Looking forward to our first three and out when we fail to convert 3rd and 11
Penn State 2nd Half Thread
This is on Hoke if we lose. That 4th down call is what losers do
Delay of game!? We are pathetic
Only happy thoughts please until something bad happens........
Let's hope Al decides to throw on first down instead of another failed stretch run
That pass isn't a 7 step drop.
and no more turnovers. PSU has one drive, otherwise we've contained them. Wouldn't hurt to get a bozo the clown turnover from them either.
For this half
1:40 to drive, why is he in there?
Why can't we dink and dunk our way down the field?
It mitigates poor OLine play and keeps you ahead on the down and distance. It also puts pressure on the defense to continue to tackle and make plays. One missed tackle and a nice block and Gallon or Dileo is off to the races.
We don't have to have this 90s NFL dropback passing game. Just quick throws and get the ball in the hands of the playmakers and let them try to do something with the ball. Every now and again, go PA pass and take your shot down field to keep them honest.
Were on those types of plays.
Devin had two routes at 7-8 yds and as I type this the D scores and picks up a pathetic offense
They both were on hitch routes to the sideline...are you even watching the game?
Neither was a slant or a screen or a quick flare out to the WR.
Time to live or die with Gardner. Either he channels ND self or goes down in flames. No way to take the pressure off him in this one.
Can't run the ball, can't protect the pass...
Can't pressure the QB, can't not leave guys uncovered....
So horrible line issues and coverage issues still not fixed... But hey, they will never let this happen again... This is michigan after all.
COMMON D! Need to get something started.
(thinking happy thoughts....only happy thoughts)
UM's winning time of possession!
Apparently no Lewan yet. Let's hope he is getting further treatment
Mattison needs to grow a pair and get agressive
Fuckin new thread!!
come on now
HAPPY THOUGHTS MOTHER FUCKERS....HAPPY THOUGHTS ONLY
Oh, and Frank Clark at Tailback!
GIVE ME 5 MORE Turnovers
Maria Taylor is unbelievably attractive.
...but you'd never believe me.
We need to run the offense like happy was on the other team and let the d win the game.
almost a pick Clark
Black and Clark - so close to making big plays there.
Looks like Matisson is taking my advice and getting aggressive
or even OSU - Wisconisin, this game is such a two-way clusterfuck.
Thats what im talking about Matisson he grew a pair during halftime
Gloves are off for Coach Mattison. He's throwing the sink at PSU.
Where was this in the first half?
pressure the QB and good things happen. damn near got a pick and 2 sacks.
YES.....Non happy thoughters can report to first thread.
Blitzing works!!!! Omg
Holy cow, we are turning into State.
To your usual programming. Backing off the ledge now.
That third-down formation was reminiscent of what Mattison ran with the Ravens. I hated it then (Steelers fan) but love it now. More please!
One play at a time...just stay ahead of the down and distance. Let's not worry about touchdowns or first downs...let's just stay in managable down and distance and let the rest take care of itself.
For the 1st half, we have the following:
|Penn State||1st Half|
|"put in Morris"||36|
"Fire" would mean a reference to canning a coach, and "put in Morris" references posts which showed a desire to take Gardner out. Nice work, folks - this first half doubles the SEASON total in one or two cases.
Dang keep up the good work LSA. Delicious schadenfreude.
Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn
Sorry seemed like a good idea but I'm drunk
Blasphemy at the State comment
I was expecting all game long from this defense against a Freshmen QB
So Gardner is starting at QB AND RB?
...trying to be Superman and never gives the ball. Usually it works though.
NOW run your stretch play. You're ahead of the sticks.
I said it before and I'll say it again...PSU takes RAWK to a new level
Borges to call a game
opps. Kallis. I read about this in your HELLO posts. I like that attitude until it costs -15 yards.
Kalis you idiot!!!
Fuck off, dick. He's played plenty dumb plenty of times, but don't go there asshole.
God dammit offense finds another way to fuck it up! Penalties!
You fat turd
I wish you'd say that to Kalis' face. I'd be so happy to watch him literally kill you.
A selfish and dumb move by him though
Calling someone a turd or wishing murder on someone? Enlighten me.
he has not been able to block anyone all year, so that particular MGoBlogger has a chance for a dip and rip or a flat out speed rush.
Seriously. Some folks on here need to rein it in a bit. Was it a dumb play? Sure. But don't blatantly insult college kids. Geez.
Wow, I've never been so happy to see Gardner take a sack.
Killed that drive.
It was cool when their dude "bumped" our guy after fair catch and didn't get a personal foul.
But then my husband said now they can touch but not tackle?? Not sure if that's true. Off to look it up . . .
and with that O-line...whew. Only exacerbates the problem.
