Desmond Morgan brought the pain!
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Desmond Morgan brought the pain!
This defense is amazing!!!
Watching Boise lose gets me hard.
If they lose its ur fault now
Some zone blitzes executed perfectly today.
Yay, actual return yards!
Mattison's D > RR's O?
Thank God for Greg Mattison, he impresses the hell out of me.
over the transformation that this defense has made. Simply amazing.
That worked well.
Can the D play both ways?
Denard bounced a pass off of a CB's numbers!
That was a gift. Rolling Denard still doesn't work. Imagine that.
Lol. Yea. We need to do that more.
He's killing us.
He singlehandedly is keeping Illinois in the game. So his suggestion has merit.
I know, but he's been saying the same thing since the first half. The coaches aren't reading the board. It's really fucking annoying!
But I'm starting to really feel that our biggest liability is Denard.
Dropped snaps, INT's, near INT's, fumbles...he has been terrible today.
Okay, 4 series later...0 points. I ask again. Serious question: should we give Devin a shot?
How is this trolling? I was serious the first time I asked the question and got a honest answer (it would be a panic move)...I agreed.
However, now I want to get the feel of the board.
Some of your neg happy people are ridiculous.
FWIW, I do think it's time to give Devin a series.
embed Yakety sax
Devin is taking snaps on the sideline.......
It seems both Robinson and Gardner struggle to make smart decisions week in and week out. It's quite frustrating. I don't know if the coaches can teach football intelligence.
It's like they just don't play smart football.
I'm not calling them dumb people. But they simply make too many dumb choices as the QB.
A lot of people say that's why Rich Rod's offense worked for Denard AND Devin. It simplified things.
But it didn't work as well for Denard from week 6 onward. (Gardner didn't play from then on, so we don't know how he'd have done.) Defenses caught onto his tendencies and his production dropped across the board, while his INTs soared.
I don't think there is some magical combination of playcalls that can make Denard a superstar. He simply is limited in too many areas, and defenses know it. He's got to improve as a player.
omg new QB?
One more TD puts it away. Can we do it?
We should take notes.
Mattison's D is way ahead of Borges offense. Considering it was the other way around last year as far as our O and D is what makes it frustrating.
I mean, I can't imagine putting in Gardner is going to make much of a difference. He hasn't proven he can manage the game either.
Makes bad reads, runs backwards, and struggles getting plays off. Don't like the switch it better just be to let Denard settle down for a minute.
Plus the weather conditions are still not ideal for passers.
He was with the offense before the commercial.
He has a better feel for passing than Denard.
you are dumb
That Rich Rod, a guy fighting for his job, rotated QBs @ purdue last year because Denard was so terrible.
I think you posed a fair question.
Put Gardner in so DR will at least realize that its not acceptable to turn the ball over repeatedly without consequence. What does a QB have to do to get pulled around here anyway?
The O to lineup under center, I formation and let fitz pound it. Playaction will be there eventually
Coaches must read some of your comments. Be careful what you wish for.
we look like Penn State, solid D and relatively clueless on offense. Is illinois D that good or is it just our offense that bad?
Where he had marked it with his foot.
for the I form w/ this current set of QB's and RB's is ludicrous.
All your fumbles are belong to us
Any more breaks.
Great tackle stops a big gainer.
Damn jersey tackle again
Is making plays on special teams. Please take advantage of the turnover!!
Gardner throws to Tacopants.
Nice throw there
That was much better. He over threw Manute Bol on that last throw.
PLEASE PUT THIS GAME AWAY!!!!
Lol we just brought in our 160lb goaline back
Fitz running the offense
Anyone else feel like we are watching a cripple fight?
I have felt that way a lot over the past four years.
He is human!!
Did he just call Denard shoeless?
Kick. Feel. Gull.
Why we hates scoring?
Only our kicker could pull that off.
Praise th' Lor'!
Anybody else see Hoke point!! Never saw it live before. Tremendous
Our offense looks like a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest.
that i feel like getting a field goal is a victory?
Only because it is my man. 3 scores should do it..
Gibbons has improved versus last year. Not regressing like some others...
Denard plays better with pace...what about going no huddle to try and get the offense in rhythm?
We haven't seen much of that since early this year.
Just get Illinois off balance...go no huddle so they can't key in on the play. And adjust before the snap.
it was clean
Why do I have a terrible feeling about this turning into a close game in the 4th? We should have put this to bed in the 1st half. Ugh
Wow. Someone other than Jenkins caught it.
