And I should try proof reading my posts.
Michigan - Iowa Game Thread
This is a game of field position.
Would have been grounding
It's like passing a car wreck - I know it's awful but I simply cannot look away.
He constantly rolls backwards. Why can't he just step up?!?
Up where? Most of the time one of the young interior OL is getting rocked back into him.
Do they even practice what to do I case of a blitz? They are utterly,clueless when a team blitzes a linebacker
Great tackle by Countess.
yardage in the 3rd quarter?
Michigan's offensive woes for the entire season on that one play: Lewan blocked the wrong guy and Gardner tries to make a hero play and takes a plus 10 yard loss.
Yes. Even Lewan has had way too many bad plays this year. Frustrating
Eerily similar to my decision to consume Mad Dog 20/20 when I had the chance to get a smooth, 12 year macallan.
I fell asleep and missed most of the third quarter. Did Borges continue being Borges?
I envy you.
Could you wake up Al while you're up?
Indeed. Same old
Man we suck. And there's almost no week-to-week improvement whatsoever.
This team loses by 35+ next week...
We have 123 total yards after 3 quarters. That is fucking pathetic.
Well the D did it's job by holding Iowa with the wind to 7. Up to the O to reciprocate.
Borges needs to be fired mid game
Get off this board
People like you disgust me. You know you're talking about a college kid right?
Begone with you
There no need for that internet tough guy
This is ridiculous.
Your comments shame you.
Seriously, I'm turning this game off. I can't take it, man.
You don't like it when we are winning?
Only Al Borges could take a +4 turnover ratio and have a 7 point lead.
Don't forget the defensive TD!
Ohh trust me, I remember that!
was an actual score by the defense. The only time the offense has moved the ball with even somewhat a semblance of a drive was right before the half. Everything else was the D giftwrapping points
up 7 with the wind. Defense the only thing keeping us in it. Poor punting and no offense is really setting us up for a letdown
Punting hasn't been overly bad. Offense has, though. Jesus.
Just saved us in the third quarter. He had a couple bad ones early but not in the third.
At this point our offense may be worse than Purdue's. We don't do a single thing well. Funchess is occasionally dangerous but completely unreliable.
The guys here who support Borges are som of the nicest posters on the board but MAN how can you defend this terrible, terrible ottensive production. This is 2008 bad.
No they are not showing a commercial for NADS. They could not have possibly named it that.
lol I thought the same thing.
Put down the bottle, stop typing and take a nap. You need to sober up.
Are you going to tell us how you really feel?
This Iowa commercial, director of NADS hah. Classic
123 yds. Hard to believe Iowa has more talent on O than UM.
Davis isn't a juggernaut OC ...
Lots of drops today. Iowa has a good defense. Can't make mistakes like that against them. C'mon boys make some plays!
I don't understand how you can still be in denial like you have been all freaking year.
At work but this looks like the Nebraska game. The D will be too tired to hold the lead in the 4th quarter.
An offense needs rhythm to be successful and this offense can generate none. I wish the defense would get on the offense, these guys are being too nice to each other . Offense getting pushed around on every play. But, one play can suck me right back into thinking we are decent..
Cant wait to see how Frank Clark and Jake Ryan do in the UFR this week
Frank stepping up.
another defensive td or we will lose
I should have went to Home Depot with the wife today.
Should get back to the staee game
How can you still defend Borges even if we win?
Is anyone defending Al Borges at this point aside from perhaps the head coach (who is not going to throw his OC under the bus mid-season...)
How can you still not realize that Gardner needs to sit?????
He's made a few mistakes but how many drops have we had today?? Plus no blocking on blitzes... Gardner is not the issue, Borges is
Wow did they blow up our d line
with the wrong alignment away from the boundary.
If we lose the lead. Our offense cannot score.
Avery got hammered there.
I don't get it. Isn't Iowa going into the wind?
Wind isn't a factor when you bowl over the d line
Quarter defense I used to. Way to man up
This is the least physical Michigan team I can remember- pathetic
I remember 2008 and 2009 and 2010.
And this was supposed to be the #1 priority of Hoke when he was hired. He has failed miserably. The Strength program needs to be re-Evaluated too. They look so weak.
Defense getting worn down. Not a good sign. They were our only hope.
Run it or throw it away. Or slide. Or anything, really
This late in the season, and the fact that Michigan subs alot on defense means there should not be an issue with being tired.
Glad to see the wind helped us here.
Really pathetic showing from the d-line the last 5 minutes.
They're exhausted from bring on the field do much!!
