Preface: This whole thread is meant to be a summation of previous ideas to which I consign myself, and their rational arguments. This is to end the "I want GERG/RR fired" crap and explain the "Even Lombardi couldn't [make the secondary awesome]" quote. If you want to neg me go ahead, but please explain why as well so I don't keep DERPing it up. With that in mind
Experience and Seniority
Random: anything with an * next to it means I have charted/threaded the data/argument below.
Our team lost Woolfolk, Warren, Dorsey, Emillien, Turner, and Cissoko as people who could have played this year*. We’re one of the more inexperienced teams in our backfield.** To assert how much more important experience is than talent (5 star recruits, etc.) I behoove you to check the information compiled below***.
It is NOT RR’s fault that people left early. He could not forsee the injuries to Woolfolk, the early departure of Warren, the transfers of other guys: those are not all his fault. You just can’t control some things and we’re been hit pretty hard there.
If you believe my logic then one pattern jumps out:
1.) we lost a lot of talented players in the secondary, leaving it full of young players. *
2.) Because of this, we’re one of the most inexperienced teams in the BT. **
3.) young players are not able to make up for experience with talent. *** (They may be able to make up a little, but not the whole thing).
4.) THUS: we are bad because of lack of experience, and experience and good coaching are the only cures.
HOWEVA: While I can’t speculate on the coaching, I will say that things look good for next year (if you’re basing life off experience.) ****
Our Relative Experience Next Year:
We only lose Rogers in the secondary next year, and I'll gladly take Woolfo(r?)k over him any day. He's actually got more PT so, I think that's a net gain.
Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the BT teams and how many returning starters they will have****:
Warren=bad choice on NFL draft
Turner=bad attitude X 2
Cissoko=bad attitude X 3
**Average (based off Iowa, MSU, PSU, OSU, Wiscy because I don’t want to be like IU, Purdue, NW, et al.)
3.15 average total years per secondary starter. 1=fresh, 2=soph, 3=junior, 4=senior. UM averages 2.25. To see the full effect look at the total years in college below:
***on experience v. talent here’s a great link: http://mgoblog.com/content/unverified-voracity-finds-comparison And another, lesser one: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/monte-kiffin-unacceptable
****(I won’t even do Minnesota, IU, or Purdue. They always suck.)
The total returning secondary starters per team are as follows:
UM has 3/4 (if you haven't noticed)
Assuming our loss (Rogers replaced by Woolfolk) isn't as bad as MSU and Iowa's respective losses are, our secondary will be the team that loses the least for next year. (We might also return the worst of the group too, but hey...)
I don't want this to be a diary (I'm still scared of you all neggin me) but the second part was supposed to be on our experience for next year with a more in depth look. If anyone wants it I can always add that as a post later and tag this thread in there. If this whole thing is just stupid neg me, but please tell me how I can stop DERPing.)