% of Yards Returning
Yesterday I started my in-depth look at my Experience Chart with number of career starts returning for offensive lineman and the % of lettermen returning. 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 ’10 for the percentage.
At the top of the chart is Toledo. They return 9 starters from last years offense (only lost 2 OL) including their top 6 rushers and top 7 receivers. The Rockets only lose RB Johnnie Bush who had 9 yds rushing and QB Alex Pettee who threw for 8 yds and ran for 1. They are followed closely by UCLA who like the Rockets return 9 starters on offense (only lost 2 OL) and only loses 22 rec yds from last year. Other schools at the top of the list include: Clemson (96.65%), Boston College (96.5%) and Mississippi St (95.68%).
At the bottom of the list are four teams that lost OVER 75% of their yards gained from last year. Iowa loses QB Ricky Stanzi who threw for more than 3,000 yds last year and RB Adam Robinson (941 rush) and Derrell J-Koulianos (745 rec yds). Kansas St loses RB Daniel Thomas who ran for nearly 1,600 yds and they also lose their top passer and reciever! Kentucky lost their QB Mike Hartline and their do-everything player Randall Cobb (nearly 1,500 rush/rec yds) and RB Derrick Locke who ran for 887 yds. North Carolina lost QB TJ Yates who threw for nearly 3,500 yds plus RB’s Shaun Draughn and Johnny White who combined for 1,357 rush yds.
I will be back next week to take a look at another factor in my experience chart. Have a great weekend!!!
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% of Yards Returning
|4||Boston College||96.50%||64||E Carolina||68.47%|
|6||Arkansas St||94.61%||66||Boise St||68.26%|
|9||Rice||93.51%||69||San Diego St||66.51%|
|19||S Carolina||87.84%||79||Arizona St||61.24%|
|21||W Michigan||87.40%||81||North Texas||59.39%|
|36||Utah St||80.75%||96||San Jose St||42.64%|
|49||Penn St||75.15%||109||Texas Tech||31.39%|
|54||New Mexico St||73.31%||114||Louisville||29.02%|
|57||Miami, Fl||72.21%||117||N Carolina||24.98%|
|59||Air Force||72.06%||119||Kansas St||24.63%|