Our offense doesn't do them any favors.
Nebraska Second half open thread
But our offense is our defense's worst nightmare. Guys are gassed Bc we can't MAKE PLAYS on the other side of the ball.
Ross is having a great game. He has saved a lot of plays from breaking.
No more excusing Borges' performance. Play calls are god awful. It very well may be time for change
If they don't get us on this drive, they will probably just end the game with a hail-mary TD that barely glances over Stribling's fingertips.
Why was he told to go for interceptions on that drive?
JAMES ROSS III OPPPEEENNN FIIIIEEELLLLDDD TAAACCCKKKKLLLLEEE
NOM NOM NOM NOM
NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM
That Nebraska drives down for the win
Finally recognized an option!
The difference between NU and UM running for -1 is NU has a 1000 yard rusher. So it doesn't happen often.
them out of the end zone...obviously...no hope for us to drive down and win it
How many times can they run that same play on us, and we still don't pick it up?
A freshman QB called an audible. Yeah, we don't have that.
a false start?
If it were HOKE, would you have wan'ted him to kick that FG or go for it.
With this offense? Kick it.
Horrible, like always. Six years of pain.
We give up plays on 3rd and 4th down. They stop us on every 3rd and 4th down.
Those last two runs were straight out of Borges' playbook!
I have absolutely no faith in this staff.
I'm sure the RCMB is having an orgy whilst watching this game.
Channing is still not ready for BCS football. Misses tackles constantly
if they score
Using our timeouts
We don't look at things like that.
Hoke's first home loss.
CP loves the pick play
Al Borges is going to end up costing us this game
Does that a few times a year...
It was all three of them.
Where have I heard that one before?
In other words. Ball game
Good thing Hoke is a master end of game time management, not wearing a headset and all. Oh wait...
We are absolutely fucking terrible.
Kills Mattison. Meltdown commence.
Kills Mattison = 17 pts?
So who thinks Michigan's offense can go down and win this game?
I predict a 3 and out on this two minute drill.
4th down friend
I do :)
Just so you know everone, we will still win this game.
No we won't.
Spelling error...we lose!!!
I mean, who saw that coming.
Everyone? Yeah, everyone.
We basically can't run on this drive. I hope
to pass protect
It's on the coaching again. Mac level at it's best.
Yup. Can't stop an option with that scheme
Cuz coaches from the MAC are NEVER any good huh?
Why were there only 5 guys in the box on that play? Nebraska has not proved they can pass the ball so why are you respecting it Mattison?
I'm so sick of this shit. This god damned nightmare will not fucking end.
Goddammit Frank. Should've taken away the pitch instead of hesitating.
We deserve to lose. We've played chickenshit on O, and tthe D is chipping in its usual 4th-quarter laydown.
Have faith. Nebraska won't see multiple runs up the gut coming during a 2 minute offense.
1st down, play action, sack. 2nd down, play action, sack. Third down, draw, loss of five. Guaranteed.
if you're the last person on the edge there why the fuck do you bite on the QB. you have help coming from the inside for him. you cant let him pitch the ball in that situation. just poor, poor game for us whether we go on to win or lose
I don't think help was coming, looked like they were playing pass. Poor playcall by Mattison, no idea why he was respecting the pass like that.
If hoke survives this season, something is seriously wrong
With Hoke putting faith in people he trusts. But if he's oblivious to this product he's witnessing and the gameplan being used, then I'll be the first in line to question his judgment. I'm no longer buying what he's selling.
to a good O like Nebraska and we are going to lose. They have one of the worst D's in the B1G. Pathetic offensive gameplan.
Armstrong hasn't been able to pass the ball a lick, that has made things easier.
Not good enough
I still can't (but sadly can) believe Borges went into a f*cking shell with 1st down at the Nebraska 26. No thought to try to score a TD, he was banking on the FG try from the get-go and now it's 17-13 with 2 minutes left. Inexcusable, what a horribly managed series
It's time for our vaunted 3-wheeled NASCAR . . .
This staff sucks and the seniors are piss poor leaders
EXECUTING so poorly. Is the D worn out?
Where the contain guy eventually said f it, I'm going for the QB. Terrible
I'm predicting a turnover. Most likely a fumble by Devin after scrambling around 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage.
Probably, but it won't happen 'til we are inside the redzone.
we have the ball with a chance yo win. let's get it
We are so so so much worse than we were last time Nebraska was here. Given the injury shitshow that is Nebraska's offense, it's not like they've taken huge steps forward since 2011.
Brady's coaching and recruiting all revolves around motivation and pulse. Those things get stale and go down the tubes really quickly after having the worst coached / under achieving team on America.
Despite it all, I think we will win. We're at home under the lights.
The problem with the idea that our program would be in trouble with a new staff is that it assumes the current staff has a plan and is actually in the process of implementing it and it's only a matter of time before it starts working. I don't believe that they do.
Does Frank Clark ever make the correct decision?
Does anyone on this team?
