Michigan vs. Iowa: 2nd Half (Open) Thread
Should not even be on the plane home. Fire that useless fuck right now!!!
This game is going to make our defense look a lot worse than it is. But with how awful our offense has been they've just been absolutely worn out.
I think that the mods should only approve Lord of the Rings posts in the live blog. That would be better for everyone.
“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.”
Step up here.
thelasthoke has a puppy analogy or LOTR quote for you or something.
GET FUCKING AGGRESSIVE, DEFENSE. OL are getting out into the backers because they aren't reactive enough. They're running a stretch. Get there and make the tackle. So soft and passive.
Man...I feel sorry for this defense.
“Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!"
A cold voice answered: 'Come not between the Nazgûl and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye."
A sword rang as it was drawn. "Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may."
"Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"
Then Merry heard of all sounds in that hour the strangest. It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel. "But no living man am I!”
“No, my heart will not yet despair. Gandalf fell and has returned and is with us. We may stand, if only on one leg, or at least be left still upon our knees.”
It feels like we're down 4 touchdowns
I mean, what the fuck. Why are Black and Glasgow in there on obvious power run downs?
Absolutely blew that play up!
Clark has showed up and played like a man today. Wish our offense would help out.
Same shitty product.
Frank Clark, he's played his ass off all game.
Sure I will come here. It's new and fresh- like the poop I am going to be taking shortly. Unfortunately, watching us isn't as satisfying
Can we do 1 fucking thing with the ball on offense? Play for your job Borges.
Now we have to depend on Gardner to play clutch football. Need some good decisions and a couple of big plays here.
“The way is shut.
Then they halted and looked at him and saw that he lived still; but he did not look at them. The way is shut, his voice said again. It was made by those who are Dead, and the Dead keep it, until the time comes. The way is shut.”
You are such a jackass. Just accept the fact Borges sucks and move on.
“No taste of food, no feel of water, no sound of wind, no memory of tree or grass or flower, no image of moon or star are left to me. I am naked in the dark, Sam, and there is no veil between me and the wheel of fire. I begin to see it even with my waking eyes, and all else fades.”
6 yards in the second half.
prediction for this drive? Painnnnnn
...than 10 yards??? WTF???
put together a game winning drive
...someone is going to get fired when the season is over, right?
At least Illinois and Purdue is a barn-burner.
Run left after pulling Lewan.
Does our offense even have one play?
Jeremy Jackson is ALIVE!
“It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. Because they were holding on to something... There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth fighting for.”
To masturbating in your parents basement.
“There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.”
Why do we waste our time every Saturday?
Run it more when you're with the wind. Throw it 20 times into it.
I really wish Borges would just start pounding it away with Green
Crossing routes Borges
agreed. need to turn the page
Right, Fitz is the problem...
I know Gardner is banged up but he is so damn soft!
PUT MORRIS IN. Gardner still can't protect the fucking ball.
I think Gardner is soft and he's afraid in there. I'm a homer as much as the next guy, but that's what I see.
Iowa spotted M 2 touchdowns yet the contrived to piss it away. Hats off to the coaches.
What the hell is wrong with us. That wasn't on borges
The rest of the game was
AND WE HAVE TO LISTE G MASON PIECE OF%£¥₩£!
“But I am the real Strider, fortunately. I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.”
In all seriousness, folks, please email Dave Brandon with your respectfully-phrased thoughts on the coaching staff. It's the only way any of this changes.
someone give brady hoke a hug
Fuck him and this staff. Nice 2nd half adjustments.
Poor Damn Gardner
How is that poor Gardner? That was completely his fault
Still a joke on the road. But he'll say "well, at least we played hard".
“But to Sam the evening deepened to darkness as he stood at the Haven; and as he looked at the grey sea he saw only a shadow in the waters that was soon lost in the West. There he stood far into the night, hearing only the sigh and murmur of the waves on the shores of Middle-Earth, and the sound of them sank deep into his heart.”
So when the coaches point to execution this week is everyone going to cry like usual?
But we can still get the ball back with the wind.
And then go 4 and out.
I agree. He continues to make awful mistakes after a year and a half. I know the line is an issue but even when he has time it doesn't go well.
Here we come!!! I hope we don't get embarrassed next week but don't see any chance of that not happening.
Way to make some solid halftime adjustments, Borges. On to getting our pants pulled down around our ankles vs Ohio.
And the fourth: COACHING. This is a marginal team at best. Next week is going to be ugly.
Asusal, there needs to be some changes on this staff or next year could be worse.
I want to forget this thing I am watching now.
Reporter: "Coach, does anyone on the staff know what the fuck is going on?"
Hoke: "Well, you know..."
The press could never ask a tough question like that.
that weird play where Green and Gardner got crossed up. Season in a nutshell
And NO, I didn't sell them on StubHub. I sold them through a friend that works at UM. A doctor bought them.
Of listening to B1G announcers ...sick of the mistakes... sick of having Mason gush.. SICK
Good day all
“A great dread fell on him, as if he was awaiting the pronouncement of some doom that he had long foreseen and vainly hoped might after all never be spoken. An overwhelming longing to rest and remain at peace by Bilbo's side in Rivendell filled all his heart. At last with an effort he spoke, and wondered to hear his own words, as if some other will was using his small voice.
"I will take the Ring," he said, "though I do not know the way.”
I hate to say it, he's a great guy, smart, great athlete, great arm, but he is a bad QB. He hiolds the ball WAY too long, is indecisive, makes terrible decisions, and doesn;t protect the ball.
