to play football, not to play trumpet
I need to see a big gains and consistent line play, to take the pressure off DG
It's gametime! Go Blue!
First play on offense is a run for negative-2 yds? Gosh I hope not or Glasgow/Bryant are waay better than Miller/Glasgow so we can get yards.
what did they get...3 yards? at least i picked the right play call.
Let's Go Blue!
Lets fucking do this!
Looks like the students showed up.
I have a dry sense of humor.
this thread remains civilized if the game goes sour.
I hope the liveblog never gets civilized.
Can't wait for Gardner's first sack when everybody bitches that he should just throw the ball.
Sorry, didn't know where to post this.
Dolphins activate Kovacs to 53 man roster!
Get to see the D first
He'll of a start
Avery starting over Taylor? So Taylor is the 5th DB?
Seems like Taylor's in there, so maybe they announced it that way just to give the nickel some credit.
Already Wile? Its goin to be a long day
Clutching your pearls already?
Beyer should never be in pass coverage
WOO! Fumble recovery!
Defense is not here to bullshit around with these Gophers
Ohhhh D how I love you
This famous Minnesota phrase Ski-U-Mah (pronounced SKY-YOU-MAH) is more than 115 years old. In 1884, two Minnesota rugby players, John W. Adams and Win Sargent, tried to think of a fitting team yell. They used the word “Ski”, a Sioux battle cry meaning victory, and combined it with “U-Mah” (representing the University of Minnesota and rhyming with “rah-rah-rah”) to create a team cheer. The phrase stuck and was incorporated into both official school songs, “Hail Minnesota” and more commonly in the “Minnesota Rouser.”
WOO! Positive rushing yards!
If this keeps up, it will be a long day for Minnesota.
IT WASN'T A LOSS ON THE RUN
WAS THAT A HOLE IN THE RUNNING GAME? That looked to be a hole. Haven't seen one of those lately. It felt good.
Bryant looks HUGE
WAS THAT TWO HOLES IN A ROW IN THE RUNNING GAME? THAT LOOKED TO BE TWO HOLES IN A ROW. Havent seen those lately. That felt even better than the first hole.
Three yards and a cloud of dust!
Nice job Touissant!
WHAT IS THIS POSITIVE RUSH YARDS?
IM LOVING THESE HOLES
Gotta run a naked boot right now
Yay, rushing TD!
AHHH MICHIGAN FOOTBALL!!!
we haz running game?
A whole drive of straight runs? And it works? What is life?
Um, no. We have never seen that kind of run game all season yet.
Dude seriously fuck off.
Is that you posting?
loving the rushing game in this first drive, wow what a transition by borges.
Does Michigan even need to pass this game?
Keep running it this is what we have been missing
Liking how we capitalize on the TO
Love the excitement from Hoke with Bryant after that score
All rush plays? All rush plays!
Play action is going to MAUL Minnesota
Brady Hoke's smile can solve world peace.
Is there something wrong with world peace?
I think Fitz is mad y'all.
Man I missed this. Good looking start.
Would love to see play action and take a shot deep on first play next drive
RUN UNTIL THEY STOP YOU!
Lets attempt the fancy passing thing only after we get a three possession lead!
I'm happy to see any sign that we can run the football competently. Minny's secondary is godawful, but we can go after that later. Good first drive.
have a tough game I think if we can run the ball like that all game
I woke up and it was 1999. Run all day.
What sorcery is this?
Uh oh...more empty seats :(
Where was Qwash on that short yardage play?
Pass rush :((((
Where are all those young punk students? Rabble rabble rabble
Where's Q. Washington?
anything less than a convincing win means we have serious issues.
All hail James Ross and his nose for the ball
Morgan...any idea what's up with him?
Frank Clark is one of the best unblocked tacklers i've ever seen
Our Defense needs to make a Statement Today...Turnover was a Great Start
Analyst on Frank Clark contain is wrong in that Avery is protecting that contain.
Give me Spielman.
That was not good coverage.
Super tricky waggle is somehow... Super tricky. Ugh
Alright now, defense.
Are you really laughing out loud?
A redshirt freshman against Mattison - not the ideal formula for Minnesota but they seem to be doing ok.
No pass rush........again
Has gone back to sucking. Just can't get off blocks
Why does every 5th String Quarterback looks good against us this year
He's pretty good
Minny 63 with the shirt grab on Minny QB run for the first there...I could see this for God's sake
Strip that ball!!
Did we not practicing tackling in the bye? So many YACs.
Avery is looking for his jock strap.
Braxton Miller must be somewhere salivating
This kid will run 30 times if you let him go. He's a bull
I like this Desmond Morgan.
OUR DEFENSE SUCKS!!
Top ten run D through 4 games...how do I neg this garbage.
Save us from ourselves Brian Cook.
Big 3rd down right here..
We gunna measure that?
Alright D ... Time to tighten up in the red zone
That spot was bullshit.
STOP TACKLING THEM FORWARD!
