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Study Hall: College Football, Its Stats and Its Stories

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Study Hall is an accessible, enjoyable look at the world of college football through the eyes of coaches, writers, and numbers geeks. The first of its kind, this book explores college football's current events, numbers, and tactics from a number of perspectives. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between the analytical side of the game and its real-life application. So ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published July 31st 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Nick Black
Sep 22, 2013 rated it liked it
BillC wrote a preview for every one of 125 FBS teams this year over at SBNation, vying quite candidly to become the Bill James of college football. Statistical innovations with which he is affiliated include F/+, PPP, and Success Rate, as well as the general movement towards opposition-weighted numbers. His essay to launch this year's season, "It's Personal: Why we love the silly, irrational, ridiculous, beautiful world of college football" was one of the finest pieces regarding my favorite game ...more
Andrew Elsass
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Must-read for anyone that's ever had a love affair with college football and wanted to pinpoint exactly just *why* it's so damn gripping. A great intro to advanced statistics as well with plenty of real-world examples.
Matt Atkinson
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love Bills work and this was almost like a love letter to college football and statistical analysis.
Joseph Siskey
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a huge college football fan (UGA) and fan of Bill's site on the internet, I have no real excuse why it took me so long to read this book. I should have read it before. It's a great book and the stats are very helpful in allowing the average fan to see the game differently. The stories mixed in and the anecdotes from players, coaches and others associated with college football make the book that much more enjoyable. I would recommend this book to any passionate football fan or to anyone who ...more
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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An entertaining, wide-ranging look at not just the state of college football statistical analysis, but of the game as a whole. Highly recommended for any fan.
Joe Loncarich
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Even if you're familiar with a lot of the statistical stuff, the stories in the book still make it well worth the read.
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