Michigan Wolverines Defense: Very Opportunistic Through First 2 Weeks

Last year, the Michigan Wolverines defense was bad. Really bad. Ranking near the bottom for pretty much all the major categories among the big boys of college football.

It’s no surprise that Defensive Coordinator Greg Robinson and Head Coach Rich Rodriguez had to go. It’s difficult to say how much better the unit is this year under the new management. For one, it’s only been two weeks, and two, the first game was only three quarters long (lightning danger postponed it).

We can say this however, they look a little better thus far. Especially when it comes to forcing key turnovers, and getting crucial stops by getting the ball back.

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Michigan Wolverines Safety Wins Weekly National Defensive Award

Preparing to face Notre Dame and an offense that put up over 500 yards of total offense in the first week, the University of Michigan had another reason to feel confident heading into the first night game in the 133 year history of UM football.

Under the lights (“turn up the lights in here baby, extra bright I want y’all to see this“) and under the national college football microscope this week, with ESPN Gameday in town, the biggest question mark for big blue the season is the defense. And that’s understandable given how they had one of the worst defenses among all schools in the BCS automatic qualifier conferences last season. It’s too early to say much better they’ll be in 2011.

But this is promising: Wolverines safety Jordan Kovacs was named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week on Tuesday (Sept. 6).

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