Best Gopher Offenses Over the Years

gophernut1

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Great thread - thanks for reviving. I am excited to see how next years team will rank after all is said and done. I do believe it will end up ranking at the top.
 

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So, I really like using team efficiency to measure across years. It's a metric that takes into account overall contribution of the offensive unit to a team's scoring margin on a per-play basis. It down-weights "garbage time" scores and increases weighting for strength of schedule.

It is a 0-100 rating, with any rating above 50 considered above average. Based off of this metric, here is Minnesota's offense and and associated national ranking of that offense over the years:

2005: 80.1 (#5)
2006: 75.4 (#15)
2007: 48.7 (#60)
2008: 40.5 (#75)
2009: 32.4 (#97)
2010: 52.5 (#51)
2011: 37.8 (#85)
2012: 38.5 (#87)
2013: 48.2 (#67)
2014: 59.3 (#49)
2015: 43.7 (#75)
2016: 43.3 (#75)
2017: 36.0 (#94)
2018: 45.0 (#80)
2019: 80.4 (#7)

To no one's surprise, this is our best offense since the Mason years. You can see the full effect of Kill's RUTM offenses, where we were consistently significantly below national average.
 
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That game is burned into my psyche as much as any of the terrible losses...

Isn't that the one he got all pissy in the press conference when asked about the offense and he responded we won didn't we?
 

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Isn't that the one he got all pissy in the press conference when asked about the offense and he responded we won didn't we?
I think it was something like that.

I was so traumatized that I'm not sure I even watched the news after that... whatever it was I attended that day.
 
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