Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Oct 2009

ESPN: USC's Trendy Defense

This week's college football feature for ESPN Insider takes a look at the USC defense. Is it truly as inconsistent as it looks?

Posted by: Brian Fremeau on 28 Oct 2009

1 comment, Last at 29 Oct 2009, 10:36am by Mythology Boy


by Mythology Boy (not verified) :: Thu, 10/29/2009 - 10:36am

I have a new metric I'd like to introduce, the Matt Predictive Indicator or MPI. MPI measures the likelihood that a statistic (like quarterback rating or DVOA) will become widely known and used by typical fans and journalists. Right now, using an admittedly small sample size, I can report that the MPI for FEI is -0.13. Of course, predictive adjustments are only at 60% this week, so there may still be a chance of an increase before the end of the football season.