With only one guy on the pass side... FACEPALM.
M - Nebraska Open Thread
Gardner is done. He plays scared
He has been coached into paralysis.
Are they executing yet?
for cinder blocks?
If not for Threet/Sheridan, I would dare say Devin Gardner is the worst QB in Michigan history!!!
3 months ago he was going to win the Heisman
Demetrius Brown was the worst....
to McMurtry fot win against OSU. How many TDs have you scored against the Buckeyes?
Navarre was much better.
Nebraska's defense is TERRIBLE and we have 3 points in a half. The home win streak is going to end resoundingly at this rate
Morris time...if nothing more than to send a message.
Rip that 98 off devin chest
Borges should seek professional help for his bi-polar disorder.
Why not, right? Can't be worse. 6 quarters with no td
Nebraska last year is the game Denard got hurt and it was finished by Bellomy. That game is why you don't put Morris in this game.
I think you have to give morris a shot. We have no chance of moving the ball at this point. Gardner is scared out of his mind. He has been pressured relentlessly and coached to not do anything if pressured. He needs to watch from the sideline to see that he wont get killed playing football---which he apparently now believes.
I actually thought we should go for that. Punt doesn't get us much. Although Nebraska seems to be trying for points now.
...he lopes around in the backfield indecisively and takes too much time. He's afraid to throw a pick, I guess. Shows little confidence.
This is football, Devin! You can't be tentative.
He would have had that last year or vs ND. I am now 100% sure he is hurt.
Anyone want to defend Borges and hoke? Didn't think so...
Agree - have to bring in Morris - jackass
Throwing the fucking ball and getting intercepted is not as bad as taking a sack. Fucking pathetic
Unless the interception happens 20+ yards downfield, than yes it is almost always worse to throw a pick.
You are assuming the defender runs the shit back. It was fucking 4th down dumbass. Throwing the fucking ball up for grabs would have been better.
I GUARANTEE you is playing injured...book it.
If thats the case, it means our coaches are not only dumber than I originally thought, but reckless too.
Gardner has got to be hurt.
He looks like he is hurt. I just don't get why Borges keeps calling QB keep runs.
I want Morris out there just to get all these morons to shut up. Because playing a true freshman QB ALWAYS WORKS!
Henne did pretty well! Hackenberg beat us . So yea lets give him a shot
Morris wouldn't stand a chance behind this OL
killed if you put him out there behind this o-line. Henne had a o-line thatw was 100X better protecting him.
Also are people in their attempts to rip Gardner apart, forgetting that he still only the equilivant of a true sophomore in actual playing experience at QB. Who just happens to be playing behind a god awful o-line, and only has two viable WR targets to work with.
Not sure if drunk or a dumb ass
Dymonte and Stribs getting more time today.
We will kneel the ball here too
I think Borges should be put at QB. Make him run the plays he's calling.
Best comment of the day sir
Time for that vaunted Michigan hurry up offense.
Nice....a huge explosion block...RIGHT into the Returner
Six quarters without a TD. Three points in a half vs one of the worst defenses in the country. But I mean, what a relief that at least we don't have one of those gimmicky modern offenses that leave their defense on the field too often after putting up 35 points in a half in a barrage of big plays.
Nah we got the herp derp offense
Gallon looked like he had the cut and Bolden blocked his guy right into Gallon...one of those seasons
Nobody has accused this special team of playing smart or effective.
but given the lack of concentration, I'd drug test everybody.
I'd drug test you. I highly doubt drugs are the issue.
I'm sorry, if this first half isn't a complete indictment on Borges, I don't know what is. I have zero faith we will be to score a TD the rest of the year.
As he should. Not his fault
for how much we lol'd at MSU's offense early in the year. We now have 9 points in the last 6 quarters
Kneeling the ball actually lost us less ground than a tackle over zone stretch would have.
Goodbye all 4 and 5 star recruits
I bet Tom Harmon's son is proud to see DG wearing his dad's number.
He's too busy catching bad guys to care
Cant wait for Ohio with the Big House 70% red.
It seems like we are on our heels every damn game on O. I applaud the D since they're put in bad field position all game. I'm glad basketball is here.
Lewan handshakes Nebraska players as they go off the field. That feels odd
I don't see any way around not getting rid of Funk, at the bare minimum, after this season. If not sooner. Last week's ineptitude was somewhat excusable. That was against a great defense. But this is a Nebraska defense that got manhandled by Minnesota, and they're playing like stars today.
I'm wondering if Gardner is just terrified of going out there now because he knows he's going to get zero protection from his line from here on out. It's almost a liability against his personal health at this point.
explosion was not enough in Brady's eyes to save Borges' job come offseason
Defense are you watching
Tv they look like shit don't get a push and are playing against two freshman qbs, have no sacks. No to mention our DBS are off the line so far it's embarrassing
We haven't scored a TD against Nebraska since 2011. Manball!
I'm actually not a big fan of that play by Bolden. I hate seeing that. I know football is a physical game but it seems cheap to me. I know everyone will likely disagree and that's fine, but that is just my opinion. Instead of simply blocking him and shielding him from Gallon, Bolden instead decleated him into Gallon. So what good did it really do? This team has to get it together in the locker room. DG is rattled and I've always been a big supporter of him but something's gotta happen and it's gotta happen in this 2nd half. This 2nd half is gonna define the rest of the season.
You definitely did not play football.
But I did.....so there's that. I also play college lacrosse.
I am broken. This team is broken. Very sad. Hoke will open the post game presser with "We did some good things out there today... If the players watch the pressers they probably think their coaches are batshit crazy at this point.
Of offense....total, between both teams. Ugly ugly game.
turnovers early this season made him. When u have little fitz not picking up guys like mike hart he is a mess our offense is a mess. I'm still on the play other HBs bandwagon.
We didn't execute but there were 8 to 6 plays we'd like to have back
Denard played hurt for four years and produced. DG is no Denard.
....ostensibly we need more "physicalness."
Sheesh. We're playing like a bad MAC team.
Don't worry. There will be an article this week breaking down a bunch of useless stats that do not back up what is actually happening on the field. Apologists will slap each other on the back and talk about the O-line being young.
We set a program record on offense a few games ago
I am noticing this is not a BTN halftime show. I must conclude that we are playing on ABC before a national audience. We are doing a great job of showing off the program.
Here's the halftime rundown....
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|4 of 11||7 of 10|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
We're averaging 2.07 yards per offensive snap. Yeah....
Better than I expected...
A 2012 Gardner or a ND Gardner picks up that first down. Secondly, 60 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE. And we have negative rushing yds again. The 2010 team would have crushed this 2013 team and 2009 would have put up a good fight.
First play, shot gun roll right, option run, hits Funchess
Second play, double TE, I Form w FB, loss of one.
Can we start selling second half tickets really cheap to fill the seats emptied by halftime? Largest crowed watching a first quarter anywhere in America today. Good high school attendance by early fourth. At least the Nebraska fans are staying.
DB should walk into the locker room and fire Borges on the spot
I guess if we don't mind 7-5 or 8-4 teams we keep Hoke! If we want to be an elite team we need an elite coach! Miles would do quite well here!
Do you think he would leave LSU, and does he bring Cam with him. Also, does Mattison retain DC?
When AL kicks their fucking asses, LSU won't mind him losing!
we would be down 20-3 right now Fortunatly he took out that first QB.
Gardner is definitely hurt. He does not get caught from behind by a defensive linemen otherwise.
We can kiss rest of the season goodbye.
Did that after the UConn game.
Nowhere to be found.
If/when Borges is fired, who does Michigan bring in as the OC? My vote is for Lane Kiffin ( of the ones that are available).
I sincerely hope that's a joke.
I think we should bring in Baylor's OC. Throw a shit ton of money and make Hoke take the head set off next year.
Michigan would go from least to most bubble screens run per game.
You're a son of a bitch for even throwing his name out there.
These coaches are fucking morons. This season shall be known as the Great Regression of 2013. At least we won't get our ass kicked on New Year's by an SEC team
My mlive app crashed, and I got an error message that said, "UM Football Has Stopped Working." Quite an appropriate observation...
