|Keith Heitzman (image via Bleacher Report)|
Let's see less of this guy on offense . . . I should say Ricky Barnum or Elliott Mealer, but there doesn't appear to be anyone better waiting in the wings. Both of those guys are weaknesses on the front line.
Let's see more of this guy on defense . . . Keith Heitzman. Heitzman is already playing a fair amount to give Craig Roh a rest at strongside end, but I continue to be impressed with him. He'll have competition for the starting spot next year (from Chris Wormley, perhaps Jibreel Black, etc.), but at worst Heitzman is a solid backup worthy of rotation snaps.
Let's see less of this guy on defense . . . nobody. Michigan's defense is still playing well and only allowed 275 yards to the Gophers. There are still issues (not enough pass rush, too many pass interference penalties, pass coverage in general), but the guys on the field are the best we have.
Play of the game . . . Devin Gardner's scramble before finding a wide open Drew Dileo for a 45-yard touchdown pass. For whatever reason, we rarely see Denard Robinson make this same type of play. When Robinson pulls the ball down, he's typically looking to run and not to pass. This type of play has also caused trouble for Gardner in the past, because he's taken big sacks. But in this case, it worked and it was spectacular.
MVP of the game . . . Devin Gardner. Minnesota actually had a chance in this game, and they were probably licking their chops a little bit when they found out that Denard Robinson wasn't starting the game. But Gardner had a stellar game at quarterback for a guy who had been playing wide receiver the entire year. This gives me some hope for the future of the quarterback position in 2013.