Michigan 27, Northwestern 19
via @cjzero, obviously
I can't. I just... I can't. Thank you, Northwestern, for being Northwestern.
Consider this an open thread to celebrate(!) a victory(!!) featuring multiple touchdowns!!!
(Shhhhhhh, don't ruin it by mentioning the multiple overtimes part.)
Come now. Exile would be the merciful move. Give him a shotgun, a copy of The Law, and have him bring The Law to the savages of the Cursed Earth.
"You'll regret this day, frwiend!"
"I'm not your frweind, buddy!"
They save lives. I'm sure you meant, "execute, Borges"...
Let's eat Grandma.
For the last play in regulation would have averaged 10,800 points a game.
Take that, yost.
As fun and exciting.
is damn fast for being 240. Smith looked good too. Finally, an average run game against a below-average defense!
Green was great. So nice to see some positive yards! Was Toussaint injured or did they just finally decide to see what Green could do?
They held him out
it's called we might lose Smith or Green so lets play em and see what they can do
Tell me more, esteemed program insider.
So it shall be.
I'm sure if this was a higher stakes game, Fitz would have played. But at this point, the season is pretty much lost, Fitz still can't block anyone, they hadn't rushed for positive yards in weeks, and we have two freshman backs that could use some game reps. Since you can't do any worse, why not play them.
Personally, I'd make Fitz third string and run the freshman the rest of the season. It'll be more beneficial for next season.
Hoke said Toussaint didn't practice much this week because of an injury "I would say Fitz is still our tailback"
— angelique (@chengelis) November 17, 2013
Leave Green, Smith and Justice in. Fitz has had his chance to prove himself worthy. Didn't cut the mustard all year long. Great effort coming back from a terrible innjury. He just needs to be a leader from the sidelines for these younger guys the rest of the year.
Sucks that he's a senior and this is how it ends, but he hasn't hit the hole strong all year and can't block anything at all. The game reps they can get the freshman will pay off huge next year.
What holes are you referring to?
Hasn't hit the "very small crease periodically created by the offensive line"
I mean, they aren't huge gaping holes, but there's been plenty of holes picture paged here where Fitz has opted to go elsewhere, or just been too hesitant to hit the hole, and that delay caused the hole to close. He's had plenty of runs that could have gotten like 1-2 yards that he's turned into -1 or -4 yard runs. The last two games, Green has looked like a better option at RB than what we've been used to seeing.
Is calling for multiple "That's what she said's."
None. He s married, or at least in a relationship
They only play that I saw Justice Hayes on the field for was a pass play on which he totally missed his assignment.
If they switch back to Fitz after this game, I will be livid. I feel for the kid, I really do and I want him to succeed but he's just not cutting it, plain and simple.
I can't wait until next week when we try that fake bubble/draw play and watch it get stuffed 400 times because now it's on film and Big Al doesn't know how to adjust.
So we should never run the play again? All successful plays should be permanently scrapped?
No, but there should be a counter in the playbook to take advantage of other teams overreacting to it. Seeing as those types of counters don't seem to be a large part of the scheme, it isn't unfair to assume there won't be one next week.
The counter would be a bubble screen right? Isn't it a counter itself?
the 400 part?
or the Adjust part?
you're a worn groove.
Green indeed has nimble feet and a quick burst for such a big dude, but I figure he'll get caught from behind quite a bit. He just doesn't have big-time breakaway speed from what I can tell. That said, I like how aggressively he hits the holes (amazing to see holes from this line!), and he seems to have solved that going-down-too-easy-on-first-contact problem we saw early on. We won't need 80 yard TD runs if we can grind out 80 yard drives and continue to play good D consistently.
... The coaches had that FG unit ready to go and they executed that perfectly.
Was pretty good overall.
Yeah - the punt team was really good as well.
I thought the same thing; special teams did not suck. Although it helped that NW's punter did
the record for the fastest FG EVER...
Refs who understand how to promptly spot a ball and signal ready for play. If I were Wisconsin, I'd be sending that game tape to a certain crew for training purposes.
doesn't coach special teams.
It was crazy... HIRE BORGES!!
Hey, where did you get my work for your avatar?
I got it a while ago off Google search for Bo. Please let me know if you'd like me to change
won a game in which they did not get a 3rd down conversion in regulation...in 13 tries.
I almost feel bad for Northwestern. Almost.
I could have sworn we converted 2 in the second half that they ignored. Oh well, not like it matters. Go Blue!