So... Is gardner playing rb or qb?
Make another stop D......gonna win this game on that side of the ball.
what the hell happened to Northwestern today?
They admitted they couldn't recover.
Biggest frustration from Borges: they are sending EVERYONE in obvious passing downs. COUNTER! SCREEN! SOMETHING! Jesus, he's just hanging DG out to dry!
again pressure forces a bad pass. me likey.
Wow a penalty on Penn State? Wasnt sure if that was allowed hiere in PA or not.
Ok 3rd and long...don't let them get it for fucks sake!
I don't want to see us under center ever again. Disgusting that we can't gain a yard .
Gardner took a sack.
Now the defense can do it's thing.
Not forcing that throw was HUGE.
Are you even watching the game?
He was scrambling and got caught from behind
Like i said...win this on defense!
My favorite part of our offense is our defense.
Boom goes the dynamite!
now their wunderkind QB will be quivering the rest of the game.
Don't force the ball...allow us to punt, and allow the D to make plays. Can't say it enough.
Anyone notice the incredibly attractive sound girl
1997 won a championship primarily with defense (OK, they had a good offense, but don't argue my point)
Uh 97 offense wasn't a turnover machine and could move the ball. Just saying.
tucks the ball away. he's learnin.
Is there anything anyone can do to help Gardner with his decision-making? Other than the offensive line playing better. Could a sports psychologist help or something? I don't want to sound stupid but it just feels so unfair to have a player with such great physical skills be held back because of poor decision-making.
better late then never.
Mgoblog was right from the get go though
Replay shows Raymon Taylor slowed by his towel.
he got crushed.
IN COMES HENNE / I mean MORRIS /
Let the kid throw
Yeah let's give it to Toussaint so we can lose yards. At least it wasn't a turnover.
but I have said "at least it wasn't a turnover" every time we have a negative play. That's how bad it is
We can not run this f'n ball b/c every run PSU knows we're going to run the f'n ball.
It's impossible. Call something else or give the boys more than one option.
Fucking wasted play completely on the coaching staff. Funchess with two easy drops.
What? That was a complete waste of a play. Either burn a TO and have Devin back in the game for that second down play or at least mix it up if you're not going to let Morris throw.
But why not go with something to confuse them a little bit? Why not have some weird ass formation or something?
Just line up and run a dive from the I? C'mon.
Have ONE "Gardner helmet" play for Morris to run. Something the entire team knows.
Jesus Funchess that was right there!
Catch the fucking football.
come on 87
another drop. that's two TD drops by funchess.
After the ND game I thought our offense was unstoppable. What the hell happened???
Funchess needs to have that.
Nice job Brendan Gibbons.
They should have let Morris throw
We need to just accept that as fact and start adjusting our Gameplans......as I type....another Dropped Touchdown pass. Thats 2 for Funchess. Boy oh boy this is really tough to watch this Offense week to week. They are really bad.
If our D gets two more turnovers we can win
is playing like they should against a Freshmen QB .....
Morris play action throw it to the corner would have been FAR more effective. Just throw it far enough and the worst is an incompletion. Running into 10 defenders is worse than doing nothing.
You beautiful female dog
That was obvious prospectively. Have you been watching the same game? Have you seen how effective our ground game has been?
seriously. its like in close games they live and die with who they start.
not helping his QB at all. Awful. Instead of 14 points we have 3 from those drops.
he acts like a wuss and doesn't want to play tight end so he gets to play WR and can't make catches. WTF
It's like god damned MLive around here.
Return the freaking downvote Brian Cook.
Save us from ourselves.
Only down one now. They did convert the turnover into points and we've cut an 11 point halftime shortfall to one.
Happy, happy, happy thoughts.
I like the way you think.
Should have called das boot for Morris
I laughed. Bootleg from now is das boot
Did we stop kicking it through the stands?
Common D.....AGAIN. Do it AGAIN
It is no longer a penalty in Happy Valley, anyway.
Every time Bolden is in, our LB play is a notch below normal.
The oline at PSU holds on like jerry Sandusky with his innocents.
I expect that their audience will get an injury update on Lewan sooner than the ESPN audience.
God the way they do seven nation army is so annoying! They play it too fast!
Penn State O coordinator adjusted to the pressure. It would be nice to have an O coordinator that could do that...
C'mon...time to tighten this up!
Why no pressure?
Desperately needed a TD instead of 3 on that last drive.
I don't have much confidence they can put together a long drive.
Delayed handoff...that's nifty! I wish Borges knew that play existed!
goes the dynamite. jabreel!
Our D lineman are monsters...if they had better technique we could get way more pressure like that!
