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Outback Bowl Open Thread
For arm strength.
Devin's got a big arm, but he made some bad decisions that half. Really surprised with the month of extra practice that he played like that.
Come on man...give us a shot.
For wide receivers. Hard to throw downfield otherwise.
Where is Denard he can miss wide open WR's but a least he can run.
Wide right by DG. Laces out.
Gardner is Einhorn! Dammit I knew it!
We are still in it. I like our chances. Go Blue!
but am I crazy to feel like we have dominated this freaking game sans 3 fucking plays?
No you are sane. We have played well exception the 3 plays.
Time of Posession is more than 2x Michigan
I was thinking the same thing.
Dominated? No. But definitely played better than the scoreboard says.
dominated is way too strong, controled tempo and play better might be a more apt description
Defense has done well besides the big plays but our offense has not dominated anything. Gardner can sure throw the ball, problem is our recievers are having a hard time getting open and our lack of size at the position shows in these type of games.
Play Denard more damnit, ridiculous we dont use our best player
He has been playing a ton! What more do you want him to do? On 3rd down and long they put Smith in because of his blocking although he has had a tough day.
I like him out of the tail. He's running tough and a few trips and lucky grabs from behind stopped big runs.
I feel OK at halftime. Our D has controlled the line of scrimmage and just has given up the two big plays. If we can avoid turnovers and any more special teams gaffes, we've got a shot.
Could see the fear in Spurrier's eyes at the half
Get him on the edge/space instead of Btwn tackles
UM's OL is where the gap is large, but everywhere else I see comparable talent.
South Carolina has pretty pedestrian skill players on offense, save for Ace Sanders.
Probably the best secondary we've played all season, well except bama.
If Devin continues to make poor decisions and refuses to scramble, we aren't going to win this game. Also, our running backs are horrid.
He makes poor decisions WHEN he scrambles. He runs right into the blitz every time.
Forget about the running backs.... outside of Toussaint we have no one that can run against this great SC d-line.
Denard breaks a long run on this first drive.
Not a bad half, gotta trust that mattison will make the necessary adjustments. Our offense just has to finish drives with TD's
How about trust Borges will make the necessary halftime adjustments. Remember the ohio game?
is like trying to watch a crippled guy walk up an icy hill. No offense to crippled guys.
We have 12 first downs and 182 yards. It hasn't been that bad.
I know and if Devin would calm down and not go for the HR we would have scored at less once more.
Northwestern and Nebraska are up, that's a good sign...Purdue not so much.
I really like how our Defense is playing! Keeping hitting the QB! He is looking more banged up as the game goes on.
Let's hope Al doesn't Al it up.
I hope Al keeps it up. Maybe the problem at tOSU was a halftime lead?
Gardner has been waaay too excited. You wonder if the fratting during Bowl Week and the woofin the S. Carolina players are doing is getting in his head. He's playing like he's focused on proving them wrong than simply being a QB.
Lewan's CACK is slapped across Clowney's forehead...#owned
Our WRs aren't getting enough seperation (sorry of the season) and our interior OL is awful.
With that said, we're going to go as Devin goes.
Our defensive line is DOMINATING the LOS. They're outplaying The Gamecocks OLine and DLine.
LBs are playing well, although I haven't seen Demens...where is he?
Our secondary is awful without Countess and Floyd. "What could've been?"
I think they want boldens speed out there.
Denard needs more touches from the Wildcat...he's the only one getting yards on the ground.
Mattison will make his adjustments. We'll win if Al Borges makes his adjustments and we'll lose if he doesn't.
First downs - Michigan 12-5
Yards - Michigan 182-163 (with the big SC plays)
Possession - Michigan 20:48 - 9:12
Yeah I'll say it, Borges has called a heck of a first half. We'll see, but i'd love to see more denard and a few down the field shots with gallon or funchess.
It's mind boggling how little Denard is utilized
The game continueth.
