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Aaron Schatz on Pick Six Podcast

I went on the CBS Sports Pick Six podcast with Will Brinson to talk about Football Outsiders Almanac 2018 and preview the upcoming season. We get into the surprisingly mediocre Jaguars forecast, talk about why the Browns could be a playoff contender, and ask if the Bears can be the new Rams.

Ohio State Puts Urban Meyer on Administrative Leave

Huge news from college football, as the Ohio State Buckeyes are putting Urban Meyer on "paid administrative leave." They are investigating claims in a story from college football reporter Brett McMurphy that Meyer was aware of allegations against a former Ohio State assistant coach and did nothing about it. This could be the end for one of college football's premiere coaches at his dream job. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be the acting head coach during the investigation.

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SITE NEWS: FOA 2018 Errata Sheet

Information about correcting a handful of errors in the print version of Football Outsiders Almanac 2018. (Click to read more.)

SITE NEWS: Regarding Kindle Version of FO Almanac 2018

We regretfully announce that there will be no Kindle version of Football Outsiders Almanac 2018. (Click for more details.)

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FMIA: Philly's Hunger for Another Super Bowl Run

Peter King has some tidbits from Football Outsiders Almanac 2018 in today's Football Morning in America column.

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Rams, Gurley Agree to Record Deal

If reports are correct, Todd Gurley has completely reset the market for running backs. Gurley and the Rams have apparently agreed on a four-year extension which will be tacked on to the two years he has remaining on his rookie deal. The deal will be worth $60 million including $45 million in guarantees. This will give him the highest annual contact value of any running back except for Le'Veon Bell on the franchise tag. By a LOT.

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SITE NEWS: Football Outsiders Almanac 2018 Now Available!

We're happy to announce that the PDF version of Football Outsiders Almanac 2018 is now available for download! (Click to read more.)

FOA 2018 Inevitable Errors/Mistakes Thread

Please use this thread to alert us to errors, misspellings, and other typos in Football Outsiders Almanac 2018. Let us know the error and the page. We'll correct these in future versions of the book, and you can re-download and get a corrected copy.

55 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2018, 6:26pm by rosmith51

Richard Sherman's Cornerback Summit

Since Peter King left for NBC, MMQB has been passing around the weekly Monday morning column, and Robert Klemko takes it this week. He's got a lot of interesting discussion with a group of cornerbacks who Richard Sherman gathered at Stanford this offseason to work out together and share notes on opposing receivers. Klemko speaks to Sherman, Aqib Talib, and Malcolm Butler about their moves to new teams and how they might fit into those schemes. Also lots of good info in here from our partners at Sports Info Solutions. You'll find more of the SIS charting data on these players (plus A.J.

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