Boldin was back today. He got yanked in the first half after not being able to get anything going and the score at 21-0 Northwestern. McGloin came in and it's 28-21 PSU, with McGloin making some seriously good throws.
I just don't want to think about him until tomorrow. GO BLUE!
I agree. Was watching the PSU game, and was very surprised how well they did against "superior" competition.
No no, you're mistaken. I clearly recall that RichRod's horrible management style and GERG's ineptness made McGloin simply look good. blue^3, jmblue, and Hannibal assured me of this.
That's not what I said, but I'm going to take the high road here and not take your bait.
It was just a joke, and no bait intended. I never went back to look at what you actually said. + 1 to you for the high road.
Actually, I have never typed the name 'McGloin.' I never argued that he made one specific player look good, I always argued in terms of RR's impacts at a system or program level. Also, if you were to read my past posts, you will never find that I said RR would not win another game, or several games. And I never said he didn't have a potent offense, or that he was not a good offense coach. My main line of argument is that past mismanagement and lack of leadership as interrelated with the culture and institutions at UM have set processes in motion that will make for a difficult future in terms of success of the extent we expect at Michigan.
But go ahead and apply what you think my arguments have been in general to any specific instances. Feel free to make interpretations for me, put words in my mouth on any subject you deem pertinent. I I only ask that you think about my arguments before you proceed to speak for me. Thanks.
you won't be the only one eating your words this week that I interpreted you saying.
I'll gladly eat my words if it means the program is heading in the right direction. I'll never be so happy to be wrong.
You're protesting too much. It was just a joke, admittedly at your expense. I think that, given the aftermath of the PSU game and your lengthy and indignant response to my gentle needling, you may be taking this whole M football thing too seriously. Enjoy the win, and Go Blue!
wow! looks like they may have a open QB battle next week.
During the Michigan-PSU game, I was thinking that McGloin looked good, but I kind of chalked it up to me trying to comfort myself about how bad Michigan's defense looked. Good to know that it was at least a little of both.
I know what you were saying. There were quite a few of us who commented that we thought McGloin, and Penn State as a whole, actually, played well last week.
That is impossible. He is only a walk on. It is not possible for him to do well against anyone but UM and he can't even beat out Bolden, a true freshman, as the starting QB. It must have been someone else, not McGloin
Northwestern's Defense is supposedly pretty bad. Though I've heard that its the running game that NW really has issues with.
I'm wondering if he didn't have the starting job originally for the same reason Demens didn't (whatever that may be, practice issues etc).
It's now 35 unanswered. I'd be willing to bet McGloin just locked up the starting job for next week and beyond.
I guess Northwestern has to fire their DC too.
It's the offense that needs new blood. At the end of the third quarter Persa was something like 11 of 15 passing, meanwhile his RBs were averaging about, oh, 3 YPC. Wtf?? If he were allowed to chuck it 40 times NU puts this game away. This was disgraceful.
I warned everyone about him before the PSU game. I am bombarded with PSU Homer radio and lots of the radio guys familiar with the program thought he was going to be the starter. Last week and this week aren't a fluke. He was a good HS Qb.
I admit I made fun of him before the game.
And I now see he is legit.
Just our luck that injury makes the coaches realize who should be the starter just before they play us. SIGH. Never thought we'd have to root not to play the back-ups.
looked better than any QB we faced this year.
you forgot about a certain Chappelbombing?
He's like their Nick Sheridan!
Except he doesn't have a wet noodle for an arm. Sigh, what Sheridan did was amiable, but if only he could throw.
If you're trying to use this to suggest that Michigan's defense isn't as bad as everyone says it is, maybe posting it the same day we gave up 65 points to Illinois isn't the best idea.
I love this team. I love this win today. But yes, our defense sucks - are you seriously disputing that?
45 points--overtime shouldn't count.
Actually, 28--turnovers in Michigan territory shouldn't count either.
And then, they may have allowed a couple of scores just to convince Illinois that this was, indeed, a shootout. You know, in order to inflate Denard's numbers.
So, a conservative estimate is they allowed 14 points to an Illinois team averaging 35 a game. I call that a success!
The point was "OMG Michigan gave up [ ] to this shitty slow white walkon scrub!!"
Alleged crap QB comes into a game with a half to go, down 21, and throws 4 touchdown passes and leads his team to victory. Against a MUCH MUCH better defense.
The point is that he isn't Justin Siller, a 1-and-done QB that only shines when playing us. He is an actual good QB. He looked approximately 400 times better than Bolden.
So, yeah. Point me to where I disputed that our defense sucks. I'll be waiting right over here.
Your post suggests that people were overreacting about the state of Michigan's D after the Penn State game.
McGloin may in fact be a pretty decent QB. Still a little soon to tell. But if people weren't overreacting about how bad our D is, I don't understand the point of your post. Are you suggesting that the people apopleptic about our D after the Penn State game were wrong, or not?
He's shitting all over OSU now.
He looks sharp. 2nd TD pass already.
I may already hate him more than TP, but I'm rooting for him now!
lol.. OSU is getting McGloin'd too