Matt Johnson's 25 TDs and seven INTs are the best for a returning MAC QB.
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Excitement surrounding Mid-American Conference football was at an all-time high last season.
With a player like Buffalo's Khalil Mack firmly entrenched near the top of the draft, the conference name was once again thrown around early, following a 2013 that saw Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher go first overall to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Mack was a transformative player at UB, who ended up there because of a coaching shift. The former coach at Liberty (Robert Wimberly) made the switch to Buffalo, where Mack followed and became a staple for not just the Buffalo athletic department, but the conference as a whole.
The same scenario unfolded at Northern Illinois with quarterback Jordan Lynch.