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31 Dec 2010, 02:25pm by Bill Connelly

SDA: 2010-2011 Bowl Spectacular Part III

The SDA crew walks you through the December 31 and January 1 bowl games. New Year's Day just doesn't have the same cachet these days, does it?

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9 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2011, 5:02pm by Joshua Northey

30 Dec 2010, 04:08pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: The Sun Bowl As a Defensive Showcase

The latest FO piece for ESPN Insider focuses on two underrated defenses facing off in El Paso. Miami ranked eighth in Def. S&P+ this season, and Notre Dame ranked a surprising fourth. Miami dominates on standard downs, while Notre Dame's 3-4 unleashes hell on passing downs.

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1 comment, Last at 30 Dec 2010, 4:27pm by JonFrum

30 Dec 2010, 01:25pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: A New View of S&P+

Single-game S&P+ ratings as adjusted points scored? Bill Connelly looks at a potentially more useful way to understand S&P+ and its applications.

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27 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2011, 3:47pm by Alabama ManDance

27 Dec 2010, 04:05pm by Bill Connelly

SDA: 2010-2011 Bowl Spectacular Part II

As bowls oscillate between blowouts and wild finishes, with teams making statements and laying eggs, the SDA crew looks at the upcoming ACC and Big 12 portions of your bowl slate.

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12 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2010, 2:15pm by Tom Gower

23 Dec 2010, 03:36pm by Bill Connelly

VN: Charlie Strong and Baby Steps

Bill Connelly looks at where college football stands in terms of both the opportunity and success of black coaches.

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5 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2010, 1:49pm by Bill Connelly

22 Dec 2010, 11:10am by Bill Connelly

ESPN: How Boise State And Utah Were Built

In this week's ESPN Insider piece, Bill Connelly discusses Boise State and Utah and how they managed to avoid falling back to earth after losing star coaches in the middle of the last decade.

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17 Dec 2010, 01:18pm by Bill Connelly

SDA: 2010-11 Bowl Spectacular Part I

The SDA crew walks you through the first eight games of the three-week bowl season, highlighted by Boise State-Utah on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

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7 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2011, 1:33am by cfn_ms

16 Dec 2010, 10:41am by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers Cools Off

Do hot teams stay hot and cold teams stay cold, during the bowl layoff, or does everybody return to room temperature? Bill Connelly finds that the layoff really doesn't help anybody's performance.

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15 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2010, 1:29am by Jeff Fogle

13 Dec 2010, 04:34pm by Bill Connelly

The Big Ten Names Its Divisions

The Big Ten has named its divisions. East and West? American and National? Nope. Legends and Leaders. As Brian Cook from MGoBlog puts it, welcome to the Successories Conference.

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83 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2010, 12:17pm by parking_god

12 Dec 2010, 04:41pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Is Will Muschamp Another Ron Zook or Another Bo Pelini?

Bill Connelly takes a look at previous promotions of defensive coordinators to determine Will Muschamp's potential for success as the new Florida head coach.

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2 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2010, 8:56pm by sam