Mike Sherman takes high school football coaching job in Cape Cod

Former Green Bay Packers and Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman will now coach high school football.
He’s been hired as the head coach at Nauset Regional in North Eastham.
Sherman was last coaching in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins as their offensive coordinator.
“I felt after Miami I couldn’t put my family through another move,” Sherman told the Cape Cod Times. “My wife Karen has put up with a lot in regard to my career and was happy to have unpacked her last box. We’ve been coming here almost every summer over the last 30-plus years as a family so we felt this was a natural fit for us to call Cape Cod home. I guess I’d say, why not? I’ve been fortunate financially over the years, which is allowing me to do this.
“Back in January I was looking for a place to have a football camp this summer and Nauset High School came up Then I heard they were looking for a head football coach. It took me a while to pull the trigger. It hasn’t been an easy decision because I wanted to make sure I was all 100 percent in. The kids deserve that from their coach. I’ve loved coaching in the NFL and college for the last 33 years, but I am definitely looking forward to working with the kids at Nauset.”
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2015 NFL Draft: Best Picks Of The 6th Round

The Pro Bowl talent is usually dried up, but there are still starter-level players to be had in the 6th round. Players picked this late in the draft come on very cheap contracts and are valuable assets if they can contribute. There were some quality players available in the 6th round this year, and a few could make an impact in 2015.

When determining what were the best/my favorite picks of a round, I use a metric I call Value Score. Value Score is calculated by dividing where a player was picked by where I had that player ranked on my 2015 Big Board.

Value Score = Draft slot where Player X was taken/Rank of Player X on my board

Along with my breakdown of my favorite picks of the round, I have listed the 12 6th round picks (out of 41 total in the round) that earned a Value Score greater than one. When a pick earns a Value Score greater than one it means that the player who was picked was drafted later than where they were ranked on my big board. This means that the player who was selected would have been one of the top players left on my board at that point in the draft and I may have made the same pick were I the one making the decision. A Value Score less than one means that I would not have made that same selection with that draft pick. The higher the score, the more likely it is I would have made the same pick. 

Failing to factor in where a team picks in a round is a common flaw in the analysis of draft picks. The Buccaneers 2nd round pick was only one slot later than the Patriots 1st round pick, so comparing their classes as a whole isn’t an accurate portrayal of how well each team drafted. Value Score takes care of this problem.

Value Score factors in at what point in the round a player was taken, so teams picking later in a round are evaluated fairly compared to teams picking in the early part of the round. Each team has an equal chance to earn a good Value Score, regardless of where they pick. My favorite picks of the 6th round happen to be the three picks that earned the top three Value Scores (this was not the case for my favorite picks of the 2nd/3rd, 4th, or 5th rounds).

My Favorites:

DT Michael Bennett, Ohio State – Jacksonville Jaguars

Draft Slot: 180

My Rank: 68

Value Score: 2.65

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Michael Bennett had issues with his hamstring during the 2014 season and throughout the pre-draft process. The hamstring injury is the main reason for his precipitous drop. Even with the injury taken into consideration, this was a steal for the Jaguars. Bennett is an undersized DT and will likely not be a three down player right away. However, he has an impressive first step and can be used as a pass rushing DT on 3rd down if he can stay healthy.

In the later rounds I always advocate high upside picks even if they come with a low floor. Bennett fits the mold. He has shown he has the talent to be a contributor at the pro level if he can stay on the field. If he cannot stay healthy, then the Jags lose only a 6th round pick. Jacksonville added to an already superb draft class with this selection (their 3rd-6th round picks all earned Value Scores greater than one). 

S Derron Smith, Fresno State – Cincinnati Bengals

Draft Slot: 197

My Rank: 79

Value Score: 2.49

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Like Bennett, Derron Smith fell primarily due to injury concerns. He played through a sports hernia in 2014 and had surgery after the season. Smith was unable to participate in the combine due to the surgery. He was able to take part in Fresno State’s pro day, and put up some decent numbers: 

40 Yard Dash – 4.61 seconds

Broad Jump – 123 inches

Vertical Jump – 34 inches

20 Yard Shuttle – 4.44 seconds

Three Cone Drill – 6.95 seconds

(There are conflicting reports regarding Smith’s 20 yard shuttle and three cone time, but these were the numbers that I saw most frequently.)

