Sports Illustrated was given a three-day, all-access look at Western Michigan's preparation and planning before the Broncos' Week 1 matchup with Michigan State. Here are some of the best shots of coach P.J. Fleck, who has taken a revolutionary approach to motivating the millennial generation, and his team before, during and after the showdown with the Spartans.
To report on Houston's game against Oklahoma on Saturday, SI writer Pete Thamel spent the week embedded with the Cougars football program. Along with veteran SI photographer John McDonough, who joined him Thursday morning, they got to experience the manic, Red-Bull-fueled, wise cracking University of Houston football experience. The Cougars' tempo and swagger on the field certainly carries over to their daily activities, as at times it felt like a dance party masquerading as a football program.