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.
04 Nov 2010, 09:25pm by Brian Fremeau
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.
6 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2010, 4:00pm by TomKelso
28 Oct 2010, 12:36pm by Bill Connelly
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?
3 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2010, 9:18pm by cfn_ms
21 Oct 2010, 02:40pm by Brian Fremeau
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.
13 Oct 2010, 04:19pm by Bill Connelly
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.
08 Oct 2010, 04:10pm by Brian Fremeau
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.
8 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2010, 9:40am by crack
30 Sep 2010, 03:21pm by Bill Connelly
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.
7 comments, Last at 09 Jun 2011, 5:27am by ed hardy
23 Sep 2010, 05:37pm by Brian Fremeau
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.
7 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2010, 4:04pm by Scott P.