Aaaaannd red totally blocked Ross there
Minny @ Michigan Game Thread
Ref got the block on Ross there.
I apologize if it's already been covered but when, and why, did D.Smith switch to #32?
Great block by the ref on Ross
Paired with Gary Danielson against an SEC opponent.
Wonder why he went to Minnesota?
Pipkins! Do your patented Hoke impression! You'll make a tremendous recovery. <3 <3 <3
we need you son!
Might actually be worse than Pam Ward. I'm surprised they haven't made an Elway comparison with the MIN QB
They did compare him to Tebow thought...
hope you are ok big fella
Pimpkins down? Jesus no...
I just don't get all the cushion against QBs and receivers that don't have the talent to make us pay if we play tighter. We play every team as if they're Oregon or Clemson and are chock full of gamebreakers at every position. Make some of these plodding receivers make a play instead of watching them catch easy throws five yards in front of us every time.
Shoot. Get well Pipkins. We need you.
ACL and/or meniscus? Damn it.
Its just a Boo-Boo,
13 mins 2 TOL - a stop here would be huge
Wow black got owned on that fourth down
Thats where Jibreel Blacks 280 lb frame comes back to haunt him
Yeah, I don't know about him at DT against a non-spread offense on short yardage.
Knocked backward all day.... "every time they have to" Yeah... way too many short yardage conversions to argue that point
Ross was held.
Can we double #88 please?
I've mistaken Max Williams for Dallas F'n Clark.
C'mon, D, get a stop!
False start? Again? Thanks!
Black hits him in the hole and gets driven back 3 yds. Seriously why do we let the runner push forward 2-3 yds every time? Are the other guys stronger than us? Bad technique? Wtf?
He's just not heavy enough to play DT. Pipkins woulda been there had he not went down
I can't wait for Peppers to get here.
It is amazing how many less comments are posted in the open game thread compared to the last. If the amount is over 1,000, shit's going wrong for M.
Some of that's the difference between a home game and a road game.
But that really was horrific last couple of weeks. (But wins, so not HORRIFIC like some other games past we'll never speak of again.) it's nice to relax in a game you're supposed to relax & enjoy & win
THROW GOD LEIDNER DID EVERYTHING
Ok that was nice Raymon.
Did you know that Leidner was a pocket passer in high school?
Am I the only one else sick of the leidner suckfest from the announcers. He has been decent but why are they acting like he is an all American
You have company.
He's dating the announcer.
1/2 a second late.... That throw looked pretty spot on to me... Just excellent D
I don't think I've ever witnessed as much commentator dick sucking for a team down 15 as I've seen in this game.
Everything that Minnesota is doing is amazing but everything Michigan is doing is met with criticism. They keep talking about Devin's "accuracy issues" like he's 3-20 with 4 INTs.
Well, we are favored by three touchdowns.
makes a good play, it is okay to criticize them? That has literally been the case on every Gardner completion.
I don't think the announcers have been that bad. That was the big story before the game. Maybe the narrative changes next week. However, I think fans (of just about every fanbase) are bit overly senstive these days.
Can't remember the last time I have heard announcers criticize a QB that isn't even playing a bad game so much. These guys have literally been rooting for Minny.
Seriously, our fanbase reminds me ND more and more. Please stop.
people in this thread have commented about the announcing? It has been plain as day, and normally I am not one to notice announcers too much. I think it is highly likely you have no idea what the hell you are talking about, or may need to get your hearing checked.
Nice play Taylor! That drive took almost took 5 mins and ended in 3 - I'll take it. Please don't do anything stupid like letting them recover an onside kick or turning the ball over.
Win by more, please. Reminder: Minnesota.
Score a TD here, hold on D, and we can cover. That would feel not too shabby right now.
play calling? two years ago he dialed up awesome blitz packages and stunts.
If I hear one more comment about their QB or that Maxwell kid, I am going to puke.
You gotta think that playing 7 off as opposed to 2 off makes us susceptible to double moves... If we're right on them, we can reroute them or just follow them step for step. If you sit and wait 5 yards back, you can get fooled by an in move like Taylor did there
Are students are pathetic
Is that a question?
Ya they our!
It's happening at every school, we are just not an exception. Time to change something (either stadium experience or our expectations).
Can these announcers slob on Leidner's knob any more than they are... My God, you would think he was Peyton Manning right now. He has barely thrown for 100 and only has 1 TD.
If Leidner breaks 120 yards through the air, ESPN might just hand him the Heisman.
But now I hope they get destroyed since this guy is an alum.
Leidner: 12/15 113 yards passing
Gardner: 11/14 167 yards passing
Leidner has looked better throwing the ball
Dileo usually makes that catch
Not usually, always.
I started the "announcers think Devin can't throw for shit" drinking game an hour ago.
I'm now shit-faced.
...all awestruck by norfleet, but honestly, so far it's been a ton of hype & flash of speed but only very very rarely anything to show for it. Were holes on that last return. Why does he always seem to get caught?
Did you know Kill didn't make the trip?
