Over at Tremendous, I wrote up an article detailing why I think Devin Funchess is going to have a coming out party tonight
When Michigan’s hungry: Funchess munches. I’m not sure my creativity there even makes sense, but Funchess should be a prime target in this game. Play action pop pass behind OLB playing run first and trying to hold edge? Check. SS attempting to come down and getting beat on the skinny post or drive route (like a drag/post, about 10 yards deep, attacking the far corner)? Check. A stab (essentially a hitch toward the center of the field) and/or drag route (probably more drag due to Denard’s lack of height and trouble throwing over the middle) behind the fast attack of ND’s MLBs? Check. 10 yard out routes with WRs driving the man covering CBs and the OLBs trying to set the edge? Check. Wheel route on the OLB trying to stay on the out route? Check (Watch the FB here).
For ND, I think Wood is an early round RB. He's got a good mix of speed, elusiveness, and power to break arm tackles. With ND's offense typically being pass first, he has the ability to gash teams with a draw or a counter. I really like Wood (like Magnus really likes Cox (NTTAWWT)) and think he's going to have a big game for the other guys.
So what say you mgodenizens, which players do you see having big games tonight? Denard, the other Devin aka DG, Kovacs, Fitz? Te'o, Golson, Eifert, Nix III?