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Michigan vs UCONN 2nd half head asplode thread!
YOU KNOW WHAT I MISS RIGHT NOW...
THE AKRON GAME LAST WEEK.
Lets go Blue!
I HATE THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.
PUT IN WILTON SPEIGHT.
Wow, just wow. WTF is going on.
BUTT FUMBLE. DAMIMT.
We'll always have ND.
I'd take five tackling dummies over this o line right now.
Fucking right they're ready to play Lewan. Right. Fucking joke. MSU would beat our ass right now.
Well, since UConn is like the worst team in the country, I think anyone could beat our ass right now.
This is the worst day of my life.
DAMNIT. PANIC. MORRIS? DAMNIT. PANIC. /repeat
You're not on the ledge for no reason....fuck this.
I can't hear what you are saying because I am breaking nice things.
thank you dancing norfleet for bringing a moment of levity to this pain.
This is beyond pathetic. I mean, I'm just, I don't even know what to say anymore. Minnesota looks light years better than us that point. MINNESOTA! It's pretty much a form of torture to watch this team right now.
This. Absolutely this.
No more fucking gameday haiku threads. Ever.
A little better....nice run Devin
Thats on magnuson. Fucking terrible. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE PUT BRADEN IN
We were sooo happy after the Notre Dame game, sooo confused last week about the Akron letdown, now I'm numb and angry and scared of the other shoe dropping
This is ridiculous
SHANE MORRIS!!!! Publicly rip that jersey off Gardner. This is ridiculous.
Maybe I'm being overdramatic, but I wouldn't be upset if Gardner isn't wearing 98 next game.
I agree give him back his 12 jersey.
Why do we keep going side to side
because we cannot run between the tackles.
Are we Purdue?
We can't block anybody!
Bring back DeBord
He can't be helping his draft stock...
He was hyped up after the Clowney thing, but Clowney has been awful this year, so who knows. He should have left.
He's average and not hyping up the below average guys at all.
Lol. Below average first round draft choice?
shows how much you've watched Clowney. He has been really good. Teams are game planning to get away from him. Hard to make a direct impact other than completely change the way a team play against him.
Devin Funchess and Jehu Chesson for safeties.
Townsend has a better OL than we do. And a better QB. I guess that's why Gardner was a WR last year.
So glad we don't have to play Towson.
"Thia won't happen again."
Looks like zero adjustments were made at the half on offense.
How do you adjust out of being shitty at blocking?
no reason not to sub out somebody right now
UConn had like 11 in the box the last play.
We have a problem"
I'd say some offensive changes need to be made. But I can't tell which problem is the biggest.
Scrap it all and play the 2nd string?
He lost any ability to make someone miss.
Agree to a point, but only so much a RB can do if the offensive line is stalemating at best.
No just ask for the death penalty and start over in 2016
I dont get why fitz gives you three good runs and u keep the ball in the hands of the turning it over.
There is only pain.
Hey I know what to do. Let's do the same fucking thing we've been doing for the last 6 quarters of football!!!! Let's go team!
(half time speech)
More soft zones.
I really hate this entire fucking coaching staff except for Mattison.
Half of the blame is on Borges for completely abandoning the pass and not getting any screen passes or anything to get Devin going. He just runs Fitz for a -2 yard run every time.
Its on gardner more
I'm trying to figure out when the Wolverines became the Lions?
Expected, isnt it? First game away from big house. MAN UP GARDNER
Somebody needs to make a big play on d, or special teams.
I wonder how Michigan will turn the ball over on this series. The anticipation is the most exciting part.
That's funny. Maybe the ball can be snapped over devins head for a 34 yard loss.
Needs to be said amongst all the crap we're seeing, D is playing hard. One TD drive way backed up and the other coming after 4-5 straight 3 and outs. If only they could score some points too...
I'm optimistic by nature but Jeebus
Same here, but I don't even know what's happening anymore
I wonder if this is karma for richrod
Lost in all of our combined bitching is the continued struggle to block either gunner on punt returns.
