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Nebraska Second half open thread
Can't wait till our offense drives for a TD here.
Is the worst fucking coach in FBS. The worst defense in the B1G knows every play he is going to call and I lost my voice yelling at the TV. My wife is laughing at the way I am calling every play Michigan is running and of course I also tell her what the result will be.
Over/under on total points for michigan. I say 3
About this season is, since we are going to finish 6-6, Brandon should force Hoke to make changes!
Run, run, arm punt
Do we have more negative rushing plays than positive this year?
Nice to see that Borges has made some adjustments at half time
Stop running into a wall, asshole
Seriously with the I form again? What is wrong with borges
I totally thought the power run would work that time!
3-9 season, so I think I can take it. Might end up driving me clinically insane though.
No one will ever satisfactorily explain why this Michigan team needs to run the ball at all.
Watching the gametracker is the most amusing thing I've done in months...
What do we need to do to get Nebraska to stop blitzing like maniacs? It seems like they're bringing 5-7 every single play and obviously don't feel any reason to stop
That is three quick passes on one series. Who would have ever thought this would work?
...that if we had a short passing game it would both open up the run and the deep passing game.
It would also burn the blitzing LBs.
Michigan.......where 4 & 5 stars go to become mediocre.....
Butt looks like he's going to be solid, Chesson looks like he'll be great too
Four quick passes against an aggressive defense!! Borges needs to be fired and Mgoblog hired, clearly.
The short passing game works. Who knew?
WOOOOOOOOOOOO what is this happy feeling I have??
Glad we decided to MAKE PLAYS
Sorry for getting overexcited, forgot what those looked like.
A touchdown! CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON!
We are so much more effective with green in the game. Fitz is literally a waste of space. Take him out forecer
He had the longest play on that drive...
Fitz in space is actually awesome, up to the blocking and playcalling (passes) to get him there.
What does Tate Forecer have to do with this?
Gave Gardner time
Who knew screen passes are so effective against aggressive D up the middle? This is all so complex...
That internet posters with no football experience whatsoever have been better play callers than a guy who makes 6-7 figures and has been doing it longer than most of these posters have been alive.
Typically fans are idiots...and to some extent we still are. But to see that what people around here have been screaming for weeks is working is almost even more maddening.
....that's a good way to stay sober.
Now that they've scored, you should take 7 shots...one for each point.
That was a SOLID block on the roll. Fitz would have tried to cut and get nothing but air.
Thank you for listening...please do this again. Especially with the defense starting to play well.
Then, after a few drives, I'll give you ONE HB stretch play and ONE PA pass to keep you from going bat shit crazy.
Why does it take us getting to the brink of disaster for him to do what everyone has been saying? I hate him.
I am in haiti can someone tell me the score? Thanks
Al calling quick passes, screens and shorter routes to counter the aggressive defense. Borges does have half a brain. Let's just pray he doesn't go away from this.
An MGoBlogger finally made his way up to the press box and showed Borges what we've all been suggesting for weeks.
figure it out? or did Hoke tell him too?
Hell, maybe Borges had to convince Hoke to let him do It?
Oh to be a fly on the wall.
That should be 70% of the playbook.
Get a stop/negative play!
What is going on around here??? We rush four and we actually get pressure???
Smart play by Gallon.
Happy to see Taco in there and making a play. Definitely didn't want him transferring
Taco looked really fast.
Is he playing?
He was looking a little lame out there. Maybe cramps
Did I call that? Is that how it works?
Okay, in that case...
Come on Michigan! Let's score more points in a half than we ever have in school history. While also getting a shut out on defense.
I will settle for just winning the game at this point.
I was relieved that NU went to the air on 2nd and 3rd down. I felt like our run D wasn't holding up too well.
Fitz on 1st down
Michigan will REALLY struggle stopping them.
Fuck you 2nd half thread
-Nebraska Open Thread
And we're back to slow developing passing plays...
No more TOUSSAINT!!!
WRs need to come back to the ball.
Al blew his wad on the last drive.
Please don't ever use those words again.
It was a lot he has reserves in moobs.
but Fitz should be acquiring a ton of minuses for his pass blocking. Its been brutal
Funchess is going to make some money on Sundays. What a player
Green falls forward for two additional yards, AGAIN.
