Mike Martin to stomp. Film at eleven.
alternate headline: man does job
Mike Martin to stomp. Film at eleven.
the Alan Branch photo
any request to cue the photo. It really *never* gets old.
Murder was the case that they gave him....
Damn, I see demons, dear God I wonder can you save me...
I've always thought it was strange that none of Morelli's teammates even thought to check and see if he was okay after the sack.
This hit actually happened on a long completion for a 1st down, hence everyone walking upfield.
I Rabacked this in an earlier thread, "Logic from Maisel". Blue in South Bend is my witness.
No question, Jim.
Mark it down, If McGloin gets injured Paterno destroys his Depends
I like those odds regardless of what happens to McGloin
he's got a backup pair of 'Oops I Crapped My Pants' handy. I hear they're pretty good
McGloin = Sheridan?
2010 Michigan defense against PSU 2010 = 1997 Michigan Defense against PSU 1997?
Where have I seen this before? It looks so familiar.
If we lose... I don't want to finish that sentence.
Is McGloin starting?
Haven't heard. If hear something let me know.
Darryl Clark will be starting for PSU...confirmed on his Twitter account:
Maybe Captain Clark should worry less about college football and more about winning the Grey Cup to set himself up for a shot at the Arena league. Oh Penn State QBs...
Thanks man, I appreciate it.
Saturday night is his best chance of the year.
The defense sucks, we get it.
someone install a neon "blitz" sign on gerg's hair.
I actually think the opposite. This guy is overconfident in his abilities, give him enough rope and he'll hang himself. We don't need a high variance strategy to win for once.*
*KNOCK ON WOOD
had the flu last Saturday. Hard to believe those problems persist a week later to the extent where he couldn't play if necessary. Of course its possible he got some other injury during the week that has gone undisclosed...I guess.
Why do I feel like PSU is sandbagging in some way? Are they going to trot out Clark or something?
I had read that he also was dealing with a knee issue, but I thought that wasn't supposed to be much of a problem going forward.
Alan Branch impression.
Who's doing the announcing for this game? I'm expecting Bob Davie + Mark Jones, but I'm kind of holding out hope that we can get Franklin+Cunningham or at least Mcdonough+Millen.
Brad Nessler & Todd Blackledge...solid duo.
Sweet. I like them both a lot. Blackledge has evolved into one of Disney's best color guys.
So do I. Probably my favorite pairing. You would never know Blackledge is a former PSU QB because he's not obnoxious about talking about his alma mater like most guys from a big program like that. Franklin is good on the play-by-play, too bad he's pretty much always doing SEC games.
I like Blackledge as well. Too bad Taste of the Town will be in Happy Valley instead of Ann Arbor.
If we can't find someway to win this game now, then wow.. it is not gonna be looking good for the rest of the year.. Game has the same feel as the ILL game last year.
Is it pronounced Mig-loin, or Mic-glowin'?
Reminds me of McLovin. What are you, an Irish R&B singer?
I hope he doesn't pull his Mc-groin. Bet he's never heard that one before.
Is how some article I read recently explained it was pronounced.
... can't get here fast enough. The feeling going into this game is reminding me of the UConn game.
I was thinking the same thing earlier this week.
The defensive gurus around here will correct me if I'm wrong; but is there really THAT much of a difference between Bolden and McGloin (at least style-wise)? Or ability at this point (I know Bolden has tons more upside).
Certainly with our inexperienced, patchwork defense the schemes will remain simple.
Are there really any specialized plays or schemes we would attempt to pull off at this point?
Shouldn't "fundamental execution" be our goal regardless of QB?
EDIT: upon reflection, this post is serious, and therefore out of character for me. To remedy that, I will only refer to McGloin as McGroin from now on.
Bolden was 11/13 for 130 yards (10.0 YPC)
McGloin was 6/13 for 76 yards (5.8 YPC)
Also, Bolden beat out McGloin to be the starter. It is always a good thing if your opponent is using a back-up (unless you are a UM opponent and we are using Demens, of course).
Scheme-wise, you're right.
Ability-wise -- here's what you need to know.
