Sunday, July 24, 2005

The development of QBs at Michigan

Here's how some previous Michigan quarterbacks have developed during their stay in Ann Arbor as measured by some key statistics. I'm only using seasons where they started the majority of games. For instance, Brian Griese started quite a bit in 1995, then lost the job to Dreisbach in 1996 before regaining it in 1997.


John Navarre

soph: 53.8% comp, 2435 yds, 19 TDs, 13 INTs, 6.3 yds/attempt
junior: 55.4% comp, 2905 yds, 21 TDs, 7 INTs, 6.5 yds/attempt
senior: 59.2% comp, 3331 yds, 24 TDs, 10 INTs, 7.3 yds/attempt

Tom Brady

junior: 61.1% comp, 2636 yds, 15 TDs, 12 INTs, 7.5 yds/attempt
senior: 62.8% comp, 2586 yds, 20 TDs, 6 INTs, 7.6 yds/attempt

Brian Griese

sophomore: 53.4% comp, 1577 yds, 13 TDs, 10 INTs, 6.6 yds/attempt
senior: 62.9% comp, 2293 yds, 17 TDs, 6 INTs, 7.5 yds/attempt


And here is what Chad Henne did last year...

freshman: 60.2% comp, 2743 yards, 25 TDs, 12 INTs, 6.9 yds/attempt



There is a pattern here and I'm liking it. In fact, to find a Michigan QB that did not make solid improvements in every season you have to go back to Todd Collins who didn't have as good a year in 1994 as a senior compared to his 1993 season.

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