This. Holy crap. Got pushed back like 3-5 yds several times in a row. I like rotating d linemen, but I don't think guys like Glasgow should be in there over Henry and QWash against a power team like Iowa. Just doesn't make sense
Alright. New ball game and have to win this 12 minute span. Let's go blue!
Our defense forced 4 turnovers and scored a td. Fuck you Borges and your moronic play calling.
Funchess drops on good throws and play calls have been killers
Licking their chops
Don't do it man. Little fella will be scarred for life. We're talking years on the couch.
Weisman vs Taylor? Yeah not going to win that.
Memories fade but I SWEAR this offense is worse than the 2008 defense.
offense is worse than the defense?
offense has about a 5% chance of having an actual scoring drive of 20+ yards, I would say we are now screwed
Fire Borges now!
This is sweet. Winning the TO battle 4-0 and somehow I feel like we're going to lose. Less than 150 yards of offense...
I don't understand our defensive call on 3rd and 10. We shifted our DTs way to the left and pretty much gave away the right side of the field pre-snap.
I love watching our lines get pushed back 3 yds.
Game over, offense won't pick up another first down let alone score a point.
YET nobody realizes thinks that Gardner needs to sit
Do you want Morris to die? He would get killed running Al's plays.
You honestly think it'd be any better putting Shane in there?
There's nothing I'd like more than to turn over our offense to a true freshman and have his confidence forever shattered when he gets massacred by OSU.
i think we're going to add to our 123 yards today with a 4 yard drive after the kick off.
Suck that Baylor. You want offensive? Watch Borges at work.
How about calling the false start on the right TE?
Every team looks tougher than us, and that's on the coaches!
Thanks Borges for consistently NOT countering opponents halftime adjustments
Well at least Michigan has Borges at the helm of a prolific offense.
Looking forward to our 3 and out response to the Iowa TD
Then incomplete pass, then punt? Sound right?
Time for a solid five-minute, five-first down 78-yard scoring possession.
LOL. Just kidding
Great field position. Wind to our backs. What ya got Al?
There we go! Let's drive, let's score. Funchess needs to get pissed and make a play.
What the fuck was that?
What the fuck was that
Gardner is not a good decision maker.
Spend some money in a real coaching staff until them you've lost mine and hopefully more fans do the same.
Run upfield please !!!
Such an incredibly weak runner
You can bash Gardner for holding on to the ball...but NO ONE GETS FUCKING OPEN CONSTANTLY!
I was about to say "why was he jogging so lazily?" but then I realized thats just how he runs. Damnit.
What the fuck is Gardner doing????????
Get the free 6 yds u moron.
With no sense of urgency
WTF GARDNER. FUCK. Just take the positive yds
I like Gardner but his insistence on running backwards kills this offense.
Wow we look comically bad this drive. Lots of dropped passes this game, lots of running backwards. That will kill your offense.
OMG. No words left.
What a pussy run by Gardner.
Iowa feels so bad for Borges that they're even gift wrapping good field position.
Fuck this. I'm so sick and tired of this.
Needs to be 1 read or tuck it and run. Garner cannot read defenses.
Ever think the design of the pass game is too complicated for a college QB? We've heard Borges say that he has basically an NFL passing game.
Most negative yardage plays in all of football!!! The Borges difference.
So fucking embarrassing.
That's absolutely grounds for losing your job.
Fire Borges. Fire Borges. Fire Borges!
And almost ten a game at that
3 and out, you say? Who would have ever thought?
God this offense is terrible
Well fuck it. Stop me get the ball back. Score points.
Come on. That was a pathetic series by Gardner
Gotta call some quick, short passes, too much presdure
HAS GONE PLAID
...needs to be pulled. He is beginning to hurt the team.
(I feel better now.)
You're absolutely delusional if you think Morris will do better.
I'm an eternal optimist birthday may have been it for me with Gardner. If you're gonna run, fucking run. What is the benefit of running for 3 yards and stopping. Next year is Shane's to lose at this point. Gardner is mentally shot.
Phone posting never ends well
If Morris gets sacked 30 times he'll be shot, too. If he can still play.
Has to be about 1:56 total.
No need for name calling.
Terrible O and another terrible punt
Only Gardner could take a wide open running lane and manage to lose 4 yards. Steven Threet was a better qb.
That play sums up Gardner pretty well. You simply cannot lose 4 yards on that. This guy can't be QB next season.
Man, no words. This has to be the worst offense in the history of Michigan football
Next year it has to be Shane Morris. Move Gardner back to WR. It's just not there. Not going to happen for Devin, Al, and the offense.
