Daily Blog - Tuesday May 26th

Welcome to a brand new feature on the website. As opposed to making two long Weekly Notes versions, I will have a daily blog and try to pack as much information into it each day as I can. In this years 2009 which will be on the newsstands on June 9th, I made a brand new experience chart. The old chart had just the Seniors, Juniors, Sophs and Frosh from the 2 deep which analyzed the age of each team. I kept those numbers and also added in the % of lettermen returning, the % of yards offense returning, the % or tackles returning and the Career starts returning for the offensive line.

A quick ananlysis shows Flordia with an AMAZING 98.9% of their tackles returning from last year and some other powers at the top of the list are Alabama at #6 with 85.1% back from their excellent D and Oklahoma at #15 with 79.8% back.

At the bottom end of the scale, there are two teams that were in BCS bowls that return less than 50% of their tackles from last year (only 11 teams fall into that category) and they are USC at 46% and Cincinnatti at 34.5 with the Bearcats having just 1 returning starter on defense.

 
% Tackle
   
% Tackle
Return
Return
1
Florida
98.9%
61
Middle Tenn
66.0%
2
C Michigan
90.5%
62
Boston College
65.7%
3
N Texas
88.4%
63
Ohio University
65.7%
4
Buffalo
87.4%
64
Akron
65.4%
5
Ul Monroe (Ne)
87.3%
65
San Jose St
65.3%
6
Alabama
85.1%
66
Ball St
65.1%
7
Temple
83.9%
67
Notre Dame
65.1%
8
Toledo
81.9%
68
Florida International
64.2%
9
Baylor
80.8%
69
Ucf
63.6%
10
Vanderbilt
80.7%
70
Virginia Tech
63.3%
11
Iowa
80.7%
71
Idaho
62.8%
12
N Carolina
80.2%
72
Louisville
62.7%
13
Tulsa
80.1%
73
Wash St
62.4%
14
Rice
80.1%
74
Syracuse
61.7%
15
Oklahoma
79.8%
75
Nebraska
61.5%
16
Arkansas
79.4%
76
Rutgers
61.4%
17
Louisiana Lft
79.4%
77
Uab
61.3%
18
Smu
79.3%
78
Colorado St
61.0%
19
Arkansas St
79.1%
79
Utep
60.8%
20
Minnesota
78.0%
80
Air Force
60.6%
21
Stanford
77.8%
81
Kansas
60.4%
22
Fresno St
77.3%
82
Miami (Fla)
60.1%
23
Michigan St
75.7%
83
N Illinois
60.1%
24
Texas
75.6%
84
Michigan
59.0%
25
Lsu
74.4%
85
Army
58.5%
26
Nevada
72.8%
86
Ohio State
58.2%
27
E Carolina
72.5%
87
Colorado
58.2%
28
Washington
72.4%
88
Usf
58.1%
29
Marshall
72.1%
89
Texas A&M
58.0%
30
Clemson
72.1%
90
Troy
57.7%
31
Georgia Tech
71.9%
91
Wisconsin
57.5%
32
Memphis
71.5%
92
N Mexico St
57.5%
33
Indiana
71.2%
93
Oregon
57.3%
34
Northwestern
70.5%
94
E Michigan
57.1%
35
Kansas St
70.4%
95
Missouri
56.5%
36
Georgia
70.2%
96
W Kentucky
56.5%
37
La Tech
70.0%
97
Utah St
56.5%
38
Wyoming
70.0%
98
Penn St
56.1%
39
Purdue
70.0%
99
Tennessee
55.4%
40
Navy
69.7%
100
Pittsburgh
55.3%
41
Ucla
69.6%
101
Virginia
54.9%
42
Iowa St
69.6%
102
S Carolina
54.3%
43
Southern Miss
69.5%
103
Kentucky
53.7%
44
Arizona St
69.3%
104
New Mexico
53.7%
45
California
69.2%
105
Bowling Green
52.8%
46
San Diego St
69.0%
106
Illinois
52.5%
47
Texas Tech
68.9%
107
Houston
51.2%
48
Connecticut
68.8%
108
Duke
51.0%
49
Utah
68.5%
109
Maryland
50.6%
50
West Virginia
68.5%
110
Tcu
49.3%
51
Kent St
68.4%
111
Florida St
47.6%
52
Oklahoma St
68.1%
112
Miss St
46.6%
53
Auburn
67.7%
113
Usc
46.0%
54
Byu
67.5%
114
Miami Oh
44.8%
55
Arizona
67.1%
115
Oregon St
43.6%
56
Unlv
67.0%
116
W Michigan
40.8%
57
Boise St
66.5%
117
Wake Forest
36.3%
58
N Carolina St
66.3%
118
Florida Atlantic
35.5%
59
Tulane
66.1%
119
Cincinnati
34.5%
60
Mississippi
66.1%
120
Hawaii
24.6%