Yesterday I stated in another thread that the 97 defense carried a horrid offense to the NC. I was taken to task by a couple of posters that the 97 offense was anywhere from underrated to good to could score when they wanted Lloyd just held the reigns. Not sure why but this kind of surprised me that more than a few people stuck up for that offense. I asked a few people the rest of the day that question and most agrred with me that it was anywhere from mediocre to blah.
As we have seen the last few years people have a big difference on what they think is a successful offense so I wanted to get a board wide feel on where we slot this offense from 97. Put your vote in from 1 to 10. 10 being 95 Nebraska's run game mixed with Spurriers 97 fun gun passing game and 1 being 08 Michigan. I know a lot of guys have stats already worked up so please use some stats to back up your claims if you can.
The guys in the other thread made me reconsider my own opinion and looking at the stats and production I don't think they were good but maybe they weren't as bad as I remember. I'll give them a 4. My quick stat check looked at the last 11 years of Lloyd's tenure.
Pts per game they were 10th of a 11 years.
Pass yds per game they were 10th of 11 years
Yds per carry they were 6th of 11 years
That would seem to support my argument depending on how you feel about Michigan' offense during this period, but as we've seen with some of the advanced stats that have come out there are a lot of factors that go into those pretty generic stats so I can be swayed if you have a good point or stat.
Have at it.