Davis Leach

Recent graduate with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media from The University of Tennessee. I enjoy writing, sports (watching and playing), video editing, social media, and did I say sports?

Justin Fuente And The Hokies: What To Expect In 2016

With Frank Beamer’s retirement, Virginia Tech is under new leadership. Will Justin Fuente be able to light a fire under the Hokie offense in 2016? Last season, the college football world witnessed the final chapter of a legendary career, as long-time Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer announced his retirement in November. Beamer, 69, helped put Hokies football on the map, transforming a relatively unknown program into a perennially ranked powerhouse. His teams were known for their aggressive sty

SQ Outback Bowl Preview

Despite their long and storied histories, Northwestern and Tennessee have only met on the gridiron once, in the 1997 Citrus Bowl. A Peyton Manning-led Volunteers team secured a convincing 48-28 victory over the Wildcats, who featured their current head coach, Pat Fitzgerald, at linebacker. This time, Fitzgerald and the twelfth-ranked Wildcats (10-2) look to even the score against the resurgent No. 23 Volunteers (8-4). Vols finish strong - Tennessee got off to a slow start this season, suffering

Orange Bowl Clemson Vs. Oklahoma Preview

Is Clemson National Championship bound? Or will the Sooners get revenge after last year’s deflating loss to the Tigers? Baker Mayfield and the Sooners offense are capable of game-changing plays, but they will have their hands full keeping up with a quarterback on the level of Clemson’s Deshaun Watson. SQ analyst Sonya Egoian explains why Clemson has the edge despite being considered underdogs in the 2015 Orange Bowl.

Mark Richt Belongs At Miami

After 15 years, the University of Georgia decided to cut ties with their head football coach. Richt, despite being let go, had a very successful tenure in Athens. He left the Bulldogs with a 9-3 record this year. It was a record all too familiar for Georgia, and the losses weighed heavier than the wins. Still, his 145 wins with the Bulldogs is the 5th-most among active FBS coaches. He averaged over nine wins per season. However, Richt was never able to lead a team to college football’s bigges

Howard H. Baker Center hosts climate change discussion

The University of Tennessee hosted a discussion on climate change titled “Climate Change as a Catalyst for Conflict” at the Howard H. Baker Center Thursday, March 5. Admiral Neil Morisetti and General John Castellaw headed the discussion in the Toyota Auditorium. Ben Preston, Ph.D.,  of the nearby Oak Ridge research facility mediated the conversation. Morisetti is an Admiral in the British Royal Navy, while Castellaw is a retired United State Marine Corps General who now works for an agricultu

Rivalry Weekend: The Games With The Biggest Playoff Implications

Which games this weekend will have the most influence on the College Football Playoff? College football’s regular season is coming to a close. For many teams, this weekend means they face their biggest rival to close out the season. Most of these matchups mean very little in the context of the College Football Playoff, but there are a select few that do. Here are the big games to watch for this weekend. The Bedlam Series. Both of these teams sit at 10-1. For Oklahoma, a win here would give th

Washington State Rebounding Behind Quarterback Luke Falk

After opening with an embarrassing loss, the Cougars have turned their season around. To tell the full story of Washington State’s season, you have to go all the way back to their home opener. The Cougars were facing FCS opponent Portland State, a school that entered the game 0-14 all-time against Pac-12 opponents. Washington State’s 24-17 loss to Portland State looked to be the beginning of another disappointing season for the Cougars. There was little reason to believe that they would recov

Ranking The Top 5 Open Coaching Jobs In College Football

Which programs look the most attractive to potential head coaches? From retirement, to health issues, to just plain getting fired, the 2015 college football season has shown us that there are many coaching changes coming on the horizon. Which programs are the most appealing for potential head coach candidates? Since Pete Carroll’s departure in 2010, the football program at USC has never fully recovered. Through NCAA sanctions, Lane Kiffin, and most recently Steve Sarkisian, the Trojans have h

Three Reasons Why Tennessee Won't Lose Again This Season

Tennessee has had a rough going so far this season. If you’ve been paying any attention to college football this year, you would know that is an understatement. The Volunteers (3-4, 1-3 SEC) played a close one against No. 8 Alabama in Tuscaloosa last week, falling 19-14 after entering the 4th quarter with the lead. It was the latest in a series of heartbreaking losses for the Vols this year. You’d be hard-pressed to find a team that has suffered more demoralizing defeats. Tennessee has lost al

Three College Football Teams On Upset Alert In Week 8

What teams are on the radar for upsets this week? Year in and year out, college football proves to be a game in which the unexpected can happen at any time. You don’t have to look too hard to find an example, just ask Michigan fans about last week. While it’s hard to imagine anything as unbelievable as that happening again this week, there are always surprises and upsets to be seen every Saturday. Last week, the biggest upset came when Memphis took down No. 13 Ole Miss at home. So, which team

Michigan vs. Michigan State: How Michigan Will Win

With coach Jim Harbaugh turning things around in Ann Arbor, Michigan has a chance for their biggest win yet in 2015 The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry has caused little excitement in the college football world recently. Michigan State has won 6 of the last 7 matchups, and rarely has the game held postseason implications for both teams. The #12 Wolverines (5-1, 2-0) look to keep their forward momentum as they welcome the #7 Spartans (6-0, 2-0) into Michigan Stadium this Saturday at 3:30 pm EST