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SITE NEWS: FO Welcomes Clinton, Acosta, and Pack as Staff Writers

It's time to introduce you all to our new staff writers. We had a ton of great applications for the open positions and it was very hard to narrow down the hiring process but we're feeling pretty good about the new folks who are going to be writing for Football Outsiders.

First of all, we're promoting Cale Clinton to staff writer. Cale has been doing work for us since 2017, mainly compiling The Week in Quotes but also contributing to Audibles at the Line. He's from New York (but somehow a fan of Boston sports teams) and a graduate of Amherst College. He's now a grad student at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communication.

Our next new staff writer is JP Acosta from Gainesville, Florida. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and has written for the SB Nation Jaguars site Big Cat Country. He now lives in Chicago where he is a grad student at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

JP and Cale will be sharing the Any Given Sunday column on Tuesdays this season with Cale continuting to also compile the Week in Quotes and JP contributing to next year's Football Outsiders Almanac 2022.

Our third new staff writer is on the college football end, please welcome Preston Pack. They will be our new writer for our college football preview column Seventh Day Adventure that runs on Fridays. Preston is a University of Tennessee student and is almost (not quite) the first FO staff writer to actually be younger than Football Outsiders itself. Preston is from Georgia and is a fan of Atlanta pro teams as well as, of course, the Volunteers. Go Rocky Top!

Thank you again to everybody who applied for these openings. As I said, there were a ton of qualified people doing really good writing and analysis. I'm hoping that you will be seeing some of the other applicants on FO in the next few months with guest columns and the like.


2 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2021, 7:49pm

1 Hola Willkommen Bonjour

Congrats to Cale Clinton, JP Acosta, and Preston Pack for joining the FO staff. Welcome to my favorite football site on the interwebs. 

2 Who ya think you're messing with!?!

FIX!! FRAUD!!! I was supposed to get this job! My polls prove it.

I wanna audit. My crack accrediting team 'The Saber Shinobis' will be by shortly. They'll prove I won the job!

(not the college one; I hate those games)