03 Jan 2011, 02:43pm by Brian Fremeau
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.
30 Dec 2010, 04:08pm by Bill Connelly
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.
1 comment, Last at 30 Dec 2010, 4:27pm by JonFrum
23 Dec 2010, 11:25am by Brian Fremeau
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.
3 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2010, 5:16pm by Brian Fremeau
22 Dec 2010, 11:10am by Bill Connelly
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.
12 Dec 2010, 04:41pm by Bill Connelly
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.
2 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2010, 8:56pm by sam
08 Dec 2010, 01:14pm by Bill Connelly
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.
17 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2010, 4:19am by cfn_ms
03 Dec 2010, 04:18pm by Brian Fremeau
In the only conference championship rematch of 2010, South Carolina looks to flip the script and take down undefeated Auburn. Brian Fremeau breaks down the drive summary from their first meeting to identify offensive, defensive and special teams opportunities for each team.
1 comment, Last at 03 Dec 2010, 10:10pm by JonFrum
23 Nov 2010, 02:11pm by Bill Connelly
In the most recent FO piece on ESPN Insider, Bill Connelly breaks down keys to the Iron Bowl. There are a few -- red zone play, passing downs, pace of the game, first quarter execution -- but it comes down to this: the longer this stays a competitive contest, the more Alabama gains the upper hand.
1 comment, Last at 23 Nov 2010, 3:27pm by Jeff Fogle
19 Nov 2010, 03:06pm by Brian Fremeau
A rejuvenated Taylor Martinez can get the Cornhuskers explosive, but inconsistent offense back on track this weekend against Texas A&M.
3 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2010, 10:37pm by Jeff Fogle
11 Nov 2010, 10:55am by Bill Connelly
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.