Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Just saw the update on WN. Mike Martin, David Molk, and Junior Hemingway have all received invitations to attend the NFL Combine in Indy, February 22-28. The complete list of invitees is found here.
Congratulations to them, but a bummer that Koger and RVB didn't receive invites.
SUPER BOWL XLVI
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If you're at all like Tom Blockham, the Super Bowl was easy enough to watch,
because either way a Michigan Man was going to get himself a ring. The hard
part was explaining to your co-workers that your collegiate loyalty is
more important than any professional franchise.
All apologies to Zoltan Mesko and David Baas for
not giving them props in the strip as well.
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Well, that was quick...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Due to an extremely high level of demand, the University of Michigan Athletic Ticket Office announced today (Tuesday, Feb. 7) that the University's allotment of tickets to the Cowboys Classic against Alabama is sold out. Michigan received just less than 25,000 tickets for the football team's 2012 season opener and sold out before a public sale could take place.
"We have received unprecedented interest in tickets for the Cowboys Classic game with Alabama," said chief marketing officer Hunter Lochmann. "The demand is on par or greater than our athletic department has ever seen."
If the athletic department receives standing room tickets, those will be offered in the following order:
- Victors Club members with 1-49 priority points without previous Cowboys Classic orders
- Michigan football season ticket holders with no priority points
- General public
Standing room ticket availability will not be known until late April. All individuals within the aforementioned groups will receive M-mail communication if and when standing room only tickets become available.
Yesterday I stated in another thread that the 97 defense carried a horrid offense to the NC. I was taken to task by a couple of posters that the 97 offense was anywhere from underrated to good to could score when they wanted Lloyd just held the reigns. Not sure why but this kind of surprised me that more than a few people stuck up for that offense. I asked a few people the rest of the day that question and most agrred with me that it was anywhere from mediocre to blah.
As we have seen the last few years people have a big difference on what they think is a successful offense so I wanted to get a board wide feel on where we slot this offense from 97. Put your vote in from 1 to 10. 10 being 95 Nebraska's run game mixed with Spurriers 97 fun gun passing game and 1 being 08 Michigan. I know a lot of guys have stats already worked up so please use some stats to back up your claims if you can.
The guys in the other thread made me reconsider my own opinion and looking at the stats and production I don't think they were good but maybe they weren't as bad as I remember. I'll give them a 4. My quick stat check looked at the last 11 years of Lloyd's tenure.
Pts per game they were 10th of a 11 years.
Pass yds per game they were 10th of 11 years
Yds per carry they were 6th of 11 years
That would seem to support my argument depending on how you feel about Michigan' offense during this period, but as we've seen with some of the advanced stats that have come out there are a lot of factors that go into those pretty generic stats so I can be swayed if you have a good point or stat.
Have at it.
Turnover Margin and Wins: Is there a Correlation? Analyzing College Football Turnover Margins Since 2006
If you ever read articles from Phil Steele, he has a theory that a team that has forced double digit turnovers in excess of the times they turned the ball over will either equal their win total the following year, or will decrease their wins. As a corollary, a team who has turned the ball over double digit times more than they forced turnovers, will at least equal their win total the following year, or will increase their wins.
If you are like me, you are at least skeptical of this theory. So I went ahead and ran the numbers, going back to the 2006-2007 season. We looked at the team’s win total in 2006, their turnovers in 2006, and their win total in 2007. If the team had net double-digit turnovers, either to the positive or the negative, they came into the population study. Then a comparison was made between whether the team should have improved or at least stayed the same. Note that when looking at win totals for each year, I am only including regular season win totals, so no bowl games or conference championships are included.
If you want to see all of the charts since the 2006-2007 season, visit my website. For sake of brevity, I’m only going to include the 2010-2011 chart here. I’ll cover the 2011-2012 chart in a few weeks.
|Team||Conference||Net||2010 Wins||2011 Wins||Win Difference||Correct?|
|Ohio State||Big Ten||15||11||6||-5||YES|
|Oklahoma State||Big 12||12||10||11||1|
|Middle Tennessee||Sun Belt||-19||6||2||-4|
|New Mexico||Mountain West||-12||1||1||0||YES|
Since the 2006-2007 season up through the 2010-2011 season (five seasons), I reviewed the turnover differential. Here are the results:
58/76 with double-digit turnovers to the positive either won less games or stayed the same (76.3%).
55/64 with double-digit turnovers to the negative either won more games or stayed the same (85.9%).
113/140 total followed trend (80.7%)
In case you were wondering the stats from the 2010-2011 season:
16/18 with double-digit turnovers to the positive either won less games or stayed the same (88.9%).
10/12 with double-digit turnovers to the negative either won more games or stayed the same (83.3%).
26/30 total followed trend (86.7%)
So sad to see... Looks like most of the stuff he's received throughout his career got lifted. I hope the local police can catch up to the bastards. It's not like it'll go unnoticed on EBay, after all, we're not OSU were it'd be lost in a sea of memoribilia-for-sale.