"I expect us to shut down the offense every time"
- by Doug Samuels 1 year ago
After improving 93 spots in total defense last season, Greg Mattison noted that he wants to see more consistency from the Wolverine defense this year.
Mattison made it clear that he's not happy with what he has observed so far during camp.
"If you polled 124 defensive coordinators, they'd probably all say the same thing. But that bothers me because this is Michigan and I don't expect that. I expect us to go out there and totally shut down the offense every time."
With only a handful of padded practices under their belt, Mattison is emphasizing playing "Michigan defense" day to day.
"I can't say that there is one player I would say, 'Boy, every practice he comes out with perfect technique and he's going as hard as he can and he's executing. You're going to expect that, but we can't accept it. Each guy has to say, 'I'm going to get as many plays today as perfect as I can and play Michigan defense.' We've got to do better at that."