"I am insane. I am childish. I once drank an entire bottle of wine while watching Michigan and God's favored child Denard Robinson lose in Ohio Stadium to an undefeated Ohio State team BANNED FROM BOWL COMPETITION FYI JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT FOR NO REASON."
I realize this is musing of a different sort, but I'm wondering if RR has ever implemented the following or has anyone had a peek at it since he has been coaching at Michigan
- Speed Option
- QB GT / Trap
- Zone Read leaving the 1 or 3 tech unblocked as the read man
I'm simply wondering if RR's history shows any of these things that may be in the playbook, waiting for the 'right' time to be sprung.
Has anyone noticed these at any point in RR's tenure here or elsewhere?
So I have had some time to reflect on this ugly game, and to let my instant (over) reactions pass. Some thoughts for the MGoCommuity to comment on:
1. Great effort by the D. Better tackling, better fundamentals. But, let's not get too excited. Purdue's QBs couldn't hit the side of a barn. There was virtually no passing attack. Given that we have no pass D, this played to our advantage and masked our biggest problem. My hat is still off tothe D (hell, I don't even wear a hat), but let's keep expectations reasonable. The D played well against a pathetic offense.
2. Demens is really good. A marked improvement in the run D.
3. Ditto Avery. Less to go on here, but I just like his aggressiveness. Almost had a few picks.
4. The offense - obviously, a bad outing. They are obviously a lot better than the results showed. To me, this is just one bad game, and nothing to get worked up over. Young QBs will vary widely from game to game. This one was in the rain (with some wind) which didn't help.
5. Denard is still a raw talent, but I think that it is becomming obvious that he has a long way to go before being annointed as the next Pat White only better. He is fast. His speed is always a threat. He also has a great arm. But, he really lacks touch, and makes a ton of bad decisions. Also, for a fast guy, he lacks shiftiness. Doesn't mean that he can't be great, but he has a ways to go.
6. Tate - I think that RR needs to work him in more, but the way he played today didn't exactly go far in making a case for this. Terrible outing, but his first really bad day all year, so, again, moving on.
7. Kicking - holy hell, we need to find a FG kicker. THis is the worst thing I have ever seen.
8. Special teams - the return game is sub-par. I don't think that Gallon is ther answer, but I don't really know who is. Also, could someone block for him? Just a bit, maybe?
9. Coaching. 7 wins. WE may end up with 8 (or 9?). But even at 7, we are improving. I think that there is virtually no chance that RR gets canned. This is a good thing. 3 wins in 2008, 5 wins in 2009. At least 7 wins in 2010. The trajectory is up. Coach stays. As for GERG - who knows. He really is dealing with more injury / youth than any DC I have ever seen.
Just my thoughts. Agree / disagree? Comments?
It's been said before, but the Texas and Florida meltdowns this year just shock me week after week. As bad as our defense has been I at least can see the reasons for the problems. What do the Florida and Texas fans reconcile themselves with when they look at their offenses?
I guess teamwork and chemistry do matter.
Are we still talking to Christian Westerman? "Son don't you want to come to a stable program like the 1 here in Ann Arbor instead of the rebuilding project in Austin?"
The craziness of football this year highlights why you have to savor every win no matter how it looks.
It dont matter if its getting late, we're letting the good times roll tonight. Even in great years the numbers of nights we have during the year to celebrate a MICH football win arent that many. Pour a drink, pour a shot, roll a joint, whatever floats your boat. We're partying and talking all things MICH in this thread.
How about what its like to be a member of the defense tonight around campus. Michigan won today because its DEFENSE DIDNT ALLOW AN OFFENSIVE TD. I've had countless talks with folks trying to figure out how many games MICH would lose, yet still score 30. Never crossed the mind, we might win a game and not give up a TD.
ITS THEIR NIGHT AND WE ONLY WISH WE WERE AT THE PARTY WHERE KOVACS IS HOLDING COURT TONIGHT
Any MICH topic goes, but we can start with basic favorite moments of the game today.
The good and the bad. These "ho-hum" non-HD highlights will have to do for now until the HD folks gets their vids up.
Teamwise? Perhaps I should branch out to conference-wise, or even nationally; surely we must be closing on this dubious mark...