Aaaaand more INTs
Akron v. Michigan Open Thread
Is playing bad today. Play calling is there, but he isn't playing well today.
and, need to get to halftime with the wheels not fully off, regroup, and play some damn Michigan football. Honestly.
Second team O come on down.
Seriously, where is RR in the building?
This is freaking Akron! Ugliest game ever.
we look like shit
I don't care what anyone says. Devin is not ready for the NFL.
Of course he's not. He averages over a TO a game.
that one back for a TD
Should've taken the 'Roo more seriously.
Seriously. This is the worst game I've see under Hoke.
Put Shane in?
THIS TEAM NEEDS TO WAKE UP! 7-3 AT HALFTIME! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
but Akron is all we can handle right now anyhow. Our defense is going to be the key today, since the offense is playing like ass.
What the hell is going on ?!???!!
someone hold me, i want to cry
we're going to supply some excellent TWIS material
I'm officially sick to my stomach.
Hoke is going to ream the team at halftime.
He should not, as that is bad coaching. I don't think yelling at players is more affective than actual coaching.
and not much pass rush. We'd be down by 3TDs with this performance against ND. Giving Zips a TON of confidence right now.
...like upset weekend... Hmmm...
alright. I got it.
Gardner setting us up for 2014 championship run by dropping his expected NFL Draft position. Well played, DG. Well played.
Eh. That was great D.
Mattison needs to change things up
Our D-Line has zero pressure
Can't run like we want to. DG is not quite who we want him to be.
Ways away from running downhill like we want. Two more pics and I would put in Morris.
Are you crazy? You don't take out your red shirt junior QB and replace him with a freshman, especially in a game like this.
Maybe if we lose the team will wake up before B1G season so we don't blow it?
lol... So I bet against the spread..... guess that was a good call
I always bet against us whenever we get a huge spread like today. We never seem to cover those.
HOLY SHIT IF YOU BLITX DON'T BE 7 YARDS OFF THE RECEIVER
Ray Taylor always lets his man catch the ball so he can pad his tackling stats
Feels like the Toledo game
Our defense looks good, a Brady Hoke offense has only looked worse once, maybe twice. Very, very sloppy.
Our D looks terrible. No pass rush + very soft coverage + giving up 4 yds per rush against very bad MAC school is really bad.
against spread offenses.
last night. Coaches among them -- Bowden is rolling us now.
Wtf. Wide open for the first down
shreds at halftime. I don't think our coaches do thst but they damn sure need it.
Michigan is getting dominated at the line by a MAC school.
Is this the MANBALL I read so much about here? Is this Michigan football?
Who is this color commentator and why is he so incredibly annoying, obvious and stupid?
...and he's terrible.
He is absolutely awful.
How about we tackle?
I'd feel better if we had the ability to impose our will and run the ball down their throats. We don't
Our D Line is astonishingly putrid. I gave them the benefit of the doubt last week, but good god.
He's our best pass rusher. He and Lewan are the only 2 guys on either line worth a damn this season. Other guys may make a play here or there...but no one else is consistently performing to the level they need to.
Akron is not winning this game, but we're giving them every chance to stay in the game, and they're capitalizing on it. They're playing like they have nothing to lose, because they don't.
I won't be going outside today. Too many Buckeye fans in the Bay. I can't risk being spotted by them after this performance.
Think they care? They'll hang onto a half where a team from their state hung with us. I can't deal with that.
I was planning on running on the embarcadero at half time today in my Michigan shirt. That will not be happening.
D line seems really slow.
It's because they are. Very little speed on our dline. That's why they can't get pressure on the QB
come on Michigan
they are better prepared, better coached, and came ready to play. We need a major regroup at halftime.
Terry Bowden > Brady Hoke?
And this is not making me feel better
We have serious serious issues if we can't get pressure with 4 against akron
should be ashamed for letting the team show up like this
FG...first missed FG in 17attempts
Running game...non-existent with a fumble.
