Oh God. Lizard brain is back.
Outback Bowl Open Thread
Should have given it to Smith
We got that one. They didn't stop the play.
Someone go smack Borges. He's reverting to second half Ohio.
Sheesh. First down.
We lucked out on that one.
Nice throw DG...Gallon's effort is amazing.
Spurrier has to go batshit on the spots.
Also, nice work Jeremy Gallon
Let's get Funchess involved.
I hope we have more points than South Carolina at the end of this game.
Let's go. Short passes...Denard running (especially on first down)
This is the type of offense that seems to work best. Short passes are like runs.
Big fucking run Denard!
That's it for denard isn't it?
He's feeling it. He's carried us for 3 years. Give it to him again...#EATIN!
It to FUNCHESS
After 55 minutes of game, Gardner is finally remembering how tall Gallon is.
For all the hype on Clowney, SEC speed and the SC defense Michigan has run at them at will.
Lewan got owned.
What did Clowney do there?
No rush on 3rd and 13
I enjoy the interesting analysis but Lewan is plus 6 at least today against Clowney.
I was commenting on one specific play...Lewan has certainly won the war.
Whyyyy???? Why why why???
We not heard of a stretch or a toss sweep? WTF!
and we win this game...
That was a touchdown Gardner.
Gruden. Beating Lewan like a drum? That's the first time he's beat him 1-on-1 this game.
Lewan is plus big against Clowney all day.
Let's hit it once today. Now.
Field goal? Or TD or bust?
Big strike! Big catch! Big fucking balls! MEEEEEEEEEEEEEESHIGAN!
Thanks for listening.
Here we go...Here we go!
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gardner to Gallon! Touchdown Michigan on 3rd and 13!
That's what the fuck I'm talkin about
Is the most magnificent measurement-named player EVR
Great throw and catch!
Jeremy Gallon is putting on a fucking clinic
I'm looking forward to rewatching this game later, sober.
Hell yes!!!!!!!!! Big time fucking throw right there baby!!!!! Now we just have to stop them. Shit.....
That's our best 2 point conversion play? Does Funchess play?
Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb
Bad bad bad
Like... What do your posts accomplish?
Have you ever posted something that was not a complaint?
Because that's ALL you post.
We are all a bunch of dudes sitting on our couches watching football...What the hell do any of our posts accomplish? This isn't brain surgery dude..
Stop drinking or stop commenting. Pick one.
Should've never gone for 2 earlier
I agree to an extent, but I'm sure Hoke expected to keep the lead each time, and forcing a FG to tie is better than 1 or 2 point leads.
Vincent Smith for the two-point conversion?
Gallon is a fucking beast. Glad hes around for another year.
0 for 2 on 2 pt. conversion attempts.
Makes the game a helluva lot scarier.
That was your 2 point play call?? Wow. When has that ever worked for us?
If that wasn't a good time to throw it with Denard I don't know when is.
Come on Al!
And another whiff on a 2pt try. I'll live.
Come on D...need a big 3 and out here.
.....off the option?????
Borges pisses me off sometimes! Can Denard not throw the ball anymore?
Did you not see that pass earlier? It was a duck.
Oh, lawdy....here we go...
Is a 5 yard pass! Throw the football with Denard! Borges unreal.
Are you kidding? You could see 9 guys about to rush. Even a broken arm can fling the ball 3 yards. That should have been an easy two
Really Al? That's all you could draw up? Why not roll DG out and he could hit somebody or moonwalk in? Damn.
To turnover the ball.
Get em off the field D!
Kovacs, front and center!
SEC offensive lines never commit holding penalties.
I can't understand why we continue to throw jump ball to our 5'8 receiver but won't to our 6'5 tight end
Why you no call holding, Mr. Ref?
Clearly, he knows about this football.
We need a stop!
How is that a catch?
How is that a catch???
But shhhhhh they just lost 17 seconds.
If that isn't a catch I don't know what is.
Start that clock back up.
This is what its all about men.
Dial it up GMAT!
Frank Clark is gonna make a play
These refs are bad.
If it wasn't that I had to watch them each week in the Big East I would be shocked.
Tough matchup for Gordon with Sanders.
You've gotta be kidding me
Our pressure has to GET HOME.
Of course the desperation heave works. Of course.
Why is Gordon on Sanders?
I was not emotionally prepared for this sort of game.
How do you not bring him down? Good effort though.
SHIT...JUST GET HOME! FINISH!
Damn just hang on...
Fake Injury alert
It's good for us... he has to come out now..and we can't cover him
A sack would have just about ended it.
Grab him and throw in him to the ground!
Black. Come on man
Is on one leg, come the fuck on.
How does the injury not cost a timeout?
He's the better passer.
We forgot how to tackle.
We have to get these stops...we can't rely on time.
