More Denard at RB.
Michigan vs. Ohio State Game Open Thread
LEAVE DEVIN AT QB!!!!!!
our running backs are bad. denard can't throw. denard is an amazing runner. devin can throw. why dont we put devin under center with denard as rb? i could do this borges
I like that Denard was allowed to start the game at QB, but Gardner needs to be at QB.
If we lose this game I want Borges' dumb ass fired! Get fucking Debord back before this idiot.
And Hyde looks like mother effing Adrian Peterson.
The beauty of Denard and Gardner on the field is the multiple options and 2x now we have decided to not use our advantage.
We needed a score there bad.
are just better than us. I mean they have 0 losses and we already have 3. Oh and Hoke sucks on the road.
Why don't you just go sit in the corner and think about what you have just said
His road record isn't that bad. Asshole.
We imploded that quarter and we are only down 2. Come on!
Take your UM gear off and watch the Purdue game or something...
fuck my life.
Borges , stop and relax. Think.
This exactly. He is chocking a bit now.
Denard at QB doesn't make much sense on 3rd down unless he can throw because they know we are going to run and can stack the line. That can work on 1st or 2nd down when the stakes are not as high, or if eventually Denard breaks out with a pass, but if not he can't be the QB on 3rd down.
And Bolden decides he isn't going to tackle...Fuck this fucking shit.
IS what you would get if you could fuse Denard/Devin together a la Dragon Ball Z.
Only a matter of time before he busted one.
Some reall crappy tackling by Michigan in this game.
Ugh, defense is embarrassing.
Getting run over at will.
I can't wait for our roster to be full of towering, inmovable objects at QB so that this aberration never happens again. Devin gets taken off the field every time he completes something. Why was the Iowa gameplan better than this?
Killing us this half. Keep Gardner in - definition of Dual Threat.
We can't waste these opportunities. Fuck!
He's fine. Just a wuss.
78% passing on 3rd down for Devin with the ability to run. The stats are there Mr. Borges. This is a type a game you should be fired for fucking it up! Lets go Michigan damn!
Stats don't lie, that's for sure. Ohio also is weak against the pass.
Diva come on Mattison let's go
Al please keep Devin on the field. You idiot wasted a entire quarter.
What's Al Borges thinking? Devin Gardner is converting something like 75% of his third downs and he doesn't play 3rd or 4th down (which was dumb) in the first series of the second half and then he doesn't play on 3rd down in the second series.
I LOVE DENARD....but he shouldn't take any 3rd or 4th down snaps for the rest of this game. The offense is waaaay too limited when he's at the helm. Gardner opens up all kinds of opportunities.
It's not over so play (and coach) smart. This can be done.
You can not possibly call a worse quarter. Let us hope your head is out of your ass for the fourth quarter.
Miller should be a golfer. Maybe interpretative dancer. Please don't let's us lose to these pansies.
We need another stop. Not sure how much longer our defense can keep them out of the end zone.
I think if we are going to win it is going to have to be on Devin's arm. We can't run the ball. They can run the ball. Our D has bailed us out of turnovers, no offense, and/or penalties. But, very soon we are going to have to start throwing the ball much more. They could very easily be up way more and will be soon if we don't start moving the ball on offense. Here's to hoping Devins big plass plays of the past three games re-emerges in the 4th quarter.
Agree with above posters. Devin needs to be taking the snaps with denard at tail
Very few good things in that quarter.
The kids are playing their butts off and the coaches are screwing it up!
Can I also say how pathetic it is that ABC has Spielman calling this game?
But denard has to be a threat to throw. If not, then Gardner needs to play every play
He is not a threat to throw. That is the issue.
Where is Funchess? I haven't heard his name called all game.
Why are mich corners giving so much cushion?
Stop beating off !
mattison should take lessons from borges...lets put jake ryan at CB..the utimate deception
Borges can't recruit, can't gameplan correctly, and usually screws up calls vs decent defenses. Why is this guy at Michigan again?
I am still bothered that OSU would pimp Cheaty during the same season he left them unable to play post.
All his books and interviews about ethics, and it turns out he was suborning and covering for corruption.
Okay, Al here is your time to shine!
