Recruiting monopolies

A few weeks ago I collected data on how many blue chips came out of nearly every state in the country (per 247) over the years 2015-2019, as well as how many of those players went to the top in-state school. I collected a few other bits of data on this deep dive that I’ll … [Read more…]

Belichik’s other contribution to anti-spread D

I mention it in my new post on Football Study Hall breaking down the 2018 Mississippi State offense against the Auburn defense. This solution maybe didn’t totally originate with Belichick, but I think he made it particularly popular. The Patriots created a 46 front after the snap against the Seahawks zone-read game. That meant there … [Read more…]