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Warning: Math and Analysis Ahead

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Statistics and its associated analysis apparently came in vogue today as both the Syracuse Post-Standard and the Utica Observer-Dispatch attempted to tread in a minefield that I gladly traverse on a frequent basis.

In an effort to provide context to these aforementioned pieces, I provided brief analyses over at the Syracuse FanHouse. As a public service to everyone that is not reading the FanHouse on a daily basis, I've excerpted these essays below.

Orange Offensive Approach: Run, Don't Pass, to Victory
The recipe for victory is created through various ingredients. For some, the difference between triumph and failure turns on the success of and emphasis on an offense's passing attack. For others, it is efficiency in the running game that serves as a team's "tipping point."

Syracuse, in both theoretical approach and functional strategy, falls into the latter category. Unfortunately, not every observer of the Orange football program recognizes that fact.
Syracuse Improves While it Regresses
The concepts of regression and progression rest on principles of relativity and context. When analyzed through a prism of improper context, incorrect presumptions reach viral capacity.

Bud Poliquin, columnist and resident windbag of the Syracuse Post-Standard, has found confusion in an area of sound statistical principle. Responding to Syracuse Post-Standard staff writer Donnie Webb's piece in today's edition, Poliquin fails to recognize the progression the Syracuse football program has made in less than 12 months. . . .
As an aside, many readers have emailed asking when I'm going to catalogue player trangressions that have taken place within the Connecticut football program much like I have with the Huskies basketball program.

The short answer is "eventually." To be honest, so many Connecticut gridders are getting pinched these days that I'm having trouble keeping up.

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