Down 10-0 at the half with 5 INTs. Can Hoke get the band back together in time to beat the Irish for the fourth year in a row?
5 ints right
But yes... I think so. It should be 10-10 or something close to that
5 with Vincent Smith. Corrected thanks.
to say Denard just threw another INT
You're correct. The band took a pretty big hit when the ND guy caught that pass out of bounds. I hope they can recover and make any costly mistakes at half time
So whoever cameb up with playing the "take a shot for every int" drinking game...I hates you
I could use a shot or five.
Come on over I'm in Rochester by
Ny, damn phone
If I jump in my car now I can get to Rochester in 6 hours 26 minutes according to mapquest. Is that a decent time for you?
Haha at this rate I may be dead...beers on me in a few weeks when I'm back in Michigan if we win
I love this if the typos were intentional... I love this even more if they weren't.
This game will not improve unless we stop allowing defenders an untouched passage to Denard.
Fairly well. Denard is not thinking when he throws and he is taking forever and a day to decide.
Very indecisive and unsure if himself...
3 of his 4 ints have a virtually unblocked defender right in his face and he's throwing the ball too hard.
That decision should be made w his feet to buy time
In a way, Denard almost has too much time to throw. He's sitting in the pocket too long, until he reaches a point where he has to throw because he's not outside the pocket to run, and then just forces it toward a receiver who is covered (double covered? not in the area at all?)
Defense can be improved and will tighten up. Our INTs are absolutely killing us. If we can calm Denard down and start running something that resembles an offense, then we definitely can turn this around. Denard is the x-factor right now. Get him going, and this is completely possible. Let's do this thing! Go Blue!
He's a veteran. He knows what to do. Two of those picks are definitely on him, the pass to Gardner was on the money but gardner cut very slowly. The last pass all 3 receivers slowed down.
The D is actually playing well which makes this hurt even more. Run or throw it away.
Please tell me it gets better. I mean we're only down by 10 with 5 turnovers.
Go Blue! Let's crush the Irish in the second half.
I've never been less worried about being shutout in the first half
it will be nice to look back at the 2nd half of this and remember the great comeback to beat Notre Dame
We got them right where we want them
The starting of a brand new game.
Good god...they came out strong and couldn't put anything on the board. That can't happen on the road. Very frustrating. And for whatever their problems in the running game and the OL, Denard does not need to be throwing interception after interception.
Yeah, that first half was....interesting.
ND's in trouble...Denard's playing right-handed for the second half.
And put in Devin or Russel? One more INT? No scoring in the 3rd? What?
Denard is not a passer period. Quite frankley he sucks. He has steadily gotten worse season to season. He's become so predictable as both a runner and passer that against semi good defenses he is no longer effective. Teams just ignore the play fake becasue no one else can run either. Sit him on the bench and let Gardner or Belomy give it a shot. How could the result be any worse.
Are an idiot
Denards interceptions in this game: over under
6, this game? I hope not.
Two hands worth?
I'm saying denard throws for 2 TDs and runs for 1.
245 yards for Michigan/denard in the 2nd half.
You honestly think a redshirt freshman qb with no significant game experience would be any better against that defense?
Denard just needs to get it going. We aren't far behind. Drob has got this
does he get a chance in the offense during the second half?
A td kick return
So whoever started that thread about worst qb performance earlier this week ... I hate you. That first half was a group effort with denard Vincent and Golston.
kicking off from the 50 after a 15 yard penalty and booming it through the endzone for a touchback.
Please, let 's try something else. Onside, squib, anything but that.
They'd sky it like a punt and hit them hard on the 10
They're both good plays.
If you kick onside and don't get you've only given up about 10-15 yards of field position. I'd mix it up between the two but I'd never just kick deep.
Is an idiot
I think TheGhostOfYost should recieve a 1 week vacation to Bolivia. He is CLEARLY the one at fault for Denard's performance since he started the "Worst QB Performance of All-Time" thread during the Buffalo game...
You tie him to the post in the town square and I'll collect firewood and fanatics.
You're going to roast the GhostofYost on a post?
Man I love the way the D is playing.
Fun facts. Every pass thrown in the 2nd quarter was an INT. Denard's 4 INTs have come on the last 4 passes in a row. Not sure if either has been done in history.
Kovaks was a walk on!?!?! Who knew??
Jake Ryan = Beastmode
Win or lose, Ryan's playing like a man on fire.
I love jake ryan!
white man did jump
3 and out to start the 2nd half. Mattison is my new god.
Way to get off the field D! Come on Lace.
Let's do this! Go blue!
About The next few passes? We could break a record...
