04 Oct 2012, 12:50pm by Bill Connelly
Bill Connelly does a simulation to figure out what in the world to expect from the Big 12 over the next two months.
27 Sep 2012, 04:42pm by Bill Connelly
A month into the 2012 college football season, Bill Connelly takes a look at September's surprising teams, for better and for worse.
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20 Sep 2012, 05:12pm by Bill Connelly
In this week's Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly takes a look at the most disruptive defenses in the country, and when "disruptive" and "good" are not actually synonyms.
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13 Sep 2012, 05:31pm by Bill Connelly
Bill Connelly takes a look at hints early-season data can give us about teams like Nebraska, Penn State, Northwestern and Kansas.
07 Sep 2012, 02:54pm by Bill Connelly
Bill Connelly takes a look at the role turnovers played in Week 1 of the college football season. Is there any wonder why college head coaches often go gray faster than U.S. presidents?
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31 Aug 2012, 01:46pm by Bill Connelly
After the Thursday and Friday undercard, the 2012 college football season starts in earnest tomorrow. It's time for some last-second projections and a conventional wisdom check.
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21 Jun 2012, 07:47pm by Bill Connelly
Today at SB Nation, I took a look at how a four-team playoff, and the selection committee allegedly accompanying it, would have impacted the last 14 years of college football. The short version: we're still annoyed, and Boise State is still screwed. At least, the Boise State of the WAC and Mountain West.
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17 May 2012, 07:28pm by Bill Connelly
We have been having some fun this week at SB Nation, walking through the ins and outs of the promotion-and-relegation system of world soccer and why it would or wouldn't work for college football. My contribution: a rough, seven-year, four-tiered simulation that encompasses the FBS ranks and a good portion of FCS. The result: Akron falls really far, Howard Schnellenberger adds "SEC coach" to his resume, and the Pac-12 is suddenly the deepest conference in the country.
Anyway, it's a fun way to kill some time, even though the top conferences would obviously never agree to such a thing.
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25 Apr 2012, 06:22pm by Bill Connelly
It's time for the annual look at advanced college running back statistics and what they may tell us about this weekend's draft prospects.
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19 Apr 2012, 02:58pm by Bill Connelly
At Football Study Hall today, I posted a link to full 2005-11 college football targets-and-catches data. Measures like Catch Rate and Yards Per Target are so much more informative than simple yards and yards per catch, so hopefully people enjoy it. There is a likely essay about the data and its predictive and evaluative potential coming in the Football Outsiders Almanac 2012, but for now, here is all the raw data you can stomach.
And yes, the Big 12 has had some ridiculously prolific passing offenses. Who knew?
19 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2012, 3:39pm by Bill Connelly