An ARTICLE at nfl.com analyzes which schools have produced the most quarterback talent for the NFL over the past 25 years. Michigan comes out tops in the B1G, finishing second only to USC. The methodology is not fully clear, but the evaluation
took into account their history of producing NFL quarterbacks over the past 25 years, the quality of signal-callers they've produced, the offense they typically run and even took a look into future a little bit to see what kind of pipeline there is for the school.
Second place in the country (really world ... really, space!) is a testament to the pedigree of the program. Granted, the article rightly notes that Tom Brady has skewed things a bit in Michigan's favor, but the rest of the list is pretty good too.
The paragraph on Michigan states:
Thanks mostly to Brady, the Wolverines might have one of the better hit rates on sending QBs to the NFL in recent years. All seven quarterbacks drafted in the past 25 years started at least one game in the NFL and four of them have thrown for more than 10,000 yards as a pro. While it's unclear if head coach Brady Hoke will keep his job much longer, it's doubtful Michigan moves away from a pro-style offense after the failed Rich Rodriguez experiment. With a big brand name and the ability to get signal-callers from any part of the country, this is one area where Michigan wins a head-to-head with its rival, Ohio State.
So pay attention QB recruiting prospects. Here you can play school and play ball. And we promise never to saddle you with the likes of Lane Kiffin.
In light of the board's infinite football knowledge recently recovering the Aaron Shea incredible blockitude, I have another play I've been trying to find for years. I was young when I was at this game, so I don't remember many details, but any help would be appreciated...
Michigan was on offense near the south endzone (I think) and Todd Collins was at the helm. From what I can remember, he took the snap, rolled to his right, then gave the best throw fake I've ever seen. I think more than one defensive player bit on it, then Collins basically hid the ball on his hip and walked into the end zone.
I remember being blown away by the fake at the time, but can't remember any of the game details. It was a long time ago, so I'm hoping my memory of that moment isn't way off.
Ring a bell to anyone?
After Jason Campbell getting benched today for the terrible skins, looks like Michigan will have 3 starting QBs in the NFL: Brady, Henne, and Collins.
The only schools that I can think of that have 2 QBs starting are Purder (Brees, Orton) and USC (Cassel, Palmer)
Which got me to thinking, when was the last time Michgan had so many starting QBs in the NFl, and have any other schools had more than 3 in a season?