goodnight, sweet prince
We continue with our extended but not drafty All-B1G tour of the conference.
BiSB: /blows the Draftageddon Horn
Ace: Where’d everyone go?
Seth: Should we do a vote whether to include Reschke?
BiSB: Only if it's unanimous.
Ace: The thing about Reschke is he’s not even that good aside from the racism.
BiSB: (We reserve the right to keep voting until it is unanimous)
Seth: What I gathered from spring practice is it's not Reschke's that good, so much as their other SAM options in spring were very bad.
Ace: HOWEVER, we should be discussing doom squirrels. Why are we not discussing the doom squirrels?
BiSB: Well, in the spirit of The Gaz, we should probably start with the leading returning tackler. Who in this case is... oh. Oh no.
Say it for me, Slackbot.
slackbot: I think you mean Rutger
BiSB: Sigh. Yes.
Ace: MGoBlog is Devin Bush, and the gentleman wearing #1 for Purdue is our readers’ expectations for this post.
Seth: Devin Bush ain't a squirrel anymore since Herbert got to him.
More like a radioactive mutant badger with a surly attitude.
BiSB: Maybe that bulk will hurt his speed and athleticism?
Devin Bush 1, Tackling Donut 0 pic.twitter.com/z557B4hml7
— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 14, 2018
Ace: That donut has a family.
Seth: TIL Bush's hits are an entire octave higher than Noah Furbush's.
Ace: Here he is chasing down an Air Force quarterback from behind on a delayed blitz.
BiSB: Are we concerned that his production tapered slightly as the year progressed? It seems like it was mostly teams adjusting to focus on the Doom Squirrel, but still.
Ace: The competition both got more difficult and started gameplanning to stay away from him. I’m not too concerned. When he had plays to make he was still quite effective.
Seth: The canonical Bush is still that screen against Purdue where the guy's about to trundle for YAAAARDs and this blue blip suddenly appears going 1.8x faster than anyone else in the frame.
BiSB: And as a Michigan fan, if the plan to limit Devin Bush is the Minnesota "leave the other little linebacker unblocked and see what happens" approach, I'm good.
Ace: Speaking of.
Does He count here?
Ace: Oh good.
The Mathlete: I have Bush as the third most productive linebacker returning in the conference, even with a drop off at the end of the year.
Seth: Shouldn't we do HSPs separately?
BiSB: In 2018, I'm not sure we can distinguish cleanly between the two.
Brian: They're linebackers. They're just modern. Michigan's is just a little more extreme than the OSU/MSU walkout versions.
Seth: The thing I'm excited for this year is the next iteration of Don Brown's 3-3-5. Sending Furbush in as Bush's lead blocker surprised Florida but once it was on film teams were prepared for it. But they've got some more versatile weapons ready. Like Singleton, Uche, McGrone. Imagine if you're waiting for one guy to come in front of Devin Bush, and then that guy is ALSO Devin Bush.
Brian: Yeah this isn't what the post is though? There are probably other linebackers in the league
Seth: You got MGoBloggers talking about Devin Bush, really what did you expect?
Brian: Adherence to the stated topic.
[After the JUMP: Other linebackers in the league, probably]