Unexpected Friday Orbit: ESPN’s Bill Connelly
Ty chats with ESPN’s Bill Connelly about the college football teams most affected by the pandemic, the challenges of comparing teams and conferences in 2020, the quirks of the SP+ amid an unevent season, what it all means going forward, and much more. Plus, overrated and underrated teams, the Group of Five’s raw deal, and what’s wrong with Texas football.
Psychic Network (5/3/2017)
Ty, Dan and SB Nation’s Bill Connelly gaze into their crystal balls and predict which spring storylines have staying power and which ones don’t. Plus, Bill breaks down his new book The 50 Best* College Football Teams of All Time.
Good Luck (2/10)
Ty and Dan are joined by Bill Connelly from SB Nation to run back through the highs and lows of the 2014 Big 12 football season, and figure out exactly how the “luck” stat is calculated. And, a plethora of Valentine’s Day questions from Verballers.
Bill Connelly, the Big 12 and the SEC (6/18)
Ty and Dan talk with Bill Connelly about a wide range of teams from the Big 12 and SEC before veering drastically off course to discuss first dates. Also, Ty gets shown up in an Asian restaurant in New York City. [powerpress]
Bill Connelly’s Numb3rs (3/4)
Dan is Ty-less, but checks in with Football Study Hall’s Bill Connelly to talk the latest college football metrics and what they tell us about the current crop of college football players and teams and where numbers are headed in the future as we constantly try to learn more. [powerpress]
Four Horsemen (7/11)
Ty and Dan join forces in New York City and talk with Bill Connelly and Brian Floyd from SBNation about Notre Dame’s bad luck in 2011, realistic expectations for Mike Leach in 2012, the value of betting on USC as a national champion, crazy football statistics and much more.
Behind the Numbers (4/14)
Ty and Dan talk with Bill Connelly from FootballStudyHall.com (among others) about the value of advanced statistics in college football, measuring coaching ability, offensive variability across college football, and the challenges associated with translating complex metrics into common English.