The new, vastly amazing, complex-beyond-belief-in-its-simplicity, big and yet small, intellectual yet a hard worker, black and yet white and you’re green with envy….MomentumMeter!!!!!!!!!!
Whatever!Â You see Ty at ND there in the green, Charlie in the Blue, and Ty at UW in the purple.Â It’s fantabumagoricaliscious!
Okay, so it’s not that exciting nor is it that fancy.Â But the debut of the MomentumMeter tells the Story of Ty, in the context of the Story of C-Dub so well that I had to put it out there.Â In the week that was the end of Ty, I figured it’s appropriate.Â Â The chart isn’t all that fancy – you get a point for a win, you lose one for a loss.Â (I know this doesn’t take into account quality of competition, or how ‘bad’ the loss was, so please don’t point these things out – that’s obvious.)Â So this is net W’s, but it’s the trend and the momentum that I think is the interesting part.Â Regardless of how you won or who you won/lost against, the story of this game is W’s baby, and this NEW AND AMAZING new tool shows us how consistently a coach can put things together.Â And boy, do we see a nasty trend for Ty.Â For Charlie, it’s clear the jury is still out, but it’s a heck of a lot better than Ty.
Here’s another view that pairs of Ty to C-DubÂ on a year-to-year basis, starting from their 1st years at ND.
The MomentumMeter rules!Â Too bad I suck at converting powerpoint charts into pictures.Â If anyone has recos on that – hit me up.
Anyway, the final chapter on Ty is that he’s not a good coach.Â And the final chapter on why Charlie got more time than Ty is shown, AMAZINGLY AND BRILLIANTLY CLEARLY, in the MM(TM-don’t mess with my stuff) charts above.Â Â Charlie built up a TON of goodwill in his first 2 seasons, taking his net wins to a level ~double of what Ty ever attained, at ND or UW.Â DOUBLE.Â Â That, plus his recruiting prowess, is what got Charlie more time at ND.Â Had nothing to do with his being white, no matter how many times hacks like Zemek show up to make race part of the conversation (but an ND student that represents ALL OF ND sent me that exact quote wah wah wah!).Â Â
Ty sucked.Â Charlie doesn’t.Â Â Charlie remains, Ty does not.
End of story.
It’s obvious that Charlie has had a rollercoaster at ND, but even after a total disaster of a season, we saw that Charlie’s Net never really got below Ty’s PEAK once he got above it.Â Sure, he dipped down below it for a few games toward the end of last year, but it was a quick visit and a quick exit.Â
Love the MM?Â Hate it?Â
If it’s love, I’m planning to run these numbers for a series of coaches – past ND coaches, RichRod (sucks!), recently bagged coaches, Phil Fulmer, and others.Â If it’s hate?Â Suck it, I’ll do it anyway.