Passing game...bad INT and no open receivers
Run D...fair at best with their OL opening more holes than ours
Passing game...only able to dink and dunk.
Worst first half since....?
4-34 since 2010? Akron has been less than not terrible.
We can call up Dèshawn Hand if he wouldn't mind strapping up right now. I mean wasn't Frank Clark supposed to blow up this year ? He's been ghost all year so far.
Shit is gonna hit the fan in the locker room
And then we come the FUCk out and dominate!!!!
Blow jobs and pretzel dogs.
Akron FG hits upright, still 7-3 U-M.
:D i ll take it
Lol derpiest game ever.
Turn it over.
Brady better bitch-slap these guys at halftime.
Stupid decision by Akron. You have nothing to lose, go for the 1st down.
Agreed. They should have and would have made it.
First half MVP....the upright
so, do we try and get points, or take a knee and go take our punishment at halftime
Lucky, it shouldn't have to come to a missed FG for our team to wake up. This is just plain disturbing.
breaks. Can use.
I've watched more commercials than football.
way this game is going, might not be the worst thing in the world.
This is complacency and lack of respect for your opponent in the purest form.
Akron does not respect us.
Wow. This is just turrible.
I sure love media timeouts. At least BTN2GO does not show ads.
the 2nd half will be different...
W T F DEVIN / DEVIN?!??!
FUCK! Deflected & INT!
LOL, all i can do is laugh
This game is just so...unHokian. I haz disappoint.
Lol what is going on. Just calm down and wake up
wonder why, with them putting 8/9/10 in the box, we haven't gone over the top.
And, take a freaking knee. Or catch the freaking ball
One more pic...Morris
A Hail Mary touchdown
Gardner has been horrible today. Perhaps the 98 jersey should have been just a one game thing.
Oh god. Shut up.
Actually, that's a good idea. I am not a huge fan of letting these kids not have their own jersey. I like the idea of doing it one game a year. Each special jersey gets one game. But you can continue to be a dick.
It hit a receiver in both hands. Not entirely on the QB.
Is rolling in his grave. I hope Hoke rips off that ole 98 patch at halftime.
watching what I'm watching. Where is the leadership that has been talked about from him, where is the efficiency with his arm and legs, how is it he keeps making bonehead attempts like throwing into triple coverage ? It's Akron for god sakes.
yeah. just fuck you. sort of.
This is why you wait until you're at least halfway through the season before you start talking about that stuff.
And I come home to this shit!
What the hell Michigan???
Not sure if that is even possible.
Hell no, I'm already counting my money.... and I'm sure I'm not the only Michigan fan that makes money off of our team not covering huge spreads every season.
When you cant run the ball
Dude. There's 45 SEC left in the half. Run the ball? Really?
Yay. Lets throw into triple coverage! Result: another brilliant int.
Devin y u do dis? Skeeps must've been full last night.
watching on game cast and I think it's time to stick needles in my eyes to relieve the pain.
This is just terrible
Am actually cheering for Akron now
Stockholm Syndrome anyone?
What an effing joke Gardner's play has been today. smh
Return for TD
20 bucks kid nails it
You owe me $20
Alligator arms and a terrible throw. Who is impressed by this tire fire of a team now? This is Akron! It's going to be Toledo all over again. They should be embarassed.
The Toledo game was a debacle. But this is worse. Waaaaay more offensive talent on this years team than RR first year
was the worst half of football in the Brady Hoke era. Yes, I say that with complete memory of the second half of the Nebrask game last year.
There was an extreme extenuating circumstance in the Neb game. This is by far the worst half of UM football under Hoke. All phases of the game are terrible.
Head, meet Ass. Ass, meet Head.
Interception. Chuck it deep.
Another missed FG for them.
not likeing the bet of michigan -38 right now... lol.
That said, call down folks. This could help us in the long run...
Ok, that pic was on funchess. Basically bounced right off his chest. Looked like a risky throw into coverage at first, but that ball was right where it should've been. Still, rushing 3 I kinda wish Devin would've run for it.
...thrown 90mph at you while getting hit by 3 guys in 3 different directions...including getting hit in your nuts.
Sure it hit him in the chest, but that's a tough ball to come down with and too much can go wrong.
Hope they're directing that at our offense.
WOO! Took a knee!
Start game over
Michigan in a defensive struggle with Akron.
A good bit of the fan base favored dg over shoelace because of denards interception numbers. Devins thrown 5 interceptions in 5 halfs of football this season.
Denard had 5 in basically a half. Chill out and have some perspective
you're right. Denard would have 300 yards and 7 touchdowns against Akron... he saved the shit games for MSU, OSU, and bowl games...
Need to get off Denard's nuts. Was he electric? Sure. But his play was as maddening as it was brilliant.
No one was bitching after Gardner's performance last week.
I appreciate all Denard did as a player and human being but fans need to move on from his era. At least Devin can throw the ball down the field consistently. Time to tell Borges to open up the playbook downfield.
If it wasn't for Funchess breaking off that run for a TD we'd be losing...think about that...
If it wasn't for a shanked punt that Akron gained no yards on the subsequent drive, we wouldn't be losing. Think about that.
if it wasn't for thinking, we'd never have to think about that.
think about that.
Am actually kind of cheering for Akron now.
You're not a real fan then. Huh?
...because I'd bench my starters until the first media timeout.
Halftime, 501-3 Michigan.
What is this. Toledo 2009?
Ball State 2006
Eh, at least we scored quickly, pulled the starters, then Ball St came back at that point.
Scary none the less
If this is 2009 Toledo I'm going to break my left hand.
I suppose the best phrase for this UM performance: faith shaking.
So little support for our team. GO BLUE!!!
No. This has little to do with coaching. This has to do with Akron players straight up beating UM players.
Brady is going to chew them out
Will that make the run blocking better?
Good thing Akron sucks, or this would be ugly for us on the scoreboard. We get the ball back for the second half though, we need to come out and control the los. We're getting dominated up front.
So many UFR minuses coming.
In the second half.
just run the football.
That hasn't been much better. The O-line is about as bad this year as last.
Have you watched any of the game at all? Fitz has gotten stuffed just about every time he's touched the ball. Akron's D-Line is playing like it got transformed into the Pittsburgh Steelers.
I'd rather run 2-3 yards per play than turn the ball over trying to throw and run the option
About Devin bolting to the NFL? Anyone???
We're still winning guys
Courtesy of ESPN, although the YPP calculation is my own addition:
3rd down efficiency
|4 of 10||2 of 5|
4th down efficiency
|9 of 22||11 of 19|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Yards Per Play||3.47||5.78|
omg, Jerry Kill is in the hospital again
So is this what a Sparty fan feels like? Must be a miserable life.
and we're ahead, barely, but out played and out coached. Uninspired to say the least!
UCF was up by 5 TDs at this point. Akron got outgained by James Madison by 150some yards. Good god, it's like they think they won the national title last week and had this week off. The O-line has been terrible, the D has been poor and we've played three deep with none of them making plays. Devin is obviously not playing well, but NO ONE else is playing well either. I thought after the ND game that we were relatively safe against our remaining, non-ohio opponents. I take it all back. This type of half will doom us against half of our schedule. Even sparty would have a FG offensively but two or three defensive TDs at this point. This half has been every bit as bad as both sparty games. Can't give them any more crap unless we put 40 second half points on the board.
With you. Of course now we may need the 2s and 3s to win the game rather than to just see what they can do. Unreal.
19 yards rushing in the first half. I thought we were going to have multiple 100 yard rushers. This is as bad as it gets. No where to go but up in the second half
If we play better 42-13
Too many pregame dounuts?? Has to be.
I hope we look back and recall this as the worst half of football ever played by a Hoke team.
