Think Roundtree is glad he went blue?

Submitted by Blazefire on November 10th, 2010 at 12:43 PM

So, I'm thinking Roy Roundtree is glad he went blue. I spent a little while assembling the numbers, and here's what I figured out.

Assuming that Roundtree was the same star at Purdue that he is here, averaging about  25% of his team's passing O, and played approx the same number of games, here's how it works out.

In 2009, he would've had a slightly better yardage year than he had with M, recording 534 total yards, but only two TD's.

In 2010, he would so far have only 335 yards and a little less than 2 TD's. He'd be on pace for MAYBE 500 and 3 TD's.

Yeah, with Michigan, he's on pace for RIGHT about 900-1000, with 6-7 TD's. One of those gets scouts looking. The others does not.

I think he's glad he went blue.



November 10th, 2010 at 12:53 PM ^

Roundtree clearly saw something he didn't like at Purdue to make him switch, and based on how the seasons have gone for both teams you have to think he made the right choice.  Purdue may be a more "classical" passing team, but with Denard and Tate drawing in defenses you have a great chance as a receiver to record massive yardage totals because of how wide open you'll get down the field.  I am amazed more WRs don't recognize the opportunity RR's offense provides them if they are willing to block and don't expect a 6'5" statute lobbing jump balls to them.


November 10th, 2010 at 4:10 PM ^

Nay.  It's more like he really liked what he saw at Michigan.  The story was that Roundtree always wanted a Michigan offer and didn't get one from Lloyd, but RR offered.  That's why Hope is such a dum-dum for starting the snake oil meme.  Tree would never have been a Boilermake in the first place if he'd been offered by Michigan from the start.