Lol wit is this Tom foolery
Michigan vs Northwestern Second Half Open Thread
Post in an hour and a half or so.
Is this real life? Come on man!
the 2nd half can't come fast enough
One of those guys who feels important be creating the "in-game" thread.
I guess we can expect the "Night games - Drinking Thread" within the hour.
...who gets intoxicated on their own self-righteousness.
...when it's true. It's okay. Silly, but okay.
You really made the universe a better place today. Give yourself a big pat on the back.
But seriously, this was made waaay too early and it isn't all that difficult to make a reasonable guess at your motives.
It was that or have two M-NU open threads. Check the timestamps before you throw around accusations.
Ah, all apologies
Apology accepted, no hard feelings. Enjoy the game.
Any time someone says "apology accepted" and doesn't follow it with "Captain Needa," I get a little sad at the missed opportunity.
That was NOT a late hit, he was still making a football play! These new "player protection" rules are seriously impacting the way the game is played in a negative way. Quarterbacks can start making these crazy jump-throws as they appear to be running out of bounds, knowing that they are untouchable.
I iz in the futures!
Did the universe forget about daylight savings time?
I love lamp
I wish our receivers could get open...they seem to not be able to get separation.
I wish we had a run game with our running backs out of the pro set.
Question for the board: who do you think plays the quarterback position better...Devin or Denard?
Who the better athlete overall is NOT in question, just who do you think plays that position better.
What do you think?
The big caveat is sample size, but I really like the way Devin is playing. Who'd a thunk we would have a quasi-QB controversy in Denard's senior year. Does that mean he will be the next Tom Brady in the NFL? I don't think there's even a question, that is a yes.
I bet JDK looks decent against Minny and NW. Too bad Notorious C.O.N.E. can't play, he'd drop some fools
They are running 2 completly different offenses. Denard gives us a running game. We have no running game from the RB's.
Lack of blocks seems to be the big problem for the RB's.
I realize there are a lot of Denard enthusiasts on here, and for very good reason. However, I think that Devin has a perfectly adequate rushing game himself. Not as flashy as Denard, but still very solid. I also think that Devin may be a bit more multidimensional. This is not a knock on Denard. He's the most exciting player to play QB... maybe ever. We do have two very solid options, obviously.
rushing yards have come on scrambles, not on designed runs. Devin's is a very good athlete, but the big play ability running the ball is nowhere near the same. Somebody else already said it, but Denard is basically the entire designed running game for the offense, due to his ability to make up for subpar blocking upfront. Not having a designed running game at all, doesn't seem like an equal tradeoff for a better passing game.
Excellent, let's get on with it.
We contain their QB scrambles and we win. Simple, right?
Stop converting 3rd and longs in the air NU!
Ryans been non existent.
7NA has been deployed.
Colter is just too quick for our front 7 to corral. He jukes them out. We have no answer for his speed
Is too quick then we are in trouble against Ohio in 2 weeks.
Arky down 21-10 to SCar at the half.
Kovacs is not having a good game at all.
Must stop spread
Still no run game.
Gardner tried to do too much and almost threw an INT while jumping in midair.
Northfleet always up the middle
Everytime we Play action it seems like the running holes are huge! I feel like NU knows something that our line is doing.
Every time we play action, out line just pass blocks giving the LBs a heads up. It's pretty considerate
Easy read even for the lowest levels of football.
That is what always happens on a standard play action pass.
Almost as considerate as pulling our back side guard on veer. Instead of getting a guard out on a LB, we use the guard to signal where the play is going and clutter up the mesh point
Action on 2nd and 10 is not faking anyone out. Please stop Borges.
This is depressing. That's all
So, I wish Borges was even half as creative as the NW OC...
Option converts on third and long. Brian's going to cry blood when he UFRs this game.
Sucks today. Christ!
Kovacs isn't even playing I don't see #32 anywhere.
We need a turnover.
I don't understand how there is always a receiver open for the other team nearly every play.
Creativity on offense creates opportunity unlike play action calls on 2nd and 10 when you can't run the ball on 1st down.
There ya go D!
The D is being RPS'd to death.
Syracuse crushing Louisville to the tune of 38-13.
We need a quick 7 ASAP I hope Borges has some tricks up his sleeve!
Replace Barnum! He's absolutely killing our offense.
Vincent Smith screen...not encouraging.
Tho the game is far from over IF Michigan loses this game is this season a complete disaster?
After the RR era? Any season with a bowl is not a disaster.
Until we get a player that can get separation and scare defenses we will have difficulty moving the ball
They don't deserve that penalty. Decline it and punt it
Negative Nancy much?
