So Michigan pick route...bad. Ohio pick route...good.
Michigan vs. Ohio State Game Open Thread
To be fair, Spielman said we were hosed on that call.
What's happening to our rush defense?!
We are getting gutted up the middle.
We know there are going to score. Get the ball back and score before half. Minute and a half to take the lead and get the ball to start the second half.
They do it and it's a touchdown. These refs have sucked both ways. How did they get to do The Game?
They just marched right through our defense. Half the plays were first downs. Wtf?
Put in pimpkins
The difference in the second quarter is A) they can run the ball and we can't, and B) they have a better pass rush. I hope we can make some adjustments to get our run game going. Their run game will continue to give us trouble since Miller must be accounted for and is so hard to defend. But, we need to tackle Hyde with the first guy, he can't let him break 2-3 tackles every time he runs the ball.
You know what...the fact that we were (as I say this OSU scores) only up 4 after all of their mistakes doesn't inspire a lot of confidence going forward.
Time for Michigan get a quick score and re-take the lead.
More time for us. We need to try to score here. Not get too conservative. A good return here would be HUGE.
Just enough time to score before the half and then get the ball back after the half.
They just don't have good enough players. They won't all the sudden become studs
Not that it was likely to matter on the one inch line, but still.
found something at Will Campbell.
Hmm, not enough evidence to overturn? Yet there was on Toussaint's touchdown last year? I like the refs' consistency.
They are going to blitz Devin on every passing down. We need to have quick blitz-buster calls ready to go.
The o-line can't block 6 guys. We need to make them pay for blitzing.
Borges will adjust. Give him time.
We give up a couple easy drives every game. I think we need to score 40 to win this. But before the game posey and Norfleet got into a shoving match with posey being a d-bag. Time for Norfleet to return the favor
Or take a knee. Time to score.
He was drafted into the NFL in the spring. Announcers said it was Roby
Ha Ha! T.hey pointed out the origin of the band's script Ohio
Strategy of taking away Miller's legs is burning us both with the pass and the RBs. I'm curious to see what adjustments we make at the half. I think we should stay the course and make Miller's arm and Hyde prove they can do it for another half. I don't think they can.
I get the impression watching that they are the more talented team. They seem to be getting the better of most of the matchups. Which means we need to win with playcalling, execution, turnovers, special teams play, etc. I hope we can make adjustments and get the ball in our playmakers hands and establish some sort of running game to slow down their pass rush and just contain Miller.
If you get the chip blocks in.
What the hell? Michigan taking it's time?
That works. 67 yards!
WE SO FUCKING LOVE YOU DENARD!!!
And just like that he is GONE.
That's why you let the play clock run boys!
You're really fucking surprised now Spielman.
Who needs time management?
I LOVE YOU DENARD SO MUCH
So happy for the kid! I want a win, but that one play establishes good numbers for him and a great contribution!
Oh. That is why Denard is in.
It looked like Denard got the 7-10 split there.
How many does he need to pass white?
That's the best run I've seen by Denard.
They'll never be another.
Denard, you scored too fast man.
Our D isn't good.
Hopefully good enough today.
Timeout, gotta watch for the fake Coach Hoke!
We got ourselves a barn burner here.
Wtf this guy is Nugent all of a sudden?
Why not try to block that?
Wow that's a mean hook on that kick.
Oh. And Fuck Urban Meyer.
Defense needs to sack up and we need to take the opening drive of the 2nd half down for a TD.
Anyone see Urban whining?
Every time his lips move.
Out of all the penalties you racked up, you bitch about that one? What a fucking weeny.
Does anyone have an update on the rushing record? I feel like Denard needed just over 200 yards today and he's got like 120. Anyone know the specifics?
He still has the bowl game.
This is the best offense in the Big Ten. What did you expect?
Just when I thought Urban was showing a bit of class in his responses. What a d-bag response his last answer was.
Urban complaining about the calls at halftime. Stay classy ohio.
That was a good kick.
Scoreboard is on our side.
Now it's who adjust better. Come on coaches. We need to keep scoring. I have a good feeling about our chances.
"If that's a late hit, I don't know what game we're playing". Shut up urban. Was it the shazier hit when devin was 3 yards out if bounds? Or the spence hit where he took 3 steps after Devin threw the ball?