Blitz Greg Mattison!
A billion missed sacks here.
49 yard field goal at present.
Being the house on 3rd all the time... Predictable.
We had 3 shots to sack the QB and missed on all of them. A shame.
Well good effort.
I am in so much pain right now
Left the win on the field with the inability to tackle.
You are kidding me. Ya lets not guard the guy running wide open through the secondary even though 3 defensive backs are in the area.
Missing 2 sure sacks cost them. They got what they deserved
Thank you cotton
They had to wrap up the qb when they had the chance.
It's Al's fault
The down lineman were getting pressure. Didn't need to blitz a team with a shit place kicker.
Are a fucking embarrassment
Please don't comment on them.
Was that the ol cover 0 defense?
Die by the blitz. Nice effort but just didn't have enough play makers
Cant blame them
Our backup DBs couldn't defend, and that's on the coaches?
Thanks JT Floyd
The 4th or 5th time today.
Goddamn! Why no prevent!
I could use your help just now.
We lost this game...
Was that a three man rush?
Live by the blitz...die by the blitz...
GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE
Are you a fucking state fan? Get the fuck out you troll. Your shit is old and we can see through it like cellophane.
Please don't comment on the players.
In like a lion, out like a lamb
Kovacs - he can't cover.
I knew our secondary wasn't that great, but I didn't think their passing attack was either. I am surprised that we were utterly helpless to stay with receivers all game long.
All season long
Why don't you go and be 1/100th as good at your job as Mattison is at his. Jerk.
Against a Top 10 team, down 5 starters & 2 from the secondary that is decimated by recruiting.
Please take your crap to RCMB
Come on Norfleet. Now is the time to finally break one...
Missed 4,000 tackles on that drive alone, unreal that our defense was at fault to end the game.
Nothing like leaving the receiver WIDE OPEN. DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I saw this shit coming a mile away. They were playing for the TD, not the FG. Bad bad bad play call.
Oh, wait, no I didn't.
Kovacs just played his worst game in his career.
If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything, ok?
Predictable defense. Oh well. Better than I thought it'd go.
Shit. I am so sick of us making QB's look like pro bowlers. Kovacs? Of all the people to get smoked. Thank goodness this year will be over shortly.
The secondary could not cover anyone.
Did he sell JT Floyd his marihuana? We were already short our best DB in Countess and now JT. Most teams struggle if you lose your best two DBs.
We had our chances...too many mistakes.
That sucks so bad. We should've won the damn game. I can't wait until we have a secondary that can actually cover.
Kovacs sucks glad to know its last game
with 4 tackles?
Go in a hole and never come out.
Guys: don't forget how depleted they were in D backfield. It's not all on Kovacs
It should have been Ace
I agree that kid did everything for that team
100% should have been.
Lewan pwned Clowney and is definitely plus on him today.
We looklike we'll be pretty good next year. We were playing with our 3rd & 4th string DBs. Wait until next year when we have Countess back.
Countess. What about the other 3 guys we need in the secondary????
Well I guess that's that.
Perhaps time for a beverage.
That was a face mask!!!!
Now we got 8 months to be irritable.
To Denard right there. Not even on the field for the last play. Fuck Borges.
You need WRs on the last play. Denard can't run through the entire D.
Is so much better.
You are not smart.
It's about winning the game not creating a sentimental moment. Sorry
How the FUCK can Clowney be the player of the game?!?! He got the best of Lewan on ONE play and was handled the rest of the game! To be the best defensive player in the country, he made two plays.
I guess 2 td receptions and a punt return for a TD doesn't mean shit. Media bjs all around there
Maybe clowneys dick taste good cause there's a whole bunch of fuckers sucking it! Lewan kicked his ass all game!! He should get player of the game before this ass clown!! Overall better team lost on a bad call on the blitz but I'm proud of team 133 thanks to all of you!
To be fair, Gholston has been touted as an AA after tackling three guys a game. Standards are different with guys surrounded by hype.
That said, Clowney is very good. He just wasn't dominant today.
Well, Michigan kept it close.
Thats the difference...
We don't have enough playmakers. Impact guys.
JT Floyd you killed us today. Blake get well soon!
Yes. Damn it JT; this is on you
Cause he let his team down huge today.
Tough loss. Commendable effort. Live to fight another day.
with the dumbass call of the year, why blitz when you can force them to make a 45 yard FG?
Because a sack would effectively end the game or create a Hail Mary scenario. That and not blitzing doesn't guarantee they don't get enough yards for the game winning FG. The blitz sack was close on the previous two plays. It was just a hell of a throw in the nick of time.
Would rather go down being aggressive than playing a soft ass zone and getting picked apart. Plus they had the backup QB in there and the secondary blew the coverage.
