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|5 years 41 weeks ago||Don't judge us by this game though||
This was early in the season. We have a lot of young players and they walked into tiger stadium this year and crapped their pants. We had 5 turnovers and gave them the ball at mid-field almost every possession. But it was still a game in the second half. I was there. Not very fun. LSU and their lucky, grass eating coach, are not much better than us this year.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||I was just making the point that||
our front seven will be one of the best you've seen. People were saying we were middle of the pack, but the thread was about our front seven. That unit is as good as any in the SEC. That's all I'm saying. They aren't as fast as Robinson but you don't have to be as fast as someone to contain them. Our linebackers are really good at containing and keeping speed guys from turning the corner. If the key to stopping Denard is the secondary, then so be it. We've contained Newton and Mallet this year. We played bad against Bama though. I think we'll slow robinson down. He'll get his stats though. I was just saying that our front seven is legit. Very legit. If someone on here doesn't believe me, that's cool. You will see on New year's day. They are talented. That doesn't mean we win though.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Some of you are using our overall team for this argument||
but this thread is not about the overall team. This thread is about our front seven. I don't know if it's the best front seven you've seen this year but it's up there at the top. Our entire front seven is large and athletic. People are arguing that we are just a middle of the pack team, and that is correct because we are. Our front seven, however, is as good as anyone in the SEC. It's as good as LSU, Alabama, etc. Our defense was the second best in the SEC in conference play. That was because of our front seven and our defensive coordinator, because our secondary is not that great. The front seven also makes things easier on our secondary. Fletcher Cox, Pernell mcphee, Chris White, and kJ Wright will all get a chance to play on Sunday's most likely.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Of course||
below average passing, young secondary, bad punt and kick coverage.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||SEC fans are definitely cocky||
I try to be as objective as possible. The SEC defenses supposedly are the strongest in the country (as a whole) and we had the second best defense in the SEC. Yall played some good defenses this year. They might have even been a little bigger or stronger, but the Big 10 defenses don't have the same kind of speed as the SEC, in my opinion.
And sorry for not writing in perfect paragraphs earlier. I thought this was a message board.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Hi guys. Another Dawg checking in||
I thought I would come see what you guys were thinking about this game. While State has not beaten anyone spectactular, neither has Michigan. Their record against opoenents that they beat this year was 42-41, which is a little better than state's. Both teams played some good teams this year and fell short. State played Auburn and Arkansas very close and had the opportunity to win both in the final seconds. Michigan never played any of the top teams down to the wire like we did. The Auburn game was early in the season though. I look for Michigan to load the box and try to force Relf to pass. Ole Miss tried this in our last game and Relf torched them with short passing. Then we started running the ball and they couldn't stop us. Our offensive line is one of the best units in the country. With Michigan's defensive struggles, I expect us to dominate up front offensively, protect the ball, and sustain some very long drives, keeping the ball out of Robinson's hands. This has basically been our game plan every game. To win this game, Michigan will have to take advantage every time they get the ball because they will only have it for a small percentage of the game. I think you guys will need us to turn the ball over a time or two, which is something we don't do a lot of. Our defense will be one of the better defenses that you guys have seen this year. That has been our strongest part this season, but if you can get some protection, our secondary is a little shaky. Robinson will have to have a decent game passing to give Michigan a chance. Our new DC Manny Diaz will be prepared for Robinson. The only thing I am really concerned with is how we will play after taking this much time off. We played terrible at Alabama after our bye week and Mullen blamed it on the time off. We'll see. I have a lot of respect for Michigan. I expect Michigan to pop off a couple big plays during the game. It should be a fun match up but I feel good about us winning. Mullen has won every game that he was supposed to this year. Hopefully that continues.