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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
Are you really pinning all those points on the defense? Take another look at where Nebraska got the ball to start those drives.
Yeah, they got the ball on our side around midfield, but they moved on us the entire half and we didn't tackle well and the offense was horrid but the defense didn't play well in the second half. You can make excuses, but Nebraska moved at will and our defense looked mentally defeated once our offense looked as bad as it did. This doesn't happen to great defenses and the lack of preparation for the offense without Denard is also inexcusable.
Hail to the Victors!
Did u even watch how fast our drives ended? Our defense had to be gassed...
Blaming it on the Defense is a joke.. our offense sucks period..
If Denard was even in we score that TD where denard got hurt, and probably put points up right before the half too..
We gave the ball back to them every 30 secs or so with all the INT's and that bullshit INT that hit the ground. Which they ran right back to the 3 yard line and we held them to a FG
Nebraska is one of the best offensive teams in the conference. Holding them to 23 points is a pretty good day under any circumstances. Doing it under the circumstances of today (Nebraska started three second-half drives on our side of the 50) was pretty exceptional. You cannot realistically expect the D to force 3 and outs on every series. Actually, that's pretty much what we did on their first two "scoring drives" of the second half.
Yeah, and let's blame them for that drive that started around the Michigan 5 yard line because of Belomy INT #1 or 2 (I honestly cant remember). How dare Nebraska get a field goal there!
So what? Mich didnt score any points the rest of the so if we lost by 1 pt, 18 pts, or 100 pts its moot.
I propose a rule: if you bitched about RR, you don't get to bitch about Borges.
I like this rule....especially after RRod handled a top 10 USC team - something we haven't done in a long time, if ever.
I loved RR, so I'll just keep bitching. Ok?
not just "douchey" MGoBlog user, but now TRUSTED MGoBlog user
my heart hurts. thats all
"What" ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?
I didn't think refs were that bad, but then again there was a blinding pile of shit smeared all over my screen! What a joke!
I thought the refs were awful... They just weren't necessarily awful in a way that hurt us.
The refs were too flag-happy, but the bad calls went both ways. I don't think the phantom interception was really on the refs, as that was a bang-bang play. I blame our coaches for not challenging the call.
I agree to some extent, but the officials had plenty of time to send it upstairs if they saw something. If they couldn't even find a camera angle that warranted further review, a coaching challenge probably would have just been a wasted timeout.
The d got tired Borges has been exposed. Bellomy isn't a quality backup and Brady didn't seem to care. WTF did Gardner do to piss off the coaching staff. Seriously where do we go from here. No TD's in 2 weeks is ridiculous.
Never forget our Vets!! Some gave all, all gave some!
I know a trainer and he said Gardner is extremely lazy. Very smart and knows the playbook, but doesn't work for it..
He needs to get off the ground and bring the ball down in the endzone and not just stand there and look for a yellow flag.
Go up and get the F-ing ball!!! How bad do you really want it??
So he knows the entire playbook but because he doesn't work hard we're going to send out a much less talented QB out there to shit the bed time and time again. Tough choices. I'd go with the uber talented lazy guy in a game where we are down 1 score in the 4th quarter with the implications this one had.
to move Devin Gardner to WR looks a little silly now.
Also if anyone on this planet can explain to me the use of the power I formation on 2nd or 3rd and long with a running qb, please enlighten me.
Denard's got a boo-boo. Borges, you know, we just uh.. we just didn't execute. We've got tremendous faith in uh.. uh.. Russell Bellomy, uh.. I just wish we would have executed a bit better, well.. yeah, I'm not happy, uhh..
I wish recievers could catch a ball from Bellomy.
I wish Bellomy could throw the ball more then 20 yards down field.
I wish Borges could call a game that involved Rawls running the ball.
I wish Borges would learn to put in Gardner when Bellomy looks overwhelmed by the situation.
3 out of 8 games without a TD. Has this ever happened in 133 years of Michigan football? Even the 2008 team managed to score a TD in every game with one returning starter on O and Sheridan/Threet at QB. I'm frightened to think what the offense is going to look like next year as we don"t run the ball very well out of the I and Bellomy well my mother taught me if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all.
We run the same plays over and over expecting it to work. The don't watch our tapes? Everyone has got our number now.
Why is Smith in there? Has Smith ever made more than 1 yd per carry? I don't really care if he works hard at practice.
life is like a box of chocolates... and you got the Whizzo Quality Assortment
Hope Denard is ok and just FOCUS on Minny. B1G title not completely out of reach, we are just TIED for the lead with Nebraska
Except they own the tiebreaker. So really, it is out of reach unless they lose.
Denard has spent the offseason working really hard and smiling at people.
so we hold our noses and root for sparty next week?
Yes you root for MSU because you're not as dumb and petty as MSU fans, who were rooting for OSU against us a few years ago even though MSU would've won the B1G had we won.
