This is the thread for signing up to chart the Penn State game.
So, I want to apologize first for the charting project losing some steam. I'm not sure what i should do when we only have 2-3 quarters covered. I've been trying to fill in the gaps myself, but the last few weeks just kind of blew up on me at home. Do we want Helmet Stickers and blog posts even if they're incomplete, or do we just want to leave things at the raw spreadsheets since that's what people will care about most?
The original Thread on the charting project is here:
We will break down the assignments by quarter, and by offense and defense. Please include notes as well on the special teams plays that end a given drive (so our kicking/punting falls under offense, theirs under defense).
We don't expect anyone to do this live. Try as I can, I still can't force myself to watch what the line is doing during the game when I can't wait to see what oh-my-god Braxton is going to do next.
The preferred due date for turning in charting data is the Wednesday following the game.
You can call more than one assignment, but do this only if you are 100% sure you can finish it.
Everyone remember to start with new copies of the offensive and defensive templates. I am making minor updates and improvements to them every week. This week, I added better support for extra points and field goals.
The template for offense is here:
The template for defense is here:
Please read the following guides before contributing to make our data collection more consistent:
Please look over them before the game and post any questions here. The notes section can be as detailed or basic as you want as long as it catches the key aspects of the play (if you look at an mgoblog UFR, that is the *high* end of what we would like.)
If a game goes to overtime... just look here after the game and volunteer to pick it up if you want to.
You can use the box score to fill in the first half of the spreadsheet. Here's the one for cal. I like to use the one that ESPN posts to copy all of the values I can into the spreadsheet, and then when I'm looking at video I just have to fill in five or so values per play.
1Q Offense -
1Q Defense -
2Q Offense -
2Q Defense -
3Q Offense -
3Q Defense -
4Q Offense -
4Q Defense -
I will take one quarter that isn't volunteered for, or run some more interesting stats if all are filled. All volunteers also get helmet stickers :)
Awesome find by Ross Fulton! Urban Meyer's playbook from when he was at Utah. His base plays have not changed much.