that makes me happy.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
that makes me happy.
and in some ways, it even surpassed that game, as ridiculous as that might sound. Sure, the competition was only WMU, but in light of the ridiculous crap RR and the team has had to endure over the last few months, it felt damn good to to see them put a whuppin' on somebody.
I just hope that they can keep the same intensity each and every game. That's the toughest job as a coach is to get a team fired up week in and week out.
This is the type of football I've been waiting years for. Excitement, speed, and no predictability!!!
It won't let me download the torrent, what am I doing wrong?
Probably this: you have to be logged in at MGoVideo.
Was that Zoltan? If so, he clearly used mind bullets to break the fall and shield himself from being trampled by his teammates.
Yes..I love the Zoltan ... but he was completely OWNED by the Go Blue Banner.
Nothing to be ashamed of .. its not a sign of him being human ..only a showing of the immortal power of the Banner.
biffing it in the msu tunnel after the now immortal "little brother" game.
In his defense, his shoulder was only semi-attached at that point.
I've always wondered if Henne re-injured his shoulder doing that. He jumped right up but the adrenaline must have been really pumping. Anyone know?
I am so proud of this team. This is exactly the kind of game they needed to have, and make no mistake, WMU wasn't a pushover. Hiller may have been dinged a bit, but this defense confused him and flew to the ball.
by which point in time Denard has reversed direction three times and run about 50 yards before easing off the turbos into the end zone.
He didn't play much yesterday but he threw a nasty block to spring denard loose
Koger totally stole that ball from Tacopants.
It was so loud yesterday at the game. Members of the band told me that they couldn't even hear the whistles from the drum major. Damn, The Dawg House was rockin'! Woof Woof!
There seems to be a friendly game of can you top this, as far as play making goes amongst the younger Michigan team. I mean this both offensively and defensively. Very good sign, very good. Carlos Brown, I mean, is anyone that overly concerned now with the idea of starting Brown? With the play of Koger is anyone overly bummed about Sims at MSU? The players were holding onto the football, taking big hits and then stretching the plays for an extra 2-3 yards. There seems to be a developing sense of,"we, the young guys of Michigan, want to take ownership and show what we can do." To me, that's family values 101.
One of the few negatives I heard, and I heard it from people who could care less about Michigan. But they all said,"You got blanked in the 2nd half. Did they figure out your schemes in the 2nd or what?" I did not notice there were no points in the 2nd and I still think there were points in the 2nd half. But if there were not I'd write it off to experimentation and to the idea that,"Dude, we're up 31-0 at halftime."
The reality is, for all teams on Michigans schedule, that you can't really look at Forcier as a freshman anymore. And you cannot sleep on that offense.
yes, dude, we were up 31 and it was obvious RR was trying different things. It also appeared that the D kind of went prevent and the corners backed off the LOS. That's the only reason Hiller racked up so many yards in the 2nd half. Yes, the long bomb where Woolfolk got beat was indeed troubling (shades of last season) but I have no reason to doubt that GERG will shore that up (hopefully by this Saturday!). The D looked inspired and well coached. They made the stops or forced turnovers before WMU got too far down field. I love, let me repeat, LOVE, the way the D was tackling. It was a sight for sore eyes!
All in all it was an impressive display on both sides of the ball. If we keep it up and put in the same effort I am sure we will give ND all they can handle this week.
the long bomb where Woolfolk got beat was indeed troubling
I'm positive it was JT Floyd who got beat deep on that play. Some of the blame goes to Woolfolk but JT Floyd just is not fast enough right now.
Looking at the replay it was Floyd that got beat. I don't think Woolfolk was in at that point. Defense rules!!!
I must agree. I loved how we were tackling! For years (as far back as 2004) I can remember horrible tackling from Michigan. It was never form tackling where you hit with your shoulder and use your arms to wrap 'em up. That is something you learn in high school or even before that. This was a sight for sore eyes.
...anyone with Mad Photoshop Skillz willing to take care of the obvious mashup with a screencap of Koger's highlight-reel catch?
Simply amazing that these freshmen made these highlight plays during their first games. Not just one of the FR QBs pulling away from the other, but both performing over expectations. I think both pulled farther ahead of Sheridan after he made a mistake and the others made little to none. I hope that both of the QBs keep playing all season if they are going to play like that. I expect them to make mistakes at some point, but I hope it doesn't happen. I'm excited to see what we can do against Notre Dame.
he landed very awkwardly on one leg; it's the sort of thing that could have very easily resulted in a sprain or worse.
It's sad that so many people won't read that all the way through. Very nice post. Glad to see you back around.
Here is a link of some photos I took from the game. I sat at section 18 row A
How I go about asking a media outlet for photos they took that I want full size?
I think it was rather obvious that RR was almost "playing dumb" in the second half to throw off ND. Why expose any more of the offense when you're up 31-0? We're gonna see some wicked stuff on Saturday that ND will not know how to defend, I just know it.
I think RR was also making sure the freshmen didn't make any big mistakes. He just wanted them to have a solid game to build on. I would agree that he was pretty straight forward with the playcalling, though. I think we'll see it open up a bit next weekend.
Apparently this highlight real demonstrates why the spread is dead in college (sarcasm).
One play that impressed me during the game was at 8:27 (sort of cut short). The corner jumps the route by Odoms in the flat and Tate correctly reads it and throws to the wide open Hemingway. He only got 12 yards or so, but there's a good chance that one ends up in the end zone at some point this year. I love how versatile this offense is, and as they add parts in, they're going to become more and more difficult to stop.
Hopefully they can show some more tricks next week against ND and big fat Charlie.