The Michigan football team cannot dwell on its soul-crushing loss to Iowa for too long, there is still plenty left to be played for.
With Indiana coming to the Big House on Saturday, the Wolverines have a chance to get back to its winning ways after suffering a setback the game prior.
U-M head coach Jim Harbaugh is well aware of the challenges the Hoosiers present to his team. Last season, IU took his team to the brink and eventually the Wolverines were able to come out victorious in overtime. With that in mind, Harbaugh spoke to the media on Monday and broke down what he expects to see on defense from the Hoosiers on Saturday.
"He's coaching a good football team and doing a really good job," Harbaugh said. "The defense is an aggressive, athletic, fast and they create turnovers. They tackle extremely well and they cover a lot of the field physically, a really good defensive line. They're active, athletic backers that cause a lot of the havoc. Very good players in the secondary. They do a good job with the scheme, they are teaching at a high volume of scheme to the defense. Man, blitz, zone blitz, different variations to the two-deep coverages as well as the single-high coverages. Twists, multiple zone and blitz patters. They're getting a lot done on defense."
Luckily for the Wolverines, the defense will not have to face running back Jordan Howard who is currently in the NFL. Howard gashed U-M for 238 yards and two touchdowns a year ago.
Harbaugh sees the effectiveness of the always dangerous Hoosier offense, who also made sure to give the unit some praise.
"Offensively they are very effective," Harbaugh said. "They put a lot of points on the board and they do a heck of a job."