January 12th, 2018

Michigan State’s linebackers were expected to be a strength of the defense. Turns out that Joe Bachie made them even better. The sophomore took over at middle linebacker and flashed his speed and tenacity while directing a defense that improved dramatically in a year. The Spartans became the nation’s second-best defense against the run and improved their sack total by 17 from 2016.

Source: Detroit Free Press