Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by Ryty, Jan 8, 2011.
Statistical Leaders (Through WEEK 3)
Comments - Though Derby leads in yards, the one glaring statistic is his interceptions. 8 interceptions through 4 games has to be killing Coach Frisk. The two most talented quarterbacks in the conference are Mark Robertson from OSU and Kerry Miller from UM. Miller is a 6'6 beast with a cannon for an arm in his first starting role. Robertson is one of the most talented players in the country and looks to be a top 10 pick in the NFL. It will be interesting to see which QB finishes with a better season.
Comments - It looks like the Big Ten rushing title will come down to two runners - Iowa's Marcus Coker and Ohio State's Carlos Hyde. Hyde has a big lead early due to having a much easier schedule than Coker. However, Hyde appears to be on a mission this year and will be tough to catch! Penn State's Silas Redd is another back that Big Ten defenses need to account for at all times and could have a huge season.
Comments - Only one user receiver on this list - Iowa's speedy Don Shumpert. As the season progresses look for other players to join this list including: Sam Capps from UM (Juco in his first season with a 90 overall ranking...), Joey Wilkerson from Ohio State, Zac Carter from PSU, and Iowa's Kevonte Martin-Manley.
Comments - OSU's Korey Robinson is probably the best kicker in the country. As one coach put it "if they are inside the 50 yard line, you are in Robinson's range". The only kick he missed on the season is a 66 yarder. The next in line is Will Hagerup from Michigan. He also has a huge leg with 96 power.
Michigan is still undefeated, but 2 of their 3 wins have been costly. Week 1 at Notre Dame, newcomer Sam Capps showed why the staff is so excited about him, with 90 yards and a touchdown, but was lost for 3 weeks with back spasms in the 2nd half. This week, in the Wolverines win over Wisconsin in their Big 10 opener, running back Trey Lewis was lost for a couple weeks with an elbow injury.
Capps may be back next week for the Battle for the Little Brown Jug at Minnesota and Coach JCA is hoping Lewis returns in time for the Wolverines trip to Happy Valley to face Cimmy and his Nittany Lions.
Update on Michigan injuries. Both Sam Capps and Trey Lewis were able to return from their injuries, but the developments from there were good news bad news.
The Good News: Lewis was able to return Week 7 for the Wolverines battle with in-state rival Michigan State and led Big Blue to victory over Sparty to retain the Paul Bunyan Trophy and scored Michigan's two offensive touchdowns in Happy Valley to lead the team to a 24-17 win in spite of an abismal offensive performance.
The Bad News: Sam Capps returned against Minnesota and caught 3 passes for 76 yards and a score to lead Michigan, but the following week against Michigan State, Capps was lost for 2 weeks, ruling him out of the big showdown with Penn State and possibly Iowa. If Capps can stay healthy, he is a game-changer, but he has been injured 5 of the first 8 weeks of the season.
Statistical Leaders (Through WEEK 9)
Comments - The surprise of the user QB's in the Big Ten would have to be Robert Bolden. He is currently #4 in the Big Ten in yards and leads the conference in TD passes with 15. He will continue to get better and looks to be a force to reckon with over the next two years. Next, UM's Kerry Miller is doing a decent job replacing one of last year's top QB's in Devin Gardner. His played has allowed Michigan to keep their #1 ranking for the entire season and extend their winning streak to 22 games. (correct?)
Comments - As expected, Hyde and Coker are the two best backs in the Big Ten. On the surface, you could say that Hyde is clearly having the best season with 1524 yards and 23 touchdowns. HOWEVER, Hyde has 81 more carries than Coker. Coker's average is slightly over 8 yards a carry to Hyde's 6.5 yards .....It leads one to say to Coach Frisk - "Give Coker the damn ball!!!!!!"
Comments - This list is dominated by CPU teams that run spread hurry-up Offenses. For the users, the speedy -Martin-Manley tops the list with 30 catches for 554 yards. Honestly, kind of a boring list. Nothing that really stands out.....
Comments - OSU's Korey Robinson is probably the best kicker in the country. As one coach put it "if they are inside the 50 yard line, you are in Robinson's range". The only two kicks he has missed on the season are 66 yarder and 65 yarder. The next in line is Will Hagerup from Michigan. He also has a huge leg with 96 power.
Nice work ryty. Yes, we are currently on a 22-game winning streak, should get to 23 and then I'm sure you'll end it. Not looking forward to facing Hyde again this year, he was a monster last year.
Who will leave? (my opinion on draft projection and if they will leave)
QB Kerry Miller (92 overall) - 4th or 5th Round Pick/StayWR Robert Brown (95 overall) - 2nd Round/LeaveG Roderick Robinson (92 overall) - 5th Round/StayRE Jeremy James (91 overall) - 6th Round/StayFS Paul Carter (90 overall) - 6th Round/Stay
RB Kevin Stratton (98 overall) - Late 1st,Early 2nd/Stay (Didn't play last year)
WR Joey Wilkerson (98 overall) - 1st round pick/Gone
WR Jeff Chapman (99 overall) - 1st round pick/Gone
QB Mark Robertson (99 overall) - 1st pick of draft/GoneC Freddy Weiss (95 overall) - Late 1st,Early 2nd/StayLE Rashad Morris (91 overall) - 5th round/StayDT Kurt Culp (96 overall) - Late 2nd/GoneDT Daniel Robinson (95 overall) - 3rd/Stay
QB Chuck Stephens (88 overall) - 6th Round/StayHB Quentin Stratton (90 overall) - 5th Round/StaySS Carey Stephens (88 overall) - 5th Round/Stay
FS Darren White (99 overall) - Top 5 pick/GONECB Corey Brewer (92 overall) - 3rd,4th Round/StayWR Zac Carter (93 overall) - 4th Round/StayLT Josh Mackey (93 overall) - 3rd, 4th Round/Stay
Ok....My predictions on who would leave or stay were...well...awful.
Michigan and Ohio State didn't lose anyone!
and my two guys leaving didn't even make the list!!
Thanks for pointing that out. I only looked at players that were 88 and above!! Definitely a surprise to see your two go....
Michael King took his Lombardi Award and left for the NFL, so looks like one of those backups are going to have to step up and come off that edge for us on defense.
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