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Outback Bowl Open Thread
Go Blue! Beat the Cocks!
while Corso has the Cocks. Go Blue
Herbstreit also had us.
Robinson has been practice on the return team. Thats where I think he will be drafted for. Punt returner could be fun to watch.
to seeing how we do against Clowney, and how our CB's do with the loss of JT. GO BLUE!!!
The whole front of SC's defense will be a test. I actually think Devin Taylor will have a bigger impact than Clowney.
isn't he wearing a picture of himself?
there is no doubt about that. However, we win 28-27.
Go Blue from Key West. Saw lots of maize and blue in town this morning.
Go Blue baby!
Avoid sacks, penalties, and turnovers. That is all.
God I hope Sparty isn't the only Big Ten team to win. Go Blue.
Northwestern will prevail. As for any others....
To The Victors and GOBLUE
This game reminds me of the bowl game in 2007, no one gave Michigan a chance in beating a Florida team lead by Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, bothers me to this very day that we've never seemed to get the respect we deserve for beating that team.
Awful cant see any #s
My child asked where the number shad gone.
I no Nike loyalist but at least make the numbers visible, Adidas.
Those uniforms are shameful. Ugh. Good start by Q.
The uniforms are that ugly
Apparently our numbers are only visible on lose-ups. BAD!
Great fucking start...
Raymon getting his Floyd on today huh
Floyd let WRs get open but didn't give up the big plays. Damn you JT.
We please get some god damn fucking corners pleeeeeeeaase.....FUCK
I've watched shitty corners for too long.
We look as bad as our jerseys early.
Is way ahead of the broadcast.
And it's not good.
Yeah let's play man to man with no over the top help Mattison....you know because we have such good cover corners....fucking stupid
7-0 early first quarter.
Maybe you're calling this a bit early.
At least wait for the 2nd quarter to throw in the towel you nancy.
Damn that pass was on string.
...that the stands are at least three quarters full. Tax Slayer is pitiful.
Chris Houston on the coverage?
I hate those jerseys and cover zero.
Have some kind of faith ppl
Is it too soon to be having Gator Bowl flashbacks?
I want some coconut shrimp.
this does not bode well.
they found one of our biggest weaknesses pretty fast.
Lets see if we can find one of theirs.
Oh but money was made on them so it's ok.
Not a great start, but not unexpected with how thin our secondary is. We are playing Steve Spurrier short handed at corner, good QB or not he will take his shots.
Gave up a touchdown early yesterday as well....
Vincent Smith up the middle. Michigan goes three and out.
Big East officiating crew.
Back from screwing my Temple Owls all year.
There he is!
What a shock.
People will get mad.
Denard watching the game at home?
"It's a different kind of speed"
gonna be a long day
At least we have ugly helmets and uglier uniformz.
I just did. It's not helping yet.
Is Denard Robinson still on the team?
Remember when Denard played for Michigan? Those were fun times.
yeah that gator bowl was fucking fantastic
And this is our day. Really, though, I'll take that over punting it to Sanders. What was the net yards on that?
I want to slap Borges already
There it is folks. Your 2 months of working on "No Turnovers!!!".
Put Denard in the freaking game.
He suspended too? C'mon, Al. These look like plays a 9 year old drew up in the parking lot.
...no Borges hate yet.
I'll start. Borges, rabble rabble, Borges, rabble rabble.
I don't see SC doing anything that great. UM is just playing poorly. All that "different kind of speed" crap drives me crazy. Devin just juked too much; he takes off and just runs there for a couple of yards he'd be fine.
I prefer to just not have the most electric player in the game
Based on two drives?
Go sit in the corner until after the game
You contradict yourself with your first statement and your last one. Talent =/= Classiness & Coaching. But you're wrong about all of it so it doesn't even matter.
Where is Denard. Lets keep are best playmaker off the field. Same shit as second half Ohio.
I was all excited for Denard's last game.
Too bad I didn't know it was back in November.
We are going to get smoked. Wow.
FWIW, all my teenage daughter's friends, boys and girls, are tweeting how they love the uniforms. Just sayin'.
Well there it is then. Teenagers are the measuring stick for all that is worthwhile.
Where do they stand on the Fiscal Cliff?
Dubstep Victors remix. That'll really get the teens tweeting.
And to think I held off drinking last night to watch this today.
where was the most electrifying football player in Michigan history the first series?
He's never seen as much taunting as he has from the SC team.
...they do have a 7-0 lead.
Stay classy SEC
but I think we'll recover and play well
We have the best TV of all the bowl games
Use him as a decoy at least please!!
Is practice actually at all helpful for us? Are we just that disadvantaged in terms of ability? I would think this much time to prepare would at least keep it close for a quarter or two...guess not. Here's to a few more years of recruiting coming through.
Just wait til he appears at nose tackle. That'll scare 'em!
Even if we lose I would like to see Denard get the record.
So much better watching a game when I cannot tell who any of our players are.
