Re: Most Painful Sports Loss of your Lifetime
Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
Common misconception about that team was that they were all offense and no defense. Compared to their 2006, the offense actually struggled quite a bit that year, as Steve Slaton had appeared to have lost a step, and the offensive line started to wear down. Their defense was what actually made them such a great team. NO ONE ran on them, and their pass D was slightly above average if I remember right. The defense was absolutely loaded that year with a lot of 5th year seniors, and tons of playmakers, just not a lot of NFL talent. In the only two games they lost, they gave up 13, and 21 points.
Maybe the past three editions of his Michigan squads has clouded my judgment. The mental conception I have of a Rich Rodriguez team has a flashy offense and an awful defense. I also don't know what his reputation with WVU was in big games. It seems like it had to be mixed, no?
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."