Toledo receiver Nick Moore did his best impression of a true bucknut on Saturday in the following ways:
- Shredded Michigan's defense to the tune of 20 F'N catches (who was covering him? I have no clue, I couldn't watch the game. My guess? No one).
- Then he got arrested.
So I have two things that I really need to say something about:
#1: I sit in Section 16 at Michigan Stadium for every home game. I have a buddy that likes to paint his body/face for the games and when necessary he gets really into the game and tries to help the team. At the beginning of the Toledo game he stood up for one play in a primarily sitting section and an old guy 2 rows back told him to sit down. He wanted to yell at the guy but I told him to just sit down and not say anything back. I told him why pick a fight in the Toledo game when maybe during the MSU game in a couple weeks he could turn around and say, "I sat down for you the entire Toledo game so maybe you can stand up for this game." My buddy agreed and sat down. Then in the 4th quarter when we were trying to come back the section starting at field level began to stand and so my buddy stood up again for one play and at this point the stadium was getting as loud as it could for Toledo and the old man then yelled to sit down again. So my friend now turned around and told him we were at a football game and not a polo or croquet match. I kind of laughed and then my buddy sat down and said, "sorry but I had to say something." I told him he was in the right there. I always knew why we were a quiet stadium but I got to experience first hand the problem.
#2: Ok this has more to do with play calling. In the Illinois game we had the ball on the 1 yard line and McGuffie was left in to try to run the ball in and we lost yards. Then we gained a couple back on the next play with Threet keeping the ball on a shotgun snap but he didnt get in after the replay. So then I am thinking either put Kevin Grady in or QB sneak the ball. What do we do? A halfback sweep with McGuffie and get stopped. And then on 4th and half a yard we had to throw the ball to score the TD. I couldn't believe we didn't do a QB sneak but I just figured it was a one time problem. But then during the Toledo game we needed one yard and instead of doing a QB sneak we hand the ball off 4 yards behind the line of scrimmage and get stopped. Now I do not claim to know as much as the coaches and I still really like the off season hire but can anyone tell me the reason we do not QB sneak when we need a yard or less? To me it makes no sense to run backwards 3-5 yards after the snap to hand the ball off especially when our line is not that great. It just makes more sense to take the snap and more or less fall forward. One friend of mine told me that we didn't QB sneak because we don't want our QB to get hurt but I don't buy that because we run an offense where the QB gets alot of carries.
If anyone has any insight into the QB sneak thing please let me know because I would like other points of views because that is driving me crazy.
Went to the volleyball game...
Enough sexy to forget we were losing to Illinois. Not enough sexy to forget about losing to Toledo. Also... I would bone Lesbian-Assistant-Coach.
p.s. New goal for life: Nail Lesbian-Assisant-Coach.
Frankly, I am a little afraid to see what happens on MgoBlog today, so lets hear it.
My reaction: "meh, that sucked."
I took last years App State loss much worse, i guess it desensitized me. I am still planning on being at the rest of the home games, even though I sat this one out and didn't travel back. I still love Michigan football. But yeah, that sucked.
Naturally, Toledo should be a game that Michigan wins, but don't be so sure. I'm going to be at the game tommorrow.
I may not have made this explicit before, but the only game I've ever been to was the App State game. Ouch. I haven't gone to another since because I'm afraid I'm bad luck (really, what are the odds of that loss being the one game you go to?). Tommorrow, I'm going to test the theory. A friend of mine already threatened to kill me if they lose.
(and to answer the inevitable -- no, I didn't go to any games as an undergrad because [a] I had prior committments every Saturday [b] I don't get out much as it is and [c] I'm lame)
I just wanted to warn everyone who lives outside the Big Ten footprint
that the Michigan vs. Toledo game on Saturday will not be on the main
BTN feed, but will be on an alternate channel. It's only on the main Big Ten Network channel in Michigan and Ohio. You can see the coverage map here:
If you don't know yet whether your cable company carries BTN alternate feeds, you can click on the map and enter your zipcode, and it will tell you if you do and what channel the game will be on.