Gotta be in on this first play
What? You mean the fastest player on the field should play? That is crazy talk!!!
Settle down please and let's drive.
He earned it!
Glad to see maddison found a way to bail Borges out again!!
Lot of empty seats on the upper level.
A huge percentage of South Carolina fans consists of gorgeous girls. No complaints watching this game.
Should not Denard at least be out there as a decoy?
the jerseys either, just looks silly
We have a great color scheme, quit effing with it adidas
Bout time, go blue!
That's what I'm talking about!
He, apparently, has SEC speed.
As a non QB. There we go
hand offs to Denard please
Why cut back?
Why did he cut that inside?!
WHAT DO YA FUCKING KNOW
I'm thinking Denard was punished for the driving trouble he got into.
Thank god for Gallon! DG needs to settle the hell down.
Denard in the game..offense moving. This is not hard Mr. Borges.
Carolina is trying strip the ball on every play. It's going to happen again eventually.
Lets go blue
Gotta Chill out
Damn Gallon bailed Gardner out there. Nice job.
Gallon just goes to gets the damn ball.
Ok I think we got called for holding, but that was a smart call by Borges.
Steve Everitt sighting. We win when the mountain man appears.
Early game drink: MGoBlueDriver:
Splash of soda
Enjoy. GO BLUE!
But, he has great ball skills, uses his body very well, and can go up and get it against much taller DBs. He's like the Charles Barkley of college football.
sec can kiss my ass
I understand the throwback screen, but leaving Clowney completely unblocked seems like an extremely bad idea.
Gee Taylor with a pf in a big game.
Chucky Say whaaaaaaaaaaa
Wait, what? Borges?!
Wait, what? Borges?!
that is all
Gruden essentially calls Borges great.
Apparently Gruden hasn't stopped drinking.
Did Gruden just say Borges is as good an OC as there is in college football?
Yeah Justice Hayes probably shouldn't be in for protection purposes....
You have to keep Denard in game to hold the ends.
"Justice you want to get in there? Block it up for us buddy. Go Get em."
I really cannot believe that Borges has not found a way to have Denard on the field every play and that Hoke has not smacked some sense into him.
Calm down DG!
Captain Jack Sparrow
Gardner getting pressured and not making good decisions.
but at least we moved ball well
We don't seem to have our heads in the game
Absolutely tooled Clowney on that play.
DG needs to chill out.
Keith Stone cleans up nice.
Samson can still kick
He keeps rolling into pressure.
Denard should be in for nearly every play on offense. Everytime he goes out Michigan does nothing.
It was nice having you here Taylor. Good luck in the League!
Don't know about the rest of the team, but Lewan is getting it done so far.
Genius = benching Denard to open the game
Devin looks confused. He hasn't seen a DLine like this, ever.
Can block Clowney? Did they expect Clowney to break some bowl sack record?
according to ESPN SEC is da bes.
And not sure anyone is "surprised"
That South Carolina commercial just confused the hell outta me.
Does anyone think we can run the ball with our RB with any effectiveness (over 3.3 yds per carry)? So far I'm concerned with Gardner's decision making while getting pressured. He seems willing to throw it up in double coverage to try and make something happen when under pressure. I'd rather see him tuck and run or throw away. Maybe some QB draws or RB draws with Denard would work. But, that means we need Denard in passing downs as a RB...not sure if he can block.
Gardner is scared. Every pass is off his back foot. He's got to stop doing that or this will be a loooooooooong day.
I just don't get it. It must be a gorgeous thing.
That was a weird commercial
"Enduring tradition" except when it comes to our uniforms, the Michigan difference.
Lewan has been solid minus the penalty.
Did someone really ok ending it with a bunch of hands looking like they're holding cocks?
Because the symbol in the background wasn't phallic enough?
The raised hands in a cupped fashion is a tradition related to their Alma Mata. When the lyrics "Here's to health, Carolina" are sang, students raise their hands in a mock toast. Still, with no explanation it looks quite odd.
Need some better blocking from the right side. Guys are coming right through.
Gardner is going to get killed today. Or he will throw up picks in order to avoid sacks. Gotta get some more protection somehow, even with Lewan doing a solid job so far.
Lewan handling himself well thus far ( as if anything else different was going to happen!). If the defense keep getting stops and I think the offense can muster some drives through the half and get some more points.
Nice tackle Vince!
Great hit on kickoff.
Is there, Devins gotta settle down
Yeah that last end 98 came flying.
Our kick coverage stinks.
Ok just to make sure im in check with everyone else devin has one int but should have thrown three already right? Not for sue what he's thinking bout but he needs to wake up or we in trouble
is moving up the draft board as we type
They're not true wings
Great pursuit right there from Gordon and Ryan
But that penalty was killer. On D, I am sure they will continue to attack the corners
Dileo at PR!!!
