Seriously? You couldn't have put this in the open thread?
Illinois' defense is impressive
Illinois defense good. Michigan defense bad. Why Michigan defense no good? Can Michigan defense be good?
i love people making new topics that have little value. it lets me take a break from more important things. are you trying to say you don't like topics like this? I don't buy it ...
I love people who are new trying to tell us what to do
I'm not new, i just don't post often. People get battered when they create topics that are completely worthless.This is one of them. There's no reason this comment couldn't be included in the Early Games thread.
It's the best MSU has faced by far, but this is only an averageBig Ten D. It's just making MSU look bad b/c MSU ain't that good. We, however, are that bad.
I haven't seen Wisconsin play this year, so this is a legit question not a sarcastic one, but are you saying that Wisconsin has a worse defense than Illinois? Is Wisconsin's defense really below average in the conference? Because, if so, that'd really surprise me.
I agree. I WAS a supporter of RR, but he has really screwed things up. We have had 3 of the worst defenses in Michigan football history and the future still isn't looking to bright as of right now.
Our defense would make Allegany State fans complain.
No negativity on a Saturday before the game starts. Boo this man.
I am most impressed, how did you accomplish such an amazing point underscore?
That must take insight that contributes absolutely nothing, but even then, how?
We should fire Richrod so we can lose Denard and everything our offense has become. I would love to have 2-3 more miserable seasons while we install a new system, which would probably be the exact system Michigan used prior to RichRod (towards the end of the Lloyd Carr era I believe everyone wanted to kill our O coordinator). The University chose a direction for the program to go, stick by it. Our offense is YOUNG and they are already a JUGGERNAUT. The defense is YOUNG and INEXPERIENCED and TERRIBLE. The D can't get any worse, therefore they will improve each year, and we should see a significant improvement next year. Not to mention our schedule next year consists of OSU, ND, Nebraska, @MSU, @IOWA. With another year of experience this is a VERY managable schedule. And if I'm not clear I'm talking a legitimate shot at getting to the Big Ten Title Game. When is the last time we had that type of expectation? Freshman grow most with game experience and SPRING PRACTICE. Most of our secondary has the game experience, but have never been through a spring practice. If I told you all we were 5-1 at this point in the season 7 weeks ago you would have came in your pants with joy.
I always arrive somewhere with pants on, to be honest. Where are we going today?
Illinois had a couple highly rated recruiting classes a few years ago, and now the members of those classes are upperclassmen. So, talent + experience = good defense.
We, on the other hand, have a defense with underclassmen littering the two deep. Youth = bad defense, even if it is highly rated.
If only this blog had written a post pointing this out yesterday...
"which is surprising since coach dantonio is the dean of discipline" ahahaha oooookay BTN
I think the local DA would have something to say about that claim.
I laughed so loud when they said that shit haha..
Almost as bad as the other night on the BTN when Dinardo said MSU was the most impressive team so far because they play the hardest schedule in the Big Ten.. What a total dumbass
And then he cuts the interview short after the game because he says he has to go pray. This is our society today - what you say on camera matters more than what you actually do. So sad.
I guess Brian confused you by addressing the historic inexperience of our defense on the front page.
had ever had? Also, why are many of the errors made by older players?
Since you are so smart I figure you can answer these questions.
Yes, this is the youngest Michigan defense ever. Just look at the secondary.
And normally older players that make mistakes are sitting behind older players that don't make mistakes, but this requires an entire two deep loaded with older players and very talented younger players. Like Iowa's defensive two-deep listed on the front page.
Gee, that was difficult.
Precisely. "The Decimated Defense" should be required reading for new people on this site.
Koenig is a good DC, but he's got a lot of older talent to work with. So it's a combination really, good schemes + veteran players.
His point is the elephant in the room for the foreseeable future. Right now, not a lot can be done. But there hasn't been one suggestion or question, no matter how off the wall or repetitive, that I didn't read.