I know, I said I was done. But then I started thinking and now I'm not done.
I wanted to get into some special teams numbers and third downs.
Last one, though, I promise. Someone remind me these are here at the end of next season.
Let's start with this thought:
80% of BCS Ntl Champs over last 10 yrs have finished season in the top 10 in scoring defense. 50% have finished in top 10 in scoring off.— CoachesByTheNumbers (@SportSourceA) January 23, 2014
Premise: Just wanted to see where each defense landed. (Sort by category.)
Conclusion: Iowa has allowed 3,000 yards passing just twice in KF's 15. Iowa had three years of mediocre defense after '09 and up to this season. Is the D back?
Premise: Guessing the pattern will be lesser for Iowa's offenses than D during the KF era (not exactly a limb I'm crawling out on). (Sort by category.)
Conclusion: Industry standard, for winnings teams, is 28.0 points a game. Iowa fights to get there, except for the magnificent early-mid 2000s. Drew Tate years were the highest yardage passing seasons. The 2002 OL, what more can you say? Iowa's pace in 2013 really shows up here. Most plays Iowa has run under Ferentz.
SPECIAL TEAMS LOOK
Premise: I just want to see what the stats really are and who did what. This one might take some time. (Sort by category.)
Conclusion: The philosophy shifts with the depth of the roster. When the staff feels like it has the athletes to return punts, Iowa had great numbers here. The few seasons leading up to this one, it was just secure the ball and get to first down. Martin-Manley had some leeway and put up some of the KF era's best numbers. Of course, fake punts. But hey, Iowa is 1 for its last 1 in covering fake punts.
Premise/Conclusion: These numbers speak for themselves. (Sort by category.)
YARDS PER ATTEMPT
Premise/Conclusion: Was it worth it for the team to pass the ball? Again, numbers speak for themselves. You can't be digging the trend. (Sort by category.)