It wasn't an all out blitz. Only one came and almost had him.
Everyone was pissed that we played the prevent in the exact same situation and let them get a field goal
Yeah but their kicker was clutch. This one would have been a head case if the game came down to his foot. He shanked one, had one blocked, and if (IF) we held, he would have had to kick from a considerable distance.
Great effort guys. That was a damn good team and they should have won. I hate to say it, but the secondary blew this game time and time again. Seeing Kovacs stand there and let Ellington run right by him for the clinching TD really hurt. Really tough game for Kovacs.
Shane Morris may not be redshirting. DG looked rough today. Daydreaming at times out there. Oh well. C+ season.
I'll give you 100 to 1 odds that this does not happen. There is no way that Morris beats out DG next year for the QB job.
Gardner was a little off today, but over all the games he's started this seems to be the exception, not the rule. Shane will be redshirted.
I think Shane's redshirt depends on the progression of Russell Bellomy
If we dont hire an actual QB coach who only does one thing, and DG's accuracy is still 50/50, shane could win the job. All comes down to footwork and who can make the hard throws. Devin did not do that today.
couldn't get the qb down
couldn't cover the deep ball on the blitz
story of the game
Thanks Denard, Craig, Vince, Jordan and all the seniors. It's been an adventure.
Taylor Lewan should man up and come back!
Please don't comment on a player's manliness...thanks.
As upset as I am right now, some perspective - 5 losses to 4* top 10 teams. Breaks, aside from a few, just did not go M's way. I would say the future looks pretty bright though.
The overall improvement in talent and fundamentals is exciting with this coaching staff.
Tough loss. Hasn't sunk in yet. They all played hard. Can't believe how many big plays we gave up has to have matched our season total.
Just wow unbelieveable.
I wish everybody on the team and all of us fans the best.
Thank you to the seniors and the whole team you played hard.
For those on the team remember this feeling and make it so that you never feel it again next season.
Hard fought game, I'm proud of our boys, thank you for your efforts and being Michigan Men, good luck to the guys moving on in all endeavors
too bad we didn't have a little more time at the end.
Go Blue!!! No matter what
Blame Al Borges! oh wait. . .
As upset as I am right now, some perspective - 4 of 5 losses to top 10* teams and all but one was down to the wire. IMO, the future looks pretty bright.
Kovacs has been one of the best players for Michigan these last few years. One bad play does not negate all he has done. Show some god damned class.
That blitz...if it had gotten there a half second earlier...or if Black can finish his sack....if if if. They were that close, but sometimes it just is not your day.
I for one am proud of the entire team and coaches. What a great effort against one of the best SEC teams this year. Thank you seniors, you will be missed.
With you here. Great game overall. We should have won, but we didn't. Kovacs was one if the guys that helped reshape our defense. And he's played his heart out every game for THE TEAM!!! And he should go down as an all time fan favorite player.
He is the epitome of the RR regime. I'll give him credit for being a leader, but he lacked the physical tools.
I think it is fair to be critical of Floyd. You are right otherwise though.
and the exciting plays. We will be moving into a new era of Michigan football with a pro style QB and offense and a defense that is sound, physical, and aggressive. Please beat Ohio next year.
A good game overall by both teams. Wish our defense is stronger but it's not ours to win today. I'm nevertheless excited about next year!
Please please tell me he will never play again. A sub 6 foot free safety who is SLOW?!?!?!? What the hell were you thinking in recruiting this guy RR??
Calm down and stay away from the Internet for awhile Gordon is a heady player who's not a great deep safety. We've known this for years, it not is today but that is what Wilson, Clark, and Thomas are for. Also who knows maybe LM3 just saw a chance for Hugh quality immediate playing time.
Man, I'm not even going to try to blame anyone this game. It's way too upsetting.
The hardest part of watching the game was listening to the announcers. It was all about South Carolina. Clowney got shut down today other than two plays and the announcers continued to praise him like he was dominating the game. Then they give him the player of the game with 4 tackles?! Lewan won the matchup in my opinion
When Michigan got the first down on the 4th and 1 it was apparent that they were homers when in the next play they exclaim they got at the position they should have got it after the TO. So much for unbias play calling.
Grudon was brutal today. Half the time he had no clue what was going on.
Kids played hard but we lack explosiveness. Hopefully young talent develops and we add some playmakers via recruiting.
He's a good leader but never had the physical tools. Made zero plays this year.
Maybe in the NFL as a coach. As a player, no
Great story, bad ending
I am content.
Could have used you today JT.
........MAX KUDOS TO WILE!!
...I f'in hate Michigan football. I'd be a much happier person if it wasn't for the stressfull bullshit like what I just wasted the past few hours watching. For once, Borges (who I still despise) doesn't call a game like he's up in the booth watching cooking shows the entire time, and in return the defense decides to take a shit in the middle of the field and let's Ace and the rest of the f'in Cocks catch them with their pants around their ankles. I can't take this shit anymore.
