1997 Defense tribute

Submitted by WolverineHistorian on May 30th, 2011 at 11:52 AM

I wasn't going to post this with all the Tressel talk but I figure it's something to watch while waiting for the SI article to come out. 

I put together 37 minutes of defensive highlights from the national championship season yesterday.  Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPoz8jDNblk

(Sorry, for some reason, I can't get the embed code to work.)

Comments

RedGreene

May 30th, 2011 at 11:56 AM ^

I watched it and am still amazed by how good they were.  I would love to have another Ray & Woodson combo in the future.  Thanks for the time you put into these videos.

jmblue

May 30th, 2011 at 5:08 PM ^

I agree that Mo was a good coach, but regarding OSU, he had the luxury of facing the early Cooper teams.  Carr faced OSU after Cooper had rebuilt the program.  He beat top-5 OSU teams three consecutive years - in his first three years on the job, no less.  Lloyd was a good coach, too.

briangoblue

May 30th, 2011 at 12:26 PM ^

Always love your contributions, WH. 1997 National Champions: untainted, ridiculously loaded with future pros, and undefeated for eternity. I'd like to put in a request for a full length Biakabutuka highlight video. I always thought he had the best moves of any back I've seen at Michigan, but it's hard to find any of his highlights outside of the legendary OSU game.

yoopergoblue

May 30th, 2011 at 2:59 PM ^

The thing that stands out the most to me watching that video was how much fun that defense seemed to be having.  That defense was so unbelievably agressive.  They blitzed and hit with a vengence.  This is what I am hoping Mattison can turn our defense into over the next couple of years.