His comment is whining, when he should be worried about his own team's lack of discipline. I'm so glad we have Hoke and co. Good grief. Urban didn't bitch about that PI call on Roundtree that was a BS call.
Accountability, Urb. Look it up.
Urban is clearly feeling the pressure. He knows his defense is giving up at least 40 points and that's a problem vs. Mattison in the second half.
Crable agrees with you. How about a re-do?
Cost us 3
With Mattison making adjustments this game is ours
The harder Meyer clenches his teeth and tries not to implode, the bigger it's going to be when he does. Mr. Creosote big.
I absolutely hate the bias ESPN shows towards Ohio.
...but we won't care when we win the game! GO BLUE!
Urb is a dick, it's just that simple
sets the tone
Got to keep the offensive heat on. We can't win just on D, Mattison or not..
OSU commercial: "we're helping people live longer, better lives." That's a contradiction if you have to live in Ohio.
Our offense has been better than we could have hoped--we are legitimately awesome with the D&D threat.
Our defense has played at the low end of expectations.
Observation. No complaints here.
How much do you think the lack of substitutions and cosequently being worn out are doing it? Or is it simply bad playcalling/lack of execution? I mean they ran that same play over and over.
i think we need to get more consistant on offense. I say denard needs more touches and runs, 6 for 124 so far. He needs at least 20 runs in this game. If we have some longer drives our d can rest and we can control the game with some longer consistant drives.
We need more Denard and Devin together.
Agreed, I think Denard should be in every first and second down play. Without exception. Even when he doesn't get the ball, he's a huge asset out there.
Denard needs to run more in the 2nd half. They look atrocious defending him. I trust Mattison and his 2nd half adjustments.
20 yards an attempt. Please, please Denard them.
As a D coach, I would put my chances on a 52 yarder into a swirling wind on a cold day.
Devin is taking a beating. I think by fair means or otherwise Ohio wants him out of the game.
Miller limped to the sidelines a couple of times too.
I think he's fine
TOP 17:19 to 12:41...if we change that around we win!! GO BLUE
We haven't really had long drives. I think that's good in the sense that I think giving OSU's defense more time will allow them to kinda figure us out but at the same time our D needs a breath.
We'll have to tell Denard to stop scoring so fast.
......Jesse Palmer and the four letter sports channel = four letter state =garbage
I like Jesse Palmer bro.
Please tell me you're kidding. At least quantify it and say "I like him better than ____"
It will be absolutely critical to get a score when we get the ball to start the 2nd half. A field goal would be okay. A touchdown would be spectacular.
that Denard can break a run like that and they know he wasn't going to pass.
In other news: The Big Ten's newest member, Rutgers, trails 4-6 Pitt 21-0! Welcome to the Big Ten Rutgers!
Took the time to even add bold to a post no one cares about right now. Back to hating on only Ohio!!!
Sending people to the Big Ten in a sour mood since 2007.
There were two #10 players on offense. One was brown not sure the other to complete the Kiffin trick play. I'm working on a picture but having some difficulty with my phone. Would you expect anything less from urban though?
Did I just hear Tool's "forty-six & 2" as ESPN's transition music?
the first time i ever saw D Rob in the end zone and not take a knee
We need to come out on fire. They will be fired up. This is the last two quarters for them. Then it's back to classes looking forward to going home for the holidays. We will be getting ready our January bowl game. Time for both our lines to play like they have been practicing for. Time for Michigan football. Time for Devin to show them what to expect next year when our redshirt lineman are better than we think. The future looks bright. But so does the present. Go Blue.
Defense is keeping Miller boxed in and doing a good job because Miller wants to run bad. Offense has to be aggressive and apply pressure. Let all the cats out the bag.
Pat White - 4480
DRob - 4273 + 124 = 4397
Lots of Carharts in the crowd
Did some quick math and it looks like denard is 83 short. Anybody confirm?
I really liked it when Sean McDonough pointed out of odd it was that the fans cheered Tressel when he is at fault for this team not playing for a bowl game and potential NC. Good point Sean, thank you sir!
Why would Borges run that...
Close game, 50 yrd line, 4th and THREE YARDS.
I do not like that play call at all.
Denard should be on the field every single play!
Just kick it.
Go for it
Third and 3 needs to be a Denard down.
That 3rd down play with Rawls was an awful play call.
