A great deal of discussion exists around the offense. I was thinking about a way of determining how good or bad production has been over the last three years. The areas I was thinking would be the best in the evaluation are rushing yards, passing yards, and points. Naturally things like conversion percentage are good and could also be included but so many things go into that (and we have had a number of diaries on those issues).
To normalize the data a bit I was thinking of looking at production as a percentage of the defense average. For instance, Michigan passes for 250 yards, rushes for 120 yards and scores 14 points against a defense that only gives up 200 passing yards, 150 rushing yards and 10 points on average. That week would then be 125%, 80%, 140%. We can then have three graphs that show week over week how we do and see if we are trending up or down over time.
My concern is that Michigan playing is a one off event and we are comparing that to a 12 game season average so that same defense could have high variance so that production is not really different statistically from 100% across the board.
There was a great deal of rework done on the tread about youth on the O Line so I am hoping to get some ideas on data analysis now so that the obvious issues could be addressed and no one (or perhaps very few) expects a rework later.