Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Jul 2011

FO in Maple Street Press College Football Annuals

College football season kicks off in only six weeks, and the good folks at Maple Street Press have just released their team-specific college football annuals to help fans get ready. Brian Fremeau and Bill Connelly each contributed essays to the collection this year.

In Crimson Tide Kickoff, Bill provides a thorough examination of Alabama's potential championship profile as well as an extended review of the Tide's demolition of Michigan State in its bowl game last January.

In Wolverines Kickoff, Brian breaks down Michigan's extraordinary success on offense last year and almost equally extraordinary deficiencies on defense and special teams, isolating on the keys to a successful debut campaign for Brady Hoke.

In Irish Kickoff, Brian takes a closer look at how field position successes and failures have been a critical factor in Notre Dame's decade of mediocrity, and finds that the Irish defense's ability to exceed expectations last fall was a critical factor in the late-season run.

Brian also designed position unit graphics for all 12 team issues (Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin) and a two-page graphic breaking down Notre Dame's 2010 season possession by possession.

Ordering information and a rundown of the complete table of contents for each issue including essays by a variety of friends of FO is available on the Maple Street Press website. The annuals are also available now in bookstores and news stands in each region.

Posted by: Brian Fremeau on 19 Jul 2011

8 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2012, 4:36pm by Glenn


by Theo :: Tue, 07/19/2011 - 7:26pm

Football Outsiders are due on Maple Street! This is beyond my imagination!

by TomKelso :: Wed, 07/20/2011 - 12:20am

They only seem monstrous because of the bodybuilder ads -- don't go all Twilight Zone on us!

by Theo :: Wed, 07/20/2011 - 12:51pm

I have adblock plus, so I don't see ads.

by dbostedo :: Thu, 07/21/2011 - 10:18am

Some of these might be worth seeing. They've gotten crazy ridiculous.

by Drunkmonkey :: Thu, 07/21/2011 - 10:26am

OK, so I've never really minded ads until now. These are just... just... horrifying. How do I get ad blocker that works?

by tuluse :: Thu, 07/21/2011 - 4:23pm

Just search for adblock plus. It works best with Firefox, but the Chrome version works pretty well too.

by Emile Evans (not verified) :: Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:57am

Are the 2012 annuals in print? I am interested in Auburn and Texas.
Emile Evans
214 Stonegate Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36305

by Glenn (not verified) :: Mon, 10/22/2012 - 4:36pm

I did not see a football magazine about the U of Wisconsin in any of the local stores this fall. Did you publish one and/or are you going to publish one for the 2013 season?