Urban Meyer knows that big games are often decided in the trenches.

In the College Football Playoff National Championship matchup of No. 1 Michigan and No. 2 Washington, Meyer sees the Wolverines having a key advantage up front.

Tim May of On3 recently asked Meyer what gives U-M an “edge” facing the high-powered Huskies.

“I think the front seven on both sides of the ball. On both sides,” Meyer said on the latest Urban’s Take. “It was on display in the last game against Alabama. It was really, really good. I think it all starts and stops with the line of scrimmage…”

Meyer explained why being dominant on the line is different from a talent perspective.

“I used to say talent equated,” Meyer shared. “That was a term we used all the time. Everybody’s going to have really good skill. When you go out and recruit skill, there’s a lot of it. You say, ‘Give me the top 25 wide receivers,’ they’re all really good…

“If you say, ‘Give me the top 25 offensive tackles,’ there’s not that many. When you say, ‘I want to go find the top — give me the top 25 centers,’ there aren’t any. There’s not 25 guys. So it’s a fistfight for those top four, five guys.”

Talking about skill talent and line talent led Meyer back to Michigan.

“That’s what I see, when I watched them play. They’re developed, but they’re really, really good players,” Meyer told May. “They’re a well-coached team. They play hard as hell.”

[H/T On3]