Rashan Gary Has 'Different Feeling' About 2018 Team Compared to Years Past

Rashan Gary Has 'Different Feeling' About 2018 Team Compared to Years Past

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Rashan Gary Has 'Different Feeling' About 2018 Team Compared to Years Past

Since coming into the Michigan Football program in 2016, defensive end Rashan Gary has had an interesting ride with the Wolverines. In 2016 the Wolverines were in the hunt for the playoffs before losing two of their final three games of the year, then losing to Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

2017 was an opposite feeling as Michigan wasn’t in the playoff talks as they would lose games earlier in the season and end up losing their bowl game again, this time to South Carolina.

When asked in his three years of being at Michigan if he feels that this team is the most complete team on all three phases, Gary talked confidently about it.

“Oh yea, all three phases of the game I feel like we are improving. It’s a great feeling, just sitting back and watching the game and also playing in the game that, is a feeling that I ain’t have in a while,” Gary said.

In 2016 the Michigan offense was ranked 32nd in the NCAA, while the defense was ranked first. That year was all about the defense as they helped the team get wins over Colorado, Penn State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State.

In 2017 things got worse for the Michigan offense as most of its talent left for the NFL and it showed as they fell to 105th in team offense in the NCAA, but the defense was still the team’s backbone as it was third in the country last season.

This year, four games in and the offense is ranked 63rd in the NCAA, while not earth-shattering, still the best it has been while Gary has been at Michigan and the defense is currently ranked third in the country once again, but in three of the four games so far haven’t been focused on the defense needing to make a big stop or big play in order for the team to win, the offense has been putting up points.

“I don’t know if (feeling he hasn’t had in a while) it’s because of the confidence or my brothers, how hard we’ve been working and the work is showing off. It’s a different feeling, we just gotta keep performing,” Gary said.

Michigan will look to keep performing at a high level as they now travel to take on Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 4:30 EST in another Big Ten matchup.

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