Might be going for it with the timeout. Bootleg DG!
Waste a timeout? C'mon coach!
Sometimes Borges looks like a genius and sometimes Borges looks like an idiot.
Awful play. I was listening wtka radio (didn't get home before halftime was over) and I knew what we were running. Don't care how many bigs we put at the line we have no push.
Does Rawls lack the abilit to make a cut or something? Is it against his religion?
Sorry, that's just incredibly stupid to run Rawls there. Roll Devin out--he can get three yards in his sleep.
He is our best RB!
Eliminate the i form run with Rawls. We cannot get the push with this O line
Keep running the Denard sweep until they can stop it.
He blew that play up. Makes you winder why he hadnt started from the beginning of the season
Do something with Denard and Devin on 4th and 3.
Going for it.
This is a big call.
That was another awful call. Why would you run Denard up the middle when everyone in the world knows he is getting the ball.
What a joke?
Jesus up the friggin middle WTF
WTF?? Where is the deception?
Estes a timeout and field position.
Wow, how stupid are we????
What kind of F*@*@#$* play call was that on a 4th and 3 are you kidding me?
Awful! Why wouldn't you let DG bootleg?
What are we doing?
And that's what you run?!?
Was it a misread?
What the fuck brady
Why Brady? Why?
That hurts bad. We need some special to happen.
Fuck you Borges. Up the middle, absolute moronic play call.
Denard up the middle? What is he the next Bettes? Wow awful
that was the most retarded playcalling I've ever seen.
come on Borges. Jesus
Would have been a good time to see if Denard could throw. Instead we get stupidity and a wasted timeout.
Jesus. Roll Devin out. That hasn't been stopped ever. Just awful coaching there. Awful.
You. Weird play calling.
Up the middle against Hankins and Zach Boren with our great interior offensive line? What could possibly go wrong?
They haven't stopped the read all day and you run that shit! Would have been the perfect time to pass out of the read with Denard!
Worst play call in history of the world.
I really hope this does not turn into last year's game against MSU.
That could very well cost us the game, the way our defense is playing.
What a fucking momentum swing.
Great play Roh and Ryan
borges, i haz sads now :(
We just wasted a timeout, made the two worst offensive play calls of the season and gave up great field position. Disappointed would be an understatement.
That was a small-time play. You dont go for it on 4th and 3 on your side of the field when you're leading the damn game. Only time you consider it is if you're freaking ball state or something.
Alright, hold em to a field goal.
The squib kick and the stupid 4th down call have handed them 6 points. The coaches are screwing it up!
Good change-of-possesion D.
Gave them 3 points.
Going for it wasn't terrible. Risky and aggressive, but not terrible. The play call sucked though.
We are lucky it only cost us 3.
Agree - I'm okay going for it, but the play call was terrible and so was wasting a timeout.
Yeah, I'm not. This isn't Dantonio ball. Stop wasting downs running Rawls. Run Denard.
Good stop. They ran the QB up the middle too. The defense saved us again. Come Borges. We have to score.
Lets see what horrible play calls are in store for us now......
We gifted them 3 pts and the lead. If we lose... It better not be by 1-3 pts
I'm curious to see how that call is going to bite us. I agree with going for it but it had to be DG on the bootleg with a run/pass option.
We find out if the coaches are choking today.
I'm glad this isn't boring 3 yardas and a cloud of dust, but there have been two offensive play calls that I wonder about. The first half long pass, backed up inside the 20, for an incomplete helped allow Ohio a short field. The fourth down call at midfield. That was doa. The timeout gave OSU time to prepare, then with the play call itself was telegraphed with the lineup.
......HAS to EXECUTE
Lets do some trickeration with Devin and Denard.
This can never be unseen. What a bunch of sicko cheaters, disgusting: http://gif.mocksession.com/2012/11/grabban/
Wow! Get Mike Jones outta there.
Don't fall apart now.
Mike Jones you are a complete moron...really? How undiciplined can you be?
Whew that was almost a TD
And Denard turning it over in big games...what else is new.
Duck you. Duck you to hell.
Denard is a nice guy, but he's a damn turnover machine.
I hate this 2nd half
Agreed. Let him get into rhythm.
C'mon team, don't implode in the second half.
Complete. Momentum. Shift.
Complete shift of something that doesn't exist.
