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% 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

Rank Team % YDS
Return
Rank Team % YDS
Return
1 Toledo 99.75% 61 South Florida 70.78%
2 UCLA 99.60% 62 E Michigan 70.04%
3 Clemson 98.65% 63 LSU 69.64%
4 Boston College 96.50% 64 E Carolina 68.47%
5 Miss St 95.68% 65 Nebraska 68.32%
6 Arkansas St 94.61% 66 Boise St 68.26%
7 BYU 94.44% 67 Pittsburgh 67.74%
8 Duke 93.65% 68 Tulane 66.67%
9 Rice 93.51% 69 San Diego St 66.51%
10 Michigan 92.54% 70 Georgia 66.40%
11 Kansas 92.25% 71 Oregon St 66.22%
12 Buffalo 92.01% 72 Maryland 66.02%
13 Louisiana 90.56% 73 Troy 65.91%
14 Florida 90.25% 74 Colorado 65.25%
15 FIU 90.04% 75 Illinois 64.81%
16 Northwestern 89.28% 76 La Tech 64.67%
17 Rutgers 88.67% 77 USC 62.00%
18 ULM 88.55% 78 Purdue 61.45%
19 S Carolina 87.84% 79 Arizona St 61.24%
20 Temple 87.82% 80 Missouri 60.19%
21 W Michigan 87.40% 81 North Texas 59.39%
22 Kent St 87.30% 82 UNLV 58.04%
23 Ball St 87.10% 83 Arkansas 57.88%
24 WKU 86.62% 84 Minnesota 57.43%
25 Army 86.08% 85 Washington 54.03%
26 Michigan St 85.98% 86 Hawaii 52.02%
27 Arizona 84.87% 87 Georgia Tech 51.38%
28 Texas 83.88% 88 Middle Tenn 49.93%
29 SMU 83.81% 89 Marshall 49.20%
30 Southern Miss 83.70% 90 Utah 48.92%
31 Tulsa 82.75% 91 Fresno St 46.33%
32 Baylor 82.67% 92 Mississippi 46.31%
33 C Michigan 81.97% 93 TCU 45.34%
34 Notre Dame 81.84% 94 Akron 45.07%
35 Ohio St 81.82% 95 Navy 43.97%
36 Utah St 80.75% 96 San Jose St 42.64%
37 Houston 80.74% 97 Wisconsin 42.35%
38 Stanford 80.57% 98 Memphis 41.19%
39 Washington St 78.13% 99 Virginia 39.73%
40 Syracuse 78.07% 100 Virginia Tech 39.19%
41 Oklahoma St 77.66% 101 Idaho 38.53%
42 Wake Forest 77.02% 102 Ohio 38.06%
43 Oklahoma 76.69% 103 Alabama 37.68%
44 Oregon 76.49% 104 Wyoming 37.62%
45 Texas A&M 76.45% 105 California 37.46%
46 UCF 75.85% 106 Indiana 33.33%
47 Vanderbilt 75.40% 107 NC State 33.00%
48 Colorado St 75.39% 108 UAB 31.65%
49 Penn St 75.15% 109 Texas Tech 31.39%
50 N Illinois 75.10% 110 Auburn 31.19%
51 New Mexico 74.27% 111 FAU 30.69%
52 Cincinnati 74.03% 112 Nevada 29.68%
53 Tennessee 73.34% 113 Iowa St 29.42%
54 New Mexico St 73.31% 114 Louisville 29.02%
55 Florida St 73.23% 115 Connecticut 28.59%
56 Miami, Oh 72.91% 116 UTEP 28.20%
57 Miami, Fl 72.21% 117 N Carolina 24.98%
58 West Virginia 72.17% 118 Kentucky 24.68%
59 Air Force 72.06% 119 Kansas St 24.63%
60 Bowling Green 72.01% 120 Iowa 24.58%
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  • Bravenec42

    Phil,

    Great info as always!  One discrepancy I wanted to point out is that you show Clemson to have 98.65% of yards returning, but QB Parker, who accounted for 2,213 yards passing last year, is not returning.