Quick links:
 Latest Team Rankings
 Free Rivals Alerts
 Member Services
ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports

January 14, 2014

By the Numbers: production has dropped under new OCs

Michigan has hired a new coordinator and that means an automatic bump in production for the Wolverines' offense, right? Maybe not. Of the program's last eight offensive coordinators dating back to 1987 (Gary Moeller), only three helped yield yardage upticks.

  • In 1997, in his first season as coordinator, Mike DeBord helped usher in a more productive offense, upping the scoring from 23.1 to 26.8 points per game and increased the yardage from 381.9 to 387.7.

    In 2000, Stan Parrish coordinated an offense that raised its scoring from 30.1 to 33.7 points per game and its yardage from 386.6 to 446.1 per contest. Finally, in 2002, Terry Malone helped produce a slight increase in points (26.7 to 27.8) and a greater increase in yards (359.2 to 381.2).

    In DeBord's first year, U-M improved its win total by four while Michigan went down one victory in Parrish's first season and went up two in Malone's debut as offensive coordinator.

    Michigan also saw an uptick in scoring (28.8 to 29.2) in 2006 and 2011 (32.8 to 33.3) but did not experience the same production increase in yards.

  • On average, a new coordinator has translated to an average increase of 0.6 wins during the first year (of the last eight first-time coordinators at Michigan). However, if Calvin MaGee's disastrous 2008 campaign is taken out of the equation, the boost is 1.6 wins per coordinator. If that mark held serve, it would give U-M a shot at nine wins next season.

  • Over the last eight coordinators, Michigan has not actually seen a bottom-line increase in points per game (down 0.2), though the 2008 campaign again screws that figure up. Removed from the analysis, U-M has raised its scoring by 1.00 point under the other seven coordinators.

    In yardage, the Wolverines have seen a net decline of 159 total yards or a drop of 19.9 yards per coordinator.

    Year
    PPG.
    YPG.
    Passing
    Rushing
    Record
    1986
    29.2
    415.1
    215.2
    199.9
    11-2
    1987 (Gary Moeller)
    27.6
    380.8
    117.3
    263.5
    8-4






    1994
    27.5
    415.7
    210.7
    205.0 8-4
    1995 (Fred Jackson)
    26.0
    395.4
    193.8
    201.6 9-4






    1996
    23.1
    381.9
    214.0
    167.9
    8-4
    1997 (Mike DeBord)
    26.8
    387.7
    205.3
    182.3
    12-0






    1999
    30.1
    386.6
    264.8
    121.8
    10-2
    2000 (Stan Parrish)
    33.7
    446.1
    231.0
    215.1
    9-3






    2001
    26.7
    359.2
    216.2
    143.0
    8-4
    2002 (Terry Malone)
    27.8
    381.2
    232.8
    148.4
    10-3






    2005
    28.8
    384.2
    222.7
    161.6
    7-5
    2006 (Mike DeBord)
    29.2
    370.8
    195.2
    175.5
    11-2






    2007
    27.2
    385.1
    220.2
    164.9
    9-4
    2008 (Calvin MaGee)
    20.2
    290.8
    143.2
    147.6
    3-9






    2010
    32.8
    488.7
    250.2
    238.5
    7-6
    2011 (Al Borges)
    33.3
    404.7
    182.8
    221.8
    11-2



  • Michigan NEWS

    [More]

    Latest Headlines:


    Rivals.com is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
    Site-specific editorial/photos TheWolverine.com. All rights reserved. This website is an officially and independently operated source of news and information not affiliated with any school or team.
    About | Advertise with Us | Contact | Privacy Policy | About our Ads | Terms of Service | Copyright/IP policy | Yahoo! Sports - NBC Sports Network

    Statistical information 2014 STATS LLC All Rights Reserved.