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Miami Team Stats by Coaches since 2000

I saw an interesting remark on gameday from CT that stated how our offense was better under Sparano than it has been so far under Philbin. That led me to want to go back and compare the two. I figured why just look at those two, might as well make it everyone since 2000. So here goes. One quick note, these aren't entirely accurate as each of the coaches didn't make it through their final years, so an interim coach would take credit for a few of the games lowering or raising the averages some. So consider this more of their reign as opposed to their personal stats. I also decided not to include Cam Cameron's 2007 season for obvious reasons, only 1 year and it was so bad we don't need to relive it...

Philbin:

Record: 12-15 or 44.4%

Projected by seasons end: 14-18 or 43.8%

Total Off: 310.8 yards

Pass Off: 211.8 yards

Rush Off: 99 yards

Points: 19.4

TO Diff: -10

Total Def: 357.7 yards

Pass Def: 241.6 yards

Rush Def: 116.1 yards

Points: 21.1

Sparano:

Record: 31-33 or 48.4%

Total Off: 330.9 yards

Pass Off: 209.7 yards

Rush Off: 121.2 yards

Points: 20.5

TO Diff: -9

Total Def: 333.2 yards

Pass Def: 230.3 yards

Rush Def: 102.9 yards

Points: 21.2

Saban:

Record: 15-17 or 46.9%

Total Off: 317.5 yards

Pass Off: 205.9 yards

Rush: 113.5 yards

Points: 18.1

TO Diff: +3

Total Def: 303.3 yards

Pass Def: 197.3 yards

Rush Def: 105.9 yards

Points: 18.8

Wannstedt:

Record: 45-35 or 56.2%

Total Off: 296.1 yards

Pass Off: 180.9 yards

Rush Off: 115.2 yards

Points: 20.4

TO Diff: -10

Total Def: 294.8 yards

Pass Def: 184.5 yards

Rush Def: 110.3 yards

Points: 17.9

Top Rankings by Year:

Total Offense:

1. 2008- 345.6 yards a game (12th in league)

2. 2009- 337.6 yards a game (17th in league)

3. 2002- 337 yards a game (15th in league)

4.2005- 324.9 yards a game (14th in league)

5. 2010- 323.1 yards a game (21st in league)

Notes: Sparano claims 3 of the top five highest totals by our offense. Ricky almost single handily claimed our 3rd highest total, and the R&R Express’s first year together claim the 4th spot. Philbin comes in at 7th and 8th. 2008 was the highest Miami has ranked on offense post 2000. The top 4 spots are the only 4 years Miami has ranked higher than the 20s on offense.

Passing Offense:

1. 2008- 227 yards a game (10th in league)

2. 2013- 224.6 yards a game (20th in league)

3. 2010- 220.4 yards a game (16th in league)

4. 2005- 206.3 yards a game (16th in league)

5. 2006- 205.4 yards a game (13th in league)

Notes: Sparano and Saban both claim 2 spots, while our current season comes in at number 2. Once again, 2008 was our highest ranked year passing wise. 2006 was the only other time we've ranked inside the top 15 passing the ball. That isn't a surprise considering we've been a run first offense forever.

Rushing Offense:

1. 2002- 156.4 yards a game (2nd in league)

2. 2009- 139.4 yards a game (4th in league)

3. 2005- 124.3 yards a game (12th in league)

4. 2011- 124.2 yards a game (11th in league)

5. 2008- 118.6 yards a game (11th in league)

Notes: No surprise that Sparano claims the majority of the top spots with his ground and pound approach. Ricky's league leading season claims number one, the Wildcat's second season takes 2 and Ronnie's rookie season takes number 3 along with Ricky's return. Philbins first season comes in at number 8 out of 13 at 112.6 yards a game. His 2013 season only avoids last place thanks to Ricky's sudden retirement in 2004 leaving the team with nothing. 2002 and 2009 were our only times finishing in the top 5 for any offensive category. 2004, 2006 and this year are the only times we've finished in the 20s for rushing attempts.

Points Scored:

1. 2002- 23.6 points a game (12th in league)

2. 2009- 22.5 points a game (15th in league)

3. 2008- 21.6 points a game (21st in league)

4. 2001- 21.5 points a game (8th in league)

5. 2013- 20.8 points a game (23rd in league)

Note: Philbin's current season comes in at number 5, while his first season comes in only ahead of our 2004, 2006, and 2010 campaigns. Ricky again claims number one, while Sparano takes 2 and 3 with the early wildcat years. 2011 comes in right behind at 6 with 20.6 points a game. 2001 was our only finish in the top ten for points scored, with 2002 being the next highest at 12th. 2009 was the last time we ranked higher than the 20s for points.

