2013 Texas Football: The Most Experienced Team in FBS

Brett Deering

If Mack Brown complains about youth or depth, rush the podium.

Phil Steele like to torture numbers, the English language (VHTS everywhere!!!!!), and his own posture as he shamelessly self-fellates before every college football season (ONLY I, PHIL STEELE, PREDICTED THAT MY NUMBER SEVEN SURPRISE TEAM UCF WOULD WIN SIX GAMES IN CONFERENCE USA!!!!!!) but he does bring out some great tidbits that can set the context for the coming football season.

Here's one of them:

2013 Combined Experience Chart

TOTAL SENIOR SENIOR SENIOR % LTR % YDS % TKL OL CAR
RANK Team XP PTS ST’RS 2 DEEP EXP PTS RET RET RET STS
1 Texas 88.5 8 4 74 81.5 92.3 83.3 124
2 Rice 83 11 8 79 85.7 84 88.7 80
3 UTSA 80.5 5 2 70 85 91 89 83
4 Washington 79.6 4 7 68 78.4 97.4 80.4 81
5 Bowling Green 78.9 9 2 68 78.1 91.6 86.2 72
6 East Carolina 78.9 13 5 80 74.6 82.5 77.7 83
7 Boston College 77.5 11 2 74 70.9 96.4 77.2 70
8 North Texas 76.8 11 6 76 74.5 79.2 84.2 77
9 Indiana 76.4 7 2 58 74.6 98 81.6 73
10 Old Dominion 76.2 7 5 73 70.6 85.2 63 83
11 Miami, Fl 76 6 6 63 70.7 84.1 78.6 93
12 Buffalo 76 11 4 78 76.1 98.8 72.9 61
13 ULM 75.9 10 5 72 81.8 77 74.8 86
14 Michigan St 75.7 9 6 70 80 70.6 82.4 97
15 Mississippi 74.9 7 6 59 71.1 87.8 78.9 82
16 Colorado St 74.9 8 3 61 72.6 80.5 80.4 94
17 Georgia St 74.8 13 8 73 76.9 74.6 66.6 83
18 South Alabama 74.7 11 7 85 78.2 81.4 68.8 62
19 Utah St 74 13 3 81 75.4 57.2 70.4 110
20 Washington St 73.1 9 7 75 72.9 83.9 85 77
21 UNLV 72.5 8 4 68 70.3 87.7 68.5 71
22 Marshall 72.5 9 5 65 82.6 82.9 67.8 85
23 Louisville 72.4 6 4 65 82.8 76.7 86.3 64
24 Oregon St 71.5 7 4 67 75.9 80.4 64.1 90
25 Georgia Tech 70.9 12 2 67 78.6 60.4 85.4 105
26 Arizona St 69.5 13 5 73 69.6 80.9 70 65
27 New Mexico St 69 12 10 80 63.8 83.9 71.3 78
28 Memphis 69 8 4 70 69.7 86.4 70.4 54
29 Ohio St 68.8 9 3 68 68.9 95.3 53.4 81
30 WKU 68.7 12 3 70 75 58.1 78.9 82
31 Middle Tennessee 68.1 11 4 67 71.9 73.7 74 63
32 Minnesota 67.7 5 5 63 74.3 58.4 61.9 100
33 Northern Illinois 67.1 9 6 72 76.4 79.7 60.6 72
34 Houston 67 8 3 60 60.6 84.7 55.6 92
35 Fresno St 67 10 3 72 66 76.4 63.6 63
36 UAB 67 7 4 71 74.6 83.8 65 45
37 Arizona 66.8 7 5 70 73.9 50.2 94.4 70
38 Mississippi St 66.7 7 3 67 64.2 70.9 64.7 95
39 Ohio 66 13 3 73 69 89.3 61.5 57
40 Hawaii 65.9 10 6 70 59.5 75.1 74.6 53
41 Oklahoma St 65.9 14 3 75 67.1 79.6 73.1 38
42 Wisconsin 65.7 11 5 70 83.9 75.4 66.4 48
43 Oregon 65.5 6 6 66 72.2 73 72.5 55
44 Louisiana 65.4 6 5 67 77.8 76.7 61.7 66
45 Colorado 65.2 5 3 60 82.4 80.4 77.8 51
46 TCU 65.2 4 5 67 63.2 71.4 84.8 41
47 Tulane 64.9 8 5 68 75 59.2 75.4 78
48 Tennessee 64.8 9 7 68 74.2 26.1 80.3 123
49 Auburn 64.7 4 6 58 74.6 60 77.9 70
50 San Jose St 63.3 12 3 68 70.3 59.9 64.7 80
51 Stanford 63.2 7 7 68 75.6 30.9 80.6 82
52 Toledo 63 8 4 62 69.5 88.7 40.6 78
53 Northwestern 62.9 5 3 55 71.1 92.9 65.8 40
54 Duke 62.9 8 4 64 69.7 46.6 66.7 113
55 Kentucky 62.6 5 3 54 76 81.1 78.3 39
56 Virginia Tech 62.6 11 1 61 75.8 66.4 76.5 44
57 Connecticut 62.5 8 1 58 73.3 75.3 54.7 77
58 Wake Forest 62.5 13 1 59 67.6 84.9 65 41
59 Army 62.5 7 9 81 73.2 59.9 78.3 43
60 Temple 62.4 10 5 62 79.1 66.6 64.4 58
61 Georgia 62.3 7 2 57 67.1 85.7 34 101
62 Cincinnati 62.1 11 3 69 67.2 61.3 52.5 83
63 Missouri 61.8 10 3 64 67.2 73.3 58.6 61
64 North Carolina 61.7 6 3 52 67.2 74.1 81 55
65 Notre Dame 61.4 7 3 54 69.1 63.8 64.4 78
66 Alabama 61.1 7 4 61 68.6 81.4 70.5 39
67 Clemson 60.9 7 1 59 77.5 67.2 63.8 64
