I was just watching the Michigan Podcast and came across some alarming statistics. We all know we have felt like we are getting a raw deal this year with penalties. Here is some data from the podcast. UM is dead last in the Big Ten in the number of penalties called against them this year. That means they get more penalties called against them than any other team in the B1G. Their opponents are ranked 13 out of 14 teams in penalties against them. That means that UM is getting the most penalties called against them while their opponents are getting the second fewest number of penalties called against them. In 2016 UM was second to last in penalties called against them and their opponents had the fewest of any team in the B1G in penalties called against them. Also, Rashan Gary, who is widely recognized as one of the best pass rushers in the country, has only had one holding call go against his offensive line counterparts. This is really alarming.
I know this blog as been vocal in the past and made a difference in getting people to pay attention to problems with Michigan sports ala Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke’s handling of Shane Morris’ concussion. Is there anything we can do as a community to bring some of this information to light? Here’s a link to the episode of the Michigan Podcast discussing it.