19 Jul 2010, 12:12pm by Brian Fremeau
We sat down with the Notre Dame blog Clashmore Mike to answer a few questions about our projections for the Fighting Irish and other teams around the nation.
2 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2010, 1:49pm by Brian Fremeau
14 Jul 2010, 01:13pm by Aaron Schatz
FO is exploring the idea of a college football game charting project, concentrating at first on some subset of the six BCS conferences. We have a couple of NFL franchises interested in possibly partnering on the project, which would help us to pay people for charting. Participants will also get use of the data for their blogs and personal research. If you may be interested, please e-mail us at info-at-footballoutsiders.com with "College Charting" as the subject. List where you live, what team and/or conference you tend to follow, and how much time per week you would be able to contribute to the project.
29 Jun 2010, 09:28pm by Bill Connelly
The great Iowa Hawkeyes blog, Black Heart Gold Pants, took a couple of looks at CTE (and why it is so unbelievably frightening) today. (Here is the second one.) It really is fascinating, and not in a good way, to think about what it could mean if a wide receiver, who only played college/pro football for about seven years, had CTE at 26.
39 comments, Last at 16 Jun 2011, 9:03pm by Max Doreno
25 Jun 2010, 03:21pm by Bill Connelly
"We disagree with many of the findings in the report from the NCAA Committee on Infractions and assert that the penalties imposed are too severe for the violations identified and are inconsistent with precedent in similar cases."
4 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2010, 4:41pm by Dean
23 Jun 2010, 08:14am by Bill Connelly
Chris Brown from the wonderful Smart Football takes a look at the origins of the spread offense. One other cog that needs to be added to his list of influences: the Split-T. A lot like the T-formation that was popular in the 1930s, the Split-T was an invention of Missouri's Don Faurot, who upon losing star quarterback Paul Christman to the NFL, tried to find ways to create mismatches and misdirection.
4 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2010, 7:02pm by DoubleB4
21 Jun 2010, 03:53pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders announces the debut of our new College Football Outsiders homepage, giving college football fans a place to find the latest FO college football content.
10 comments, Last at 30 Jun 2010, 7:47pm by David Gardner
16 Jun 2010, 04:50pm by Bill Connelly
Needless to say, the odds are very good that the Utes will accept the offer. Assuming the Big Ten is done for now (it will almost certainly be a few months before they decide whether to make another move or not), that leaves our conference realignment scorecard as follows...
30 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2010, 12:58pm by Displaced Cane
14 Jun 2010, 08:28pm by Brian Fremeau
The reign of superconferences will have to hold off for a little bit longer. In the last 24 hours, the impending implosion of the Big 12 was unexpectedly defused. The Texas Longhorns aren't going anywhere, and all indications suggest Texas A&M is staying put as well. Fox Sports has reportedly offered a richer TV rights package to the 10-member Big 12 than anyone had anticipated (or fathomed). Texas will take home most of those spoils, but everyone else in the conference -- especially the Big 12 northerners who stood to lose most in the Pac-16 scenario -- have to be satisfied as well.
108 comments, Last at 18 Jun 2010, 6:33am by Robbie
11 Jun 2010, 03:40pm by Brian Fremeau
The great Conference Crisis of 2010 is really hitting its stride now. Nebraska's Board of Regents confirms that the Cornhuskers are officially severing ties with the Big 12 and will apply for Big Ten membership. That application is expected to be a mere formality and does not require a personal essay or standardized test scores. Nebraska does expect to receive the big envelope -- a projected $10 million boost in annual revenue for athletics. Nebraska hopes to accelerate the transition and begin conference play in 2011.
41 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2010, 2:54pm by JoeHova
11 Jun 2010, 02:45pm by Brian Fremeau
For what may turn out to be only a very brief moment in history, the Mountain West conference now has ten members. Boise State will leave the WAC to join TCU, Utah, BYU, and others.
7 comments, Last at 13 Jun 2010, 4:20am by *Legion*
You've just been awarded an NFL expansion team and must build your personnel department. How would you do it? Matt Waldman takes on the exercise.