I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
OSU knew exactly what was coming on the 2 point conversion. I'll forever love the fact that Hoke went for two, but if it was Borges' call for the 2 point conversion he should be fired (I think he should still be, one game does not save your job). I'll probably be thinking about what would've happened if Devin had rolled out for the rest of the week non stop. And I know I'll never fully get over it. Shit.
Going into Saturday's game, it's pretty safe to say the overwhelming majority of us predicted we'd be crushed. The fact that we came 1 play away from taking a 1-point lead with 37 seconds left against the #3 team in the country tells me this is probably the best coaching job by the staff all year. But does that change the way you feel about 2014?
After Iowa, I saw quite a few predictions for 6-6 or 7-5 at best. Obviously Michigan has a brutal schedule and we just can't seem to find a way to win against good teams on the road. Does this performance give you hope for something better?
I don't want to seem like a Debbie Downer, especially after the utter heartbreak we all experienced yesterday, but I find it hard to believe this really changes anything. Borges's job is probably safe (though it may never have been in doubt anyway) and I still believe the guy is a terrible play-caller and game-schemer in general. Unfortunately, it looks like Hoke is putting all his eggs in Borges's basket, and it's very possible that the bottom falls out next year. But I don't claim to be a great football mind or have the foresight of The Knowledge, so I'm curious to know what the rest of you all think...
The most surprising thing about THE GAME yesterday was the complete reversal of what I and probably most of us assumed would be the story if we were in the game, that is we expected the defense to hold OSU while a sputtering offense scored just enough points to make it a game. But, of course we got a defense that could not stop Miller or Hyde, and an offense that matched OSU score for score. What happened to our defense ( keep it in mind I am not at all critical of Mattison ) ? I am hoping for the usual thoughtful and honest analysis we get here on a regular basis.
It seems that OSU will play in the championship game should they win. MSU could go to Rose Bowl. We are off to Gator.
Interesting. If Michigan plays like they did yesterday, they're gonna smack someone around in the bowl.
An old rivalry renewed. Yost vs McGugin.
|10/14/1905||Michigan 18 Vanderbilt 0||Regents Field|
|11/3/1906||Michigan 10 Vanderbilt 4||Ferry Field|
|11/2/1907||Michigan 8 Vanderbilt 0||Old Dudley Field|
|10/31/1908||Michigan 24 Vanderbilt 6||Ferry Field|
|10/28/1911||Michigan 9 Vanderbilt 8||Ferry Field|
|10/25/1913||Michigan 33 Vanderbilt 2||Old Dudley Field|
|10/10/1914||Michigan 23 Vanderbilt 3||Ferry Field|
|10/14/1922||Michigan 0 Vanderbilt 0||Dudley Field|
|10/13/1923||Michigan 3 Vanderbilt 0||Ferry Field|
|9/20/1969||Michigan 42 Vanderbilt 14||Michigan Stadium|
|9/2/2006||#14 Michigan 27 Vanderbilt 7||Michigan Stadium|