Statistical Saturday Follow-Up
As a follow up to the post from earlier today about Michigan's tight end utilization, I've put together the following table summarizing touchdown contributions.
|Season||Total TDs||TE TDs||TE %||WR %||RB %|
These values most likely should have been included in the table of the previous post. From anecdotal evidence, the TE waggle on the goalline has been a significant part of the Michigan offense in the past, so any discussion of tight end utilization should include touchdown numbers. No trends jump out here either, although as expected the wide receiver contribution peaks in the final year of the great receivers (1998: Streets, 2000: Terrell, and 2004: Edwards). It also should be noted that Michigan's TE's produced more touchdowns in 2003 than in any other year this century. This is somewhat unexpected as 2003 also represents the low point for tight end receptions in my study window.