Michigan DC Jesse Minter previews challenges presented by Maryland offense
Michigan defensive coordinator Jesse Minter is getting his defense prepared for a difficult matchup against Maryland in Week 4.
Minter’s defense held Connecticut scoreless in the 59-0 win on Saturday. Maryland will be Michigan’s 1st B1G opponent of the year. Through 3 games, Michigan’s defense has not allowed more than 10 points to an opponent. Hawaii’s 10 points in Week 2 were the most scored by an opponent in 2022.
Maryland will provide a unique set of challenges for Michigan’s defense. Minter talked about what he is expecting to see from Maryland’s offense (Via 247 Sports):
“Seen a very productive offense. About 500 yards a game, 40 points a game. Really good quarterback, really good skill, a lot of speed. Good offensive line with a couple of really talented NFL prospects,” Minter said. “So a great challenge, really good scheme. I think they they play to the quarterback’s strengths and kind of what he does well, so it’ll be a great challenge for us.”
Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa will be at the forefront of Michigan’s defensive game plan. Tagovailoa has passed for 895 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions in 2022. The Wolverines will need to be ready for Tagovailoa and Maryland’s rushing attack.
Michigan will host Maryland in Ann Arbor on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET.