Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Nov 2010, 10:55am by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Andrew Luck, Stanford Join The Elite

For the latest ESPN Insider piece, Bill Connelly takes a look at the teams who have joined college football's elite and who seems to have misplaced their membership card. Only three of the top ten teams according to Five-Year F/+ are actually in this season's F/+ Top Ten.

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04 Nov 2010, 09:25pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Both TCU And Utah Need Resume Boost

TCU and Utah will face off in the biggest regular season game in Mountain West and non-AQ history. Brian Fremeau breaks down the respective team resumes and finds most of the unit match-ups favor TCU.

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28 Oct 2010, 12:36pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: How Ole Miss Can Beat Auburn

In the latest F.O. piece on ESPN, Bill Connelly looks at which factors are usually key to top teams' downfalls, and how much it applies (or doesn't apply) to this week's Ole Miss-Auburn game. Will we see a fourth straight No. 1 team fall this week?

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3 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2010, 9:18pm by cfn_ms

21 Oct 2010, 02:40pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: LSU's Elite D Vs. Auburn's Elite O

Brian Fremeau breaks down recent match-ups of elite defenses versus elite offenses to find some kind of edge in this weekend's LSU/Auburn clash. Les Miles is 4-1 when he brings a top-10 DFEI unit against a top-10 OFEI unit. But he hasn't won one yet on the road.

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13 Oct 2010, 04:19pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Desperately Seeking The Dynasty

In today's ESPN piece, Bill Connelly looks at the steady disappearance of dynasties from college football. Is college football a giant oligarchy where the have-nots fight over the haves' tables scraps? Absolutely. And it is so much more competitive -- and more difficult to dominate -- than it used to be.

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08 Oct 2010, 04:10pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Alabama Opponents Can't Bye A Win

In this week's ESPN Insider feature, Brian Fremeau investigates whether Alabama is at a disadvantage facing a South Carolina team with an extra week to prepare. It turns out there is no measurable advantage or disadvantage for teams following a bye week, either in the win-loss column or in Game Efficiency. If the Gamecocks are going to take down the Crimson Tide this weekend, they'll have to beat them play-by-play and drive-by-drive. The calendar won't have anything to do with the outcome.

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30 Sep 2010, 03:21pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: For Notre Dame, It's All About Patience

In the latest ESPN Insider piece, Bill Connelly looks at Notre Dame's behind-the-scenes statistical progress this year. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but as yesterday's FEI piece mentions, the wins might not come until 2011.

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23 Sep 2010, 05:37pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: For Boise State, It's Time To Dominate

In this week's ESPN Insider piece, Brian Fremeau discusses Boise State's "schedule gap," how much less difficult it is than those of other BCS title contenders, and how much the Broncos need to dominate their remaining schedule to have a chance at the national title game.

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7 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2010, 4:04pm by Scott P.

16 Sep 2010, 03:32pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Another Two-Loss Champion In 2010?

Is 2010 destined to head down the same path as 2007, a season marked by unexpected upsets and poll instability? Our projected win expectations suggest there may very well be several elite teams with damaged resumes at season's end. Boise State and TCU are already in prime position to take advantage.

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02 Sep 2010, 12:26pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Terrelle Pryor Readies for the Leap

Knock Terrelle Pryor if you want, but he's performing like an elite recruit should.

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3 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2010, 10:09pm by ThomasL