Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Jun 2010

SITE NEWS: New All-College Homepage

And now, some news for the college football fans. Today, we're launching a brand new College Football Outsiders homepage. You can find it right here. Unfortunately, somebody else owns the collegefootballoutsiders.com domain, so we'll have to make do with www.footballoutsiders.com/college for now.

College football fans have always had a bit of a hard time finding articles on FO because we run a lot more NFL-related content than we do college content. Weekly columns fall off the homepage "recent articles" list within a couple days, and the few college Extra Points we post would get lost amidst the NFL news. With the new College Football Outsiders, that no longer has to be the case. If you are strictly a college football fan, you can go to the new homepage and know that you'll see the latest editions of Varsity Numbers, One Foot Inbounds, and Fremeau Efficiency Ratings, plus any draft content.

We're also going to be expanding Extra Points with more college football news and links, which you may have already noticed in the last couple weeks. You now have three different Extra Points feeds to choose from: all XP, NFL XP, and college XP. You'll find the links at the bottom of the Extra Points menus (like the tab on the front page).

For those wondering, no, we aren't doing an NFL-only homepage, because we don't have a problem where the college football content ever overwhelms the NFL content. Of course, Extra Points are a different story -- college football was a lot more newsworthy last week, for example -- which is why we now have the three different XP feeds.

There's also a new College Football Outsiders Twitter feed to follow: @FO_College.

We hope this is the next step towards making our college football community as vibrant and involved as our NFL fan community. I would say "check it out," but actually -- if you're already coming to FO and reading both NFL and college football content, don't check it out. You can go ahead and keep reading all of FO! But if you have a friend who only likes college football, tell him to check it out.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 21 Jun 2010

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

Comments

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by billsfan :: Mon, 06/21/2010 - 5:01pm

IANAL, and I can't remember how famous you guys were by 2004, but aren't there anti-cybersquatting laws to prevent people from trying to profit from your trademark?

Also, might I suggest college.footballoutsiders.com? Fewer keystrokes.

(I also like the Eagles)

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by David Gardner :: Tue, 06/29/2010 - 8:31pm

That's the exact same number of keystrokes.

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by billsfan :: Wed, 06/30/2010 - 8:13am

I count four fewer, unless you're assuming that nobody types the "www." anymore.

(I also like the Eagles)

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by David Gardner :: Wed, 06/30/2010 - 7:47pm

That's what I'm assuming :)

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by Michael (not verified) :: Tue, 06/22/2010 - 12:55am

So if we've got the RSS set up for the main site, we'll still get every article?

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by Will :: Tue, 06/22/2010 - 1:53pm

It appears the two sites are using the same RSS feed, for now. I have this same concern.

Will

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by Aaron Schatz :: Tue, 06/22/2010 - 5:59pm

Yes, everything is in one RSS feed. We're looking into the possibility of eventually having two separate NFL and college feeds.

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by spenczar (not verified) :: Wed, 06/23/2010 - 2:12am

I've always skipped right past the college stuff and only read stuff on the NFL. I'm just not very interested in college football, really. Right now it isn't hard at all to do this, but if the college side starts getting lots of articles it might become a little more of a hassle. Will the college stuff be kept really separate on the college page, or will it appear on the frontpage too?

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by big_jgke :: Wed, 06/23/2010 - 4:55pm

The college info has always seemed like an unnecessary addition to FO, so hopefully this means less college 'news' and more info about real football.

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by kyclef :: Thu, 06/24/2010 - 8:43am

well, allow me to be the lone voice happy to see FO expanding their college coverage. as much as i love the NFL, i love college football so much more and i'm excited to see you guys expand your footprint. i think the trends in college football are leading to the sport becoming more ripe for the sort of statistical analysis you guys provide.