Black, reminiscent of Alan Branch!
1, 2, 3, 4, Green, Cabbage, 5, What, Henhouse, Dog
"I'm good coach"
No one holding call and at least 3 probables.
We need 6, right here...right now.
A nice kick
I never want to hear 7-Nation Army again. Ever.
and good hold by the D
I can't understand anything about the consistency of the offensive or defensive calls in this game. Almost like they're playing the Vegas line. I know that's ignorant to say but are we trying to win or are we trying to win by 1?
Dink and dunk, let's dink and dunk Al.
*drink, drank, drunk
As an aside, I recently saw these at Wal-Mart and I was overcome with joy.
Just so you know guys they have an ALL STADIUM WHITE OUT going.
Trying to take tge kick from dileo?
You're not dinking and dunking...we got lucky there Al.
He was dead
Thought Gallon was gonna take that to the house!!!
My god Devin don't zip it in like that.
We have the worst OC in the history of football.
Everything does not have to be a PA, deep drop.
Don't say that. You'll be banned.
and PSU almost dunked it
1st down PI
...we were all going to Happy Valley with pitch forks.
what's the update with Lewan?
Is Bryant out? Burzynski is in
... Is the worst. Can't even attempt to be unbiased. He's easily in my top ten of people I would love to boot in the shins repeatedly until they bleed.
What's worse is that they frequently stick him doing UM and MSU games. Geez ESPN you don't think there are a lot of Lions' fans in these college fanbases?
- is the apparent lack of any improvement in our offensive line over five weeks
Our plays develop so slowly and lack any forward push, no holes
Dropped passes, now 3
-the overall visible lack of intensity especially by the offense. You just don't the feeling anyone is in charge on the field, where is the Michigan ferocity?
I do however feel like the defense is gradually improving .....
Our Offense is so predictable right now. How is our Oline this average? Our best run is the Zone Read. We have got to be able to run between the tackles with running backs.....we have three 4 star backs a 5 star and a 3 star bulldozer in Rawls. We have to make that group work....right?
Did we just shift our LT?
He keeps taking the wrong hole
It was working
ran into 8 in the box - but 8 hard blitzing the run in the box.
Holy smokes lol.
Can the pass set up the run? Nope. Not if it was up to Al.
thank you god
TOUCHDOWN MOTHER FUCKERS
thank you god
good pass blocking results in good pass, good catch and TD!!!
Let's give credit because credit is due.
Wasn't pretty, but they did it. Well done, all the way around. Way to gut out a drive and score.
That ball was perfect. Nice route too, but a perfect throw.
We need to air it out downfield.
Dr. Jekyl Mr. Hyde. Giveth and Taketh away. He looks like an All-B1G guy one drive...and a walk-on the next. Crazy inconsistent.
Devin's face just looked so focus on that entire drive . Lets keep that face DG ..
I just looked up where Matt Millen went to school. I was not surprised to see it was Penn St
Not only went but he is a legendary hero there as well.
we can't be winning. we can't even run the ball and we've had three bad TOs.
We are really winning, right?!
...and we're up at least 2 scores.
....we are actually winning. We have better players and a solid defense which helps. We only get into these jams when our offense turns the ball over.....our running game or lack there of is crippling too.
The past couple of pooch kicks have been pointless.
Wondering that myself. The only thing I can think of is hope for a live ball mistake on the return team, but how often does something like that happen?
Hackenburg has to be hearing Jibreel Black's and Frank Clark's footsteps.
Time for a stop.
has been getting a good push on the end almost every pass play when he's in.
All right, very good 3rd quarter, now let's bring it home in the 4th!
Four fingers up
There's really been nowhere for him to go anyway.
Um, what's this "hole" you speak of?
Matisson coach extremely agressive ALL game long ???
He's not really being aggressive now, our rotating line is just wearing down the PSU OLine and we've done a MUCH better job of disguising our defense. We're also overload blitzing with just 1 LB, but it's causing PSU to actually work.
It's time to dominate this quarter.
No matter what happens on offense, it's time to absolutely dominate this quarter.
Countess doesn't have a pick yet. Book it. It is coming
One thing I will give credit to this team for. Rich Rod's teams puckered in these situations. Hoke's teams don't.
just like this one.
SUM BITCH........bring it Mattison.
It amazes me that we are winning this game . Not gonna complain though at all.
I switched from Bells 2hearted to Tequilla (Single Estate Repaso) at half and decided to give nothing but encouragement and stop bitching.
Keep on keeping on.
I'm not going to last this football season. Tomorrow my team is QB'd by Matt Schaub.
