During these dog days of summer, in between sessions of stroking my own ego and genitilia, I occasionally peruse stats and seek to share some of these facts-that-may-only-interest-me with the rest of the Michigan fan community. This will be brief, but I enjoyed exploring this and wanted to share this with you. My only friends.
Brandon Minor is suh-weet. Like sweet ass, suh-weet. One thing I couldn't bother researching, but I hope one of you will, is touches-per-TD ratio and the nation's leaders. I'm pretty sure Minor would rank in the top 5 amongst those with 100+ carries. With 11 touchdowns on just 108 touches(5 receptions, 2 TDs included), Mandingo Thunder averaged a TD once ever <10 touches. That's sweet ass suh-weet, no?
As odd a fit for our spread offense he would seem to be at first glance, it's really not that unprecedented under RichRod with Kay Jay Harris fucking shit up at a tremendous clip(despite only starting 6 career games) at WVU and Oregon trouting out All-everything bulldozers like Johnathon Stewart and, now, Lagarette Blount. Those guys are both already/will be stud NFL backs thanks to their rare blend of size and acceleration(note: not speed. who gives a fuck about speed if it takes you forever to reach top-gear), and Minor figures to join them. My favorite statistic from last year is that Minor had 7 games in which he broke a 20 yard run. For comparisons sake, Jahvid Best - easily the most explosive back in the country - had 8 games(not including bowl game). Kendall Hunter had 8. Javon Ringer had 6. Lesean McCoy had 7. Noel Devine had 7. There's a myriad of factors that contribute to Minor's production(not the least of which is his relative lack of a workload), but to be in that kinda company - read: guys who played in coherent offenses - while playing on such a shittacular offensive unit is kinda noteworthy.
I'm not making any predictions for Brandon this upcoming season. For all we know, he'll contract fumbleitis again and Carlos Brown will kick some ass instead. All I will say is, when healthy, that mother fucker will be fucking.shit.up.