That's what happens when the two TDs you give up are a 50+ yard bomb and a 63 yard punt return, and your offense is held together by duct tape and string (and you kill two drives with offensive face masks)
Outback Bowl Open Thread
Gotta go get seven.
Why isn't he more involved. Seems he pretty special but we seem to not like TE plays. Is it too simple for Borges?
We're scrapping on offense and have little rhythm, but our defense is holding fairly well save the big play. I'm not cashing in yet. If we can find our flow and claw thru their defense a bit more, I'm optimistic.
Pass here will do wonders for Devins composure
Can't help but to notice how much more athletic USC is than us
Borges is doing a pretty good job. I think everyone needs to shut the fuck up about him for this game. Granted, it's not over yet.
We've had some nice play calls that we're close to being some nice pickups but we just missed it
Power back Robinson tm
I like this Denard tailback version.
That kid has a future in the league...PERIOD.
Running him out of the shotgun works the best.
Denard to the Redskins! HTTR!
I thought Lewan was 6'8" and Clowney was 6'6". Clowney looks taller than Lewan.
Denard needs 54 more yds
I'm not sure if they count yards if he's lined up at tailback. Confirm?
Isn't that the right comparison?
Is the master of fumbled snaps
Stating the obvious. We need a TD here.
The ball Justice...
One long pass, one punt return...otherwise, we're in the game.
Let's see some more tripple backs.
Hey one of our RBI actually got 3 yards!
To this point in the game Clowney is getting singled by Lewan and only gets on television because of his high profile.
His offsides call.
When the tackle on your side is handling you without help.
SC Defensive Coordinator will have to start blitzing the gap behind Clowney to try to open him some space.
That's the mark that Lewan pwned him.
it up his draft stick can only increase...obviously
Fuck yeah! This ain't fuckin over!
The sc defensive players are being real cocks to denard, while he helps them up after plays...dicks
nice and nifty move, we in this thing yo!!!
Good job team.
Way to anwser young men. Keep fighting!
Please get that redshirt!!
Is there any chance?
Or our thin CB group getting beat deep, and blowing it against one of the best punt returners in the country?
We drove right down the field on that defense...
We should be winning this game 10-3...
We COULD be, not should be
Hey, I can throw just like Devin Gardner!
Drives like this makes me even more angry at the 2nd half of the Ohio game
Hopefully we win so I can get some coconut shrimp. Lol
Jon Gruden makes me so excited about the future. That was a HUGE drive.
Ok I feel better. Need no more big plays by Cocks.
That was a brilliant quarter from both coordinators. Unfortunately this team has too many holes. No threatening receivers, terrible interior offensive line, no RB. But they've used Robinson exactly right with the misdirection to slow the rush since he can't pass block. They've been given innovative ways to make plays they just haven't made them.
As for defense, again done right. Mattison is a god. They have terrible cover safeties, no CBs and no pass rush from the DL yet somehow he gives them a chance. When we get players I can only imagine what the coordinators will do because they are covering up so many problems it boggles the mind.
Yea sir! Once we get a feel for their speed and adjust, I like our chances.
"To this point in the game Clowney is getting singled by Lewan and only gets on television because of his high profile."
Two big plays have SC in this. To a good extent we are outplaying them.
I could get used to watching him at QB for the next two years!
. . . is wearing 32?
Every time I see Ellington for SC I think of Eldridge Massington and how we need a '13 receiver.
That's it D!
Bolden with the flow!
Why is Denard Robinson not playing. Why does he even come off the field?
How you gon call our play against us
I still remember how high I was on him after last year's Under Armour game. Nice read young man.
Have more epic hair than ours.
holding refs, assholes
D starting to assert itself.
Fucking great 2009 secondary all over again
They miss 2 obvious holds
But never the Michigan facemasks
Really Good / Really Bad.
He got caught from behind by two guys. SEC speed.
what a bunch of BS
Holding on that play...
rational thought required.
In fewest plays allowed more than 20 yards.
What an adorable pass
No sustained drives, just testicle squashing big plays... Ugh
Defense you were doing amazing, now we're clearly vulnerable in the secondary, look for some more deep attacks by sc.
Stop the big plays.
3rd and long stops. We no haz them.
but the 2 previous plays we were held, SMH
Great play calling by the spurriers? Wow gruden.
Blake Countess please get better! Also Ross Douglass, Dymonte Thomas, Channing Stribling, and Jourdan Lewis please be good at football.
Not worried about the future. I'm worried about the next 10 minutes.
We may not be able to blitz much with how thin the secondary is. Obviously we are going to have to keep the safeties deep.
Losing a game where the other team has -1 yds rushing.
By 11 points...
Eventually someone on the back end has to make a play.
We're really missing JT Floyd.
Has anyone seen Norfleet on defense?
This game is officially BS. It should have been third and about 25 after a holding. Instead, it's an 11 point lead.
We are not good enough to beat the refs too.
It is the refs fault
It's hard to diagnose what exactly is the problem with coverage. Are we just getting beat, is it speed, reading the QB, no pressure on the QB, what?
We just SUCK at coverage and we're missing our 2 best corners in Countess and Floyd.
and normally that should be a Cov 3 look. They only had two DB's to that side and dropped the LB's at the line into flats, leaving middle wide open.
Think back to last year ND's UTL game when we showed 9 at the line and dropped everyone. WR speed vertically > LB speed vertically
I'm not an expert so don't take my word on it, but my guess is that our blitzes have been getting picked up and those receivers running open downfield have now found an accurate QB to get them the ball.
He has no idea how to use Dennard. Why does he even come off the field. Takes the guy that has three quarters of our offense and puts them on the bench.
At least her knows how to spell Denard.
3 big plays are the difference in this game, we're still in it, I still think we will win this game
I'm not really liking this Ace Sanders guy
Clowney looks like a fucking clown against Taylor
Come up with that yourself?
I think we're on the way to the biggest thread of all time. If we stick to this post.
and even less up/down votes.
We're all just ranting.
Hope it's just Ace's quickness but our secondary and coverage groups look slow.
When we blitz we are that much more vulnerable
Are these refs that freaking stupid????!?
Yes they are.
Defensive gaffe = players' fault
Offensive gaffe = Borges' fault
C'mon, people. Let's at least be consistent.
Offensive gaffe = Borges' fault
Defensive gaffe = Still Borges' fault
Taylor Lewan making money today.
Omameh is garbage. Put in Kalis
Waste a redshirt in the bowl game??
Go back to bed. He is doing just fine.
GET HIM GRASS SHOES
Is really pissing me off. He has slipped at least 3 times now.
would be ignored by an SEC officiating crew.
It's not an SEC crew today actually.
Don, it's a Big East crew.
I can, however, tell you from many games experience this year in Philly that the Big East crews are far less competent than any SEC crew.
Big east refs.
It's not an SEC officiating crew.
It doesn't have to be complex
Thank god Borges didn't try running up the middle with Smith there. Great call!
Al Borges is having some fun today
a slow motion Denard.
He DG quit throwing crazy shit up.
Donnnnt doooo that
channels his inner Vince Young...nice.
Every time I see a devin boot I think the same thing. They could be brothers.
Is having fun today
I really doubt that gothic kid would return that purse. I call bullshit.
If we're going on stereotypes I would say there's nothing in the black lady's purse but a bridge card. I mean... She's riding the bus.
I think I have an ulnar nerve injury going, I don't know how I did it, but it's effing painful and I can see why Denard couldn't throw
Fuck, can we please get some flow!?
You can't blame the play calling thus far. We can't run up the middle, don't have to blocking to do it. Don't have the big receivers to be throwing down filed like Devin's doing, either.
Thats exactly play calling. The coaches know our weakness.. You cant be so ignorant you ignore them. Adjusting to your strengths is exactly what great coaches do. Hence Borges not so great.
Jeremy Jackson's best play of his career...
Thank you Jeremy Jackson.
Deveon Smith/Derrick Green would look really good as a power runner in the sort of offense Michigan is running.
Run and pick that up
He could have ran for the first down. The guy underneath looked open too... Gardner needs to realize what the priority is.
Jesus... Wide fing open
DG < As we thought?
Devin shouldve scrambled there. That wouldve been an easy first down conversion.
Well that was scary.
If the most important thing to Derrick Green really is playing time then there is no way he doesn't end up here.
Gardner has to hit that pass. If he can't make that throw, then do the easy dump off that was open for a first down.
He had a first down running.
Can't afford a touchdown here
We need a TO.
When will they announce Borges' replacement?
This is pitiful.
STOP STOP STOP STOP
On a side note, how is Purdue in a bowl game on New Year's Day? There should be a law against that.
Just give the ball to Denard every snap. With our blocking he is our best chance for yards.
Michigan needs to be able to finish plays... Doing that keeps them in this game and gives them a chance.
quit with the Borges sh*t. It makes zero sense if you actually know a lick about the game
what a shit call
Late flag on Michigan.
First I have to watch a Big East crew all year and now this crap.
Wow. Nice call
Anyone else think that Denard's draft stock improved b/c pro scouts are able to see him as tailback and WR? He is pretty damn good wherever he lines up.
The play calls have not been terrible. Given what we are working with, the offence is looking better than they did against Ohio
BALLL DON'T LIE!!!
Needed that! And a great tackle by Mario...got low, wrapped up, & put his helmet on the ball.