Nice, Hold Them
Things look fine except for ACTUALLY tackling
Ouch! Went right down the field on us
Well. Defense was dominated on that possession.
You also need a break
Can't take serious Sparty troll who joined 3 days ago.
You need to take a break
D got gashed up and down the field
Yeah we aren't good. Akron getting pounded by Ohio
Give it a rest man, seriously
Did Our D get any better during Bye week????
Wow that was terrible!
Wow ... A ten minute drive and 5/5 on 3rd down? Ugh
So many Cry babies
Just wait till we face Iowa :(
9 minutes? Really?
This guy is really good, so we should have someone account for him. Our defense has to be exhausted right now. Hopefully, the offense can pound and score a TD.
Yay, one of the worst and most one-dimensional offenses in the country owns us all the way down the field. At some point we're going to have to face a halfway decent team, and by every sign we've witnessed since ND it looks like we're going to get blown out of the stadium.
Nothing Minnesota did was difficult to defend. You know the guy is a runner first so that has to be your first responsibility. Ugh.
Who runs 35 times a game and can't throw more than 10 yards in the air. Let's play 10 yards off the WRs and drop the LBs in coverage.
I just don't understand.
Yeah, same here? Just don't understand. Make them convert difficult downfield passes. Why let them get free chunks all the way down the field. Like Akron all over.
We cannot generate ANY pressure while rushing 4. Why don't we send a blur up the middle sometimes
The shell defense strikes again
Mattison is saving those
Good play from the line. Generating some pressure. Bad play from the secondary.
We will be fine
Well, defense. That was...really bad. A ten-minute drive? Come on.
Longest Drive of the Year for the Gophers....Really....
I'm sorry but this new thing of having lowered expectations 5 games into the season for the last 6 years is bullshit. What the fuck had happened to Michigan?
Completely agree. Never lower expectations ever. Win a title or be upset and realize we failed. Still cheer hard, stay loyal, but never lower an expectation. One standard and one expectation all of the time.
Never adjust to reality! Empirical evidence is the devil!
Feels like the '11 Western game
Norfleet is so fast. Jesus.
For all of our OL apologists, know that Minnesota's line is younger than ours, and you don't see d-linemen pouring through them like a coffee filter.
Exactly what I was thinking...
Thankfully you provided some necessary levity here.
So I don't know your point is.
My point is that our young OL was eviscerated by Akron and UConn. Minnesota's young OL is not eviscerated by Michigan.
Still too early for all out panic. Defense hasn't been the worst part of the team this season, its still only one touchdown.
Panic is the natural state of being post Lloyd.
Min has the entire defense within 10 yards of the LOS
How can these guys keep up with the Spartans and Buckeyes.
Fastest quarter ever!
A lengthy QB run oriented drive from Minny can do that...
Does anyone know what the LHS sticker is on Fitz's helmet?
"@umichfootball: U-M will don decals on the back of the its helmets w/ the initials LHS in honor of the late Lucas Higgins Stenavich: http://t.co/Ur2LM48uz9
Adam Stenavich's kid died. Those are his initials.
1st quarter over...no passing plays with a td?! Pinch me.
I think we saw one pass play between the two teams in that quarter. Navy and Air Force threw the ball more than that this afternoon. Go Big 10!
Lets go Fitz! Lets have a long TD drive of our own.
...ABC announcer really revels in emphasizing Michigan's woes, doesn't he?? He's kinda sickening.
But that drive didn't seem overly repeatable. A couple of barely converted 3rd downs. A good spot. A potential fumble. Surviving on QB draws.
We will be fine
Torn ACL in Georgia?
Can't go high....have to hit low. More knee injuries to come.
NO. Please not.
Agree. Like I said, feels like '11 Western game
I admire your positivism in the sea of panic.
We will be fine but epic levels of of freak out is what the fanbase has become.
Positive: OL run blocking looks much better. And Minn's DTs aren't shabby either. Negs: why still doing shell two deep? Are the corners THAT bad?
Can't throw picks if you run the ball exclusively!
Commentators pulling for Minnesota so hard
Everybody in the building knew qb draw was coming there
Go for it.
Barf.... who didn't see that coming
Gardner is allowed to throw.
Some of the spots in this game look questionable
Why am I suddenly becoming tachycardic...
Nice drive and gave your D a good rest.
If you need a /s sorry.
It's cool, we rotate.
Another long TD drive would be a bit problematic at this juncture. Plz stop them
I can't help but think that the coaches are purposely saving something for MSU/OSU, defense specifically. Maybe thats a reach. But i'm guessing we'll unleash new things on them that they haven't seen on film because we've played so conservatively.
If we are getting 4 yards a carry out of the power runs, why do a shotgun formation play on 3 rd and short? They know what we are doing out of that! Horrible decision. Run the ball.
Seriously concerned that we can't pick up 1 yard consistently anymore.
Seriously. Take a break.
Yeah im with Freddie. Its break time.