With the wind - that's a poor punt.
And it's a tie game.
Only Borges can do that.
Gardner is playing scared. He hesitates on throws and makes too many bad decisions. At least get Shane some reps.
Oh god. Please go away.
YEAH!!! Let's just try to get Shane reps ... In a tie game with 10 minutes left on te road in -3 degree weather. Ok.
Shane hasn't burned his rs yet, unless Gardner gets hurt he's not playing
Can we give green the ball on first down?! If he picks up 2-3 yards it makes 2nd and 3rd down so much more manageable
We lost all momentum. Iowa's feeling it. They are not going to lose the 4th quarter at home. We have no rythem. Game over, lose out, gonna be 7-5. So frustrated :/
Gardener fucking sucks. That is all.
How many more times is Sten Carlson gonna come in here and tell us everything is okay and that we're just young?
if they could only execute....
I cant wait for the presser when Hoke will say he loves Borges play calling and supports it 100%. And he'll MEANS IT>
That's the scary part......Hoke LIKES this offense.
Gardner just doesn't have it. He looks confused out there.
How does Borges still have a job?
Devin. U are literally terrible
Glad you corrected yo'self. That makes it all better. Toledo is proud.
Its a game!!!
I hear Bolivia is nice this time of year. Let me know how that goes for you.
I'm sure Toledo is proud.
You would be from ohio.
Please go away and take your hate speech with you.
Stay away from the keyboard for awhile and take a deep breath.
First game I've watched in a month. Sure wish I would have stuck to that. This offense is awful.
Enjoy hokes last home game next weekend. It will be a fitting end to another horrible chapter in Michigan football. Good riddens.
I like me some steamin' hot RIDDENS!
Hoke isn't going anywhere. Don't want to turn this program into a coaching carousel. Sadly, though, I don't think Borges is going anywhere, either.
What pathetic football. I mean just hideous, terrible, ridiculous football.
When it's not Borges, it's Gardner making really bad decisions. Just not a good football team. It's a shame.
What we learned today?
We suck worse than we thought.
is that Borges won't get fired after this year. This is the most pathetic offense and coaching job I've ever seen. Like Ron Zook Illinois bad.
Don't like that spot the pushes him back 6 yards, let's go for a split second after Gardner let up and then immediately tackles. 2nd and 8
Are there 10 other guys on this board who want to hop on a jet with me to Iowa? I think we can put together a better effort than what I'm seeing right now.
Aside from that play where he shouldve fully committed to scrambling, Gardner is getting way too much credit for the offense not performing. MLB blitzes right up the middle untouched and everyone is shocked as to why he isn't making good decisions. I've seen Tom Brady make bad decisions when defenders run free at him.
I'm to the point where if I saw borges on the street I would punch him in the face
If you seem him one day, he is guaranteed to be there at the same exact time the next day.
On first down There was the pass off the read run. It didn't work
or ballgame. Offense just doesn't have it this season
Wind, says Iowa
Both Ross and Morgan are out hurt?
gassed, guess you cant win only gaining 6 yards in the second half.
...I'm just watching out of habit, like I've done since I was a kid. Unlike then, I'm not actually expecting anything good to happen.
Im just watching out of blind loyalty. I get no enjoyment out of watching Michigan football with the offense being this unbelievably awful. I really wish I cared less so I could just turn it off and continue with my day
quarters isn't a good O performance?
Six total yards in the second half. Why in the world would Borges not get fired? You can't excuse that type of number just by saying some guys are young.
Goodness is this offense bad. 6 yards in a quarter. 21 points by virtue of 4 TOs
Yep. Game over.
Six yards in the second half? I'm not even mad, I'm impressed.
6 yards in the second half. Shoot me.
Iowa is moving at will and dominating both sides holy crap
It's come to this: I'm jealous of Iowa's offense.
Im jealous of Iowa's offensive line
the scoring drive against our tiring defense has started. Somewhere Borges smiles.......
Im gonna try it next time we're out there"
so some morons ruined the liveblog....so here is where its at?
Has done great but this will be the breaking point cuz our O can't stay on the field
...it will because of the defense. In fact, the defense may have to score for us to win at this point.
Except they are folding this half too
Karma is just
Havin Ross and Morgan out is really hurting
Is done. So are we
Tough when down both starting inside LBs
Tough indeed but it also looks like the defensive line is getting a lot less push and penetration than they had earlier
The defense is entering the F*ck This Zone
They're manballing us to death right now.
