Squash34

August 29th, 2017 at 12:54 PM ^

Earlier today I saw a tweet to a Florida podcast talking about how it does not matter who starts at qb for Florida because their offense should score often verse a younger Michigan defense.
They clearly have never researched who Brown is and are in for a pretty big surprise.

AZBlue

August 29th, 2017 at 1:14 PM ^

I guess this is referencing his familiarity with players and scheme, otherwise these guys didn't do any research re: Brown.

Other highlights-

--they are really buying into the "speed" argument as a UF benefit specifically the RBs vs.our D. ---- any of their RBs faster than Dalvin Cook?

--Also talked as if Gary is the ONLY player to worry about on the defense.

Made me think this is more of a "homer" podcast than anything else.

Squash34

August 30th, 2017 at 2:41 AM ^

Im not sure about the speed from the 2 true sophmore backs. But their starter is not even known for his speed. He is slippery and bounces off tackles, far more so than a speedy back.

As far a the gary thing, I did not even get that far into the podcast because it was just so homer-y. But, they clearly have done zero research on the line much less the rest of the defense.  I mean, the dude next to gary is projected as a first round pick, with many saying he is a top ten guy. But, yeah, its gary and nobody else.

getsome

August 29th, 2017 at 1:18 PM ^

didnt read the article...did brown say this is the best job hes ever had or article states its the biggest program hes coached, most talent hes had, etc?  just curious.  i know brown has said that while hes loved all of his stops and footballs football, m and harbaugh were no brainers and m provides the top competition he always seeks.

also great clip, great flick!

stephenrjking

August 29th, 2017 at 1:09 PM ^

How do you know that the author is incorrect? I thought it was counterintuitive when I read it, but then, this guy has clearly done more research than I have. Do you have the stats that demonstrate how frequently Don Brown defenses blitz in comparison with other college teams as well as the NFL?

Doesn't mean the blitzes aren't diabolical or effective, but perhaps we've overstated their frequency because we think that's what "aggression" means, when to Brown it means other things as well.

I don't know.

Squash34

August 29th, 2017 at 1:22 PM ^

A few months ago a saw a segment on btn or espn talking about the most attacking defenses in the FBS. Michigan was number 2 with like 52% of the snaps being blitzes. The only school above them was a bad group of 5 team that needed to to account for not havig the athletes to compete without blitzing so much.

In fact, all the top blitzing schools, outside of Michigan, fell in this catagory of small schools doing it out of necessity (outside of  Michigan that is). If i remember right, the next closest power 5 school blitzed 10 to 15% less often.

The guy blitzes a lot, hence the Dr. Blitz nickname.

Bb011

August 29th, 2017 at 10:34 PM ^

Because he is incorrect. Brown blitzes a ton compared to other teams. Just about every other play is a blitz, which is a lot more than most schools. We were in the top few last year in percentage of blitzes. This guy may present what he says as if he knows what he's talking about, but having the statement that we didn't blitz often with brown is one of the stupidest things I've heard and makes me question just about any other analysis he has.

Wolfman

August 29th, 2017 at 11:56 PM ^

I cannot recall the numbers exactly, but I do remember the interview shortly after Brown was hired when he was asked the question as to frequency of the blitz. He told Coach H. that he wanted to blitz roughly 50% of the time, to which Coach H. replied, "I was thinking more like 55 %." As stated, these are not exact numbers but they should supply you with the general info you requested. Yes, this is significantly higher than the norm. 

charblue.

August 29th, 2017 at 1:32 PM ^

even with a better coach than it has now hasn't defeated Michigan in any bowl meetings, all in Florida, the idea that all the SEC memes from the past along with the conclusion that having three qbs ready to go are better than one established starter regardless of the players lost from a year ago, is pretty hard to swallow. But then fandom has a way of uprooting rational consideration of first game doubts and performance uncertainty.

From the intangible standpoint, I'll take Harbaugh and Michigan over Florida regardless of the site and circumstances in this contest. I expect Michigan to give up some points but to eventually throttle the Gators.

MaizeMN

August 29th, 2017 at 11:48 PM ^

And thought the base D was a 4-3, not 3-4. But I did enjoy the coverage breakdowns of the film, even if it was Illinois. Overall, an interesting read. Thanks for posting.