2019 All-Big Ten Defense

Tag: Josh Metellus

30Nov 2019
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Ohio State 56, Michigan 27

The seniors played like crap. I said this on Twitter, and someone responded saying they’re looking forward to the seniors moving on. I wouldn’t go that far, but I was very disappointed in their lack of poise. I was reminded of Shawn Crable hitting Troy Smith late out of bounds…and that reminder came numerous times. Why did senior captain Carlo Kemp untie Dobbins’s shoe? 15 yards. Why did senior captain Khaleke Hudson jump offsides on a 4th-and-4 Ohio State punt? 5 yards and a first down. Why did Hudson not keep outside contain when OSU got under center and ran the ball at him? Huge gains, one of which was a touchdown. Why did senior quarterback Shea Patterson keep trying to run outside instead of cutting up to follow his blockers? -3 yards each time. Why did senior Josh Metellus decide not to play his deep half in cover 2? Touchdown. These were major gaffes. It annoys me that Cam McGrone hit Justin Fields out of bounds when Fields was already losing yards, but at least McGrone is just a young guy who’s only been starting for less than a full season. The seniors have no excuse.

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9Nov 2019
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Nightly Roundup: November 9, 2019

Joshua Uche

Offensive guard Ben Bredeson, safety Josh Metellus, and linebacker Joshua Uche have all committed to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. That indicates that Uche – who could potentially have one year of eligibility remaining – is gone after this season, which makes sense. I don’t think he has much more to prove in college.

What do we think about Michigan’s biggest rivals turning out to be cheaters yet again? Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie was supposedly using PEDs, and Ohio State’s best player is suspended for taking money he shouldn’t have taken. I never would have expected that kind of activity from those schools . . .

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20Oct 2019
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Penn State 28, Michigan 21

This was Shea Patterson’s best game. Patterson has taken a lot of criticism this season, and some people were still clamoring for backup Dylan McCaffrey – or even Joe Milton – to start. I thought this was Patterson’s best game this season by far, and one of his top few performances as a Wolverine overall. His numbers weren’t great (24/41 for 276 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT; 12 carries, 34 yards, 1 TD), but part of that was due to drops and general refereeing inefficiency. Donovan Peoples-Jones dropped two passes and Ronnie Bell dropped one, and there were a couple pass interference calls that should have been called against Penn State but weren’t, resulting in incompletions. Patterson had one truly bad throw, and that was the interception.

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