Our defense has been absolutely incredible in this game, we should be down 21 right now.
Doesn't even need to be reviewed, that is a fumble.
9 yards and a first down?
STOP WITH DENARD UP THE FUCKING MIDDLE WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK
Please no more Denard up the middle!
Lol! This is too funny
devin makes nice throw, put denard under center to run up the middle... if borges isn't fired by monday i will cry
Just keep running it Borges, fuck you.
Denard running the middle again.
Short yardage plays are too obvious
Devin in por favor
Someone tell Borges that **** isn't gonna work on third and short. Know your personnel fergodsakes...
If it doesn't work the first 10 times...
No more Denard at QB!
Borges should be fired. It's that simple.
What was that formation? Who does Borges think he is? What is the meaning of life?
BORGES IS THE WORST PLAYCALLER OF ALL TIME
Brady please take the headset!!!
Seriously Borges, have you ever coached a game??? This is redic!!! Pass, run, run punt!!!! They have figured it out!!! Brady, take the reins
AL BORGES WHAT THE HELL!!!!!!
Agreed, how about a little play action?
Borges just might be the stupidest motherfucker on the planet.
Our coaches are terrible today.
Except for that Greg Mattison guy
I hate you Al Borges!!!! What are you doing?
this is so pathetic. Borges' playcalling is directly responsible if we lose this game.
Why would you EVER run Vince Smith on 3rd and short in a key game when you are LOSING!!??
OMG fuck you Borges! Fuck you so hard you fucking stupid mother fucker! We aren't getting a fucking push so why the fuck are you calling fucking running plays right up the fucking middle. I can't wait until we fire your fat fucking ass you pile of fucking shit.
Smith up the middle has never, ever worked!
Feels like politics at a high school!
Horrible Borges. Wow.
Seriously wtf is wring with you!?
this is just pathetic.
Fuck you Borges. This is awful.
3rd and 1 and you run Vincent Smith??? What???????
You have Rawles. You could bootleg Gardner. You could run Robinson. And with those options, you give the ball to Vincent Smith up the middle? AARGGGH.
"We want to give the seniors a chance. Oh wait, denard is a senior...... Fuck. Maybe no-one will catch that."
WTF!?? We're better on 3rd and 7 than 3rd and 1.
Is Borges trying to lose this game
Borges is losing us this game
Why Vincent on 3rd and short... Borges is killing this game.
THIS IS YOUR FAULT!!!!!!!!!!
I have been trying to support Borges all year. But I don't get the call. We haven't ran the ball up the middle with success all year. It's not going to magically work in this game.
The runs up the middle are getting pretty silly. We must be saving the DG roll outs with the pass/run option for the goal line, but it's not like OSU doesn't know we have that play.
This is some of the worst play calling ever.
Devin had a huge hole in front of him all he had to do was fall forward. Christ !!!!!!!!!
Honestly, I normally give Borges a pass because we've not executed, but this half has been abysmal.
borges is highly culpable right now
what the hell is borges doing? we cant run inside against there D. Devin Gardner = run/pass option. COME ON MAN
Borges is killing me
Borges chocking. Wake the fuck up they couldn't stop us in the first half.
Goddamn this o line is garbage. I really hope the coaches take them to task regardless of how this game turns out. This shit is atrocious.
It's the play calling
Play calling is absolutely insane
Yup, predictable!!!!! wth!!
Zero push and zero room up the middle. Worst tackling defense, tons of speed, and pots of space to the outside. Hmmmm. Let's keep running up the middle!
it's so frustrating that our problem is so obvious yet we have no control over it. this is almost excruciating
Is exactly why I have a splitting headache right now.
But Borges is calling power when we don't have it. Gardner is throwing a good ball-keep the spread look! Stupid to go I-form; it won't work
Pass the freaking football!
U NO PASS MORE??!?
What the fuck are we doing? 2nd down should have been a long pass and 3rd run outside. The coaches are losing this game.
It's evident that we are all on the same page. Borges does not belong here, he really doesn't.
Greg Davis approves of that play call
This fucking blows. Wtf is wrong with Borges?
I dont understand any of this. What happened to the fussion? It has vanished along we us scoring any points in the half.
What the fuck are we doing? We were rolling in the first half with rollouts, short passes, and outside runs. This is pathetic coaching.
I mean, I can't even. I just have no explanation because one doesn't exist.
This is Iowa play-calling.
I'd normally be the one to tell all you guys to chill out, it's one game, just a few bad calls.
Fire his ass. Absolute shit.
Up the middle again? ?? It almost seems intentional. Its no excuse for this bs!
Did Borges get tips from the Iowa OC? Stop being so damn conservative!!! We are playing not to lose. Start playing to win...
What. The. Fuck. ?
Al Borges playcalling has been atrocious in the 2nd half. He have run straight at their front about 7 times now with no success. We need to have Devin throw more and get some bootlegs.
Al's still trying to establish the run up the middle.
Throw the damn ball
GetBorges out of there!!! Fkg fat Fkg fcker.
Borges will get a pair of gold pants for his performance today!
im conviced he cant call in a big game. this is pathetic
It seems like they are coaching with a huge lead and trying to not lose.
Throw the ball, throw the ball, throw the ball. Run it's once if you will on second, but throw it on other downs. We cannot run the ball against them. Get over it and adjust. Our offensive line will not respond, they don't have the size/strength/ability. We must throw the ball 2 out of every 3 snaps dangit this is getting frustrating. It's not working anymore. Denard has some great runs, but that will only work AFTER we throw it a number of times and begin to sustain drives...NOT BEFORE.
Smith from the I formation up the middle. Are you fricking kidding me. This second half offense has been horrific
Is he still there? Either he was kidnapped or he left at halftime thinking we had won.
It seems like they are coaching with a huge lead and trying to not lose.
Let Devin play more than one snap at a time. If you want Denard in, put him in with Devin at QB.
Borges do you need my fucking cell phone to text you plays in you stupid mother fucker?!
forgets how to call imaginative plays when Denard is QB?
Leave Devin at QB and use Denard in other ways!
Al Borges is such a fucking joke...
I honestly can't take this anymore...
WE HAVE HAD EVERY OPPORTUNITY IN THE WORLD, AND HE IS FUCKING IT UP
Take the headset, send all a text, yell in the direction of the booth. Make it stop!!!
what in this entire game makes you think running the ball up the middle is a good idea?
That play had 0 chance of working. You could have run it 100 times and it would have failed 100 times.
I'm starting to wonder if Borges just doesn't get it. What offensive coordinator calls plays that have zero chance of ever working? Just awful awful play calling. You could call plays by a random internet poll of Michigan fans and get better play calls.
Unfuckingbelievable. Borges is a fucking retard.
It's just horrible.
We've moved with ease against them with DG at QB, and he's thrown what, 3 fucking passes in the half?
Defensive coaches everywhere have got be laughing their asses off at Borges.
We are lucky to only be down by 2
Ferentz sighting. He's in the box withAl.
Michigan is far too conservative right now and D can't get off the field
AGAIN, STOP RUNNING UP THE GODDAMN MIDDLE.
I really can't stand to watch this man ruin any chance we have at winning this game. Our Defensive Coordinator has adjusted well our offensive coordinator has his head up his ass. Fuck your i formation pro style, run up the middle bullshit right in the ass!
Where's funchess?? That was the perfect setup for a quick pass over the top with everyone looking for a run up the middle!
And now they will put it away. Fuck
Borges clearly doesn't understand the value of "the game"
Does Borges have a gambling problem we don't know about?
Borges needs to go.. This lose is on him. Devin has been throwing the ball great. Why go away from it?
Keep the quarterback in the game. Geeze Devin can throw the ball let him throw!!!!
At least we beat MSU ...oh yeah they suck.
on the "fire borges bandwagon". Our 3rd down playcalling has been shitty all game.
Borges is going to win this game for them. Fucking idiot.
That was the third, 3rd down that was ruined by our couching. FFFFUUUUUUUUU
Devin and Denard in the same backfield has given us so many options, too...
AND WE ARENT SEEING ANY OF IT
theyre showing my mortal enemy.
Actually Vincent is a good third down back, but not a good short yardage back.
