I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
So, I'm thinking Roy Roundtree is glad he went blue. I spent a little while assembling the numbers, and here's what I figured out.
Assuming that Roundtree was the same star at Purdue that he is here, averaging about 25% of his team's passing O, and played approx the same number of games, here's how it works out.
In 2009, he would've had a slightly better yardage year than he had with M, recording 534 total yards, but only two TD's.
In 2010, he would so far have only 335 yards and a little less than 2 TD's. He'd be on pace for MAYBE 500 and 3 TD's.
Yeah, with Michigan, he's on pace for RIGHT about 900-1000, with 6-7 TD's. One of those gets scouts looking. The others does not.
I think he's glad he went blue.
ESPN is reporting that Bill McCartney, former assistant coach under Bo and out of coaching since 1994, is potentially interested in the coaching vacancy at Colorado. The Buffs won their only National Championship under McCartney, partially with the infamous 5th Down vs. Missouri. 1994 also was the most painful Michigan loss I witnessed, with the Kordell Stewart 64 yd TD pass to end the game. It would be interesting to see if this happens . . . at 70 years of age, Bill McCartney seems a bit long in the tooth. But then, I guess if Joe Paterno is still coaching, anything can happen.
This is obviously a bizarre coincidence mostly relating to the Big East conference, however, per Doc Sat one in three coaches that loses to Bill Stewart at West Virginia is fired within two years afterward. Statistically, that is the kiss of death considering UWV has had a respectable record and is not a lesser team dealing out epic upsets that is throwing the opposing fan base into an uproar thereby demanding their coach's head. There may be a proxy for this with some winning coach in the NFL simply due to high churn, but this seems strange for the college ranks.
This article suggests that RR was rather scarred by the outcry from Braylon et al. Quoth RR:
"Roy likes the No. 12 and I think he'd be good just staying in that," Rodriguez told Ryan Terpstra on ESPN 96.1..."We haven't talked about (Roundtree’s number preference) at all, Rodriguez said. I've dealt with that thing a couple of years ago, so we've really tried to put that issue to bed."
Whether any of our current receivers deserve the #1 is something people can honestly debate. But it would be a shame if RR felt like he didn't have the authority to offer it to a deserving receiver. The J.T. Floyd incident in 2008 was an innocent mistake, and it sounds like RR doesn't want to give it to anyone now because he doesn't want to deal with the political outcry from Braylon et al. should he give it to someone they don't approve of.
Once RR was educated about the tradition, surely we can trust him to apply it appropriately.
Good morning, all. Let's start the day out with some love for good old #21 Junior Hemingway. Talk about finally coming into his own. And, the fourth-year junior is about to put himself in the UM record books.
He's averaging 20.5 yards per catch. If he can maintain that, it will will land him 7th on the all-time single season list for Michigan. I find that to be very impressive. He's also 3 100-yard games in Big 10 play this season.
Anyway, let's play trivia. Who would be the six former Michigan players ahead of him and from what seasons? Heck, let's just go ahead and name the current top-10.
Maybe this wont be as fun as it sounds, but we have to trduge through Hump Day somehow. So, let's hear your guess.
EDIT: HINTS! I PUT SOME HINTS DOWN BELOW, BUT I WILL PUT THEM UP HERE SO PEOPLE CAN SEE:
Alright, we got Toomer and AC. But, none of the 6 single seasons ahead of Junior right now.
Here's a hint
Of the remaining 8 in the top 10, three former MICH players are on their twice.....neither are Toomer or AC, btw.
The three guys who are in the top-10 with two different seasons all played for BO
One of others had one of the best NFL QBs throwing to him
And another played with Tom Harmon. Good luck with that one.
In lieu of the Cam Newton stuff, I figured this may be an appropriate question. First, let me disclaim that I would never want to see a minor league football system, if only for the selfish fact that I'm an avid Michigan fan.
That being said, why is there not an avenue for these kids to get paid in the three years they have to wait before going to the NFL? Is there one, but it is just not a common thing? I'd figure a guy like Williams or Clarett would have taken that route if presented it, so their options cannot be tangible.
I get that the big benefit of NCAA football is that kids that will never attain anything in the NFL are given the chance to get a great foundation for other professions. However, no matter how unethical these pay to play scenarios are, its pretty unfair that these kids don't have an option to be paid.
That being said, I still enjoy the soap operas that are the Auburn's and USC's of the world. They still deserve it for skirting the rules. The NCAA would stop at nothing to prevent a minor league, because it would cut into their non-profit margins. They may have enough pull to prevent this from ever happening The question is, is it fair?