These numbers aren’t elite for a safety, but they do indicate that Smith has NFL-caliber athletic ability. Smith is a bit undersized at 5’10 – 200 lbs, but was exceptionally productive in college. He intercepted 15 passes during his Fresno State career, and was named 1st-Team All-Mountain West as a sophomore, junior, and senior. Smith’s lack of size and injury concerns landed him in the 6th round, but his impressive production and athleticism make him a solid value pick for the Bengals. 

CB Quandre Diggs, Texas – Detroit Lions

Draft Slot: 200

My Rank: 96

Value Score: 2.08

Quandre Diggs reminds me of a player who was one of my favorite picks of the 6th round of the 2014 NFL Draft: St. Louis Rams CB E.J. Gaines. Both are undersized corners who aren’t elite athletes but are aggressive, willing tacklers. Gaines was a pleasant surprise for the Rams last season, and Diggs could follow in his footsteps for the Lions in 2015. 

Unlike my first two favorites, Diggs’ does not have injury concerns. He made 49 starts for Texas and never missed a game. Diggs’ measurables are what landed him in the 6th round. He stands only 5’9 – 195 lbs with below-average athleticism for the cornerback position. His combine results are shown in the graphic below.

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What Diggs does have is exceptional instincts and a fearless attitude. He was named All-Big-12 three times and finished with 151 solo tackles in his career. Diggs comes from NFL bloodlines, as he is the younger brother of former NFL CB Quentin Jammer. 

Diggs should adjust quickly to the pro game and make it tough for his coaches to keep him off the field.  Detroit needs help in the secondary, and Diggs could earn early playing time as a slot corner. 

Top Value Scores of the 6th Round:

  1. DT Michael Bennett (Jaguars) – 2.65 

  2. S Derron Smith (Bengals) – 2.49

  3. CB Quandre Diggs (Lions) – 2.08

  4. CB JaCorey Shepherd (Eagles) – 1.84

  5. DE Anthony Chickillo (Steelers) – 1.83

  6. DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Chiefs) – 1.54

  7. RB Josh Robinson (Colts) – 1.30

  8. OT Tyrus Thompson (Vikings) – 1.29

  9. DT Christian Covington (Texans) – 1.29

  10. DT Christian Ringo (Packers) – 1.16

  11. TE Nick O’Leary (Bills) – 1.10

  12. CB Charles Gaines (Browns) – 1.04

All of these players have flaws that resulted in
them being available in the 6th round. The key is to find players with flaws that aren’t fatal and won’t prevent them from being quality NFL players. A 6th round pick who can play at a league average level is extremely valuable given how cheap their contracts are. Finding a starter in the 6th round is fantastic value, anything more is a bonus. 

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wants a raise

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wants a raise.
And he’s determined to stay away from offseason practices until he gets what he wants.
“Trying to get the contract right,’’ Bennett told the Seattle Times. “I’ll be there shortly. I don’t know when I’ll be there. Depends on the team and stuff. See how it works out.’’
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Bennett is entering the second season of a four-year contract worth up to $28.5 million, with $16 million guaranteed.
“Somewhere near the top seven at my position, top eight at my position,’’ Bennett said. “Not a lot of guys play inside and out. Not a lot of guys do what I do. So I feel like I should be somewhere near there.
“I just want to be in the realm of the guys that play like me. There are only so many guys that do what I do, and I would love to be like somewhere in there where they are at.’’
Bennett said he wants to be with the Seahawks, though.
“I see myself being with the Seahawks,’’ he said. “I think we have something special here and the things that we do in the community, the players that we have and the team and the coaches. I think it’s a great organization. But at the end of the day, it’s all about the business part of it, and sometimes people see your value as something else and sometimes you see your value as something different, and it’s just part of the business. We’ll see what happens. The ideal situation would be that I get a raise and that will be something great.’’
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Second Year Spotlight: NFC South

