This is Part 3/3. Part 1 was the offense. Part 2 was the defense and special teams. This one is about all the games, and all the feels.
We Couldn’t Have One Without the Other
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FLORIDA (starts at 1:00) Leaning on the defense and that’s like ours: talented and really young. We’ll take Michigan’s coaching over McElwain and co. any day of the week, especially Shark Week.
CINCINNATI (starts at 4:40) They lost a lot after their last coach was mailing it in. Ohio State’s punishment for Jim Tressel was probably a good hire but it’s too early for that to bear fruit.
AIR FORCE (starts at 5:50) Quarterback and running back are good. They’re Air Force (thanks Dave Brandon!) so they’ll cut the hell out of our linemen. We like Don Brown in this game better than Michigan’s post-Alabama single-high approach last time.
@PURDUE (starts at 8:00) Best coaching improvement in the country. They have GRIII’s little brother and that’s about it for talent.
MICHIGAN STATE (starts at 9:12) They were an old team with 13 unexpected departures. What’s the same? LJ Scott, some OLBs, some DTs, and 1 or 2 guys named Allen. What’s better? No McDowell.
@INDIANA (starts at 13:25) Why did you release Kevin Wilson if Ohio State was going to scoop him up? Now DeBord is the OC. Tom Allen, the former DC promoted to HC has a Don Brown-ish defense.
@PENN STATE (starts at (16:55) If you like long bombs and “tuddies” you’ll like this team. They’re…overrated? Rex Grossman-ing worked for them. Barkley and McSorley are good and good for college. Cothran & Cothren is a good law firm name.
RUTGERS (starts at 21:47) The Friday night before this game we’re going to have a charity event at that same place on Hoover where the top donors get to pick which highly accurate former Michigan team they want to play on NCAA 2014 in our 2nd ever Bo Bowl. Ace is the defending champion so he gets to play his 2006s again. Details when we’ve got it all put together. Saturday is Homecoming and Michigan will win.
MINNESOTA (starts at 21:48) They lost their great secondary, got some running backs, really no quarterbacks. Probably not yet very good, but Fleck will recruit his way into competition. Is Fleck good or just a good recruiter who Corey Davis’d the MAC?
@MARYLAND (starts at 24:03) Walt Bell schemed them into a great running game despite 3/5 bad OL, and almost no passing downfield. Great QB names. Some good players though: Carter, Opara, Aniebonam, and those running backs.
@WISCONSIN (starts at 27:14) Losing Cichy is big for them except they seem to produce middle linebackers out of nowhere. The offense isn’t that scary. Going to Madison is.
THE GAME (starts at 30:05) Brian tries to speak French. They’ve got some holes on their offensive line. The guys disagree on Mike Weber. They got Kevin Wilson, their wideouts will be better. “Zone Six!” Their defense…HEY LOOK CLEMSON
starts at 38:11
Getting OSU at home is big. Hope the OL holds up just well enough to beat Florida and don’t get hurt against Air Force and it’s not a bad year. Penn State and Wisconsin on the road are the only circles until those guys. Michigan could be an Outback-ish team, or a team like PSU last year that gets to the playoff by upsetting OSU then gets exposed.
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