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26 Aug 2010, 01:51pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: The Big East Is The RB Conference

In our latest ESPN Insider piece, Bill Connelly takes a look at the stable of running backs in the Big East by using the Adj. POE (Points Over Expected) and Highlight Yards tools.

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23 Aug 2010, 11:40am by Bill Connelly

ESPN: The Jake Locker Paradox

Rarely has a player been so hyped for the pros while accomplishing so little at the collegiate level. In our most recent ESPN Insider feature, Bill Connelly takes a look at what level of success might be on the table for Jake Locker and the Washington Huskies this season.

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13 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2010, 4:29pm by daddymag

20 Aug 2010, 12:54pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Boston College and Consistency

Boston College ranks 15th nationally in winning percentage since 2000, ahead of a least a dozen other high profile programs that are generally considered to be "better" than the Eagles. What's up with that? In our latest ESPN Insider feature, Brian Fremeau digs into the numbers and finds BC to be unmatched among AQ teams in terms of consistency. There is no safer bet than BC to win 8 or 9 games, but can they take the next step and win an ACC title?

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13 Aug 2010, 04:54pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Ranking Returning College QBs

Expanding the use of the POE measure we often use to evaluate running backs, here's a look at what Points Over Expected can tell us about how returning quarterbacks did in 2009. Case Keenum, Ryan Mallett, Kellen Moore, Andrew Luck and others make the list. Jake Locker? Terrelle Pryor? Christian Ponder? They did not rank as high.

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9 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2010, 1:04am by loverboy

09 Aug 2010, 02:18pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Which Rivalry Win Streaks Are Broken In 2010?

At Insider, we take a look at which one-sided college rivalries are most likely to flip this season. Auburn could end a couple of streaks.

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2 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2010, 9:48pm by Brian Fremeau

18 Jun 2010, 12:12am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Utah Will Contend in the New Pac-10

Will Utah be an immediate Pac-10 title contender, or will it struggle in its transition from the Mountain West?

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1 comment, Last at 22 Jun 2010, 12:53pm by zlionsfan

15 Jun 2010, 01:08pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Texas and the New Big 12

With the departure of Nebraska and Colorado, the Big 12 is making plans to play a nine-game round-robin schedule and forego a conference championship game. That ought to make the road to a title for Texas or Oklahoma a bit easier. But how much easier? Brian Fremeau discovers that aside from last season, the conference championship path wouldn't have been much different for the Big 12 elite.

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1 comment, Last at 15 Jun 2010, 6:37pm by loneweasel

15 Jun 2010, 11:32am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Nebraska in the New Big 10

There are plenty of other factors in play in Nebraska's move to the Big Ten, but what might the effect be on its football team's wins and losses?

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4 comments, Last at 16 Jun 2010, 4:15pm by DisplacedPackerFan

04 Feb 2010, 08:41pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Recruiting on the Rise and in Decline

In the second part of his recent ESPN Insider series on recruiting, our own Bill Connelly looks at which teams and conferences have been getting better (Big East) or worse (Pac-10).

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10 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2010, 5:54pm by young curmudgeon

01 Feb 2010, 09:00pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Recruiting Matters Even More

This ESPN Insider features details the relationship between good recruiting and on-field success.

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4 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2011, 4:44pm by Kurt Drety