"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
But I believe in the Clowney Dreadsghetti Monster. We took the lead back anyways, just couldn't tackle a qb
Well IMO that has been the best game Al has called against a quality D since he has been at michigan.....Devin while clearly was off battled and made plays when he had to.
Secondary is just slow....no other way to put it. Will be open season on secondary spots next season, no one should have a safe job.
Gardner was also pretty bad today. So many missed throws.
The throw that counted when he needed to. D lost the game.
Lots of bad passes, but a lot of really good plays too, mostly with his legs. Overall, I think he had an average day.
Aaron Murray was 11-31 for 109 yards with a pick and no TD against this 'Cocks defense. Tajh Boy was 11-24 for 183 with a TD and 2 INT. Florida scored a lot against them but that was all on the offense turning the ball over as the Gators gained less than 200 yards total against them.
3 TD passes to just one turnover and some key plays with his feet is about as good as anyone has done against this team. Tyler Bray had a pretty good game, but that is it. The fact that the guy who didn't practice the position for half the year could have had an even better game with a few not-terrible throws is pretty damn encouraging.
People can down vote this but I just up voted it. He did have a bad game. I don't care what other players did against this defense. He missed a lot of throws. He ran well but he could not get the ball to Gallon when he was open.
Until the Rose Bowl starts.
About the Rose Bowl or any remaining bowl game for that matter.
so that means you atleast care a little, eh?
He does not get beat deep. He has no problem getting a PI over a 70 bomb. I would have gladly traded 2-3 PIs over those 50, 60, 70 plays..
Uhh of all things you can say about Floyd, "doesn't get beat deep" is probably the last one.
Uniforms were terrible. The helmets were atrocious. I'll try to digest the rest of my negative comments into something bearable for you sissies.
The helmets looked no different. The uniforms were terrible but the helmets looked just fine.
Helmets were sharp. Numbers were impossible to read from the upper deck. Needed to be blue
Helmets looked great with the matte finish. Maize wings really popped. I thought the jerseys looked better than the maize shoulders in the bama game.
lemme guess... "overrated"??
Was really hard to make them out on TV when the it wasn't a close up shot. The announcers even commented that it was hard to read the numbers.
They did look different. Matte finish on the blue is different. I didn't like it, but I didn't think it looked horrible either.
No more messing with the helmet please.
not "messing" with it... They're enhancing it! Did the leather winged helmets have a gloss finish?.... I think not!
I am in favor of functional enhancements. I am not in favor of cosmetic "enhancements".
we'll agree to disagree... I think it gave them a cleaner look while keeping the Michigan traditional color scheme in tact. Now, if they would have done something drastic like reverse the colors, then I would've had an issue.
There's the Herm I know and love.
I can't think of any product of your digestion that might be bearable to us sissies. I don't just mean your digestion, in particular, but the results of anyone's digestive processes. My dog, for some reason, seems especially attracted to such things.
Free blooming onion!
Free greasy battered and fried onion. Mmm!
Way to find a silver lining!
Lewan > Clowney
Could have used JT Floyd today- dont you think Magnus?
Overall 8-5 is a disappointing year- sad to see denard walk off the field for the last time...
Thought there were still enough positives to have optimism about next year. Obviously biggest question mark is the OL .
With that game, I can't believe Lewan wouldn't be gone.
That game most definitely did not help his draft stock
Seemed to me he held his own, plus, against undisputed best DE in game. Did I miss something? Big play was with Lewan out. Maybe couple good plays for clowney at end, couple too many penalties on Lewan perhaps, but in all: strong performance against best in the game, I thought. What did you see differently?
...on that play, not off field. Still he wasn't the one who got schooled, I thought.
Lewan wasn't at fault for Vincent's decapitation, but he was responsible for Clowney's big hit on Denard on the next series. Clowney beat Lewan badly on that one.
And Clowney got pretty much zero pass rush. Lewan made himself a bunch of money, I suspect.
The rest of the line had issues with the other Gamecocks.
Mostly, this was a lesson for JT Floyd that there is a time and place for pot, which is after the bowl game.
He also didn't record a sack after netting 4.5 in his last game. Nobody shuts down a top DE all game, but Clowney was held in reasonable check for most of the game. Just because we don't have stats for linemen doesn't mean Lewan didn't perform well.
I saw a pretty even battle with lewan having to hold clowney to keep him from going HAM. Lewan did an admirable job but did not "win" the battle
Clarification: I saw a few no calls that I was surprised weren't called
Completely disagree - he more than held his own. He was mostly one-on-one against the best defensive lineman in college football and kept him silent except for a few plays. If anything this will move him up in the draft and, unfortunately for us, gurantee his departure.
A lot of the isolation replays showed a frustrated Clowney.
I thought Lewan played a great game. Clowney was neutralized until the sack/strip play (which was not Lewan's fault - Clowney was not his assignment there).
I don't think we recruited enough DB's for this class...
Yeah, Crawford's offer is hopefully on the way today..... and maybe LM3 sees some serious playtime opportunity(although I doubt he comes).
showed balls when it wasnt nesessary!... Sure, it worked on the fake field goal, but, up one, in our own end of the field, there was no need for the fake punt. Defense was playing well enough, and momentum was on our side. Kick it deep! THAT, was the turning point in the game.
I think it was pretty clear to the staff that we weren't stopping them and needed to keep the ball out of their hands
It wasn't desperation time, plus we had a 1 point lead. Should've tried to pin them deep.
I wouldv'e rather lost by 21. I just hate the feeling when you were that close.
for making a selfish decision to self-indulge on drugs. He probably would've been the difference maker in this game.
My main thoughts: Borges put together a (more) creative game-plan that was much more successful that I expected against an elite D.
Also, man we are still so under-talented and the talent we have is still too young.
This is what I saw. I saw USC scoring on a big play within 2 minutes to go out by 7 and then devin throwing an arm punt to get intercepted. THis team could of packed its bags and quit making the result look like alabama but they didnt. Michigan fought this whole game. Was it perfect? Not one bit but MIchigan continued to fight and almost won the game against a top 10 team, a team if two years ago you said we had a chance against i would roll my eyes. Maybe i am too into moral victories but I am damn proud of this team.