AJ vs JT: 8 on 8
No way is that's catch
Not a catch... not a chance that's a catch.
But after last week in Iowa who the F knows.
Floyd is horrible.
Explain. Coverage looked pretty good to me.
JT getting away with a lot this game
Good job refs.
A turnover here would be huge
WOW GIFT PI
Hey... Illinois is getting mad at us... we should throw a flag
..? He clearly hit the receiver early.
What a phantom call. That was not interference.
On 4th down on the last play of the game.
( In Iowa City)
Blitzes are getting there late.
We are up 17 and been dominant on D tonight and I am just not comfortable. Thank you, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Lloyd's specialty was giving games away.
Zookers gonna Zook, receivers gonna run into each other
Damn you bubble screens!
Some terrible holding on JT Floyd
Woolfolk gimpy. Again.
Did not look good. Please hold out hammies
This feels like one we r gonna give away....
Hanging around,hanging around, these guys have alligator blood.
We need to start scoring some points.
Just a matter of how we manage to lose, not if we manage to lose.
Yuck... solid all game... I wouldn't worry though.
My PTGergD is really kicking in.
Nobody accounts for the qb
He pulled up lame ... I'll be surprised if he's not out for a little while. Looked like a pulled hammy
lol @ craig james trying to be hip..
we need one of those clock killing drives.
I know we're up...I know you want to kill time. Run 1 play, end the quarter. Then go no huddle!!!
Shut the fuck up Craig James. No one cares whether you know Pitbull.
They're ahead of the telecast though (at least for me).
we will lose... book it.
I negged you and I'm not afraid to admit it.
No one would've cared about that touchdown had we been up 33-0.
Yes, I'm not over the 2nd quarter. Sue me.
Yeah sandstorm! It's 1996 again!
we need to score a touchdown right here.
For all of you delusional Mgobloggers, here is what you have been asking for.
there due to the pass rush and to his credit he did not force anything and turn it over.
Step up and throw a strike. I agree.
I think Denards thumb is still hurting.
Take it easy dude.
You should probably just log off and shut it down then.
Can you please never post again
You joined today just to post this shit? Not the best first impression.
OH shit. Can't believe I am typing this but save us defense.
Would you sit Denard next week to get healthy for Ohio? Just asking.
Nope. Absolutely not. Hoke wouldn't either.
Countdown....?? They know we can't throw and our offense is being outcoached right now
There are too mamy commercial breaks
all over again
Our defense looks great against a terrible offense, and our offense looks bad against a good defense. (tied for 4th in the nation in sacks) As bad as this gameis getting it still somehow doesn't look as bad to me as the Game of the Century (of the Year).
Ok I get it now, your why they have mods on the live blog.
out of 480 comments, 7 or 1.75% are trolling comments, the rest are reasonable gameday thread comments. And the conversation isn't dominated by the mods themselves.
or just talk shit about other peoples posts all day? You could try telling me what you disagree with maybe. We won, but we didn't play well. As bad as we started playing today, I still think our game looked better than the LSU Bama game. Illinois has a good defense, and our offense looked bad for a large chunk of the game, our defense played good, and Illinois has a terrible offense. Todays game did not give me confidence looking ahead to Nebraska. Discuss...
tools talking about pulling players. Our offense went 14 plays for -2 yards at the end of the half and I'm not saying our offense is bad, I'm putting it on the solid Illinois defense. JT Floyd even had himself a good game tonight (except for a few bad coverages). I don't know what the hell you'd call it but this was not a pretty win by any means. We won today, but we need to execute much better to win next week.
Man, he has got to be the worst corner... reminiscent of Morgan Trent...
Gives up easy yards all game, but I guess you could say that occasional pick is worth it.
STFU Troll. Signed JT FLOYD
Hah eat your words
Where Brandon Herron has been all season?
out he sucks
A qb that runs like a safety.
Who says JT sucks? The kids are alright.
WOOOO JT FLOYD!!!!
I'd feel better if JT slowed down and tried to score it. No confidence in O.
Game. Set. Match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That should be game. I'm getting another beer.
by a QB!!!!
way to step up in the pocket
Thank you Odoms!!!!
Tay I love you!! Nice throw D
Now the great QB debate begins
Yes but I really don't care. As long as we can win.
Why? Denard accounted for 14 of the 24 points on the board.
