Nice. The diaries today have been good.
So at this point I am having many issues with finding enough information for schools not named Michigan before 2004. I've had to skip one Penn State class and am sure I'll have to do it with other schools. Fortunately, Purdue and Minnesota are mailing me their information. I've got requests out at many schools trying to get information. So at this point, I've got two Michigan classes in a row, and then back to the grind of finding information. Enjoy.
Edit: It's randomly bolded, and I can't get the editor here to unbold parts of it. I give up again. When I write my posts in dreamweaver they are supposed to come out perfectly!
Mini Recruiting Board Lives Here:
The 2002 class was recruited off of a mediocre 8-4 campaign in 2001, which succumbed to Tennessee in the Citrus Bowl. Lloyd aimed for a very balanced class here, though a light on the line on both sides of the ball. The emphasis on skill positions was expected to pay off in spades. This class contained 13 in-state players, showing Lloyd's preference for Michigan Men to come from Michigan.
How They Did:
Overall Record: 47-16
Varsity Letters: 61
Graduated on Team: 18
Started a Game: 17
Full Eligibility: 15
5th Year Seniors: 12
Nice. The diaries today have been good.
Steve Breaston wasn't an All-American returner?
I am only using First Team All-Americans. He was not First Team, according to Bentley.
Oh yeah, probably because of Desean Jackson. Also, what would a good man/game ratio be?
I think .75 will wind up being a great team, and there may be 1 or 2 that get to 1.0. .5 is a good team.
There is at least one error. "The senior season, at 7-6, reflects the starting percentage well."
I don't understand exactly what year would be the senior season, but we never went 7-6.
2005 would be the 4 year mark and that was 7-5
2006 would be the 5 year mark and that was 11-2
Yeah, that was a typo, my bad. The calculation is correct, and it's right on the spreadsheet I used.
Can I ask where you're finding the starter data? I'd be interested in taking a look at it.
bentley historical library's football section. google it.
Did anyone else from that class who didn't get drafted manage to get signed with a team anyway?
David Harris should be listed as a draftee:
Thanks, was that way on my spreadsheet but didn't translate to my chart of #'s...
Nice to see you got the MGoHTML working, sorry about the MGoBold. I told you I'd mgocomment.
Anyway, something of slight relevance: How did you go about getting Purdue and Minnesota to snail mail you this information, and do you know what all are they sending you exactly?
just sent them an e-mail request... rosters as far back as they have, starting lineups... whatever they can find.
phenomenal job, this class was subpar.
For comparisons sake, what are some of the starting percentage's for the classes around it?
How highly was this class rated to begin with? Not necessarily where they ranked as a team, but where did the individuals rank at their respective positions, and what was the overall average star/player? It might not have been that great of a class coming into UM (at least in comparison to the other classes around it).
2005 wasn't a great year, but it was a year that saw injuries hit the team hard. Not that one wants to use that as an excuse, because you hope there is enough depth and talent to overcome injuries, but having a great year is partly dependent on staying healthy.
Of the 23 students drafted, 18 graduated, 17 started a game, 15 used their full eligibility, and 12 played as redshirt seniors.
The fact that less then 2/3's of this class used their full eligibility is interesting. I'm guessing that with most classes that is higher and often times much higher. Were there a lot of transfers? career ending injuries?
Was this the class Kelly Baraka was supposed to be in?
Under the recruiting scores, can you post the calculation you came up with for other classes? I ask this purely to compare them. Thanks.
P.S. Great work!!