This team is a disgrace. No heart, no effort
Akron v. Michigan Open Thread
This is disappointing. In the extreme.
...how far do we drop in the polls after today??
Even if we end up winning, we should drop into the 20s
until we play Northwestern.........
Oh God :o
Akron scoring 10 is ok. Michigan only scoring 7 is.not.ok.
Think u forgot the "/s"
I hate to say it but Akron is just better than us. Especially along the offensive and defensive lines.
I thought we were past that.
This team needs to be publicly shamed right now. This is unacceptable.
Going to be The Horror part II
I can understand a halfway decent usually bad middle of the road BCS conference team giving us a hard time but this is quite possibly the worst team in FBS football.
On this board and GMatt gets all the praise. Its time for GMatt and this defense to take some slack. This bend don't break crap, soft coverages 10 yards off, and weak zones are getting old.
It would be nice for Devin to look competent this drive
There aren't words for how bad this team is playing.
all the ohio texts are just streaming into my phone.... I love living here
You know your program has fallen a bit when getting beat at home by Akron wouldn't surprise me much. This team looks pathetic.
RUN THE FUCKING FOOTBALL
FUCK IT PUNT
Toussaint has a big run there's holding
Holding, could be a drive killer.
Shocker. We finally get a good play on offense going and there's another penalty.
please run block
No flags? No flags!
Big run with no flag? WOW
He's getting angry.
How did Toussiant miss that GIGANTIC HOLE???
Now can he make a pass???
Fitz coming alive, holding or no holding.
About fucking time.
Where has that offense been all game
Gardner keeps! TD!
Team maybe getting angry..........finally.
Let the man celebrate. He needs to get back in rhythm. He is. Let him.
o line must have gotten chewed out before that drive, deservedly so. This is what we should have been watching all day
Thank You Al.
When in doubt, go to the Zone Read.
Good read, good run. Keep it up, Fitz and Gardner.
Keep it up, O-Line.
Let it go. He's happy they moved the ball in the right direction.
Fuck you, Bogey. That's the confidence he needs to get going.
Whoooo Gardner! Everyone that was calling for Shane, how about that run?
RUN THE MOTHERFUCKING GODAMNED FOOTBALL
RUN THAT SHIT
Now I can relax a bit and that can get this team jump started.
No more points for Akron. Drop the fucking hammer.
We need to find the hammer!!!!
about Devin being our leading rusher this week. TBD next week if we can get out of today alive.
^ still in panic mode
And this is supposed to be our easy game.
There we fucking go, ez. do it again
Need a stop on D now.
But first, a Special Teams stop. We have been known to let a big runback happen in these situations.
Um. Ok. That's a little better
I finally had enough and switched couches after that Akron TD...
We're good now.
Do. Not. Get. Up.
Did you burn the other one?
Give that job to the professionals in East Lansing.
I was sitting here and thought "Dammit if someone isn't sitting on the wrong sofa somewhere". Victory is imminent
I'm on my 3rd Michigan shirt of the day. Last week's just wasn't working.
we played this zone fucking defense against ND to protect our secondary, i get it, but we can't man up akron? are you serious? come on mattison.
Lets play some fucking defense now!
don't poop trou like the little boy fans do.
...about this game.
More like 49 or 56. We need to stomp them to get this horrid taste out my mouth.
Wake up, D!!!
Any starters get benched yet? O-line?
Need to see some hits on defense now. more anger
Blitz and blitz often! Get a TD here and I'll be somewhat happy.
Norfleet scares the shit outta me
If we remember how to read the coverage and throw a completion.
this is gonna be one hell of a UFR
yeah, I wish we could rush four, but clearly can't. Let akron's slow footed QB deal with a blitz instead. And stop playing around with those PRs, Norfleet!
Mattison and Borges made good adjustments in response to Gardner + OL pooping all first half, then Borges showed faith in Gardner on that zone read.
Let Gardner get back in rhythm. Kick the OL's ass til they get into shape.
Take Norfleet off punt returns. He needs to catch a damn punt.
For god sakes put him back on punts
Who did Lewis pass on the depth chart ?
Jourdan Lewis playing well. Did he move past Hallowell and Stribbling?
Fine. Blitz every down if we have to.
Long drive, mostly on the ground, finish with 7.
with some big runs -- time for the bigs to play that way
Norfleet is a circus back there. He's gonna cost us a turnover in a critical moment where he lets it bounce and it touches him. Maybe not this week, but it will happen.
We don't have them. Avoid the bouncing ball. Tuck the ball when running. Don't throw into triple coverage
I just don't understand why it's gotta be one or the other. We either line up with 7 at the line and send them all...or we play 2 deep and run base.
