Aug 30, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Appalachian State Mountaineers running back Marcus Cox (14) is tackled by Michigan Wolverines defensive tackle Matthew Godin (99) and linebacker Joe Bolden (35) in the first half at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverine Football: Answering a Question

Posted at 4:00pm — 9/2/2014

Michigan Wolverine Football: Answering a Question

Got a question on the message board about the linebackers so to read the entire thread along with what others have to say stop by the message board.

Keep in mind that when coaches look at film, they will find some areas team needs to work on. And the issue you brought up is a big one (IMO).

Aug 30, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Appalachian State Mountaineers quarterback Kameron Bryant (5) is tackled by Michigan Wolverines linebacker Desmond Morgan (48) in the first quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

1) The offense App. state uses is very similar to Ohio State especially their inside running game. If you watch the first half, except for a couple of plays, Michigan defense was good against the run. In the 2nd half, App. State ran the ball “too well” (IMO) and it will be emphasized Sunday during film session. In addition, App. State was able to put together two pretty good drives that resulted in scores.

This means our red-zone defense was also not great in that 2nd half, another point of emphasis this fall.

2) Although I would agree for the most part our linebacker’s ran a bunch of stunts in the first half, after we got the big lead or defense ran a very vanilla defense so it was basically (Could our defense stop App. state without blitzing?) Tough to answer since those players who gave up those big drives were also on 2nd team however, one could argue the difference between our 1st and 2nd group in tough to identify.

Jul 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Michigan Wolverines linebacker Jake Ryan addresses the media during the Big Ten football media day at Hilton Chicago. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

So, on the one hand it if very tough to judge the 2nd half of this game, on the other, we should of performed better (my opinion).

Next week of course we find out. We are going to be facing a very good quarterback with very good skilled players. We need to play the entire game and hold teams to FG’s in red-zone.

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