Is gonna Keep us in this game
could go pro this year, dude is an athlete
I would spread this team wide with 4 to 5 receivers with the Denard in there as a slot receiver/ halfback constantly in motion, making them guess at all times! Go Blue!
If Denard makes that cut, it's 6.
Come on Michigan
Al can't call 5 yd drops today. Screens and quick outs.
For Kalis and co. to get here.
What the fuck
Ricky Barnum looked like he was hand fishing with the sort of hold he had there.
That was really dirty
Wow need an answer for the defensive pressure.
Getting our fucking asses kicked
They really kicked to ace sanders...
He might be real
Outkicked the coverage
Kick it out of bounds!!!!!
Change the fucking punt scheme
Borges is the best!
I suggest you take the HC job at Tennessee and hire him immediately.
... before the game ends
Isn't that dumb.
That was set up by a bad 3rd down play call.
Don't like Borges, but the punt return isn't his fault.
inside your own 10. what are you expecting draw is the call 90% of the time
So ... Not good
Kick it the fuck out of bounds!!!!
He's the best returner in the college football...
Our coaching has been awful today.
...all season. Save Mattison.
Saw that comin
Generally just dumb
Al Borges still sucks. Nobody buys the PA with smith at RB
What has happened in the past month of practice
Getting their asses kicked too.
Borges is your man
That read option was set to go for big yards...Denard just slipped.
Gruden needs to fall off a cliff. Mute.
The f ing refs missed a huge block in the back right there
Goddamit! Why the fuck did we kick to him? Kick it out of bounds for Christ's sake!
Ugh...yup fears come true. We all knew that COULD happen today...and it did.
At least with those stupid unis it's easy to pretend that it's not really Michigan out there.
The coaches don't even try to use the extra time to plan anything
Most electric player in Michigan history couldn't possibly help win this game.
We had a read option set to go to the house and Denard slipped.
This team will never win big games with Borges, period.
Hoke is getting his ass handed to him by the ole ball coach.
We still have all our timeouts.
S. Carolina just flat out has more athletes on the field.
They remind me of Miami in the 80s.
So how do you negate speed?
Borges thinks it is with long slow developing pass plays...
we will win this game
Are you fucking kidding me?
Denard keeps slipping, get him some new shoes
Had a blatant block in the back on return. Couldn't tell which Mich player, I can't see the numbers.
Yep, the Mich player was all lined up to make the tackle before getting destroyed from behind.
Throw a slant
I'd rather stick my hand in a blender and pour vinegar in there, and blend it rather than see this school bus fire of playing calling.
The only thing worse than our O play calling is the field conditions.
You can tell Denard wants to take over this damn game.
This may be the least creative offensive playcalling I've seen.
from having SC score, is seeing pretty girls cheer for cocks.
Is it cool to bash the playcalling without offering up any solutions? They have a good fucking Defense...we don't have a great offense.
Don't put Denard on the fucking bench. How 'bout that?
call that was on 1st down
and about time they call cocks for being cockish
Now you call it?
WTF? A penalty call against South Carolina?
Lot of woofing and showboating going on by USC.
I stared this down in Philly all year.
Grass winning that matchup
Make denard look like a predator. And why is he slipping so much?
Get him some new shoes!
Get him grass shoes
still so much
That's the third time Denard has slipped. WTF?
Is calling some funky plays. I Like
Where was that against olio?
The design alone derserved more yards
Lewan is owning Clowney.
Hope u didn't jinx it, but yes he is
What's up with Denard's cleats? He slipped down 3 or 4 times already. Time for the equipment guy to get busy.
Keep it going
To Denard and middle screens to Fuchess seems to be out of order. Also the insistence on Smith as a power back is stupid. That's where the frustration lies.
People keep bashing Borges for being uncreative, but today I've seen like at least 4 plays we have never ran before....just because we are getting out executed doesn't mean the playcalling sucks.
It's not the plays..it's the timing.
It's our mindset, not the plays
Roundtree is the only one with a good game
Gallon has game as well. I don't know what the hell you are talking about.
Gruden and Borges must be related.
matte helmets are making Denard slip, this must be it
Why do we make every game seem so complicated?
I think Borges is calling a pretty good game. Big plays and bad downfield blocking are killing us.
without Robinson, I agree. We are being out executed by a damn good defense but I'm not pissed off about the playcalling like in previous games.
She's at a conference in Atlanta. If she can handle michimoby Gameday Mode, she's gonna win points. But the training wheels aren't ready to come off yet.
If I have to keep listening to Gruden gush over Borges I'm going to black out by the third quarter.
Do we have a "bread and butter play?"
Everything we run, no matter if it works or if it doesn't...our whole offense feels like it was contrived on a napkin at a Denny's at 2am.
Guys running everywhere. Misdirection. Trick plays.
Good teams use those as a change of pace, not as their entire offense.
We had the ball for 10 minutes and are down by 11. The have zero yards rushing. Excuse me while I stab my eyeballs.