They are down a ton of players. I am expecting to win by 20+
M - Nebraska Open Thread
Who are they missing (aside from TMart)?
half their OL
(their O-line may still be better than ours)
Fire Funk and Borges. There are no excuses for the inept O-line play and the atrocious play calling, this late in the season. It seems to have gotten worse!!!
And Kenny Bell is banged up. Must win for me
Al Borges to actually call plays that make sense?
Its starting to feel that way for this staff.
I am expecting pain.
A lot of red in the stadium today!
can I haz blitz please?
Painful home experience. Not many students again and a lot of red
I don't understand this. Our biggest home game since ND right? Fucking lame
There's the 3rd and long conversion we all like to see.
3rd and State St.....no problem.
Borderline insane how bad we are on third and long defense
He is starting today...fuck
Help us Lord...
DIAL IT UP, love the pressure.
The offense is starting well as usual.
Its simply not Division 1.
Great two plays. Predictable and expected results.
Will not end well.
Weird that this is about as ambivalent that I can ever remember feeling about a Michigan football game? I can't seem to muster much enthusiasm.
I just expect to have this be a painful game. Most of ours this year are. I just can't get excited about it
Make sure Shane is warmed up...
That was confidence-inspiring drive...
No wonder our defense looks good in practice. They're against our offense.
Hey beer guy...
So far a long 3rd down conversion, the offense goes 3 and out, and special teams gives up way to many yards on punt coverage. Off to a great start this week!
I'm not sure we belong in the Big Ten any longer.
Disagree. The Big Ten is a great place for crappy teams like us.
This took longer than normal to post
I know. I almost said fuck it. But I felt we had to have it. (And to make sure others will still out there)
I love this place.
Fitz gets stuffed 2 yard loss.
DG gets hammered 1 yard gain.
DG gets hammered on 3rd and throws a goose.
1. What the hell are we doing at practice?
2. Why is the Pass pro getting progressively worse?
3. Why do we act like we only have one damn RB on the roster?
His onu run was a jailbreak on the Oline
I think defensive coordinators are just progressively preparing for exactly what they have seen us do - we are keying most everything, and we aren't changing it. They have seen what works and have seen that we haven't adjusted.
Then give up big return to a shitty return team. Not sure why I'm watching this live
Is virtually unwatchable.
I just heard Spielman say we are going to run between the tackles per Borges. Holy Jeebus.
see derrick green, lol, no we won't. He might block on a play.
The student section looks terrible.
FIRE THE STUDENTS
Gardner looks like he doesn't wanna be out there. He's probably had his insides ground into paste, to be fair. But he didn't wanna take that hit on 2nd down, and was worried about it on the 3rd down throw as well.
viewing the second drive I say hes got a good eye
You haven't watched Michigan play this year have you?
Just like we should've annihilated hapless teams in Akron and UConn?
You haven't heard much about Michigan football this year, have you?
FIRE GoBuckeyes1990 !!!
How is our D-line still getting pwned?
against our oline
Ummm ... contain?
Josh Furman a minute ago?
The starting safeties broke some sort of rule and that's why they're not playing.
Ok. That play may hint to why we haven't seen a lot of Taco. He just looked slow as hell trying to simply run. Idk
Lord help us if the D has quit.
Keep giving them the ball on the 50 until they score, then repeat.
Michigan team I think I've seen
So you started watching Michigan football in 2010 then
Every Richrod team was worse than this
At least RR had a fun offense to watch, and you count bank on them scoring. Can't win if you can't score.
nick Sheridan and threet?
He is a very bright 3 year old...
Named game boy
Sure at this point they looking way too similar
Steven threet nick Sheridan era.
Michigan's defensive line is getting worse with each game...
Literally every unit in this team
So is Wilson dressed?
I saw him when they ran onto field.
Way to pull Abdullah for the big slow guy. Good to know we're not the only ones with questionable offensive minds.
This board is starting with a lot of doom and gloom early. Go grab a beer everyone.
I like to think I'm a glass half full kind of guy and I feel my glass is leaking...
I saw a Taco appearance.
he threatened to transfer...not a lie. not saying it because of the ace article.
If this is true then I'd be happy for him to transfer. If you can't beat out the competiton and then have to threaten transfer to play, then not only am I disappointed in the player in question, but also the staff for giving him playing time.
I can live with giving up 3, but I'm not thrilled with this defensive start. Very sloppy tackling and the coverage could still be a lot tighter.
We haven't played anything closer than 7 yard cushions in many years.
I just don't know anymore, man.
Run for minus two
Play action pass incomplete
If I were NEB, I'd have gone for that. At worst they give the ball to our O on the 4 yrd line to go 96 yards. I don't know if we'll go 96 yards the whole game.
