Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Nov 2012, 01:32pm by Mike Kurtz

Officiating: Bad Options

The coin toss is just a simple formality, right? Don't be so sure. (Click to read more.)

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47 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2012, 10:50pm by MJK

03 Oct 2012, 10:48am by Matt Waldman

Matt Waldman on USC WR Marqise Lee

USC receiver Marqise Lee is a fantastic athletic talent, but like some of the most exciting players to grace the football fields of the college and NFL game he has to learn to temper his decision-making as a ball carrier before his athleticism gets the best of him.

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1 comment, Last at 04 Oct 2012, 4:58pm by Kyle D.

12 Sep 2012, 09:57am by Brian Fremeau

ND to Join ACC, Remain Independent in Football

Notre Dame announces it will join the ACC in all sports except football.

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18 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2012, 12:41pm by Jericho

08 Sep 2012, 04:23pm by Matt Waldman

Pai Mei, Longtones, and Route Running

Football and music (and in this case, Kung Fu) continue to have a number of parallels for me. I played saxophone from the age of 8 until I stopped at 23. This is roughly the same career life span of most college football players. Those who continue playing beyond college and perform on the highest stage possess a mastery of fundamentals that require a willingness to enslave oneself to the development process: practice. Utah senior DeVonte Christopher is just embarking on that journey. More at Matt Waldman's Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog.

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03 Sep 2012, 04:51pm by Matt Waldman

RB-OL Collisions: Reading the Road with Marcus Lattimore

A criticism I read about a few college running backs this week was the tendency for some of them to run up the back of offensive linemen. Sometimes this is a fair criticism of a player. However, there are numerous examples of plays where a running back is not at fault for colliding with the backsides of his blockers. I thought it might be helpful to provide examples of when this type of behavior is not the fault of the runner. I’m using South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore and his teammates as an example.

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3 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2012, 11:28am by Qwijybo

10 Aug 2012, 01:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Tyrann Mathieu Kicked Off LSU Team

LSU has dismissed Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu from its football program for "violating school and team rules." Les Miles wouldn't give the details, but we do know that Mathieu failed a drug test and was suspended for a game a year ago. There seems to be some disagreement among articles whether Mathieu could possibly transfer to an FCS school and play right away, or whether he would need to wait a year. He absolutely would need to take a year off if he transfers to an FBS school.

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25 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2012, 4:21pm by JD_KY

08 Aug 2012, 10:16pm by Brian Fremeau

Introducing the FEI Profile

Alabama is up first for the new FEI Profile feature, a comprehensive visual summary of team possession efficiency data.

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2 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2012, 1:28pm by JP_Wright

23 Jul 2012, 09:15am by Aaron Schatz

Penn State Punishments: Bowl Ban, Fine, Scholarship Loss, and Wins Vacated 1998-2011

The NCAA officially handed down its sanctions related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State.

Penn State was hit with a $60 million fine, equivalent to the income from one year of football. They will be banned from bowl games for four years, and lose 10 scholarship spots a year for four years. All wins from 1998-2011 are officially "vacated," which means that Eddie Robinson of Grambling is once again "officially" the all-time Division I leader in wins as a football coach.

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151 comments, Last at 26 Jul 2012, 9:58am by 'nonymous

17 Jul 2012, 11:51am by Aaron Schatz

Andy Staples' College Mock Draft

This idea is so ridiculous that it is awesome. What if you tore up all of college football's rosters and had every team draft from the available scholarship players? Jadeveon Clowney is now on Texas-San Antonio. Matt Barkley gets to be quarterback at UMass. Wicked absurdity.

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8 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2012, 6:34pm by dbostedo

13 Jul 2012, 11:45am by Aaron Schatz

What Ratings Mean in NCAA Football 13

I am totally a 99 in zone coverage.

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6 comments, Last at 16 Jul 2012, 12:05am by jebmak