Have Big Ten West Teams net gained or net loss production via the transfer portal?

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Incoming production for each Big Ten West team, besides IL due to a coaching change, and below what the net loss or net gain is.

Northwestern
QB: 2,391 yards passing and 11 TDS
WR: 1,092 career yards receiving in 3 seasons. 9 TDS receiving

Iowa:
S: 98 total tackles in 3 years.

Minnesota:
LB: 258 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and five interceptions
WR: Has not played in a college football game after two seasons.
OG: Started 13 games after 2 seasons.
DL: Played in 55 games, 81 total tackles, 13.5 TFLs,
DL: 29 tackles after 3 seasons.

Wisconsin:
No additions.

Nebraska:
RB: 515 yards, 6 touchdowns rushing. Averaged 1 TD every 16 carries.
WR: 2 years of eligibility remaining. 124 receptions, 1,935 yards receiving, 15 TDs
LB: 79 tackles, 6½ tackles for loss and two sacks in 2019 while playing only 10. Grad transfer. 65 tackles as a true freshman.

Purdue:
RB: 8 yards in one season.
WR: 36 catches in two seasons.
OG: N/A
DL: 4 tackles in two seasons.
LB: 3 tackles in two seasons.

Net gained/loss production for teach Big Ten West team besides IL

Minnesota:
OL: Net gain of 13 career starts.
WR: No gain or loss.
DL: Net gain of 103 tackles, 13.5 TFLs
LB: net gain 258 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and five interceptions

Northwestern:
QB: Net gain of 2,391 yards passing and 11 TDS
RB: Net loss of 2,226 rushing yards and 13 total TDs (rushing and receiving)
WR: Net gain of 313 yards receiving and 7 TDs
DB: Net loss of 12 pass breakups, 93 tackles and 1 INT.

Nebraska:
QB: Net loss of 466 yards passing, 1 TD passing, 364 yards rushing and 3 rushing TDs
RB: Net gain of 515 yards rushing and 6 TDs (net loss of 65 if including rushing yards of the WR)
WR: net loss of 2 receptions, net gain of 710 yards receiving, net gain of 12 TDs
OL: No net loss or gain. Senior completed eligibility and taking the "free" year elsehwere
DL: Net loss of 4 tackles.
LB: Net gain of 144 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 2 sacks
DB: No net loss or gain

Wisconsin:
QB: Net loss 3,278 yards passing, 23 TDs
RB: Net loss of 522 yards rushing, 5 TDs

Purdue:
RB: Net gain 8 yards rushing
WR: 1 transfer completed 4 seasons and playing extra year elsewhere. Net loss of 36 catches.
OL: N/A

Iowa:
RB: Net loss of 1 tackle
WR: No net loss or gain
DB: Net gain 81 tackles

So now the question is, which roster, if any, improved via the transfer portal and which schools did not improve their roster?

Not improve: Purdue, Wisconsin, Northwestern. For Purdue, they didn't bring in anyone that would make a difference. Northwestern lost too much at the RB spot and lost a good defender. instead of fixing those losses, they just added a QB that got benched and a WR. Wisconsin must think they are too good for the transfer portal but overall they took the biggest roster hit in the division since they lost a bunch of production with no gains and yes they had room for incoming transfers and actually got beat out for transfers.

Gained:
Minnesota - they brought in better talent in their front 7 on defense.
Nebraska - improved defensive roster, neutralized pass receiving production, gained yards and TDs, lost the QB depth, but gained in running back production.
Iowa - when you factor in the net loss or net gained, Iowa improved, albite just a safety so the impact isn't going to factor into the LOS or their rushing attack.
 
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Me - Slight net gain because I nothing to do today and this observation improved my transfer knowledge
 

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You are counting numbers put up in FCS play as having a 1:1 conversion to power 5 football?

