|Daily Blog • June 12, 2014|
Today’s blog continues my in-depth look at my New and Improved Experience Chart. For 7 years, I had listed an experience chart, which broke down the number of seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen each team had in the two deep and rated the teams experience level with a formula I devised. In 2009, I made the experience chart FIVE TIMES better.
Today I will look at the % of yards returning. I took all of the yards each QB threw for as well as all of the individual rushing yards and receiving yards for each team. I then took all of the returning yards from 2013 for the percentage.
At the top of the chart is Maryland. They return 8 starters from last year’s offense (only lost 2 OL and a TE) including their top 8 rushers and 8 of their top 9 receivers. The Terrapins only lose TE Dave Stinebaugh, who had 204 yards receiving. They are followed closely by Akron, who returns 7 starters on offense (only lost 3 OL and a WR) and returns all 3 of their QB’s, their top 6 rushers and 8 of their top 9 receivers. Other schools at the top of the list include: Washington St (94.36%), Iowa (92.79%) and Army (92.63%).
At the bottom of the list are two teams that lost OVER 80% of their yards gained from last year. Last year LSU became the first team in SEC history to feature a 3,000 yard passer, two 1,000 yard receivers and a 1,000 yard rusher and unfortunately for them all four of those players depart this year! Just two Boston College players (RB Andre Williams and WR Alex Amidon) accounted for an incredible 68% of the Eagles’ offense last year and both players depart this year along with their other top 3 receivers.
I will be back tomorrow to take a look at another factor in my experience chart (% of tackles returning).
% of Yards Returning
|% of Yards||% of Yards|
|8||Michigan St||90.86%||72||San Diego St||63.87%|
|10||Old Dominion||88.79%||74||Southern Miss||61.93%|
|14||Central Michigan||87.59%||78||South Carolina||58.61%|
|18||Iowa St||81.61%||82||Ohio St||56.75%|
|23||Mississippi St||80.01%||87||Virginia Tech||52.76%|
|32||Oregon St||76.65%||96||Georgia Tech||48.76%|
|37||Tennessee||75.41%||101||New Mexico St||41.49%|
|46||Arizona St||72.27%||110||San Jose St||36.49%|
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