Can't any of these Buckeyes STAY HURT ?
No to this.
Still no to this.
If I'm Hoke I make Borges give a speech to the entire team apologizing for blowing the game and then I fire his ass right on the spot.
Borges better get his freaking act together on this drive...
denard sneak down the middle 3 straight times LETS GO
This needs to be an all-Devin QB all-drive.
They need to get both of them on the field at the same time. That was killing it in the first half.
The linebackers have sucked on every sigle play action, even despite running up the middle hasnt worked once this game.
Borges: remove head from sphincter
Earn your contract Borges.
or has Spielman actually been tolerable this game? Very odd. Maybe I just set the bar so low for him.
No not at all. He's been awful.
be offensive to both sides today though. Seems less homerish. Still sucks.
I will rage if Borges doesn't call some Devin passing plays this drive. Don't turn away from the pass game if it's working. It's our best chance.
If I don't see Denard AND Devin out together I am going to scream (even more)
So who predicts a run up the middle on 3rd down?
We're down, so let's run the clock out, right Al?
Please take another look at Michigan; you will play early. Committed 2013 running backs, work you ass off this summer and the job is yours! Fitz please come back healthy next year.
I am really beginning to wonder what it will take before we can run the ball with a RB. We got upset with the lack of production from Fitz, but Rawls hasn't done any better. Smith definately can't get anything going. It must be our lack of quality O-lineman. This won't change next year. We have a long way to go before we will be able to run the ball with a running back. That is very frustrating. I don't want to get all negative but it makes it hard to beat good teams when you can't run the ball and create push/holes up front.
Seriously. Everyone can see the horrible play calling. How much of it can hoke take in a game that matters the most to him??????
Ok, Al, the defense has kept your offense in this game. Grow a pair and start going back to the first half plays.
Godammnit Borges!!!! Make something happen. The D keeps gift wrapping this game to you and you keep fucking it up!
Lets see if Denard can run for 90 yards. I bet it work if he went up the middle.
Every other coach does, except Douchtonio
My God I want a real OL next year.
It's a two point game with plenty of time left, you dramatic wimps. You can't call for people's heads over a loss unless we actually lose.
But there is still no explanation for not rolling out one time the past three drives with Devin for a run or pass option
Uh, you can call for somebodies head even if we win.
If we pull this out, it will be despite Borges.
A coordinator should never put your team in the posiiton borges has put Michigan in this game.
Jeebus, did everyone from the live blog suddenly come to this thread and post at the same time?
We've caught break after break after break and Borges can't capitalize. Destiny itself wants us to win this game and yet Borges manages to snach defeat from the jaws of victory.
Borges is definitely out smarting himself right now
With everything going wrong. Bad play calling and all. We are still very in this game. We need to score a touchdown this drive. We will not be able to run the clock out by running the ball. We need to score a couple times.
We have been proving that all year. Why else would Fit have had the year he had
Devin out of the shotgun the rest of the way. Denard can play but only put him in with devin. The only way we have a chance IMO.
I know this was 30 minutes ago but props to team for playing until the whistle sounds. Remember last year in MSU when we should have often that backward pass but because we don't jump on the ball we did not recover?
The team did that here. Didn't result in points but flipped field position.
Agree that we need to pass more but the team is really playing with effort
We will take anything you want to give us, Refs.
KEEP DOING PLAY ACTION. THEY ARE TERRIFIED OF OUR RUN DOWN THE MIDDLE
What do you know another PA pass with a good outcome.
Fire Borges, Running two player less than 180 pounds on short yardage two consecutive plays. Should let Devin get into a throwing rhythm at the start of game.
OMG Borges what fucking game are you watching?
The play calling in the second half has been mind boggling. How do you constantly run Vincent Smith or Denard up the gut on. Furthermore, leave Gardner in so that he can stay in rythm.
Fucking kidding me.
Stop giving the ball to Vincent Smith!
Vinnie up the middle. Guh
Awesome, a run up the middle with a 150 pound back.
Get him out of the game
AGAIN, STOP RUNNING UP THE GODDAMN MIDDLE.
I am so sick to my fucking stomach.
