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Michigan's defense

Discussion in 'The Experience' started by jello1717, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

    Jun 21, 2009
    Michigan's defense

    On paper they look really, really good.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    LE 99 87
    DT 99 66
    DT 93 80
    RE 96 87
    LOLB 90 89
    MLB 86 81
    ROLB 96 88
    CB 96 92
    CB 95 91
    NB 90 89
    FS 95 91
    SS 94 88

    But, as we all know, on paper and on the field are two different animals. Here's a sample of what #6 Texas managed to do against my defense.
    0 points
    5 1st downs
    73 yds tot. offense
    -3 yards on 17 carries
    76 passing yards
    0/8 3rd down conversions
    0/2 4th down conversions
    2 TOs (but 4 total fumbles)


    I don't think I even care about my offense this year. My D is where it's at! The only bad thing about it (which I learned from last year) is that I won't have any guys putting up big numbers and winning awards or making all conference/american teams. It's kinda hard to tally tackles, sacks, and INTs when you're only on the field 3 plays at a time. :thingnana:
  2. MaxAttack360

    MaxAttack360 Walk On

    Jul 10, 2009
    Well, at least I didn't have to play against this. Your secondary isn't TOO fast though. ;)
  3. Basis4aDay56

    Basis4aDay56 Walk On

    Feb 22, 2009
    There is no doubt that you would trade dominant defense play in, play out, for not winning awards. After all, there is only one stat -- total wins.
  4. DatNDaz

    DatNDaz Walk On

    Feb 21, 2009
    Glad I don't have to play you until late in the season this year. I've been in an offensive slump lately. That is a crazy good D.
  5. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

    Jun 21, 2009
    I actually really, really, really wish that we did play early. Everyone knows that you're a guaranteed loss for me and everyone also knows (and Basis showed last season) that you can overcome a loss early in the season and still have a shot at a title. Losing to you late in the season is going to kill any shot I might've had.

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