The Michigan defense came to play today as it played a major role in the 63-3 dismantling of Hawaii on Saturday.
The defense added 12 points of its own thanks to two pick-sixes by safety Delano Hill and cornerback Channing Stribling. For Stribling, reading the quarterbacks eyes was key for his interception.
"I just jumped it," Stribling added.
The interception had a little bit of redemption behind it, as a previous interception was called back due to a penalty. Stribling took it a step further by returning his second would-be interception of the day for a touchdown.
He said the experience the defense has together played a key role in feeling like the game has slowed down for them.
"I feel like the game did slow down for us a lot," Stribling said. "A lot of guys have been here for so long, I feel like it did slow down a lot. The defense helps that, too. Just recognizing the coverage, personnel, who's on the field and who's off the field, I think that helped a lot."
By bringing in a new defensive coordinator, not much has changed in terms of the defense. With many familiar faces returning, the in-game experience they've experienced goes along way in building chemistry.
"I guess we are just more experienced," Stribling said. "We still have the same concepts of man and other stuff, I feel like it's more experience. I feel like there's more chemistry, we can look at each and all see that we've been here for so long, we know each other. We can have conversations during the game that has nothing to do with football and we still know what we have to do."