Great call. Kali's needed to block that guy.
Is Al on auto play call during hot dog breaks?
The extreme panic can wait till we are actually you know...losing
or the 2nd half at least lol
Frank Clark destroyed that dude. Too bad he didn't have the ball.
I can barely watch this team play anymore
Way too much YAC
WRs? Only 1 guy even has a TD?
I betcha Minny doesn't do a draw..
Why are we so far off these receivers?
yeah same thing I have been asking. Losd the box and make him beat you through the air!!!
Draw or screen
Another tackle that gives the offense 2 more yards. We gotta stop that
It's a run.
This is fucking garbage
omfg this is getting ridiculous...
What theee fuck.
C'mon, can we please tackle somebody?
3rd and 5 - Mattison put a spy on the QB, Morgan didn't make the play.
that's not on coaching...gotta execute.
Why do we let the other guys fall forward 2 yds every time?? Wtf
Espn sooooooo wants this to happen
3rd down defense...non-existent?
This QB has clearly taken classes in falling forward
Let's just spy the dude already, he's 2/3's of their offense.
not executing...missing tackles
we just did. Morgan missed the tackle. Players must execute.
this team is soft- another dogfight against another inferior opponent
Worst ranked 4-0 team
I feel like Minnesota is the Wisconsin basketball of football right now. The most boring, unexciting brand of football that just slowly chips away at you and completely negates your offensive firepower by holding onto the ball forever.
This is so atypical Minnesota football. This is totally outside their norm, but damn it's working
So far this year.
Alright 3rd and long - time for a stop
Load the box spy the QB, press coverage
Get aggressive Mattison. Come on!
Morgan misses another tackle. Y u no tackle bro?
It's like watching people try to tackle Denard or something
Bend and don't break that drive. Acceptable.
Did we just stop them on 3rd down!!?!?!?
I'm so sick of announcers salivating at the chance we could lose. It's like we're actively being rooted against every week.
Agree. It's very very very annoying and frustrating.
They can't stop talking about how great Minny is playing. God
come freaking on
These commentators are popping stiffys up in the box for Minnesota right now...
Negative Nelly alert
Flag? He was past the line of scrimmage when he threw that!!!
Lol the football gods are just having fun with us
Starting drive at the 1 yard line...do not want.
Did he touch the ball while in the endzone?
Doesn't matter in college
Strategy. Play manball, ball control and hope M turns the ball over (very likely, based on history). Even better if Hoke holes up and plays Lloydball because then, as Minny, you have a chance.
Frickin Patrick use the word tremendous -hate his play call
It's downed at the 1!!!!! Best announcers ever, always.
What is the LHS patch Hoke is wearing, and that players have on their helmets?
Guaranteed run next 3 plays.
Has either team passed?
Minny has like 7 times
Alright - conservative play calls till we get out of the shadow of our end zone. Would be a terrible position for a Gardner mistake.
Disagree. We need Gardner to get his balls back. It's not a top tier defense we're playing against. Open it up a little bit.
just don't understand the preparation of this team. have not looked ready since nd
I apologize deeply. I deserve to be exiled forever because my last question was already answered. :(
15 to 5 minutes in possession time against a team that was absolutely waxed last week at home and a coach in the hospital. 4-0 is fools gold.....the near misses the last 2 games are no accident. We'll squeak by but it will not be enjoyable.
Not enjoyable? What's that called....oh yeah, sadism. Spare us your misery.
YEA LETS FIND ONE OF THE FEW PICTURES OF MINNESOTA HOLDING THE JUG... JESUS
1st throw drink
Huge first down!
Positive: Devin looks calm.
ESPN & 2 have been off air for several minutes here. Can't watch the effing game.
We need the pass threat.
Here we go.
Great catch by funchess
Lewan got owned on that last run by a 240 lb defensive end
this team can't do anything right.
we've gotten three first downs in a row.
Who the hell traps away front the strength of the line? No one to down block!
Moar Positives: Devin still looks calm.
We seem to be in a dogfight with another crappy team...
No joke, it's like they shave a yard off each time!
please. more of this.
Guy can't block. get him the ball instead
The first 2 possessions of the game were fun......
Ok let's still have a few run plays mixed in ... Too many passes in a row
I hate this offensive scheme. Nothing in rhythm.
These lineman have missed marks by half a yard or more about 5 times today. They missed Gallons spot by a full yard there
That's the time to do a draw...
That's what I thought. QB draw for the win.
Is play calling in your job description these days?
I'm sorry but the apologists for this staff can go eat a dick. This is not acceptable line play or play calling.
You need help!
What play would you have called? 2nd down Chesson turns the wrong way and got 3 instead of 10 because of it. 3rd down Funchess was held on obvious PI.
If that isn't PI, I do not know what is
Can't get a better punt than that...
Yeah that's good.
Horrible no call on the PI - the guy was right there and didn't make the call
My hands are slapped in the air! Safety!
Can't get a push