Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Oct 2010, 03:56pm by Bill Connelly

Demystifying The Passing Efficiency Stat

David Fox of Rivals.com takes a look at the passing efficiency tool, its history and its usefulness. In the process, he interviews Arizona's Mike Stoops, California's Jeff Tedford, Syracuse's Doug Marrone, and Outsiders' own Bill Connelly.

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11 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2010, 4:18pm by tuluse

30 Sep 2010, 03:56pm by Bill Connelly

Money Trail Ties Agent, Ex-UNC Coach

Remember when Butch Davis was hired to clean up Miami's mess in the mid- to late-1990s? Remember how he had at least a semi-clean reputation because of it? Remember how good North Carolina was supposed to be this year with all the talent that Davis had put together since returning to the college ranks? All in the past. Now, as the story of hired-gun recruiter John Blake's methods has come to the surface, it's likely all downhill for Davis and North Carolina. Yahoo!'s Charles Robinson puts the pieces of a very damning story together.

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5 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2010, 4:50pm by The Ninjalectual

21 Sep 2010, 11:17am by Brian Fremeau

Never Punt With Denard Robinson

The "Mathlete" at the popular Michigan Wolverines fan site MGoBlog has crunched the numbers and produced a handy guide for Rich Rodriguez' go-for-it decisions for the rest of the season. As long as Denard Robinson is running the show and Michigan's field goal kicking remains suspect, Rodriguez should consider half the field to be four-down territory.

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4 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2010, 1:34pm by Dean

19 Sep 2010, 01:25pm by Brian Fremeau

MSU's Dantonio Recovering From Heart Attack

Early Sunday morning following Michigan State's thrilling overtime victory over Notre Dame, Spartans' head coach Mark Dantonio suffered a heart attack and underwent an emergency cardiac catheterization procedure. He is expected to make a full recovery. Dantonio will remain hospitalized for several days and will be out indefinitely. Offensive coordinator Don Treadwill has assumed the interim head coach responsibilities in his absence.

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4 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2010, 8:11pm by mvhuber

14 Sep 2010, 06:11pm by Bill Connelly

Reggie Bush Forfeits 2005 Heisman Trophy

Reggie Bush released a statement announcing that he has forfeited the 2005 Heisman Trophy due to "allegations dating back to my years at USC."

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53 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2010, 7:24pm by The Ninjalectual

04 Sep 2010, 08:34pm by David Gardner

Rob Weintraub and Dave Gardner at LSU-UNC

Updates from Weintraub and Gardner live in Atlanta.

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11 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2010, 11:53pm by David Gardner

31 Aug 2010, 03:35pm by Bill Connelly

Mark Ingram Undergoes Minor Knee Surgery

Defending that Heisman just got a little more difficult. Mark Ingram already had a tough road to hoe in that regard, what with Trent Richardson breathing down his neck, the Alabama passing game likely improving (and therefore eating up larger chunks of yardage) and the inexperienced Alabama defense likely giving up longer drives here and there. Now he will be missing at least one game to boot. Ingram underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this morning and will miss, at the very least, the free opportunity for yardage known as San Jose State.

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5 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2010, 9:00am by Dean

18 Aug 2010, 08:04pm by Bill Connelly

Fresno State Accepts Mountain West Invitation, Nevada Likely to Follow

Fresno State and (maybe) Nevada to the Mountain West. What next?

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22 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2010, 8:30pm by mm

18 Aug 2010, 09:56am by Bill Connelly

BYU Potentially Going Independent

BYU might be going independent. What does it mean? (Click to read more.)

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17 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2010, 1:35pm by Revenge of the NURBS

10 Aug 2010, 01:59pm by Bill Connelly

Can The West Coast Offense Be Taught Anywhere Besides The NFL?

Very interesting stuff from Smart Football's Chris Brown.

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16 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2010, 4:16pm by zlionsfan