I know pundits love to cite stats to praise players or teams but my eyes often seem to see a different game than what the stats say.
Here is an amazing example:
Highest-graded Offensive Lines in College Football— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) December 22, 2021
1. USC – 91.8
2. Kentucky – 90.3
3. Oregon State – 89.4
4. Ohio State – 89.0
4. Iowa – 89.0 pic.twitter.com/sYj2yWtE90
The No. 1 offensive line in the nation? I’ll repeat it: USC had the No. 1 offensive line in the nation?
Someone will reply “USC’s offensive line was better this year.”
OK. But the No. 1 offensive line in the nation?
Did USC give up few sacks because of the Air Raid? I checked and the Trojans ranked No. 24 in the nation, so that doesn’t explain the rankings.
I’m watching a different game, I guess.
- You probably saw Kedon Slovis chose to transfer to Pitt. It’s a better team than other schools he asked to make presentations.
But . . . Pitt starts four seniors on its offensive line. I hope Slovis did his homework on the second-team offensive linemen.