This week's defensive theme seems to be the underwhelming starter at middle linebacker: Curtis Grant. The theme for MSU's offense is Bell vs. Maxwell. Bell makes people nervous; Maxwell does not. Which leads me to my question regarding the base defense for this week. Our defensive line showed up in a big way last week, and is widely acknowledged as the strength of the D. Does a 5-2 base defense make any sense to you (at least against MSU) if the middle linebacker isn't producing?
Five defensive linemen: Simon, Goebel, Hankins, Moore, Williams (Schutt, Spence, Washington, Bennett, etc.)
Two linebackers: Sabino and Shazier (Grant, Klein, etc.)
Let me know what you think.