Our D is absolutely dominant outside of apparently 50 yard passes. Our O has done somewhat well against a very good and deeply talented defense. The difference in the game right now is that 63 yard punt return, otherwise it's been fairly even.
Can someone Plz tell Lou holtz that are other teams in div one football besides the ones he has coached at!! My god its bad enough he's still deep throating Notre Lame but to hear him praise spurrier and the cocks oh my!! Glad to hear Mayes talk good bout Taylor though sick of hearing bout clowney!!
Borges has done a heck of a job against SC's athletes on defense. I trust that we will only give up 7 points max in the second half with Mattison.
(1) Denard to the outside.
(2) Funchess in the flat.
(3) More points than South Carolina when time expires.
I"m mainly concerned about the deep ball potential of USC. I'm not even mad at our secondary. I'm more upset about DG.
I agree hundred percent DG has to read the d better!! our d is doing A fine job take away three plays and we are winning this game!!
But I bet you along with half of these people knocking DG were slurping him for those 2 games versus TERRIBLE teams.
Everyone talking about how Denard should've been benched earlier in the year, Devin should've always been the QB, blah, blah, blah.
He's very young in terms of his QB'ing...it was never as good as people thought and it's not as bad. I just want to see improvement and him make the easy/given play. I don't need the run around for 9 seconds 60 yard bomb like Minnesota.
Just complete a 10 yard out consistently and I'm happy.
Is Northwestern a terrible team? They're a quarter away from a 10-win season.
South Carolina's athletes on defense have to be getting gassed. We were on offense for almost the entire 1st half.
I know this has been cussed and discussed many times, but I am sick of Lou Holtz. Michigan outplayed SC in the 1st half. All he talks about is the passing genius of Spurrier? What should've been discussed is Mattison and the Michigan D.
I have read all of his books. I just cannot respect him as an analyst.
Big 10 Pride
I think there's a lot of history/baggage there. He takes a shot at Michigan every chance he gets. His hatred makes him weak.
but you do realize he is there for entertainment i.e. to make people mad and not actually as an analyst.
Denard has the speed to run with these guys. He should never come off the field on O, unless being spelled.
SEC HAZ SPEEDZ???
make Denard change into less slippier shoes, that is all
He needs longer spikes, like Tirico said
Heh. It's funny to watch May go incredulous when listening to Lou.
Is a mess. That is all.
Time for him to retire...
Demens can't cover the speedy slot ninjas boldin can
Borges has called a good first half. Hopefully he doesn't go brain dead in the 2nd, like he did versus OSU
That Mark May gif is freaking me out
Liveblog still no workee-workee on iOS.
I hear all this chat about Borges or whatever and I'm not a big Borges fan, but when do players start getting the blame? Or when does the foe get credit for being a good team? This USC defense is blazing fast and big and strong. To me, they get a lot of credit; Borges should get some slack here.
Our O-Line has been missing assignments all game.
Time to win this shit!
I'm way too hungover for that Mark May gif.
Anyone else think M huddled for too long w the clock running before the end of the half? Seemed like an extra 10-15 seconds could have helped.
Demens is out. Boo Boo.
Man nice catch!
Gardner has to make a better throw.
Vincent is a beast!
Was Gallon tho right?
TO THE BALLLLLLLS!!!!!
Gardner is so close to a lot of these passes. Really need him to hit those.
Good to see Clowney is OK
Vincent Smith head butted that dude in the junk
just a ball shot
WTF is Gardner doing today?
So basically Jadaveon Clowney has taken a beating today and now he walks off with a minor injury.
Pwned by Lewan all day and then what looks like a nut shot.
Come on Wile you have to flop there...
Those soCal guys knew how to act!
Wow wile is doing a helluva job.
Nice acting job. 5 was probably a gift.
Wile needs to work on his acting skills
Demens on the sideline without pads - must be hurt. Tough break for the senior...
Wile has been tremendous today. On the punt that was returned for a TD he got off a great kick and Sanders ran through the coverage. It's really nice having a guy like Wile around that can step up and punt when asked to and make a big field goal from no where.
