This is the game that has COMPLETELY convinced me we are back. Utter....devastating....destruction of a top 25 team. This is not last year...MICHIGAN IS BACK!
BRING ON OHIO!!
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
since the beginning of the 3rd quarter. This game has felt so good.
They are following through with another great defensive effort. I love a great "D"
i'm enjoying meechigan football again
Best part about this defense:
They don't commit penalties and they don't make many mistakes. It's amazing what a difference good coaching makes!!!!!!
The seasons not over and its still much to attain, but this feels great right now. What a game its going to be next week.
but yeah I don't think it's a premature statement anymore, WE ARE BACK!!!
Happiest day of ever.
playing well was awesome to see. Domination in all three phases!
Don't just "beat Ohio". Destroy them. Take out 8 years of frustration out on them next week.
it would be awesome if we just absolutely blow them out ... oh man I want it so bad
We are back, bitches. We are back!
.....these feelings.....what are they? Someone explain this tingling feeling....
I should just be thrilled with the fact that we have a shot at 10 wins and a BCS bowl in the first year of a new coach after coming off the worst 3 year stretch in Michigan history, but I cannot tell you how much I want - no - need to beat Ohio. Do us proud.
*shot at ELEVEN wins
No mercy against Ohio next week. Crush their souls.
I want crying on the Buckeye sideline, and not just because Bauserman can only throw complete passes to fans.
Holy freaking cow that was a beatdown! Our first complete game since we took out UF in the bowl.
And I love all of you very much!
Most complete game since...Capital One Bowl against Florida?
I don't think I can think of a better all around peformance in the last four years.
First time I can't think of anything to bitch about after a game since that one.
Don't worry. Give Michigan fans some time, we'll find something.
If Floyd didn't fall down while jamming his reciever on that long TD it would have been even more of a blowout. That's the only thing I can think of...
make this win even better. NU got there points off of our mistakes not them dominating for a drive or two.
1. Floyd biff etc. = TD
2. DRob screen yakety = FG. The following drives DRob tucked and ran, YEAH!
3. No catch on KO and botched punt= TD.
We basically played a perfect game less the 3 errors above.
And has to be foaming at the mouth for that team from ohio!! Top to bottom amazing game!! Can't wait to be in the stands next week for the win!!
Preemptive strike: Fitz was hurt during the MSU game, which is why he was hardly used.
Now that having been said: FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITZ!!!!!!!!! Is he great, or what? I havent seen a juke move that good out of a UM RB in a long time, and he has the patience of Mike Hart. Call me crazy, but we have a shot against Bama next year.
One more thing: when you make a coaching upgrade you see, above all else, dramatic improvement during the year, not just before the year. I loved RR's system as much as most people here, but I think the improvement speaks for itself here. WERE BACK!!!
But I am crazy right there with you! BEAT BAMA! :D
Michigan is peaking at the right time; OSU won't even know what hit them next week.
We're not back until we we perform well next year. That's when Michigan Football will be back. But in the meanwhile , Hoke and co. are doing a great job and I can't wait for the game next week.
p.s. I'm starting to wonder if the B1G is as down as we all thought it was. Especially watching Okie State lose to Iowa State. Bowl games will be interesting to watch
I hope that after next week the NCAA looks at OSU and says "Jeez... We can't sanction you after that. That was punishment enough."
......but then they punish the shit out if them anyways.
GO BLUE BABY!!!!! UPVOTES FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!
for the posbang?
I literally got teary-eyed watching this game, knowing that Michigan football is officially back. God, it's great to be a Wolverine.
Not only did we dominate, but there must of been 15+ top recruits on hand
What will the spread on THE GAME be next week? I'm thinking M -6.
It's been a long time since we won on the week before the Ohio game. IIRC the last time this happened we were ranked #2 in the country and had an 11-0 record.
How many of us said we'd be happy if Michigan's defense was even average? Today they were excellent against a ranked opponent except for one or two plays.
They showed discipline, they flowed to the ball, they showed passion and guts.
And the offense overcame its few mistakes and scored more than enough points to win.
That's Michigan football! Beat Ohio!
Nebraska gave us a lot of gifts. Playing with a short field on a lot of drives is a big advantage.
I still cringe when denard throws the ball.
WE TOOK IT!
We forced fumbles and turnovers and then captialized!
We put so much pressure Martinez that he made bad decisions!
We overwhelmed them on offense and defense!
The only gifts they gave us were 73 yards of penalties!
This is awesome, Sir!
