Friday, December 12, 2008

Previewing Winston-Salem State

2009 Scouting Report / 2009 Game Plan / 2008 Scouting Report

WSSU Offense 07-08
Four FactorsPercentNat'l Rank
Turnover Rate22.9278
Off Reb Rate33.8128
WSSU Offense 08-09
Four FactorsPercentNat'l Rank
Turnover Rate24.9306
Off Reb Rate25.9321

When Winston-Salem State made the move to I-A a few years ago, it did so with noble aim, and truth be told, it seemed a good idea at the time. Who wouldn't want to be the next Savannah State? In the face of such a compelling call to arms, it may be that the transitional effects were not considered as carefully as they should have been. If the cool kids are doing something, the assumed coolness-by-association factor tends to override sense. It's only later you learn that despite your efforts, Debbie Shumaker still has no idea you exist, and you've gained nothing, really.

In a completely unsurprising turn of events, the Rams have reached the very pinnacle of terrible at the I-A level, climbing to heights of suck previously thought unattainable. As I type, researchers are working around the clock to determine where this Rams team falls on the O'Donnell-Cook Suck Scale. A preliminary investigation indicated that they rated somewhere between Larry the Cable guy movies and Fall Out Boy, but a recent breakthrough points to an even higher rating, perhaps warranting a recalibration of the scale. Doesn't seem possible, but who's to argue with science.

WSSU Defense 07-08
Four FactorsPercentNat'l Rank
Turnover Rate23.642
Off Reb Rate37.6323
WSSU Defense 08-09
Four FactorsPercentNat'l Rank
Turnover Rate24.559
Off Reb Rate34.0187