Why can't we put 7 on the line and drop and only rush 3 or 4? Why can't we show 7 and send the left 4 but have the right 3 drop?
Gee, who did not see that coming?
When in doubt, zone read all day.
Gardner lazily jogs for 40 yards
So our offense is Denard with better passing mechanics but still lots of INTs, and a healthy Fitz.
You can only go to the well with the waggle so many times.
Offensive line today... yikers.
It's amazing to think this lineup gave ALL PRO Notre Dame DL fits last game, but for whatever reason there struggling somewhat with.....Akron. At any rate great play by Chesson II.
Butt is going to be a Notre Dame-esque Tight End.
And THATS why Jehu needs to get the ball
Chesson catch & run for TD!
um so yeah, Chesson is fast then
Great way to get your first reception . . . a TD.
Chesson's seal has been broken. Happy about that.
Good job young man.
As in, is his first reception a TD?
Nice! We are still sucking badly but I'll take it.
He's made some great blocks for 3 weeks...gets a catch and finds the endzone.
ALL HE DOES IS CATCH TOUCHDOWNS!
but yeah, akron's secondary is shitty... if we can actually hold off their feeble lower MAC level pass rush that is inexplicably dominating our O line, we could have those plays all day
First catch TD? nice work Chesson II
Akron DB basically pushed Jehu into the end zone.
Coincidence? I think not.
21-10 Michigan 3:23 3Q
Great to see Jehu score!
There we go. Looks like Devin is starting to settle down and get into a rhythm. Now lets get a a stop on defense, get the ball back and bust this thing wide open like we should've done 2 hours ago.
Great run by Chess
Why is our OL not bitch-slapping their DL all over the field?
Ok, now that this cupcake is disposed of, lets get the 2nd teamers in
It's not over till its over......
Good to see Borges use Chesson for more than just his blocking.
We rotate 2 or 3 deep, but no one in that rotation can reliably stuff the line or rush the passer
The nose tackles play well against the run. They just haven't been in...
so much for playing the young guys
Cheer up fellas! We get to watch MSU crap their pants again today.
ha, watch MSU put of 70 on the penquins
MSU doing poorly is no remedy for us looking like garbage.
I'm guessing the coaches spent most of last week prepping for Ohio and/or State. Get caught up on what they've done so far, that sort of thing.
ROSS III !!
We never disguise anything...it's just base or it's the house.
Has Cam Gordon played at all yet?
...we're playing Nickel. Beyer is in playing DE.
Yes. Beyer has gotten many more snaps than he has three weeks in a row. It didn't seem that way against Central simply because Gordon made a lot of plays on a few snaps. But Beyer doubled him up that game and had even more last week.
Good stop. Now don't mess up the PR and get another 7.
this reminds me of a mid-90's Lloyd game....
or early 2000s. Lloyd had a game like this every season
I'd like to see 'em hook up right about now.
do not take the foot off the pedal
Learn from Chesson and catch the ball Norfleet
Norfleet off punt returns. Sounds right.
I'm guessing Akron may be doubling or bracketing him on every play
well, in the 3rd Q we outscored Akron 14-7. It was our best quarter of the game so far. Hurrah
A partially unzipped zipper at that.
End of 3rd, 21-10 Michigan.
Mattison must read the board.
I'm no longer having flashbacks of The Horror and Toledo!
Fitz needs to do Dancing With the Stars the way he jitter bugs through the whole at times. Love him but dayum!
Gardner... not so accurate today.
since the second pick. Looks like he has lost his nerve.
like weenies. You, go stand in for him.
Put Shane Morris in.
UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE! PICK SIX'D!
Did that seriously just happen?
Hahaha what the fuck?!!?!!?!
What is this?
I thought ohio was sloppy against Buffalo.... Buffalo would be up by 3 tds on us by now
Someone needs to teach Devin how to throw the ball away.
Lesson 1: The ball is supposed to hit the ground, not the other team.
not getting it. Just NOT getting it. We cannot have someone out there giving up 7-14 points EVERY game with stupid, stupid plays.
Seriously. I don't care if we win by 1 point. Lets just get the W, get the hell out of here and call it a day.
It's that simple.
This cannot happen, I mean it just can't happen right ???
We bad today
Check the nfl draft board after today
Please. Everything else is irrelevant right now
Horrible pass, but an awful play call as well.
Devin should just run read option.
No more throwing.
that should never happen.
Our O-line is regressing every game
almost no one on the offense playing worth a shit. no blocking, no running, stupidity all around. Unreal
He is lost out there.
