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