Only positive is we don't have time to run power.
Not that I'd be surprised to see it.
Waste of time
No words to describe. Oh wait, fire Al Borges. There we go.
Don't worry guys here comes our world famous 2 minute drill...
but there's no Denard
He sure can recruit and be a Michigan Man. Hoke is a really really good Michigan Man. And that's the most important thing.
I'm done after this game. Can't do it anymore this year
worst throw ever. That was just ugly, Devin.
Still beats taking the sack, so that's something.
In Al on 3rd and 4?
At least we'll have three time outs to show for this failure.
C'mon, burn the blitz!!!
if we wasted a timeout after an incompletion. Sadly I expected it
sophomore in terms of actual playing experience. He also has no running game to help take the pressure off.
There's still a chance to win this game and cause a lot of people to act like there's nothing wrong that one more year to install his system won't fix.
Bright side. It's only 30 minute drive to Detroit to watch Michigan play in the little Caesars bowl.
I hope NIU wins out and makes it to the BCS again, because if they are the MAC team that makes it to the Little Caesars bowl...
Using this timeout to remind his d that al Borges will never get creative and they can blitz without concern about getting burned
Fitz up the middle. Loss 1 yd
Gardner is going to keep it on 3rd and 4 and run straight into a 7-man blitz. And it will be the epitome of a Borges playcall.
Whatever happened to the scrambling DG when things break down. I'd rather him try to make something than that duck he threw there
You fucking suck so bad
Al Borges. Nice.
Beautiful 3rd down call, they never saw it coming.
Wow Devin. Just wow.
He get so slow
Please just punt!
THROW THE DAMN BALL AWAY! !!!!
Idiots play the victors while we continue to suck. Typical.
Need to play send in the clowns whenever the offense takes the field.
Now Alabama has to lose and my day will be complete.
Give him a chance to regroup. Play Shane for a few series next week.
Al F*cking Borges everyone
(and not for that playcall, for going into a shell on 1st down at the Nebraska 26)
Good. We will lose out
There are better ways to spend three hours every Saturday. I'm calling screw it on the rest of the year. I'll check in next year hopefully an Offensive staff clean up has been initiated. Otherwise I'll start watching again in 2015.
Thank you Al Borges for your service. It had better be coming to an end.
As I said before we deserved to lose the game.
Dileo drops a pass. World is shit officially
We deserved to lose. I'm off the Borges bandwagon for good.
To have ever been on it.
Fire Borges now. Start giving Morris snaps with the first team.
Well, Hoke isn't undefeated at home anymore. A pity, after he overcame the odds against mighty Akron in the final seconds.
A victory for the ages that was! No one will ever forget the moment the wolverines triumphed and vanquished the mighty zips!
Perfect throw, and ball went straight through his hands.
First target for Dileo all day.
And it went through his hands
I'm not surprised he dropped it. Should have been his 10th.
Over 30 years and never even offered a HC job. There is a reason.
Look at it this way, guys: at least we can't give Urban Meyer the satisfaction of handing us our first home loss.
At least it's not Ohio state that breaks the win streak that was built at home by Denard Robinson.
Dileo dropped that. So much for everyone praying for him in the game. Thanks michigan, you ruin another fucking weekend
Maybe if his first target wasn't with a minute left in the 4th quarter.
you're a divsion 1 football player who is a slot receiver. Your sole job is to catch slant routes. I don't care what quarter it is and how many times you're targeted. When your number is called you're supposed to deliver.
That's what happens when he's gotten like 3 targets all year bc of our "beastly" TEs are more important. Thank you Borges.
our "beastly" TE's are more important though. I would bet any amount of money that Gallon, Funch, or Jake are making that catch there.
Awesome. Great game. Loved every minute of it. Can we just shut it down and move on to basketball and hockey?
LSU and Bama are up next. Real football, folks.
My only consolence to myself: OSU won't get the cake of being the first team to beat Hoke at home
Well sure, if you like offensive lines blocking and other sorcery.
Be the end of the hoke era, I am sorry to say. Worse every single week for three years
The entire staff needs to go. All of them. Mattison, too. He's not absolved himself. I want them all gone.
These coaches have to go now.
I feel bad for Lewan. He should have gone pro. This is just inexcusable. Hoke should be here next year but I am seriously questioning Funk and Borges. If there is not serious improvement next year they both have to go. Terrible season. Message needs to be sent.
He hasn't been any good either.
Yep they're losing out. 6-7 will be fun and the reason I am checking out for the rest of the year.
Well this is a new low under Hoke. How bad will it get? Will we win another game? Will we lose recruits? Will there be any coaching changes? I don't know what's going to happen, but this is not good. Negative rushing and 7 sacks is unaccaptable.
well, announcers have really given it to our play calling and formations all day.
Couldn't agree with them more.
Michigan deserves what we got. Don't really feel like the kids quite deserved this though.
I would sacrifice some recruits, for some coaches that actually know what the fuck they're doing. This is absolutely pathetic. Not just Borges either. This team is equally bad in all aspects of the game.
