Charles Woodson did this...
13 years ago today
I will never, ever get tired of watching that.
I'll never get tired of watching that ref. The stance, the extension, the pad level. He really gave 110% on that call.
Amazing what a difference 13 years makes. Now I'd just take a cb who was in the right place on the field to cover the receiver.
Thats a fact
Damn, I can't believe it's been 13 years. Times flies.
"Folks, you can watch football a long long time before you ever see another play like that!"
And after 13 years, that statement still holds true...
"he has no idea that charles woodson can jump fifteen feet in the air..."
a pass rush that is effective
Not only did we force the QB into the throw, we had everyone down the right sideline covered. Here's to getting back to these days.
I know. That was a common theme that year.
Man that was an awesome defense. I'll never forget watching the Penn State game at a PSU bar in Northern VA -- the PSU fans were besides themselves with wonder and admiration.
Negbang me for this -- I forgot about Weathers' INT return for TD against OSU lol
Central Michigan leading Boise State 17-10 at halftime!
Update - Chips won 44-26
That defense knew they were the shit and played like it. I miss that swagger. And seeing a safety make plays all over the field.
Oh how Charles Woodson is by far my favorite Wolverine ever. Those were the days (and will be again soon).
Look at that tight coverage on the receivers. Michigan D conceding nothing! Can't wait to get back there...
.......I noted between then and now is the tackling. Everyone was wrapping their guy up, not trying for a big hit, no head ducking on the tackling, and every time the opposing player's went down.
While noticing all those nice things that the D was doing better... I also noted that the O did virtually nothing with them.
First INT came with 9:33 to go in the 2nd, and was at the UM 35. Not sure if the TD was a direct result but at the time of the second int we had one td added on.
2nd INT was 11:23 to go in the 3rd at midfield. We were up 10-7.
3rd INT (THE INT) was 2:20 of the 3rd at the MSU 22 13-7 (started after the last Int at midfeild and managed a Fg)
4th INT was 13:46 of 4th at the MSU33. still 13-7 (what ahappened after Woodson gave the O the ball at the 22 going in?.. the answer is nothing of course, but why?)
5th INT was at 3:35 to go at the MSU30 and score was 23-7 so the last INT plus another drive resulted in 10 pts)
6th was :16 to go. score still 23-6 so the D gave the O the ball at 30 going in, against hated rival... and ??
Look what 40 of UM football has done to me... Denard help me... please.
The drive set up by Woodson's Super Man interception was the worst, I remember. Carr went extra conservative and called 3 straight running plays up the middle which barely got 5 yards. So we had to attempt a FG and Kraig Baker missed it.
Lloyd said even his wife questioned his play calling on that drive after the game.
In that game (and possibly after that very drive), Brian Griese got pissed at Carr after a run on 3rd and long, saying "Why don't you trust me?"
The surprise 3rd and long draw gets the D every time. Just shows you how little of a team player he is. I assume he also hated those killer sweeps to the short side of the field.
the best example of pure atheletic ability I 've ever seen from a Michigan athlete. One hand catch, toe on the line; I still argue that catch and his game against OSU got him the Heisman because he played his best in the biggest games. Oh, how I yearn for half his talent collectively in our current secondary.
this interception happened on the 11th anniversary of this fine play
Exhibit A as to why college football beats the crap out of the NFL: in the pros, he would have been ruled out of bounds for only getting one foot in.
the only ones that come close are FSU (late 80s or early 90s) and Miami of the early 2000s.
the blackshirts of Nebraska were pretty fierce in the mid 90s.
Check out the 1985 Michigan defense also:
Never gave up more than 17 points in the regular season.