Mathlete, or really anybody good at poring through data. Tried to find this myself and after a few minutes of failed attempts figured if you already have a database saved up I might put forth a request. If I recall correctly when FL won the Championship a couple years back they had a verrry young secondary. Any way to find a comparison?? Obviously one team doesn't predict another, but if they did have a young secondary might help give some people a little more hope that it can be done.
Calling The Mathlete
secondary was very young vs us in 2007. They were all sophs and up for their NC.
this human seeking missle called Major Wright dude was a hitter even as a frosh
I don't think the secondary won them the NC.
I think the idea isn't that their secondary won them the championship, but that their secondary didn't keep them from winning the championship.
I think the current and prevailing view of UM's team is that the offense will be good-to-great, but the question is whether the defense will be competent enough to not lose too many games. In other words, the offense needs to win games, the defense needs to not lose them.
Um, yeah I got that but if he is trying to compare our team to the Florida team that won the NC, I think he is going to be pretty disappointed. Love him or hate him, Tebow was a great college football player. They have had a TON of 1st rd NFL draft picks and many others drafted. To say that our team can just win if our secondary is "competent" is not even close to the truth. Look at some of the other players they had...it is a ridiculous argument.
Right, I don't think anyone is saying that UM could win the national championship this year if the secondary is competent, just that an extremely young secondary does not necessarily spell DOOM. Obviously this UM team is not of the same caliber as Florida's NC team.
I think we might just go round and round on this but I understand we are not talking about winning a NC, just simply win games. But, their great players allowed the secondary to be a sore spot, we don't have those great players. We have a lot of really good, really young players. If this was two years from now, I might reconsider my argument. We have several (2-3?) offensive starters that will be starters in the NFL, Florida's whole team pretty much will.
You're probably right that we could just go back and forth. But your point is taken that young or not, Florida had a supremely talented team. As an olive branch to put an end to this back and forth, here's a video of a parrot mating with a guy's head:
Florida had way more high profile recruits then than Michigan does now. I'd also venture to say that they had more than 5 CBs on the roster.
I suspect that the secondary will be better than we think, but it still don't expect them to be very good this year.
never punt. sorry mr hagerup. seriously though, RR should consider going for it on 4th down more often this year.
I would love to see the TFQO sometime this year.
I guess FL was just an example so maybe trying to compare our D to previous teams with a similar experience level rather than showing how much less experience we have.