I hadn't heard that did he have a seizure or something?
box and Borges runs. DG misses Dileo. Horrible 3 play series.
dilio is 5 ft tall
I just crapped my pants on that one
Bad execution on the third down, should have been an easy conversion
We have to find a way to make it interesting, of course....
I guess this year's team is hell bent on giving every crowd an interesting game
That last throw was awful.
that pass was NOT behind Dileo. He woulda been led out of bounds if Gardner threw it to the outside.
I win an obscure Blues Brothers shirt.
to criticize Gardner on. Of course they follow it up by saying all of his throws have been one to two feet off, which is just not true.
feet off though. One to two feet are balls that do not end up still being caught.
many have been.
Mattison: bring the heat!
Football PR guys will tell you, announcers don't so much care about who wins as they do about getting to announce a good, exciting, close game. So it would make sense they would be pulling for Minny to make this a game.
Granted, plenty of announcers are probably pulling deep down for a team.
Eg Herby & gals for the bucs. Credit to Herbie, he seems to keep it contained fairly well
Leidner is JEEEEEZUS.
The announcers told me so.
And apparently Devin has severe accuracy issues this game because even when he completes a pass they say he was off by a bazillion yards and should be shot in the street.
Dileo had no chance at that ball
Football 101: If it touches your hands you're supposed to catch it
What if it just touches your fingertips?
Coming out party for Leidner? Jesus how much can ESPN be all over his junk?
Unstoppable Throw God Liedner
168 Total yards!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 TD 1 Fumble. This is beyond ass kissing
Ross moving up instead of continuing his drop leaves the middle wide open.
is our pass d so damn porous!!!
Blake got beaten badly on that play. Rareeeeeeee
Where's your throw god now espn?
Hey, his throws have been in the same zip code. Besides, did you know that he was a pocket passer in high school, then added 35 pounds while taking a second off his 40 time? He also nursed three baby pandas back to health, and he has already graduated with a 4.0. Tim Tebow hopes that if he has a daughter one day, she marries Leidner.
Leidner had a beautiful pump fake on that. Hand him the Heisman.
C'mon. Don't give me one every week. I'm only 43. This is too soon for weekly heart attacks!
That was a TD for a half way decent QB
This is the least athletic dline Michigan has ever had. Not a playmaker among them. And Hoke spends all his time with these guys?
good things happen
Strongly enough about this to repeat it. I hate any defensive scheme where DBS never see the ball. Way to many times we have decent coverage lead to relatively easy catches
Black saved a TD there
Leidner pulled a Gardner on that one apparently.
Well done, Mattison. Good play calling.
...I've been waiting for! Back to back, force the bad throws!
Liedner would have hit him if he could throw the ball over forty yards.
Game over! (As long as we don't turn the ball over)
Drew Dileo, punt returner: He's a good catcher
When was the last time we had a td off a punt or kickoff?
Last one I remember was Stonum vs. ND.
runs and a punt
I'll take it
Devin just isn't an overly accurate passer. The ND performance at this point is the outlier. I think DG is few percentage points more accurate than DRob but obviously not the same in the run department. Devin is killing our YAC lately and is is making a difference with first downs.
Ok OL open some holes and run this clock out. I'll take it.
Doesn't it seem like almost every kick and punt return, we're one defender away from breaking it, and that ONE defender makes the play? Eventually, someone's gotta miss that tackle, don't they?
They go down at the first arm tackle damn near every time.
I bet we see run, run, pass.
Alright let's run this thing out
and get them off the field. Eureka!
That double move isn't even there in press coverage. If Countess doesn't have the speed to press, then we're screwed. He did it his true freshman year and showed good recovery speed.
Also what's with this stigma that only the DL has to generate rush? LBs are sack leaders all the time.
Great hard count DG!
Did Lloyd Carr absorb offensive-call responsibilities in the last 5 minutes???
why can't he break a damn tackle?!
Doesn't pick up his feet.
Doesn't keep his feet moving after initial contact.
has been so damn predictable today. Establishing a run game doesn't mean you have to be predictable. You can't run into stacked boxes.
Offense would probally have 40 points with a more balanced approached in this game.
LHS is not a high school afterall
Nothing like explaining LHS with 6 minutes to play in the 4th. RIP, Lucas.
Aaaaand there it is
Even the "Good Hands Play" is a dig at Devin.
That could have been a disssasssttterrrr....could u imagine
Up 18 points after 3, up 15 late. Not the worst thing ever
Funchess is my gotdamn hero
Huge game for Funchess
IMAGINE A TURNOVER WHEN THE OTHER TEAM IS DOWN MORE THAN TWO SCORES WITH 5 MINUTES LEFT
IMAGINE A TURNOVER WHEN THE OTHER TEAM IS DOWN MORE THAN TWO SCORES WITH 5 MINUTES LEFT
NO MORE INJURIES
NOOOOO! No more boo-boos!
Awesome. OL injury. Just what we can overcome.
Ok, that doesn't look too bad
Kalis be fine. I compel you
They can't afford injuries anywhere, esp in o line, esp in middle of O line
FUCK YOU INJURIES
He'll be fine. I hope
Right when the offensive line was starting to show some improvement.
