Ever since the pre-season we've been hearing how the defense is great.
Even after the results of the season up to this point - folks still hold out the defense as being very good and having the potential to approach the elite.
Problem is - the results just don't show anything of the sort. The defense is mediocre.
In Defensive FEI (adjusted for opponent strength) Michigan is #50/128.
We're 11th in the B1G behind:
Penn St. (#5)
Ohio State (#38)
Michigan St. (#39)
This is a defense starting:
Beyer: SR - 4 star recruit
Clark: SR - 3 star
Glasgow: RS SO - 1 star
Henry: RS SO - 3 star
Ross: JR - 4 star
Ryan: RS SR - 3 star
Bolden: JR - 4 star
Lewis: SO - 4 star
Taylor: SR - 4 star
Wilson: JR - 4 star
Clark: RS SO - 3 star
Countess: RS JR - 4 star
Their backups include: 5 star: Ondre Pipkins, Jabrill Peppers 4 star: RJS, Ben Gedeon, Terry Richardson, Delano Hill, Tom Strobel,Mike Mcray, Taco Charlton, Henry Poggi, Ross Douglas, Dymonte Thomas, Michael Ferns.
They aren't young - Only ONE starter who has been on campus less than 3 years (Lewis). They aren't lacking raw talent- only one starter who was less than a 3 star (Glasgow), and a total roster that includes 21 4 or 5 star recruits. ...but they are a mmediocre B1G defense.
So what is the story here????
...and why in the world do people keep talking about our "good" defense?
Joe Bolden @JBolden_007
Joe Bolden is the feature of an article on MLive's homepage right now. He feels slighted, particularly by ND for not recruiting him, and wants revenge:
"It will be good to walk over and shake the Notre Dame coaches' hands and say thank you for giving me the drive to be even better," Bolden said.
He also calls OSU "Ohio" fwiw. Quick learner.
"To amend earlier tweet - not only wouldn't I be surprised if Bolden is PSU's QB - I'd also be surprised if he isn't -at least based on today"
On the heels of the Posada announcement I would have to say this is some additional good news that PSU COULD be starting a true Freshman.
M. Valenti is calling out the Bolden family and saying that his dad is taking a job at PSU. It is funny because Bolden goes there this weekend and his dad isn't even attending.
Also how dumb does he look if Bolden ends up green and white?
He also says he would never go on the radio with it, but it is ok to put it on the internet where he hopes nobody will really notice his idiotic rants?
Last I checked PSU was a pretty clean program and nothing close to the Memphis he loves to hate.
Talk about taking recruiting to far and calling out families all for college football.