Told you so.
I hate how we always seem to get coordinator-pwned. There's very few games I recall where we seemed to just out think the opponents OC or DC. Borges regular just gets schooled it seems and even the D is so so passive this year
I'm afraid they're just not a very good football team, boys and girls.
And what's worse, the coaching staff thinks they're something they're not.
Throw the ball away asshole
I knew I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Gardner just doesn't know what the heck he is doing half the time
He's got the yips. He's freaked out about everything.
He needs some short easy throws to get in a zone.
Our protection may not be good but my God, Gardner is horrible. He has no idea back there.
We're making them look like Alabama
He can't decide on a play put in Morris fuck it
Have we gotten a single yard of offense yet?
Locked on Gallon all the way.
Offense looks good.
Jesus christ, DG. Do something.
Devin has regressed. And I'm sad about that.
It might be time for you to go silent
Note that no one is actually disagreeing with your assessment.
Outside input is not appreciated at this point. We are infinitely more aware of whatever it is you are just finding it.
Do you have nothing better to do today?
This team looks like it has given up
I mean why not just go for a chop block. You might get away with it
in the backfield. Even if Fitz makes his block it still would have been the same result.
This is going to get ugly.
Well, if insanity is defined by repeating the same behavior and expecting different results ...
Fucking shit. I am in hell. Must be
THROW IT AWAY!
This is a low character team and the Line is pathetic
Keep in mind now that this is one of the worst defenses in college football, just absolutely dominating us.
Terrible O-line and jumpy QB = blitz all day long. blitzblitzblitzblitz
Absolutely Embarassing. We literally get worse every single drive
Just go empty set. Toussaint can't block. Why are we keep asking him to???
I keep saying all year. hate the seniority garbage. put the damn freshmen in.
Chances are that they are eveb worse at blitz pickup.
Even a real person, or just a paycheck scam?
Whatever Nebraska is doing on defense right now will work for the whole game. Michigan won't adjust.
young ol...jumpy qb...blitz a'comin
All over again
You guys can laugh, cackle and deride me but this game and season are over. They are not even putting in an effort
I'm just not seeing an 'oomph' or energy out there
They are soft and the coaches are dipshits.
Why is Fitz allowed on the field during passing plays? He's got to be the worst pass blocking rb I've ever seen on any level. Absolutely pathetic.
5 wide...crossing routes...they are blitzing every fucking play...idiot.
Maybe Gardner would be getting better if we had a QB coach.
Gardner has zero confidence. Even when he gets time, he has no idea what to do with it.
It is called PTSD.
Ok, I say we use an eight man line.
Same old Borges. How infuriatingly predictable....
Borges or Funk right now? Anyone?
He's the head coach and D line coach
Borges is calling the worst plays possible against blitzes! They're taking to long to develop. Run a fucking screen play for Christ's sake!
The D no longer is no longer a formality, so I think we are better than 09-10. Not by much maybe but still...
Toussaint gets all the snaps. Why? Seniors are better blockers. Except when they're not. I don't believe he is soooo much better as a runner or blocker that Rawls and Smith can't even get one single snap.
We should just fucking punt on first down. Fuck this. We haven't fixed anything since last week. We're playing just as bad against a weak defense now. We're sustaining negative momentum on offense.
It's really tough to watch the o-line acting like a turnstile. Are they thinking too much out there? I have a hard time believing that if we could hold off ND's rush we cannot even act like a speed bump to Nebraska (setting State aside for a moment). I feel bad for Gardner--he has no time to look at the field.
I hope they get it together on the next drive!
He's too concerned with the rush to check his receivers properly. I know he had a rough game and I know the coaching isn't the best but he needs to do better or get off the field.
It's like these guys are sleepwalking out there. No leadership, no intensity. And at this rate, no win.
Havent seen him do it all year. I mean it was a blitz all the way. At least call WR screen.
This is the worst 6 win team in the country. By far.
That's two drives Borges. Throw a dang screen. Punish them for the pressure. Just come on man.
The last time I saw a Michigan team quit was the bowl debacle against Miss. St. This is quite disgusting.
Let's hope we can flip a field here sometime in the first half.
Gardner is gunshy right now. Soon as anyone gets penetration he panics.
Might as well chalk this one up now.
I think Shane will get at least a full quarter today.
I challenge anyone on this board to legitimately defend the play of this offense or the play calling. This is simply as bad as it gets. The ENTIRE offensive staff NEEDS to be replaced. Anything less is a disservice to this program. We cannot beat formidable teams with this. This is unbelievable that a university with this many outlets and resources outs this level of play on display on National TV. Shameful. Put Derrick Green in the fucking game.
This team will finish 6-7 and there needs to be accountability. No more talk. Time for action.
