Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

27 Jul 2010, 12:31pm by Bill Connelly

Big Ten Might Pick Big Apple

Take this for precisely what it is worth (it is a random weekend link from the New York Post, after all, albeit one that uses real quotes from Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany), but when Big Ten media days kick up next week, there is a very good chance that Big Ten expansion will once again be the topic at hand. Jim Delany is still apparently yearning for entry into the northeastern corridor of the country.

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20 Jul 2010, 01:02pm by Bill Connelly

FOA MEDIA: Interview With Lawrence Journal-World

Bill Connelly sat down for a podcast about the 2010 Football Outsiders Almanac with Jesse Newell of the Lawrence Journal-World, as well as a couple of SB Nation blogs (Double-T Nation and BC Interruption).

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19 Jul 2010, 12:12pm by Brian Fremeau

FOA MEDIA: Interview With Clashmore Mike

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.

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2 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2010, 1:49pm by Brian Fremeau

14 Jul 2010, 01:13pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Interested in College Football Game Charting?

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.

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29 Jun 2010, 09:28pm by Bill Connelly

Chris Henry And CTE

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.

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39 comments, Last at 16 Jun 2011, 9:03pm by Max Doreno

25 Jun 2010, 03:21pm by Bill Connelly

USC Appeals NCAA Penalties

"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."

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4 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2010, 4:41pm by Dean

23 Jun 2010, 08:14am by Bill Connelly

Where Did The Spread Offense Come From?

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.

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4 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2010, 7:02pm by DoubleB4

21 Jun 2010, 03:53pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: New All-College Homepage

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.

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10 comments, Last at 30 Jun 2010, 7:47pm by David Gardner

16 Jun 2010, 04:50pm by Bill Connelly

Pac-10 Invites University Of Utah To Become Twelfth Member

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...

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30 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2010, 12:58pm by Displaced Cane