Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
He's impressed with what Borges is doing and how standard ideas on stopping running QBs don't work with Denard. The interesting part for me was this, about the passing schemes:
It wasn't just the drop-backs that were impressive. The Michigan receivers were also using an extremely wide variety of pass routes. The slant, quick out, deep out, hook, hitch and wide receiver screen were more than enough, but then they were augmented by the checkdown/seam, wheel and throwback screen routes.
The first set of routes listed above is used to attack any manner of coverage, but it is the second set that makes the Wolverines' passing game highly dangerous. They are key-buster routes that make it extremely difficult to gameplan for this offense and are one major reason Michigan is the real deal in 2011.
Since you need an ESPN insider account to get this info I won't give a comprehensive breakdown, but out of ten categories Scouts Inc. gives ND the advantage in all but three: defensive line, linebacker and special teams. Oddly enough they give ND's coaching staff the advantage as well.
If you have insider: http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/features/take2?gameId=292550130