I blame DG and I blame Borges for not being able to coach him, but his play is the problem.
i would blame the QB coaching more than DG himself. and play calling. Just see how the QB regress during each season in the past 3 years.
Borges has ruined Gardner. If Borges is brought back next year, they've got no choice but to move Garnder back to WR and to roll with Morris. If he refuses the move, I wouldn't award him his 5th year. I've never seen a player regress like Gardner has under Borges' tutelege.
yes, he is a shell of himself. Zero confidence. Massive regression.
Yeah, I'm sure. We can only beat ND and the gophers.
Hopefully Gibbons' leg is feeling good today. That's our only hope..... Again
And, half the stadium will be Buckeyes. I hope they choke on their 15 dollar hot dogs and 9 dollar cokes..
are still missing tackles and not executing. That is COACHING!!! Or a lack of it.
I guess Devin needed more time being chased with a broom this past summer.
This season its been all motorcycles and trucks. Hard to operate in that kind of traffic.
Mac level coaching. The world is laughing at Michigan football, again.
Sadly, the world no longer cares.
I think I won't even watch the game next week. I can't tolerate a poorly coached team...don't mind being over matched with talent...just can't abide soft and indecisive play. I just hope that we don't start losing quality recruits over there. Looks like a 7-5 season and a shitty bowl game. I hope Morris blossoms and overtakes Gardner.
nice try, but much like Borges you fail.
What a pathetic collective group of pussies this team is.
I run it again, punt, then laugh
Still a coach after this week. I will not be going to my first home game in over a decade next week
Just didn't execute.......again. That's like 5 weeks in a row right.
Say what you want about our shitty offense, but our D gave up 17 points in the second half with tons of missed tackles.
When you're on the field the whole half, those things happen. Michigan's defense was the only reason michigan didn't lose by 20
No one has done less with more in the history of college football than Michigan over the past decade.
Is it bad that I'm starting to hate watching Michigan football? My favorite team in the land has caused me to much heartache and headaches. Just terrible - terrible offensive football. I just can't do this crap anymore SMDH.
This is a train wreck. Unwatchable
I still watch but I am not emotionally invested right now. Even when they score a TD I don't really get too excited.
Both sides of the ball sucked in the 2nd half. Hoke has this team going backwards to RR type status. So if OSU beats us next week by 40 will DB take notice?
Just said the same thing. I hope a guy like Peppers wont waste 3-4 yrs of his life in that shit storm
Are freaking ridiculous. Borges needs to go. D was OK, not great, but don't hang this loss on them. There were 4 forced turnovers for f sake!!
There's your proof that this coaching staff blows.
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.
embarrassing football program right now
Halftime lead, and then nothing.
Next week it won't just be nothing after halftime. It will be nothing from jump street.
“Sam: Mordor. The one place in Middle-earth we don't want to see any closer, and the one place we're trying to get to. It's just where we can't get. Let's face it, Mr. Frodo, we're lost. I don't think Gandalf meant for us to come this way.
Frodo: He didn't mean for a lot of things to happen, Sam... but they did.”
You can say 17 points given up in second half, but hell, they were on the field the whole time.
that's not sayin' much.
This is an unprepared, undisciplined and poorly coached team. The ONLY thing they have done right in the five weeks is the FG to go to OT against NW. Other than that both sides of the ball are weak and look lost. If there aren't some major changes after the season, Hole will be coaching for his next job next season.
Gardner should voluntarily give back #98 and go back to #12. It couldn't hurt.
It was way easier watching the Rodriguez era- cause atleast we knew we were gonna suck. This just kills me because we actually have solid players and our coaches are just letting this team down so much. Truly disgusting.
We have more talent than any one in the B1G besides OSU. It is getting pathetic watching the coaches flounder here! I'd like to give Hoke a chance but I don't think he will cut the mustard and it will just delay the inevitable over the next 2 or 3 years of Hoke having a a bunch of 8-4 records and getting fired, then we re-start all over with bad recruiting in Hoke's last season. I think DB ponies up some big bucks and bring a top coach in ASAP!
Season tickets next year. Fire Borges!!
Is that Dave Brandon hired Hoke to recruit man all players then can him after 3-4 years and hire a real coach.
If you love Michigan football, stop going to the games and wasting your money. That's the only way they will bother to invest in a premier coaching staff.
I stopped watching this game when we were still up knowing that this would happen. I'm at a place with this team where I'd rather watch a Louiville vs. Memphis game on my laptop than watch an HD version of Michigan football. Borges needs to go. Lets see if Hoke has the ability to make big time decisions like this. He's proven to be too soft
This time, the box score - particularly yards per play - is presented without comment:
3rd down efficiency
|4 of 14||4 of 14|
4th down efficiency
|0-0||1 of 3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|YARDS PER PLAY||2.77||5.59|
Riding on a train now and followed the game on MGoBlog.
Another M football game taped by the family that I am unenthusiastic about watching after the fact.
Legit question here, did Iowa have a scoring drive of over 50 yards?
No way the problems of this team will be solved by firing Borges and Funk- the defense is only good against mediocre offenses and the special teams haven't been special all year. OSU will light up Mattison next week. Hoke is the problem. His teams are soft, undisciplined and execute poorly- all 3 parts of the team are in trouble and will be completely exposed next week..
DEEEEESTROYED next week.
And I'm not even good to be upset. I've been numb since Akron.