DO WE EVER HAVE A FUCKING CHANCE AT A KICK OR PUNT RETURN?
If these lineman are our best, just how bad must the rest be? Bryant and Braden must be completely incompetent to not even get a chance
Our TE blocking is terrible including williams
Nice run Fitz
Positive mental attitude
Hey Dileo, nice
I guess I'm not that worried about playing State now because we make every defense look like the number one defense in the nation anyway. We will be used to our running backs being tackled in the backfield 20 times a gain.
I want green in
That was not so good
Gallon. First down.
Shouldn't he be on the sideline?
I'm so tired of Fitzgerald just stopping on the outside, sometimes you just need to pick a lane and get 3 yards
rabble rabble Fitz rabble rabble
Run straight ahead, no more of this sideline shite
When did we only have four plays?
4 down territory
Nice run again Fitz
Nice job Devin
Big 1 yard gain there
Nice Play Devin and Fitz!!
no s/ !!!!!!
What's this? offense doing something? Wonderful.
He pitched it! Yay!!!
Now come on D...
I'm still 75% sure that we'll win the game. But wtf boys. wtf is going on?
Night road games suck really, really hard.
I have major reservations about @PSU and presumably @ND next year.
Before the game, halftime I was 75, before that last drive I was 50, I'm settled in now at 60
I'm a stubborn german. I've had 75% confidence since last saturday night.
Ok, so now we need to run triple option for the rest of the game
Finally! Now let's get the ball back D!
Don't give a shit how bad we look, just fucking win
So is this how VaTech fans feel?
I feel like last year when Devin took over we had so much success with short 8 yard curls to gallon. It was an automatic first down. Where has that gone? Maybe I'm missing it but I haven't noticed that in awhe
No penalties to help? No trick play? No razzle dazzle? Touchdown Michigan? I thought the big plays had been outlawed!
I hope you are injured
Sometimes you suck really bad until the third quarter.
Lewan hobbling; most of the effective stuff is going right.
I think that's part of the problem right there. He's the one absolutely irreplaceable component of this team and I don't think that boot this week was any laughing matter.
I agree. Plus playing on wet grass with a boo boo foot or ankle can't be easy. The field looks like shit.
Wait, the qb is allowed to pitch on option plays???
Glad Spielman called out Borges
wooo successful speed option pitch! We got this! #maizeBlindersOn
Jeter why the hell don't you have a M shirt on?
And on cue Wile muffs a punt
The fuck is with wile?
Wile now can't even do knockoffs well!
Yeah we need to cover the seam route sometime this year
Are you fucking kidding me. We get a TD and immediately kick it out of bounds. WTF is up with WIle??? Time to take him out, he's clearly not playing well the entire season thus far.
The under-center plays, much like dinosaur punt coverage (did anyone see that constant line shifting to confuse blocking assignments on UCONN's punt, which hasn't ever worked, only to have all but two of those shifting guys starting getting back to block for the returner? They were blocking air. Absolutely pathetic) simply don't work.
It's like Borges just doesn't get it. Nothing's changed. We've averaged about two yards a play from under-center.
I'm wondering if Jake Ryan really is the "glue" on defense.
Way to be headstrong wile.
gd it Bolden
Apparently we really suck. Just came in from a nice dinner out with my wife to learn that we really suck.
We mostly have not
How about causing a FUCKING FUMBLE FOR ONCE
Whitmer looks like Tom Fucking Brady
I'm concerned that I've entered a time warp and it's like RichRod's last defensive year.
This is bizarre to me given that G Mattison is running things.
Let Shane play!
I hate a slow death
Yeah our sift like secondary on display
I think the word you're looking for is 'sieve' actually
A blitz. Hallelujah.
This is so RR-esque. We've been making every QB we play against look like an all-american, save for CMU.
Cmu's starter was injured if you remember
Kicked his own ass
Only a UConn crowd could boo a field goal attempt here.
Boo was for Jeter
Michigan is prey. They did not come out to take it to UConn. They came out and UConn is taking it to them. This team was not mentally prepared to be the predators. That's on Hoke.
