Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Oct 2011, 12:42am by Doug Farrar

Quantifying Nick Holt's Defense

The excellent Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus fame has a great new post on his own "After the Buzzer" blog about the Washington Huskies' football defense. Using FEI and S&P, Kevin makes a compelling argument that defensive coordinator Nick Holt is as much the root cause of a defense that's falling apart as the defensive talent that's too young by necessity.

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3 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2011, 1:42pm by HawksinBklyn

25 Oct 2011, 11:07am by Rivers McCown

Report: West Virginia 'Lined Up' to Leave for Big 12

On this week's edition of As the Conference Turns...

[BCS School located in undesirable conference] West Virginia has reportedly decided to leave [said undesirable conference] the Big East for the Big 12. This news will come as another blow to [The Big East] the Big East's hopes of keeping it's auto-qualifier status for the BCS.

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22 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2011, 5:27pm by Kyle D.

18 Oct 2011, 11:27am by Rivers McCown

Missouri Moves Closer to Joining SEC

Per Pete Thamel of The New York Times, Missouri leaving the Big 12 for the SEC is now "inevitable and imminent," but there is no timeline for it to do so. Should that go down, the Big 12 will likely look to replenish via the Big East (or rumored soon-to-be Big East members), which could hurt their chances of retaining an automatic BCS bowl bid.

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32 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2011, 2:31pm by Jericho

14 Oct 2011, 10:59pm by Brian Fremeau

Conference Realignment Goes Plaid

We've generally refrained from posting updates about conference reallignment scenarios, but just to catch everyone up on this week's news ...

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14 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 8:40pm by ls matt

06 Oct 2011, 12:43pm by Rivers McCown

Sources: TCU Voting on Big 12 Invite

According to ESPN Dallas, the Big 12 has extended an invitation to TCU to join the conference. They are currently deciding if that is in their best interests. With Syracuse and Pittsburgh already fleeing the Big East, losing TCU would likely be a crippler for the conference's future BCS hopes.

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22 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2011, 7:51pm by sundown

30 Sep 2011, 05:37pm by Rivers McCown

All-Access: Hunkering Down with the Mountaineers

CBS college football columnist Bruce Feldman got a chance to embed himself deep within the West Virginia compound during their game preparation for LSU. The result: a thoroughly interesting read that is worth your time.

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2 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2011, 9:26pm by Southern Philly

19 Sep 2011, 03:35pm by Brian Fremeau

Geography of College Football Fandom

Nate Silver on the New York Times college football blog explores the geographic allegiances of college football fans, a data-rich perspective for the current and shifting conference landscape.

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15 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2011, 1:27pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

17 Sep 2011, 11:00am by Rivers McCown

Pittsburgh and Syracuse "Likely Gone" to ACC

According to CBSSports.com, the wheel of college football realignment has spread to the east coast. Pittsburgh and Syracuse have submitted applications to leave the Big East for the ACC, and both are expected to be admitted.

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30 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2011, 4:31pm by Jericho

14 Sep 2011, 04:41pm by Rivers McCown

The Shame of College Sports

The Atlantic's cover feature is a takedown of the NCAA's corporate structure. The content is hardly groundbreaking, but this is a good consolidation of the silliness that abounds within the NCAA offices.

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74 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2013, 7:16am by mano

07 Sep 2011, 12:26am by Rivers McCown

Texas A&M to Announce Move to SEC on Wednesday

According to a report, the SEC has voted to accept Texas A&M into the conference. The Aggies will officially announce the move tomorrow at Kyle Field.

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24 comments, Last at 09 Sep 2011, 7:50am by Zac