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I like this! For Purdue, they got a LB that was a redshirt freshman at auburn last year and a former top 100 redshirt freshman from South Carolina. The big addition is a starting DT coming back. Purdue basically returns everyone.
 

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Incoming production for each Big Ten West team, besides IL due to a coaching change, and below what the net loss or net gain is.

Northwestern
QB: 2,391 yards passing and 11 TDS
WR: 1,092 career yards receiving in 3 seasons. 9 TDS receiving

Iowa:
S: 98 total tackles in 3 years.

Minnesota:
LB: 258 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and five interceptions
WR: Has not played in a college football game after two seasons.
OG: Started 13 games after 2 seasons.
DL: Played in 55 games, 81 total tackles, 13.5 TFLs,
DL: 29 tackles after 3 seasons.

Wisconsin:
No additions.

Nebraska:
RB: 515 yards, 6 touchdowns rushing. Averaged 1 TD every 16 carries.
WR: 2 years of eligibility remaining. 124 receptions, 1,935 yards receiving, 15 TDs
LB: 79 tackles, 6½ tackles for loss and two sacks in 2019 while playing only 10. Grad transfer. 65 tackles as a true freshman.

Purdue:
RB: 8 yards in one season.
WR: 36 catches in two seasons.
OG: N/A
DL: 4 tackles in two seasons.
LB: 3 tackles in two seasons.

Net gained/loss production for teach Big Ten West team besides IL

Minnesota:
OL: Net gain of 13 career starts.
WR: No gain or loss.
DL: Net gain of 103 tackles, 13.5 TFLs
LB: net gain 258 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and five interceptions

Northwestern:
QB: Net gain of 2,391 yards passing and 11 TDS
RB: Net loss of 2,226 rushing yards and 13 total TDs (rushing and receiving)
WR: Net gain of 313 yards receiving and 7 TDs
DB: Net loss of 12 pass breakups, 93 tackles and 1 INT.

Nebraska:
QB: Net loss of 466 yards passing, 1 TD passing, 364 yards rushing and 3 rushing TDs
RB: Net gain of 515 yards rushing and 6 TDs (net loss of 65 if including rushing yards of the WR)
WR: net loss of 2 receptions, net gain of 710 yards receiving, net gain of 12 TDs
OL: No net loss or gain. Senior completed eligibility and taking the "free" year elsehwere
DL: Net loss of 4 tackles.
LB: Net gain of 144 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 2 sacks
DB: No net loss or gain

Wisconsin:
QB: Net loss 3,278 yards passing, 23 TDs
RB: Net loss of 522 yards rushing, 5 TDs

Purdue:
RB: Net gain 8 yards rushing
WR: 1 transfer completed 4 seasons and playing extra year elsewhere. Net loss of 36 catches.
OL: N/A

Iowa:
RB: Net loss of 1 tackle
WR: No net loss or gain
DB: Net gain 81 tackles

So now the question is, which roster, if any, improved via the transfer portal and which schools did not improve their roster?

Not improve: Purdue, Wisconsin, Northwestern. For Purdue, they didn't bring in anyone that would make a difference. Northwestern lost too much at the RB spot and lost a good defender. instead of fixing those losses, they just added a QB that got benched and a WR. Wisconsin must think they are too good for the transfer portal but overall they took the biggest roster hit in the division since they lost a bunch of production with no gains and yes they had room for incoming transfers and actually got beat out for transfers.

Gained:
Minnesota - they brought in better talent in their front 7 on defense.
Nebraska - improved defensive roster, neutralized pass receiving production, gained yards and TDs, lost the QB depth, but gained in running back production.
Iowa - when you factor in the net loss or net gained, Iowa improved, albite just a safety so the impact isn't going to factor into the LOS or their rushing attack.
Never make these judgments until you see a kid play. I’ve heard things about transfers in the past that didn’t come to fruition. Hopefully the RB will be very good. We won’t know that until he runs the ball a game or two at Neb. Through many years I’ve learned to pump the brakes on the hype until we can see it in the field. Will the transfer RB be better than a healthy Mills in year one in Lincoln? I personally doubt it. But I hope that’s the case and would like for that to happen. The WR? He’s not a Duck/slot guy but sounds like he will provide talent to the roster. But he won’t replace Wandale...because they play different positions. The LB? He played in a different division/class of College FB. Let’s see what he can do in a Power 5 situation.

