Here we go
2nd Half Open Thread/Eye Gouging Appreciation Thread
Why can't I just turn this off and get on with my life?
check out the Auburn/Georgia game - man can Auburn run the ball.
Yeah and some kid named Kozan is starting at guard on their line.
Prob too young and inexperienced to - ya know - do something positive. I've heard young guys can't learn to block.
Why do I feel like we already lost?
Oops, better stop; getting close to political...
At this point I am rooting for a positive number in the rushing yards column at the end of the game. It's a win as far as I am concerned.
for starting this.
We need you now defense.
I just woke up from a nap. I assume things aren't going well?
We looked better in the second half then the first? We're in for a long second half fellas...
Minnesot. Penn State until the end... I actually thought we were a better second 1/2 team until MSU.
3 quick first downs for Northwestern. Me thinks they ice the game with a TD on this drive.
Our defense. Wow. Is Colter covered in Teflon or something?
Oh shut the fuck up already.
Seriously, bench yourself.
Great place for us to start a drive. 96-yards, here we come.
thank you it makes it easier to read the impending DOOM
Yes, Borges is about to show off his halftime adjustments with a 96 yard touchdown drive!
I am leading a REVOLT against 2nd half threads.
Join me comrades on the ONE AND ONLY THREAD:
Leave this second-class thread behind.
I'm a sheep...
all great movements need sheep and shepherds.
join us, GAMEBOY, on the ONE AND ONLY thread!
We have moved on.
We will pick things up. We have this guys.
Thanks a lot BigTenNetwork. Great idea to show Michigan getting screwed 40 yrs ago right after this tire fire.
What game of ours would you like the thing to follow? We suck. We aren't supposed to suck like this.
I just feel like bitching.
I like Jake Butt. I cannot lie.
I'd go stacked receiver set here on 3rd and sack. Pure gold.
Well, that went about as well as I expected.
Wait. You mean they *KNOW* what we're going to call based on AJ Williams / Funchess ?
Not if you ask our coaches. They know that's a lie.
I thought it might be better following the thread than actually watching the game. I was wrong.
should try the ORIGINAL THREAD - much more enlightening.
He is not the guy to lead us to a B1G championship.
*clap clap* It's okay offense, Northwestern just has an incredible defense. Al Borges will lead you to victory, just have faith!
right about now.
When did they put cement in DG's shoes and tell him he can't run/scramble? This is bs.
Michigan, I wish I can quit you...
Fire hoke Fire hoke Fire hoke Fire hoke Fire hoke Fire hoke Fire hoke Fire hoke
in replay. We've had a few oh-so-close throws so far.
come my friends, join the one true discussion thread!
what's there that isn't here?
- lots of comments, including the first half!
- a single coherent discussing why UM is so bad
- free pizza!
quick, before you miss out!
ok, i will stop now.
and you know it.
It is not Manball that is killing us today.
If I see anyone, including Hoke, defend Borges ONE MORE TIME, I'm gonna flip.
Dude has to go.
The best we can hope for is to stay close till 4th. I don't think we can score with this head wind.
that keep us solvent in the third.
This is what everyone wanted. A "Michigan Man". Keep clinging to the past.
Michigan Man is about integrity, loving the school character, etc. It better never become part of the past.
3 and out, small steps. Survive 3q and get the wind back.
You all know a good stream to watch this game, I'm currently in Africa...
Nothing to watch. I'd rather watch elephants frolicking in the plains. Go do that instead.
I'm telling you guys. Michigan runs a nice modern-day-football game plan on offense.
The players will catch up to the mastery that is coming from our OC Borges.
THIS DRIVE WILL START MICHIGAN'S REBIRTH!
I am really beginning to resent B1G Network for pushing Tiebreaker so hard.
Not me. It reflects well on a Michigan team that basically got screwed. We're sympathetic figures.
Dave Brandon. END THIS INTERVIEW SAYING YOU JUST FIRED BORGES!
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Real happy to see the young pups get carries today.
Young guys looking really good on both sides. The future is bright.
We might ACTUALLY finish with a POSITIVE rushing yardage!!!
My god he must have blinders on if he doesn't!! Then again maybe he waiting till we lose last 4 games!!!!
but we have no skill players and its really part of the overall recognizable problem
Having Darboh and Dileo hurt is hurting us quite a bit, salt in the wound
BTN: PLEASE STFU ABOUT YOUR STUPID TV SHOW
THERE IS A GAME ON
Yes, this deserved all caps.
Incredible how many dropped passes we've had today on both sides of the ball.
That is just good D. I ain't even mad.
I dreamed 98 and 21 combined for 369 yards a few weeks ago. Crazy, huh?
Doesn't that seem like a century ago
I think we seriously have 4 plays.
Yay, field position.
The only thing worse than Gardner's passing is the Northwestern defenders catching.
right where we want' 'em.