Were just too easy. Needed it to be harder. (TWSS)
P.S. Floyd sucks. /s
Very happy for Odoms to get that score.
It ain't game yet, but that was a big relief after first half BS.
Pick and solid TD. We already knew Denard was injured, hopefully the D keeps doing its thing for another 9 minutes.
Any of you ragging on Floyd or Devin want to eat crow?
Fitz is the shiz is an MSU fan.
He is a mega troll
obvious hold on that run
can I get a hold call for a 100 alex?
Is it just me or have the illinois offensive linemen been holding us all day long?
EDIT: clearly not just me
Defense held its gap responsibilities well there.
doesn't like Heininger, but he is having a hell of a game.
I'm feeling Morgan out there too.
Mmm, I love that stuff at the line.
Our 3 & 1 d has been straight wrecking all year.
That makes you love MSU.
Garbage time TD OH NOES.
Why do helmets hate Denard's thumbs so much?
It was said before....but what was the last review to go our way?
I should've set my DVR to record +9 hours at this rate. Not like I'm going to watch this thing again...
Where the hell were these angles last week?
Who is this douchebag with Craig James? The guy that looks like Ruxin from The League?
Ashton Kutcher's brother.
And apparently it's still not. Consistent, I guess.
Floyd is cramping up
If I see Vanbergen get through one more time only to be held around the shoulder pads I am going to walk to Champaign and kill the umpire
Just call it once, agreed.
If you were a Michigan fan you wouldn't be upset that we're winning 24-7.
DEEEEEEEEEEFENSE!! Bet that hurt.
Just beast mode this year, Frank Clark is a freak.
How I've missed you. But our love is still strong.
Can't hold your way out of that one!!
this is ridiculous
Walter: "OVER THE LINE!"
4th and 26? Floyd and Kovacs on the coverage... Jenkins is a solid receiver.
Should be the other way around. Freaking hilarious though.
This is the funniest thing I have seen all day
How many throws have come Blake's way? He's having a great game.
Not many. But he got TORCHED by Jenkins on one play...just didn't throw his way.
ABC isn't even saying who's down for Michigan wtf! edit they do after talking about osu and stanford for three minutes.
Most exciting play in football...
Can I get a 3 minute drive ending in a TD?
Go for the onside now? Yeah, two possessions.
Dressed as seats.
HAHA hate how the thresfold is only 5...+1
Game entering the 3 1/2 hour mark...
This is ridiculous.
That used to be normal for college football. Only in the last couple of years, with 40 seconds between plays, did games get shortened to closer to 3 hours.
In other news, TCU and Boise is getting really exciting
At least Fitz was playing attention.
That'll be the game right there.
Boise State could lose tonight.
All in all a good day - we win, tsio loses.
So we get 31 points in the end. I think this is a breakout win on the road with 31 points against the 2nd best defense in the conference. Can't wait to play Nebraska next week at home.
We left a lot of points out there today but still put up 31
...when I was all doom and gloom about today & rest of the season! Awesome win on the road against an above-average BigTen team!! Go Blue!!!
...damn you autocorrect!!
Oh. But I am at the Wings game!
Great point. Let's win out and pray Sparty trips up.
I love it
/cracks open victory beer
Lotta people look silly now.
i don't think people were advocating the firing of borges. that said, all the whiners (including myself) were right. we ran mostly out of the shotgun today to good success. borges ran mostly under center against msu and iowa and we lost those two games. had he gameplanned like today, we may have well be 10-0 right now. that's the frustrating part. though i concede i would be happy with 8-2 at the beginning of the year.
I love that he picked up a TD... I've missed hearing that guy's name.
8-2, Our best season in four years.
I think this game comes up huge for Devin. Before he never really got to settle down and always looked like he was going for it all. Very important for his development.
MISSED FG BOISE STATE!!
Boise State goes down!!!
Blew the final FG!
DOWN GOES BOISE! DOWN GOES BOISE!
Boise State loses on a 37 yard missed kick.
That poor kid. Ugh, I feel for that guy on Boise State.
That missed FG is proof God exists. That was such a BS PI call.
Both were terrific today.
Hail to the victors valiant! Hail to the conquering heroes! Hail Hail to Michigan the champions of the west! go blue beat the cornhuskers!
"Sucking on the road and sucking in November? Don't talk to me about sucking on the road and sucking in November."
This A&M - KSU game is pretty good
2nd OT now