somehow we're only 124th
The next best thing to a Michigan win is a O$U loss. Hopefully this trend of #1s losing continues to next week when inactive Oregon moves up.
Tressel fails to go for it on 4th down, when OSU is down by 10 with only 6 minutes left. I am pretty sure that Rich Rod's punting decision last week was not that bad. OSU's defense has looked horrible today and if Tressel was confident in a 3 and out...why does it really matter if Wisonsin might get a long field goal? OSU offense also needs a lot more time than our offense to score. Anyway, I thought the decision was pretty illogical. But we will see, OSU still has some time.
[ED.. BTW. I am being sarcastic about Tressel being a bad coach. I don't like his conservative nature, but I also enjoy kicking OSU while they are down.]
[ED 2...I changed the title to make it less provocative to those that think I think Tressel is horrible]
Does anyone know what Jamie Morris said that was so offensive after the game? Ira was briefly mentioned it on the postgame show, but said he wouldn't go into detail, and I hadn't heard what it was.
Yes the past 2 weeks have been hard but think about it this way. Our 2 opponents are a combined record 12-1 Both rated in the top 15 in the country. Turnovers and mistakes are game killers and have cost us dearly in the past 2 weeks. The coaches coach and the players play...the coaches are not responsible for fumbles, interceptions, and brain farts. MSU and Iowa both played mistake/turnover free football and that is a huge reason why they won the games. This bye week couldnt come at a better time. Work on our mistakes and to get guys healthy.
Illinois and Purdue are must win games in my mind. Penn St is definetly a winnable game. Win those 3 and we are 8-4...At the begining of the season who wouldnt have taking that? I would in a heart beat. Senior Henne, Hart, and Long went 8-4. We got a bunch of young guys out there playing there asses off. They will learn from there mistakes...We can beat anyone but we just have to play turnover and mistake free.
Please dont start with the QB controversey BS...Denard is our man and will step up.
I definitely think when we are clicking on all cylinders, this Michigan Offense is really good! But, with all that said there is certain things we can do to make this offense even more explosive. We all have wanted this spread for so long, but this is not the same spread that teams like Florida and Oregon run. Am I the only one who notices that Michigan's first drive is always successful?? Then we take a dump in the second drive and become stagnant. D coordinators are making adjustments and I dont think Rich Rod and Mcgee do enough to counter that adjustment. There needs to be more creativity in this offense, that is what it lacks right now. We never motion a slot or run a jet sweep or even fake a jet sweep. From my experience coaching and watching teams like Florida, Oregon and now even Auburn so much more will open up for an offense if you make the Defense think about other things a little more. We lack that right now. The Defense never needs to adjust right before the snap, because we dont move anybody around. It is kind of frusterating, because I believe this can make us even more explosive. I just hope this can be added to the playbook over the bye week. Also, we haven't seen a running back screen pass since Uconn! We scored on that play! Need to stop thinking Denard will break one all the time with a quarterback sweep and do more creative things.
P.S. Not bashing this offense, obviously we are putting up points and yards enough to win, but we can be even better, This isn't even close to the ceiling for this team and eventually coaching needs to take you to that point. Just my thoughts, would love to hear people's opinion about this.