Alright great second possession and a tied game in Madison! Great throw by Forcier to complete on 3rd and long! 7-7 GO BLUE! LET'S KEEP THIS UP OFFENSE! Defense needs to keep the momentum by making some big stops here!
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Good pass blocking, we need to do that all day.
Defensive stop there!
We need to take advantage of Field Position. We started on the 40, then 3 and out.
We need TD on this possession
excellent drive here
very impressed with vinny smith again
what we needed
Olsenavage needs to be fired.
How is that the kicker's fault?
They need to stop running read plays. Isn't it amazing? Rich rod goes for it, it's the wrong decision. He kicks the field goal, and its the wrong decision. Very lucky block, didn't even get penetration.
OK, 2nd down....We will stop them on this down....COVER THE TIGHT END on 3rd down
I'M LOVING OUR DEFENSE TODAY! LET'S KEEP THIS GOING
I am in Qatar on a business trip watching this on ESPN gamecast....can someone fill me on the 4th down play
Big pick Kovacs
Anyone know where I can get streaming video of this game? I'm in VA and the local cable company picked up PSU. We have no B10 overflow channels!
We'll take that. Need points to win and Jason made up for the last miss so not bad! We need more drives like these and we need tds out of them.
Our D is playing well (knock on wood) ...We will knock out their QB, he is playing soft/scared. (Knock on wood). Agreed on the Read Option comment. Run between the tackles, out of the I-Formation.
... that to me is just bad coaching. We always seem to make these stupid mental mistakes and that is coaching. Coaching and nothing else.
EDIT: in reference to stupid special teams play
who is our special teams coach?
There is this page:
But it only says their is a quality control person -- which in the case of today it means they are controlling how good our special teams is allowed to play.
Edit: did some more digging and found this article:
That roughing the kicker is coming back to bite us right now
We just gave away points, AGAIN
Stupid f-ing penalty christ that was dumb. Just gave them 7 points. Need a strong drive here.
that is a perfect example of something that will be put on RR that really is not his doing.
why give a player a chance to make an aggresive mistake by trying to block the punt. This kids are trying so hard to get that sixth win. Nice hold on BSmith on the TE around with no call leading up to that TD.
Smith is getting the job done!
I do like us throwing hte ball down field with moderate success.
How bout a bootleg or roll out pass, short, high percentage with Denard?
Way to go Vincent, we used to have a freshman #2 RB, what was his name? (sarcasm)
Just throw that ball away. You don't have to make a risky play and chance an interception but if your recievers aren't open get rid of it!
should be up 13-7 or 17-7 instead down 4. Why go after the punt? Now give the ball back right before the half,great.starting to slip away again
D gets it done!!!
FANTASTIC PLAY! Thats getting the job done! DEFENSE BABY!
sad to say...
Brandon Graham will be missed.
Cna we please cover A TE, any TE
THAT'S A STOP!
HOW THE FUCK DOES THAT HAPPEN?
There is no way he got in
is fucking bull shit horrible call
We have to go downtown before the half. Matthews or Roundtree.
What an absolute f' monster. This guys stock is climbing every week.God are we gonna miss him.
Maybe they need to scrap instant replay.
Happy to say... :)
we are gonna get a TD here before half
Have momentum going into the third with one and most important the lead.
... I don't like the "conclusive video evidence" stipulation. I find it hard to believe that a human being, at full speed, with extremely limited time to make a hair line decision has better decision making criteria simply because they were "closer" to the action. With multiple video angles, hi definition replay, slow motion, I really think judgement calls should go in favor of the video judge not the onfield one.
I saw enough to say that the ball did not cross the plane; dude took the easy way out.
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They had it first and goal at three need to give the O time. Wasted probably 45 seconds.
Tate is 14 for 16......That "Pep Talk" musta done something? discuss
mostly. not alot of high risk throws.
one of the INC was actually caught by Mathews barely out of bounds and down field. The other INC Tate smartly threw away. He has been throwing downfield to Mathews and Roundtree.
We shouldn't be because of a bull shit call but oh well were going to have to continue to keep our defense strong and offense firing. This game's far from being over people!
the defense has way to many weaknesses for the offense to not click. I know Tate is midway to his freshman season, but I wish he would turn it loose; he looks tentative out there at times.
We need a mistake free 2nd half, and pass the ball. Graham is playing like a superstar.
I think Brandon earned himself another slot up the draft with the stop that wasn't at the goal line, GO BLUE!!!
close win or close loss......
We are in it at the half despite leaving points on the field. I will take it. I am really interested to see the half time adjustments.
Please God, let us make some quality halftime adjustments. It seems like we have struggled with adjustments after half. Lets Go Bue.
that last Wisconsin drive appeared almost effortless. I do like the player moves made on the "D", Brandon Smith in particular, and we haven't given up a long TD...we need more sparks in the second half, another few good plays to build momentum and keep it up. Still, stopping Wisky when they decide to throw the ball seems daunting.