Now on to Michigan basketball where the players are all competent (except for McLimans) and all the coaches consistently call a good game.
honestly, can't imagine anyone missing you around these parts. Good luck on your journey.
Honestly don't know who you the hell you are and why you act as if you've never seen an over emotionally attached U of M fan over exaggerate their frustrations in an attempt to try to come to terms with a loss/sub-par season.
I've clearly been around a lot longer than you and have contributed more to the forums than you have and someone likes me because I've managed to maintain a +2 karma, so stop trying to fight my temporary douchebaggery with yours. Thanks.
............ you really just typed this: "Now on to Michigan basketball where the players are all competent (except for McLimans) and all the coaches consistently call a good game."........................C'mon
What? You think McLiman's is good?
Ugh. Now we wait 8 months to see what we got. We could have won that game. I wish we had. Thank you to all the seniors!
A comment so great you posted it twice!
I believe that we will compete for the national championship in the 2014 and/or 2015 seasons.
...............most games are decided by a few plays - other than a punt return and 3 (approximately) 50 yard pass plays ....we win - dammit
Michigan fought hard and could/should have had this game if they could have wrapped up the QB once on that last drive or not given up so many huge plays. Bottom line...This team doesn't have stud playmakers. I am hoping there are some on the way. Before RR, we always used to have some on offense and defense. The only ones we have are Denard and Devin. If is frustrating to lose the way we did today. With one or two big-time playmakers, this could be a much different football team.
crazyy how often UM had to blitz this game to get anything. When the DL did appear to make a play they couldn't get the sack. Ryan, Clark, and Black all failed to sack the QB on plays that could have won the game.
Got to bring him down.
Gardner, also not too sharp most the game. Played good enough to win, but could have controlled the game if he makes better throws. Gallon got open ALL game long.
Just like against Bama and OSU. Gallon is the only WR who can make plays and get open vs. good teams. Prob should have had 200yds if Gardner is on point.
Overall, UM coaches called as good a game as [ossible. UM just needs more playmakers and a little more consistency from Gardner. He was just good enough to win though. D couldn't close the deal
Missed most of the first three quarters attending my best friend's granddaughter's 2nd birthday (this is what happens to you when you grow up, kids). From what I saw it was a helluva game where Michigan just got out big-played. Carolina had what, one sustained drive (and that one at the end of the game)?
Clowney's hit on Vincent Smith won him the Player of the Game...that was one of the most amazing hits I've ever seen watching college ball...I'm glad Vincent wasn't hurt, and I can't really blame him for losing the ball. From a karmic point of view, come on...the 'Cocks should've had the ball one play earlier anyway.
Watching their QB's just shrug off Michigan tacklers was pretty discouraging. Can't believe the combination of strength and balance those guys have (that's what I'm telling myself rather than choosing to believe that Michigan tackling on defense still reflects echoes of the RichRod era).
Very sorry that the Florida guys on the team couldn't come back home for a win. Especially Denard.
Freaking UNIFORMZ were awful. Couldn't read the numbers on the jerseys in the sunshine.
This should have been Hoke's first year result. His ACTUAL first year was a remarkable (but dearly needed and appreciated) overachievement...I await Team 134 with a mixture of anxiety and uncertainty. Maybe Charles Woodson will retire from the NFL and come back to complete his degree and use his final year of eligibility on the field...secondary help is badly needed.
Just watched the PAC 12 smart kids run all over the People's Republic of Madison on their first possession. Looks like another loooooooooooooooong day for the B1G.
You win some you lose some. It's the attitude and effort that you come back with after a loss or poor play that makes you loved by your teammates and by fans. So, Kovacs couldn't run the guy on that TD pass (maybe even a few others). He showed great effort, he was a great leader, and if he wasn't in there it would have been way worse. We were in the game and it could have gone either way. A couple of those near sacks could have easily won it. The pressure on that last play a second earlier could have won it. Sometimes you lose.
I don't think this loss hurts us that much considering we played pretty well. It tells us that we can play with a good SEC team. We're not there yet, but we're not that far away either. Countess comes back healthy, Devin gets some more experience, the o-line puts on some beef. Most of our proglems/challenges have been addressed and they simply need time to take effect. I believe this loss could be a beneficial experience for us to show that we still need more work and effort to get back, but we're getting close. So, let's not be so negative towards guys who did things the right way, played hard, had a good attitude, and did their best. Lets send off those seniors with a thank you. Dealing with a loss is a part of competition.
Holy shit...I am only commenting here so I can be part of a 1000 post thread...a first for me!
I'm pretty sure this is the longest thread of all time now.