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Take a little walk to the edge of town, where Miami of Ohio is building something special in the Mid American Conference
(John) I just got delivered a black fucking hand to the house. From Luca Changretta.
Jesus! Jesus Christ!…Wait a minute, John, which one was Luca?
- Arthur Shelby, The Peaky Blinders
“Arthur its John, sorry to call late. I just got delivered a stuffed fucking pig to the house. From VP.”
“Jesus! Jesus Christ!… Wait a minute, John, what does that mean?”
“It means he’s found another MAC Daddy.”
In the 2023 offseason, I started a new series called “MAC Daddies”. The premise of this series was to find potential studs in the Mid American Conference, otherwise known as the MAC.
One such player that was identified was former South Carolina transfer RB Rashad Amos, who had portalled to Miami of Ohio in the offseason. One of the things I noted at the time was that the coaching staff at Miami didn't really have a solid track record of pigs at RB.
When the season began, Amos had a big performance vs. FCS program Delaware St., and I once again mentioned that he might be a good pick up— I even compared him to the 2022 version of Sieh Bangura, formerly of Ohio University. He didn’t live up to that comparison, but he did finish the season pretty strong. In six of his last seven games, Amos scored more than 20 points. He also accumulated 10 rushing TDs during that span. In terms of his total stats on the season, he actually finished with over 1000 yards, and 13 TDs (13.6 PPG). Prior to this season, Amos had a grand total of 106 rushing yards over three seasons (2020-22).
So when I saw that Amos was once again portalling this offseason, I was a bit disappointed. However, seeing as though pretty much any body who could transfer out, has transferred out from the MAC this cycle, it wasn’t overwhelmingly surprising.
In fact — looking at it from a glass half-full perspective — all of these outgoing transfers represent an opportunity for the College Fantasy Football (CFF) degenerates, regardless of whether you’re a CFF or DFS player.
After Amos has a 1000-yard season, the average CFB fan knows who he is. But it takes a skilled truffle pig to snuff out the next MAC monster. And your old pal VP is on the scent.