Stuff You Should Know: Delay of Game & Reading Zone vs Man

Did you know… If you signal for a fair catch and then advance the ball, you will get a penalty for delay of game.  In the Notre Dame vs Michigan State game, Irish punt returner Davonte’ Neal signaled for the fair catch, then bobbled the ball.  When he recovered it, he took off running.  They […]

Defense: Man-to-Man vs Zone

There are two basic ways to structure a defense: 1) Man-to-Man and 2) Zone. The true difference between these defenses is Coverage, or how they protect against the pass.  In Man-to-Man, as the name suggests, the pass defenders are assigned to specific players.  But in Zone Coverage, the pass defenders cover a specific area or […]

Solid Points from Sports Columnist Michael Rosenberg on Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame

Solid Points from Sports Columnist Michael Rosenberg on Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame

Solid Points from Sports Columnist Michael Rosenberg on Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame