Do we have to field a defense?
the cuse is 6-2 after today. must have been the coaching
much happier now and probably laughing his ASS off....
It was the coaching.
yah that says it all.
Yes, but sadly, we choose not to.
hope Denard's okay.
a defense this bad at any decent D-1 school in the last 10 years? I would like to know, because every game is painful to watch. 2nd and 21? 3rd and 18? No big deal vs. Gerg. It just seems like the D never progresses (ya, I know, players, etc. but really).
and I am going to boot the next person that says I can't blame the coaches for it in the nuts. There have been 2.5 recruiting classes by this staff and the defense gets progressivly worse each year.
honestly say that I have never seen our D look this putrid in the past 40 years. We stopped PSU once in the first half...once goddammit! PSU was 9 for 37 on 3rd down conversions coming into this game. Way to improve their stats D...just shoot me and end this misery. How the fuck does OSU recruit the talent they get? How are we missing the goddamn boat? Jesus...we suck!
We have a defense on the field? Who knew.
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Absolutely terrible, but this is what we are stuck with for now.
This game is not looking promising to me. McGloin is going to feel very comfortable out there all day...
This game is going to test both my ability to consume alcohol as well as my self control in not throwing a remote control through my new TV. I want to punch things.
and I still don't. Considering how PSU is having such an easy time so far after everybody around here assured us that they were too banged up on the OL to offer any resistance and that their QB situation was going to doom them, I look forward to the confident predictions that we'll pound Illinois and slaughter Purdue.
our defense will keep every team in the game
I understand that we're young but my god
Being young has nothing to do with the BS they are putting out there tonight. It doesn't take years of experience to stop Royster on 4th right there. 8 of our 11 guys touched him behind the line of scrimage. A joke.
but we really SHOULD beat Purdon't.
A walk-on QB is moving the ball up and down the field on us....this is a joke!
Evan Royster and Play Action is moving the ball down the field
There's a liveblog for all this...
I'm afraid everyone will remember why Royster was considered a high NFL draft pick after tonight
Confused defense +1
the pass interference call on PSU for hitting Hemingway early, but they come back with a hold against us two plays later.
Any evidence that the defense hasn't regressed the last three years: discuss
cool no tackling on that 4th and 1
The defense doesn't tackle, it takes poor angles and it generally looks confused. Other teams coach players UP, we're coaching them down. At least the offense gives us a shot to stay somewhat close...God I hate our lack of coaching, there's no way in hell this PSU team should be within 20 points of us right now, much less ahead.
Negative ten or so by now?
This is not a Michigan defense.
It's not, it's RR's defense, which he obviously knows nothing about. He can win all the OOC games he wants, but he can't win shit in the Big 10.
No chance that we win this game. Previous belief we would win retracted. They will run up the middle on us all night. We are in real trouble. If we don't win this game, Rich Rod is probably gone. Sad because I really like the direction the offense is headed.
I think RR stays because of the explosive offense and the playmakers we have, BUT, if GERG is not fired as soon as the clock reads 0:00 after the osu game, then I'll be all for blowing it up and starting fresh.
Some of the details have changed, but ultimately, it will boil down to the same damn thing as last year: we have absolutely no defense whatsoever. We will not win another game this season. The expression on RR's face after the last PSU touchdown tells me he knows that too.
It is the exact same face as the last 2 yrs when he knew it was over.
Purdue is stinking it up pretty bad this year. I think we have a solid chance against Purdue.
It would be less painful
This is pathetic, we have 2 weeks to get ready for this game and a walk-on QB is making us look like a JV High School team! Greg needs to go!
It's official--we're the most poorly-coached team in the Big 10. What did we do to deserve this, anyway?
We had a financial genius who knew nothing about football as AD.
Time to get shitface. See y'all later.
The ups and downs of being a Michigan fan... :-(
There haven't been any ups in many years.
Goddammmit. This is fucking ridiculous.
I would have to think that maybe, just maybe the defensive problem is GERG, not lack of depth, experience, injuries,.....
Anybody wanna watch the USC-ORG game......this 1 is to painful, this is just fucking laughable....this defense is fucking pathetic!
seriously considering it. this thing is over for me.
GERG doesnt know what halftime adjustments are....
Exactly. No adjustments = an ass whipping of epic proportions.
The other offense never goes backwards. The defense looks like a bunch of chickens with their heads chopped off...
I don't know what to say. Who would have tought Penn St.s O would be out playing, out coaching our O. Since we have ZERO concept of D ... that is the end of the story. I don't know if I can take another year of this. Get Tate in there.
damn, I thought this would be the game that defines Rod's future at Michigan. They can't restart again.
I agree, this is so bad I can't defend it anymore. I've never seen Michigan football look pathetic, until recently. This is miserable, I'm out.
Our offense has to lead our defense. We knew that all along. What has the point production been this game and the previous two in the first two quarters?
We should be chewing up yards on this defense.
Looks like I get to go to bed early.
So, uh next year, who is our coach?
Two weeks to prepare and it looks like they've forgotten how to tackle. This is embarrassing.
Yes, it is. What the heck has happened to the OFFENSE? One side of ball they've been stockpiling talent and they can manage 10 points at the half against a horse bleep D.
It can't be "We're killing ourselves!" anymore. This is sad panda stuff. First series of the game, two weeks to prepare and they run Vincent Smith on Iso. They needed to set things on fire on the first series and 3 and out. RR? Done.
If we don't mount a comeback, this will be a very interesting week on this board. During a game is a hard time to judge because everyone is so emotional, but it sure seems like the tolerance level will be a heck of a lot lower after tonight.
Very demoralizing night so far.
Illinois next week. Oh god, they killed Penn State. Will we get to 6 wins?
I have to say I like where the offense could be someday. If we go to Harbaugh it becomes a different offense and team, which is great in its own way, but I will miss what this team could be. The defense is horrible no doubt, but haven't all of you been excited by this offense. I can see what this team can become and it is interesting. I'm just really disappointed that the defense couldn't become what we are accustomed too.
This was a game I really thought we could win and I'm disappointed to see that won't happen. Down 18 on the road, we have no chance. But offensively there is definitely some talent, and I believe that the next coach (which unless he goes to the pros is going to be Harbaugh) is not going to have a bare cupboard. So at least we have that going for us.
Harbaugh even want to come back to this?
We need to give Jeff Casteel a call, and offer him whatever he wants. Make him the highest-paid assistant in the country. I can't take another year of GERG.
Now that Mike Martin is hurt I am so glad we switched big will to offence
I'd say we just give the other team 35-42 points and get X number of possessions to try and come back.
What I love is how many screen passes they have converted. Have we adjusted? Hell no.
the Defensive UFR
anyone on this blog could coach this defense and have at least the same results.
I didn't hear his name at all and I do not know if that woiuld be more concerning if he was playing or if he was not playing.
who will coach the D next year? I can't take Year 3 of GERG to save my life.