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Adding the original post for context.So a couple of times now in various interviews with the media, DC Erik Chinander has identified the defensive statistics that he believes are the best measuring stick for a defense like his.
Earlier this Spring, he said:
“So there’s no need to put much stock in total yards allowed, Chinander said. He emphasizes ‘stats that work for us.’ Takeaways. Sacks. Yards allowed per carry. Explosive plays allowed. Points on defense.”
And just last week, he said:
“You need tackles for loss, you need sacks, you obviously need turnovers if you’re going to pair up with a Scott Frost offense. What I’m concerned with is (tackles for loss) stats, turnovers, limiting explosive plays, percentage on third down and percentage on red zone. Turnovers is king for me.”
Which got me thinking… well shoot, here’s a man that’s laying out there exactly how he thinks he should be evaluated. So how did he do? And after waiting long enough, I didn’t see any write ups, so I decided to figure it out for myself.
I started calculating percentage gains/declines, and it just wasn’t working. And my deck needs another coat of stain before sundown. So, I’ll just leave it as a simple table for now.
All stats are courtesy of cfbstats.com. All the math is my own (let’s hope I’m right.) And yes, if folks are interested, I’d be more than happy to update this during the season.
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In all seriousness, I’m not doing this to troll EC. I find his transparency regarding which stats he thinks are key quite refreshing.Should we burn him at the stake tonight, Mr.Torch.
We need the talent, the attitude, and the work ethic to make his defense work. I could never give Chin a grade until the end of the season...and that will be based on the small improvements we see during the 2nd half of the season.For a DC that really preaches takeaways, we really need to kick it into high gear.
Thought the exact same thing about becoming less agressive as season rolls along. It's almost like it was full speed ahead in the CU game to backing off now. In fairness the BIG is very different brand of football compared to say CU. After a 0-5 start if you're going to go down... go down swinging!The biggest complaint about our defense this year is that the longer the season goes, the less aggressive we've become. We started the year blitzing, stunting, etc... Would like to see more of that.