That data possibility sounds great.  I'm really excited to play around with whatever you guys post.  Big thanks to all involved in that one.

His times are from the full-length Day 21 Countdown to Kickoff video which had 26 seconds of Karsch time at the beginning.  Just subtract 26 seconds from everything for the youtube video times.

Wow.  Bolden, Pipkins, and Henry looked awesome in that drill.  I am starting to feel really good about our D this year.  Lots of playmakers and depth at many positions.

Looked very impressive.  I can see good things coming from him.  And soon.

Have I missed the announcement or is the NCAA completely lame for not deciding on Isaac's hardship waiver yet?  How hard can it be to decide?

holding out hope the NCAA does the right thing here.

Impression that they're hoping the NCAA doesn't grant the waiver which makes the RS decision so much easier.

So...best guess? If Ty became eligible today, where would he be on the depth chart?

Anybody know who the black coach is at 2:32 with Bryan Mone?  Never seen him before and he looks too old to be a grad assistant.

...for LBs and DBs, but not for a DL that plays in a 40 front and always plays a shade of an OL.  This is b/c the drill for DL puts him head-up and use a 2-gap technique, something they don't practice a lot and rarely (if ever) use.

Of course, I'm sitting in the "customer lounge" at a Pep Boys waiting for them to finish working on my SUV while the guys who chose the drill are being paid millions of dollars to make these decisions and work in buildings a lot nicer than this Pep Boys.  Game, set, and match to Mr. Hoke.

Matt Godin # 99 does not overly impress in this drill.

4 + 2 * 7.5 = (wait for it) 19 yards

Assuming a normal distribution:

A one standard deviation "big play" happens about 1 / (1 - .5 - (.68 / 2) ) or a little less than once every six plays.

A two standard deviation "big play" happens about 1 / (1 - .5 - (.95 / 2) ) or about once every forty plays.

Is a "big play" something that happens once in a typical touchdown drive or once a game?  (Except when Al Borges is the OC.)

In MCalibur's methodology, it happens a little less than once per six plays.  I'm not sure whether you are arguing that his semi-arbitrary cutoff is wrong, or that there should be another category for the outside-2SD runs.

I am fine with the semi-arbitrary cutoff he selected, since that provides more differentiation between players who routinely get few runs of more than 12 yards, and those that get more than few runs of 12+ yards.  Placing the only distinction between them at the frequency of 19+ yard plays blurs the difference between any two backs.

[Edit: @Mutley]

That's the SD for the entire relevant dataset. Not all players are equally capable of generating those. So Percy Harvin and Denard Robinson hoard more than their "fair share." The elite players generate the lions share of them. Bringing it down makes it attainable by most players and helps us distinguish differences between them.

Also it's not every 6 plays, it's every 6 runs. A subtle but important distinction. Michigan did not see one of these every td drive. Furthermore, TD drives are pretty rare themselves.

Finally, if I see a 12 yard run I jump out off my chair and do my best hulk hogan impression. Sure, 20 will do the same thing but if you make it to 20 with out getting tackled you're probably in the end zone.

Is a good question. Curious to hear what others think.

Fantastic short video of The Comeback Kid. To think that at the time Drew Henson was challenging the starting role of a future 3-time Super Bowl champ is quite interesting.

Watching the camp video really makes me wish I was young enough to play again. But what better way to get my fix than to live vicariously through this program!