Check out my reasoning at Football Study Hall and try to forget that I picked Georgia to win two years ago, or when I picked Michigan last year.
There’s not a lot of evidence that I’m particularly good at picking the playoff teams. Maybe no one is, but my track record isn’t great. Last year I apparently picked Michigan, Alabama, Oregon, and Florida State. FSU got derailed early by injuries and Francois wasn’t as good as I expected. Michigan was a solid pick but … [Read more…]
Over at Football Study Hall I surveyed some of the better OL units of this decade in college football and what sorts of parts went into their assembly.
(I’m reposting and updating this article from its original placement). While writing up a post recently about Kavontae Turpin and the role he’ll play in the TCU offense in 2016, I decided to track the Big 12’s history of fantastically productive little guys. There have been so many, that it seemed about time that we … [Read more…]
I did just that over at SB Nation. Examining all the winning calls that brought down Alabama just brings into clearer picture how the key to beating the Tide is being able to throw the ball at a high level. Like last year, the Tide trying to be cautious with their pass-rush to allow them … [Read more…]
I can honestly say I saw that coming. I reviewed what we’d learned from last year’s matchup between these two teams and I did a big stat/unit breakdown on Football Outsiders where I boiled things down to: There are three elite units in this game, two of them are Clemson’s (their O and D). Alabama’s offense … [Read more…]
My big preview of Alabama vs Clemson, round II is up at SB Nation. I found myself talking myself into the Tigers in this one.
Read about it at Football Study Hall! The biggest factor was undoubtedly that Clelin Ferrell dominated the Ohio State OL and they were awful at LG after Michael Jordan went down. He had four tackles, three behind the line of scrimmage and one on a sack, but he was involved in a few other instances … [Read more…]
On one hand it’s rather disappointing that neither Washington nor Ohio State were able to provide Clemson or Alabama with enough of a challenge to give us a good game. On the other hand, I was exhausted from traveling with an 18-month old anyways so I can’t complain that I was able to fall asleep … [Read more…]
If Washington can’t stop the QB-read run game for Alabama, this game won’t be much fun to watch. Check out my preview on how that will go down over at SB Nation.