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We just wanted to let everyone know about a couple ways to chat with your favorite FO folks on Mondays. Mike Tanier will be doing Q&A in the New York Times Fifth Down blog every Monday afternoon. Leave your questions, and he'll get to the answers. In addition, Bill Barnwell and Aaron Schatz will take turns each week doing pre-Monday Night Football chats at ESPN.com SportsNation, from 7:30 to 8:30 Eastern.
In case you haven't seen the latest copy of ESPN the Magazine, this year's NFL preview has a ton of content from Football Outsiders, including division picks straight from FOA 2009 (including each team's projection broken down into percentage chance of being a Super Bowl contender, playoff contender, and so on). The focus of the issue as a whole is on the offensive line, and part of that focus is a giant glossary of offensive line terms written by Mike Tanier. ESPN has also expanded this glossary online with a couple of features.
Our final college football conference preview for ESPN INSIDER looks at which Big Ten programs may be on the rise this season. It also asks whether the Big Ten needs to re-jigger its scheduling in order to improve matchups -- and raise strength of schedule to help teams get into BCS games.
Our division-by-division previews continue at ESPN Insider with this look at the AFC East. We explain our high expectations for Randy Moss and Dustin Keller, and our tempered expectations for Terrell Owens.