Fire Borges...Hire Mike Sanford
Ask Jackson to retire...Hire Tyrone Wheatley http://www.buffalobills.com/team/coaches/wheatley_tyrone/f0fd0ca9-ed84-463f-838c-0f287595283f
Fire Funk...Hire Mike Tice (far fetched, but I got nothing...he's out of a job and was last in Chicago)
Fire Ferrigno...Hire Mike Mallory (yes...another Mallory brother)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Mallory
I got tired of complaining without suggesting a solution. I've been working at this research for an hour...go ahead and rip it apart.
F, F, F, F...
Oh you did so good.
I don't remember the last drive we had that was enjoyable to watch.
At least our jerseys are selling like hotcakes in Ohio. At least I hope they still are.
Sasquatch ads are the Al Borges of commercials.
What is the best liquor to not remember stuff?
A little bit of everyting will do the trick. It has an inverse relationship with the Borges playbook.
I'm willing to bet if we try PA a few more times IT WILL WORK! They'll never see it coming. Or call some more QB runs. That will get me all hot and bothered.
Well at least the basketball team plays tomorrow and Mitch will play
...and there goes the field position.
This kid just can't avoid throwing the damn football to the opposing team. How in the hell hasn't NW picked off at least 3 passes?? I don't care about the inexperience, at some point the staff just needs to realize that Morris can't play worse than Devin. This guy is HORRENDOUS. Can't read the defense, can't go through more than one progression. The staff benched the experience guy at tailback (Fitz, and it looks like it has paid off ), now let's apply that same strategy to the qb position. Anybody that disagrees is in denial.
Who's the QB coach????
Good to see that the defense showed up tonight, but the offense continues to be an embarrassment. I know the boys are trying, but these coaches are putting them in a position to fail.
Don't care if you downvote me. This is an embarrassment in every sense of the word. 3 points against an 0-5 conference team is an EMBARRASSMENT.
damn plays that are called. It's stupid to keep blaming the coaches when it's easy to spot the key misses on several plays.
slip sliding away...
Long gone are the days when a game against the lower 2nd half BIG teams were gimmes. Pretty sad that UM has 3 points against NW through 3 quarters of football.
This isn't due to how great the lower half programs have become. Rather it is a sign of how far UM has slid.
by the NW QB.
Rushing three - way too often we leave someone wide, wide open in our zone pockets.
Just not enough beer in the world to make this enjoyable.
fg is a win now
just incredible three games offensive stretch we are on.
working on one touchdown. two of those games have been against horrible defenses.
we've made five FGs (and missed at least three other FGs, right?)
Personal foul on some guy named Service, lol.
Integrity would have been better
And there goes the game... I don't think we are scoring a TD today.
That is because you are an idiot.
Game. Blouses. Borges'd
Zero deep shots to Funchess...I can't imagine the excuse for this.
If we don't score a touchdown in this game Borges needs to go. This offense is way too talented to be on this long of a scoring drought
Gardner isn't having a great game or a great year for that matter but Borges isn't helping what so ever. There are teams with worse quarterbacks than Gardner that can put up some offense
Get over the goddamn headset!! Who gives a fuck? That is not even remotely the issue with this team.
Cmon, kick Integrity's ass.
Of 2010's bowl game against Miss. ST.
I think I found the reason our offense can't execute.
You all know a good stream to watch this game, I'm currently in Africa...
Honor just got rolled.
Someone's HONOR was CRUSHED
Why let Green find a rhythm? Let's take him out.
A quick hitch. Holy shit
I'm confused by this offense... and its... yardage
Oh right. It all comes back to me now.
Nice use of PA Borges! Funny, that LDE didn't even bite 1% at the RB - wen't straight to DG and ate that play up.
I know we've had a few really nice PA deep passes this year. But Holy Borges, we've had so many eaten up, so many called at terrible times, and it har ruined so many drives.
What does Gardner have to do with the running game?
And go find some other folks to bother. You are a class a jackass.
Honor was on him.
Why can't we ever have a sack for a reasonable loss? It's always a loss of 15
Our QB runs backwards when pressured
Because Gardner always runs backwards trying to make a play.
with the whiff.
What do you expect from a redshirt freshman?
Doesn't that just sum up this year? You EXPECT the sack once we get something going.
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
FUCKING FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!
Nile is a good stream.
Gardner should have 4 or 5 interceptions right now. This season is a disaster so we might as well get Morris some experience. As I type this i see Gardner get sacked for a 10 yard loss. Borges is bad, im not denying that. But Gardner is the main problem and has been all season. Gardner has been overrated ever since he got to Ann Arbor. If he was on a good team like Stanford I still think he would be bad. He just doesnt have it. He makes terrible terrible decisions over and over again. At some point you have to hold these players accountable.
oh we got a positive run...lets go straight to play-action!