If I hear the "You Suck" chant one more time while we're playing his bad my head is gonna splode!!!!!
came to play today and they're not wearing maize and blue. They need to forget about the first half and go kick the 'roos ass
I thought after last week's performance he should have switched to #16. Now I'm scrambling to figure out what number Nick Sheridan wore in 2008.
To be fair, Denard has had games with terrible turnovers too; just not against MAC teams.
well, good news is, this makes ND look ever worse
Gardner is way better than Braxton Miller and he should be in the Heisman race.
Good lord dude. Calm down.
This is the kind of game that all other fan bases will mock us, and clearly have material to rip on the team. All we can do is bend over and take. Michigan has truly sucked today. They've played shocking soft and stupid
Don't be so emotional.
...judging by your response, "emotional" was the wrong choice of words.
Watch football much?... this game is half over. If we win this 14 6 it's a win. Take what you want. Humble pie is ideal going into the B1G. Go Blue!
Can they bounce back, pretend that did not happen, and do what they were supposed to do. Or, are they thinking "we might lose" and hoping they don't.
Bench all the starters and let the 2nd and 3rd teamers play. Obviously the 1st string didn't show up, like at all.
What's he on pace for like 18-19 interceptions this year.
this is a pass-first offense.
instead of calling easy-to-diagnose stretch runs, they need to simply let DG throw us to a comfortable lead.
after that, run as much as you want.
Thought the same thing. This is no longer a game where we can afford to try and establish the run game. This is a game now, and we need to do whatever it takes to put points on the board. Throw to Gallon and the tight ends.
How MSU feels. Ugh.
Don't worry. We just got this in the mail. My little girl had to put it on immediately to help The Team.
Cause in a few hours she'll give a prime example of what our 1st half looked like
Nope, got a while til that. It's a diaper and I have another waiting. It will pull the team through.
Still another half of football. We proved last week we have a lot of talent. This could serve as a wake up call that the team needs to bring it every week. Need to try to get out of this with a win and then keep getting better.
Coming off big game, early start, inferior opponent. The slow start isn't the end of the world - it happens. I expect we win pretty comfortably.
Fair weather fans in here. Get a grip, it's halftime.
Everyone is rightly concerned about how crappy we look against one of the worst teams in FBS. No one here is hanging their Michigan jersey up in the closet adjacent to their Cowboys and Yankees gear
We have asparations of a BCS Championship. What champion ever loss or struggled with Akron? This would be the second worse loss in our history! Its time to panic
If you aren't concerned with the play of both lines, I would call you misinformed and delusional.
But I feel like I need a bottle of scotch right now
let's play some footbaw!
DG turned the ball over twice (3rd INT wasn't a big deal) when it really mattered and Gibbons narrowly missed that FG. Thats a good 10-17 points off the board. Still bad, but not quite as absymal as 7-3 might otherwise suggest
I like it.
Don't forget the terrible holding call that probably cost a TD
It's football. 2-3 plays go differently (eg hit open Funchess instead of pick 1) and we are all underwhelmed but happy. Get some momentum early and they will be fine....give up momentum early and....
A horrible quarter and UM is still up. I'll take it. The defense was starting to pick up toward the end as well.
And they were okay...but we still can't get pressure with 4 against a fucking MAC team.
We haven't been able to run all year except for the 2nd half vs. CMU when both teams were playing backups.
He looks and sounds like he should be a preacher at a southern megachurch
If you think our team is embarrassing today, you should check out our fanbase. The sky is falling!
Devin looks like he is becoming impatient and starting to press. we need a nice drive to open the half, fitz has to lead the charge, this will help gardner settle down. you can bet hoke is ripping this team a new ass right now. Has to start with fitz, they are double teaming gallon, which is what most teams will start to do, the other receivers need to get open...currently this isn't happening. lot of man to man, look for some routes to rb out of backfield.
Cannot run block
Yeah, let's throw a true freshman with limited mobility out there. He'll totally compliment our young interior offensive line. Seriously, you're overreacting.
Did we become so demoralized that we refused to show up to the OSU game?