Stop with Smith up the middle. Unleash DG!
Vincent smith up the middle...again????
Fuck this shit I'm doing shots of everclear now.
It's just not meant to be. Wow.
I'm drinking. Even if we win, I can't stand watching this crap sober. Al has pissed away a quarter and a half.
we have no o line
C'mon kiddo just get down!
WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUCK
I'll never understand how we let Hankins get out of state.
The offense left the stadium at halftime.
I got nothing.
i'm done with football
This half has been hard to watch. We haven't done anything on offense for a long time.
Run for 0 and surprise em with the pass
It's so excruciating being a sports fan.
was a high school teammate of Gholston I believe. I'm sure he hates Mich as well no matter who was the coach or the recruiting priorities
I heard coaches were very concerned about him being overweight and out Of shape
Unbelievable. Our oline is awful. Not only can they not get a push upfront but their ability to protect is awful. We are overrated. The B10 is awful and we are a middle of the row B10 team.
our only hope is to hold them to 3
I don't mind losing when we try hard but the coaches are not trying hard.
Now the O is completely out of sync and discombobulated.
That's it. Let the defensive line play both ways.
Please D. We don't deserve it, but please help.
Can you please ask the offense to play as well. Thanks.
D playing their hearts out, but sadly it isn't going to matter.
Bad half. Let's hold them to three and then finish it off with a game ending touchdown for the win... please..
M's D comes up big again!
man just imagine if we had hankins... our run D would be stout and their run D would be weaker...this whole game would be different
the game winning TD by Mich.
Great job defense!
Clark is having a great game
Thank you, Mattison.
We are still in this against all odds if we can just do something on offense.
They need to return to first half form and play calling
Not over yet, but this offensive drive for Michigan is vital. Need to score a TD.
D is coming up big, now time for the offense to do the same
I can not believe that we are still in this game.
The defense is saving Borges ass again and again
Of course Brady will pull out all the bullshit excuses he can think of to deflect blame from Al and probably put it on himself but we all know who really has screwed the pouch! There is still time to pull this out; come on D! Please give Fat Al one more shot at righting the ship! Yessss! That's what I'm talking about! Great Defense again, can Mattison call Offensive play too?
What a comedy of errors. I question Al's sanity. The oline is simply terrible. Bordering on the worst in Michigan history.
What's crazy is we still have a chance to win
Our defense is playing their butts off and the offense keeps screwing it up!
Let's put Bellamy in. That would really throw the Bucknuts D off.
The sad part is that I wouldnt put it past Al to think that this might work
Get it done!
Have we EVER beaten OSU when they have gotten 4 field goals?
Norfleet TD time. He's been itching to break one all year.
We need a score here... Lets get it done boys!!!
Come on Borges. Do something!
Ok. This is when Michigan Legends are made.
Does anyone else want to see the video she made that he can't watch on the plane? Or is it just me?
They have wasted like four chances to kill us. How much longer until we make them pay?
We got lucky again. Come on Borges. Go with DG exclusively at QB and get Denard in everywhere else.
Defense is playing their ass off and the coaches are screwing it up!
Witht the mistakes on offense, and the field position the way it's been, OSU should hav put this game away already. The D has kept us in it. Time for the Offense to step up!
Borgess will find a way to out do his second half performance in the final seven minutes. Furthermore, good job ABC putting the ultimate OSU slappy to call this game. Our OLine is as soft as any in the last forty years of Michigan football.
NO MOAR turnovers.
i dont care how much it costs. get a top level OC
Can't wait that long.
Where the hell is the Denard/Devin combo that was killing them the first half?
Where is that?
We need a TD with a lot of time off the clock.
See? Pass the ball on third down, it works!
Our D has technically kept us in it, but OSU's defense is now playing with so much confidence and energy I think we have dug to big of a hole to get out of. We are too out of sorts and built up too much confidence in their defense. They are playing inspired and we are struggleing. It is all but over, barring a big TD type play.
there we go. let gardner sling it
Omg see what he can do on 3rd
Give me an Xbox and NCAA 2013 and I'll call a better game than Borges.
Funchess is in. We've used our second timeout now, not good.