Also they are 12th overall in that metric (Defense is 54th). This is a play by play based metric.
They are ranked 19th in FEI which is a drive based metric.
FWIW, Notre Dame is 5th in S&P+, and since SOS is considered in these rankings, Michigan's ranking is buyoued upon the data's faith in ND.
It's bizzare that, even in light of al the whining about the offense, its still elite according to these metrics (in which i personally put a lot of stock). It does seem that Michigan has gotten by offensively largely on talent, with unsustainable playmaking bailing us out. But if some of the negative RPS schematic issues get worked out...Watch out.
*Not intending to incite any manball v spread debates.
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With his decision in the near future (10/6), might our class be one person closer to filling up? I have read that he isnt supposed to take his official to Tennessee until after this decision date. How can that not be good news for the maize and blue?
9:30 tonight on NFL Network
He was miked for week 2.
The three top rushers in the conference are all QBs: Taylor Martinez, Denard Robinson, and Marqueis Gray. The three top rushing QBs in the country are all in the Big Ten. In addition to those three, Nathan Scheelhaase, Russell Wilson and likely future starters Braxton Miller (ugh) and Devin Gardner (yay) can all burn you with their legs. Adam Rittenberg discusses this trend.
Right now, B1G has a better crop of running QBs than any other conference - who would have predicted this state of affairs 10 or even 5 years ago? Hopefully the inability to defend against a mobile QB is one Michigan tradition that doesn't come back.
I contacted the Michigan Athletic Department about getting Season DVD's from them each year and offered to pay nicely for them. They got back to me saying that they would not be able to accommodate due to TV rights etc...
Anyone know of a place that does package and sell season DVD's? I ask because I have a friend that is a Nebraska fan and he gets them every year. This would be really cool to have for the cave- a season DVD library.