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12 Apr 2011, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Does Experience Still Matter for College QBs?

What's gone wrong with the Lewin Career Forecast over the last couple years? Contrary to popular belief, the issue is not a rise in college quarterback accuracy -- the issue is that four-year starters coming off a strong college career are suddenly being badly misjudged by scouts and drafted too early. This ESPN Insider article is a bit of an appetizer for the more proper introduction of LCF 2.0, which we'll run on FO next week.

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10 comments, Last at 18 Apr 2011, 7:50pm by tuluse

05 Apr 2011, 02:17pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Pro Day 40s

This week's ESPN Insider feature looks at the 40-yard dash times of players who run at both the Combine and at Pro Days to note how "field effects" likely exist for different schools.

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7 comments, Last at 08 Apr 2011, 4:22pm by AlanSP

31 Mar 2011, 04:26pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: College Football HFA

Brian Fremeau takes a new approach to team-specific home field advantage analysis.

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13 comments, Last at 10 Apr 2011, 12:43pm by Brian Fremeau

29 Mar 2011, 05:55pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Playmaker Score 2.0

This ESPN Insider column introduces Playmaker Score 2.0, a more accurate version of our system for projecting college wide receivers. The new Playmaker Score does more to account for players who go deep with a high yards per pass figure, and it adjusts based on the historical record of receivers coming out of each conference. The resulting system has A.J. Green as the top receiver in this year's draft, but wonders why Julio Jones had so few touchdowns at Alabama.

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10 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2012, 2:41pm by DJensen

23 Mar 2011, 01:27pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Effects of New Kickoff Rules

Attempting to figure out just how many more touchbacks we're going to get with the kickoff moved up to the 35-yard line in 2011.

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17 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 7:28am by Bass

10 Mar 2011, 03:31pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Speed Score 2011

Auburn's big back Mario Fannin sets a new Speed Score record at this year's combine. Plus: Speed Score smiles on DeMarco Murray and frowns on Mark Ingram.

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18 comments, Last at 16 Mar 2011, 10:15am by tuluse

05 Mar 2011, 01:05am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: NCAA QB Ratings Adjustments

Brian Fremeau looks at the NCAA passer efficiency metric through a few simple opponent-adjusted lenses.

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8 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2011, 11:05pm by Brian Fremeau

02 Mar 2011, 02:45pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Analyzing The Offseason Moves

We have a feature up at Insider this week covering some of the recent moves by teams around the league.

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1 comment, Last at 02 Mar 2011, 3:23pm by Tim Wilson

22 Feb 2011, 02:52pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: On 2011 Franchise Tags

I put together a look at how some teams used their franchise tag this offseason, and whether they should expect to get elite performance from the players in question for their outlay.

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17 Feb 2011, 10:20pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Frogs, Broncos Moving On Up

Boise State may have its best shot at a championship-worthy resume this fall. For the long haul, TCU may be in a better position to claim a national title down the road.

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2 comments, Last at 21 Feb 2011, 7:17pm by zlionsfan