ESPN's Football Power Index has us #18 in 2014

ESPN's Football Power Index has us #18 in 2014

Submitted by Eye of the Tiger on May 19th, 2014 at 6:55 PM

That would put us ahead of MSU and Wisconsin, and second only to Ohio in the Big 10.

Here's the methodology, if like me you are both inherently suspicious of these kinds of things and, well, kind of addicted to them. 2014

(Sorry if someone already posted--I can't seem to search effectively.)

ESPN OTL on revenue in college sports: Michigan led B1G with net profit of $90 million over last 6 years

ESPN OTL on revenue in college sports: Michigan led B1G with net profit of $90 million over last 6 years

Submitted by Leaders And Best on May 19th, 2014 at 12:22 PM

ESPN OTL did a study on the last six years of college ADs finances (2007-08 to 2012-13). Michigan led the Big Ten during the period with a total of $90,243,483 of profit, averaging $15,040,580.50/per year.

Ohio State was number #1 in the country in 2012-13 with a surplus of $24 million. Michigan was #4 in revenues ($143.5 million), #3 in expenses ($131 million), & #7 in surplus ($12.2 million) in 2012-13. I was a little surprised at how much Wisconsin made in 2012-13, ranking #2 in the country in revenue and expenses, but I guess this may be dependent on how many home football games a school has and how schools maintain their financial books.

Database: http://tinyurl.com/ESPNOTLColSportMoney

OTL Story: http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/10851446/sports-programs-nation-top-public-colleges-thrived-economic-downturn-earning-record-revenues

Big Ten specific analysis from Big Ten Blog: http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/95196/b1g-numbers-revenues-and-expenses

2014 Maryland Football Preview

2014 Maryland Football Preview

Submitted by Unicycle Firefly on May 19th, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Pretty good in-depth preview of 2014 Maryland football over on SB Nation.  BLUF: The Terps could be poised for a breakout season this year if they can get on the positive side of the injury trend and their previously-young team improves with age/experience (where have we heard this before?). 

Of course, this potential breakout season rolls around when Maryland makes their first trip to Ann Arbor.  After a big road win in Blacksburg last year, it doesn't seem like the Terps are too intimidated by big road environments.

 http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/5/19/5723228/maryland-football-2014-preview-schedule-roster

Brock Mealer/Mike Barwis/Rich Rodriguez Posbang

Brock Mealer/Mike Barwis/Rich Rodriguez Posbang

Submitted by LB on May 19th, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Single leg squats

No RR, no Barwis. No Barwis, and the tweet below might not have happened. Some things transcend football.

@HayONU is Brock's wife, for those of you who don't follow him on twitter.

Today @brockmealer and I held hands while walking together for the first time ever ♡

— Haley Mealer (@HayONU) May 19, 2014

 

OT: 2011 UA-LSU game had 28 NFL defensive players (10 in1st rd)

OT: 2011 UA-LSU game had 28 NFL defensive players (10 in1st rd)

Submitted by massblue on May 17th, 2014 at 4:34 PM
The 2011 NCAA game between Alabama and LSU featured 28 defensive players who were drafted by NFL, including 10 first round picks. Some years the talent level in SEC, especially on the defensive side of the ball, is just incredible. http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/83193/back-to-the-future-alabama-…

Women's Football Academy

Women's Football Academy

Submitted by maizemama on May 17th, 2014 at 8:08 AM
I wanted to let other MGoLadies know that registration is open for the WFA, and there are still spots left. It is on June 7. It's a great way to meet the coaches and players, and raise money for charity. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/uofmwfa. If you are interested in being grouped with another MGoGal, shoot me an email so I can tell you my real name: [email protected]

LOL: Auburn retroactively claims 1913, 1983 & 1993(!!) NCs

LOL: Auburn retroactively claims 1913, 1983 & 1993(!!) NCs

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 16th, 2014 at 4:03 PM

This has been blowing up on Twitter.

Auburn previously claimed only two MNCs: 1957 and 2010.

Their website now says they claim the 1913, 1983 and 1993 MNCs.

1993. You know, the year they were banned from a bowl as well as a TELEVISION ban.

This would be like ohio claiming the 2012 MNC.

Why does Chad Henne struggle in the NFL?

Why does Chad Henne struggle in the NFL?

Submitted by Decatur Jack on May 16th, 2014 at 3:52 PM

I'm not sure if this has been discussed before (and obviously please delete this thread if it has), but why does Chad Henne struggle so much in the NFL?

I just came across an article at Jaguars' blog Big Cat Country that ripped on him, talking about how easy it will be for Blake Bortles' to beat him out of the starting job:

The best case for Bortles' rookie season is for him to firmly establish himself as the starter over Henne in the preseason. It won't be hard to do.

I've been reading stuff like this for a long time now. People just rip him to shreds.

I mean, we know what he did here, but since he's been in the NFL everybody hates the guy's guts. Case in point, via Jaguars blog Big Cat Country:

Why do people act like Miami Dolphins Chad Henne never existed? He’s never been anything but below mediocre in the NFL. Even with talent.

I always thought Henne had the potential to be a franchise QB in the NFL. Can anyone who follows the NFL closely weigh in on this?