You were just one play off.
M - Nebraska Open Thread
I'm into my 4th beer already.. Not a liver-conscious pace.
WHEN HAS THAT PLAY WORKED THIS YEAR WTF
WHY. WHY AL.
If he's still the OC next season I'm done.
If he even makes it
to the end of the season...
Are you fucking kidding me??
for Green realize he is only averaging 3.3 yards on a carry on the season, right? If you can't block it doesn't matter who is getting the carries.
Fitz just goes down
If you want to rip apart Fitz for bad pass protection that is fair, but don't act like Green has somehow been better in his limited time. Green hasn't exactly been great at breaking tackles, which was expected of him.
The bottom line is if you can't block it doesn't matter who is running the ball.
1 thing. If you can't block it doesn't matter who is running the ball.. and Fitz can't block.
Green redshirt is burned. Why not give him experience rather than playing Fitz who is absolutely worthless.
3 straight up the middle. Priceless futility.
Just keep running htat play until they stop it.
How do they KNOW we're going to run on first down? They ALWAYS call the right blitz.
This running up the middle. We're due, right!
Hi Al, I'm Earth. Have we met?
Is Borges aware he doesn't have to run it up the middle for 1-2 yards on first down? He seems oblivious.
Third and short. You know what's been working well for us? Runs up the gut. Let's do that.
FUCK YOU AL BORGES.
Has an OC ever been fired during a game?
If not, I hope that changes today.
Al Borges is retarded
What a dick you are Borges
Surprise them with a power run! Genius!!!
We should just never ever run the ball again.
We're not a power running team. It doesn't matter how badly you want us to be. We're not. For the love of god, STOP!
Correct. It does not matter what you want to be.
I had to stop spending money like I was Bill Gates. Cause I'm not BILL FUCKING GATES!!
Christ. Good call Al.
Jesus great play call, dick. When had that run ever work this yeat
This is a joke, right?
What the fuck are these guys smoking???
I was a borges apologist...no more...none
Welcome to the world of common sense.
Hasn't worked all year
Fucking bullshit play call. This is incompetent
points there badly. Good drive by the offense for a change
Green was falling forward for a couple of yards every time. Toussaint comes in, 0 yards.
fire the turf
Why do we keep running from I-formation, expecting it to net any yards. IT DOESNT WORK. IT WONT WORK THIS YEAR
oh my god. Why did we think we could make 2 or 3 yards on that play? We haven't most of the entire year!
Don't call what you wish we were, call what will give these boys success and confidence NOW in plays that will work!
Patch Spielman into Borges' headset. They have too many people in the box. Got to soften them up. Still got the FG and the defense is rested. Some momentum has been regained.
Fire Borges and hire Chris Speilman to call plays. At least he knows what the fuck is going on.
Up the gut on third and two worked so well the first time!!!!!!!!!!
Gotta get that running game going
No counter to them selling out
Spielman said earlier that the coaches told him that Lewan is having a better year this year than last year. So not only are they terrible at coaching football, they are also liars.
I couldn't hate Fitz more
Anyone who still defends Borges as being anything less than a moron is delusional.
"I don 't know why they didn't go back to the play that worked." I predict he says that several more times before this game is over.
OK, we are not Stanford. We need to stop trying to impersonate Stanford on every 3rd and short.
In the box
Al was probably masturbating while watching Stanford D.
At least Gardner didn't get sacked that drive.
Is like a mentally retarded 57 year old gladiator.
Get the young guys ready. He has done nothing.
Guy runs like he is defeated.
It's so obvious what works, and it's so obvious what doesn't. Why do we insist on trying plays that we can run and abandoning them, reverting to one's we consistently fail at??
Because Stanford did it. So we can do it, right?
It's as though we start off every game trying to establish our identity as manball. Then when it gets blown up over and over we adjust and go back to a different style. But, instead of realizing we don't have the players to play manball, instead our strategy is just to practice it more all week and try again next week. We repeat this process over and over. If we just gave up on manball for the rest of the season and worked all week inpractice in what we are competent at we could be a 10 win team. Alas that will never happen and we will go 6-6.
Fitz still play? Even when there is a hole, he dances.