You could simplify this to just execution. Predators, Prey? Whatever. They work all year for 11 or 12 games at which they need to focus and execute. Nothing more.
It IS on hoke. Every road game we look intimidated. Thats on hoke
Obviously you never played. It is as simple as attitude. You come out to hurt or you don't. Get it?
It's not about emotion but preparation and the focus to execute. Everything else is noise. Your emotional state wears off 3 plays in but your focus carries you to execute preparation.
FWIW, I never bought the never played the game argument (though I have played) but I'm sure neither of us at B1G. Coach/Player cop out when they don't have a better explanation.
There's definitely something off mentally. Just don't know what it is. If they can't figure it out during the bye week I don't see us winning more than 7 games, if that. Heck, we'll be lucky to make a bowl game.
I don't think this is indicative of the talent on the team. Something else is going on here.
Kicker bails us out
Perfect, needed that
Finally something didn't go UConn's way
For a change Fortune does not smite us. 21-14 UCONN.
alright here we go
Another stretch run!
Al Borges is calling his first downs like he owes me money.
Hold me Magnus
The center, just doesn't seem able to handle the Uconn DL. he gets knocked back nearly every play
Devin needs to sit down
Tacopants. Good to see u again
Why not play some backups when it is clear the starters are choking?
not a catch. punt.
Damn Glasgow, pull his scholarship
End of 3rd, 21-14 UCONN. Michigan will have the ball.
Confirmed...it was obvious
either way, at least they got it right
That's a helluva catch Chesson
I miss you denard
Stay tough Blue.
3rd and 1...DONT FUCK IT UP
Ok now let's run to the left or right
Man bawl that was not
dammit chesson let his foot off the gas
Keep running Jehu
That's on Chesson - he stopped running.
1st down...but god damn it's depressing we cant go old michigan football sneak
Let's run up the middle again on 1st down!
OK STOP FUCKING RUNNING TOUS UP THE MIDDLE FOR FUCKING -2 YARDS
My favorite play - stretch run for a 2 yard loss. We're good at it.
Fitz stuffed at the LOS again
Ok I'm done blaming Fitz. We telegraph our runs. Very frustrating.
Of course we do. Borges is incredibly stubborn.
Fitz does have issues, and we do telegraph some runs. But the interior OL just can't get any push on the defense. The lack of a consistent passing threat allows the defense to stack the box.
Maybe we should call it the OH-line
Throw the fucking ball away!!!!!!!
Gardner thinks he's great. He is not.
He must have read all the nice things brian said after notre dame and became soft. And please take bolden out
thanks for not blocking, not
Devin, you are out of the pocket. Throw the fucking ball away.
You gotta go here
Put Green in
We gotta fix that
We can gain 2 yards.
would anyone want 98 off Gardner if he loses to his rivals....how about uconn?
yessir, take it away from him.
Being aggressive is great, but we should take the points at this point in the game.
I think they should kick it. Take the points.
I don't think we should go. Take the FG. Please let me be wrong.
We better not run this up the middle. Pull Gardner out of the pocket and let him make a play with his feet.
I don't think it's fair to the Harmon family that Gardner wears 98 anymore
But, honestly, this is the most disappointed I have ever been watching a Michigan football game. There are positives, but they are too few and far between at this point for me.
Devin has a serious case of the yips, if his first read isn't open he flails around in the pocket until he gets taken down. Sad to see what has happened to him in just 2 weeks.
Boy Sean McDonough is clearly rooting for UConn.
The whole world is.
Figures...didnt get it
How can we take a sack when they only rush three?!?!
That Fred Flintstone better have some real answers. Because this team was AGAIN not ready to perform. I'm so down on the staff right now.
I think people tend to way overreact with stuff like this.
But I'm starting to wonder about the staff myself. Particularly, as I am wont, Borges; for the first time, though, I'm wondering about other pieces, too.
to play on the dline, only. pass coverage is killing us.
that's the turnover margin.
That's almost impossible to overcome, especially at night on the road.
EDIT: maybe I should post this more often? Nice pick Des.
