Barnhart joins


The second season of got a major jolt of adrenaline in August with the addition of Tony Barnhart, aka Mr. College Football, who agreed to become the fourth member of the band.

TMG, a subscription website dedicated to college football with side trips to all other sports, was founded in July of 2016 by three veteran scribes: Chris Dufresne, Mark Blaudschun and Herb Gould.

“I am more than thrilled to be working, not just with great writers, but with great friends,” Barnhart said of joining TMG. “I am honored to be a part of it.”

The addition of Barnhart gives TMG more than 150 combined years of journalism experience. Barnhart, Blaudschun and Dufresne are also all former FWAA Presidents.

Barnhart, who spent the bulk of his newspaper days at the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, is a multi-platform performer who is still heavily involved with the SEC Network and remains a highly-sought speaker on the Southern “talking season” circuit.

TMG just keeps growing. We added a regular weekly podcast this year and also a “Guest Lecturer” series with contributions (so far) from grizzled vets Tom Luicci and Wendell Barnhouse.

We think TMG is the best subscription bargain out there with a special “professional” rate for FWAA members at only $14.95 per year.

TMG: For more than the score.

Three FWAA members team up to launch new website,

TMG Flier 6-16-16Three FWAA members — Herb Gould and former presidents Chris Dufresne and Mark Blaudschun — launched, a new website devoted to college football, on July 18.

The following is from an email blast Gould sent out to announce the site.

I want everyone know this “retired” sportswriter is involved in a new college football website, I could not resisting teaming up with two old buddies–Chris Dufresne (former L.A. Times), Mark Blaudschun (former Boston Globe).

We launched the site today (Monday, July 18) with three columns that should give readers an idea of where is headed. … Chris explains how he was at Ground Zero when Jim Harbaugh’s coaching career took off. I take a look at why people shouldn’t sleep on the Seven Dwarfs of the Big Ten. And Mark delves into Big 12 expansion and how it will impact the college-football landscape.

We’re going the paysite route, asking people for $19.95 for the entire season, with an early-bird rate of just $14.95.

Please join us.

And please tell people who love college football about us.

Needless to say, we’re going to have fun with this. We remember when sports was less of a business and more of a game—and as aging Baby Boomers, we’re going to do everything we can to keep it that way.

We not only are going to give our views on the always-wild ride of a college football season. In the blog format, we will have ample opportunity to present background and personal experiences from the past.

With more than a century of experience, we have a lot of stories to tell. And this format is perfect for that.

Our web designer, Chris wife, Sheila, has given us a very easy-to-navigate site.

We want you to be involved, too. Questions, suggestions, ideas for columns are welcome.

Please check us out.

Thanks for reading.

Best Regards,