Well now Schofield is blowing it too
Schofield got beat..
Gardner struggles enough, why give him less time with PA garbage.
"I hate to say I told ya so." Glen Mason
1 TD in 11 quarters
play action after a positive run is actually a good call IMO.
the result STRONGLY DISAGREES WITH YOU
Schofield whiffed, but that LDE didn't bite even 1% at the RB play action - wen't straight to DG and ate that play up. Those PA are usually blocked a little differently than a normal pass protect. I know we've had a few really nice PA deep passes this year. But Holy Borges, we've had so many eaten up, so many called at terrible times, and it har ruined so many drives.
Or hail mary
Third and 23 isn't as bad as fourth and 49.
Yes it is.
Just arm punt. What is the difference if you get intercepted???
How awesome would it have been if during rehearsal for the that BTN commercial they said "coach Hoke, we want you to just name one of your offensive plays". I picture him just clapping his hands while the producer has a confused look on his face.
Again, this defense mechanism that Hoke has no responsibility for the output of the offense is just baffling.
I haven't seen high school pass protection this poor
Can we at least get in fucking field goal position without taking two monster sacks?? What the fuck?!
the amount of 4th and 30ish this years is unbeleivable
20 important yards
Well you just can't beat the red white blue and grey
The game against Iowa state tomorrow can't come soon enough
Don't you just love that our best play of the game is a punt to the 1 yd?
I can't believe that I have been reduced to rooting for a mistake from a NW team that is 0-5 in the B1G to win the game. What the fuck is going on?
NEB did the same last week. RB blocks and that LB will delay blitz. Simple.
Solution: have the RB flare out. Takes away a blitzer and maybe serves as a potential emergency drop off receiver.
a big special teams play.
have used that stupid fucking 3 WR stack? Stop it's not fooling anyone and no one is getting open.
Are drive killers...bomb the ball or throw it at someone's feet damnit!!!
Black with a huge play.
love that setup sure has paid off for us
Integrity punts, lol.
Is Mattison on suicide watch yet?
Wow... 7 yard punt. How is that even possible?
There is the mistake I was reduced to rooting for!!!!!!
Shoulda let Honor punt.
OMG SEVEN YARD PUNT! MAYBE WE CAN ACUTALLY SCORE A TOUCHDOWN NOW! Oh...yeah.
we don't score here so help me god
if we don't score a touchdown someone should be fired
Let's play for a FG!!!
There was no integrity on that punt.
And that's what I expected.
If we don't score here Dave Brandon needs to go to the press box and fire Borges now
Coach Fitzgerald's reaction was the antithesis to his reaction last year after that personal foul penalty. So so sad.
Let's go! We can't lose enough yards to get out of FG range, can we?!
Oh. My God.
Gardner throws it at Funchess's feet, awesome
Just THROW A FADE TO THE CONER FOR FUNCHESS!!!
Run into a 10 man box, yep, that is going to work.
Gardner also looks bad today, think the sacks are starting to take their toll mentally.
A flat out hater plain and simple
Was that sarcastic?
I think we should center the ball for a FG
I am pretty sure we will center it. Of course it will be because of a 20 yard sack...
Ok predict result of next play.
Drop back, AAAAHHHHH, duck, dive, dodge, SACK
We are going to find a way to turn this into a punt situation.
What kind of a gem is Gorgeous Al gonna dial up after this timeout. I'm guessing Qb Draw.
Nope. Play Action, DG rolls out rights and loo... too late. Just sacked.
Good try boys.
There was a time where our red zone offense efficiency was #1 in the nation combining end of last year and beginning of this year. Incredible numbers.
Now, we just suckity suck.
To imagine us getting a TD here is just impossible. I can't even picture what might possible work.
It probably still is. We don't get into the red zone enough to mess up that stat
Serious question, when was the last time that Michigan threw the ball to the middle of the field?
poor pass to a wide open Gallon for about 20 yards,
Before that, I'm pretty sure it went through the hands of a NW player.
Yeah I'm having trouble remembering any passing plays successful or not to the middle of the field.
I've not been on the fire Borges bandwagon but if we don't score a td here he should be fired immediately... Like mid game
At what point does the defense just give up on our offense
God i hate Al Borges so much for making Devin Gardner so bad. Why does he call plays to make Gardner throw so inacurate?
This is incredible! D and special teams are really manning up today. If the offense can get a dang score, UM should get a victory.
you jest (i think), but actually, that is partially true, for sure. Borges' horrible offensive plan has totally destroyed this kid.
not meant for you - meant for the post above yours.
I agree completely with your post.
This is the definition of futile!!!!
That made me laugh, which I needed.
Why not do that with FUNCHESS!!!!???????
Understand why they didn't either
Why is Gallon going on the post route to the corner instead of Funchess? Holy cow.
