spoiler alert: i linked this
I just stumbled on this and found his rec for 4th and one scenarios to be ironic indeed!
Michigan Monday is up at the Ozone (edit: first two words of this post is the link.) Great read, fascinating take, you should go there. In short, I can tell you that they really diss MSU. Michigan, not so much.
Gerdeman goes on and on and on extensively about the cheap shots and bad officiating in the game. A few money quotes:
Michigan State committed over a half dozen personal fouls, though only four were actually called. They beat Michigan up on Saturday and the Wolverines took their beating politely and respectfully, never once raising a hand in defense, or calling out for help.
Yes, the Wolverines got legitimately beaten up against Michigan State, but they deserved a better showing than what they got from some terrible Big Ten officials in this game.
He also questions Borges' play-calling, in light of the wind and Denard's (lack of) accuracy:
The wind was a factor all over the midwest this past weekend, and some teams chose to take note of that fact (Ohio State threw four passes) and some teams chose not to (Michigan threw 31 passes).
I'm not saying throwing 31 passes in 24 mph winds is dumb, but there are certain types of passes that you do and do not throw in windy conditions.
Denard Robinson threw 24 passes, and a full one-third of them (that's eight for any Spartans reading this) were thrown at least 15 yards downfield. Not surprisingly, Robinson only completed one of these eight throws, and that was for the bare minimum of 15 yards.
Even so, Gerdeman is still solidly in the pro-Denard camp:
I'm still not sure what Devin Gardner's role is on this team. I do know that every time he takes a snap and Denard Robinson doesn't, the defense is winning. Even when Robinson is being contained, he's still a threat at any moment to score a touchdown.
Read the article. Great analysis, one of the best pieces I've seen. He does predict, given our performance in this game, that Michigan goes .500 in the last four games, ending with a 9 - 3 record. I personally wouldn't mind that, as long as we actually win against Ohio.
With the respect for the Michigan tradition that Brady Hoke has, the creativity that Al Borges has, and the throwback jerseys already being worn twice(!!) this season...there is no better way to incorporate all of these things then by bringing out the lloydbook and running the good old Double Pass play.
We probably have the best personnel to run this play then we've ever had before. Two very fast quarterbacks who cause defenses to get worried when both on the field at the same time (a la Woodson). The throw could turn into a disaster, yes, but in the right situation it could be fun (and 7).
Before you paste your 'cool story bro' images in a post, recognize that this post is: (a) Not about the MSU game or the after effects and suspensions (b) Not about a QB change (c) Has a video (unless embed derp) that might bring back some good memories
Credit to WolverineHistorian for the video
What are the chances that we play ND again in a bowl game this year? ND will likely be 9-3 and we'll be sitting at 10-2 or 9-3. UTL was a great, great game and the tickets would sell themselves. If we did play, any predictions on what bowl game we'd play them in?
And have we ever played ND in a bowl game before? If we did, how'd that game go?
My quick take: Gholston should be suspended for this week's game against Wisconsin. His conduct in both cases is completely unacceptable. If Michigan State doesn't step in, which wouldn't totally shock me, the Big Ten should do so.
I agree that a one game suspension for Wisky would be about right. Love how he says that Dantonio doing nothing wouldn't shock him.
I didn't see last week. I hope they steadied that camera.