Football Display Case
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
thoughtful piece from Jacobi on middle finger lady
I noticed that during the game and was amazed at how well he did even when on his knees...that was a great play on his part.
So much for that pre-season All-American, first round draft pick hype, Gholston.
It's been a lot. Its been a roller coaster that for some reason seemed like it would never get good. But you know what? We kept fighting. It's like that old saying goes, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions." -David Molk
I hate to be "that guy" but check the aftermath of the pass to Vincent Smith right around the 1:00 mark. Looks like Tom runs into the pile after Smith is down and works him over with his knees a bit. Classy guy...
Worthy made Gholston last year. Tom is no worthy.
I don't like the Sparty but this isn't a fair game to evaluate his pass rush. It's clear he wasn't going upfield by design so he could pinch down when Denard stepped forward to run. State plays Denard to stop the run on every play.
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If you don't like Michigan you are a peasant
Don't take this the wrong way, but every time you post I get excited because I think Brodie is back and then I get sad because it's just you.
David Brandon propaganda
I caught the pregame coverage on satellite radio, of course I could only find the MSU radio coverage. Anyway, they referred to Lewan as "the Convtroversial Left Tackle"
To Tom's defense, he was playing the entire game with the wind knocked out of him.
Why did you edit out all of Tom's sacks? MSU is going to report you to the Big Ten.
I thought Taylor Lewan played a very solid game. I didn't see exactly what he did for that personal foul (which set us back deep in our own zone) on the first drive, because I was there, not watching any tv replay, and he was away from the play.
But let's give a hell of a lot of credit to our other tackle, Michael Schofield. Because MSU's defense flips to the field side on every down, Schofield was lined up against Gholston as often as Lewan was, and Gholston had no more success versus Schofield.
I actually didn't think Gholston was awful; he was getting some pressure on Denard even without any spectacular sacks or personal fouls. He was in on a bunch of tackles. And yeah, I think Gholston is a filthy football player. Thanks to our entire O-line, not just Lewan, Gholston looked pretty ordinary.
If I remember correctly, Lewan's personal foul on the opening drive was a late hit when he blocked someone at the end of the play. He really tossed some poor guy just as the play was ending. The lateness of it was kind of borderline, from what I remember, but I think the refs were trying to put their foot down early.
I agree. People have fun insulting him but the more times I watch this the more impressed I am by Sparties game. He had contain responsibility and had to be prepared to pinch down. You're generally not going to get much rush when doing that because if you get to far upfield Denard is gone, if you go to hard inside Denard is gone. He only lost either responsibility about 5 times all game(the most significant being the 44 yard run where he went too hard upfield). He wasn't playing a stat game but what he was doing allowed State to play Denard as they do. It's rare that a DE is athletic enough to maintain both responsibilities against someone as athletic as Denard. It reminds me of why Peppers gives Vick fits. Great game by Tom, no. But we only put 12 on the board and he played a critical role in that.
Edit-for some reason this didn't reply where it was intended.
If Gholston "played a critical role" in shutting down the UM offense, then I must have watched the wrong video of the game.
1:34-1:36 of the above Taylor Lewan video.
Patrick Omameh drive blocking. ON HIS KNEES.
I love how after he finally completes that rotisserrie spin move, he's honestly surprised to see Lewan standing there waiting for him. He did seem to have a step on Lewan on a couple plays with a speed rush, but luckily Denard felt the pressure and stepped up into the pocket.
when he's unblocked. When even one guy blocks him, he's essentially neutralized. I'm amazed that they don't stunt him more.
BTW: Noticed this at the game, but while the anthem was playing and being sung, Tom raised his arms and helmet up 30 seconds before the end of the song (hard to miss his long ass arms) and started clapping them over his head and jawing to his teammates. He sure was pumped up and you could tell by his performance.
The funny thing is he will probably still go pro after this year, LeVeon, too. It's the Spartan thing to do.
When leaving the field, entering the tunnel after warmups, Gholston held up his hands to the earholes of his helmet to gesture, "I can't hear you; can you yell at me louder?" When re-entering the field just before the game, he did much of the same thing. He is something of a player version of Dantonio and Narduzzi. The kid is wound very, very tight from the perspective of trashtalking. I'm not exactly sure how opposing fans can use it to Gholston's disadvantage (!?), but I wish I knew.
I kind of feel like Gholsten played the same role Craig Roe is playing for Michigan.
State does an amazing job of staying disciplined, staying in their lanes and occupying their blockers to let their LB's run free. I think if you put a camera on the other end, Rush?, you would see similar results.
I will say as a pass rusher Gholsten seems disappointing.
This was awesome.
I'm the first to admit my knowledge of football technique is low ... so this video gave me a reason to take some time and actually focus on the interaction, play-after-play, between a LT and a DE.
Someone with better knowledge of this stuff correct me, but it seems to me Lewan is really good at (a) keeping his legs out for better stability, (b) lots of foot movement with really quick lateral motion, (c) keeping his shoulders squared to the DE, and (d) pushing the DE away from the play, even if that means pushing in a wide arc.
I only saw one play where Gholston got around Lewan ... but ultimately it did little harm because the play was already winding down by the time Gholston go by.
If what Lewan did in that game is a good example of quality LT play, then this game we call football is even more fascinating to me now than before. Freakin' awesome exercise in watching the details of a game.
Midwestern born and raised ... now living in the heat of the Arizona desert
That's how you shut down the All American.*
* preseason award hype is crap.
As for the missed Denard-to-Gallon pass, the more I watch it the more it looks like he was trying to throw it behind the ref while Gallon kept running. It wasn't a great throw, but Gallon could have slowed down a bit and given him the bigger window.
This is criminal. But remember guys, Gholston is still good, teams are just keying in on him.....
Hail to the Victors!
But what a block by Joe Reynolds on Fitz's big run. Cut him then jumped to his feet to get some more. Terrific stuff.
'We're a unit, not a one-man show. The name on the front of the shirt is more important than the one on the back.'
was qwned. And to think Taylor will be back next year.
I saw Gholston limp a few times.