Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

27 Aug 2010, 02:55pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Time Is Now for Big Ten's Best Four

In the latest college article on ESPN Insider, Brian Fremeau explains how someone from the Big Ten's big four (Iowa, Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin) has a very good opportunity of running the table and making the BCS championship game.

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2 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2010, 3:37am by cfn_ms

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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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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