landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Penn State Game Open Thread
Tessitore and Millen? BLAH.
Hopefully better then last week
Here we go!
Hopefully we can rush like Wisky.
Maybe in a couple years.
Let's have a good clean game.
Fuck me...we have to listen to Millen?
If only we could pull of a maize out like that.
It's much easier to wear/already have white than highlighter yellow
Gardner has a knee brace on his right knee.
Well that explains the INT
GO BLUE GO
Need 0 turnovers tonight.
That did not work.
And the PSU grad doing color vs. the team from the state he got humiliated in. Should be even.
3 and outtttt
3 & out? Ugh!
Great play-calling to start the game, I see.
I gotta admit that was a hell of a block
And Norfleet still got in on the tackle, but the announcer failed to mention that. He can stfu.
will be on mute from here on out.
Anyone have a link to a video stream?
I'm traveling and without a tv. Thanks
vipboxonline.eu will have a link.
Isn't it on WatchESPN?
But bad signs
Well this is about as bad a start as we could have had.
Let's do the exact same things on offense that we did last week.
They won't be prepared for it or anything
Great defensive start. Open up the playbook, Borges.
Power left for -2
On that first run play for PSU who was the dline guy that was 3 yards in the backfield?
Whew, bailed out by a bad throw! Looking terrible so far on both sides! Way to script a few winning plays to start the game, Al!
a TD there would have been a terrible start
an "absolute decapitation"? It was a solid collision but the little 5'7" dude didn't get knocked down AND he assisted on the tackle.
Great evaluator of talent, that one.
Hey it's wasn't his fault. The GM of a pro football team was getting bullied! His son said so!
Alright offense, let's try this again...
It is just me or do our uni's look less highliter maize?
amirite? 1, 2, 3?
Okay Toussaint now has like -8 yards
Is this Groundhog Day??
Yay, negative yards again. /s
I have an idea - let's just start every series 2nd and 14.
2nd and FOREVER is killing us
My lord, the line sucks.
Why does that only happen to us? Every other team in CFB gets at least 1-2 yards on 1st down.
why are they running the ball against 9 people stacked in the box
Devin going to Devin...
Wow. Just wow.
This team sucks.
Bad Devin. /sigh
Hello: Bad Devin.
Bad. Just bad.
They need to throw on 1st down
Here comes turnover machine....
buckle in gents gonna be a long game
That was predictable
Looks like we're getting bad Devin today....
They just aren't very good. Starting to accept that.
Is there any chance we win this game? Man I have no faith in road games with this team.
We can't wait until 3rd down to throw it downfield. This is a DeBord-esque playcalling start.
Untill we get some deep threats on the outside ...
Live by the Devin die by the Devin.
Well so much for a turnover free game. @#&*!
Well......There's always our defense.
I wonder how much longer Borges will get a pass for this offense.
No no no. Not bad Devin.
We are too predictable on a first down run.
Words can't express the amount of cluster fuck this offense is capable of
Such predictable play calling
Unimaginative, predictable teams I have ever seen
It's time. Gardner is not a quarterback. I love the kid but come on. He should convert back to wideout and let the league see what he can do as a reciever. I miss Denard as a passer.
And replace him with?
And replace him with?
knew those 1st down making hitch routes were coming. Very predictable offense. Borges=not very good situationally.
Borges at his best I see.
Fuck rush 3.
All fuckin day
It's clear that PSU wants to force Devin to beat them in the air.
Everyone else on our schedule.
3 man rush.....holy shit our coaches are playing scared
Well, it is a road game. Doesn't that mean we freak out on offensive calls and lay back on defensive situations? I love Brady hoke but at times his coordinators get real old.
The coordinators are actually old.
A young Tom Brady? Go fuck yourself.
Lol. Total system failure to start this game. Just pathetic stuff. Hopefully our coaches and players wake up.
Nice D Gordon
Same story. Different week. Absolutely ZERO pressure on the QB.
A third straight zone left,right?
Another run on 1st down against 9 man stacked box I will be pissed
Prepare to get pissed
Devin Gardner for another -7pts.... PopWarner bullshit...
JMFR needs to be in the game.
And did Mullen seriously just compare Hackenberg to Brady?!
A young tom Brady? Really? Go play in traffic.
Let's lose 4 on 1st and then not throw a bubble to a guy 15 yards off gallon. Then let's have a bad line pass block for a 7 step drop.
Can't blame him for making that mistake for the third time this year? The corner was sitting back waiting for that. He's not good.
Call a play action off of that for our first play and attempt to go deep.
After the first two drives PSU will be expecting play action on this drive to start off.
Not the best start. Gardner needs to complete passes over 2 damn yards now.
