One more measure of 2017 returning talent
Last week we looked at returning starts on the offensive line and returning yards from scrimmage. This week, Phil Steele put out his percentage of tackles returning to give a rough estimate of how much each team brings back on defense. Here's how Cal stacks up with the rest of the Pac-12 and 2017 non-conference opponents:
- UCLA - 82.84%
- Colorado - 79.90%
- San Diego State - 75.38%
- Texas - 73.09%
- Washington - 72.53%
- Oregon State - 67.07%
- Washington State - 65.32%
- Arizona - 63.30%
- Arizona State - 60.49%
- Hawaii - 59.90%
- USC - 59.10%
- Stanford - 58.26
- Oregon - 53.16%
- Utah - 51.19%
- California - 44.20% (116 out of 128 nationwide)
Going pro is almost always the right choice (if money maximization is the priority)
Around the Pac-12
In which we find random news impacting conference-mates. Hopefully the kind that allows us to shamelessly laugh at them.
In case you missed it, Pat Haden is in mildly hot water (in that he will be publicly shamed but will receive no actual punishment) for allegations of impropriety:
Pat Haden, who will officially step down as USC's athletic director on June 30, used his position on a foundation to enrich himself and his family while he also funneled a vast majority of scholarship money towards USC and away from other schools, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times.
When news like this breaks, the only recourse is a long list of lazy, obvious jokes at USC's expense! Here's mine, I expect plenty more in the comments!
- Glad to see Pat putting his USC education in action in the professional world
- Finally this nation's non-profits are focusing their efforts on the truly impoverished: private universities
- Millions in salary for just a few hours of work? I thought USC fired Steve Sarkisian?
- "Skimming off the top . . . isn't technically illegal, but it goes against the spirit of the foundation" has to pretty much be a USC motto, right?