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Reassuring Stats on Returning Players from Phil Steele

Toth and Towles are the centerpieve in this year's offense. (Big Blue Insider)

Toth and Towles are the centerpieve in this year’s offense. (Big Blue Insider)

Nobody crunches college football numbers quite like Phil Steele.  His magazine isn’t out yet, but he’s kind enough to give the football crazies an early taste on  After doing a little meandering around, it was a pleasant surprise to see where Kentucky stands with players returning.

Before we take a look, enjoy Phil’s fantastic facial hair.

Percentage of Tackles Returning

69.08% is 40th in the nation, 3rd in the SEC.

Percentage of Yards Returning

78.22% is 43rd in the nation, 4th in the SEC.

Offensive line Starts Returning

95 starts is 15th in the nation and 3rd in the SEC.

Nobody will be happier to see the last stat than Freddie Maggard.  You may think the rankings aren’t very illustrious, but they’re a lot better than what we’re used to.

If you’d like to compare these numbers with other teams (hint: Louisville’s are A LOT lower), check out this link.  If you want to nerd out even more, allow me to shamelessly plug my next two gigs.  Tonight in Louisville I’ll be on the Sunday Sports Buzz (WBNA-21, Ion TV, TWC 916) and tomorrow I’ll be hanging out on The Leach Report for the second half-hour.  Like the say, there ain’t no rest for the wicked.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Reassuring Stats on Returning Players from Phil Steele

  1. Ukbradstith
    11:37 pm June 14, 2015 Permalink

    Watching you right now on the sports buzz, great job, but no way did Montrez Harrell only measure 6’4″…you can’t find that reported anywhere lol!

    • cracka
      12:07 am June 15, 2015 Permalink

      Think he was 6’7″ at the combine (without shoes)

  2. Swarley
    11:59 pm June 14, 2015 Permalink

    Big UK FAN and I need help from the BBN. Trying to win this for the church I pastor, please click the link and vote!

  3. keith
    6:41 am June 15, 2015 Permalink

    Why do, when people get on here to solicit votes for some obscure or silly contest, do they always start out by saying “big uk fan here”? would you be on here if you were a oklahoma fan? boise state? etc

    • TrollDar
      10:16 am June 15, 2015 Permalink

      Trolls do the same thing.