Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Oct 2011, 12:01pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Pitfalls Ahead for BCS Top Teams

The top four teams in the initial BCS standings set up nicely for a four-team playoff. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

» More...

0 comments

11 Oct 2011, 08:41pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: One and Two-Loss BCS Contenders

The season is six weeks old, and there are many undefeated programs eagerly anticipating the announcement of the initial BCS standings next week. The pecking order at the top will be all about the BCS championship game, but there are several other teams with a blemish or two on the record that can still make a strong run to the finish.

» More...

0 comments

03 Oct 2011, 10:28pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: A&M Will Struggle In SEC

We ran retrodictive projections of Texas A&M against every SEC schedule, and found that even the strongest Aggies teams would be likely to win one fewer game per year in their new conference than they would in the Big 12.

» More...

5 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2011, 12:11am by dub_rex

26 Sep 2011, 11:57pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Alabama's Two-Step Schedule

Alabama took care of business in impressive fashion against Arkansas, but now have to turn around and face a similarly formidable opponent on the road one week later. Which of the national championship contenders face the toughest consecutive game stretch this season?

» More...

0 comments

24 Sep 2011, 09:16am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Top Offenses vs. Top Defenses

Several of today's biggest games are interesting case studies in elite offenses versus elite defenses. Which team has the edge in those cases in the past, and what might those results tell us about OSU-A&M, Alabama-Arkansas, and WVU-LSU on Saturday?

» More...

0 comments

12 Sep 2011, 10:17pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Mississippi State's Blueprint for Victory

Mississippi State needs to force LSU into long drives in order to pull off the upset Thursday night.

» More...

1 comment, Last at 13 Sep 2011, 7:44pm by Marchtofame

05 Sep 2011, 02:20pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Oregon Not Dead Yet

Oregon lost badly to LSU, but one game doesn't define the whole season. Especially one that was marred by correctable special teams mistakes.

» More...

2 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2011, 11:30am by Harris

29 Aug 2011, 10:03pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: LSU Def/ST Units Can Beat Oregon

No team leaned as heavily last year on its defense and special teams to win, and that will be the key again this Saturday if LSU knocks off Oregon.

» More...

11 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2011, 10:13am by jon no h

19 Aug 2011, 06:18pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: A&M, Other "It" Teams Will Disappoint

Here's a look at five teams which Program FEI says are overrated going into the 2011 college football season: Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Stanford, Nebraska, and Oklahoma State.

» More...

0 comments

11 Aug 2011, 10:27pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Overhauling the Red Zone

College football red zone success rates get a thorough review and overhaul in a new ESPN the Magazine article by Brian Fremeau. Introducing the Value Drive, a new stat that correlates better with winning percentage than red zone success and has less variability per team from year to year.

» More...

0 comments