Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Dec 2008, 12:20pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Bring Back the Quick Kick

Bill Connelly looks at the rates for success in college football for different down-and-distance situations. Sometimes you should go for it, and sometimes you should dust off the quick kick.

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17 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2009, 4:54pm by Jeff

19 Dec 2008, 03:46pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Revisiting Win Correlations

In Varsity Numbers this week, Bill Connelly takes another look at a pretty basic concept: the correlation between certain stats and good, old-fashioned wins and losses.

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2 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2008, 7:16pm by Bowl Game Anomaly

12 Dec 2008, 02:20pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: It's All About Timing

In the latest Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly looks at what down and distance considerations do to the EqPts concept. Who knew that Syracuse's offense was only mediocre?

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2 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2008, 4:00am by John

05 Dec 2008, 02:18pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Conference Breakdowns

What does play-by-play data tell us about the best and worst teams, offenses and defenses in the BCS conferences? Bill Connelly takes a look.

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12 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2008, 10:51pm by Kibbles

21 Nov 2008, 04:17pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Another Big (12) Saturday Night

In the latest Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly takes a look at the latest Game of the Century of the Week, Texas Tech at Oklahoma.

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3 comments, Last at 27 Jul 2009, 1:37am by Malena

14 Nov 2008, 01:55pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: What's Up in Morgantown?

West Virginia has been completely baffling in its offensive inconsistency. What happened? Plus, a look at Iowa-Penn State.

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2 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2008, 6:19pm by Anon

07 Nov 2008, 03:47pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Playing with Fire

Bill Connelly examines the offenses of Texas and Missouri, and asks whether too much success on passing downs is a sign of foreboding.

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4 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2008, 9:55am by Rover

31 Oct 2008, 04:55pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Luck, Coaching, or Talent?

Bill Connelly investigates why and how Minnesota has surged into the Top 25 and if it can stay there. Also: a "VN box score" analysis of Texas-Oklahoma State, and what it suggests for Texas-Texas Tech.

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1 comment, Last at 23 Jul 2009, 8:02am by James

30 Oct 2008, 06:30pm by Bill Connelly

7th Day Adventure: Quality Depth

Bill Connelly comes off the bench to fill in for Russell Levine, previewing the weekend in college football. This will also serve as the college football open thread.

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42 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2008, 11:23pm by MC2

30 Oct 2008, 11:12am by Bill Connelly

Texas: QB Mecca

A College XP of sorts...

It's not rocket science to realize just how many schools get a large percentage of their talent from Texas, but the Dallas Morning News has a nice article about just how many teams currently have star quarterbacks from the Lone Star State. Colt McCoy, Graham Harrell, Matt Stafford, Chase Daniel, Todd Reesing, Jarrett Lee, Brian Johnson...in all, 21 FBS starters and six of the top nine QBs on the Total Offense list are from Texas.

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13 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2008, 10:16pm by WJD