"Just knowing they've got to come in and play us. They've got to defend against us and try to beat us."
"When you come in and you play Michigan, you're going to have to beat Michigan"
Devin Bush is greatly beneficial to this team. I love this confident, we should be better than you attitude he demonstrates when discussing opponents. I think a lot of the lack of success against Ohio State has been a mental block. We are always close, but can't finish. Ohio State assumes they are going to beat us every year. They feel it deep down.
With this attitude in your leader, Bush is instilling in the other guys that we are the Big Guys, we are the Aggressors that should win every battle. Its not "Oh if we play well this week we might beat Wisconsin" its "We're going to win, we're going to dominate, they will have a really difficult time trying to beat us"
The placebo affect is clearly powerful in the medical world; it is the same in sports and life in general. Expect domination, expect victory, expect you are better then the other team.
Side note - that hit he made on Maryland's quarterly the first drive this past Saturday...Talk about setting the tone early! Bush understands the Intimidation factor, and how important the psychology aspect of the game is. Penalty or not, after that hit the Maryland QB knew he was in for a long, violent game.