Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

21 Nov 2008, 04:17pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Another Big (12) Saturday Night

In the latest Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly takes a look at the latest Game of the Century of the Week, Texas Tech at Oklahoma.

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3 comments, Last at 27 Jul 2009, 1:37am by Malena

14 Nov 2008, 01:55pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: What's Up in Morgantown?

West Virginia has been completely baffling in its offensive inconsistency. What happened? Plus, a look at Iowa-Penn State.

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2 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2008, 6:19pm by Anon

07 Nov 2008, 03:47pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Playing with Fire

Bill Connelly examines the offenses of Texas and Missouri, and asks whether too much success on passing downs is a sign of foreboding.

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4 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2008, 9:55am by Rover

31 Oct 2008, 04:55pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Luck, Coaching, or Talent?

Bill Connelly investigates why and how Minnesota has surged into the Top 25 and if it can stay there. Also: a "VN box score" analysis of Texas-Oklahoma State, and what it suggests for Texas-Texas Tech.

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1 comment, Last at 23 Jul 2009, 8:02am by James

24 Oct 2008, 04:00pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: The New Box Score

Normal box scores don't tell you enough. Bill Connelly walks you through the Varsity Numbers box score.

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2 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2008, 3:58pm by Keegs