You win the internet today
-11 yards rushing. ...... oh my fucking God!
This also shows what kind of clusterfuck offense we really have without an explosive QB.
+1 for Abdullah The Butcher reference.
Does he have eligibility? Can he play Guard?
"What the fuck..something something"
has just witnessed a guys confidence go from 100 to 0 in a 2 month span. Of course I am talking about Devin Gardner. But I think you could also say my confidence in Brady Hoke has gone from 80 to 20 and my confidnce in Al Borges has gone from 20 to -10000000.
This has been a pattern for us for awhile.
We start the season with a tremendously gifted QB. He takes a constant beating throughout the season where by the end, he is just a shell of his former self.
ironic that your confidence in borges is equal to our rushing output.
Since Ohio last year, thoughts unchanged.
I expected them to lose today and have resigned myself to 6-6. Sad.
On pace for six points, like last week.... Can't use the "They're the best defense in the country!" consolation against one of the worst in the country.
We dont win anymore games this season, book it.
What's the bet amount?! I'll give my paypal privately if your're willing to back that up..
So you're thinking that we will win on the road against NW or Iowa? Forget their records and who they are. This michigan cannot field a football team period!
I honestly think we should go to 6 inch splits, fire out low, and push x3 and punt the remainder of the game. We seem set on being self destructive...might as well make it look intentional.
At least I planned ahead and got drunk for this! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
272 yards rushing + 238 yards passing = 510 yards total offense
What does this represent? The offensive output of South Dakota State against Nebraska.
As bad as it has been lately i am actually enjoying this, i dont even feel bad or sad anymore because it is abvious how horrible this team is.. Even our rivals feel bad for us and hope we get good sometimes soon.. Thats how long it has been since we been relevant that ur main rivals hope we start being more competitive...
I hope we loose all games so Joke is forced to get rid of his buddies and gets some real coaches...
In the mean time ill seat back and watch all these heisman candidates in Nebraska's defense keep us to -10 yrds of rushing
This offense is a mess. Wyoming put up 600+ yards on this Nebraska defense. WYOMING for fuck's sake.
Can we afford their OC?
We have to find a center who can p/u blitzes, make line calls and snap the ball..,
We are so bad my wife has agreed to Coke and hookers for a pick me up. At least I out kicked the coverage in marriage!
Has she agreed to a gangbang, it is?
Diet coke and Internet porn! Woohoo!
A bad year is one thing but the appearance that the team has quit is a major concern. Not good for the long term health of the team
I have a theory -
Borges wants to be fired. There's no other explanation for seeing the same blitzes that MSU did and then calling 2/3 deep routes every play. There's no chance for success with that
Well, the good news is that we're at home and now under the lights. Time to channel some ND-game magic.
an attempt to come back to the ball to help Gardner out on scrambles? Only saw a couple of replays that showed the WR's downfield, but it sure didn't look like it on those plays.
Is it me or has this been more of a curse than anything else?? I think DG should go back to his old number..
I wonder if the 'whoosh' that you can hear when a DL runs past our OL is what Brady meant by 'hearing' football?
The second half is going to be OK - I just put on my lucky Michigan shirt. Sorry to take so long.
On the other hand, fire Borges!
to start the second half. This board will be on fire within 60 seconds.
I wonder what the offensive stats would look like compared to 08?
Lets hope the 2nd half is better. Good lord that was butt ass ugly.
Offense starts off great.
How about that??? Who knew screen passes work against blitzes?
NOw do something with the big gainer
A screen? Imagine that. In a pro style offense... who knew?
A play to negate pressure? They exist in a Borges offense?
lol Borges simply cannot handle success.
They should just call us the Michigan Second and Twelves.
Even when the dline is blocked, they are making tackles...
Why do we eve3n run plays on 1st down?
Two quick passes in one series!!!
Butt would have 20+ catches by now if this offense was competent.
Borges runs a low iq offense
Even TE screens work. What kind of devil's magic is this?
13 true freshmen playing in year 3 of Hoke's tenure?
Boarding a plane now, hoping we turn it around and when I am able to check scores in a few hours we will have prevailed. Let's see if this staff can make some adjustments and motivate this team...