That's a 2 yard loss for Fitz. Green gets 3.
Green hits the hole, falls forward for 4.
We should stop asking RBs to pass block. Vincent Smith ain't walkin through that door
Our tailbacks need to learn to leap over those ankle-tackle attempts.
RB on #1DL? Deja vu.
Down vote for starting a 2nd half thread.
Why does it exist. Much better with everyone in the same thread. Thank you for voicing my opinion
Interesting play design there.
Sack, screen, run, sack, run, sack, sack, sack..
He giveth and he taketh away
CS said Gardner shifted the protection. Our RB's a flat out horrible at pass pro. I like how Green made something of nothing -- Fitz gets -2 green got 4.
When a RB is left blocking a DE then it's the scheme not the RB
Speilman said DEVIN shifted that protection.
That busted block by Green was STILL MILES AHEAD of Toussaint block.
I don't think Fitz would do much better.
That pass looked like it was knocked down by the wind -- seemed to swerve when en route.
Nom nom nom nom
so our defense is legit
I'll give a +1 to Borges for pulling something new out
Now at -99?
Our defense plays well when the offense isn't going three and out for negative ten yards.
I thought power running would work that time. Keep trying!!!!
So who thought the run up the middle was going to work that time?
Nebraska shows run blitz, Gardner fakes an audible. Safety comes down from North Campus to make a play in the back field.
Y u no calls audible?
They have to stop calling run plays! I am so tired of this shit!
I'm gonna assasinate Al Borges with a team of ninjas armed with spoons
I think Devin audibled into that run.
It was either that or take the guarunteed sack.
I just can't believe how bad the o-line is.
Sure looked like interference on Gallon there.
Green has hot a couple holes but in general, no they haven't.
Screwed ourselves on second down there. They just can't stand not to run power out of the I, if not on first then you can bet on seeing it on second.
What makes you think he can block any better?
Wow - two top notch teams. Neither would beat EMU
Fuck you. Shut up. The team does not need you to be a fan.
Calling it like I see it Chumley
Think Gordon should play more often?
In the past I'd have said, "No, I trust that the coaches know best." Now, I just think they screwed the pooch on a lot of things (like why is Dileo not even targeted, ever).
Nom nom nom nom
After the turnover.
You ask too much
Lost 2 yards on that possession.
Love Workley getting downfield on that
Please no runs up the middle or play-action passing..
All eleven players came screaming at the line of scrimmage there. EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT'S COMING WHEN WE LINE UP LIKE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wormley needed to pick that fumble up and score because the offense isn't going to do it.
This is fun to watch.
So fucking predictable. Is Borges trying to get fired?
Hard to imagine this line being anywhere near competent next year.
Borges can also go fuck off.
Hahaha I guess short quick passes were working too well and Borges doesn't like easy yards
Don't worry everyone, just remember the Indiana game!!! Borges gets it!
Not sure why Spielman is raving about the NU DC on that first down play. Gallon was in single coverage and Gardner wasn't pressured. They were fortunate he threw it out of bounds.
So who is going to start the 4th quarter open thread?
Not me, I am going for the last two minutes of the fourth quarter thread.
Well I have dibs on the overtime open thread then.
and we move back. Good grief
When Nebraska blitzes like they are, with as weak as the OL is, everything is going to be hard to get off. They just cannot block. Not the OL and not the RB's. hard to scheme for 0 blocking.
on the first drive of the half might be a good option.
Screen to Funchess?
Curious on the count of how many times Borges' name is said today. It has to be on nearly 75% of the posts
What a waste possession.
Bad decision Gardner. Nice breakup Gallon.
rushing games in a row? -18 yards rushing for the game.
A Michigan team!
That was smart Devin. Way to almost screw everything up.
Nom nom nom
Ugh. Just ugh.
And Hoke is clapping
Someone should make a Hoke clapping / monkey with symbols GIF.
I'm glad Michigan has went away from the quick passing game that was used on the TD drive. That clearly did not work. More of the first half playcalling is what will win this game!
10-10. Got 'em right where we want 'em. ManBall!
Way to make Nebraska pay for the fumble!!!
Awful coaching again.