1% of the time? I could see getting Green more carries to prepare for next year, but anybody expecting any better results is dilusional. Green is averaging 3.3 YPC this season to Fitz's 3.7
Its a sad day for Michigan Football when Spielman can question your offensive coordinator playcalling and actually make sense.
indictment on Borges. He will never adapt. He had to the first year because of Denard. The second year he tried to implement his bullshit and they struggled. This year he fully implements his bullshit and they are terrible. Only wen he goes back to the spread stuff he stole from Rich Rod are they successful on offense. Just sickening. I'm done with hearing the excuses for him. Borges, you get paid money to game plan, do something that works. F$&@ing A$$hole.
You're going to mess up LSA's swearing stats. Please do not censor your profanity
I am trying to skew the stats. Last week I made an effort to post no curse words. I succeeded for as bad as that was. Now I have to get creative.
I could see that coming. Nebraska sure saw that coming. Fire Borges. don't wait until half time!
Is everything wrong with Al Borges. Dreamer.
Guy who looks like Tom Osborne wearing a Michigan sweatshirt with a Nebraska hat
Stupid trivia question...
Wow, Pelini is a moron.
See 3rd and 6 than 3rd an 20
We are going to need them to win this one today.
Is this the Fallen Legends Championship game or something?
I mean I like Hoke and really want to not blame him too much but at this point I have to blame him for not telling Borges you're not allowed to go under center for the rest of the year.
I like Hoke too, but I guaruntee he wants us going from under center just as much as Borges.
At first I thought Borges didn't like the spread. Now I realize he just doesn't like offense.
FANTASTIC defensive coach.
Desperately need to change the coaching staff.
Because, you know.
When was the last time our offense scored a TD? Indiana, right? I can't remember that far back.
I want to see if Dave Brandon is man enough to question is own choices. There must be accountability and changes after this year.
I'd say there is no chance that is happening. Someone like DB does not admit mistakes.
I agree that has me more worried than anything.
DB will watch the game film with the coaches, then make his opinions known.
Does LSA's stats count every swear in my post?
Fuck. Shit. Damn. Fire. Fuck. Balls. Fart. Taint.
Taint has too many innocent meanings. Use grundle instead.
The fleshy fun bridge!
Does fuckity fuck count as two fucks? I don't think the algorithm can recognize fuckity.
Quick question. Does Devin even have the option to audible at the line? And I'm not being sarcastic. Because you think that the quarterback should have the best read of what's going on out there. I'd hope that he would have the quarterback savvy to realize that they are stacking 8 in the box on first down. Why not check to playaction or just a straight pass. Do you think he actually has the option or do you think the coaches have told him to run exactly what they tell him and don't change it?
Denard never audibled either.
Even if he did though it is hard to have time to actually audible, when you spend so much time in the huddle and have less than 10 seconds when you get to the line.
About two weeks ago
Looks like it is a safe bet now.
Sad state of affairs. Worst part is there are and will be so many ohio tickets for sale there will be 40K ohio fans in the Big House.
Our game plan is apparently to run against 9 man defensive fronts. At least we are following the game plan. Hats off to Borges for getting them to buy in this week.
For the pizza bowl
Yes, not blitzing on passing downs is working great for us...
I'm joining this Open Thread, as I actually want to read what people have to say instead of what the mods think is insightful.
I'll catch you up to speed: Fire Borges, Fire Toussaint, Dave Brandon made a mistake, Fuck Fuck Fack.
You're an ass
It is a freshman forgodsakes
Seriously , what's the third down success rate against us this year
Down to 99%
At long last.
Thank god for bad receivers there
Thank GOD for busted routes...
I don't understand why the D is so passive. We used to dial up those Okie packages all the time and now this year it's like we're completely afraid to not drop 7
I think the idea is to play bend but don't break defense. Usually that is done to slow the opposing offense down by making them drive the entire length of the field rather than giving up big plays. However, I think its use this year is to keep Borges offense off the field for as long as possible.
Nice to see Stribling make a play... well sort of... I mean, the NU guy dropped it. But that still counts.
Bend and break.
+1 for Hoke's/Mattison's ability to recognize talent
Have lost this team
I really don't want that to be true
We last have the field position advantage?
Some time in the Indiana game.
Thank you REFS!!!
