It's not working, it's disrupting any rhythm we get going. The kid is talented, but he's not ready for prime time. Denard may throw some ducks, but HE IS OUR BEST CHANCE TO WIN MORE THAN 8 GAMES THIS YEAR. Let him play!
No kidding. This offense has no rhythm let alone an identity.
I don't understand this one play after Denard threw a nice first-down, and the next play Devin came in throw an interception. Totally momentum killer.
God Aweful today. The debate is over.
watch the game, enjoy, and let the coaches coach.
Agree, but just run a normal offense, I-form, shotgun with 1 Rb and plow this team over.
Yeah! What are you thinking trying to voice an opinion?
are easily our most productive.
I get trying to mix it up, but really right after a 60 yd pass?
Especially if we did some genuine zone-read plays with the two of them in the backfield.
But I don't see those results in this game at all.
What I do see is that we get some movement going with Denard at QB, then we have a play with Gardner at QB that either gets little or nothing. Then we have to get rhythm going again, and it's not easy.
Same thing against MSU. Guess it worked against Minnesota, though...
This post sucks. Stop posting in all caps and making stupid posts.
There's a Goddamned liveblog.
It really is that simple.
If nobody tells you that this is fucking stupid to post, you and others are more likely to make the same mistake again.
If you don't want to waste your time on something, and yet you waste your time on something, then who's the real fool here?
I waste my time hoping that you, and the other MGoIdiots like you, will learn not to post this stupid shit. Thus enhancing the MGoBoard experience for me and everyone else.
I'm glad the site has guardian angels like you, making sure that every thread you don't want to waste time on gets lots and lots of replies.
I'm also very glad you took the time to say why you think Gardner should be put in at QB on random plays in such an articulate and well-reasoned manner. I thank you for that, sir.
is easily the least productive offense this team can muster. Unless Sheridan is still on the team somehow.
I'll let hoke know you posted this.
MY OPINION IS TOO IMPORTANT TO BE BURIED IN THE LIVEBLOG
AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD
For keeping Gardner in the game that people have posted on here. Way to put that Michigan education to work, assuming everyone who posted substance-free, negative replies did actually get a Michigan education.
If you DO have a good argument for keeping Gardner in the game at QB here and there, then by all means, please do tell.
Why don't you wait until the game is over before posting your knee jerk reaction? As many, many people have pointed out there is a liveblog for this type of comment. Nobody takes these midgame comments seriously.
Thanks for sharing!
So what youre saying is, if he wants to tell you not to create a new thread for your every thought because there is a liveblog to do that, he needs to make a new thread in which to tell you?
is that you have two highly recruited and talented quarterbacks that you need to keep engaged in the program. Obviously one wins out and is the starter, but as a college coach you have to do things to keep both of them engaged and committed to the program. You can't honestly tell me that if you were a top 3 QB recruit that you would be happy riding the pine for two years plus. You have to play both QBs for the health of the present and future of the program.
To respond to an unreasonable argument.
Irrationalality and frustration build upon irrationality and frustration. And ending a thread in 'ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG' is both irrational and frustrated/frustrating
I here everybody and I understand messing up the rhythm, but DG has to get live game snaps early and throughout the game. It's going to be valuable for us down the road. We need him. Better to take some lumps and learn, & get coached up.
But we want to win football games now. Save it for garbage time.
However, do you think it's the best time to give him those opportunities early in a tight game, when you've just gotten a massive, 60-yard play on 3rd and 20 from your starting QB?
Like I said above, I'm not averse to the dual QB thing in theory, I'm just not sure we've got something that works in the here and now. Well, that diamond formation thing looked great against Minnesota, but we also haven't seen it since...and that was Minnesota.
Do you think the way we're using Gardner is the best way to do so, assuming we do put him in the game for a play or two here and there?
Also, INTs and ducks aside, doesn't Denard and his 300+ yards of total offense/game give us the best chance to win games?
Coaches coach and players play!
WE BELIEVE IN HOKE!!
Hoke yes, Borges not quite there yet..
I'm not frustrated with DG. I'm frustrated with the play calling. I was just as fristrated with the playcalling on first and goal as anytime DG has been in. Anytime we run off tackle we get good yds. There is no reason to lay DG right now unless it's simply to get him pt.
This is better than the year after the preceeding coaching change...He is adapting the best and as fast as he can. Give him a break and just remember that he could be calling nothing but power iso.
I clicked on this just to reply and say that this thread is Zzzzzzzzzzz....
I got to "its not" and fell asleep.
Is Denard still banged up? It seems as though he doesn't want to run, or we do not seem to be calling many designated runs for him or much zone read.
Am I wrong? I know their pass D is average, but...
But it could also be that Purdue is selling out against the QB run and thus leaving things open for Fitz and the passing game, which is a crappier version of what MSU (who were helped by the wind) and ND (who were not) did.
THE PLAY CALLING SUCKS. START LLAYING MICHIGAN FOOTBALL.
By the end of the year Borges is going to look like a genious for working in Devin now. It's Purdue, and he needs to take snaps.
And that last screen was very well executed, but I have concerns with putting him in when the game is still in question. Purdue or not, they've beaten us 2 of the last 3 years and last year was tighter than it should have been.
We do look like we have it in hand at the moment, though. In that kind of situation, I'm all for giving Gardner reps.
...and at 22-7, I can see why he's in. We do need this TD though...
Take DG out of the game. It's not fair the way he is shredding PU.
If this kid can stay healthy UM will have their feature back.
I hate formations that average over 10 yards a play
Clearly Devin is a great QB, and it's good to give him time on the field and that last TD was because Devon was in
Oh come on, really? Devin is a great QB? I just need to put on the Maize glasses and rack up karma points I suppose.