Course this is all assuming Denard isn't injured and we have some hope to beat Minny.
That is all.
"Michigan isn't going to lose a game" - Fielding Yost, 1901
I just hope this at least stops all the "SIT DENARD!!!" posts we get around here whenever the offense is not scoring every other drive.
But I've got a feeling we will be back there the first time Denard throws an INT...
Can we sit Borges?
Tigers and Michigan lose with ugly offensive performances. Michigan's three biggest rivals win (assuming ND doesn't choke). FUCK
We're not teaching them about sports, we're teaching them about life!
Imploded?? Are you serious?? The D stepping up huge on the field the WHOLE second half is the only reason it was 1 score most of the game!
Something something witty analogy something something.
This sums my thoughts up perfectly. But seriously; what the fuck is this guy TRYING to do?
Whatever it is - I like it.
ALL ABOARD THE A-TRAIN!!!!!
" ~ Herm "
... than whatever the fuck it was I sat through last night.
GODDAMNIT WHY ISN'T MICHIGAN ANY GOOD IN FOOTBALL!?!?!?!?!? We are doomed to near-greatness.
I'm afraid I'm an impatient Michigan fan, but Borges isn't nearly as quality a coordinator as Mattison.
Our defense never imploded, they kept us within 7 all the way into the fourth quarter with playing most of the second half....also with denard being out it completely exposed the non existant running game. I understand our offense run though Denard but still, we need to have production from someone else not named denard.
OHiO = O How iHate Ohio State
I've said it one and I'll say it again...what exactly is the offense? I've never been sold on Borges and just dont understand how this guy has lasted as long as he has. Bellomy wasn't great but he wasn't helped out by our OC or WR's tonight.
I know the guy isn't going to be fired, but I truly believe with him as your OC and him overseeing the QB's it's not going to be pretty. Gonna be hard to land Treadwell and Green and any other playmakers when you got Al running things.
Mattison, no complaints has more than done his job with not his ideal personnel either. What is Borges excuse? They both got dealt bad hands and one actually did something with it while the other one made his side worse than it was a year ago.
No TD's in 2 games is absolutely inexcuseable from his side of the ball.
Total flop against Bama.
He insists on throwing it when our qb's aren't throwing well.
Refuses to put Gardner in when Bellomy threw AS MANY INTs as COMPLETIONS.
Yeah, we should be putting in a guy who hasn't taken ANY snaps with 1st nor 2nd team this year over the guy who has. Man, your genius knows no bounds.
Gardner performed much better last year against MSU than Bellomy has ever. Bellomy looks like a boy child completely unprepared and overwhelmed. He couldn't even hit a wide open Funchess in the flat 10 yards away.
Yeah Gardner kicked ass against MSU last year:
If you're doing nothing, how do you know when you're finished?
StraightDave owes me a steak dinner
First, how do you know if that's true. I'm not sure it is, especialy since Gardner played QB in the spring game. That's this year, isn't it?
Second, I'm not hating on Bellomy. I'm just saying, like many others, including those on WTKA, that at some point, when someone is 0 for 10 an has 2 interceptions, it may make sense to put in someone who at least has the proven ability to run and throw, at least better than that. Plus, Gardner has been playing and experienced in game situations. Bellomy looked like a deer in the headlights.
Third, I don't see ANY wisdom in your post - it's just a false assertsion and failure to explain why, even if that false assertion were true, it is correct (and a baseless insult), so I don't see how you can claim that "my genius knows no bounds."
Might not be that hard to land Treadwell/Green. My pitch goes 'we have zero playmakers right now at your position so if you're any good you'll start. Come on down'
Call Mr. Plow, that's my name, that name again is Mr. Plow
We have guys that were playmakers in the past -- Denard, Fitz, Roundtree, even Vince Smith had some great plays but none of those guys save Denard has done much of anything this year. And Denard looks worse as a senior than he did as a soph. So if I'm a recruit, yeah, I might start, but do they know how to get the most out of me? Will they make me better? Those are really iffy questions at this point. That's the part that makes the sell tough(er).
Hot dogs are the devil.
This is a harsh truth that I'm starting to come to grips with. We do have a schematic/coaching advantage on D.
On offense? .................hhhhmmmmm.......
At least tonight, AL in the beginning of the game opened the playbook, maybe not even that he just allowed denard to take more shots down field. This offensive performance can't be pinned on him completely. Where was the run blocking from the offensive line? Fitz still isnt back to 2011 form why? Also for a QB to come in at a night game on the road at Nebraska, when his only significant playing time was garbage time is a tough gig. As I have read many times on this site its like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole with borges and denard.
I will reserve my judgement for borges when he gets his type of players for his system. However you could argue that a good offensive coordinator should adapt his plays to the players he has. Borges has done that from time to time but as time has gone on he seems like he is trying to mold the current roster into his plays not the other way around.
It's pretty straight forward.
Three games, JT. Three games.