In the last 2 games. Puke.
Name me one QB who has ever been highly successful with no run game to help him out, and average receivers. It is not realistic to expect that from anybody.
Our last QB, Denard.
turned over at a alarming rate last year and had a better o-line in front of him. Not to mention another 1,000 rusher along side him in the staff's first year. Don't get me wrong, Denard is one of my favorite UM players ever but let's not act like he did not have signficant drawbacks as a passer or was highly successful from a W-L standpoint.
We have no OL, no RB, and our coaches suck.
Lewan is overrated and Schofield is an average b1G lineman. That's all we have.
From OSU, I hope Borges is fired. I'll bet anybody that he doesn't get a D1 coordinator job anywhere.
Man the hate on Gardner is fucking ridiculous. His line is shit and play calling isn't helping him. He's gonna be a good qb, maybe great, next year. Spare him please.
Gardner is worse than the line. But Fred flintstone is worse than rr, just not Greg.
Ten in total offense and accounting for 20+ td's coming into this game is somehow worse than this line. Get a grip.
No respectable recruit should touch AA with a 100 mile pole right now. We're a fucking dumpster/tire fire of a program.
but we're 6-3 with a lot of great recruiting classes tht are sophmores or younger. Purdue is a dumpster fire
To discus records.
OK so we just lost at home. To an unranked team. Scoring only 13 against a team that doesn't play defense. With a bordlerine lame duck coach. Missing their starting QB.
This is where our program is.
TWO PLAYS away from being 4-5 right now with losses to Akron and UConn. No one would argue things were OK if that was the case. Two plays away from every Michigan fan in total meltdown, instead of only 2/3 of us.
And their 2nd best WR was hurt in the 1st Q.
D had 2 TOs, so the 13 points is generous for the O.
Football Saturdays are not fun anymore
This is a dead team. Lifeless. A fucking joke.
This is not on the players, unless you wanna put this on the o-line. The guys played hard. The defense didn't play great, but more than good enough to win. The playcalling and the o-line are horrible. We got the ball multiple times on Nebraska's side of the field and couldn't score. We got the ball on their 35 yard line and still barely made a field goal after getting negative yards. This is all on the playcalling and o-line. Funchess played well, Ross played well, a number of guys had good games. But, our o-line and playcalling is so bad it simply can't be overcome at this point.
This team doesn't care and the coaches don't care so why should I? They have a "Michigan man" free pass to coach like shit and go back words every week.
Nebraska is terrible, and they deserved to win. Looked like an EMU-BGSU game
It's getting easier to deal with the losses now that I have convinced myself this team is really as BAD as they appear to be
Why the hell would anyone want to play for Al Borges? Honestly. He has completely taken out any fun in the game at it appears the players agree. They don't even look like they're enjoying themselves.
Where's Space Coyote now? F-bomb Borges and his stupid rotund arrogant rear. You were dead wrong. -69 yards rushing in 2 games. This should NOT be a requisite for rebuilding at Michigan. To play to a draw with Akron, then UConn. Then lose to 65 scholarship PSU. Then get pounded by MSU. Now lose to a disaster Nebraska team. Laughable how any of you look at this product and say, "Let's keep this going because the is so much evidence this will get better."
Al Borges is working with an invalid, outdated model to formulate his gameplan. In his mind, he's doing what he thinks is best. And it's absolutely atrocious. He's not gonna change after 30 years. There is no way that this should be part of the plan given our roster and being Michigan. Even above average coaches wouldn't have let the last 5 games happen.
Is just a poser who claims great football knowledge, but doesn't acknowledge criticism. He's a small step above Ace Williams. I don't ever check his blog anymore.
I think i like Meyer and Dantonio more because they back up their shit, they just coach to win
This is the SECOND game in the season where you played NOT TO LOSE and lose the game anyway. What a fucking joke.
Never been sooo happy after such a horrible game...not stressing it out anymore because we have become Notre Dame and karma of talking shit and not backing it up has caught up with us...In great Hoke's words " we did not execute well"...its okay there is always a next year.
This offense is getting worse by the year and Borges just sucks. Play loses yards so why not run the same play to the other side. I thought Hoke was the right guy but with the way he let's Fat Al have complete control over offense I am questioning him to.. Anyways this is getting old Hoke using the same old fckn excuses and not being honest with everyone And he needs to be accountable also and call out the coaches cause this isn't Meeeeechigan football. Even Mattison pisses me off every other team seems to be aggressive and he just looks like he is content with playing a prevent defense. The coaches have no balls and our way to conservative and don't try shit!
This defense plays with no aggression. I would be willing to bet MSU averages more PBUs per game than UM has accumulated throughout the entire season. 5-10 yd cushions all day. LBs are soft an cant get off blocks. DL doesn't generate pressure. Why is Mattison getting a pass. This TEAM is BAD.
Just got my PSD invoice for 2014 this week. Talk about poor timing...