It's late Saturday and starting Monday the content will be more pointed, but while we're still stuck wondering how Michigan will do this year I figure I'll make a case for why I think our defense will do very well (I'm bored waiting for the season to start and have been drinking, so if this sucks, neg at will).
I've been reading a lot of the smart football blog and I like his take on hybrid players in a base defense. Obviously a lot of Michigan's success relies on "staple" players (aka players who play one position typically) like Will Campbell, but when you look at our defense there are a lot of "hybrid" players. Beyer, Gordon, Clark, Roh, etc. have all played multiple positions to mixed success. With Mattison at the helm, I think we can stack up against power teams and I really think we are fast enough to play the spread teams pretty well. I could be wrong, but discuss.