is today. Sing everyone!!!
Happy Birthday to you,
Throw a bubble screen or two,
Happy Birthday Dear All-lllll,
and maybe some zone reads, too
I had no idea his was today. I'll gave an extra piece of cake for him!
It is also my birthday and I now feel much closer to Al Borges than before. He has just moved up a level in my book... To level 0. Congratulations Al on your promotion and happy bday!
Still don't understand why some fans have such a passionate hate for him.
Sometimes we do poorly. We don't want to blame the players, and we've already promoted Hoke and Mattison into minor deities. Hence Borges is a handy scapegoat, and on top of that many of the complaints are even plausible.
Last year's OSU game and the Vincent Smith halfback pass against ND are the only times I was really pissed at him about. Other than that, I think he has done a good job given the transition the program is making.
Anywayz, happy birthday Al!
And I even loved the halfback pass against Notre Dame. Thought it was a great call all the way up until the INT.
There were people demanding his head after the Minnesota game...Where we scored on something like 5 out of 8 drives. You just can't fix stupid.
And one of the other three drives was killed when the refs swallowed their whistles on a pretty clear pass interference penalty.
The postgame threads after the loss to Iowa in 2011 had enough Borges vitriol that I could have sworn the party "not in favor", if you will, was going to stage a sit-in or something along those lines. It started pretty early around here sadly.
Like his system or not, we should take time out to say "Happy Birthday" to our offensive coordinator all the same.
I do understand why some people dislike him, but I don't think passionate hatred is appropriate. He's a good coordinator, but he's not great. He sometimes calls games in ways that hurt us. And that's a problem for our team. But that doesn't mean he's a bad coordinator. It just means he is not perfect.
Ya know, like everyone else.
I definitely dont have a passionate hate for him which is why he is at level 0, neither positive or negative as my book scores it. For comparison sake I have GERG at -23. Aside from the Ohio game im pretty much neutral on Borges, he gets hot and cold.
Happy b-day, Al.
Now get back to work.
Al Borges once scored 4 touchdowns in 1 game for Polk High. Wait, that was Al Bundy... Anyways, Happy Birthday!
Few coordinators would've had the knowledge, flexibility and humility to make the transition this painless. We are blessed to have you on the sidelines.
what kool-aid are drinking???
And you'll learn to appreciate what you have.
isn't exactly an offensive scheme that is tough to call...but yeah, if you say Borges' offense can compete against good defenses, then i really want some of your kool-aid so i can feel that way
Are you trying to get me involved in a comparison with hewhoshallnotbenamed? I should have known I was dealing with a section one alt when I saw your username.
I am simply going on the fact that Al has done poorly with the play calls against good teams with good defenses...not every game, but far more than should have been called
Could it be that good defenses are just harder to play against in general? Sometimes there isn't an obvious playcalling solution to everything.
that we as a discussion board continually bring up the fact that Borges makes bad call after bad call is the main reason for concern....the conservative play calling in i-form dives in between the tackles will get us nowhere fast against good d-lines...see D. Green getting stuffed for example
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Happy Birthday Big Fella. May your BALL always be MANFUL, and your BREASTS always be WOMANFUL!
Was that really necessary? I don't get why someone would mock the physical appearance of one of our own coaches. Would you do that about Hoke?
The picture is just pure gold though.
Could. Not... Resist.
then your sense of humor is stymied. Whoever said Uncle Festes was bad looking?
Marshall Dillon's sidekick Festes is your uncle?
Have your cake and eat it too, actually skip the cake and continue to work on Gardner's mechnics.
Unfortunately, Al's birthday party was ruined when he held it on a lake in a driving squall despite the caterer's inability to swim on the theory that "No one would see that coming!"
Happy birthday Al! Stay Gorgeous!
for Uncle Fester on the Adams Family? Good B-day though. Mine cometh manana.
Gorgeous Al Borges
As well as Nick Cannon and Jesse Jackson.
Gorgeous ben Gordon.
Mr Spots DoubleCheeseSteaks for all !!!
Al would like 5 of them, too.