This is the drive we give up a td and lose the game
Would have been better for field position :)
It's like Borges is more concerned with cleaning up the mustard that fell on his shirt than calling plays
But seriously, why do you think he's going to do any better
So you know he is fundamentally sound. Think mike alstott.
Announcers are questioning going to #87 because he's a freshman, but I think it might've been more that Nebraska was trying to pick on Channing
But Taylor was on him, not Stribling.
When did Channing switch numbers?
That was Raymon on that coverage, not Stribs
That should have been offensive pass interference.
Probally would have been an easy INT too.
Pelini is helping us a lot with some of his gameday coaching today.
I love dumb punts as long as it's not us executing them
Nom nom nom nom mom? Nom
I am going to come out and say RR offense never ever looked this bad, this is consistently a bad offense.. Horrible
I see no fix besides throwing everyone in the game and let them fight for a starting job AGAIN since the preseason was not good enough
You must have missed 2008. That was worse than this.
The thing is, 2008 was obviously a huge transition year. Right now we are years deep.
1. You're a brave man. 2. Truer words have never been typed.
if we go 3 and out here...they problem finally break through the defense
Lets go TD right here. Get a stop, score again, and salt the game away!
Spielman gushing about how great they are playing... makes me want to puke...'cus I can't really argue. We aren't confident
What was it. -46 last week and -18 now?
Let's run the ball!
Tough to watch.
Let's run up the middle!
Whoa. We gained 4 yards on a designed run
Where is Green?
Has Toussaint EVER broken an ankle tackle?
He has broken an ankle. Does that count?
Damn dude. But I laughed.
Seems like 40 for fitz
Play action doesn't work when you can't run the football.
Lights out D
For f*ck's sake block somebody
Borges they are blitzing on every third down. Throw a quick pass. Wtf.
It's 3rd and 8
Right but long developing passes are not working when they bring the house. Offensive line can't hold up when people are screaming towards the quarterback. Also shotgun to get a little more time.
We have the lead but I don't like a FG lead right now with two gift turnovers.
Fitz is not good.
Way to adjust boys.
Nice block Fitz
Get this clown off the field.
thank god nebraska might be as bad as us.
MAAAGGGNNNUUUUSSSOOONNNN SSSSUUUUUPPPPEEEERRRR BLOOOOOCCCKKKK!!!!
Nom nom nom
Just kick the field go now!
OK, we must win this game, because Nebraska is trying its hardest to give it away.
Scho was our best lineman by far last week, but ouch.... bad decision there.
Nebraska saving our asses with turnovers.
It was mags and the second time he did it today at least
Fuck now offense has to play
Hey let's not lose yardage Al! You fat fucking asshole! I'm sorry but I hate that guy!
but watch as I predict the future. We punt on 4th & 17 in about 2 minutes
Lets actually make them pay this time.
It's not toussaints fault anymore. At this point, the freaking 500th time in a row it's the coaches fault they keep putting him out there.
We were given numerous gifts like that vs PSU and we still found a way to lose with Borges.
Borges you piece of shit
That needed to be a TD on the muff because, well, you know.
Wehave tball at the 25 finish this thing!
O- run left?
Obvious comment but kick now!
LOL Borges goes full PSU.
I hate you Al
primary blocker on that play, and completely whiffed. Still though, Fitz's blocking has been dreadful the last couple of weeks, I could have swore he has been a better blocker in the past.
How many times to we have to run for 0 or negative yards before Borges realizes we need to do something else. Running from shotgun worked
DAMMIT BORGES. LETS TRY AGAIN ON SECOND DOWN NOW
Is this shit
WTF Al?!? C'mon man!
I am speechless. WTF are we doing?
Borges, I fucking hate you and your playcalling.
Should of kicked the FG on first down.
Getting really loud
Sweet gameplan fuckheads
This is pathetic...
Just can't get a freeking pass off
What the hell was Al thinking. We f'ing wasted 1st and 2nd down. Wow.
I think he might be because he's absolutely sure that he is an elite pass blocker despite him never playing a down of college football
We set up the missed fg
This is one of the most embarassing days for the program. Haven't heard booing like this since '08 Wisconsin
We came back and won... with about 30% of the talent that we have now. RR had no talent on that team, but at least he could get some yards with Xs and O's.