Except for putting Derek green in the game... not sure what the angle is there
hahahaha magnuson didn't bother to block anyone on that last sack
Gardner has to get out of pocket/ throw faster. Get Fitz out of there and put a guard or TE. Teams are gonna come hard till we prove we can stop them
when the whole thing collapses. Breakdowns in blocking all over.
Can we have mattison call offensive plays?
Not sure how you set something like that in motion.
Maybe Stephen ross can make a phone call...
"Well, ya know..."
"We uhh, we uhh just didn't execute."
I think Borges should keep calling runs between the tackles and seven step drops.
I don't see any reason to watch the rest of this. Team is regressing season by season , game by game.
I wish a mod was in here to just ban this troll
When talking to the O-line something like "What the f*ck are you guys..."
Our defense has not been awful. An opponent hasn't started inside their 20 in what seems to be a month
Can only hold up so long being on the field every two minutes after the O sucks
This is pretty stunning, even if only two drives.
Obviously DG looks horendous. The problem is that he he is shell-shocked b/c of the OL execution, the play-calling, and we can only assume b/c of poor coaching regarding player development.
Of course, that should result in what we have seen.
You care and want to see them do well, but it only makes it that more frustrating when they don't. You almost want them to just give up and do horrible so you can stop having expectations and just let go.
Busted play goes for first down. Yay.
Let me get TWIS started early.
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUKC FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
If I say fuck two more times
that's 46 fucks in this fucked up rhyme
When I used to play madden, I used to get bored...so I'd end up picking a defensive play randomly by hitting buttons.
Reminds of a team I know...
Something something dark side.
Michigan has never seen the option before...
I am true Blue, but this isn't Michigan football. This team looks totally lost and that is a sign of really bad coaching. There better damn well be some coaching changes soon.
I hate this team
This big house better boo this team. They're awful.
Almost trips himself for no gain, ends up going for 12. Yay.
So bad.... both sides of the ball.
If (when?) we lose out, and end up 6-6 after starting 6-1, do we not accept a bowl bid because we won't deserve it, or do we go and end up with a potential losing record?
If Michigan happens to win this game, it will be because Nebraska completely fucked everything up.
Perhaps Ron English can stop by and address the lads.
I can see why the guy receiving the pitch is unmarked. I do not think anyone has ever run a play like that before in the history of football. Nebraska has definitely not ever run the pitchy-throw play
How many yards do we have? hilarious.
So does it matter what our D does?
For those of you who have already gouged your eyes out, would you recommend a sharp object (say a knife) or a blunt object (like a standard screwdriver) for the job?
I recommend the power button if your at home and I don't if your there maybe just leave
why is furman out there again???
Armstrong throw 3 picks a game? Heisman candidate
119th ranked defense? Alabama
Regardless of youth, this is a Nebraska defense that has gotten shredded by pretty much everybody.
Also is there a reasonable explanation for the safety switch today?
Coaching staff as a whole is pissing me off right now.
Jeez furman was there so early he could've picked it off.
Might be time for Furman to come out
Why is Furman in the game again?
Lots of Avery sightings too...
Not gonna be pretty today.
Wow. It honestly doesn't even look like we're trying
This is worse than last week
What was that analysis about how Abdullah doesn't break tackles?
Remember those RR teams that would start the season looking decent, run into a little adversity, then throw in the towel on the rest of the season?
Know what to say or think.
Like a hot knife through butter.
We're fucked. I'm not sure we have 10 points in us.
Sparty is beating us twice.
Well at least we won't give Urbz the satisfaction of handing us our first home loss under Hoke.
In brighter news, Arkansas has now lost 7 in a row. How long do you guys think they will stick with Bert at this rate?
Furman gets flagged for interference, than on the very next snap gets carried into the end zone. Way to have the boys ready, Hoke.
Furman, in a bad way
Trash execution plus trash coaching. Delightful.
Furman gets flagged for interference, than on the very next snap gets carried into the end zone. Way to have the boys ready, Hoke.
Edit..double post, my fault.
So who has confidence that the offense can score 10+ points?
Fire the entire staff at half. This team is a joke
How is Hoke NOT on the hot seat?? This team is so poorly coached it is ridiculous!!!
That would mean DB has to admit he made a mistake. Do you think that will happen?
I'm not going to root for a team that shows no heart out there on the field.
I'd call this disappointing
Furman is better than dymonte? If Fitz runs back out there I will be pissed. Put schofield at guard and magnums son at RT. Roll Gardner out of the damn pocket. Need a kickoff return
Can we just be competent enough not to mail in the rest of the season and start losing recuits. We need Hand. We need McDowell. We need Peppers. If we mail it in and go 0-4 they will not come to Michigan.