Yeah cause Akron is obviously better than Notre Dame.
not a very encouraging start
After calming the fuck down its not the end of world, there is still a second half and hopefully Hoke and Co have gotten onto these guys and the thought off losing to a MAC school at home has given Gardner and Co a fire in there belly to get back into play like they can.
We should win this game as Akron for whatever reason hasn't broken through despite ample number of opportunity to do so.
Gardner is aiming it. Just throw it man!
They finally showed up.
Can't get here soon enough. Zero separation by current WRs. This is Akron fergodsake
Well...if you thought we would come out of halftime focused and crisp...
I was hoping Devin would sleep off his Skeeps hangover at halftime. Guess not. Maybe this shows him that drinking the night before a game is not a good thing. Oh, and another great throw.
Well, fuck. This is just what the doctor ordered for a day where I'm recovering from surgery...
I was hoping Devin would sleep off his Skeeps hangover at halftime. Guess not. Maybe this shows him that drinking the night before a game is not a good thing. Oh, and another great throw.
Looks a lot like the first
This is quite ugly!!!
I mean, it's so ugly that it's hard to believe.
What the hell is going on. M looks worse than sparty
Looks like Brian may have to eat some glass later tonight.
ALL the glass...
I'd rather give up a big play, but force 4-5 big plays than this crap.
Fear the roo!
no confidence, does not seem to know what to do. :Last two passes were awful
JAmes Ross III, esq
No pressure on Akron.
The thing is we are young at a lot of positions, so I expect that of the interior o-line, guys like Bolden, Ross, Wilson, Pipkins, Wormley, Godin, Charlton, Lewis, etc. to make mistakes. But, I don't expect Gardner who is a junior, a smart guy, and a talented player to make this many mistakes and not be able to fix it after the half. It's real early in the season, but this is troubling that the he can't seem to shake the turnovers.
For those wondering what a team would look like with MSU's offense and IU's defense, the answer is Michigan.
hey. i just realized that Chesson recieved his first target of his career. that's a plus, right?
What the hell is with the soft coverage? Free yards all day.
but still, gotta hand it to Bowden. Profoundly outcoaching us and his kids are outexecuting
App State showed up a year early.
Hoke's halftime speeches must not exactly be Bo-like, eh?
WTF is going on?!
What the fuck
And akron is driving easy...this is a epic fail by the players and coaching.
Holy shit, they score a TD.
Stop the scheduling
Time to get drunk.
Michigan is losing to Akron...say it slowly...unreal
We need to blitz. Bend but don't break against ND is understandable, but Akron is carving up our secondary like it's nothing. Need to send at least 5 right now.
Where is facepalm guy?
Seriously, is Tressel roaming the Akron sideline? Did he give that team some kind of pep talk before the game?
not a good sign, nor is being down to f'ing Akron. I see nothing so far to indicate that we can make a come back. Need to right the ship, and right away. Cannot give them the ball back again.
Not sure what is worse - the pain I'm experiencing from surgery recovery or watching this team shit the bed against one of the worst teams in FBS.
Hey Al, run the goddamn ball!!
He can't. And throwing is not working.
This is a fucking joke.
Good news everyone... Appalachian State is on the schedule next year!
PLEASE! fuck my life
life = wife?
"At least the freshman will get in by the 2nd quarter..." This is disgusting. The team needs to stop drinking and "partying" before seemingly small games. Remember the App State stories? This has the same ring to it.
At this point I'll take a win by one frickin' point.
I was smelling upset before... Now I can taste it!
Michigan is stinking up the field. We've seen this before, not just at Michigan. The team obviously thought they could just walk onto the field and Akron would crumble; talk about a letdown after a big win.
Prepare yourself for a loss.
Wow. Just checking in phone. Wow. Totally embarrassing.
Time to stop treating these guys with fuzzy gloves and give out some bitch slaps. You can only coddle guys and worry about their psyche so much. At some point they gotta effin get the job done or get pulled.