Last week Rashan Gary was asked: “Do you guys have a nickname for your defensive group or a rally cry?”
Gary’s response: “No, not at all right now. We’re just waiting for somebody to give us a name.”
The NFL has a long history of nicknames for outstanding defensive units. A few that come to mind from over the years are The Purple People Eaters, The Orange Crush, The Steel Curtain, Gang Green, The Killer Bees, and I’m sure many more I don’t immediately recall. It doesn’t seem to be as popular for college units though.
So, should the 2017 Michigan defensive unit have a nickname? A couple options include “The Blue-Collar Defense” (just a shirt I wear to work), or my personal favorite, “The Brownout Defense” or simply "Brownout D" I can envision a future headline that reads “Penn State Whiteout suffers Brownout!”
What say you?
Side note: My inaugural post so hoping I’ve followed the proper MgoProtocol.