You know that NASCAR series that kinda works? We need it now. We can't wait until we're down three scores.
I love Hoke as a person, but he's the anti-Rodriguez so far. We have completely regressed every year he's been coach. I don't even know what to think. I just know it's not fun being a fan of this team right now.
I want to eat lots of ice cream and just curl up
I realize that Ohio doesn't have a game this week, but you really aren't fooling anyone.
Over/Under on negative yards next offensive series?
Why is this guy not banned already?
This team is going to finish last in the Legend's. Inexcusable
You know nothing.
Nah, we will still be higher than NW.
I'm a little concerned that the coaches lost the team--it's one thing to play youth and for their heads to swim (bad now but good later as they get experience), but very bad if the team isn't listening or cannot process what they are told. I have no idea if the coaches have lost the team and I hope not, but man they seem kinda lost.
Well honestly, unless things change drastically, this game is already over. They can't move the ball against one of the worst defenses in the B1G. The defense isn't playing well either. I thought that for sure this team would at least be able to match up against Nebraska, but that's obviously wrong.
If this team keeps playing this way, we aren't going to beat NW, Iowa, or Ohio. Wow.
This sucks. Being spanked like a little kid. If you don't think this affects recruiting, you are an idiot. No one wants to play for a team that looks like they are poorly coached. Betting now that Hand and McDowell go elsewhere.
Hurray for good football!
If he can't pass protect get him out of there!!!
Was the Notre Dame game just an aberration? We gotten progressively worse. At some point the team is going to start losing faith in their coaches. I hope that's not what we're seeing now.
the beginning of the season to the end of season? Almost seems like it is with this team at this point.
Even Nebraska can stop that extra tackle I crap. Give it up, it doesn't work!
Gotta get the run game going!
RB will able to run behind this shitshow of an o-line.
1 yard gain a big w for the line
Did Toussaint even try to block there???
LOL nice throw Dev...
Fitz T. cannot pass block to save his, or Gardner's life. Why do we have 3 fullbacks on the roster? Are they that bad at pass protection too?
New drinking game: every Michigan rushing play that nets less than 1 yard.
When will the first "Fire X" thread be created?
I'd assume around halftime.
Halftime? I bet five have been deleted already...
Ha, Spielman is funny. Hot routes and Borges. Hahahaha
Isn't this against the rules? We're gaining positive yards.
Probably about time to go I formation and run up the middle.
If Gardner has time, he is completing. We are doomed.
He is not getting the job done
Bring someone else in please
He hasn't for 1.5+ seasons now. His sophomore was clearly a fluke. He can't block worth shit, has little to no field vision and first contact brings him down too easy. Green may not do any better, but he won't do worse, so might as well give him the experience.
Are we having the same post-loss hangover that Staee used to have when they lost to us pre-Dantonio? Frustrating...
3rd down conversion... hey you never know... Nebraska is pathetic defensively, after all. I mean, if we acually decide to play here....
Somewhat competent. I guess that is nice
Fuck it. Pass on every down. These guys are making it way too easy.
That...was one of the coolest plays I've ever seen?
Vincent, you might read this. Sneak on the field and pass block like a demon again. You were the greatest
Dude played his heart out and was a clear leader
I don't wanna jinx it but did we just make an offensive adjustment???
Guy gets yards
he came into this game averaging lower YPC than Fitz somehow. Might help in pass pro, but people are being delusional if they think any RB on the roster is some magic bullet for no blocking upfront.
Bout friggin time
Borges simply could not resist...
At least Green falls forward...
Borges with the jet sweep, and Green actually goes north and south. Keep Fitz's soft ass on the pine.
At least we're showing a bit of a pulse now
Into the wind now. I bet we miss it
POSITIVE YARDS!!!!! GIVE BORGES A RAISE
Well good... for a minute there it looked like we might score and break our streak of quarters without a TD. We made it to five in a row!
Is sitting up in the pb reading this thread...trolling us for dear life
Borges: Hey we ran for positive yards for the first time in five quarters. Let's run up the gut again. Aww no gain. Let's try again.
Up the middle, up the middle!, up the middle!, Punt!
Just run quick slant and out routes from the gun every play. Tell Devon to throw it within / seconds no matter what.
Even our cheerleaders don't want to be there
Love the run from the shotgun that picks up yards so now let's try it under center. I hate you so much Borges.
Progress. Just play it one down at a time. FG is a win here. Defense will at least have rest. Got to get it a little closer though as we are into the wind.
It costs me nothing to sit at home
Time is a cost!
If Borges had run a PA on the last play when green was in, somebody would have been wide open. Everybody in the stadium knew green was running that 2nd down play. Now on 3rd get Gardner put of pocket, roll him out.