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Michigan - Iowa Game Thread
Ugly football is ugly
Great punt Wile. Credit where credits due.
That image of DG throwing his hands up like "WTF? Everything was perfect" needs to be a GIF and summary of the season.
That was almost a carbon copy of our safety against them in '98.
Come on D..need another score here. You are the only hope for scoring.
Yikes. Will this team even score next week?
We should keep running these "let the other team fuck up" plays
How the fuck can a QB as talk as Devin have so many tipped balls? Denard looks more an more like Tom Brady compared to him.
...I'm actually looking forward to watching MSU vs OSU today.
Well, good luck trying to find that game on tv...since it's not happening and all.
What is it about Weisman that we can't tackle?
Strength and power. He doesn't go down with arm tackles
Beautiful run play from Iowa
...if Iowa goe 98 yards on our defense. I've seen it all. IOWA?
Even Iowa can gash this defense...christ
Holy shit. What the fuck was Avery doing?
This is happening too often to our D. Pin a team super-deep, in a completely obvious run situation, and give it up anyway.
Should have been picked, but great discipline there.
That should have been picked
WTF?! I can play the ball better than that!
We go lucky, cause he played that terribly
Courtney Avery balls skillz lol
Borges and Funk should take note of how iowa does it.
The fact the Iowa reciever still almost caught that makes me naseous.
Poorly defended by Avery. Can we release him?
You're joking right?
Skills are non existent. Should have been picked.
Fuck yes, defense!
I gotta say greg Davis is looking like Gus malzahn next to Borges right now
A true safety would have picked that off. they ball hung in the air
Here comes three runs and a FG attempt.
Damnit Countess! We needed you to score!
As I watch this game, I keep thinking about how we should have beat psu and Nebraska.
Really? I keep thinking how we should have lost to Akron and UCONN.
Apparently you've never seen Alabama or Stanford play
Dang, Countess didn't score there.
Can we just keep the D out there?
That's 5 for Blake!!
take it to the house. We need it bad with this O.
NICE. Set us up for a field goal i'm sure.
Ok -4, -7 or -16? Which net on this you got?
I love the positivity! Can I have some please mine is all gone?
Nice pick. Lookin forward to a 3 and out
Yes!!!!!! I formation!!!!!!
Punt after run, run, big sack?
And a missed FG. Here we go
At least give Gibby a chance!!!
That needed to be a pick six. Here comes a few sacks that knock us put of field goal range....
What's the over/under that our D outscores our O???
To far out for the Borges offense to score.
The 2 yard line is too far.
Oh, and 3 man rush for the win!
Our offense is like my Grandma. No rhythm.
Why is Courtney Avery on the field instead of Jarrod Wilson?
I swear I would give away my vacation time for that not to be the case.
cause he is a senior and Hoke is loyal to his seniors
Run for no or little gain, incomplete pass, sack, missed fg? My prediction for the series. Please prove me wrong...
after the turnover. Borges couldn't quite decide on the worst play in time
Good field position after int and we'll run twice into a stacked box. I would bet my entire pay check on it. That will leave us in 3rd and long, at which time we'll go play action....
I'm guessing this drive ends with a long FG
I just lifted my left leg straight up in the air and ripped an enormous fart. It stunk.
...at least we still have the field position. Maybe we should just punt now and try to put them back inside the 10. Get a turnover within Gibbon's range and win 10-7!
I think Borges actually gets the ball into the endzone here. Don't know why but i think he will.
Derrick Green has gotten better. Anybody who can't see that is blind.
Is very impressive.
GREEN is a stud. Keep him in please.
QB sneak it at this point.
We have one play, boys!
... and mattison is looking like narduzzi next to greg davis... somehow... confusing
A punishing RB in these conditions is key. It wears down the dline over time.
...and we have 2 WRs to the same side of the field.
We're GOING to run that play, lol/
Sane play two times in a row? Borges you are a fucking moron.
Green is so much better right now...please stick with him!
Hearing that MSU is having creative play calling makes me depressed.
What a clusterfuck.
Holy fucking shit...two timeouts in 3 plays. Wow.
Manball...is that you?
Headset, yes! Using timeouts for this, no!
He's got the headset on! This could be it!
This outta be good
Hoke with the headset!
11 min left...naw, we won't need any TOs for later.
lol two timeouts in the same drive, both on first down, one coming off the change in possession. They really have no clue what they wanna do, do they.
Time mgmt. we haz none.
Is an embarrassment. Two TOs in three plays
We have a giant WR. How about throwing one fade to him in the end zone? Just once.
You know the one Gallon dropped in the endzone to win the game in OT vs. NW?
Run that play right here.
He just did.
...well it wasn't a loss at least?
I formation up the gut. Of course
Running between Kalis and Magnuson. Brilliant.
Playing for the FG
Good job by DG not to panic right there, kept his eyes downfield and took what the defense gave him.
Devin is looking faster today than he has the past couple weeks.
Damn it AL
Why? Why?!?!?!?! So fucking predictable.
We'll never learn.
I like the fact that they took a TO, then ended up running a two back iso up he middle for 1 yard. That's an indictment of the coaches.
Hilarious.... hey stupids!!!! You cannot overpower ANYONE. STOP TRYING!!!!
Why I form again and again?
Just QB sneak it in.
Throw a fade to Funchess
This is when we usually run it.
TE in the back of the end zone?????? Please?????
Just keep running over the guards. Run yourself right out of a job. -1 yards at a time
I mean how stupid do you have to be
How many times are they going to try green up the middle?
Spread them out and run it at them...
The decisions of Al Borges.
Why, Borges? Why....
It's funny watching a RB just run straight into a wall
That is all
AJ Williams first catch!!
That only worked because of Gardner. Fuck Al.
If that was a prototypical drop back QB, he would have been sacked on the play. Can't wait for our less athletic QBs to get sacked all the time on plays like that
A bit over the line here.
It's like Fcuking MLive without any sort of mod system.
Normal offensive lines could run it at the1 yard line...that being said TOUCHDOWN
Great freakin play
What a play
An offensive TD! Yay!
LOLOLOL idc how it looks, im taking any TD we can get at this point. Great job guys!
Gotta credit Gardner there, that was a great play. Could have forced something easily.
Gardner completely bailed out the offense on that drive.
Calm down .. We are on the one
Devin Garndee has such a powerful stiff arm. I swear it seems like he stiff arms a DB a game into hell.
We're like the Little Giants. It's just a hot mess that somehow works every now and again.
I thought the same thing when we ran for out first yards against Northwestern
All the credit goes to Devin on that, no love for Borges!
Is it the coach who isn't executing? How many times will AB call runs into a 8 or 9 man box? I mean , you can't expect 7 blockers to block 9? I know the oline isn't great but AL is killing them.
Who else knew that was going to be a QB rollout? The entire stadium? Everyone watching on TV? Gardner saved the day that whole drive.
First regulation offensive TD since 9:56 left in the 3rd against Nebraska
that implies our offense isn't so good
horrible play call that just ended up working out.
It is crazy what happens when players execute/make plays.
put down the beer just in time to catch that
In spite of Borges.
Keep green in .... Mix in the others and set up for fuchess deep. We can win this
Borges is still a fucking idiot.
Where the fuck was helmet to helmet? Borderline targeting
Devin's starting to look like his ND game self. He seems a little more confident.
Have we had ONE play inside the 3 where we went shotgun and spread the defense out and then run the ball up the middle?
Or a QB power with the RB as a lead blocker?
The only play I can recall is the 2-point conversion last week vs. NW. We called a QB draw and got it.
Oh because mother fucking Al Borges wanted that throw and there is no way Gardner knew that dude was open. Instead let's bad mouth a touchdown. Fans like you are what is turning this place into MLive.
Fucking really All? Really? DG's athleticism saved that shitty play call. I'll tak the TD though.
so play calls not athletes make plays?
Our O-line is not that bad. Establish a bit of a run and we will be fine
I'll have what he's having
4 president! (Of Bolivia)
It was obvious, but you never know. You have to make the play just in case. Always assume it's a fumble.
Our scoring today has been Beyer and AJ Williams.
Yup, it been one of those kind of seasons.
He and Clark are coming on. Hopefully Ginn Sr. is watching and we get can get 2 Glenville prospects this year!
Wormley will be good in the future
Frank Clark has gotten better. One of those kids who is clearly developing.
Another good stop by the D
I've been impressed with the DTs so far. Not making all the plays but they've been really active.
Frank Clark = Good.
Just need the consistency and he's REALLY good.
Careful, that was a clip.
With the way the defense is playing...we need some points right here!
I don't know what that means?
Our D is going to be nasty as hell next year.
Iowa has a corn breath and a lowdermilk on the team. Truly great
Defense is just plain good. If we only had a decent offense....
Has progressed over the year. But our offense has regressed way too much.
I hear a lot of Wormley hype, which I think comes mostly because of his size. But, he is one of the more uncoordinated guys on this team. Just watching the way he runs and always over-strides and always seems not in very good control of his body is worrisome. I don't think the has the motor control, agility, burst, or foot speed to play end.
Yet they play Taco at tackle. They should switch spots.
...or inverted veer.
That's what I'm calling for the 1st play of this drive.
Let's get gallon going here .... Nice drive with some points to close out the half
Just flipped to the Sparty game and the first thing i hear, "And the train wreck of a Big Ten season for Northwestern......
Calling it like it is. They put everything they had into that OSU game and just haven't been the same since. I just have to imagine that there's no fight left in those kids right now.
These ads on feed2all are brutal... Anyone know of a different streaming site today?
Firstrowsports and feed #3.
He's SOOO PREDICTABLE!
Those Iowa Linebackers keep sneaking up.
Good work Fitzy
Fitz is great in open space.. too bad he doesn't see a lot of open space
It's Michigan's fault j
OMG SCREEN PLAY
call , Fitz saved Borges
There's an SEC game on ABC right now.
Wow finches .. Huge yards there
Ok. Funchess. Might want to work on that going forward.
Funchess is having one of those days. Mama said there'd be days like this
Two AWFUL drops. That play was set up too..