Turnover Differential:

1. 2008- +17 (30 takeaways) (1st in league)

2. 2000- +15 (41 takeaways) (5th in league)

3. 2003- +2 (36 takeaways) (10th in league)

4. 2006- +2 (27 takeaways) (13th in league)

5. 2005- +1 (31 takeaways) (14th in league)

Note: Miami finished 11-5 in both the 2008 and 2000 seasons thanks to such a good TO difference. They did finish 11-5 again in 2001 despite a -10 differential. Both of Saban's seasons ended with a positive differential. Philbin's 2013 season comes in tied for 6th with an even rating (this could change by season's end). The rest of the years we have finished with a negative differential, including a -17 in 2004, -12 in 2010, and -10 in 2001 and 2012. 2008 was the benchmark for turnover differential. We were 1st in the league, and only had 13 turnovers (the only time we've finished the season with below 20 turnovers. We're currently at 17 this season). The number tells the stories, we've only had 5 years with a positive differential, and 3 of them barely made it. We have two even campaigns (though one is in progress) and the rest have all been negative numbers.

Total Defense:

1. 2001- 288 yards a game (5th in league)

2. 2006- 289.1 yards a game (4th in league)

3. 2000- 289.8 yards a game (6th in league)

4. 2002- 291 yards a game (3rd in league)

5. 2003- 299.2 yards a game (10th in league)

Note: No surprise that our early 2000 defense led by a young JT and Zach Thomas, along with Madison and Surtain at corner, dominates the list. 2006 does rank number 2 for yards, by then only Taylor and Thomas remained from those dominate defenses. That was also our only losing season out of those 5. Philbin’s defense ranks dead last in yards allowed, with 2013 being slightly worse than 2012. Unlike offense, we've got to enjoy a number of years with our defense ranking very highly, including 5 years in the top 6. Our last time finishing that high was in 2010, when we ranked 6th giving up 309.3 yards a game.

Passing Defense:

1. 2004- 162 yards a game (2nd in league)

2. 2001- 176.8 yards a game (1st in league)

3. 2000- 181.3 yards a game (5th in league)

4. 2006- 187.9 yards a game (5th in league)

5. 2002- 193.9 yards a game (8th in league)

Note: For obvious reasons, those same defense did well vs the pass. 2004 leads the way, but mainly due to poor struggles stopping the run (giving up over 140 yards a game on the ground). At the very bottom of the list, only the 2011 season which saw Sparano fired ranks lower than the pass defense under Philbin. 2002 was our only time finishing with a number one ranking for any yardage category. The last time we've finished in the top ten against the pass, was in 2010. We finished 8th that year giving up 209.3 yards a game.

Rush Defense:

1. 2003- 90.8 yards a game (5th in league)

2. 2011- 95.6 yards a game (3rd in league)

3. 2002- 97.1 yards a game (5th in league)

4. 2010- 100.1 yards a game (7th in league)

5. 2006- 101.1 yards a game (8th in league)

Note: Sparano claims 2 spots, which isn’t surprising considering the run defense was the obvious strength of the team. Philbin’s 2012 season comes in at number 7, giving up 108.4 yards a game. While the 2013 season is currently second to last, only ahead of the abysmal 2004 season. 2008 was the only other year where we've finished in the top 10 for run defense, coming in exactly at 10. 2012 was our next highest ranking at 13 followed by a 14th ranking back in 2000 (giving up 108.5 yards a game).

Points Allowed:

1. 2000- 14.1 points a game (3rd in league)

2. 2003- 16.3 points a game (3rd in league)

3. 2006- 17.7 points a game (5th in league)

4. 2001- 18.1 points a game (11th in league)

5. 2002- 18.8 points a game (4th in league)

Note: No surprises again that the early 2000 defense dominates this list. Our offense wasn’t that great, but they didn’t have to score very much to win games thanks to the defense. Once again, only the 2006 season had a losing record thanks to a very poor offense that could only manage 16 points a game. Philbin’s 2012 season is tied for 7th with the 2008 and 2005 seasons, with 19.8 points a game. His current 2013 season ranks ahead of only Sparano’s 2009 campaign, at 22.3 points a game. Our scoring defense has been consistently well ranked over the years, with only 2 years ranked lower than 15 (2004, and 2009). 2001, 2005 and 2010 are the only other years outside of the top ten with a 11th, 15th, and 14th ranking respectfully. 2012 finished 7th in the league at 19.8, while 2013 current sits at 10th.

This is just a short list to give you some comparisons. There are several factors that go into everything. What jumps out at you the mo

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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