I have defended Borges before - but that set of playcalls was beyond idiotic. It was like we wanted a 3rd and long.
I agree. I've defended him but that was an awful series. We played for a FG attempt on 4th & 12. Pure sphincterball
Even our go-ahead score can't come without some luck.
This play calling is utter bullshit
We really deserve to lose this game.
one drive started on their 35...-2 yards
next on their 26...nothing either. A field goal is a huge win for nebraska there
Coaching cost us 4 points there.
Seriously Al. Not one shot at the EZ?!? 2 runs? You playing for the FG? You're losing one of your only supporters big guy!
Of being a plant last week? That says a lot.
I hope they start chanting, "Fire Bor-ges".
And if it gets worse, maybe "We want Harbaugh."
You need a Fire Borges chant to directly implicate him.
Seriously Brandon needs to give Borges the kiffin treatment and fire him before he gets to the locker room. This is a damn joke.
That's not the AD's job. It's Hoke's.
Hoke doesn't seem to have the testicular fortitude to do it.
Omg can Al Borges be any worse? Predictable and the defense is doing the same thing over and over. That should tell you to call plays differently
Nom nom nom nom
I love the guts of Gibbons. Always banking it off the uprights.
Why not try using Kerridge as the protector on obvious pass down? You already tip every play and don't throw screens?
a nap in the third quarter? What did I miss? Oh wait, nothing.
Uhhhh ... you missed us tie the game
No you're over qualified
Agree. A pissed off fan base that doesn't spend cash is the only way to get DB's attention.
Al has taught me that he doesn't trust his quarterback today. You have to put the ball in the hands of your best player in the 4th quarter and let him win you or lose you the game. See Kobe Bryant or Lebron James in basketball. Johnny Manziel in college football. And if DG isn't our best player, it's still Jeremy Gallon or Funchess. So either way, the ball needs to be in his hands. Be aggressive for gosh sakes.
...presently? -68 yards rushing over the last two games.
Whether it's Green or Fitz, this line just can't block anybody to open holes.
Not a manball team. It's a throwing team. How Borges doesn't know that is beyond me. The playmakers are Gallon, Funch, with Butt and Chessin decent options.
They're booing YOU Al Borges. Michigan fans a FUCKING BOOING YOU MOTHERFUCKER!
I am actually looking forward to the Borges defenders posting this week
I really don't think there will be many left
Exactly. Hoke needs to man the fuck up and either fire Al or at least tell him to quit running the ball into 9 man boxes.
RB are 17 carries for 17 yards
We've started three possessions in their territory and scored three points on them. Unreal.
Okay, yeah, Al...you're really blowing it.
I wonder what Brian is thinking. He said after last game that there was no way there would be any coaching changes after this year. He has to be re-thinking that, even a little bit right now.
The ignorance here is maddening. I really think hoke worked out a deal with Borges so he would take the blame and get fired so he could retire. Its all in the plan guys.
He wants his sideline camera time
How does Borges get a pass after this shit?
And booing. Is anyone listening?
They learned NOTHING from the Penn St. Game time this is pathetic.
I have never felt sooo much better even though we suck sooo bad, i guess its just a feeling that someone is gona pay for this train wreck eventually
Probally the only reason this is still a ballgame.
It is the only reason
Thank god Armstrong can't throw.
Now they're going to beat us on a last second hail mary too
Everybody sing - goodbye Al, goodbye Al, goodbye, nice to see you go
The punter touched it and it was returned...not a TD?
Can't advance a muff
Yeah when it's an immediate muff on a punt or kickoff you can't return it. I think if they make a few 'football moves' then it would be like any other fumble
A muffed punt is different than fumble. With a muff, the recieving team never actually gains possesion. Why it's in the rules to mitigate the repurcussions of one team's mistake though is beyond me.
Hope the players stay positive
Not the players though
I feel like 3rd and 1 is a guaranteed first down against our D. We just don't get that push.
Defense was unsually good in those situations in 2011 and 2012.
For my sanity
So Michigan still has never seen an option before.
Licking his chops.
They will take the lead
D. We need you right now
You guys are calling me a Al Borges apologist, but I cannot understand that last series for the life of me.
heavy legged. Is our S&C program elite?