Cmon big fella
What a zone stretch didn't work?
Just arm punt it.
Come on, Funchess. You need to have those. This offense has enough difficulty already with finding positive yards.
Let's go deep here ....
They need to start throwing that quick pass for that draw is going to stop working.
I could literally do a better job than Borges.
Hopefully Hoke hires one of them in the offseason. Or tomorrow.
Funchess and Williams switched jerseys :(
Ok, how is that not PI?
That was a PI. Refs high?
How is that not pass interference? Fucking joke.
I could cover Gallon too if I could grab ahold of his arm.
Total missed call
That was weak by fitz.
Missed PI call on that one. Iowa always gets away with those.
Does anyone know why gallon only wears one eye sticker? I've noticed that a few games now.
Covering up a zit
That was awful.
That said, I like that DG actually moved UP in the pocket to make the throw.
I noticed that too. He evaded a defender then immediately looked back downfield and got rid of it. Glimpes of progression. I'll take it.
Can we just go for it on 4th!!!
We need our defense to give the offense better field position. Like, on the Iowa 4-yard line.
Bring pressure ....
Jake Ryan is playing a game
JMFR came to play today.
Is Morgan injured? I see Gideon in there.
About time someone makes a great hit. Haven't seen enough of those this year.
Jake Ryan makes me feel all sorts of good things.
My god Glenn Mason is as good as a broadcaster as he was a coach, which speaks volumes to the Big Ten Network, this is good as they can get?
Glenn Mason was a hell of a coach.
Good job defense.
Their QB sucks under pressure. I'd blitz all day.
Most QBs ate worse under pressure
Especially from the backside.
Gedeon getting playing time.
Lot of football left. Lets take this thing one play at a time
Anytime this offense gets going Borges will find a way to undermine it... law of nature
Come on O. At least get in Gibbons range.
Nice mix of blitz and coverage. couple nice cb blitzes there
Get gallon going and this is over
Damn. Had him.
This game is about 2 Funches drops from being a different game
Borges's best play call of the day even though it didn't work
Had him. Easy td. Make a play Gardner
You have to stretch the field at some point.
Play action works on 1st down...not on second after getting nothing on 1st. Just need to hit that pass.
that I'm excited when the defense is on the field? I cringe whenever we have the ball.
Now that was a bad play
Come on now ..... Holymshit
Funchess will need to try to add some speed going forward
Al even becomes predictable when he starts doing things that work.
WOOOOO! A 3rd and long conversion. That feels good.
Way to lead with the shoulder...
Crossing routes right into each other
Well, at least our pass blocking looks better this drive.
We picked up a blitz and lookie lookie
Way to pick up the blitz young man! NICE!
Yes blitz pickup.
Here come the power I runs...
Finches jump bal .. Watch
What a difference good pass pro makes for Devin's accuracy. Wow
Not just accuracy, he's even more dangerous scrambling when he can pick his holes rather than just run for dear life with 3 guys in his face
getting some stuff done
It took our backs 11 weeks to cut block a blitzing lb.
You call plays like old people fuck. You know that Private Borges? Move it! Move it! Private Borges whatever you do don't fall out of the OC booth! That would break my fucking heart!
And actually score before the half instead of giving up a score???
Here it comes...I just pray Gardner doesn't get killed and fumble.
Glen Mason just had a major stutter
I missed the kickoff. Who got the ball first?
Please don't do it!!
That was pretty!
Great audible by Gardner.
Our only play from that formation. Thank God it worked.
Why can't we run some inside zone stuff from it. You can run that bubble screen action as well. Mind bottling.
I knew that speed option was coming when he checked to Pistol. Glad it worked.
Great minds think alike my friend. Yours probably greater than mine, though.
No turnovers ... Points ... Don't get greedy
So if Hoke has a headset on...who is calling these plays this drive? That might explain it.
why does # 41 continue to trot out there for kick coverages and returns every week? i see this walkon scrub pulling a swayze every single snap yet hes still out there. 5'7" 175lb rudy should not be constant disappearing act and still get reps. i dont care how "hard" he works and how much "effort" he puts forth during the week to "earn" a spot on hokes special team units, the dude gets embarassed like a child every snap, forget about actually making plays. not a perfect example or microcosm of why UM looks like they do on a weekly basis, but close enough. and whoever mentioned courtney avery in earlier post - dont worry, hes only got 1-2 games left....real nice kid who reps UM well and tried hard and puts out effort, but unfortunately hes just not very athletic and not impact player. hopefully some of these young hyped recruits can play fast and violent and smart next year ...safety is supposed to be an impact position where elite athletes make game changings plays, not a stop gap average joe you just hope does not miss his assignment. hopeful for future of UM program but elite athletes who consistently show up and ball out win conference and national titles and this team is at least year or two away from approaching that type of roster. in the interim, please play either starters or athletic backups on ST....if its truly equal 1/3 of the game as hoke insists, then walkons with zero tackles and slow unathletic backup RBs should never touch the field
Standard pitch option is from rich rod days. Got it Glenn
...run a QB blast with Kerridge leading the way.