During the Richt era, I enjoyed reading the message board threads concocted at StingTalk and other Tech blogs that would torture cherry-picked statistics into doing whatever stupid pet tricks would work to show that the Jackets were bound to beat Georgia that year.
Of course, we don’t call it Mark Richt Field for nothing. But I digress.
Anyways, check out this item at Alligator Alley for something with a similar flavor.
… I thought it would interesting to take a look at the Gator’s 2019 schedule and see which games are projected to be close and which ones the gators should have the edge and/or not have the edge based on the 247 Composite ratings for each team’s projected starters. This analysis looks at the raw rating and an adjusted rating using the 247 Composite Ratings
The Adjusted Rating is simply the Raw Score factored for what class the player is in (Freshman = 85%, Sophomore = 90%, Junior = 95%, and Senior = 100% of the raw ratings). Granted, there are probably hundreds of ways you could do this and multiple ways of accounting for experience, I understand that…but teams are applied with the same factors so whatever disagreements you might have with the factor, at least it impacts each team equally.
Disclaimer – This is NOT an analysis that predicts the outcome, it is a talent evaluation that forms the starting point to determine where some of the potential match ups advantages and disadvantages might be during the game, and thus impact the game planning for both teams. It is simply a data point for consideration…
Yeah, right, bubba.
Based on the numbers, this should be an offensive shoot out. Both teams have the edge over the opposing defenses. The question here will be which quarterback can better exploit that…usually I would give that edge to Fromm, but I also think Henderson, Wilson and Dean are far better than anything he will face all year…so it is likely going to come down to how much the Safeties for Florida can do their job!
I’m giving the coaching edge to Florida, I am just not sold in Kirby’s game day management and I think Florida will be motivated to get this in the win column!
I keep thinking I’m gonna run out of material for these Daily Gator posts any day now, but it seems I’m underestimating the Florida fan base. Thanks, fellas.