This is what I tell my team in 2nd half. "Keep moving the ball upfield. Offense our defense is working their asses off to keep you on the field. I'm fucking proud of our defense today! Brandon that was a stop he was shorter than the goal line. Just got fucked by the booth it happens. Bergen fucking awesome turnover return! That's getting the job done! Vincent keep that surge going youv'e stepped up big today and I have been impressed. Tate I'm loving the arm but man when there's nothing there just throw it away. Don't be afraid to throw the ball away it saves a sack everytime. Guys were in this game! This isn't EVEN CLOSE to being decided. We need to capitalize on good field positions men. Touchdowns touchdowns touchdowns! When we have the field position TAKE ADAVANTAGE OF IT! Fucking shove it down their throats when you know that their defense is sucking air. Keep this going into the second half, keep playing like fucking maniacs in the second half and you will leave this place with a win! Play smart keep your head up! Don't let stupid penalties cost your team a scoring opportunity! Starting now it's a new game! 0-0. Let's go out there and remind this team of what Michigan is made of and what damage we can do when we have the chance! LET'S GO TEAR EM UP! LET'S LEAVE WITH A WIN TO TALK TO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN ABOUT! LET'S FUCKING SHOVE THIS DOWN THEIR THROATS! LET'S GO BLUE!
cover a Wisconsin WR/TE over the middle of the field.
Need more coverage. Toon's getting too open.
Ezeh is just terrible. Seriously. I can't remember the last time I've seen a linebacker play that bad. Always out of position. Can't cover anyone. Just sad.
We have to do something to stop their passing, we're getting
Anyone else sick of the announcers playing with Toon's name with terrible puns?
4th down completion! Great catch by Hemmingway!
FUCK YEAH OFFENSE! That's what I'm talking about!
This year coupled with last year are going to put me in an early grave.
I'll second that, and the comment about UM's victory over Purdue.
Well it's an 11 point game now. Need another Touchdown scoring drive. Field goal for 3 wouldn't hurt either.
Holy fuck our defense is bad. Words can't even describe it.
Another QB with a career day. Why am I not surprised?
Its blows my mind how god awful this defense is. It can be 1st and 20 or 3rd and 6,doesn't matter they can't stop anything. Is this the worst defense ever at Michigan? oh my god.Play the freshman for ' sakes,can't be any worse than this garbage thats playing in the (def.) backfield.
Yes, i believe it is, at least since i started following the team in 1976...disgusting.
A very good receiver makes that catch
That's all I have to say about that turnover
Throw it up. Same thing as a punt in that situation. Still very frustrating to watch this team not compete in the second half of games.
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As frustrating as the season is, we are still cheering on the Maize & Blue.
I believe in Rich Rodriguez, and now that the Wolverines will be back.
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Put that probably just sealed it
I can't believe I didn't lay $100 on Wisconsin ATS.
How did Brian ever think we'd hold them to 30 points?
It sure is fun being the laughingstock of the Big Ten...again.
How can the defense be this bad? I realize we don't have any stars, but a regular division one defense should not be this bad. They would have a hard time holding a MAC team, and they are simply really bad all around.
Bad players + bad coaches = bad defense
Young players + missed assignments = Bad defense.
We really need to figure out a better way to use him. When he lines up at QB, he runs it 80% of the time. Way to predictable. Why don't we but him in at RB or in the slot and run a reverse where he throws the ball? Or just use him as a decoy? Take advantage of his athletic ability at least. That's the one thing I would blame on the coaches. Walk-ons on D? Point the finger at Lloyd.
not one fucking road win. I'm not looking forward to next week.
The one thing I am looking forward to about next week are the endless posts about how OSU isn't "that good" and how we can beat them if the D makes a few big stops. I'm not even going to watch it, I can't stand seeing it, it's not really even a rivalry anymore.
After watching this D the past few weeks I think we can crown Central the best team in the state without a wink.
Rich looks like he is getting ready to have a breakdown on the sideline. Pure frustration starting to bubble over.
The Wolverines are going to be winless on the road, and that is just unacceptable. Wisconsin is getting close to 500 yards of total offense today...and that;s with an INT, and a recovered fumble for a TD...just terrible.
joke. We can't even play the rest of the game in the 2nd half.
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Basketball and Hockey teams. Hopefully some redemption or a new sense of pride can come from another area this season. I'd love to see our basketball team go to the NCAA tournament again and hockey win the CCHA. They have a good chance our hockey team looks strong!
First the Bad:
1. This is the worst defense Michigan has had in the 25 years I have been watching them, and likely the worst in Michigan history.
2. Yeah, the offensive line(minus Molk) is pretty sorry too.
3. Halftime adjustments? What are those?
And the Good:
1. Vincent Smith is considerably better than Carlos Brown. The offense should be considerably improved next year.
2. The defense flashed the ability to stop the run in the first half. Now they need to build the depth to carry that through 4 quarters.(Or hell, 3 quarters would be nice).
3. Rich Rodriguez looked considerably less like an angry drunk on the sidelines than he has in more than a month. Self awareness is a beautiful thing.
The takeaway: Yeah, Jay Hopson and Tony Gibson should probably be moved to positions less related to football. Michigan is going to put a lot of points on the board next year. The other team probably will too. Wish Ron English could've been persuaded to stay on.
who interviewed for the HC job as the D coordinator. Nothing against English, but how is his D doing over at Eastern?
You pay him like a head coach and get down on your knees...And Eastern's defense...who cares? YOU try and recruit players to EMU. What is your recruiting pitch? Come play under our big phallus?