at least it's not just us?
Gerg to the Rescue: Deal With It edition
love or hate relationship
Should be more like, Purdue offense to the rescue?
Hey now, that's not fair.
The weather had a lot to do with it too.
The defense played fine today, but Purdue's offense literally handed them the ball a few times.
Plus the maximum that kid was allowed to throw was 7-8 yards. Nothing ever went farther
Train. With a mustache? Stache'tastic.
Not only that, but I'm guessing that Ezeh will have twice as many pluses as minuses in the UFR. Heckuva job with Martin and Mouton out.
w/ GERG on the hotseat, i'd suggest the improvements are all his. Not like anyone's going to help someone they might have to scapegoat.
Our defense made a few plays, but Purdue sucks so much ass it can't be described without the word "cluster". (Italic portion borrowed from Jeff Foxworthy)
the end of the clip is him getting smashed by the train right? there's a longer gap between the DEAL WITH IT and the smash than the gap between the smash and the next frame. .gifonomics, though I'm way worse so this is by no means anything other than constructive
I bet you tell your girlfriend she's fat when she dresses up nice for you.
I am a glass half full kinda guy with this team and RR in general, but I agree that the defensive improvement was as much the result of Purdue having .05 quarterbacks as it was anything connected to GERG. Sometimes players succeed in spite of the coach. I hope GERG isn't retained based on this performance against the worst offense I have seen since Michigan 2008.
Purdue's offense was probably a bigger factor, but the D gave up zero touchdowns and got one of their own. We have up over 30 points to UMASS earlier this year guys.
PSU's offense sucked as well. D didn't allow a TD today and was able to hold Purdue to 3 and outs...
Are you seriously comparing Purdue's offense to PSU's?
"PSU's offense sucked as well."
Jim Tressel would like to have a word with you.
Please don't hype up Greg because of today. Purdues offense was horrid. For example, the first two plays in the game Purdue players ran into each other. Greg should be gone at the end of the season no matter what. The numbers don't lie.
Please don't overreact to a stupid gif where gerg gets 8-bit sunglasses then gets hit by a train. I'm not making a profound statement with this silliness.
(H/T to... uh... you, I suppose.)
We can't help the fact that Purdue's offense stinks. We can only control how our defense plays, and they played pretty darn well.
I totally understand what your saying.Im just saying peole jump to Greg defense every time the D shows up to play. Im just getting sick of people defending him. If you look at the stats, he is a terrible coach on D. Every time he goes to a school that defense drops in rankings and every time he leaves the Defense rankings go up. Thats a proven fact and ill post the numbers to prove it. Greg left syracuse and they were the 108th ranked defense when he left. Their D coordinator who we fired to get Greg , scott schafer, has them at i believe at the 13th ranked D. It happens at every school with him. I know our D is young and that is a huge problem but people act like Michiigan has never had a young D before ever in the history of Michigan. That is no reason for a MICHIGAN D to be close to dead last in the NCAA. I am not harping on Michigans D whatsoever. I think they are doing ok with what they have. I just do not like Greg at all. His schemes or his coaching and I get annoyed when people try defending him.
HE PICKED UP A CAR AND GOT HIT BY A FUCKING TRAIN. Nobody is claiming Gerg is a good defensive coordinator, but his unit played well today.
We won and we're 7-3. Mike Martin didn't play. The D played well.
Can you please just enjoy the day?
from bashing Robinson. I don't think today will change the final evaluation but in think I will give him the week off.
Greg Robinson is a terrible coach. The defense showing up against an awful Purdue team is reason to keep him?
I have to agree. Purdue's offense was just god awful today. There weren't magical spells of GERG at work today or anything, Purdue was just terrible.
edit: they did seem like they're learning to hit better, but I'll wait an see if they can against Wisky.
I am now negging all of the people who are yelling at me for lobbying for Gerg. You are idiots.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for this post. I don't think I'll stop laughing until I start watching the basketball game.
+1 good sir.
well dont post something with the title of Greg to the rescue...deal with it!!!
This is something called "humor." When I made the pokemon .gif I was not literally claiming that Carlos Brown fits in a small white and red ball. When I made the Final Fantasy .gif I was not serious that Turner opted for burritos instead of practice. Stop looking for things to bitch about, take a step back, and just say MICHHHHH.
Im not bitching. Im ecstatic that Michigan won a game as sloppy as that. Im not trying to take my frustration out on you, I just get annoyed when people defend Grob. ---If I see another player leave his feet to make a tackle when the player is five yards away i swear i will kick a dog. That comes down to a coach coaching fundamentals so I'm sorry if I thought you were defending him...Friends?(im sticking my hand out to shake)
I don't think anyone is trying to defend GRob.
yeah there are people on this board that continue to defend him and blame it on the youth whcih the youth is part of the problem but it is still no excuse to have a Michigann D be at the bottom statistically of every Defense stat. We got beat on the same damn play three times against illinois for christs sake
You're really not getting it.
So we have an offense that tends to self destruct on any drive more than 5 plays, QB's who have no concept of ball security, special teams that are as bad as any M fan has seen, a D that has been the worst ever, and the cure all is to bring in a 3rd DC in 4 years. Brilliant.
Had anyone here in August suggested that Michigan would have been able to keep ANY TEAM without an offensive touchdown with:
Courtney Avery, Ray Vinopal and James Rogers
starting in the secondary, and Mike Martin and Jonas Mouton not playing, what would you have said to that person in response?
Anyone criticizing or nuancing today's defensive performance is a miserable human being. Enjoy the damn victory - any rational Michigan fan would have predicted 7-5 as a rational record after losing the secondary bodies it did. They now have 7-5 as a floor.
ENJOY THIS TEAM. GO BLUE. IF YOU WANT TO WHINE, GO YELL AT YOUR DOG.
"And I can smell that liquor in your breath!"
"'Cause I been drinkin', bitch!"
For those who’ve played football on a pitch, where offsides involves a pass going to an offensive player who’s the person closest to the goalkeeper, today’s game was a reminder of an old adage that rainy weather can be a great equalizer when two mismatched teams meet.
In a relatively poor game for both teams’ offensive units, Michigan’s defensive unit played well in difficult weather conditions, and they deserve credit for that, especially because they were missing two important players. (Kudos to Obi Ezeh for a sack and eight solo tackles to lead the team, and to Adam Patterson for a sack, four solo tackles and leading the race to catch Cam Gordon on Cam’s 58-yard TD run with a recovered fumble.)
Before today, Purdue had been ranked 56th in total defense among FBS teams. They were giving up an average of 361 yards per game. Today, Purdue went up against the nation’s 5th ranked total offense which had been averaging close to 536 yards per game. Purdue’s defense allowed Michigan to accumulate 395 yards of total offense (34 yards more than Purdue's defense had been giving up, but 141 yards below Michigan’s average).
Michigan’s 114th-ranked defense had been allowing close to 454 yards per game, while Purdue’s 104th-ranked offense had been averaging about 310 yards per game. Michigan’s defense held Purdue’s offense to 256 yards (54 yards below their average, but almost 200 yards less than the Michigan defense had been allowing its opposition).
Today’s win may prove little more than that a Greg Robinson-coached defense can compete well in a heavy rainstorm on a sloppy field against a team ranked 104th in total offense among FBS teams, especially when that team is using a third-string quarterback who has a glove on his passing hand to protect a severely lacerated finger, and a fourth-string quarterback plays when the third stringer is used as a running back.