After years of hoping someone would step up and provide easy access to advanced college football stats for the millions of die-hard fans, we finally decided to take matters into our own hands.
The difficulty in developing a reliable site to track college football stats is finding people to put in thousands of man hours watching and charting games. Fortunately, few sports have a fan base as loyal and, well, fanatical, as college football. And that’s were you come in.
In order for CFB Film Room to work, we need to form a team of analysts to chart the action on the field. Each game will have a small team assigned to different tasks, and the end result will be a full set of data for the game. So the more analysts we have, the more teams we can cover and the more in-depth we can go with our statistics.
If you’re interested in joining us, here are some of the basics you’ll need to know…
– For now, this is strictly a volunteer position. But we have high hopes for CFB Film Room. Those who get involved early and contribute quality content will be in the best position to take on more significant roles as we expand.
– As an analyst, you will be assigned one game per week and should expect to spend three to six hours charting the game. When you first start out, it will probably be closer to six, then as you start to memorize our procedures the process will start to speed up.
– Analysts have two roles: tracking game data and player participation. The majority of our stats are based on game data (missed tackles, dropped passes, etc) but player participation is critical for certain positions (tracking how many snaps offensive linemen participate in pass protection, for example).
– You’ll get access to all of our data, including everything that doesn’t appear online. And you’re more than welcome (even encouraged) to share this in your publications outside CFB Film Room or to your Twitter followers.
– You’ll be amazed at how working as an analyst changes the way you watch football. Your knowledge of the game, and especially of the teams you chart, will increase exponentially. It’s an opportunity every die-hard football fan should experience.
If you’re interested in joining our team, fill out our brief form below.