C'mon Offense. Get something started, shut the stadium up
Showing how useless recruiting services are - Jake Ryan was 3 stars and this is his offer sheet. Way too much attention to recruitung service "stars" out there
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Saying bond rating agencies suck. What else are you going to use? Huh? Riddle me that
Fitz finally wakes up
Fitz is back, baby!
Just what we need.
Passing down. Gulp.
No push on the left side. Come on Lewan, get mean.
Okay that was good. Completing passes--to Michigan players--is healthy and good.
Hey we completed a pass! And we've got some offensive rhythm going!
Another freshman, with a fuck up
Cool rap muzik ND
I was just about to say, what the hell is the DJ playing?
Needed that 3rd down conversion, great job picking it up
Roundtree is moving the chains.
I rarely watch LB play, but Teo is playing a crazy game. He leaps off the screen.
Spot Teo is vacating on the blitz
Fitz is looking good this second half
Yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep
wow another turnover
is this real?
Is ND's best player tonight
What. The. Fuck.
goll darn it!
Notre Dame isn't beating us. We're beating ourselves.
I guess Denard can kiss whatever remains of his Heisman campaign goodbye.
Epic game of infinite turnovers. GARRRGGGHHHHH
Things were going so well.
I miss the UM QBs who protect the football.
At least no INT this time, right? Right?
Fuck. Shit. Piss.
Earmuffs, little girl staring at me. Earmuffs.
another turnover to kill a drive deep in ND territory
Gotta get a turnover here...
They can blast AC/DC leading up to our snap?
0fer3 in the Red Zone, with 6 T/O's all around. Please tell me this is just a hoax right?
Why is he smiling
There are no words that can describe this... I feel bad for these kids. Just bad.. Bad.
This loss is 100% on Denard.
I'd rather lick a turd than watch another turnover in the red zone this evening.
Win or lose, this has been Denard's worst game of his career. We are lucky it's only 10-0 at this point. At least we know our defense isn't as porous as initially imagined.
Here comes the nail in coffin. If they get a running game established we are toast.
Defense looks solid. (Knocks wood).
Can't turn it over any more (Knocks wood).
Now let's knock Cierre.
Has looked good tonight
At this moment I would like to offer up all sorts of high praises for Greg Mattison
JT Floyd nonchalantly walks away after ND's pass eats grass.
Thank god for this effort on D!
Lets try this again
Need to score so bad right now.
That is all.
If we just kicked a FG every time we hit the redzone, we'd be golden. Still, this game isn't out of hand if we can just score here.
On 1st down
I dig how Greg Mattison looks non-plussed by the whole thing.
He looks like he's about to walk up to the first tee.
Is doing great, bailing DRob out over and over...well, 5 times thus far
but they just wont take it
Is just a complete crapfest on offense. We're doing just about everything we can to give them this game. And yet...
I would love to see a big play so we don't have to deal the dreaded red zone.
Great field position! Still a lot of football left.
Lots of time. We've found the redzone a lot. We'll find the end zone soon. Just keep the defense going.
No matter what happens ND has been exposed. A BCS team would have close to 30 pts with 6 turnovers.
I am stunned how the offense just keeps turning the ball over.
Everyone knew this game would be tbe true measuring stick of how good we are on botb sides of the ball. I NEVER wpuld have guessed that our O would fail the test and tbe D would pass.
The lines have been okay so far.
Line play continues to be solid.
Which will be higher: The number of points Michigan scores? OR number of times Denard turns the ball over?
I can't believe it's a push if you include Smith's crappy interception in the end zone. Holy crap!
One score and we're back in the game. Just nice and steady, and score a TD!
If you think about it. If Michigan took a knee every time they had the ball it would legit be a 3-3 game
I'd rather have both, but if I could pick to have only one solid unit or the other, I'd pick having a solid defense.
Thank the lord for Greg Mattison.
Go for it!
GO FOR IT
I wish I could neg myself for this comment.
Why run a route 1 yd short of the 1st? Why do I need to ask this question at every level of football?
Settling in the open areas. ND was taking deep away
Going for it. Could be a game-breaker
Not a fan of the stadium music on 3rd down when we're lined up about to snap.
Caught by the Great White Receiver
F Beckman sticking up for Denard, Interesting. Total yards don't equal performance Franky.
a professional, he will find a silver lining in anybody's performance.
Nice. Good job boys
We need a big play for a TD right now
I can't remember an UM coach who has been so aggressive on 4th down as Hoke has been.
I just love it.
We have moved the ball all day, we are down 10 our D looks good. This is going to be a big win for Michigan, it starts right now
I wonder if we're still not pitching on options
This game is intense for how bad we have played. Lewan out shitfuck
He's afraid to pitch it every time, which is fine...just go with something else.
Lack of RB production is troubling
ND Special K is pissing me off
Do long strings of zone-reads count as MANBALL or is that a strictly pulling-guard-with-a-fullback term?
