This doesn't prove a whole lot, but for those that think the 3-3-5 is just a failed scheme some loser made up to ruin our beloved Wolverines, I thought this was relevant from ESPN Insider Bruce Feldman
"Their defense came out and showed us a lot of different looks that we hadn't really seen," Thomas said. "So we had to adjust some things on the fly. But I'll give it up to their defense. They did a good job."
That 3-3-5 defensive look that so many Michigan fans hate? It was something Cal used quite a bit Saturday night, employing man coverage in the secondary and utilizing 6-foot-3, 212-pound strong safety Chris Conte to spy Thomas.
So the 3-3-5 was able to stop the unstoppable Ducks offense, maybe it is Jimmies and Joes and not x and o's.
On a totally unrelated my brain has a.d.d. note. Did anyone else notice our nose tackle A. Patterson slowing up to stay with Cam "I carry pianos on my back" Gordon on the fumble return? Go watch the clip and tell me Patterson couldn't have beat him to the house.