Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Apr 2018, 08:53pm by Brian Fremeau

NCAA Announces Kickoff Rule Changes

Fair catches on kickoffs received inside a team's own 25-yard line will result in a touchback beginning in 2018.

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12 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2018, 2:52pm by Dan

03 Dec 2017, 02:43pm by Vincent Verhei

College Football Playoff: Clemson-Alabama, Oklahoma-Georgia

Three spots were obvious, one was up for debate, but the College Football Playoff field is set: the No. 1 Clemson Tigers will face the No. 4 Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl, and the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners will play the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl on January 1.

It will be a moot point by then, but it will still be interesting to see how the FEI ratings view Alabama and the Ohio State Buckeyes when we gather that data later in the week.

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12 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2017, 2:51pm by FrontRunningPhinsFan

25 Sep 2016, 08:38pm by Brian Fremeau

LSU Fires Les Miles

The Les Miles era is over after 12 seasons in Baton Rouge. Miles survived an attempted coup late in 2015 but an underwhelming 2-2 start this year for a team with legitimate preseason playoff aspirations was enough evidence for LSU to pull the plug.

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4 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2018, 4:17am by Somillow

01 Sep 2016, 12:03pm by Brian Fremeau

Home Field Advantage Is Vanishing

Dirk Chatelain writing for the Omaha World-Herald presents potential reasons for an apparent decline in home field advantage in college football -- specifically highlighted in the Big Ten and Big 12. Among the hypotheses for why? More balanced officiating due to instant replay booth reviews.

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19 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2018, 8:59am by steve7876

20 Jul 2016, 11:21pm by Vincent Verhei

Ivy League Moves Kickoffs to 40-Yard Line

The Ivy League has announced that it has received permission from the NCAA to experiment with kickoffs this season. In conference games only, teams will kick off from their own 40-yard line, with kickoffs being brought out to the 20.

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28 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2016, 11:23pm by erniecohen

13 Oct 2015, 05:43am by Vincent Verhei

Spurrier Announces Retirement

One of the biggest coaching names in college football is calling it quits. (Click for more.)

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7 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2015, 1:53am by RobotBoy

12 Oct 2015, 05:04pm by Aaron Schatz

USC Fires Steve Sarkisian

At first, USC was going to let Steve Sarkisian get his life together and get over his alcohol addiction, but apparently the problem is too big for that. So USC fired Sarkisian today. There's plenty that can be said about the man's personal battle, but from a football standpoint this also opens up one of the top jobs in college football -- and one that's particularly enticing to NFL coaches who might be looking to go back to the college game. Let the Chip Kelly speculation begin.

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62 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2015, 1:31pm by fest201620

30 Apr 2015, 02:09pm by Matt Waldman

RSP Pre-Draft Ops Roundtable

I spoke with two experienced NFL football operations and personnel people about scouting, management, and strategy of building a team. This is easily one of my five favorite shows this year.

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3 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2016, 7:09am by arti110

27 Apr 2015, 10:35am by Matt Waldman

Ruining QBs: The NFL's Recipe for Disaster

The decision to start a rookie quarterback as the rule rather than the exception confounds me.

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14 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2016, 7:20am by arti110

19 Apr 2015, 12:09pm by Matt Waldman

RSP Film Room: QB Coach on Mariota

Why should a team adopt an Aaron Rodgers-like timeline to bring along Mariota? Here’s what a QB coach has to say.

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27 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2015, 3:22am by mehllageman56