Ra’Shede Hageman – DT – Atlanta Falcons
Going into the 2014 NFL Draft, there were many draft analysts who felt that Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman was a lock first rounder. Looking at his natural physical traits, he very well could have been. It was because of his inconsistent play on tape, that he dropped into the early part of the second round where the Falcons grabbed him with the 37th selection.
To say that the overall play of Hageman was disappointing may be an understatement. He finished the season with only 16 total tackles and 1.0 sacks. Coming into this season and playing in a new scheme, things are looking up for Hageman. Dan Quinn’s multiple 4-3 scheme fits Hageman’s traits much better. Hageman is an attacking defensive tackle, and in this scheme, that’s what they ask the tackles to do,
Right now, Hageman is listed as the third defensive tackle on the depth chart, but I fully expect that he will get a lot of playtime backing up Jonathan Babineaux and Paul Soliai. He may even get some reps at defensive end as Tyson Jackson may not have the quickness and explosiveness that Quinn looks for.
One thing is certain, when Hageman wants to play, he can be a dominating defensive lineman. He is strong, quick, fast, and explosive. Now he just has to turn all that natural ability into production.
Kony Ealy – DE – Carolina Panthers
Just as Hageman’s rookie season was looked at as a disappointment, the same can be said for Carolina’s second round pick last year Kony Ealy. Coming out of college, Ealy had dominant pass rushing ability to go along with good, but not great, run defense. Early in the season, that didn’t show, but Ealy did come on in the last month, with three sacks in the final three regular season games. Ealy also had four total tackles in the Panthers two playoff games.
This year, the battle for the right defensive end spot in the Panthers defense will be between Ealy and two third year players, Wes Horton and Frank Alexander. All have the traits to play the position well, but Ealy is the most natural of the three. We could even see one of these players move inside in nickel situations to upgrade the inside pass rush.
If Ealy can display the type of work he did in college, the Panthers will have found the guy to replace Greg Hardy, and he might even have a better overall game.
Brandin Cooks – WR – New Orleans Saints
Many people, including myself, felt that when the Saints drafted Brandin Cooks in the first round last year he was an ideal fit. While Cooks had a fairly good rookie year with 53 receptions for 550 yards and three touchdowns, he was not the dynamic playmaker we thought he would be.
With Kenny Stills and Jimmy Graham gone, Cooks has to step up this season and be a playmaker. He has the required skills, with his speed, hands and run after catch ability. Now he just has to put it all together.
While we have seen rookie receivers play very well of late, most still need a year to acclimate themselves to the NFL game. Hopefully this will be the case with Cooks, who is fully capable of a 75-80 catch season, 8-10 touchdowns and an increase in his average to about 15 to 16 yards per catch. If that happens, New Orleans will have the explosive player they thought they were drafting.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins – TE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
If it wasn’t for a foot injury that prevented Seferian-Jenkins from doing much as far as pre-draft workouts last year, he very well could have been drafted in the later part of the first round. Still, he went with the 6th pick of the second round and had a strong rookie season.
My feeling is that he has only begun to scratch the surface of his rare talent. Seferian-Jenkins has the size, speed, athleticism and overall skill set to be a Gronk-like tight end in the NFL. There are some tight ends who are really just big wide receivers, while there are others who are predominantly blockers, but few can do both at an elite level. Seferian-Jenkins has the skill set to be a dominant receiver and blocker, and if he reaches that potential, he will be one of the best tight ends in the NFL.
Pairing Seferian-Jenkins with Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson gives the Bucs a receiving trio that compares with the top groups in the league. That will make rookie quarterback Jameis Winston’s job much easier.
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Jets increase Brandon Marshall's deal to $26 million

The New York Jets increased wide receiver Brandon Marshall’s contract to $26 million, up from $24.3 million, according to a league source.
He got another $1.3 million in guaranteed money.
The deal averages $8.66 million per year.
It has a total of $11 million in guaranteed money.
The deal was finalized and processed two days ago, per a source. It was negotiated by agent Kennard McGuire.
Traded from the Chicago Bears to the Jets this spring, Marshall’s 2015 and 2016 base salaries are guaranteed along with a portion of the 2016 base salary being fully guaranteed.

