CHART WEEK – Part 1: Pass Rush

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Welcome to Chart Week! It’s like Shark Week, but instead of terrifying sea creatures, we have screenshots of Excel spreadsheets. You tell me what’s more exciting…

If you checked out the weekly Film Study posts during the season, you probably became familiar with several charts tracking certain stats from that week’s game. Now we’ve aggregated those charts for the full 2016 season, and each day this week, we will use a few of those season-long charts to learn something about what happened in 2016 and what might happen in 2017. Today we start with charts related to the IU defense’s pass rush.

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Richard Lagow and the Interception Machine

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Four-hundred and thirty-eight pass attempts into the Richard Lagow-era and we are still slightly uncertain about his ability and potential.  On one hand, he was a strong-armed gun-slinger, unafraid of taking shots downfield.  On the other hand, he often underthrew deep passes despite the arm strength, forced too many passes, and was unable to escape pressure.  So how does he compare to his predecessor, Nate Sudfeld, or even the serviceable Cam Coffman?

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