I thought the D-line played pretty good also. Bennett and Washington were tearing it up in the middle, Schutt looked good in his time on the field; Bosa spent the whole day tackling the QB who didn't have the ball (playing his role perfectly in the triple option) and Miller/Frazier had good performances; all the while waiting for Spence to return. Navy knew where to attack (the edges in the 1st half; more middle in 2nd) and their success was due to our backers and run support corners/safeties not getting off blocks and making plays, not the D-line. Their job is not to make the tackles all the time, but to free up the backers with double teams.
He has one immeasurable others don't: a nose for the ball. He was around it darn near every play he was in there.
The key with those tackles is how many were after a 10-15 yard gain. Plenty. I thought the D did OK, but was surprised C. Grant wasn't in the mix at the LOS more. He was making tackles, but they were after the Navy backs had some good gains.
No disrespect to D. Grant, but that is not opinion, that is fact. Doss was a 3 time all American.
Regarding the Bell/Burrows situation: I was surprised to see Burrows start (I know, I know the depth chart listed OR), but didn't see much of #16 when Burrows was in, but saw #11 all over the place when Bell got in the game. I don't want to hear at the end of the season again from our staff: "I don't know why Bell wasn't in there". This year was supposed to have better talent evaluation; especially on the defensive side of the ball. Wasn't overly impressed with Powell. Waiting to see what happens against an offense that passes more. Will get a real good feel for the entire secondary and their skills.
Did they say Saban is the one who is writing these tweets.
Appy State all the way. While a huge part of me wants them to be undefeated when we play them (anybody remember the Cooper years and that pain in those losses), another loss to them would be tremendous. Either way, it's a win/win for us.
So how long will 11W be down if Harris, Sweat and Gibson commit to the good guys right after the VTech game? That unlikely scenario would be absolutely awesome. Internet server meltdown.
I think he could be too, but it'll take some convincing. He dropped Auburn or Tennessee (can't remember which) down the list because they wanted him at WR.
You forgot a team that now has something to prove without their star QB.
Thanks for posting this. Truly a great read and the format was cool with the interviews and pictures while scrolling down.
"It's like a nightmare that never ends for Michigan."
That statement puts a huge smile on my face. Hopefully the rematch is even better.