If you're like me, you're getting pretty much desperate for something, anything to read about college football until September 1 (or really August 30th, I suppose). I was Wikipediaing (is that even a verb?) some football and stumbled upon Tressel's success from his first season at OSU, where he went 7-5, to his 2nd season where he went 14-0 and won the national championship.
This prompted me to take a look back at our coaching staff and their performance from year one to year two, which I have handily organized into this table*:
|Coach||First Year||Second Year||First Year Win %||Second Year Win %||Change|
|Fielding H. Yost||11-0||11-0||100.00%||100.00%||0.00%|
*Win% only counts wins, ties count as a game played (so a 6-1-1 record means the win percentage is 6/8 * 100, not sure if that's standard practice, but that's how I did it)
**Of course, this is merely speculation, maybe.
What should I get from this?
Really, I don't know. This is mostly just FYI and a product of my curiosity (and boredom at work, 'tis a slow day).
- 10 of 13 head coaches either maintained the previous year's success, or improved upon it
- Year 1 to Year 2 expects to see a 5.16% increase in the number of wins from the previous year (grand mean)
- In improved years, the average increase in the number of wins was 16.20%
- Yost is the only other coach beside Hoke that managed 11 wins in his first season at Michigan, Yost went on to win 11 the next.
- I'm sure there's some more
Well, an interesting just for your information table, at the very least.
Small sample size? Small sample size.