Al Borges must have been competent at one time, no? What the hell happened?
Up defensive holding. Brilliant move
The defense doesn't want to force 3-and-outs because that means the offense has to go out there more often.
Do we have any pass play that requires anything less than a 15 step drop?
Do we have a call that allows the pocket to move/roll out/anything that makes it harder to sack the quarterback. Might as well sent Fitz in the flat every play...far too small to block.
All that time and that's the best DG could come up with. The OL sucks. But Devin isn't helping.
Reynolds in = run.
That was literally the best result that play will ever get us.
And we are in 2nd Q
Please, for the grace of GOD, no more Toussaint!!!
Stop FUCKING calling run plays!
DG is getting murdered
Recognized blitz and got it out of there. I didn't think I'd ever see him do that
it all night against ND.
Amazing. An actual completion against a blitz. Is that the first since ND game?
Yeah, I'm sure a true freshman with limited mobility would fair much better behind this offensive line. You're not very smart. EDIT: Uhh that wasn't supposed to go there.
is what the Denard run was for us in 2010-12
Corp cook luck!
Gallon always making plays. Unfair he'll never get to be part of a Big 10 title team.
real playmaker on the field.
No way Gardner makes it through this whole game.
Every fucking game you kill a drive
I remember that play
and Mike Martin too
Is almost comical
To be fair, that snap only cost us a couple more yards than a Fitz zone stretch would have.
can't line up right- cant't get out of our own way
This game is going by so fast
Not fast enough
Disproving the notion of time flying when you are having fun...at least if the board is any indication.
Just remember, UCLA was down to Nebraska early and then smoked them in the second half.
Fire Funk. Seriously this time.
The one thing you can count on following a timeout is that our next play call won't be any better than it otherwise would have been without a timeout.
That's called coaching, my friend. We'd be better off with John Beilein drawing something up.
Can't posbang you so an imaginary +1 to you sir.
My three year old daughter was just booing.
Proud of her a little.
surprised if it is revealed after the Ohio game that Gardner has been playing with an injury most of the year. He looks slow and tired. Just worn out. The smile and the swag are gone. I hope he can dig deep and have a successful rest if the year.
Al Borges will call one of his world famous run plays. FUCK YOU BORGES
2nd and 20? Let's run some power here, that'll catch 'em off guard!!!
Get Louisville's coach before he's gone. Have a nice weekend, I'm out before I explode.
Is the perfect time to dial up a power run. Need the timeout to make sure the o line knows who to whiff on, though.
Any bets on whether or not defense scores a TD before offense?
Oh, very likely
I am pretty sure this is all the players fault. They need to execute better. Or that is what we will be told.
It's totally a lack of toughness.
Wouldnt he be a better blocker than Fitz on 3rd down? They blow right by him.
We will run a draw for no gain
Can't put any of this on the players. They're playing hard. Not put in a position to win. 150% on the coaching staff.
Thank god they called a timeout
That's what you came up with out of the timeout?
DG looks really slow
He is probally still extremely sore from last week.
No speed or explosiveness
Play fake on 2nd and 20 fools everyone! Brilliant play, Borges! Is that too gimmicky, though? Not man ball enough.
I guess I got a little ahead of myself.
Just arm punt.
Play action. Face palm.
You know, I would be okay with that if we actually handed off every now and then. BUT WE DON"T!!! SO WHAT IS THE POINT???
Lewan. Greatest captain in U of M football history. /s
This has got to be the 50th 3rd&15+ of the season.
But screw all those fans booing, don't boo our team at home
gardner is horrible...
I thought it was the Heisman followed by a high 1st round pick
Have to give that play to them.
Gardner had a half hour to throw and couldn't find anyone. No way they were all covered. Butt's been open on seams all day and was again there.
You couldn't even see any of the receivers from the camera angle, but yet you somehow know Butt was open.
Ok. DG does hold the ball way too long as well. Of course he might be doing this because he knows he can't really run
Throw it up? Arm punt at least, with a chance for pi
Highlight so far
I don't get it.
Nice punt, Borges.
Was best play of the game.
Wow slowest punt coverage ever. Were they walking?
When the announcers act like positive yardage is a victory, something is clearly wrong.
just made the best play of the game, yay!