68 Navy 60.2 8 4 77 61.4 67.1 63 42
69 New Mexico 60.1 8 3 66 70.6 71.9 43.6 107
70 Virginia 60 6 3 59 67.7 61.7 62.3 81
71 San Diego St 59.9 9 5 72 71.4 50.5 84.8 46
72 Illinois 59.5 4 5 56 57.9 92.7 56.2 55
73 Boise St 59 11 2 72 69.1 74.9 53.1 52
74 Texas A&M 58.7 4 5 54 67.1 77.8 52.9 73
75 Western Michigan 58.4 12 4 59 66.7 67.7 80.8 31
76 Texas St 57.8 12 4 74 74 41.1 64.6 65
77 Ball St 57.3 9 1 56 61.9 92.3 56.3 33
78 Florida St 57.2 7 6 67 66.7 43.5 64 96
79 UCLA 57.2 6 2 45 69.9 67.9 59.5 75
80 USC 57.2 6 3 53 70.4 47 69.3 85
81 LSU 56.7 6 2 61 59.7 81.6 50.4 49
82 Maryland 56.4 5 2 58 64.9 82.1 56.3 39
83 Florida 56.1 5 4 59 64.1 55.2 47.3 92
84 Tulsa 56 9 3 52 75 86.6 48.2 51
85 Florida Atlantic 55.6 12 4 73 79.4 54.6 70.2 23
86 Nebraska 55.5 11 2 54 57.3 80 34.3 78
87 Michigan 55.3 8 4 53 66.7 54.1 69.3 58
88 Vanderbilt 54.9 11 1 56 70.5 47.2 70.5 73
89 Rutgers 54.4 8 3 50 66.7 61.5 42.8 91
90 Eastern Michigan 54.4 5 3 58 66.7 69.4 45.6 50
91 Cental Michigan 54.1 8 0 55 72.9 52 69.5 62
92 Akron 53.6 7 4 69 76.3 51.8 65.1 34
93 Iowa 53.3 10 3 67 65 48.7 72.8 45
94 Miami,Oh 53.2 7 3 54 67.5 40.9 67 76
95 BYU 52.4 9 6 72 64.8 60.4 49.4 51
96 South Carolina 52.1 4 0 46 60 68.4 41.8 72
97 Utah 52 9 4 69 59.5 53.7 61.5 28
98 Purdue 52 13 3 69 68.6 33.2 71.1 52
99 Wyoming 52 4 2 51 69.6 90.8 51.2 36
100 UCF 51.7 4 1 43 58.5 71.5 44.4 68
101 Southern Miss 51.5 12 5 73 69 49.9 71.5 20
102 Massachusetts 51.4 7 3 42 60 65.6 85.4 26
103 Troy 51 10 5 76 67.6 62 46.7 25
104 UTEP 50.9 9 2 70 63.6 63.4 38.3 56
105 USF 50.6 9 6 76 63.2 36.5 59 48
106 Pittsburgh 50.4 7 4 58 66.2 21.9 75.8 66
107 Arkansas St 49.8 8 6 64 70.3 46.3 50.1 64
108 Syracuse 49.2 8 5 62 69 40.3 63 51
109 Baylor 49.1 10 5 54 65.3 48.7 73.6 42
110 Oklahoma 48.8 8 4 60 67.2 42.2 40 85
111 Nevada 48.5 5 2 51 66.7 70.2 37.6 42
112 SMU 48.3 10 2 51 63 65.6 54 29
113 Texas Tech 48 8 7 65 73.6 39 66.1 27
114 Kansas 48 5 7 75 56.5 68 51.3 27
115 Iowa St 47.7 10 3 60 58.8 56 45.6 70
116 Kent St 47.2 12 4 63 68.3 63.4 42.5 38
117 Kansas St 46.6 11 3 72 60.9 35.7 34.2 78
118 Arkansas 46.4 9 1 59 65.3 30.5 58.2 60
119 FIU 45 6 5 63 65.8 72.2 39.9 9
120 Idaho 44.5 8 4 66 60 38.7 36 69
121 NC State 43.4 8 5 64 68.8 41.6 44.3 42
122 Penn St 43.2 6 3 44 54.3 53.7 48 48
123 Air Force 41.5 6 5 71 68.5 28.7 48.6 30
124 West Virginia 40.2 7 1 55 62.1 15.5 71.5 41
125 California 39 2 4 51 69.3 27.8 59.7 28
126 Louisiana Tech 33.5 6 5 73 50.8 29.8 40 15

- Anyone else amused that Sonny Dykes ran from 126th for 125th?

As for Texas, we can argue the methodology (I think redshirting is important; I also overweight DB/QB experience), but the data are pretty straightforward:

If you have been following the past couple of experience blogs, it should come as no surprise that Texas has the most experience points for 2013 with 88.5 as they have the most returning starters of any BCS school and finished among the tops in career offensive line starts (124), % of letterman (81.5%) and % of yards (92.3%).

As I'll also contend in some upcoming season preview work, Texas may also be the only team in the Big 12 with a legitimate two deep on both sides of the ball. That doesn't mean we have the best starters or units, but there is no team in the conference more prepared for a 13 game season slog. And if we're not, it's on coaching and development.

In 2013, the youth or depth excuse is a card Mack Brown won't be able to play.

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