Every person that is judging Borges should STHU because they look stupid. He's calling a brilliant game. Judge other games if you wish but don't fill this thread with garbage because you don't understand football. He's doing everything right. The players just need to make plays. Like that drive ended with a wide open receiver being thrown to. Not Borges fault it wasn't completed.
This is exactly right.
Karma ref fuckers, karma.
Our front 7 is fucking BAD ASS.
Much needed break there. Jake!
said , there you go, F U refs at the same time, haha
She's a keeper.
Love me some Clark and ryan
Atta boy Jake!
In 2014 is gonna be too real
That was awesome.
Nice crack Mario Ojemudia.
Perfect F'ing tackle!!!!!
WITH THE HUGE FUMBLE RECOVERY
Fucking up this opportunity
This is the Borges I don't care much for.
Think about it. Look at the the recruiting classes. We are thin everywhere. Coaching is good but the talent is only emerging. Look at how small our skilled offensive players are.
can't wait for a fully functional Offensive line (though looking decent so far today)
Come on Borges, not this one too.
Terrible play calling, my GOD.
Nice play calling Al.
I'm not even watching our offense anymore...I'm just watching Lewan OWN Clowney.
Oline picks it up just fine and DG runs into the pressure
Dileo! I fucking love you!
SC players are mega douches. Not that I didn't wanna beat them before the game, but I realllly wanna beat them now.
move the chains baby!!!
Hoke or mork?
How the hell are you allowed to hit a QB with NO HELMET?
And we push their QB down and it's a flag. FUCK THIS SHIT!
Ill take it
Fuck be consistent!!! Sweet play Drew!
didn't come off by itself refs, are you kidding me
and great call Hoke, good job
Borges stepping it up
Now, where was Jadaveon Clowney on that one?
Really hard to tell if he had the first down based on that angle
CAAAALM DOWN...just play football.
We have wasted every second down this drive with blatant stupidity
Agreed. I love Vince smith but when he's in pain is in the way.
Choking away the game.
So much for that...
Does Devin have any pocket presence today?
But he has a great smile
When they bring in those DEs
That's the dumbest thing I've heard all day...They're DE's not kickers.
I wasnt speaking about a goal line play just run at them. Please think and pretend the person making the comment has a little sense before you type
that play is not working at all
Call a screen and we walk in.
At least the kick is good.
Brendan Gibbons is good.
Please let him throw
Let's get a quick stop and a score and forget this half of football ever happened.
And 2 point conversion.
too bad, he'll be better in pocket presence next year
And so nice to be able to make FG's the last 2 years, coaching FTW
Borges hasn't been bad today, but that was a pretty slow developing pass when they have their speed rush unit on. Do we have quick passes?
What a drag.
He would have to throw to the team in the white uniformz.
With a spiked bat for that comment
Are you kidding me?
I don't wish that on my worst enemy. LMAO.
Oh, you're serious?
Anybody else feel like Mattison is going to go into halftime and make some good adjustments, but is extremely nervous Al is goin to Al it up?
Tirico just can't stop slobbering all over Clowney's nuts.
He's been all over Lewan just as much...relax.
Definitely minus versus Lewan
He likes Taylor a bunch too though.
But Gardner was looking downfield for a TD and missed him.
Please no td.
Needs 48 yds for the record
We arent getting near enough denard in this game
Just like the Ohio game
Why don't we have any sacks on this terrible oline that they have??????
Say that before every play.
Now we do!!!
There we go.
Why is Bolden playing so much?
Need boldens speed. Duh.
3 plays that's all they have. 21 pts on 8 mins of possession.
Dammit I hate these freaking refs.
Where is he? Havent heard his name mentioned at all
C'mon, we don't need spell check police, but at least get our own players and our SENIORS names spelled correctly.
How does Connor Shaw have better run action playing calling for him than DG??!!
We needed that
Referencing the Slot Ninjas
I feel bad for our front seven. They've done a fantastic job so far. See what i Mean.
is better than theirs...
at least we get the ball to start the second half. TD on the first drive in a absolute
Nice. No td's plz defense
num num num num
Score here and I'll be happy!
Did he just refer to Black as a premier pass rusher?
Yes go out of bounds thanks shaw!!
Thanks for running out of bounds.
Is Demens hurt? Also surprised I haven't seen Ross.
Shocking that their wasn't a flag...
Nice to see Montgomery and mattison coaching after 2 big plays.
let's get something here to finish strong
Fuck u guys
that is not a hold!!! shut up Gruden
Did lewan just pancake clowney? They aren't talking about that? H'mmmmmm
Big east I think
Big East. And they've missed a number of calls IMO.
when he steps up INTO the pocket
Not off his backfoot?
Clowney looks bigger than 6'6" 255. He looks every bit of 6'7" 275. And, Lewan doens't look 6'8"...one of their listed stats doesn't add up because Clowney looks bigger than Lewan.