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04 Feb 2011, 10:51am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Recruiting Like An Elite Program

The elite cohort of programs make the biggest splash on National Signing Day year in and year out. But Clemson and South Carolina have been recruiting like elite programs themselves lately, and may be on their way to joining that exclusive club.

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25 Jan 2011, 02:18pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Texas May Choose Independence

Texas is in a unique position, financially and competitively, to reject conference affiliation entirely and become an independent. How might that decision impact the Longhorns and college football as a whole?

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7 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2011, 10:00am by justanothersteve

14 Jan 2011, 03:00pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Program FEI Loves The SEC

Brian Fremeau updates the Program FEI, a weighted, five-year assessment of possession efficiency and one of the baseline metrics for our 2011 projections.

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07 Jan 2011, 02:11pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Analyzing the BCS Championship

Both Auburn and Oregon have great offenses, but in the latest piece for ESPN Insider, Bill Connelly looks at which team is more prone to funks (something that could obviously be key on Monday night) and where each offense's vulnerability most clearly lies.

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03 Jan 2011, 02:43pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Bud Foster versus Andrew Luck

One key to Virginia Tech's success in tonight's Orange Bowl is to force Andrew Luck into poor starting field position. Brian Fremeau examines Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster's resume against elite passers for other keys.

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30 Dec 2010, 04:08pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: The Sun Bowl As a Defensive Showcase

The latest FO piece for ESPN Insider focuses on two underrated defenses facing off in El Paso. Miami ranked eighth in Def. S&P+ this season, and Notre Dame ranked a surprising fourth. Miami dominates on standard downs, while Notre Dame's 3-4 unleashes hell on passing downs.

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23 Dec 2010, 11:25am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Unpredictable Bowls

As if the flooding weren't enough, according to FEI ratings, tonight is also the bowl match-up that features the highest weekly FEI variance among its participants, Navy and San Diego State. Brian Fremeau discusses this and other statistics that may influence unpredictability in upcoming bowl games.

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22 Dec 2010, 11:10am by Bill Connelly

ESPN: How Boise State And Utah Were Built

In this week's ESPN Insider piece, Bill Connelly discusses Boise State and Utah and how they managed to avoid falling back to earth after losing star coaches in the middle of the last decade.

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12 Dec 2010, 04:41pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Is Will Muschamp Another Ron Zook or Another Bo Pelini?

Bill Connelly takes a look at previous promotions of defensive coordinators to determine Will Muschamp's potential for success as the new Florida head coach.

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08 Dec 2010, 01:14pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Who Is Overrated, Who Is Underrated?

In the latest ESPN Insider piece, Bill Connelly compares the commonly accepted stats and FO's stats to take a look at who is overrated and who is underrated. Underrated: Oklahoma State's defense. Overrated (and you knew it was coming if you read Varsity Numbers): Oregon's offense.

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