This is going to be a fun week for the offense methinks.
Akron defense giving up too many big plays(link)
Yeah, Michigan is going to name the number of points they score on Saturday. My guess is they'll try to keep it under 50 unless they don't like Terry Bowden, which is totally possible. Regardless, we need to try and hit Chesson a couple of times--if only to keep him blocking like a mo-fo.
Touissant is going to get a lot of yards too. Akron will back off the line after watching the last two game tapes.
I definitely want to see Chesson get a few passes thrown his way. I'm still pretty surprised he hasn't been targeted yet, although I'm not sure if thats because he hasn't been open, or if Devin just hasn't looked his way that much. Either way, I think that if we could really use him as a compliment to Gallon.
All S-h-a-n-e M-o-r-r-i-s after the half. Ben Braden too. Also, no run plays for DG.
Finally, lets POUND THE BALL DOWN THEIR EFFIN' THROATS FOR 4 QTRS WITH OUR 240 FRESHMEN RB.
Give Rawls and D. Smith some love too.
Need MOAR Morris and Green. This is the perfect scenario.
I think we should build big first half leads and get as much playing time for as many of the younger guys. This will definitely benefit us once the B1G schedule starts.
I think the goal is always to build a big halftime lead. The question is, will the play calling be an attempt to facilitate that or an attempt to work on things we've struggled with.
I think it's going to be pretty hard for a Michigan offense that scored 93 points in two games (we have one special-teams TD) to not hang half a hundred on Akron. I think we may limit our passing yardage somewhat but we're going to run for a ton of yards and TDs.
can't wait to see some of the young guys like Green play Saturday!
In the UCF game, Akron gave up 476 yards on 66 plays for an average gain of 7.2 yards per play, and UCF was 64% on 3rd down conversions. In their nailbiter against James Madison, they gave up only 356 yards on 57 plays, which works out to 6.2 yards per play. James Madison converted 3rd downs rather well - 62%, or 8 of 13.
7.2 yards per play to a bad American team. Yikes.
UCF isn't that bad. I could see them coming in 2nd to Louisville
We have at least 2 TD's where the receiver is so blaringly wide open that Gardner almost underthrows it trying not to miss
Shane, Deveon, and Jake Butt get their first collegiate TDs
I'll bet we give up a field goal at least. We're going to be toying around with both our offense and defense to a degree, trying to get young guys some experience and get a better feel for who can be relied on. I would think we'll go three deep across the DL, get Thomas some time at safety, and more Stribling at corner.
It'll be a long Saturday for them
We'll be able to develop our second and third stringers a lot until we play a real opponent in penn state. One of the many things I appreciate about this staff is their willingness to continue running their offense even when the game is in hand and the reserves have been sent in. This seems as though it will be very beneficial not only this season but next and so on and so forth.
While I agree with you, I still think Michigan needs to show up and play at least average to beat UConn on the road (possibly their biggest home game ever) and Minnesota on homecoming. I really do think Minny will be a tougher test than people think. Should win by 14+ but they concern me for some reason.
UConn lost to Towson by 15. With those results it seems as though we'll be able to get a fairly good lead by the middle of the third quarter. Minny is a different story but they can't be given much respect with the two teams they've played thus far. They went 6-7 last season and only scored 13 against us. I know teams get better but so has our defense. That game looks like it will be over by the start of the 4th. I understand we don't want to get ahead of ourselves but we aren't the ones playing the game so we can.
Who was concerned about Delaware State? The 2008 team would have beaten them handily.
but I remember that our band played "An Afternoon at the Opera" while the DSU band kicked ass.
"We?" Maybe two or three insanely paranoid nutcases.
Everyone else in the world? Notta chance.
I think we could get more out of scrimmaging ourselves than playing Akron.
Maybe give them Lewan and Kalis for the day? Just to make it interesting?
Lewan needs to practice pulling.
I hope Gardner, Toussaint, Gallon and Lewan get a chance to rest for a few quarters after their efforts against ND on Saturday. Even though we scored a lot of points, we took a lot of shots from their meaty front seven.
I don't think M will score 60 points. Not because they can't but because they don't need to. Don't really see the need to embarrass a team they could beat with starting the 2nd and 3rd string players. I don't think the coaching staff would do that.......Oh wait isn't Tressel at Akron now. Ok forget everything I said. Drop 80 on them.
Between Terry Bowden (led Auburn to an undefeated season), Chuck Amato (DC for a national championship team), and Jim Tressel (Jim Tressel), they have a staff of former coaching all-stars who have fallen on hard times.
Tressel is affiliated with the school. I want to see us score 100.
Can't take any team lightly. akron is a very awful football team but there can't be any letdowns.
Michigan has to play like they did week 1. The defense should be motivated to improve off of last week and want to tear off the kangaroos heads.
I want a shutout or at least another no TDs given up game.
And as long as we keep extraneous expenses to a minimum, then yes, we can afford to take Akron lightly.
Make sure he doesn't forget the cover. We sent a memo out about it.
He doesn't look like the same person...
with that bloated wattle of fat surrounding his neck. Dude needs to drop at least 50 lbs.
Twenty years seperated these two pictures. Life happens.
We tagged ND for 41, could've easily been more. Hmmm. I've never seen a college football team score 100+ before...
41 is a lot to put up against a stout D. Against the zips? It will get ugly fast.
This is going to be a fun game for the Michigan offense. Really gives them a chance to flex their muscles and get some of the younger guys some playing time. Methinks Shane will be taking a lot of snaps this Saturday.
This game was over the minute it was scheduled, and Greg Mattison's defense will once again keep an opponent out of the endzone.
63-6, good guys.
I think we out up 70 this week. 50 by the half. 7 touchdowns for OLE 98.
As Devin shall hence fourth be known
My prediction is 48-10
No way we score under 50. Or give up a TD.
with one of our first six offensive plays from scrimmage.
I feel a lot better about this game now.
Man, what happened to Bowden? Did he have some kind of ailment that caused his weight to balloon? I don't ever recall him being "slim" and want to remember he was a little chubby when he worked for ESPN. Then it seems he kinda disappeared until a few years ago when he did some writing and analysis for Yahoo Sports. I clicked on one of his videos and immediately was presented with a talking weeble-wobble.
and not enough fruit, water, and sweaty exercise.
.......yards on 8 plays.
No injuries. That's all I care about these next few weeks
I just want to see the D Line get some sacks. I'm going to get really tired of all the talk about how bad a job the D Line is doing if they go through another week without much production.
I'd also like to see Ross making some plays. I really wanted him to make that interception agains ND last Saturday.
If they get a shutout, that would be great too. However, I'm not going to count on it since I fully expect a lot of the young guys will be playing due to the big lead.