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Scheme School: Where 2023 is taking defense
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Scheme School: Where 2023 is taking defense

And specifically, Michigan and Penn State.
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Richard talks with Cody Alexander of MatchQuarters for a special, in-season edition of Scheme School. The conversation covers defensive trends in the sport this year, why USC’s defense is terrible, and why Michigan’s is not. Plus: Why is the Big 12 a schematic incubator? How will the Big Ten and its incoming schools adjust to each other? Why does offensive scheme trickle up and defensive scheme trickle down from level to level? Production: Anthony Vito.

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