The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
I thought it would be interesting to see how the B1G teams fared against each other with number of players drafted and what rounds they went in. Overall, it was not a good year for the B1G with only 22 players selected and just one making into the first round. I created a table that shows the number of players drafted from each team, then assigned points based on the round drafted to come up with a point total for each B1G team. I used the following numbers: first rounders were given 7 points, second rounders 6 points, and so on. Obviously the point totals are open to debate. Is a first rounder really worth the same as as 7 seventh rounders? Who's to know? Anyway, with this metric I devised, Michigan ended up with a total of 5 points based on Denard's fifth round selection (3 points) and Will's sixth round selection (2 points). Obviously, had Taylor Lewan entered the draft, Michigan's score would have been much higher. As Lewan would have almost surely gone in the first round, that would have made Michigan's point total 12, good enough for fourth place, just ahead of Ohio.
I went ahead and threw in Rutgers and Maryland at the end of the chart just out of curiosity. If Rutgers were in the B1G this year, they would have topped the conference both with number of players drafted as well as point total.
2013 NFL Draft: B1G Edition
Edit: Corrected based on FlintB16's post
Big Ten just put out the press release:
Big Ten East Division: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers.
Big Ten West Division: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.
9 game conference schedule beginning in 2016.
Protected cross-division games eliminated with the exception of Indiana-Purdue.
East Division will have 5 home conference games in even years, meaning Michigan will have Ohio State at home in our 4 game home conference slate in odd years.
Now that Jordan Kovacs is headed down south to play for my beloved Dolphins, I was wondering if the individual players receive compensation or royalties for any of their pro jersey sales. If Mr. Kovacs makes the team, I intend to purchase an Kovacs Dolphins Jersey. I'd like think that he gets a small piece of that. Anybody know?
We get to see if Michigan will go to Jersey Shore in 2014 or 2015 for their annual East division game. Woohoo?
Per their FB
The Big Ten Conference is apparently close to announcing new divisions, new division names, and an expanded league schedule format. Sunday's "BTN Football Report" at 7:30 p.m. ET will examine the results of Sunday’s vote by the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors. The show will also include an interview with Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart chimes in on the latest reports. What do you think of what we're hearing?
Be nice, this is my first thread post.
Thought it'd be good to have a thread centralizing the info. So far:
Craig Roh- Carolina Panthers
It's official I am Carolina Panther!!— Craig Roh (@CraigRoh88) April 27, 2013
Roy Roundtree- Cincinnati Bengals
Roy Roundtree said he will sign with the Cincinnati Bengals
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) April 27, 2013
Elliot Mealer- New Orleans Saints
Patrick Omameh- San Francisco 49ers
Patrick Omameh said he will sign with San Francisco— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) April 28, 2013
Jordan Kovacs- Miami Dolphins
Jordan Kovacs texts he will sign with the Miami Dolphins— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) April 28, 2013
Kenny Demens- Houston Texans
Michigan LB Kenny Demens to the Texans as well. Brandon Bishop to the Vikings according to @shanephallam— James Christensen (@NEPatriotsDraft) April 28, 2013
Ricky Barnum- Washington Redskins
Washington it is REDSKINS— Ricky Barnum Jr (@SlickRicDaRuler) April 28, 2013
Brandin Hawthorne- St. Louis Rams
For anyone interested, Darryl Stonum- Kansas City Chiefs
kansas city chiefs! thanks everyone for the love n support. God is great and he gets the glory. time to work now!— Darryl Stonum (@CornellStone7) April 28, 2013
And speaking of transfers, Dann O'Neill- Houston Texans
Congrats to Big Will!
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