Read Option – 6 August 2015

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For your consideration, a curated list of articles I read recently that helped me understand and/or enjoy football more.

Boston College Read Option Run Game by James A Light
A detailed breakdown of one of the most prevalent concepts in modern college football. James` site is a chock full of breakdowns like this for anyone looking to better understand the Xs and Os of the sport.

Implied SRS ratings of College Football teams in 2015 by Chase Stuart
Using the Vegas lines for all games currently on the board, Chase reverse-engineered Vegas` implied power ratings. Such a great piece and a badass use of publicly available information.

How to Feed and entire NFL team during Training Camp via BoltsFromTheBlue
The whole thing is interesting, but the section called ˝how much do these guys eat˝ near the end is mesmerizing with details on how much food an NFL player consumes daily if they are trying to gain, maintain, or lose weight.

The Smart Football Glossary by Chris B. Brown
All the football jargon that you always wanted to ask about but didn`t know who to ask, Chris runs through more than 30 terms with pictures and videos to supplement your learning. I felt smarter after reading this.

Miami`s Hunter Knighton ready for return after nearly dying on field via ESPNCFB
One of my favorite things about college football are the individual stories of triumph. I cannot begin to imagine what this young man`s experience has been like.

And one final thing that made me laugh…

A little kid reacting to the news that Marcus Mariota will not be playing QB for Oregon this year.

What is the best article you have read lately? Leave a comment with the link and a quick blurb; I would love to check it out and possibly include it in a future edition of Read Option.

Jon Moore is a contributor at RotoViz and a cohost of Rotoviz Radio – A Fantasy Football Podcast.  Continue this conversation with him on TwitterGoogle+ or Facebook.