Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Michigan Tuesday: Dent Commits and An Early Look at Northwestern

Michigan landed a 3 star Safety from Florida on Monday named Damani Dent.  D2 is 6'0 and 190 pounds and has an offer list that includes:  MAC type team, Oregon, and Pitt.   The star gazers won't like this pick-up as he is rated the 97th Safety and 1408th player ranked in the country.   But that doesn't matter when the Michigan coaches find a player they like.  Hassan Haskins was one of the lowest rated players in his class.  

D2 plays both ways for his high school in Jacksonville and 3 positions at WR, CB, and Safety.  Most expect him to project to Safety in Ann Arbor.   Welcome Double D! 

Now lets look at Northwestern:

Record: 3-3 

Best win: Rutgers 

Pass: 203 yards per - 95th 

Run: 171 yards per - 55th 

They score: 21 per - 212th 

Give up: 23 per - 69th

Per Pat Fitzgerald:  Michigan is by far the best team the 'Cats will have played so far this year. "From what I've seen on film this year, it's not even close."

Why is that statement important? Northwestern lost to MSU week 1.

This is not the team that went to the (7-2) Big Ten Championship game last year and played OSU tough for a half and beat Auburn in a Bowl Game. Their wins this year are against the likes of Indiana State, Ohio, and Rutgers. Yes, they are coming off a win and can't be taken lightly, mostly with MSU next weekend and already talking Smack.

  • Taylor Lewan was carted off last night with what looked like a serious neck/head injury.  Lets hope he is ok. 
  • MSU will be a noon kick on FOX.  I think MSU fans wanted a night game on ABC/ESPN so they could get Game Day.  Most expect Game Day to head to Ohio State for the PSU night game.   Fox has the World Series. 

1 comment:

4goblue said...

I don't think it is a coincidence that Northwestern is struggling on defense after their DC retired at the end of last year. I graduated from UofM in 1970 with Mike Hankwitz (we remain friends to this day). He was a senior on Bo's first team and a finer person you will never meet.