Bcuz you're so ADD you can't be bothered with placing your foot on the break
1st interception. 1st touchdown. We are a giving team.
Gonna be a long day unless something changes in a hurry.
Come on Mattison - bring pressure against the frosh.
Feel like this is like the Tigers vs. The A's? Being down one score feels like 10.
Just have to forget those first two drives Devin. You are capable of so much. Play within yourself.
Because BOB is a good coach and Michigan has problems against well coached teams (regardless of talent level).
This ain't Minny at home. You have to use all your weapons. That means some DG runs and spreading them out to get one-on-ones with Gallon and Funchess, and Dileo snuck in there.
First Down counts as one of your downs, you know. Don't just watse it to "see what will happen."
You guys miss Denard yet? Lol funny how things change so fast. GO blue!!!
I miss those early. 2000's olines and defenses and quarterbacks and running backs
commercial is hot..
Will someone tell our two coordinators to get their heads out of their asses and wake up and call the fucking football game?
Can Borges get us ahead on down and distance just ONCE?
Mattison...can you PLEASE fucking diguse a defense? If thr announcers are calling your play 5 seconds before the snap...you're doing it wrong.
I have no problem with dropping 8 if you show blitz.
This is already a joke. Simple shit. Put the players in the best position to win the football game.
I wonder how many bells 2hearted I can drink before passing out. I guess we'll find out soon
Barf. Halftime adjustments need to be made now.
Are we ever going to get any pressure on the qb?
How many fucking times can we have a hold or block in the back on kickoffs?
who always throw up the white flag in the first quarter dominating as usual. . . Expect better from Michigan fans or not, you don't get it.
My mother in law is over. I can't scream at the TV. So excuse me if I vent a little here.
and a freaking run
Is so scared of our team, laughing and smiling on the sideline.
Wow, we can rush for positive yards? What a concept!
Don't see the game against MSU going well.
Just go away
Devin correctly pulled.
OK, more of that!
TOUCHDOWN TOUCHDOWN I THINK IM JERRY RICE!
That was good.
That didn't suck at all.
There's your Deep Threat.
All right, there we go!
Welcome back JAKE!
I'll take it.
That's why you watch the game and then comment later. /grasshopper
Yeah and if you ever say ''Fuck so and so'' ever again you can probably start booking your trip to Bolivia. At least you deserve it.
hopefully Devin is snapped in now. D needs to get us the ball right back
two minute mark. Losers. Thank goodness the team is better than your sorry a**es.
I'm not bailing on anything. I listened to everyone rip Denard into pieces for three years. I just don't feel like Devins best place on this team is at quarterback. He's got the arm and the body but his decisions are awful. I'm just sick of spotting teams seven points every three possessions.
This offense is so bipolar
If it is totally awesome or frightening that Funch is our deep threat
Great blitz pickup. That made the play.
He's a true sophomore so we thankfully have one more year of him!
Finally starting to use Funchess more now which is great.
Hello: Good Devin.
FUNCH FUNCH. Man, no one within 30 yards of him. An "oh no" came out of my mouth when DG through it
how good the O looks when we run spread/pistol formations to set things up.
This team really is a roller coaster ride.
If PSU is keying on us moving Lewan around...
We should mix it up and move Schofield from time to time. I guarantee it'll be harder to read when there's a 2nd player to lookout for.
I'm not saying stop moving Lewan, but a nice "twist" would be to put Schofield as the TE on the left side outside of Lewan.
Was the deep coverage on Funchess within 30 yards?
"He's like Megatron but with speed and a little bigger" - Fred Jackson'd
Please Sir, may I have some more?
Biggest weakness this year IMO. Lack of up front push and ability to develop the running game will be our limiting factor.
Nice run up the middle. Stick with running it between the tackles. Oh yeah and Funchess is a Beast.
Lets see how it goes with the whole field in front of them.
In the game!
Frank Clark is a man. Jesus he threw him like a rag doll.
Now put in JMFR
I see a 47 sighting!!
get off the field D
DIDN'T GET IT! HA!
BOB is an idiot.
Pwned by JMFR
Jake MF Ryan!! Blowing it up
well that was fucking dumb
All right thank you.
Now take it to them.
Derp de derp.... Great call State
Again, like I said...I don't care if you drop 8. Just disguise the defense! Awesome 3rd down stop.
on fourth! Idiot call by O'Brien! Turnover.
But what the hell were they thinking?
make em pay offense. 7 please
JAKE MOTHERFUCKING RYAN
Penn State, didn't you watch the "Top Ten Plays agianst Penn State" video?