Nice to see people kicked in the face every now and again
Lets go D. Lets get a pick 6.
Don't understand how Devin regressed with all of the extra practice...
I think the SC line has a lot to do with that.
SC > Minnesota and Iowa
....................is a difference maker, but we need a couple serious threats at receiver and Green would be nice in the backfield
Devin needs to get rid of the ball. I mean its clear they are blitzing. Hit the dump off or the drag.
Why are we grabbing so many face masks?
That sideline reporter is an ice cold bitch.
Nice to see the D show up today... fucking embarrassing game
Should warrant a 1 week ban. They're just a waste of space and terrible to read.
Especially when the team doesn't even score and nothing resulted from the play. It was like a punt in hindsight.
Big plays are killing M
So much for the rushing yards stat.
Another big play. Defense has played great except...
Unfortunately, the big plays count. You can be dominate for 90% of the plays but the 10% is what beats you
WHERE ARE YOU?
On the sidelines in street clothes.
Tell Kovacs the 2nd half has started
Drastically changed the outlook of the game.
Just plain whore-ible
We don't even get to see what's happening on the field. it's more important to talk to Lattimore on the sideline .
Good lord! We are making their QBs look like fucking Michael Vick out there....
Making Heisman candidates out of opposing qbs.
I think if both teams are full strength, we we win. Fitz, Demens, Countess and Floyd. 4 starters, all out.
Ugh Floyd wouldn't be doing much better...also they do have the best RB in college football out.
I realize Lattimore is out, I just had to watch an interview while play is going on.
Eh, then they would have Lattimore. It would make for an interesting game.
Man, the d-line looks GREAT! Where the hell was this all year?
Ryan...you gotta make that tackle buddy.
Still one score away offense...let's go!
Ok big break there! Now do something with it! Devin chill the fuck out and let's go!
For a change Fortune smiles on us!
Fucking right. Now go get 7.
Ball Coach Bummin
Al it's Denard calling put me in the game.
Michigan still very much in it. It's about time Devin and Denard step it up.
You say break, and Lewan goes down.
Time for the offense to do something. Al, can you hear me?
Is Kovacs playing? I have not heard his name all day. Ofcourse, I can't read the stupid yellow numbers so that could be why.
He blew the coverage on the 2nd long USC td
Yeah he completely wiffed on the long QB run. His last game. No NFL future. Give it up for a decent career at Michigan
He is. He missed a tackle on Shaw on his long run.
Wow that was an awful throw Denard
Some of you are pathetic, no faith at all in our football team. 10 minutes left in the third quarter and your calling the game? C'mon son
good thing there is no more TWIS this year
I think he does one after the bowls so we have a chance.
We found their weakness. Force them to field goal attempts.
About Denard's incomplete pass.
.....fuck my life
Chuckie nailed it with it "I have no idea how Al Borges calls a game"
Darts and dice.
Well Northwestern won so that's good also Nebraska looks good today.
Why don't we throw screens to denard give him a chance in the open?
Anyone see lewan squirt dileo with the water bottle? Random. Anyway, no offensive rhythm whatsoever.
I like Gruden.
I'm sick of posters complaining about announcers. STFU...you realize that 99% it is YOU all that are homers?
Just mute the game if you're going to complain all the damn time. Or find a radio feed online and listen to Michigan Radio.
Good for anyone but Erin Andrew's accountant? Bad for her, bad for ESPN....
Nice play Devin!
Damn Gallon cooked him.
Moar denard plz
Can we please get more of Denard?
keep it up
Gardner has had some nice throws today
But too many poor ones...
Some running lanes are finally opening up...which appears to be loosening up the throwing game too...good balance.
If he cut that back he might be gone
Get Denard some longer spikes!!!
When the D-line penetrates, it's hard to get a ground game going.
And right into the blitz.
Come the fuck on Devin! You are KILLING us!
Lots of Hayes today. They are trying hard to find another back.
Devin just a foot too high all day.
