Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In defense of Michigan

Now that was an interesting stat. The Univ of Mich has the Big 10's leading football defense. Really?

Well, let's see. They gave up 14 points at home to patsy Appalachian State in their opener.

The following week they were blistered 31-0 at Notre Dame.

In week 3, they gave up 10, again at home, to a Miami of Ohio team that is beyond pitiful. Despite playing in a 2nd/3rd tier league, the Redhawks more closely resemble the Washington Generals playing against the Harlem Globetrotters every Saturday. Before the game even starts, you just know it's going to be a blowout. But in their infinite wisdom, and perhaps desperation for an easy win, Michigan scheduled them anyway. Somebody should be ashamed of themselves.

Nonetheless -- given the above -- if Michigan has the best defense in their conference, then only one conclusion can be logically drawn.

The Big 10 (actually 14) across the board is playing some sorry-ass defense. If Michigan is #1, how bad are the rest of them being lit up by opposing offenses?

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