That is the difference this year.
The D/ST this game were using techniques that have been coached to them throughout the year.
Sweeping the arm (Speilturd replayed Ryan for example), hats on the ball, swarming etc. have all been taught to the D this year by Hoke/Mattison and Co.
Nebraska wasn't handing us the ball, we were hitting them hard enough to force all those fumbles
I know it would have been totally meaningless and it was against our second D, but I was so happy we didn't allow that TD at the end. That was huge. Holding Nebraska to 17 is a feat, but doing it with such a lead is even more impressive.
Seeing how well even our second D played made me a lot more hopeful for next year. QW and BWC looked solid on the line, as did a lot of the other back ups. They allowed a good chunk of yards, but clamped down when they needed to.
I'm so happy with how we're playing lately, it can't be overstated. Iowa and MSU excluded obviously, but the important thing is that both our players and coaches seem to have actually learned from their mistakes.
Are better than their starters. ;-)
I loved how Hoke was out on the field during the last goal line stand. I felt like the D (maybe the coaches too) went home a little early against ILL and allowed a free score late. It was nice to see the coaches encouraging the kids to play all 60 no matter what the score.
Hail! /pumps fist
Hail! /pumps fist
To Michigan, the leaders and best!
Not just yet...I say pump the brakes for one more week.
I grew up in a land where I could count on 3 things.
1. Illinois to have a 2nd half of the season choke
2. Penn State fans blaming every loss to the refs.
3. Michigan beat Ohio
We're approaching the normalcy that I grew accustom to...but we're not quite there.
Michigan won't be "BACK" until we do one thing.
According to none other than
Nebraska 27, Michigan 21
The Cornhuskers should be able to rush outside the tackles against Michigan, and I think Nebraska's defense is more talented than Michigan's.
And if that doesn't convince you that we lost today, here is
Nebraska 24, Michigan 17
The Wolverines have improved defensively (they're not as historically wretched as they were a year ago), but until they can be successful against a physical team that's nationally ranked, they are miles away from returning to competitive relevance.
So, uh, I guess we lost?
Mike, take a hike. Drew, screw you.
Together, you are historically even more wretched than you were a year ago. Competitive relevance? Well, you are employed by the Free Press; it would not be accurate to say that either of you works for that paper.
Great game. But let's try to remember: Nebraska isn't a very good team. In their last two games, they lost at home to NW and squeaked by PSU.
Here's a down arrow to lighten your mood.
I love my Michigan football Saturdays in the way that had become only a memory the last few years. And to me this is just the tip of the iceberg. Wait until this staff gets year 2 and 3 with players with players they have been developing and teaching.
That was a joy to be in the stands. I am so proud of this team, the coaches, and the fans that stayed till the end.
Go Blue and beat those Buckeyes.
Very satisfying win over Nebraska. About as complete of a game that Michigan has played in a long while; the last time I felt this way after a Michigan win was Michigan's destruction of #2 ranked Notre Dame in 2006.
The only thing that I could possibly complain about is that Michigan played this well against Nebraska but lost against Iowa, which sucks but shows that Michigan is learning and improving as the year goes on. Methinks the future looks bright.
Lloyd Brady, and Brady Hoke. Arrgghh. Sink Ohio!
beat ohio time
I like the sentiment. That was fun. We will be back.....when we beat Ohio. Because that is what Michigan football needs to do.
I do consider the score settled, that has been rankling my thoughts lo these 14 years. Welcome to the Big Ten, Huskers.
But: Possible BCS match-ups? Would the Big East or ACC champion be possible?
With full acknowledgement that this is cart-before-the-horse stuff and knocking on every piece of wood in sight.....the Big East champion is going to be completely undesirable and will be the last or second-to-last pick (Houston might come after), and the Orange Bowl with the ACC champion has next-to-last pick. No way we get the Big East champ, they'll play the ACC champ in the Orange or the Big 12 champ in the Fiesta.
We might go to the Orange and play the ACC champ, but that's probably only if Houston falls off the track. Otherwise I think the most likely deal would be Alabama in the Sugar.
beating TSIO next week would make this whole season fantastic by itself. Next week is a MUST win. When we win it, then we are TRULY back. In watching the Penn State-Ohio game now, there's no doubt Michigan is a better team. Bring 'em on!
This game means nothing if we lose to Ohio next week. WE MUST FINISH LIKIE CHAMPIONS!!!!!
It makes you feel like saying fuck yeah we're Michigan fergodsakes
How are you?