THANK YOU Desmond Morgan!
MORGAN WITH THE SPECTACULAR INTERCEPTION
Eat it and die, Spielman.
Top play on ESPN?
FITZ WHY ARE YOU BOUNCING OUTSIDE AG... oh okay nice run.
DO NOT POINT YOUR FINGER WITH #1 BS TOUSSAINT, YOU ONLY JUST TIED FREAKING UCONN
YES IT IS TIME FOR ALL CAPS.
MAYBE HE WAS JUST PUTTING ONE FINGER TO THE SKY THANKING THE BIG GUY.
Sudden change and Toussaint on a dozen yard TD.
Thank you Desmond Morgan.
Now get another stop.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Morgan for putting Desmond on the planet
Also - get Touissaint the ball outside like that some more Al!
Excellent TD. Please let us keep this momentum now!
D up boys. Please spare me from a world of self-loathing tonight.
win or lose purely on devins turnover impacts, we might as well expect them.
Got out of bed to use the bathroom and Desmond Morgan made my day.
GET BACK IN THE BATHROOM YOU!
I wish theyd take out bolden for gordon
Same stretch play that often gets blown up. Blocked well this time=touchdown
ok, i'M BACK. I just needed to go back and delete and or edit my meltdown posts.
let's do this shit. It's UConn fergodsakes
can Russell Bellomy suit up again? ??
Nice work Oje.
Wtf is going on? A sack?
Stop celebrating it's UConn
It is still a game, they can celebrate
You're not serious are you? They are playing in a tie ball game with 748 left.
That's gotta be one of our longest punt returns since Carr was here
Fitz FINALLY waiting for the lanes to open
...but he pressed the hole as far as he could before it opened. If he hadn't he might not have gotten through it.
Those might have been his best two runs of the year.
Fitz had a great game
GO FOR IT
Remember the last 4th and 2?
We've been very tough on Gardner (myself included) but he has left it all on the field.
Haha worst 3rd&2 call Ive ever seen. Wow. Have to settle for 3.
Including the ball
It's a lead I guess
Jourdon Lewis deserves a -10 in the UFR for that penalty. You're killing us man
DG is a mess and we're controlling the line, so, yea, lets throw the ball.
I don't mind his gameplan too much; he clearly is not giving Gardner anything challenging. That really limits him.
Needed the 7
You have 2 yds to the 1st down marker and a 240lb bruiser in the backfield. Not sure why you don't just run Green right up the gut on that 3rd down...
Because Green has basically not played in 3 weeks.
can't handle #53
I had no idea this team would need a bye week so badly.
Keep fighting men let's go.
At least Gardner gets up from every big hit
Why are we not getting Green more involved his RS is burned already, give him the rock
D it up
Are ineligible near the endzone
Is this the Akron replay
Why so soft?
one more stop
I was hoping that when Carr left Michigan's annual "stink horribly in the first road game of the year" tradition would change. It is very disappointing to see that it hasn't; I think Hoke does a lot of things very well, but right now Michigan's play on the road is not impressive.
It took you this long to figure that out?
huge play countess
send them all
3RD AND 19! Stop their asses!
Why do we have to have Avery play? Is Demonte that bad as a frosh?
Oh I don't know? Experience maybe?
Why don't we disguise our blitzes better
Majority of the time we have so many front 7 up on the line we don't actually blitz. It's made to rush the quarterback into a quick throw.
The Wilson blitz, though, was bad timing on his part.
THANK YOU DEFENSE
one more play baby no way they get a first down
Man are you lucky
Clark hype is real!!!! Fuck yeah
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN WE HAVE A PASS RUSH!
I guess this is a good time for Clark to make a real impact. Against a bad backup RT, yes, but a good time.
Please no Gerg defense. Please no Gerg defense. Please no Gerg defense. Please no Gerg defense. Please no Gerg defense. Please no Gerg defense. Etc
pressure is not the issue, coverage is rough. quick passing akron and nd passed short quick passes. we are ok on the dline. not good or bad, frank Clark is good.