You seem clueless. Who in their you right mind runs a corner router with a midget when they have a beast in funchess
Too drunk to read, lol
When you have Funchess why do you throw it up to the 5'8 Gallon?! What the fuck?!
Buzz, your girlfriend: WOOF
I must hate myself. Why else would I continue to watch this?
For Christ sake even Glen Mason thinks our play calls suck.
Ha, Brady is still in his polo shirt while Pat Fitzgerald just put on a heavier coat. What a pussy.
Did Borges really think that PA on 3rd and 10 was going to fool anyone? Just asinine.
playaction? fuck that.
You know your team is awful when the drive STARTS on your opponent's 10 yard line and you STILL CAN'T SCORE.
I'd buy Pizza Pizza Bowl tickets now, but I don't particularly want to watch us lose to Bowling Green.
... A TD.
I forgot to finish the sentence. But unsatisfying indeed!!
Can't post anymore but herbie just tweeted out program setting football back 100 years
Need two more field goals guys, let's go!!!!!
Actually, there could be some truth to that.
Play action on 3rd and goal from the 11? Really? I hate Al Borges. I fucking hate that man with the heat of a thousand burning suns. I really do.
Seriously, WHAT. THE. FUCK. was the point of PA other than increasing the degree of difficulty for Devin???
Are we getting points based on style?
First down at the 10. Negative 1 rushing yards, field goal. Sounds about right. Can we leave Borges in Evanston?
I figured the throw will be high with the wind behind the back, which is why you needed to have Funchess there and not Gallon. If an idiot like me can figure it out, why can't a genius like Borges?
Gallon didn't execute Rocket Booster well enough.
Wow. Can't even score a TD from the god damn 10 yard line....
I don't know how you don't throw a jumpball to Funchess there. Al, I defended you earlier but that's really disappointing.
When he has called decent plays, guys havnt executed. However poor execution is also his fault as the O coordinator...
Rain? WTF Al! RAGE!!!!
No reason for it, serves no purpose in that situation.
Devin looks flat out shellshocked from all the sacks, not making confident throws.
Wonder if anyone else was open. Gallon wasn't.
At least Gardner threw it away. (I think.)
I'm just speechless. 1st and goal on the 9. -1 yards and a FG. I know that it's basically a broken record at this point, but holy shit.
This team is simply terrible. If someone isn't fired on Monday I give up.
You get the ball in the 10 and go backwards. Wow.
point I just feel bad for DG. He's so far into his head he is no longer an athlete out there.
FUCK AL BORGES AND HIS FUCKING HORRIBLE FUCKING PLAY CALLING
They figure Staee fans are tuning in since we're losing.
If hoke and brandon don't take some immediate action after this game to make changes on this offensive staff, something is wrong.
At least the offensive line hasn't been a complete tire fire today. That's a win, no?
Blitz pickup/pass pro has still been a tire fire though.
I have been a long time reader, and this its my first post. Why can't we score a touch down!!!!! Michigan's offense has reverted and state's has taken on new life.
C'mon, D. You're going to have to make your own points.
You guys did see that PLAY ACTION AWESOME ACTION by DG before the throw, right?
There is no way that will help this team on that play. It was only done half-assed b/c no one would even consider giving a fuck about it. It makes it harder for DG to plant his feet and doesn't give as much time to look at his WRs.
Borges:Hoke :: GERG:RichRod
Rod+Mattison=big ten title
That might have been true from an X and O's standpoint, but I don't know if RR could have led this team effectively. We should discuss that!!!
But would never happen. One of Hoke's strongest qualities is simply that he got Mattison. I'm not kidding.
Remind me of the game GERG led the team to multiple single game records.
Not an exactly scientific parallel, more intended as a comparison that one awful coordinator is ruining it for everyone else involved. But if you're happy with Borges then lets just agree to disagree.
I've been wondering who the hell this is? I don't get some of the abbreviations. Sorry.
I disagree with you both, and I think Gameboy will be fine.
Do yourself a favor and shut the fuck up
Hard to do what you're asking when he is being hamstrung by a horrible o-line and OC who has destroyed his confidence with his playcalling.
At this point Michigan is playing against Al Borges.
is there anyone else on this coaching staff that knows how to call the offense?
Is it bad that I want Michigan to kick a FG on first down every time they are in range?
For the 1st down
Refs trying to give it to us now...embarassing. Looked like a first down to me.
I will take it!
What does Hoke actually, you know, do, during the games?
Time is running out.
What is Wile's fg range? 85 yards?
I am so annoyed I am going to boycott Tiebreaker!!!
is there anyone else on this coaching staff that knows how to call the offense?
So what yard line will we punt it from
At least with Green, TFL is not an issue.
2nd down, kick the field goal.
Burned first down = Canadian football.