Jordan Kovacs Gets Some Air
Jordan Kovacs, the walk-on that got PT some two years ago when these things happened and were created to reflect the poor standing of Michigan’s defensive backfield, is making plays as if he’s the best player on this 2011 version of a Michigan defense. Kovacs leads the team in tackles with 26, has 2 sacks for -16 yards, has one interception, one PBU, and one forced fumble that led to Herron’s second TD against Western Michigan in the opener. That’s the beginning of a stat line you’d most often associate with an impact player.
In the first quarter of last Saturday’s game against Eastern, Michigan’s defense faced some early, yet no so worrisome, adversity. Eastern dialed up some plays to gash Michigan’s front seven and navigate their way around the edges and faced a 4th and 1 from Michigan’s one yard line. I didn’t pick up on this until after the game when I was checking out some highlights. But Jordan Kovacs made the play – and it was a great one.
So, to the bottom or right side of Michigan’s D, you’ve got JT Floyd on the edge and Jordan Kovacs just inside of him.
Kovacs makes his way towards the action unblocked.
Almost time to depart for the ball carrier.
Kovacs then subconsciously says “Look at meeeeeee! I be all twistin and flyin and tacklin!”
And the Big House says “we’ll take it!” Turnover on downs from Michigan’s leading tackler through three games.
And to see the play. Roll the tape.