I saw a few of Michigan’s games from last season, so in a way I shouldn’t be surprised by the story Matt Melton’s Big Ten SDPI numbers tell, but dayum:
First in offense and last in defense… that’s a pretty nifty trick. And neither was a particularly close call.
I’ve got to think that’s not easy to pull off. Looking at the numbers he’s posted so far for the Big East and the ACC, the only team that’s approximated Michigan’s performance was Cincinnati, but even there, it was only a next-to-last defensive performance. The Wolverines managed a last place finish in a league with three more members. That’s impressive.
The offensive number will get Rodriguez a job soon, but if I were the AD hiring him, I’d sure want to know what he had in mind for his defensive coordinator before I’d sign the contract.