He has 2 runs?
Make an effin throw!
Have to make some of these thows.
We're getting a preview at Schofield at LT for next year
Looking alright. So far anyway
That was Matt Wile....he's the long kicker.
WILE YOU PUT IT THROUGH THE UPRIGHTS!!!!! 52 YARDS!!!!!
That was Wile
Well damn! Way to go Wile.
that we now kick ass at kicking
points are points, good game
I think mean Wile.
I like Tirico, but that was just bad. How do you confuse a lefty and righty?
Lets be fair: watching from the booth, not expecting a sub for a kicker...
Sooner or later to win.
You need that pass Every single time. This is Gardner is a nutshell. Inconsistent.
Accuracy improvement must be the offseason
Priority for him in order to go to the next level
Where is the qb coach? Zero accuracy improvement. Seriously. We need an actual qb coach.. One who has a sole focus.
You-know-who is sitting in Tucson gnashing his teeth right now. 52 yards.
Whatever else happens today, Wile is one of the players of the game for us. What a game for him.
Go coconut shrimp
Power football. Spread em out and get Denard in space.
Remember when you had to take a double shot of whiskey just to watch us attempt a FG?
Don't remind me....
Get a stop here please
Some great punts, a long FG, and kickoffs have been solid.
Inside and in front PLZ
I want to see a senior Roh make a play here.
I'd prefer to see a junior Roh make a play, but I'll take any Roh really.
No pass rush at all and a wide fucking open receiver? WTF???
Where is Kovacs?
I put on my new sleek maize long sleeve shirt on, I think it's helping
Need a turnover
According to radio.
Unstoppable Throw Gods
Deep passes are a concern.
He loves football
We're getting gashed anyway...
Sheesh they are so one dimensional right now, and we are giving up big plays
Havem't seen him either
punt...shoulda punted Steve, you only do well on lucky big plays
That play makes it clear that God wants Michigan to win.
Connor Shaw is too embarassed to eat Whoppers...
Gotta capitalize fellas.
Lewan is back, Clowney is not (sorry for him).
No more long passes...just dink and dunk your way down the field with Gardner.
Deserves a Touchdown
Is it because we're playing better or are the unis growing on anyone else?
Can't wait till we have Derrick Green for situations like that...
That should be our offense...
Go for it!
FOR IT !!!! Fuck ohio....
GO FOR IT!
Get him outside Al. Fuck!
Oh hell yeah!!!
New plan. Qb sneak over and over again.
MGoBlog owes Al Borges an apology.
Never seen a QB sneak break like that. Except maybe that 03 Minny game.
Ain't doin shit
Not a good throw...still expect Gallon to catch it
It wasn't THAT bad.
That one was on Gallon.
I am loving Al Borges today.
Thing he's done all day
Make that beef on defense sizzle offense let's go.
Yeah keep those chains moving.
Karma for MSU jumping the snap.
One thing he really showed when he was forced into playing QB was good decision making and sharper and more accurate passing. That has not been there today. I hope it's due to the pressure he's been getting and that this doesn't become an issue next year too.
How many times are you going to fall on your ass without being touched?
Get that man some shoes
Al does not know how to run Denard! Short side?
That is clutch Devin!
Get in rhythm by running...
His head is back in this game.
Denard on play action from the read! Guaranteed 1st down or TD with a good throw.
Kyle Meinke tweeted during pregame warm ups that Denard was throwing 40 yarders with zip
Seems like things are happening fast enough that Gardner has stopped thinking so much and is making better scrambling decisions now.
He's gotta be closing in...10-15 yds or so I'd think.
We are wearing their defense down. They are getting tired.
SC is has got to be getting gassed now.
I told you guys all along not worry. I knew we were good. Hell yeah!
A 5'8" version of Randy Moss.
Gardner to Gallon! Touchdown Michigan!
Fuck the SEC.
Way to bounce back DG!
their defense looks tired as hell
They should we are going to run them out of gas!
Enjoy the Rose Bowl