It is not better protection, we are actually running short routes out to the side.
Smart DG. Be it
Can we petition the NCAA to just start new series at 2nd &11 and just forgo the worthless running play up the middle?
Tough ball Chesson. I like.
And THREE receivers where you roll out to. How about that???
I really don't want to see Gardner running again. The dude is hurt. Just pass.
They bring at least five. Figure it out
hahaha just exceeded our first half yardage total
Are we allowed to score TDs?
How sweet you sound.
haven't heard it in far too long!
Good job Blue.
Not much going for us lately but hard to argue that the plays on that drive were pretty good.
This is the problem. Borges starts calling pass plays against a horrible defense and people start forgetting the first half. Why not start the game like that? Instead he insists on running plays that don't work and cost us points. This is a 60 minute game
Aside from those two abysmal first down run plays, that was a pretty well-called drive. We can win this game.
Lewan is a monster
Okay, this is much better....
At halftime as well
Play-calling not much better... Just better execution.
Maybe we need to play more night games.
Little more like it there! Good adjustments!
Seriously though--these play calls are fueling our improved performance.
I like Fitz but he is not the same anymore, he looks slow to me and has no cuts anymore
That speculated as to whether the team was not mentally in it and that Hoke might have (though not necessarily) have lost the team. But the O played their first series tough and I'm hoping the D stops getting gashed by the run this drive and makes some plays.
For a supposedly good run defense, we are really bad at stopping 3rd and short.
To everyone calling for Shane over Gardner: 13/16 147 yds 1 TD 0 INT. All while getting blocked for by a turnstile, having an inept offensive coordinator, and a nonexistent QB coach. He's the man.
It must be so hard for him to go into the huddle and call a power run play
Eh. He's hesitant, he's overly cautious, sometimes making bad reads and occasionally making bad decisions or failing to execute the throw. His stat line is good only because he's making some good decisions mixed in with the bad ones. He's not brilliant by any stretch.
That is why people get on him. He holds it too long and doesn't feel pressure until too late.
Our defense is lousy.
Our defense hasn't given them anything besides those first two drives.
Because Pelini - for some reason - put in their 3rd string QB.
That looked good!
Taco sighting! I mean, no one blocked him. But still.
Thank you, Nebraska, for abandoning the run!
I thought Taco was transferring.
Nom nom nom nom nom
So is there more people posting in this thread or the second half thread?
Why does someone always make a second half thread? We need two GTs for what reason?
It's annoying. The gamethread is much less entertaining when only half the active posters are participating.
This one seems sufficient.
Second half thread is idiotic
Put one in the end zone here and see what Nebraska's made of. They don't want to play from behind.
That was spicy
He just throw it away
Nom nom nom nom
for the first time.
He's been in sporadically
Not looking at him
Just plain a bad throw
Nom nom nom nom
We need this one.
Which one to follow?
That's a big miss by DG on that 3rd down. He needs to complete that one. Those are few and far between for him with this o-line lately
Hate that the announcers just mentioned turnovers - shhhhhh.
A lot of young guns in there today on defense playing very meaningful minutes. Dymonte, Stribs, JD, Taco. Not sure what kind of sign that is. Good or bad?
Thats good, throw everyone in there and let them fight for a starting position.. Its not like we doing much this year
i hope we remember this as the devin funchess game
Ugh. Every rare positive yardage play on 1st down is followed by negative yardage on 2nd.
Borges agrees and is trying to mix things up. Working hard for more first down negative running plays.
Tight TV shot, and I counted 10 Nebraska players on the screen.
to be fair, opportunities of generally overrated.
as it turns out...
Due to lack of execution.
thank you but that was defensive holding for sure before that ball was thrown.
Ron Zook dumb punt of the week nominee! Now Pelini should go out there and lose one for the Zooker...
for a touchdown...
He keeps this up we'll have two JMFR's....
This team is regressing. Might go winless in November. Piece of shit bowl here we come!
the best way to describe the current state of um football is found in an error message I received when my mlive app crashed earlier today; "UM Football Has Stopped Working."