09 Jun 2011
The team profiles at SB Nation and Football Study Hall continue unabated. Today's is on a team that is not used to being so far down in the pecking order, the Michigan Wolverines.
Because Michigan is Michigan, the winningest program in college football history, the team that, until 2008, went 41 years between losing seasons, this statistical profile is simply not acceptable. Not when there are 111,825 fans attending each home game, not when the spirit of Bo Schembechler and Tom Harmon fills the air. If we're counting down based on recent performance, Go Blue is not supposed to have their turn for another couple of months!
Thanks to the odd current state of the Big Ten, Michigan is one of a few possible sleepers when it comes to getting to the conference title game. Hope you enjoy the profile.
Of course, the Wolverines aren't the only team to get the full stat treatment at SBN recently. Below is a list of everything that has been covered at SBN and Study Hall since the last update here:
2011 Preview Series
Young Man Blues And The Wake Forest Demon Deacons
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights And Zero-Sum Gains
Risk Management And The N.C. State Wolfpack
Smooth Transitions And The Maryland Terrapins
51 Phantom And The Mississippi State Bulldogs
Volatility, Kanye And The Arizona State Sun Devils
Ceilings And The Kentucky Wildcats
Frat Boys, Phenomenal Mascots And The Akron Zips
The Bowling Green Falcons And Some Long-Standing Personal Grudges
The Toolbox: Go After The Ball!
2 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2011, 7:36pm by Bill Connelly
The New England Patriots climb to No. 1 in DVOA, but they aren't a great team, because this is The Year of No Great Teams. In fact, no No. 1 team in any week of DVOA has ever been rated lower. (Note: Table errors fixed as of Wed. morning.)