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UA Football 2010: Youth is Served

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DF keeps reminding all of us that the best days for the current crop of players will be in the next two or three years, so I coupled my curiosity and my insomnia and I plugged the numbers into Excel. I charted all-purpose yardage in the first six games (interception, punt, and kick-off returns are included, but passing yards are not), and I was pretty amazed with the current make-up of the team (at least on the offensive side.)


One caveat: I listed Andrew Smith as a Tailback, which I think is a fair choice.


Some bullets:

-The top seven players ranked by average all-purpose yards per game are all freshman and sophomores.

-23 players have appeared on the list for all-purpose yardage, and only three were seniors. Of these seniors, only one (Jason Poore) is classified as an offensive player. Chris Blais (OLB) had a 35 yard interception return and Trevor Anderson (DT) returned a punt.

-The first senior to appear on the list (sorted from highest to lowest average for all-purpose yards) is Chris Blais at number 11, but he is a defensive player. The first offense-based player is Jason Poore at number nineteen.

-The WR position has had an average of 3.00 all-purpose yards from its senior-year players.

-The TB position has had an average of 3.50 all-purpose yards from its junior-year players, and no senior-year TB has gained a yard all season.

-The only TE to gain yards all season is a sophomore.


I have posted a few charts and it is clear that this is an extremely young team.

With post-season possibilities all but done, maybe we can mix it up a bit on the offensive front and really watch these kids develop.

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