2011 Defense Highlights

Submitted by Thorin on December 17th, 2011 at 8:09 AM

UPDATE II: Re-uploaded.

Track list:
1. c-sick - chicago juke anthem
2. jensyao - test beat 9
3. jensyao - test beat 11
4. c-sick - instrumental
5. jensyao - exam

Judging from his youtube subscriptions, I'm guessing jensyao a local kid. These tracks were recommended to me by the guy who did the Denard eating videos.

UPDATE: Had to delete as the audio matched third party content. I'm re-uploading with different tracks now.



December 17th, 2011 at 10:38 AM ^

I've been waiting for a defensive montage video to come out and this was better than i could've ever asked for!! Great work Pahokee and yes..please share the songs you used!

Sione's Flow

December 17th, 2011 at 10:57 AM ^

Was anyone else grinning from ear to ear after watching this video.  Last year a defensive highlight film would've been roughly 1-2 minutes long.  Now we have a defensive highlight film that is the equivalent of a full quarter of football.A big shout out to Defense 132, you guys played your asses off and made everyone who supports the Maize and Blue proud of you.  Thank you Coaches Hoke, Mattison, Montgomery, Smith, Wellman, etc...... for giving our defensive seniors the coaching and confidence they have been lacking and for making sure they leave this university knowing they were a "Michigan" defense.

FWIW, my personal favorite highlight is Kovacs goal line tackle against EMU, but Martin plowing through the Nebraska wide receiver block, like he wasn't even there is a close second.

Mr. Yost

December 19th, 2011 at 9:56 AM ^

My favorite are the 3 plays to end the first drive of the second half against Illinois. I haven't seen us have 3 plays that dominant since '97...no joke.

Play #1 - Desmond Morgan ROCKING the Illinois RB

Play #2 - Jake Ryan shedding a block and destroying the Illinois QB, who gets off the pitch...no worries because Coach Kovacs takes PERFECT outside/in contain and not only forces the RB to try to cut inside, but also makes the tackle with help from Martin.

Play #3 - Ryan Van Bergen and his buddies DESTROY the Illinois OLine and get the sack as RVB rides the Illinois QB down to the ground.


Those 3 plays were so textbook. It wasn't just the fact that we were better...it wasn't just a great playcall. It was everything you'd ever want to see in a defense for 3 plays in a row. They couldn't have be executed any better. That is when Michigan Defense - was back.


December 17th, 2011 at 11:40 AM ^

Watch that, then answer this question: how many of you concluded after the first one-and-a-half drives of the Western game that this defense would be terrible again? 

I know I did. And I couldn't feel dumber.


December 17th, 2011 at 12:05 PM ^

It felt like a Kovacs highlight reel, with RVB as the supporting actor, and cameos by just about everyone else on the team.

Has anyone else noticed how our D-Line (both interior and ends) uses a shoulder dip move to get by the blockers?  I just don't remember seeing this last year.  Some of the close up plays have Roh and Heininger getting by their guys by keeping their inside shoulder low and balancing their way by the o-line.


December 17th, 2011 at 3:02 PM ^

I loved watching this video. Well done.

Anyone else feel slightly bitter watching the Michigan state highlights? With as well as both teams were playing by the end of the season, I wish we could have replayed the game.


December 18th, 2011 at 9:37 PM ^

Every time he makes a play (and even when someone else does), Kovacs waves his arms or pumps his fists. Gotta love that energy. I think he's going to provide excellent leadership on that defense next year.

As an interesting contrast, compare to RVB. He doesn't fist pump, but his body language says "this is what we do." Love that swagger. We will miss him and Martin an awful lot.

Thanks Boyz. This video is like Christmas coming early.

The King In Yellow

December 17th, 2011 at 10:45 PM ^

Annnnnd I love the music.  Very well done.  HOWEVER, and maybe I'm the only person who thinks this way, but it would have been even better with the game commentary instead of music.  Something about people's spontaneous reactions in sports just gets me going I guess.  Well done in spite of my needless opinion.


December 18th, 2011 at 1:42 AM ^

One of my favorite stats is that we had no defensive safeties from like 2002(?)-2011 and then we forced 2 in 2011. What a strange feeling it is to see this dee-fence