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College Football

Murderball, refined

If 2014 is Will Muschamp's last stand at Florida, at least he's armed himself wisely by hiring former Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper.

Murderball, refined

If 2014 is Will Muschamp's last stand at Florida, at least he's armed himself wisely by hiring former Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper.

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Let's compare sizes

How does offensive system dictate the size of an offensive line?

Let's compare sizes

How does offensive system dictate the size of an offensive line?

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The art of finishing drives

College football boils down to creating scoring opportunities and converting them. What components most clearly impact the art of finishing drives?

The art of finishing drives

College football boils down to creating scoring opportunities and converting them. What components most clearly impact the art of finishing drives?

Inside Louisville's (old) new offense

Cheer up, Louisville sports fan. Your football team is going to start scoring a whole lot of points. As soon as it finds itself a quarterback.

Five Factors: A reset

Back in January and February, before I got myself waylaid by other projects, I introduced the idea of the Five Factors for college football.

Predicting Sack Rates

Can we accurately predict a team's future sack rate?

Passing Statistics and Sack Rates: What Matters?

Determining which passing statistics correlate with sack rates.

Sacks: Do down and distance matter?

Determining if down and distance matter when predicting sack rates.

Sack Rates and the impact on point differential

What can Sack Rates tell us about how many points an offense scores?

Analyzing recruiting commit dates

Examining if certain positions were more likely to commit earlier than others, whether recruits were more likely to commit to certain conferences before others, and whether in-state commits give their verbal pledges earlier or later than others.

Georgia's new challenge

The Dawgs' new defensive coordinator might prove to be an upgrade over Todd Grantham, but he's got a mess to clean up first.

How realignment changed recruiting

The most recent wave of realignment has ended, and now we'll spend the next few years figuring out the impact. Here's a look at how the recruiting landscape has changed.

How Kiffin changes Bama

The former prodigy gets one more chance to prove he belongs among football's elite, and he couldn't possibly have a better situation in which to do it. Here are the tweaks to expect from the Tide's attack.

Yahoo-baseball

Why not HUNH?

The debate here is not over the tactical merits of the HUNH necessarily, but of its strategic utility and its effect on the philosophical roots of the game

Sloan Deleted Scenes

More interview tidbits from Mike Leach, Jeff Bennett, and Gary Danielson regarding the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and college football analytics.

College football's 5 most important stats

Explosiveness, efficiency, field position, finishing drives, and turnovers are the five factors most directly correlated to winning football games. Check out the numbers.

Focusing Michigan's power

How will Michigan's new offensive coordinator bring the physicality of Saban's Alabama offense to the downtrodden Wolverines? The plan is straightforward.

Testing the "last official visit" theory

After looking at the five stars from this last recruiting cycle, half committed to the same school that they visited with their final official visit (or committed without taking an official visit at all).

2014 Advanced Stats Glossary

Here is a glossary for the terms used in the 2014 college football season previews at SB Nation.

2013 Football Study Hall All-America Team

A full roster of the best players in college football, as informed by advanced statistics

10 national championship gate-crashers

The College Football Playoff means more chances for new national title winners. Among teams that haven't won a title in the modern era (or ever), who's likeliest to make a run?

Bayes and College Football

How an 18th Century Presbyterian minister might help us better predict the 2014 national championship contenders.

Who spreads defenses out the most?

The spread ethos is to put playmakers in space and given them room to make plays. Who does that the most effectively?

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