From the Michigan football Twitter account.
i like 'em both
From the Michigan football Twitter account.
Someone's not doing what they're supposed to be doing, ya?
Our OL is just terrible. Don't think it matters who starts at this point
The play calling and offensive concept are basically making their job impossible. Why Borges would not game plan to set his offense up for success is "mind bottling"...
No, the interior linemen are bad. It's not just that defenses are stacking the box; our guys are missing a ton of makeable blocks, just plain whiffing frequently.
You have to start getting off this mantra. Right now the interior O-Line is performing miserably. Borges may have his faults but he is limited by poor line play. When the interior is pushed back like that on every play the answer is not just to fling passes to the outside - that can result in disaster in a close game.
What's next? Lewan at center and Bosch at tackle?
Qwash at guard!
Wormley at tackle!
Gibbons at center!
Dogs and cats blocking together!
When i was a kid i thought dogs were boys and cats were girls...
What next? Lewan at TE, AJ Williams at LT and 10 guys on the field?
Downhill, bitches! I hope Borges ends up on a shirt with a huge smile with this written on it.
I know people are going to say "rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic" but hey, at least they're trying something. They're obviously not any happier with the crappy rushing output than fans are.
Maybe it's not just jimmies and joes, but x's and o's and borgeses.
It's a shirt on the mgostore.
And if you're looking for a new watch, maybe it's time to bespoke yourself a marawatch.
when I leave the house.
"Run Around and Bark!"
She always obeys.
Fuck. Bright side is I assume this means Lewan will be back at LT?
Actually, Magnuson might be an upgrade and like that move. Kinda surprised at Kalis getting benched. He was awful last game, but has shown some flashes too. I'm kinda wondering if he didn't respond very well after getting benched for the personal foul and got himself in the dog house.
At this point it could be Norfleet at LT
Based on Ace's gif here I think he says "come at me bitches" about half way through...LT it is
Thought you were calling me out. Never mind.
No disrespect to the guy, but I for one did not even know Michigan recruited that dude who played Blossom's brother, yet alone that he was in the running for playing time.
Can anyone translate what this guy is trying to say?
Seems to be an allusion to Joey Lawrence, who shares a very common name with Joey Burzynski. It's not funny.
I could be wrong about this, but I believe Lawrence's character accepts (briefly) a baseball scholarship to Arizona State in the final season of the show, so if he is referring to anything, it is the fact that....wait, what?
This is going to be a very interesting game.
Oh man..time to panic methinks
I don't see how the line could play any worse
Isn't that what we said last year? "Our line can't possibly be worse next year.." WELP
When we lose Lewan and Schofield. And our talented young players do not progress. The OL looked much better against ND. Now every DL we play pushes them around. I don't understand this and am quite worried about the future. Next season not only will we not have a running game but Gardner will get sacked more frequently! Worried!!!!
Fitz rushed 22 times for 71 yards, or 3.2 ypc. Take out his 22, 14, 10, and 9 yard rushes and it's 18 carries for 16 yards.
Gardner was magnificent in the face of the ND D-Line beating the Mich O-Line, with either quick decision, accurate throws or scrambles to buy himself time or gain rushing yards himself.
Most QBs would have looked awful under that pressure.
Gardner has played with an extremely high variance. Most of the time he looks awesome, but everyone once in a while he makes pretty agregious (sometimes unforced) errors.
Yes but if take out the passes where the receivers caught the ball, Devin is at 0 YPA, as well. I mean, if you take out the plays that are good, we are really bad.
The play calling and offensive concept are basically making their job impossible.
Why Borges would not game plan to set his offense up for success is "mind bottling"...
offensive line? Or did you just sleep at as Holiday Inn last night?
Did you watch the game? If not, did you at least read the write ups by Brian or Space Coyote?
You don't like the scheme. Fine. But, there isn't a scheme in the world hat will work when your guards and center are (1) testing pushed back three yards, and (2) plain missing blocks. The interior line play has been horrible. If you want to make an intelligent criticism of the coaches, you can accuse them off doing a poor job of developing these players (which would be silly since we re slain about inexperienced underclassmen), but les not pretend that changing he scheme midseason will make this line competent. The players are performing poorly in their individual roles. Hat is why we are making a change.
Then I give major kudos to Hat. Someone had to get it done.
Underclassmen slain by the World Hat? Shit just got real.
The players are not executing, but I have trouble believing that talent is the problem. We are probably on the bottom half of offensive lines in the B1G, but I kida doubt that anyone other than OSU has recruited higher ranked offensive lineman in the past 4 years. So, to me that means it's not just talent. It may be partially talent, but it's also youth, coaching, and scheme does have something to do with. We can run in the pistol. But, talent is not the only reason or even the biggest reason from what I see.
The panic is not iust for this year anymore. Hoke's ability to bring in top OL recruits is going to take a serious hit if the coaches appear to be incapable of coaching them. That Kalis--a blue-chip prospect--has been benched is bad; that nobody on interior is performing is much worse, suggesting a systemic problem rather than just one guy falling short.
But he's being replaced by a blue chip recruit from his same class (Magnuson). So does it looks bad on the coaches when one blue chip kid is replaced by another? Keep in mind they're both RS frosh and probably shouldn't really be ready yet anyway.