg Menard, among others. The Bison are working to find Stick’s replacement, but they have two All-Americans to build around in OL Zack Johnson and LB Jabril Cox.

From there, Postins outlines the rest of the reasons why the FCS champ could come out of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, which teams around the country could challenge the Bison and what changes are happening at the FCS level. Plus, we preview every conference and have capsules for all 126 FCS teams, including 2018 results and 2019 schedules. Plus, there are photos of players like North Dakota State running back Ty Brooks, who happens to be on our FCS section cover.

North Dakota State running back Ty Brooks is in the 2019 College Football America Yearbook. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)

The 2019 College Football America Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFAY staff.

The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.

2019 Book links:

Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2Gcb20X

BarnesandNoble.com: http://bit.ly/2jQUN1F

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