...is saying to other team "try and stop it"
BK gonna BROIL when we win this one.
Borges is seriously daring ND's defensive coordinator to stop him running Denard.
Here we GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't want to go one inch into the red zone.
every time brady hoke points
We've got this. We're going to get it done in the 4th quarter.
Keep pounding it till they stop it.
Ahh......the 4th quarter. When Denard remembers that he's playing a football game.
We have them right where we want them. They have not been able to put us away. They feel the demons creeping back.
I didn't think loudspeakers were allowed once the center's over the ball. True or not true?
Not sure what that was about
It's too bad Denard is having a crapfest so far. We should be killing these guys.
Hit "reset," own the 4th and this is a W.
Drive will change everything.
I'd live nothing else but another Michigan comeback. Win or lose... Go Blue!!
Please don't be a knee injury
If Schofield can get to his blocker Denard probably gets up to 15
...it boggles the mind that ND is outflanked on our best play, inverted QB power. (I know what Brian and Smart Football say, but it's not veer.)
Furthermore, it's hard to believe that ND keeps lining up the same against that formation.
Toussaint could get even more yards with a block or two.
Kick the FG, get 3
...we are in the red zone, so we will miss
I stand corrected.
And I mean, dammit.
Brunettes working their magic
Lets Go D
or does that snap seem like it goes behind the holder
It's on now.
it's only 3, but I'm glad to come away with something for a change. Let it be the beginning of a trend.
Seal, it only he's easier from here!
No one breaks Seal.
To beat them by 4 again.
Play action on 3 and 6. WTF Borges.
And.....somehow.....it's a one possession game.
Is it just me or does it seem that NBC has an ad for almost everything in terms of broadcast
Who's the creepy dude staring at Denard on the sideline?
We need another three and out
...it's ND who's the fortunate team here tonight. Duh.
Anyone else streaming online thru NBC really hate Subway now?
Subway is a terrible place to eat.
Step away from the computer/iphone now so you aren't banned for the rest of the season.
Mattison is scheming this well. Need to execute.
Please make tackles. We've given up like 20 extra yards with arm tackles
Now is not the time, fellas.
Make that play son
Where did these holes come from?
Come on D
Oh Floyd, I wish you were six inches taller.
looks like QWash is hurt
Come on Floyd!! Put your hand up to at least tip the ball!
Needs to stop grasping air
Leads the team in "near" tackles
Big 3rd down here. Gotta stop em
And defense is still looking good
Lots of missed tackles
We'll do just fine in the B10.
Get Q outta there asap!
Killing us this drive
Probally should expect a hard snap after a timeout
Put Gholston back in...
To hell with Norte Dame.
I can haz Turnover?
Block it now!
Has played incredibly well
7 then 3 or 7
To take one to the house
Norfleet - time to bring one all the way back!
Time is not on our side
At least we have speed on our side, which tonight has meant nothing.
Are not going to leave enough time for us to use our Denardian magic on them.
Got em right where we want em. Time for two touchdowns to pull out the 17-13 win in the last minute. /imfuckingdreaming
First TD return.
We have to score quick.
I just don't see another dream 4th this time... I really wish I felt different.
Way to sloppy. D has surprised me tonight very pleased. Denard has improved not one bit. All around though terrible discipline and very bad decisions.
Take it to the house, Norfleet.
I like this Dennis Norfleet's intensity.
For anyone curious, LSU leads Auburn 12-10 with about 40 seconds left, and the LSU kicker just missed a FG to take a 5 point lead
When did this turn into the NFL? A commercial after every kickoff???
How else can ND buy get into the BCS without sponsors.
I muted the nonstop commercials and never turned the sound back on.
This must be karma. Winning a game we shouldn't have won last year and trading it for a game right here that we should have won. Easily.
It is starting to feel that way.
Which is a s art propsoition
nice catch Devin
That's the kind of play I want Junior back for
Denard cost us this game. He gives and the he takes away.
Still learning is going to be the excuse
might as well...Denard is still using it as a senior
One first down at a time COME ON!
Why are we airing the ball out? We have 6 minutes, and our defense has been playing pretty damn good all things considered
Plus Borges = mismatch
I thought it was my imagination before.
What a fucking shithole South Bend is.
Doing whatever they can to not let Denard embarrass them again.
Can't keep chucking up prayers.
and whistles in the stands...
Need to score quick, 330 left
or at least a quick huddle
Breath every time Denard throws it downfield.
They are just playing really soft coverage. No reason we shouldn't get a TD on this drive
Big play here boys
Let's go come on boys!
Denard looking good.
ND knows what's inevitable.
Nice run Denard. 4:30 left, about 10 yards to go
Sheldon Day would have looked good in Blue.
Hoke has on the headset
Isn't red zone offense grand?