Man hate to see Kalis down... but it looks like they're checking his ankle. Better than a knee I guess.
Huge tip of the hat to Lewan for stepping up and playing at various positions on the OL
...for how Khalis went off field? Thanks for not showing or saying, ABC
The announcers are too busy praising Minny and Leidner.
You can bounce back Kalis!
Wow just what we need. Another injury on the line....
Did he catch that?
WHAT. A. PASS!!! and catch!
SHUT THE FUCK UP. EVERYONE KNOWS KILL IS SICK. So. Rude.
WOO catches in bunches for Funchess!
Was that throw accurate enough for you dickhead?
That was awesome!!!
Anyone have a linky to a stream for this game? Deployed and unfortunatley its not on BTN intl and firstrownow.eu is not working. Thanks!
WHEW! Im liking this Gardner-Funchess connection
Funches for WR forever
What? No accuracy comments?
Funchess at HB?
Derrick Green has to keep his feet moving if he wants to be the next Jerome Bettis
Done Son!!!! Go Blue
our interior line couldn't block you!
Does Green have a piano on his back?
Spread - covered!
Gardner, tuck the fucking ball. Nice TD btw.
Come on D.... let's cover the spread for once!
Didn't see that coming...hahaha
He's been hit at or behind line every time except his TD. When he was hit half yard past LOS
the box at times due to Al being predictable today. Some of those have come on his runs, simply too many defenders to block, though you would still like to see Green break some tackles.
...if they're more often more in the box when Green in than Fitz. Makes sense that Green in right now may = obvious power dive or off-tackle, straight-up manball. Thnx. Something to look for
Take care of the ball!!!!!!!!!
Kalis back in already? Nice.
YAY TD! But tuck that ball away FFS!
Not accurate on that run. Good thing his WR bailed him out.
We didn't need it, but that was a huge drive for us.
He has it.
About these results. Definite progress amongst the line and QB positions...
Gardner can't even score touchdowns correctly
You think the 2 Minnesota players will still be bashing michigan like they were before the game? Haha No Little Brown Jug For You!!!!
Devin runs for a touchdown.
Announcers say he slowed down too early.
Shaking my fucking head
He's from State Farm
Pick six, baby!
Countess is my gotdamn hero
I'M SMILING!!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY I AM SMILING!!!
Hell yeah Blake!
Haha you had to expect the random Countess interception to come at some point
It's official. The students don't give a fuck.
Blake with another game clinching pick
to end the day.
Awesome accuracy, bro.
No luck there, great read by Countess.
Countess did make a read & leave the crossing receiver to break in front of that one. I haven't disagreed that Gardner inaccurate today until last two throws (which were pleasingly reminiscent of good devin v ND)
Don't forget Pam Ward
Terrible throw. Great play on the ball by Countess. Number 4!
Commence the #2 talk..
Can't believe Gardner threw a pick 6 to his own team
That's not very nice, but I did laugh.
Michigan starts playing football! Now Red Wings vs Bruins at 7. Then Tigers at 9... Today is a very lazy day!
Say what you want about this team, but they are not mentally weak and/or soft. They fight for 60 mins no matter what. That cannot be taken for granted
This is all we can ask for.
I feel good after a game...I like this feeling.
As shaky as the defense has been at times, Countess has been a big constant. 4 picks on the year already.
Damn glad to have him back this year.
No turnovers. Finally!
Just the injuries are not bad.
White-out conditions.....but I expect a few spots of maize sprinkled throughout!!! Can't wait......
Time to change to the Sun Devil gear. Go Devils!! To hell with Notre Dame!
This is gardner's first INT-free game
The curse is LIFTED!!!! Commence National Championship run!
Don't drop it??? Fu... He's still hating on michigan
The announcer just got the history of jug wrong. Michigan took it Minny with clean water.
These announcers were god-awful
Ed Cunningham from the University of Washington (whoever he is) is the worst announcer in the history of football.
Hoke's smile gives me butterflies
29 point win!!
Chalk up another win. And we keep the Jug!
brandon got some air time
Al better find some more balance with his playcalling. The predictability they showed today won't cut it if they want to win the division.
The run blocking was better today, but at times they were running into a stacked box due to Minnesota selling out on the run on first and second down.
Fun game. Maybe even more fun due to being able to mock horrible announcers.
Well, wasn't pretty, plenty to improve on still, but a lot better than the last two. Heading back in the right direction again. Just gotta keep improving.
"I have to do better as a head coach"
Love that hoke takes full responsibility of everything, and only talks up and encourages his players!
Halftime was awkward kind of...
what time the PSU game will be? Gonna be a big road test, hope to keep improving, damn State game coming soon...we need to keep improving before then.
This game made me feel like I had been transported 10 years or so back in time. It sure looked like Lloydball to me - running it down their throat and otherwise just toying with an overmatched opponent, and not completely putting the game away until the 4th quarter.
Tell me again: why did we despise Lloydball so much?? HEHEHE