Gardner and Schaub in one season. HAHAHAHAHA. LOLOLOLOL.
Alright that watch espn commercial was pretty funny
did the light come on Al?? i suppose even just momentarily seeing the light is better than blindly ramming touissant for -2 again and again to consistenly remain behind the chains. 98 is obviously your only effective weapon right now, spread them out and continue to take the good with bad - or lose. hopefully the calls on that drive foreshadow O in 4th
Why do our DBS always leave such a cushion?
Mo cushion fo da pushin
Was there anyone around?
I sure didn't see anyone.
They're moving the ball with ease now...
The receiver hooks and turns inside after catching. ..the db blows by every time.
Our defense only plays well when our offense sucks
what we are trying to convert the offense in to. An Alabama/Stanford type. Unfortunately we are not physical enough on the front yet to do it. As much as Borges/Hoke want a pro style, they need to face facts. DG is a spread style QB just like Denard was. Don't be stubborn, run the spread.
Obrien is a really good coach. He has taken a group of rag tags and made them formidable. Really impressive.
C'mon D! Gotta make a stop.
We have a lot of yooooouuung players
The fact that the D apparently hasn't prepared whatsoever for NASCAR is concerning.
When we don't blitz....they have all kinds of time....
Do you think if we played harder we'd win?
...their no-huddle speed will absolutely kill Michigan on defensive substitutions like that.
We've gotta switch it up. We've gotten aggressive with the coverage. Time to back it off a little, but disguise as a blitz.
We did exactly that. Showed 6 and rushed 3. Awesome call.
MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS
we look a ton better when we're bringing pressure. That's what it's been for the last couple years.
We're just disgusing it so much better.
We're showing 7 and rushing 4, showing 6 and rushing 3.
Then we show 4 and send a 5th or 6th guy.
Mattison is doing such a great job right now of mixing it up and keeping them off balance.
How did Black get there that fast? That was great
Plz don't go conservative now and run 3 times
How would you feel about two runs and a 3rd & 10?
we need a TD, not worrying about the clock.
GO FOR THE THROAT
B1G drive for the offense here. We can put this game away right here with a TD. We should see our best stuff on this drive.
Now extend the lead. Keep your foot on the gas Al. It's working.
Please pass on first down. To our team.
Anyone know of a radio channel playing the game near Michigan City, Indiana?
He's gonna keep it, but it's all that is working.
Also, why not put Houma in at RB a couple times and go straight QB lead play?
bubble screen, bubble screen.
My rocket screen!!
Oh, and HOLD on tot he damn ball!!!
Oh, and HOLD on tot he damn ball!!!
This drive is so important.
all you Offensive Coordinators out there just got your bubble screen for a 15 yard gain. Great call. MOAR bubble screens
Wow! It worked, nice job Oline
Sorry to say. But it's time after this year.
That lion roar...wow it pisses me off
I was just thinking about how stupid it is.
Making me happy.
HONEY FUNCHESS OF OATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bunches of FUNCHESS!!!!!!!!!!
OK that was good
they've scored out of tht set to Funchess.
Happy thoughts + tequillla appears unstoppable.
How hard was that?!
Short easy passes, a few runs, THEN hit them with the deep ball.
Watching Funchess paired up next to Gallon is humorous to me.
Eye of the tiger DG!
Alright, now THIS is the Michigan I was waiting to see.
Funchess is a Wr. He catches most TD opportunities and is a HUGE mismatch. Thank you Al Borges. Now lets finish this.
The offensive line did an excellent job blocking and opened up that play for the QB.
Wooooo!!! Fire Gardner!!! Bench Borgess!!! More beer!!!
DG credit. Unfazed by the rapid rate that he turns over the ball. He still continues to make plays. Man, he would be unreal without the turnovers.
So Michigan can move the ball when it isn't being Borgesed on first down.
UM's offense is all Gardner.
Half the people are complaining that he's a PSU homer and now you're complaining that he's overhyping DG.
lol...I can't even be mad, I love us fans.
And Section 1...about Hoke's teams not puckering in these situations like I said earlier, I realize RR's teams started similarly, but once they got down in a tough game like Iowa 2009, Iowa 2010, Penn State 2010, etc. probably more, they could never pull it off. Hoke's teams get down and they come back.
have made this same observation/comment all year. You are 100% correct, plus we have a legit D which is a huge help.
...the Rodriguez teams of '09 and '10 started just like this one is starting '13. 5-0, 6-0. You started in on RR. I didn't mention him.
...just the fact that we can sustain a drive and keep the defense off balance THEN find the big play.
That was the best drive we've had since the ND game.
Short easy throws, some runs, another short easy throw, then hit them with the deep ball.