2019 College Football America Yearbook excerpt: Independents Preview

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly wants to build on what the Irish did in 2018. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)

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 are providing excerpts from our FBS conference previews.

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

Coming off a 12-win season and a berth in the College Football Playoff, Notre Dame is hoping for an encore. But 2019 should be a much harder road.

The schedule remains daunting — at Georgia, home against Virginia, at Michigan, home against USC and at Stanford being the top games on the schedule. A bushel of starters from last year’s team not only graduated but left early for the NFL.

But QB Ian Book returns, as does WR Chase Claypool, WR Chris Finke, OL Tommy Kraemer and DE Julian Okwara, among 14 returning starters.

Need more? Postins digs in further on Notre Dame, examines Army West Point’s rise as a double-digit win team under Jeff Monken and how the other four independents might see their seasons play out.

The Independents preview includes all 2018 results, all 2019 schedules, a 2019 conference Starting Lineup, a Gameday Experience recap of Army West Point’s Michie Stadium and photos of each stadium from our travels around the conference.

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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