Marshall has a $9 million salary cap figure in 2015 and a $9 million base salary that’s fully guaranteed.
In 2016, Marshall has a $9.5 million guaranteed base salary for injury only and salary-cap figure. The salary is up from $7.9 million
In 2017, Marshall has a nonguaranteed $7.5 million base salary and salary-cap figure. That was originally $8.3 million plus a $200,000 workout bonus.
He has a $700,000 escalator clause triggered by any Super Bowl victory.
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Falcons signing Chris Chester to one-year, $2.8 million deal

The Atlanta Falcons are signing offensive guard Chris Chester to a one-year, $2.8 million deal.

Chester started every game for the past four seasons for the Washington Redskins.
Chester is a former Baltimore Ravens draft pick.
He played collegiately at Oklahoma.
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Jaguars promote Chris Polian

The Jacksonville Jaguars promote Chris Polian to director of player personnel from director of pro scouting.
Chris Driggers was promoted to director of pro personnel from pro scout.
Idzik, a consultant with the Jaguars the past three months, was named special assistant to the general manager. Idzik spent the past two seasons as the New York Jets’ general manager.
*Casey Belongia, an intern in the scouting department since the end of last season, was named scouting assistant.
“We are excited about the restructuring of our personnel department,” Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said.  “We feel it’s a great asset and a valuable resource to have two former NFL general managers on our staff.”
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Viewing Today's Players: Where are the standards of evaluation?

In watching film and doing an evaluation on (former Houston FS) Kendrick Lewis, I have a hard time digesting the UFA contract he signed with the Baltimore Ravens. This led to the question of, has the bar been lowered in evaluating today’s players? Based on what he shows on film, I find it difficult in justifying signing Lewis to a 3-year, 5.4 million dollar deal (1.4 million guaranteed) at his age (28).
Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh seems to believe that Lewis has better days ahead of him after 5 years in the league. I don’t see it unless he is going to use him in nickel and dime packages and send him on blitzes regularly. He is a huge liability in the run game and average in his coverage skills. He has never been to the Pro Bowl, and his best season was in 2011 (4 years ago). What am I missing with this guy?
There is the belief that Lewis’ contract can be attributed to the market. After Jairus Byrd (New Orleans) and T.J. Ward (Denver) received big contracts last season, the price tag on safeties went up. But both are Pro Bowl caliber players and Lewis has never been to one in his career. When looking at this year’s crop of FA safeties, there weren’t many other options. You can make an argument that Rahim Moore and Da’Norris Searcy are better players than Lewis, but that’s about it. My guess is Baltimore overpaid simply because they thought they had to in order to land a safety who can contribute. This was a weak draft for the position. After Damarious Randall, no free safety was selected until the fifth round.
Do we just live in a day and age where compromising your principles and standards seems to be the easier thing to do? Can Lewis’ contract really be attributed to the market? Houston signed him to a one year deal and obviously felt he was not worth resigning and let him walk. Why didn’t the team that drafted him (Kansas City) keep him and not let him become a FA? Teams pay what they want, and Baltimore could have done the same. Are the standards being lowered in evaluating today’s players? I believe the pressure to win right away has a lot to do with it, and therefore, you see more marginal players being thrown into starting roles sooner than they are ready. Is this is also causing evaluation grades of players to be higher than what they really should be? In looking at film on Damarious Randall this past season, I don’t see how he was evaluated as a 1st round draft pick. His size alone doesn’t warrant being drafted that high. As always, time is the ultimate judge of everything.
Phil Rainey is a high school football coach and graduate of Introduction to Scouting and Scouting Boot Camp. He can be reached by e-mail at philraineyscouting@gmail.com or Twitter @Rainey_Phil