Everybody just keep running downfield. Gardner can throw it 70 yards into the wind. No prob.
Looks like wind has shifted. Thank goodness.
Great punt. Not looking forward to the upcoming 97yd drive
I'll count that punt as a moral victory.
Hoke needs to stop clapping after penalties on us and terrible plays. It just doesn't look good.
Is that punt our Play of the Game?
Hold it hold it hold it holt it hold it hold it. .....you get the idea
Wile is going to be the team MVP at the end of the season.
Now the gameplan is evident. Borges decided to feature Wile this week.
Gardner's gotta THROW THE DAMN BALL!!!
Then he throws a pick and it's GARDNER EAT THE DAMN BALL
ain't no way Nebraska's secondary is this good...
If an athletic QB is taking a beating already, what do you think would happen to a less mobile QB?
We all know Morris would be much much worse. True freshman QBs = doom
This all looks maddeningly familiar. How many times in the last two weeks have we seen 2nd and 20 or 3rd and 18 after yet another highly predictable power-I?
3 and out now!
Nebraska leading every stat but TOP. That's a manball win right there!
Man that RB just got murdered by clark.
He had the ball
Is this team worse at this point than our recent 3-9 performance? I try to tell myself this isnt possible. Unfortunately...it may be the case.
Jake Ryan avoided a horse-collar tackle. Missed the safety but still a good play.
my Lord how didn't Jake have the sack there!
Good play by Stribling to pull up. Anti Crable.
I was sure he was going to dole out a late hit. Wise for a freshman to be able to have the sense to pull up
They will lose yet another lineman, and STILL will be far superior to ours. But only because our line is young.
So Nebraska has a beat up O-line yet they stlll have more success running than Michigan who has no injuries on the line.
Wow. 2st half isn't even over and there are already 500+ replies. can't be good
This and fire that. And I agree :(
Although "almost" is better than "not by a mile..."
Being a Michigan fan has sucked since 2007 but this has been the lowest I have felt as a fan.
No way around it as this point.
gotta get off the field on 3rd down
Never want anyone to get hurt.. But I'll take it.
for Nebraska with these injuries. Hate to see these kids get hurt....
Hey how bout all the Nebraska guys get hurt. I'll bet we can beat their second team. I mean, only because we're playing at home, of course.
Did IRBHG change teams?
He angry anymore?
and takes a saftey
This 3rd down better get fu**ing stopped
Last play Nebraska linemen were in 4-point stances. Maybe that's the key.
...Gardner isn't into the game. No sense of urgency. Indecisive. Lopes around in the backfield and holds the ball too long.
You can't put a Q next to a V man
The offense needs to air this mug out and go score here...good field pos. coming up here...act like this is the end of the game
thank you matt wile for the defensive stand
Nebraska just out Michiganed Michigan.
really changed the game. MATT WILE FOR MVP
Hey! This is our best starting field position since 2011, I think.
We haz field position
Borges will take 3 knees and go to halftime.
The worst Michigan team ever. At least Rich Rods players showed some heart.
Its like some people literally cannot remember how absymal everthing was under Richrod
THREE STEP PASS!!!! WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN???
This blog if we ran a sneak on 3rd and 12? Anywhere and in any situation.... Explosion!
A quick slant on first down? How un-Borges.
Wait, we have a slant in the playbook?
Of course time ticks away and we look like shit
A called QB draw. Borges simply cannot resist running up the middle in some form.
This really is a non functional offense
Gotta go for it.
go for this plzzz
Quick pass for 7? Run up the fucking gut. BECAUSE IT NEVER FUCKING WORKS SO WHY NOT TRY IT AGAIN. FUCK YOU AL.
Go for it!
Another wonderful offensive possession.
get morris in
Fucking DG. Had the swing pass wide open
But Gardner is a disaster
Give me a statue at QB who can read defenses
C'mon...I know it's frustrating but I hope you really don't hate a 21 year old for not playing well (unless his name rhymes with shamsell!).
I do think he is terrible and has a major confidence problem
Wow. First time I've said this all year: Get Devin the hell out of the game.
THOW THE FUCKING BALL SOMEWHERE
I know easier said than done and no one is really open but Lord...
Two man route with a rollout. Nice.