How are we getting blown off the ball now
Is starting to get owned
D is totally shredded. Thanks for the support O.
That's our Borges, 3rd highest paid assistant in the country! What do we have to show for it? Most negative yardage plays in the country, 6 yards this half. We are +4 in TO margin and the game is tied. What?!
They are breaking our will. This happens when a defense gets no support from an offense and has to play all day.
Iowa. Manball deluxe right now.
defense giving up. Kinda hard to believe this is the score of the game with the amount of turnovers we have had
Defense has played well, but they can only hold up for so long when the offense is going three and out on every single drive. They have to be gassed by now.
I could be in the press conference and scream at Hoke and Borges. I wish reporters would ask them real questions. Like, "how long are you going to use the we are young excuse?" How is 6 yds in the second half acceptable? How does Al Borges have his job? Why does he never adjust to the defense?
Borges has got to go... 6 yards!!!!!
I can't think of a performance that screams "fire Borges" more than this.
Not getting off blocks. Young guys lack the strength to play physical D for this long.
Defense is getting exhausted, foreseeable when you have what? 3 minutes of possession?
And Iowa takes an insurmountable three point lead
This is a disaster. The defense is coming apart at the seams right when it needs to keep us in the game. The offense can't score, so if Iowa scores here, we're done.
The defense looks exhausted, hard to fault them for everything that's gone wrong since halftime.
Come on, man. Give the defense a break. They're playing as well as they can considering that the offense goes three and out on every single drive. They get no time to rest up between possessions.
Score or leave Borges in Iowa
Well Mason, it tells me that Borges should be fired.
4 TOs and 2 missed FGs and we are still losing. This is truly embarrassing
unless we score on special teams. This offense is utterly nonfunctional.
So in order for us to pick up a single first down on this coming drive, we'll have to more than double our total yardage for the second half to this point.
Even if we find a way to win, there is some major explaining by Hoke- this team is as tentative as they were with Akron. No improvement.
Wtf is the "Heart of Dallas Bowl?"
D wears down due to sterling O
2.3 yards per play...absolutely unacceptable
Someone has to get fired. You cant just blame execution, someone is supposed to be teaching them how to execute. This is an embarassment
Iowa fans going apeshit because a stop here is a forgone conclusion
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict we don't score.
Borges should be fired in the parking lot a la Lane Kiffin.
intact. Just don't see Brandon ignoring so many bad games.
Will michigan get 200 yards of offense? Will Borges blame the offense on execution? Will michigan be a 30 point underdog to OSU? Stay tuned..
Mason is praying for a Michigan turnover. What a jerk
Is there any result that gets Borges fired this year? Realistically?
Because that's what I'm rooting for.
Holy shit we doubled our offensive output. Oh wait, there it is back.
lol Green gains a few, immediately loses most of it on the next play
Great play. This offense is firing on all cylinders.
What the fuck was that!!!!
Borges in a nutshell
Now that was bad
Yes!!!!!!!! We aint done yet.
Jackson just tripled our second half yardage
The world must be ending
We're losing, Al. Keep running
Glenn Mason just said I can't wait till Michigan presses too hard and turns the ball over...
Even the announcers can't take watching more of the Borges difference.
A Fred Jackson's son sighting!!!
That about sums this offense up...fitz goes the wrong way. This offensive staff is a fucking joke. Get Funk, Borges, and Jackson out of here!
That 18 yard pass triples our offensive output for the half! Woo!
Was that a slant over the middle? They exist?!?!
Ha... Jeremy Jackson is the saving grace. This game is hilarious.
this looks like an inverted Rodriguez team. it's been painful to watch Michigan this season... has anyone enjoyed watching them play the last several games?
What the fuck is he thinking!?!?!?!!
Omg. Gardner is just bad. Ugh
problematic call, let alone execution.
Throw the damn ball u idiot Al!!!
This is comical-we look befuddled
You. Are. Down. With. Five. Minutes. To. Go.
Throw. The. Fucking. Ball.
Getting down to FG range.
Two first downs? What planet am I on?
It's pretty pathetic that we the only D-1 team where half our plays are DOA
Two blockers out in front of Touissant in space, they both go to block the same guy, that guy still makes the tackle. WTF WTF WTF
Man Gardner looks slow. Makes sense I guess but still...
Now Borges won't use that until the 4th quarter next week.
Is trolling us before run, sack, pa pass sack, punt
Stop running the ball!!!!
That sums it up.
Read option sucks too
This is incredible
Sweet. Game over.
Peace out ya'll.
Jesus fucking christ