Second Year Spotlight: AFC West

Justin Ellis – DT – Oakland Raiders
As a fourth round draft pick out of Louisiana Tech, not much was expected from defensive tackle Justin Ellis. He outplayed expectations by starting 14 games and finishing the season with 21 total tackles.
Now in his second year, Ellis and the Raiders would like to see vast improvement. After taking part in a full offseason program, he will be in much better shape to take on the long NFL season. The feeling is that the Raiders would love to see Ellis double his production from his rookie year, and that shouldn’t be a problem. The area where he needs to show the most improvement is with his pass rush. Last year, he did not register a sack, and while pass rushing will never be his forte, he still needs to improve.
Ellis has a quick first step. He just needs to stay low and use his hands better. My feeling is that we should see Justin finish the year with three to four sacks on the season. By being in better condition, he will be able to play more snaps, and his work against the run will also improve. He has the physical tools to become a very good inside player in the league and will start to see that this season.
Dontrelle Inman – WR – San Diego Chargers
For the first 14 games of the 2014 season, wide receiver Dontrelle Inman had no production. In the final two games, he caught 12 passes for 158 yards and no touchdowns. Throughout the offseason and OTA’s, Inman has continued to build on that impressive finish to last season.
He is a sure-handed, tough possession-type receiver who quarterback Phillip Rivers has confidence in. With his size (6’3 – 210) he can create mismatches and he has the quickness and burst to gain separation on a consistent basis.
With the signing of Stevie Johnson as a free agent, Inman might not be a starter, but he will get plenty of play time. What he showed in the final two games is just a sign of what is to come.
Cody Latimer – WR – Denver Broncos
To say Cody Latimer’s rookie season was a disappointment is an understatement. The 2014 second round choice caught only two passes for a total of 23 yards.
Coming from an unsophisticated Indiana offense, Latimer was in learning mode for most of the season. With Peyton Manning at quarterback, the receivers better know what they are doing. If there is no trust between Manning and a receiver, there is no sense in him being in the game.
With a year under his belt, Latimer goes into the 2015 season with much more confidence and he should be able to make a contribution. He has all the physical tools to be a very good NFL receiver. At 6’2 -2 he has excellent size to go along with very good overall athleticism, speed and explosion.
By the time the 2015 season opens, I expect Latimer to be the Broncos third receiver, and I can see his production being what a third receiver in that offense should have (at least 50 catches).
Dee Ford –OLB – Kansas City Chiefs
Last year, Ford who was a first round pick, did not have very good production. He finished the season with 7.0 total tackles and 1.5 sacks. Part of the reason is Ford has two outstanding players in front of him on the depth chart. Justin Houston is one of the better pass rushing outside linebackers in the league (22 sacks a year ago) and Tamba Hali has been a defensive leader for years.
Still, Hali is on the wrong side of 30 and is coming off minor knee surgery during the off season. While Ford still may not be a starter in 2015, his play time will increase and the Chiefs will find a way to get him on the field.
Coming out of Auburn, Ford was one of the better pass rushers in last year’s draft class. He has spent the last year getting bigger and stronger and refining his technique. I expect Ford to do some big things this year playing in a rotational role.
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First Year College Football Coaches That Have Something To Prove

Bringing in a new head coach to any program can draw mixed reactions from the fan base. On one hand, you get the fans that are saying “good riddance” to the guy who just lost his job, then you have the ones that are complete skeptics and aren’t sure if the new guy can deliver as promised, and finally, you have the fans that are perhaps a little too optimistic with hopes a program can become a championship-caliber team overnight.

Either way, each coach comes in with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, wanting to prove that he is the right man for the job. With 15 first-year head coaches working tirelessly as the summer gets rolling, we’ll take a look at a handful of these guys and see exactly what they have to prove while taking over a new squad.

Coach: Tom Herman

School: Houston

Previous Job: Offensive Coordinator, Ohio State

Coming into the offseason, Herman was one of the most talked about coordinators headed for an upgrade in 2015. He lead Ohio State to a national championship and built an offense that looked nearly unstoppable as it bowled right on through Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship, Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and Oregon in the national championship game. Herman finally landed in Houston taking over a Cougars program that finished tied for fourth in the American Athletic Conference last season.

Houston had one of the better defenses in the country last season, ranking 15th in scoring defense (20.6 points per game) and 20th in total defense (343.4 yards per game). So that’s clearly not an issue. The issue lies along the offensive line where the Cougars gave up 2.62 sacks per game which was next to last in the conference. So Herman’s got to prove that he can keep the momentum he has going from his days as a Buckeye and turn around the Houston offense and get this team back to being a contender for a conference title.

