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Didn't see this asked in the UFR thread, so I thought I'd get an opinion. There was one minute left in the 4th quarter, Illinois had a 4th & 1 from their own 27. They had just gained 9 yards on second down, but gotten stuffed on 3rd. The punt seemed like a strange, albeit safe, play. They had been gashing us on defense all game long, and only needed their mooseback to fall forward to get the first down. I know the turnover on downs would likely be the end of the game, assuming Michigan's FG unit can coax one through the uprights, but it seems like a really conservative play and out of character for their offense.
Thoughts?[edit: I'm convinced by consensus that the late 4th & 1 was the right call, and that the one with 6 minutes left was more questionable.]
article breaking down how rare it is to have such a good offense and such a bad defense
I would like to throw out my thanks to ALL supporters of this blogging community (minus trolls). You all make the day go by much better, and give me an excuse not to do HomeWork (College Kid speaking). While my teachers and parents may hate you, I enjoy the things you all bring up (most of the time). However, I would like to highlight a few people who have done exceptional jobs and thank them for all the work they have put into this blog. Here goes.
Note: spellin is not to gud; sory.
- BoyzindaPahokee: all the “every snap videos”
- Mathlete: PAN metrics
- Chris of Danger: Videos for Brian’s picture Pages
- THE_KNOWLEDGE: visions from the future
- Tim: press reports
- TomVH: scouting
- Misogopon: All the great articles
- EnjoyLife: Fremau index
- Communist Football: Commie ball stats
- MonuMental: Wallpapers
- JamieMac: Gambling advice
- WolveInExile: BCS Standings
- EnjoyLife: TOM recaps (and ST)
- StuBob: ugly game of the week
- Brian: Nuf said
Moving Picture Pages version of http://www.mgoblog.com/content/picture-pages-snag-package. After what seems like a dozen MPPs that all end badly for Michigan (even the one that showed Denard gaining seven yards was a woulda-coulda-shoulda been a lot more), I finally get a chance to do one that shows something going right. Don't worry, I'm right back to working through the backlog after this one, and the next one will definitely leave a bad taste in your mouth.
I don't have a whole lot to add to this one except that there's a whole lot of analysis after the last picture that didn't translate well to a clip, so go read it again (I say this because it's safe to assume you've read it once already). And I'm still working out the timings on the titles.
The other thing that struck me about this, as I learn more of the intricacies of the game, is that there's a whole lot more to a simple 5-yard slant-and-hitch than just running a 5-yard slant and stopping. It also makes me realize just how difficult it is to play a zone defense, as you have to make split-second decisions about what to do when someone (or multiple someones) enters or leaves your zone.
Uploading to the MGoVideo YouTube channel has been disabled due to a copyright claim by the Michigan Marching Band for their Wizard of Oz halftime show video. I guess they didn't want 40,000 people to watch it embedded on MGoBlog and annarbor.com for some reason. I'll be uploading all new videos to my new channel:
Edit: There's some motion blur on this video that I didn't notice while editing. I'm going to try reconverting it before I edit the offense.
For all you PBS fans "Wolverine - Chasing the Phantom" will be premiering this weekend on Nature - Sunday night here in NY. Saw the trailer - looks like some pretty awesome camera work. Key lines - "nobody can keep up with a wolverine" and - "what they can do is beyond human". Should make a fine end to a successful weekend. Intro here:
Our video geeks should be able to have some fun with this