Do this same thread after 2021 and see what the results are.
 
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Never make these judgments until you see a kid play. I’ve heard things about transfers in the past that didn’t come to fruition. Hopefully the RB will be very good. We won’t know that until he runs the ball a game or two at Neb. Through many years I’ve learned to pump the brakes on the hype until we can see it in the field. Will the transfer RB be better than a healthy Mills in year one in Lincoln? I personally doubt it. But I hope that’s the case and would like for that to happen. The WR? He’s not a Duck/slot guy but sounds like he will provide talent to the roster. But he won’t replace Wandale...because they play different positions. The LB? He played in a different division/class of College FB. Let’s see what he can do in a Power 5 situation.

Do this same thread after 2021 and see what the results are.
Whaaaat? You don't believe in the transitivity of skills to different divisions and positions?
 

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I like this! For Purdue, they got a LB that was a redshirt freshman at auburn last year and a former top 100 redshirt freshman from South Carolina. The big addition is a starting DT coming back. Purdue basically returns everyone.
Purdue will suck just like they usually do.
 
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I like this! For Purdue, they got a LB that was a redshirt freshman at auburn last year and a former top 100 redshirt freshman from South Carolina. The big addition is a starting DT coming back. Purdue basically returns everyone.

Is Neal coming back?
 

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Incoming production for each Big Ten West team, besides IL due to a coaching change, and below what the net loss or net gain is.

Northwestern
QB: 2,391 yards passing and 11 TDS
WR: 1,092 career yards receiving in 3 seasons. 9 TDS receiving

Iowa:
S: 98 total tackles in 3 years.

Minnesota:
LB: 258 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and five interceptions
WR: Has not played in a college football game after two seasons.
OG: Started 13 games after 2 seasons.
DL: Played in 55 games, 81 total tackles, 13.5 TFLs,
DL: 29 tackles after 3 seasons.

Wisconsin:
No additions.

Nebraska:
RB: 515 yards, 6 touchdowns rushing. Averaged 1 TD every 16 carries.
WR: 2 years of eligibility remaining. 124 receptions, 1,935 yards receiving, 15 TDs
LB: 79 tackles, 6½ tackles for loss and two sacks in 2019 while playing only 10. Grad transfer. 65 tackles as a true freshman.

Purdue:
RB: 8 yards in one season.
WR: 36 catches in two seasons.
OG: N/A
DL: 4 tackles in two seasons.
LB: 3 tackles in two seasons.

Net gained/loss production for teach Big Ten West team besides IL

Minnesota:
OL: Net gain of 13 career starts.
WR: No gain or loss.
DL: Net gain of 103 tackles, 13.5 TFLs
LB: net gain 258 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and five interceptions

Northwestern:
QB: Net gain of 2,391 yards passing and 11 TDS
RB: Net loss of 2,226 rushing yards and 13 total TDs (rushing and receiving)
WR: Net gain of 313 yards receiving and 7 TDs
DB: Net loss of 12 pass breakups, 93 tackles and 1 INT.

