Brian Fremeau Football Outsiders Staff

Brian Fremeau

Staff Writer
College Analyst
Since 2006
South Bend, IN

BRIAN FREMEAU contributes the Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) has been analyzing college football drive stats for Football Outsiders since 2006. More of his findings can be found on his own site, bcftoys.com. A lifelong Fighting Irish fan, Brian can be found every home football Saturday in Notre Dame Stadium. He can be found there every day, in fact, due to his campus facility operations responsibilities. He lives in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife and two daughters.

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Is Charlie Weis the Problem at Notre Dame?

In the press conference following Notre Dame's October 20th beatdown at the hands of USC, head coach Charlie Weis challenged the media members present and anyone else listening to "Get your shots in while you can." Jonathan Chait of Slate.com eagerly jumped into the ring and blasted Weis as "The

October 31, 5:23 pm ET
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October 31, 5:23 pm ET
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Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 9

Last week, the Bulls of South Florida lost their first game of the year, yet were still ranked No. 2 in the season's first FEI rankings. They've lost two games in a row now. Brian Fremeau looks at where they ended up and why they're in that position, and also breaks down the top 25 teams in the country by offensive and defensive strength.

October 31, 3:43 pm ET
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October 31, 3:43 pm ET
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FEI 2007 College Football Season Preview

Given the high rate of roster change in college football, can a ratings system based on past drive data from one season predict the next season? The answer, it turns out, is "better than you think." Brian Fremeau brings us the official debut of FEI on Football Outsiders, with a few picks for underrated and overrated teams heading into the college season.

August 28, 1:59 pm ET
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August 28, 1:59 pm ET
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Introducing the Fremeau Efficiency Index

FO readers know that championship teams demonstrate their strength by winning big. Yet, the computer polls that determine the bowl rankings for college football do not consider margin of victory. To develop a FO-worthy metric, we must distinguish between a 17-point lead earned before halftime against Miami and a 17-point lead earned in the final quarter against Miami of Ohio. Introducing Brian Freamau's FEI ratings, which analyze drive efficiency rather than final scores and may be the first step towards DVOA for college football.

November 09, 12:00 pm ET
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November 09, 12:00 pm ET
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