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Study Hall: College Football, Its Stats and Its Stories
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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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
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