Nebraska:
QB: Net loss of 466 yards passing, 1 TD passing, 364 yards rushing and 3 rushing TDs
RB: Net gain of 515 yards rushing and 6 TDs (net loss of 65 if including rushing yards of the WR)
WR: net loss of 2 receptions, net gain of 710 yards receiving, net gain of 12 TDs
OL: No net loss or gain. Senior completed eligibility and taking the "free" year elsehwere
DL: Net loss of 4 tackles.
LB: Net gain of 144 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 2 sacks
DB: No net loss or gain

Wisconsin:
QB: Net loss 3,278 yards passing, 23 TDs
RB: Net loss of 522 yards rushing, 5 TDs

Purdue:
RB: Net gain 8 yards rushing
WR: 1 transfer completed 4 seasons and playing extra year elsewhere. Net loss of 36 catches.
OL: N/A

Iowa:
RB: Net loss of 1 tackle
WR: No net loss or gain
DB: Net gain 81 tackles

So now the question is, which roster, if any, improved via the transfer portal and which schools did not improve their roster?

Not improve: Purdue, Wisconsin, Northwestern. For Purdue, they didn't bring in anyone that would make a difference. Northwestern lost too much at the RB spot and lost a good defender. instead of fixing those losses, they just added a QB that got benched and a WR. Wisconsin must think they are too good for the transfer portal but overall they took the biggest roster hit in the division since they lost a bunch of production with no gains and yes they had room for incoming transfers and actually got beat out for transfers.

Gained:
Minnesota - they brought in better talent in their front 7 on defense.
Nebraska - improved defensive roster, neutralized pass receiving production, gained yards and TDs, lost the QB depth, but gained in running back production.
Iowa - when you factor in the net loss or net gained, Iowa improved, albite just a safety so the impact isn't going to factor into the LOS or their rushing attack.

How did Nebraska gain? Your argument is based on FCS stats.

If Hilinski starts and plays well for the cats they are the clear winners.
 

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How did Nebraska gain? Your argument is based on FCS stats.

If Hilinski starts and plays well for the cats they are the clear winners.

They lost more than anyone to the portal. How can they possibly be the clear winners?
 

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They lost more than anyone to the portal. How can they possibly be the clear winners?

Because the QB is the most important position on the field.

With the exception of Leota and McGowan (transferred to Auburn and Georgia Tech) none of the transfers were projected starters. The Cats will also be getting their best dlineman from 2019 back (opted out in 2020) to replace Leota and the Kansas WR transfer to replace McGowan.

Bowser and Anderson were passed over at RB by Porter and Hull by the end of the year. The Cats also have a four star early enrollee coming in.

Players like Fisher, Newsome, Gallagher, Pace, Lees, RCB, and Ramsey will be the difficult ones to replace.
 

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Is Neal coming back?
No. Hes going pro. That's why it was big watts was coming back. Otherwise, both DT's would have been new. Well. Kind of. The one that will likely start started in Neal's place two years ago. Purdue is finally getting age and depth. And actually has defensive coaches now. Going to be fun!
 
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Never make these judgments until you see a kid play. I’ve heard things about transfers in the past that didn’t come to fruition. Hopefully the RB will be very good. We won’t know that until he runs the ball a game or two at Neb. Through many years I’ve learned to pump the brakes on the hype until we can see it in the field. Will the transfer RB be better than a healthy Mills in year one in Lincoln? I personally doubt it. But I hope that’s the case and would like for that to happen. The WR? He’s not a Duck/slot guy but sounds like he will provide talent to the roster. But he won’t replace Wandale...because they play different positions. The LB? He played in a different division/class of College FB. Let’s see what he can do in a Power 5 situation.

Do this same thread after 2021 and see what the results are.

Another thing we lost is 6 interception and multiple fumbles.

Very difficult to measure talent out vs talent in, but just pure numbers it seems we have lost more scholarship players than we have added. If there is a weakness and someone available in the portal to address that weakness I don't understand why we are not adding more transfers in to at least stay even in the scholarship player count.
 

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Another thing we lost is 6 interception and multiple fumbles.

Very difficult to measure talent out vs talent in, but just pure numbers it seems we have lost more scholarship players than we have added. If there is a weakness and someone available in the portal to address that weakness I don't understand why we are not adding more transfers in to at least stay even in the scholarship player count.

We are only allowed 2 more players in this class, weather transfers or recruits.