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It makes sense that we'd be the youngest in the B1G. RichRod's last two classes ended up with something like 50-75% attrition. We barely have any upperclassmen left, and we've brought in 50 new recruits in the last two years.
But they have depth. We could very easily end up with a top 3 or 4 linebacker group by the end of the year considering nobody gets hurt, but preseason its too hard to asssume that.
You will be kind and give UM a returning starter over a dude who had 1 tackle last year? Well that's . . . interesting.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
If they continue to develop, it wouldn't shock me to see UM in 1st place in these ranking a year from now.
Sunday "get your vote in" bump.
2. Ohio State
6. Penn State
"RCMB: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry." - some dude from MgoBlog
Bias is if you're unsure whether you should slot OSU 3rd or 4th, so you put them 4th by default. Putting OSU dead last, and essentially saying Indiana and Purdue have better LBs than them, is trolling. You KNOW they're better than that, yet you're putting them last anyway just to piss some people off. There is a difference between bias and trolling.
LB just isn't going to be our strength this year. We will be okay... middle of the pack.
Yea, though your starters could be pretty darn solid.
They will be very solid, assuming nobody gets injured. Having a guy on the field like Carson will help a RS Freshman like Wartman A LOT. I think Wartman could finish the year a Freshman All American. Hull, is another very good linebacker.
Here are the results:
1. Michigan State - 1.67
2. Iowa - 3.43
3. Wisconsin - 3.48
4. Michigan - 4.14
5. Ohio State - 4.33
6. Penn State - 6.86
7. Northwestern - 7.05
8. Nebraska - 7.80
9. Illinois - 8.14
10.Minnesota - 10.00
11. Purdue - 10.33
12. Indiana - 10.95
Iowa and Wisconsin finished 1 total vote apart. Michigan and Ohio State were separated by 4 places.
Big drop-off from #1 to #2 and from #5 to #6.
Damn! I should have kept my original rankings
It is what it is.
This post was edited by MalibuMan 9 months ago
Just looking forward to the Secondary Rankings. I think that one should be undeniable who is #1 there.
"Playing here is the closest thing to heaven on earth..." - Brian Rolle
Yep- the same school that went #1 in LBs
The school that lead the B1G last year in opponent passer rating, YPA, and gave up the least TDs, which also returns 5 of its top 6 players.
Stats should all have asterisks. You guys didn't have to face Moxie McGloin last year.
Will probably have MSU number one in the secondary with OSU second. Who knows after that...
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