I think we'll all admit that talking to Al Borges about offensive philosophy is going to lead him to being defensive. Personally, I never thought he was the right hire and would be fine if he was gone tomorrow, but Heiko had to have known that asking him about a particular play after a game like that was going to lead to such a response.
10/26: Night Games Open Thread
Judging by Al's response to that question versus the offense's performance at PSU, he sure seems to be better at being defensive than offensive...
I am fired up, too. I have had a few drinks as well and I couldn't be more angry about that fucking game.
wow Mizzou just wow...
Kickers are weird.
Ohio State is basically mocking Penn State's defense at this point - 544 yards at the end of three quarters, and at a 9.37 yards per snap clip too. Ohio State has spread the offense out over six different receivers and three different RBs as well as having both Guiton and Miller registering rushing stats. It's a barnburner, but Ohio State just up and burned Penn State's barn, that's all.
Yeah, but how many times did they manball and run into a 8-9 man box? Sounds to me like they are taking the meaningless wimp yards.
...but I'm going to post it every time...
Ohio's starting OL has 4 seniors, and 3 of those are 5th year guys.
Did the holder forget one of the basic rules of being the holder?
Event: punch a girl in the face
Response: tell a booster/coach
Outcome: they will call their friends and ask them very nicely and ask them to please dismiss any charges.
"Clowney won that game over Mizzou for South Carolina!" (Shows Outback Bowl hit)
-Skip Bayless and the rest of ESPN
I'm not feeling good about MSU and I'm really not feeling good about playing OSU.
Again, this was the same MSU team that scored 7 offensive points against Purdue last week and needed a WR pass to do it. Their defense is legit, but Illinois has one of the worst defenses in the country for a reason.
But which team are they. I mean, is Michigan the team that lost to PSU with poor execution and play calling or the team that destroyed Indiana (on offense) the next week? We will find out Saturday.
We have now and wi have then legitimate chances to win close games with both of them.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
Mannnn that osu game really scares me at this point. Hell I don't have a very good feeling about next week either.
Brad Nessler doing his best transitive property between what PSU did to us, what OSU is doing to PSU, therefore what OSU will do to us
HE'S PLAYING SCHOOL!!!
Urban just trolling us tonight
has 4 seniors on his OL, 3 of them 5th year guys.
So? "Youth" is a pathetic excuse I've been sick of hearing U of M fans resort to since the RR days. Plenty of teams have found success with young players and plenty more haven't had much luck even with upperclassmen. Experience and skills are great and all, but the scheme and coaching can make all the difference.
Taylor Lewan is the best OT in college football now. How'd he do his first year? And imagine if he didn't have Molk and Schilling out there to help him along.
Name me one team with an OL with 3 or more first-time starters who's ripping it up on offense.
Not sure if anyone is watching the World Series, but Game 3 just had a very bizarre ending.
A walkoff obstruction call at third base resulted in the game winning run for the Cardinals. If it wasn't called an obstruction, the runner would have been out at home for the third out of the ninth inning.
I don't think I've ever seen a crazier ending in baseball.
Amazing ending, but I'm a St. Louis fan. If Craig hadn't gotten tangled up with the 3B, he scores easily. The umps got it right, good call.
You don't normally run 2 ft inside the base path rounding 3rd going to home. That call was BS.
It sure looks like the right call to me. Middlebrooks' legs go up as Craig is trying to run over him to get home.
I've watched many hours of football today, and I have seen so many bubble screens or quick 1 yards throws to the WR who then just sort of jukes or stiff arms the DB for 5-10 yards.
In every single game.
UM needs to implement this. They've done it a couple times to Gallon, but more often if they try the short pass to him it's still 5 yards or so down the field. Gallon would be a beast on that pass at the line of scrimage. And it would so help our running game b/c the defense would have to honor it.
I know this is all canon already for the board, but I've seen it so often today and it just sort of jumped out at me - b/c it's been prominent in every single game I've seen all damn day.
And with Gallon (or Norfleet or even Dileo)? That would be so dangerous.
Looks like everyone is gone, but holy shit did anyone just see that World Series ending? Seeing the Red Sox lose after the series against the Tigers feels good.
Credit to Jim Joyce, he got this call right with the biggest spotlight in baseball on him.
Very frustrating to watch Ohio completely destroy PSU. It's mot even that they have much better players than us because they don't, they have a couple more impact guys but in terms of the roster as a whole there guys aren't that much better than ours if at all. The frustrating part is that the coaching plays to the strengths of the players and puts them in a position to succeed. Are coaching staff just doesn't do that. It's interesting honestly.
At the same time I feel like I may be overreacting , I'm not s damm coach. Will see how it goes tho ..
- "Our" not "Are". Sorry to be that guy. I suck.
- I think they are a little more talented than we are right not, but not by much. Your point still stands.
- I wouldn't call it interesting. I call it frustrating as hell.
- You probably are over-reating a little. But there is truth in your words, or at least seems to be. It might be temporary, or at least I hope so.
hmmmm. I accept my punishment.
It's very frustrating but also interesting because it makes me think that maybe coach Hoke and Al are too "old school" in the way that they do things and I kind of believe some of there coaching decisions and the stubbornness of those decisions and how they refuse to diversify the things that they do on the field kind of shows this .
Ohio's OL: 4 seniors, 3 of them 5th year guys
I, for one, ain't afraid of the Sparties. Looking forward to the game.
I expect our D to show up better than we have recently and for MSU's offense to show their bad side.
On offense, we are much better than the teams they have played lately. We'll score in the 20's, but I don't see MSU getting that much against us.
24 - 16
to PSU! Looks like OSU was playing against a low-level MAC team. Michigan should have won that game without even trying! Oh well, I guess it makes up for the ND win.
I don't like our chances against MSU and OSU. The rest of the games we have a good chance of winning. So 9-3 is not bad but losing to your biggest rivals suck! Hopefully, Michigan proves me wrong and we can finally kick both the offense and defense in gear. MSU's offense can look quite hapless at times.!
Bad call as well as terrible blocking by oregon state
How long can you possibly take to snap the ball when you have no timeouts? Good lord.
Receiver initiated all of the contact on that play.
He basically just flailed around making it look like something happened. I hate that refs give WRs the benefit of the doubt so much. It's like they call what they think they see instead of what actually happens.
Also just throwing it out there...how long does Pelini have a job? Guy sucks.
Anyone watching this? What a onside kick that was.
has this team clicking tonight. That onside kick was a thing of beauty.
decision to take two knees instead of trying to gain a couple more yards there. With a kicker who hasn't made a kick in his career I think you want to make the kick as short as possible. Even with the block it would of had enough if it was a couple of yards closer.
Ultra conservative decision making to say the least, espcially when they had been dominating upfront on the drive.