Khaleke Hudson ‘Not Over it’ and ‘Still Mad’ About Not Getting Shutout Last Week

Khaleke Hudson ‘Not Over it’ and ‘Still Mad’ About Not Getting Shutout Last Week

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Khaleke Hudson ‘Not Over it’ and ‘Still Mad’ About Not Getting Shutout Last Week

Michigan is looking like a completely different team this year, coming off an 8-5 record in 2017 and while the offense has gotten better, so has the defense, and the defense at Michigan has been solid the last three years. Defensive coordinator Don Brown came into the program in 2016 and Michigan finished the year tied for the number one defense in the country, was in third last year and surprise surprise is number one this year.

This year is different though for this defense. This defense is the best defense Brown has ever coached at Michigan. In 2016, that number one defense allowed 261.8 yards per game, last years allowed 271, this year? Currently, they have allowed 216.2.

This team is playing harder, faster, stronger, and smarter than years past and while it has shown every week, it showed the country truly how strong it is with its win over Penn State last week.

Brown was looking for revenge himself, after getting shackled last year against Penn State, losing 42-13 Brown knew it was his unit that cost them the game, and he didn’t forget it for an entire year.

“They handed it to us last year,” Brown said. “I did a poor job against them. Obviously, the players feel the same way, and we’ve got (time for) preparation to put our best foot forward. I feel good about this one. I wake up every morning and think about that. Honest.”

Well after Michigan got its revenge in their 42-7 victory over Penn State, Brown can sleep better, but the viper Khaleke Hudson still has an issue with the win, as the defense allowed a touchdown late in the game and didn’t get the shutout.

“If he didn’t get over it, I’m still not over it,” Hudson said. “I’m still mad. I’m mad they got on the board. Penn State’s a great team, they got some great players, got a lot of friends on that team, some good dudes. Best of luck to them the rest of the season but we had something to prove.”

After getting that win, and helping Brown get his second chance at Penn State, Hudson and his teammates enjoyed celebrating with Brown.

“It was great man (celebrating the victory with Don Brown),” Hudson said. “To see coach Brown smiling, having that smile on his face just makes us all happy and makes us all just wanna keep going, to meet our goals at the end of the season.”

Brown said he took last year’s loss hard, Hudson confirmed that as well.

“Yea he took it hard,” Hudson said. “He always told us when we were getting ready for this week that it was hard for him to sleep like every day until that game happened and we asked him on Monday how did he sleep and he said ‘man I slept way better now’ so that just put a smile on our face just to know that some stress is relieved off him and we wanna keep this rolling we wanna keep him happy.”

This just shows how important every game is to these players and these coaches and just what this team is trying to do this year. To relieve that stress, to get revenge on who wronged them and it starts with Don Brown and the message he sends to this defense. Look out everyone, this team is hungry and they are coming.

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