Lulz. You really wanna say that a couple of those teams are driving the relationship in all of fbs?
You do realize that the spread is widely used in FBS, right? Almost the entire PAC12, Big 12, B1G, most of the mid-majors, and some of the SEC now are all spread offenses.
The point is, you are saying that Les Miles has done less with more talent.
My rebuttal is that:
1) you are taking recruiting rankings that are skewed too high for LSU because we recruit many highly rated defensive players. For you to have an accurate comparison for offensive recruiting vs offensive production, you can't use defensive recruits. Therefore you would have to recalculate rankings of recruiting classes based on just offensive players, which is damn near impossible
2) You have elected to use total offensive yards as the metric for judging us against the rest of FBS. My response was, yards don't mean anything in total when you have different styles of play. Spread offenses will always be at the top and teams like K-State, Stanford, LSU, Florida who are all successful but focus on running and T.O.P are all at a disadvantage because of style, so again the relationship will be skewed heavily toward the spread offense, hurry up teams , which covers probably 50%+ of CFB.
3) Lastly, who gives a shite about offensive yardage. If we are going to judge Miles, do it on the whole picture. We all know the offensive short-comings of the team. If we want to judge how well we've done as a program under Miles, let's look at the top 10 recruiting classes over the past 4 years and then let's look at the winning% of said teams with those recruiting classes over the past 2 years since that's when those recruits are actually on the field.
This post was edited on 1/3 at 10:02 pm