They might fuck around and lose this game.
Fuck, Lewan down.
Of course Lewan gets injured
FUCK THIS GAME. FUCK THIS GAME. FUCK THIS GAME.
Gardner should just come out. He's clearly shaken.
but with each blown opportunity, the randomness factor comes into play
This is satan's work
Gardner is just absolutely rattled at this point. We're getting completely outplayed and this team is scared to lose.
And as if life couldn't get any shittier, Lewan just went down.
because Taylor Lewan should not be in the game in the 4th quarter. NO EXCUSE!!
What the FUCK else can go fucking wrong????
sit back and watch the season go down the toilet
NO, not Lewan.
Aaand the stream just went dead. Nice.
Yeah, if we're up by as many as we should be up, he's on the bench right now. Have to take care of business in these games.
Phew, he's walking off himself.
Let's see - I thought we'd get the backups in today and have a comfortable win. Now we may experience Horror II, lose our best O-lineman to injury, realize our QB is not the world beater we thought, and question everything that's holy about our coaching staff. It really couldn't have been any worse.
He's having an awful game but he just had a 4 TD performance against ND.
he should be ok... Thank you Jesus, Oprah Winfrey, Buddah, Tom Cruise, etc...
Yea this is a total meltdown
In the second quarter
GAH! Punt almost blocked!
Spread punt please.
I cannot believe how much Akron is pwning us in every facet of the game today.
That should have been blocked. Somebody is not following today's script.
al borges doing his best brian kelly impression. abandoning the run
Three and out, three and out, three and out...
lewan hurt, Devin playing as if he is hurt . Nothing going right. Young team, who steps up to pull the chestnuts out of the fire here?
At this point I just want to win. Forget scoring tons of points. Forget Heismans and players of the week. Just WIN.
How the heck does Akron have so much better line play than us? They are demolihing us on the lines.
But Nebraska has awful uniforms on today
tire tread and GI Joe numbers. KEWL!
Im gonna go throw up now. I can't take this shit anymore
That's not three and out.
i guess we're waiting for Akron to turn the ball over?
I have an idea. How about we get a push with the defensive line and maybe get a sack, or maybe even a turnover. Then when we get the ball back, our offensive line opens a hole and lets someone run through it. How's that sound?
21-17 Michigan 12:45 4Q
Are you fucking kidding me?!
Fuckin' A, first & goal, them.
he pushed off
Ab solutely unreal. No one is playing today. Not anyone. Akron f'ing zip driving our guys back two yards.
Omg thank you Jesus
INT in the end zone!
thank all dieties!
That was WAY too close.
and no flag...
Jack Miller has been punked all day.
I feel like shit already and this game isn't helping.
Schofiled has been really struggling
Jesus H. Christo.
What an abortion.
why can't the o line block akron and why is wile still the punter
Why hasn't Matt Wile lost his job yet?
Can nothing go right?
whomever is the second string punter should move up to first string. Or just go for it, for crying out loud. Wile is a total bust so far this year.
That's 3 shanks in 2 games for Wile. Something is wrong.
I know Bo liked the noon start, but Michigan did not show up to play this morning.
We'll get piled on by the all the MSU and OSU fans after this one.
They have these kinds of games too.
already started, actually. Can't do anything but shrug my shoulders...
Yeah and we'll deserve it too after a miserable performance like this one.
We need Wile to commit a violation of team rules so they stop running him out there!!
from now on
The B1G has an official luxury vehicle?!?!
just not show up
come on BLUE!
They should give them back.
Meanwhile Akrons O-Line seems to be doing just fine
WHY CAN'T WE STOP FUCKING AKRON?! AKRON!!!
Easy receptions with CBs off 8-10 yards
Enough of this shit
I just want this game to end
Holy shit, he scrambled for a first down?!
and a bum ankle?
you're a fucking loser... be gone clown
We are going to lose. I can't fucking believe it.
unless it is more than about 7 yards to go
Effort is lacking
FUCK! FUCK!! FUCKFUCKFUCK!!!
We are going to lose.
I mean, seriously.
this is not good. ramon taylor is not good.
I mean WOW !!!
Great. Let them more off the clock before they score. This is an abortion.
This is actually worse. Leaves us less time to score.
once and for all... Where is Denard when you need him?
Shaping up to be the worst loss in our history.
I'm just gonna go ahead and quit sports now. No more watching, playing... not even going to my kids soccer games. Done.
Combined with No Pass Defense!
We need all the time we can get to try to score to come back.
That's right, we need to come back against Akron at the end of the game.