Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wolverine Wednesday: Need Mo Defense

Michigan had a highly rated defense and a famous DC.   They beat a lot of teams, just not good ones.   The simplicity of his scheme and unwillingness to change made this defense a mess in the last 2 seasons.   Michigan has gone to a youth movement with new energy and new ideas.  

Mike MacDonald is off of one of the NFL's best defense and now he will be paired with a known great recruiter Co-DC Maurice "Mo" Linguist the current DB coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Mo's NFL experience is not the story as he has only been with the Cowboys for 1 year. He has experience recruiting Texas for Texas A&M, Minnesota, Iowa State, and Mississippi State. He played CB at Baylor and grew up in Dallas.

This seems to be a great hire and mixing a guy that is very strong in defensive scheme with a strong recruiter. A similar example might be the hiring of Juwan Howard with Phil Martelli.

Mo is 36  Mike is 33  Don Brown is 65.

Sam Webb expects one more coaching hire for the Wolverines.   BTW: Coach Mo went on an offer spree last night in the state of Texas for players in the 2022 class, mostly defensive backs.   He is hitting the ground running!

  • Michigan Basketball got back on track after its first loss of the season.  Teams are now double teaming the post to stop Hunter and leaving warm-up type 3 point jumpers for the rest of the team.  Mike Smith got the scoring started, Livers added 20 points, Franz had a strong 15, and Brandon Johns had his highest total of the year with 11 points.   This team clearly likes playing at home and will focus playing Purdue this weekend.  

  • Michigan also lost another player to the portal yesterday.  Often inquired and rarely played DE,  Luiji Vilain has entered the portal.   There was high hopes for Vilain but he really saw the field and now will look for another opportunity.  The impact to the team moving forward is minimal. 

  • One guy that we seem to over look is OT transfer Willie Allen.  Big Willie played at Louisiana Tech and will compete for a starting tackle position next season.  He just enrolled and will be a graduate transfer for the Wolverines.   I like players named Willie (since I can call them Big Willie), I like he has starting experience and is 38 years old.  


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alablue said...

2022 db, Texas? 2 of the best are right in state of MI