To predictable now
We have fallen apart this half. Playing stupid, undisciplined football!
Why do you run your fasetest player up the middle? Stupid stupid play calling
Fuck! Jones! Fuck yea! Dileo! Fuck! Fumble!
Only at tailback, please.
We need to put Denard in with Devin. Devin is having a great game and is being put on the bench after he completes a huge pass? FUCK!
STOP RUNNING THE BALL UP THE GODDAMN MIDDLE.
Well, this is getting rough.
It pains me to say it but I think the game may be over. Sure, anything can happen but you can just tell... :(
It's a two-point game with over a full quarter to go. Really?
Nice to see the chicken littles are still with us. How did you like that Nwestern game?
Dude, you're not a very convince troll.
Eat dirt Braxton!
What a hit.
Methinks he can't take too many more of those.
Dogpile double sack, lol
He's running up the middle at will.
3 receivers vs 2 defenders? someone's open
In ur base kill in' ur d00dz!
We have hit Miller without trying to strip the ball. Ball first and run through the tackle!
Hold em' to three and we'll be just fine.
We just need a good bounce or a big play. We can hold them here. Then we have made our second half big mistakes. They haven't made theirs yet.
DG and Denard need to be on the field together for every snap, with DG at QB. Not having them both out there gives the defense one less thing to worry about.
Huge play here.
It's a 2 point game. It'll be a two score game, max, after this drive.
Hold em blue
Die by denard.... Just hope it ends up being more of the former i guess
Thanks for that.
There is the bounce we needed.
Ok good hold. Now let's get a nice drive!
Way to pick up Denard defense
Dodged a (silver) bullet.
C'mon team get your heads in the game.
We've been outplayed, and have given Ohio short fields several times and still only trail by 2 points.
'Murrica!! Fuck yeah!!
We lucked up, now make em pay O!
History has not been good to us when OSU gets 4 field goals.
And it's still a 2 point game. The sky doesn't fall on this team just because a couple of things go wrong.
Thomas Rawls is ineffective. That is all.
Entire runningback running game is non existent
Rawls had a lane but ran into his own guy.
Was our offense getting too good?
Great Stand Defense! Now let's march this ball down the field an score a touchdown!
Is it me or do the buckeye stickers look like ganja leaves? Hahahaha
Why do they have pot leaves on their helmets?
Quit pulling Devin....why the fuck are they doing this to me!?
Let fucking devin play. Tired of this shit
Omg just leave Devin in...
Let the guy run QB and let Denard run and catch the ball out of the backfield or slot! Borges needs to get his fat ass out th booth and on the field, starting coaching these guys up!
Thomas Rawls is the worst running back i've ever seen. i find it hard to believe justice hayes it worse
I used to be Rawls camp when Fitz wasn't producing. Now I see why he isn't getting many reps
Who replaced awesome Borges with dumb one at halftime?
Fuck everything! Keep one QB in please! Why?!
Leave Devin in at QB!
Just awful playcalling.
It's not working with Denard at QB because there is no fucking threat of pass.
I don't get it. Michigan has been killing Ohio through the air. Yet borges is determined to not use it.
They need to run a reverse with that pitch option.
Still down by just 2. There's more than a quarter left to play.
Keep breathing, keep pacing, and let's go blue.
Cmon Borges. You are fucking it up!
There is no fucking threat of a pass when Denard is in by himself! Is that this fucking hard for our coaches to fucking figure out!? You are blowing the fucking game.
Borges is the anti Mattison.
Are you kidding me?????? No pass threat with Denard - keep Devin in!!!!
Play calling is killing us!
What is Borges doing? Please stop, please!
Fuuuuuuuck you Borges. Keep both of them on the field you fucking fat ass.
Steven Hopkins is a terrible blocker. He fucking sucks. Wow is he useless
We were passing the ball at will. Leave Devin in. Play them both. One at a time is obvious to defend.
There is no risk of a pass. Even Spielman gets it!
Wtf Al no threat of a pass at all. You've got the players USE THEM!
Borges is being an idiot. You want your best players on the field, even if its as a decoy. USC learned this by taking Bush off the field
........BACKSIDE PASS FROM dENARD WILL WORK
Jeaus Borges, they've figured it out, adjust you moron.
From great offensive drives to conservative, non-point garnering drives? Glad I understand the gameplan