Uphill Battle II

I’ve been fiddling with the weighting slightly, but the overall picture looks exactly the same. Here I’ve replaced Texas with Michigan to see how we stack up. As you can see, we’ve still got a long ways to go to catch SC and Florida. On the good side, last year is as bad as the talent disparity is going to get with Michigan. On the bad side, Michigan’s talent base this year is at the same level of Texas’s talent base when they won the title two years ago. Note that we’ll be on equal footing with Michigan by next year and likely be better in 2009. Also note that in 2009, we’re going to have base recruited talent approaching Florida’s of last year.

Of course, with Corwin Brown selling for Notre Dame, it’s only a matter of time until we’re back in our rightful place on the defensive side of the ball. I love this quote from J. Slaughter on Brown:

“Brown) said if he would have gotten offered by Notre Dame,” Slaughter said, “he would have gone to Notre Dame.”

Warms the cockles, doesn’t it?

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