Why get cute? Just run Denard
Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
Why get cute? Just run Denard
I know Devin coming in upsets the flow, but I do feel he can bring something positive to the offense with this adjustment...to be honest with you, I think Coach Borgess really wants this to happen...
We've got our second option in Fitz now.
Does anyone here think Denard isn't good enough? Cause that's what Borges seems to think.
I'm hoping Borges wises up in the second half & goes with our strength. Down 11 points is no time to save Denard for the rest of our games.
I'm not a football strategist and believe Borges knows what he is doing, but what happened to Fitz up the middle?
Love the play calling. Fuck Borges
was gonna drop this year, losing RichRod/Magee.
But I just wish Hoke would have picked a coordinator suited to our personnel. Talented as fuck, perfect for spread n shred, and Hoke choses to begin the gradual railroading. FML
Because Iowa sure as hell didn't stop last year's offense. Oh, my bad, they did.
Horrible play calls! Soon to get blown out. Fun day.
Great to see Denard getting a flow and rhythm
Wow another pick...12 on the year...and personal foul for the cherry on top
The Iowa defender ran through Roundtree before the ball got there.
Both Denard "turnovers" today were the result of bad officiating.
Nard with the turnover, Lewan with the Personal Foul, FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
Yep, tackling the player before the ball gets there will do that. Great play calls too.
Okay Debbie Downer, if MICH comes back and wins this game, I'm buying a billboard with your picture on it, that says : UNACCPETABLE. Geeze have you FIRED RICH ROD today?
Again, another siituation where there is nothing there and Denard should of at least moved out of the pocket...sheesh...
I wish Speilman would just stfu
But I have to say I agree with him. Offensive play calling has been horrendous.
I think coaches are trying to add competition at all positions, QB included.
different team radio stations out there?
I hate animated emotions on a board, but I wish I had the bang head against wall one right now.
i'D prefer the one where the guy turns his head into a bloody pulp after bashing his head on the keyboard...
Sounds like I'm not missing much...Fuck...Let's hope we start playing in the second half..
game and then we totally back off what is working. We can beat Iowa playing stratight up, I am not sure why we are going to so many gimmicks.
Michigan is playing like crap. This team has to play much better.
No rhythm on offense. Secondary looks overmatched. Getting jobbed on 2 pass interference calls.
They better get their shit together...quick.
In fairness, he was draped. That was definitely pass interference on the pick. Apparently we can't get those calls today, though.
Trick plays are not needed to beat this team. Manball will actually work today.
He has cost UM at least 6 pts.
The pick should have been PI, the other one that was a correct no-call is on Tree for breaking off his route. The fumble was bad, but otherwise he's been poised and effective.
The Frotz package hasn't gotten us anything today. Quit the gimmicks and I think our O is actually doing ok
You are down when the ball hits the ground. Period.
And Denard retained possession for an instant until he was in the upward motion.
Denard is playing fine. Now trust him, Al. Damnit.
a disaster of a first half vs a very mediocre team
The fumble was his fault. The INT should have been pass interference, or should have been caught.
Putting Gardner in there is disruptive, and has not payed off at all.
please stop putting in Gardner. I have no problem with him as a qb. but we are wasting 2nd down everytime and asking denard to bail us out on 3rd.
Exactly..they need to make up their mind. Pick a qb an ride him.
MUCH better in the 2nd half. Please God.
This playcalling is a joke..Borges was given the keys to a Ferrari and he's driving it like a lawnmower.
Quit trying to fool everyone.......run the fucking football!!!! Iowa is a joke up the middle and so fundamentally sound on the edges........run fitz run fitz run fitz then play action and if it's not there tuck it and run it again. Stop trying to out think everyone Al! Sometimes football is a simple god damn game!
Enough with the gimmicks.
FITZ IS OPTION TWO.
Fitz has been unstoppable and apparently the coaching staff is averse to success on the ground. D. Robinson is not a QB and yet he could be servicable if the game plan took into consideration his limitations. Lets start with removing any plays where DR is in the pocket and focus on short high percentage throws.
Give the ball to Fitz Toussaint fergodsakes!!!
This is O is about the equivalent of putting Shaq at the 3 pt line all game.
Excellent us of fergodsakes
Borges has turned Denard into a non-factor on Offense. Great play calling
How about some zone read with Fitz and Denard? We finally have a guy who has proven himself as a RB. Keep it simple and go shotgun all second half.
I saw them run that and the midline to effect. I also saw the ZR not work once-the DE did somethig tricky- but yea I'd like to see more of it too
I'd love for the DG-Dernard sets to work too. They aren't. Iowa is smart defensively and not fooled by any of this.
Plus, as now many posters have observed, these sets are KILLING DERNARDS RHYTHM!!! Why not let him stay at QB and get into the flow of it after completions, his biggest run...
Let's do the 2-qb stuff up big. We have a game to win here. We can't be so automaton on O and non-instinctive. Borges has to turn off computer game and let a flow happen.
Noticed Hawthorne in there later and no Morgan. Let's see if the O can pick it up and stay a bit simpler in the 2nd. D I'm not too worried about.
2 BS calls too, PI and the 'fumble'. And what did Lewan do for his personal, hit helmet-to-helmet?
sub patterns...other than that,unleash Denard!