So, after reading through the recent MGoProfile, I decided to go back and watch the 2007 Michigan-MSU game. Watching Obi Ezeh's play as a (redshirt) freshmen got me kind of excited. This was the only time, up to this point in his career, where he has had the same defensive scheme for two straight years. He did not play unbelievably well or anything. However, he showed flashes of knowing what he was doing and being in the right place at the right time. Obviously, this coming season will be his second year in a row under GERG's defense.
From my experience playing football, I can tell you that having multiple years running the same defense is immensely helpful. Hold me back... but I dare say this may be an ok linebacking core after all.