Coach: Mike Riley

School: Nebraska

Previous Job: Head Coach, Oregon State

If there was one thing that Bo Pelini had at Nebraska, it was consistency. In all seven seasons that Pelini was the head coach in Lincoln, he won at least nine games, three of which were 10-win seasons. However, signature wins always evaded him and he was never able to capture a conference crown. 

For Riley to prove that he’s the right guy to take over a prodigious job such as Nebraska, he’s not only got to win in bunches like Pelini did, but he’s got to win the big game as well. Fortunately, 2015 may prove to be the year he can make an early and great impression. Playing in the Big Ten, naturally the schedule isn’t too difficult, but it also helps that two of the Cornhuskers’ biggest conference games are at home against Wisconsin and Michigan State. Riley also gets an early shot to prove his worth when Nebraska travels to Miami on September 19th.

Coach: Jim McElwain

School: Florida

Previous Job: Head Coach, Colorado State

One of the top jobs to inherit in the college game, Florida has fallen into a tailspin of mediocrity and even below that after the glory days of the Urban Meyer era. There was a time when opponents feared playing the Gators, now they just look at them as any other team, especially with the way the offense fails to produce. 

Enter Jim McElwain, who, before turning Colorado State into a relevant team, was the offensive coordinator for Alabama and led the Crimson Tide to a pair of national titles. An offensive guru, McElwain’s been hired to turn Florida’s sputtering offense back into the well-oiled machine it used to be under Meyer and Steve Spurrier. Florida’s offense never ranked higher than 10th in the conference in total offense during former coach Will Muschamp’s four year span. The Gators’ defense will help put the offense in good field position as it was one of the best in the country at forcing turnovers (30), but the offense will still have to execute and do its part. McElwain’s got his work cut out for him in his first year in Gainesville, but lucky for him, the SEC East still isn’t that great.

Coach: Pat Narduzzi

School: Pittsburgh

Previous Job: Defensive Coordinator, Michigan State

It was only a matter of time before Pat Narduzzi got a shot to run his own program. His time has come after former Pitt coach Paul Chryst decided to return home to coach at his Alma mater, Wisconsin. Narduzzi’s already got an offense that can hold its own within the ACC, and he’s been charged with fixing what his specialty entails: the Pitt defense.

Although not terrible, the Pittsburgh defense still ranked in the lower half of the ACC in scoring defense (11th), rush defense (8th), and total defense (8th). However, the real problem for the defense was its lack of getting to the quarterback, only coming up with 19 total sacks all season, which ranked T-103rd in the country. It only gets worse when you look at the defense’s inept ability to force turnovers coming up with just 14 turnovers, ranking T-116th in the country. Clearly that’s where Narduzzi must prove his worth as his Spartan defense ranked third in the country at forcing turnovers (34) and tied for ninth in the country in sacks (42).

Coach: Jim Harbaugh

School: Michigan

Previous Job: Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers

It was a hard move for Jim Harbaugh to come back down to the college level after having success in the NFL, but after parting ways with the 49ers, Harbaugh finds himself in Ann Arbor ready to revive a Michigan program that truly needs to be invigorated. For Harbaugh, it’s a question of whether he can transfer seamlessly back to the college game and if he can transform Michigan’s offense into something that can compete with Ohio State.

In Harbaugh’s last two seasons at Stanford (2009 and 2010), his offense was one of the top units in the country. The offense ranked 11th in scoring offense (35.5 points per game), 11th in rushing yards per game (218.23) and 18th in total offense (427.6 yards per game) in 2009. Moving forward to 2010, his offense ranked ninth in scoring offense (40.3 points per game), 17th in rushing yards per game (213.77) and 14th in total offense (472 yards per game). Of course, Andrew Luck was his quarterback during those years and he had Heisman finalist and human wrecking ball, Toby Gerhart, as his running back.

Now at Ann Arbor, Harbaugh still hasn’t settled on a quarterback for the upcoming season and has plenty of questions on the o-line and in the backfield. He takes over an offense that ranked 111th in the nation in scoring offense (20.9 points per game), 112th in passing offense (170.2 yards per game) and 115th in total offense (333 yards per game). It’s not going to be easy to turn this offense around right away, but Harbaugh’s proven in the past he can mold signal callers and turn an offense into a juggernaut.