"Those who want to know how one first down in one game in 2004 could create an all-Big Ten BCS title game, a national title for Lane Kiffin, a bronze statue of Mike Shula and 16-team superconferences should keep reading."
Happy holidays, everyone. I'm sorry to report that Michigan football has been (unintentionally, I hope) trashed by Sports Illustrated. Andy Staples, who I think is generally well-regarded by the readership here, has a column about the correlation between the number of Rivals 100 recruits and BCS bowls. He uses the numbers from '06 to '09. This seems flawed right away because very few of the recruits would be involved in an '06 bowl, but whatever.
That isn't the main point here. No, it's that he somehow manages to turn 15 recruits (7 + 3 + 3 + 2 if I'm counting correctly) into... *30*. Yes, 30. He uses that information to take an soft shot at Michigan.
I don't understand what happened; he even has the lists at the end of the article.
Anyway, I just sent him a friendly request for a correction. If you're not too distracted by more important issues, I'd suggest that you do the same.