At least our QB has the arm to chuck it 30 yards downfield.
Same Gallon route from UTL!
In UTL he was in the slot and ran a wheel route. This was more of a hitch and go.
There's that quick 7!!!!'n
Now the D needs to step up.
Maybe we should throw more?
I would sell my soul for a NW 3 and out!!
I will. I wanna see how much $ you get.
Our 3rd down defense is just awful.
3rd down defense has been terrible. Hopefully they get it turned around in the 4th quarter. We need a stop
The 3rd down defense is poopy today.
doesn't seem as sound today as it normally is. Really need to be able to make open field tackles against this kind of offense. Missed a couple of pontential sacks on third down, due to missed tackles today.
We can't get pressure without blitzing. Then we we blitz, we run right past Colter and he squirts out for the 1st down.
scares me every time
Have that sinking feeling about our ability to get a stop that I had every game under RR
I almost go into convulsion on 3rd down conversions! Bad, bad memories damn.
Kovacs is having to do too much.
we are used to seeing.
We call a lot of fair catches that seem to have open field in front of them.
That one was ok, but you are right, it has happened a lot!
Don't do that to me DG!
I'm OK with abandoning the run game for awhile.
can we just scrap all run plays for the rest of the year?
Paging Mike Leach!
I think it be a good idea to run away from the blockers as far as the running game goes
Our O-line is so soft!!!
Wish we had a run game
Please let Gardner get a red shirt. By then we should actually have a pretty good oline too.
Gallon again on the sideline.
Another offside free play. Love you DG.
I like that DG tries for the endzone on the free plays.
Why no Funchess?
Perfect! Devin to Devin, love it.
Gotta say that Jeremy Gallon is such a weapon, also ABOUT TIME THEY GOT IT TO FUNCHESS!!!!!
Seriously his hands may be made of glue, the way he just plucks the ball out of the air is nuts
Thank you sweet baby Jesus!!
Just wondering why he disappears from the game plan so much. Seems like he is a nightmare matchup for most of the teams we play! Luckily he is only a Freshman so many more games left for him to dominate. Lets go Defense!!!
So kick it out of the endzone from now on... pretty please?
sad thing is there was another hold at the 20 that wasn't called
Damn you inaccurate yellow line!
GOD DAMN IT LBS STOP PICKING BAD ANGLES
It's their only gameplan
The kids a baller
Come on D!
Damn it Beyer!!
I hate when we shoot ourselves in the foot like that.
Where's the hold on Beyer? And wtf Beyer?
Oh give me a break. Pat Fitzgerald acting like he won the Super Bowl for some little sissy-girl penalty. "Oh great, my quarterback got hit late!" What a sham of a rule. And these announcers, acting like it is some sort of terrible insult to humanity. How about we start letting these boys play some football and let the girls sit and watch from the sidelines?
today. Up to Devin and the O to pull this one out.
Thought the call on Beyer was bit weak though. Of course showing it in slow motion is going to make it look later than it actually was. Not to mention the fact that Beyer got held before that.
The offense owes the D that bcuz it's been the exact opposite the last few weeks.
Not so fast my friend
we will win.
It's in the hands of the D now.
Damnit Gardner! Oh well, 3 timeouts left. Just need some D.
I'll take one good defensive stand here and forget 3 and 3/4 th quarters of bad defense
Step up please
Our O-Line is atrocious. Pass D is a joke too. Meh at least I have hockey and basketball to look forward to.
Didnt see him. Dammit
If I'm NW i go for this 4th down
Who is NW?
bad spot that was a stop
God damn it.
I don't see them overrunning this.
There is no way he got that first down. BS spot.
to be ranked. I said last week, our defensive reanking are hollow. The big 10 is weak offensively and we have beaten no one of any consequence.
Do we have time to run one play?
Gardner, Roundtree, you magnificent bastards!
GREAT move by the staff to have two punt returners. Gallon's return to the 37 was huge.
Love Hoke telling Gardner "Focus, Stay Composed" after the score!
38-31 Mich OT is your final from Ann Arbor.
Neg that, cowards.
Can't and won't!
HAIL TO THE VICTORS!
...was the very shiniest of golden excrement. wow.
perfect tackle by Demens just text book
Now for the first time in a year I want PSU to win.....,
Someone give Demens a beaver rub.
Amazing how calm Hoke is. It's like he knew how it was going to end when they celebrated on getting that 1st down on 4th and short.
If they hadn't already moved the chains do you think the 4th down spot is overturned?