Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Jul 2009, 09:39am by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Introducing POE

In the newest Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly introduces a new tool for evaluating college running backs: Points Over Expected (POE).

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16 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2010, 6:16am by edwin.

02 Jul 2009, 11:15am by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: The Perfect Playoff

Make no mistake: a college football playoff is going to happen someday. In the latest Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly suggests the best possible playoff option.

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131 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2010, 8:55pm by Mikey Benny

19 Jun 2009, 11:05am by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers Gets Defensive

In the latest Varsity Numbers column, Bill Connelly digs deep into defensive numbers and comes up with one key question: Was TCU's defense really as good as the numbers insist?

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9 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2009, 9:02am by Theo

28 May 2009, 11:14am by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: 2008 Offensive Buffet

In the latest offseason VN column, Bill Connelly dives deep into offensive rankings to see what they may say about 2009.

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7 comments, Last at 03 Jun 2009, 4:58pm by bird jam

15 Apr 2009, 03:25pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: A '+' look back at 2008

Bill Connelly looks back at the 2008 Varsity Numbers statistics to see who was underrated or overrated (sorry, Mountaineers fans) last season, then compares his numbers to Brian Fremeau's to see where they disagree.

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23 comments, Last at 28 May 2009, 5:58pm by pokes

07 Jan 2009, 10:37am by Bill Connelly

BCS Championship Preview

Our BCS Championship preview is now a three-ring extravaganza. Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau look at the game through the numbers, and Russell Levine has the SDA podcast featuring both of them plus Orson Swindle. Then it's open discussion as Florida takes on Oklahoma tonight.

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47 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2009, 4:38pm by notanOUfan

26 Dec 2008, 12:20pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Bring Back the Quick Kick

Bill Connelly looks at the rates for success in college football for different down-and-distance situations. Sometimes you should go for it, and sometimes you should dust off the quick kick.

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17 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2009, 4:54pm by Jeff

19 Dec 2008, 03:46pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Revisiting Win Correlations

In Varsity Numbers this week, Bill Connelly takes another look at a pretty basic concept: the correlation between certain stats and good, old-fashioned wins and losses.

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2 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2008, 7:16pm by Bowl Game Anomaly

12 Dec 2008, 02:20pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: It's All About Timing

In the latest Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly looks at what down and distance considerations do to the EqPts concept. Who knew that Syracuse's offense was only mediocre?

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2 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2008, 4:00am by John

05 Dec 2008, 02:18pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Conference Breakdowns

What does play-by-play data tell us about the best and worst teams, offenses and defenses in the BCS conferences? Bill Connelly takes a look.

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12 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2008, 10:51pm by Kibbles