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Okay, so former QBs.
Many of you probably still remember Steven Threet as the better half of our horror-show 2008 offense. I personally thought that Threet played as well as he could given injury, and wished him well as he transferred to ASU.
That being said, I came cross an interesting (an to be quite honest, jaw-dropping) bit of news today:
"Threet leads all Pac-10 quarterbacks and ranks seventh nationally in passing yards and is ranked first in the league and 10th in the nation in total offense (322.5 yards per game). More importantly to Threet, the Sun Devils high-powered offense has translated to a pair of wins over lesser opponents to start the season."
Threet's 2008 vs. 2010 stats are interesting:
Upon further review, I have also discovered that Ryan Mallet leads the SEC in total offense with 701 yards passing.
And um, I think you may have sure you've heard of this guy Denard.
So... former and current Michigan QBs lead three of the BCS conferences in total offense! Pretty wild. Good bit of trivia to drop at the tailgate, bar, or living room tomorrow. Thought you would enjoy.
How bad is the Big East this year? As a conference that was starting to gain respectibility (Cinci making a MNCG push, WVU solid streak of good years, Rutgers and UConn up and coming, Pitt playing with some big name players, etc.) but now it seems as if they've got nothing going for them.
Pitt started the year #15 and lost to unranked Utah. People were hyping UConn, and they didn't look very strong against us (hopefully because we're awesome!?), WVU almost lost to Marshall and now Cincinnati has lost more games in their first 3 than they did all last year. WVU is the only ranked team, coming in at #21. Rutgers and WVU are the only Big East teams to start the season 2-0, but those 4 wins are against such powerhouses as Florida International, Norfolk St., Coastal Carolina and Marshall (again, barely).
It's a shame this is an automatic qualifying conference still.
Looks like Kansas is going to be on and off depending on the week. Down 7-0 midway through the first to Southern Miss. Cal and Nevada also play tonight at 10.
and apparently, he's not flying below the Badgers' radar as Arizona St QB,Rivals: Threet not lost in Badger memory.
CommonCensus provides statistics on all sorts of totally irrelevant stuff, but one of their interesting ones is density of fans for NFL, MLB, NHL, and NCAAF.
The NCAAF (this link provides maginfiying capabilities at the original site):
Interesting to see the break down of the state of Michigan. It should at least offer some of you who like to bitch about MSU. If you open the image, it gets much bigger. Indiana is all sorts of colors, which seems pretty crazy, too.