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Advanced stats, "Moneyball" help Manny Diaz Measure Team's Performance

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It's behind ESPN's pay wall unfortunately, but Bruce Feldman sat down with Manny Diaz to talk about Diaz's interest in advanced football statistics and how he uses them to better understand what makes a defense work. It's intriguing stuff, SB Nation's own Bill C. gets a shout out, and it perhaps marks a departure from Muschamp's philosophy. Though I think Muschamp's famous quote "stats are for losers" is a bit misconstrued (as the context of the comment related to the juxtaposition of statistical success with winning games), there is something there. I suspect some of you won't be particularly enamored of this statistical development (particularly given the warm embrace of Muschamp's luddite rallying cry that I've noticed), but I for one applaud Diaz for seeking any advantage he can find, even when it comes from the depths of the *gasp* internet.

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