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09 Jan 2014, 11:22am by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: 2013 Projections vs. Reality

With the college football season in the rearview mirror, Bill Connelly compares FO's 2013 F/+ projections to the end-of-year numbers.

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1 comment, Last at 10 Jan 2014, 10:23am by ClemsonMatt

19 Dec 2013, 03:10pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: The Dreaded Bowl Break

Does the sometimes large break between the regular season and bowls have an impact on college football offenses? Or is that just something we say when our team doesn't perform well?

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5 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2013, 5:18pm by Bill Connelly

12 Dec 2013, 02:16pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Isolating Explosiveness

In this week's Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly takes a page out of baseball's playbook and attempts to isolate power from efficiency.

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8 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2013, 12:00pm by dcrockett17

05 Dec 2013, 02:15pm by Bill Connelly

VN: Hello, Old Friends

In this week's Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly revisits some measures and concepts: Adjusted Scores, Covariance, and momentum (or whatever you choose to call it).

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6 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2013, 12:19pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

21 Nov 2013, 03:28pm by Bill Connelly

VN: Weighing Offense and Defense

It's a bit of a given that we rate offense and defense the same in a given system of ratings. Does that have to be the case? Is there any chance a good offense is worth more than a good defense in college football?

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12 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2013, 7:56am by patrick1221

14 Nov 2013, 02:55pm by Bill Connelly

VN: Defensive Line Stats and Uncle Gary

Bill Connelly looks at defensive lines and Gary Danielson's new favorite statistic.

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3 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2013, 6:48am by Bill Connelly

08 Nov 2013, 04:18pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: USC? Really?

USC is eighth in the F/+ rankings. That doesn't make any sense, right? Bill Connelly investigates.

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31 Oct 2013, 04:36pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Revisiting the RYPR

By adjusting Yards per Target to incorporate some advanced measures, we come up with ... a stat that two Baylor receivers are blowing everyone else out of the water in.

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6 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2013, 10:21pm by Dan

24 Oct 2013, 05:48pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Ode to the Big Uglies

Bill Connelly looks at line stats, new and old, to gauge the general success of college football's offensive lines.

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18 Oct 2013, 03:24pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Projections and Reality

Bill Connelly takes a look at the 2013 preseason F/+ projections and compares them to what we've seen so far in the college football season.

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2 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2013, 11:26pm by Kalasana