Michigan Wolverine Football: Answering a Question
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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).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.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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