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He said that he thinks the 3-3-5 could work in the Big Ten, but he never said that was going to run it. He said multiple times that he would build the offense and defense around what best suits the players.
It's not that bad if you have players. UM does not have the players.
OSU does run a similar setup quite a bit. DE drops into coverage and a safety plays the Star.
this is true. we are so loaded on defense it doesn't matter what we run. We ran a 3-3-5 against Arkansas and whipped their ass with it. Against Wisconsin though we always have 4 linemen and a SAM linebacker playing on the line of scrimmage over the tight end. Michigan recruited a bunch of a smaller, faster guys to play in a 3 man front, OSU had 3 DTs and a stand up linebacker/defensive end in their version.
Is it true that he's keeping the 3-3-5? I like him already.
he said it can work if done right. He gave all the credit to Rocky Long, but pointed out while the base was a 3-3-5 they had a lot of 4 man fronts and even 5 man fronts. But you have to have people educated in the system to run it.
DE-Keith Wells (transfers back in the spring)
I think Adam Bellamy might start at the DE opposite Williams since we run an odd front (43 over or straight 34) a lot of the time, especially if Wells is in the doghouse or out of shape or something. Bellamy and Garrett Goebel will play a lot at DE and DT that's for sure.
I think Dionte Allen from Florida State might start opposite Howard at CB, but it could be Clarke who knows.
I hope Braxton Miller tears it up this spring and summer and beats out Bauserman and Guiton for the QB job. No one knows how good Graham is, he missed most of his senior year with injury and most of his freshman year here with injury. Seems like Tressel would put in a runner like Guiton or Miller before he puts out a green QB like Graham who is solely a pocket passer.
We lose a lot on defense (Hines, Heyward, Rolle, Homan, Chekwa, Torrence, Gant, Larimore) but we'll still be really awesome on that side of the ball next year, that's how awesome Tressel is. Barnett and Moeller come back from injury, Sabino takes off his redshirt, Sweat moves to WLB where he will dominate, and either Storm Klein or Dorian Bell step into the 3rd LB spot. Howard and Bryant and Hankins all looked like they are ready to start as well based on their play this year.
DE - Simon
NT - Hankins
DT - Goebel
LEO - Williams
LB - Sabino
LB - Sweat
Star - Moeller
CB - Howard
CB - This will be a battle... Allen/Clarke/Bryant will all get their chance... I think Allen is the starter to start the year, but I think it could be another Andre Amos/Devon Torrence situation when eventually one of the younger guys win out