For the greater part of Michigan State week, I've read in multiple articles the idea that Denard will not have as great of success against MSU because it's the first "Real Defense" he and the Wolverine offense will face. Part of the argument is that all of the defenses that Michigan has played up to this point are ranked in the lower echelon of the defensive statistics.
Has anyone writing these articles stopped to consider that the reason why these defenses are ranked so low is BECAUSE of Denard, and not vice-versa? When you give up 500 yards, regardless of if its spread out between players or if a dilithium bomb went off in your stadium, your defensive stats are going to take a hit.
Sorry if this comes across as slappy, but its been irritating from my perspective because I get the feeling that the writers aren't actually watching Michigan they're just looking at numbers and making a sh**ty conclusion.