Michigan's defense has been pretty fantastic this season so far, but star defensive lineman Rashan Gary says we haven't seen its full potential yet.
Coming off of a 29-13 win over Air Force, Gary, the nation's former No. 1 recruit, made some statements that should have Wolverine fans extremely excited.
The Michigan defense has only surrendered three touchdowns this season, and yet, Gary expects the unit to progress even more.
"We ain't even really start opening it up yet," Gary said. "That's the most scary, but the most fun part. We ain't even start to open our defense yet. You're going to see."
He also had some big predictions for star sophomore linebacker Devin Bush Jr., who is off to an extremely fast start with 26 total tackles (4.5 tackles for loss) and 3.5 sacks through the team's first three games.
“Y'all have yet to see the best of him, yet – that's the crazy part, in three games," Gary said. "So y'all gonna see. A lot of our defense you haven't seen. A lot of our guys you haven't seen. It's going to be great when you see everything click the way it's supposed to click.”
For his part, Gary has recorded 14 tackles (2.5 for loss), one sack, and a forced fumble, while dealing with numerous double and triple teams from opposing offensive lines.
Michigan's offense is very much a work in progress, but the defense has looked so good, that it doesn't seem totally preordained that the Big Ten East will come down to Ohio State and Penn State.
Michigan travels to Purdue to face Jeff Brohm's upstart, and up-tempo, Boilermakers on Friday. Kick-off is set for 4 p.m. ET.