Wow, that was the anti-Zookpunt of the week. Dumb, dumb call by PSU.
how fuckin stupid was that. thanks bill.
What idiot goes for it at their own 30 besides Urban Meyer?
Jake M F Ryan!
Get ahead of the down and distance Mr. Borges. Call a screen here.
He's too stubborn.
Going for it on your own 33. Now that takes balls
Miss your hair and mybes let's walk off the field for now pls but FUCK yea!!
all that talk about AJ Williams as a tackle can cease please
Way to take advantage of field position with inept offense.
Looking at you AJ Williams
by not having lewan on the left
Because he had to. Just news to not have it be a long developing pass play.
Uh oh, Funchess down.
Knocked out if him.
that's what it seems like...there is no flow to his play calling
Funchess needs to catch that
No way. Let's run it off the left tackle.
Love the play call.
Damn, we didn't make them pay.
I think he may have just gotten the wind knocked out of him.
Going for it on their own 33 is probably a result of the complete lack of respect PSU has for Michigan's offense.
Obrien does that all the time
25 yard loss in field position is it
Just got rolled on. He'll be ok.
Penn State had recruits from Michigan, Michigan has recruits from Ohio, Ohio has recruits from Pennsylvania. It's a vicious cycle.
Mr Borges, that should be your only focus.
I kinda had Texas over Oklahoma as the upset of the day
Bill Belton as about to fumble that ball.
and both run past the ball carrier.
Anyone else's tv keep freezing? It's just ESPN...on my tv...am I the only one?
Playing about as well as we could ask
Thinks Hackenberg is good. Poor kid.
Hackenberg is a solid prospect but he's still 18. It'd be like us putting Morris in (as the jackass who sits behind me in my section demands weekly) where you'd get a mix of awesome and tire fire.
The joke was that if Millen likes you r doomed.
gorgeous Al Borges....
Throw it on 1st.
Or run DG for 20.
Well, the D is showing up, at least.
Can we throw on 1st down please. Maybe play action
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Just call plays to keep us ahead in the down and distance.
Screens? Slants? Read-Option?
Off tackle left?
Nice block. Funny sidesteppin' out of bounds.
Please tuck ball. K thanks
Side step deal at the end there??
a first down pass...or devin run. nice wr blocking downfield too.
Okay al, let's dial up something good here
I'll take that too
GIF of DG's shuffle out of bounds please...
Borges just doesn't know how to call to pass plays in a row...
gardner around the edge? That's Al's go to...
This Devin Gardner is good at running. Is willing to offer Denardening.
Go for it
Bring out the Pro Set. Green and Tousant
I am unliking this outcome.
Get your shit together! We can't blame that on Borges.
And the offense implodes again...
come on 34
gibbons is a beast
Wow. These guys are young. That's all I can say. Go blue. Take this one home.
We are wasting opportunities.
i thought that kick was going wide right but it straightened out.
Maybe well get a running game in the second quarter
More likely in a year or two.
We have got to convert these good field position a into touchdowns
Gibbons sees your field goal range and is not at all impressed.
Can you have a dogfight with a team in the first quarter?
Well, we look like the better team. We just have to stop getting in our own way.
No more power sets please. All plays should be out of the shotgun.
Wow. Should be up by 10.
But probably not
Hey, at least we have a solid kicker
We are going to wear them down as the game goes on. We just need to win each quarter.
All kidding aside...
Does Michigan have a kicker with NFL potential??
Just wasting opportunities. Funchess should have that grab, and a damn botched snap is potentially preventing us from being up 21-7 right now.
Desmond Morgan...A good reader!
Reading is fundamental.
10-7 after 1. Let's get a stop here on 3rd down
Michigan is up 10-7. You'd think they were down 17-0. Jesus fuck..
That's ESPN/ABC announcers for ya.
Where positive thoughts go to die.
as far as gloom and doom goes.
I think what pisses people off (or maybe just me) is that we can't consistently move the ball on offense. We can't stay ahead of the down and distance, we can't sustain drives. You need the big plays, but you also have to drive the ball down the field.
Other than one HORRIBLE playcall by Mattison where he didn't disguise dropping 8 and they threw the ball for a TD, the defense has been awesome. Mattison just has to do a better job of showing blitz and dropping 8 or showing base and blitzing. We've struggled with disguising all year and it almost cost us a game vs. a MAC team.
Gibbons really is clutch. Watching that kick from that camera angle, boy do those goalposts look narrow from that far out.
People need to chill on here. I'll take a 10-7 lead after 1. Just need to keep wearing them down.
Don't care. We're winning in a hostile enviornment.
Agreed. He's just THAT good.
He just needs those flowing locks back to be complete.