Ceded Power: the decline of Stanford football

PAC-12 fans have long known Stanford football for its brute-bully mammoth linemen who push and grind and bulldoze freeway passages for running backs who rise to Heisman candidacies. It was a scheme built by Jim Harbaugh in 2007 and in its first season, it produced the biggest point spread upset of all time---a 24-23 win … Continue reading Ceded Power: the decline of Stanford football

2020 by the numbers—a preliminary look at PAC-12 quarterbacks.

At the risk of dropping a giant clusterfark, I'm going to use data I've assembled from some updates of our prediction system and see if we can rank the returning PAC-12 quarterbacks in 2020, at least on a statistical basis. Yes.  I know.  Doing this six months ahead of time carries risk but we're also … Continue reading 2020 by the numbers—a preliminary look at PAC-12 quarterbacks.

The Strange Saga of the Impostor Opponent

On a balmy Saturday in South Florida, fans were filing into the Orange Bowl to watch their Miami Hurricanes play another underdog opponent. It would be weeks before they would realize they had witnessed one of the most unusual games in college football history. Besides talking about the game, there was plenty of chatter about … Continue reading The Strange Saga of the Impostor Opponent