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.
It was worse last year, and we know how that turned out.
Hang in there guys. You're faring better than my team did against ND.
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.