Against Minnesoota, Bolden was 11 of 13 for 130 yards. McGloin was 6 of 13 for 76 yards, with 42 of those yards coming on one play.
I appreciate the stats, but isn't that McGroin's only PT?
I agree that having to play the backup is good news for us regardless; just didn't know how much separation there was between them, or what our defense could do to exploit it?
how bad must Newsome suck to get passed over by a true freshman and a walk on. Wow did we dodge a bullet there.
Did we just slow play Newsome to get him to drop us? He must not be good at all. He's also a pretty poor fit for Penn State. The coaches there screwed up royally not coming up with a legitimate successor to Darryl Clark. No QB in the '07 or '08 class and the only QB in the '09 class was a raw dual-threat athlete. That's criminal negligence by the Penn State staff.
If he doesn't de commit, chances are we don't end up with are beloved Shoelace
Our you sure about that?
If we're going to throw out that he was sick last week and has a knee issue of unknown severity... PSU doesn't have a great track record with developing QBs and doesn't have a great system for Newsome's current skillset.
Newsome is built like Tim Tebow and is probably faster (HS NC Hurdler). His arm wouldn't have to be great for him to be effective. He may never be very good in PSU's system, but I think you're being a little unfair to him, as a lightly used true soph., to say that he sucks and we dodged a bullet.
I hope we blitz them from somewhere on every single pass play. This kid's not good enough to handle it and he'll probably get a little roughed up in the process.
if he needs the time for those deep bombs of his.
Here's to seeing Newsome as McGroin sucks oxygen on the bench.
Bolden in the game.
I dont care if they play their entire 3rd string as long as we win.
With Bolden not starting, it does increase Michigan's chances, but I was looking forward to seeing the M D vs Bolden. Oh well there is always 2013 when Bolden is a senior and M's D is back to being loaded.
I'd rather beat them
with Bolden in the game.
If we win and it helps us get to 7 or 8 wins for the season, meaning pressure is off Rodriguez, and he can go on to the career we all hope he can have, nobody will remember that one win this season came against a backup QB.
methinks Son of Gloin is scheduled to get a healthy dose of Mike Martin Saturday night whilst we be like dang as we raise our cocktails in celebration
The desperate need to win level's parameters are about to be redefined.
For a second, I mis-read the topic. I was looking fwd to this guy putting on the white helmet.
do it right.
That one of Brian's "cackle with knowing glee" indicators has just been met?
We can't cackle with knowing glee until he looks like a former walk-on QB out there. Until that time, we should bite our collective tongue.
...that if the preview is already written, it probably has "McGloin/Newsome starts under center" as of the three entries for glee-cackling.
It doesn't guarantee victory... but it means a first-game starter (who happens to be a walk-on who got beat out by a true freshman) will be under center, which helps a metric shit-ton.
anything like McNuggets?
Is that wolverine? Does he have dreads?!
I don't care who PSU starts. I just want a win. Not just because it's crucial to get the team back on track but because I can't stand PSU and every conspiracy theory their fans came up with in regards to that 9 game win streak we had over them.
It's sad that even a walk on freshman starting QB isn't enough to make me feel good. I think that loss to Illinois last year will forever make me fear bad teams.
This is a must win. thankfully I don't think Mcgloclin is a scrambler, so, hopefully I won't be soiling my shorts on Sat Night.
HOW THE FUCK DO YOU ONLY HAVE ONE NAME? Who are you? Seal? WHY DIDN'T YOU PICK A COMMON FUCKING NAME?
As a Michigan fan in Pa, please don't lose this game, Wolverines. It'd be much appreciated.
Fogell: Yo guys! Sup?
Seth: Fogell, where have you been, man? You almost gave me a goddamn heart attack. Let me see it. Did you pussy out or what?
Fogell: No noooo, man. I got it; it is flawless. Check it!
Evan: [examining the fake ID] Hawaii. All right, that's good. That's hard to trace, I guess. Wait... you changed your name to... McLovin?
Evan: McLovin? What kind of a stupid name is that, Fogell? What, are you trying to be an Irish R&B singer?
Fogell: Naw, they let you pick any name you want when you get down there.
Seth: And you landed on McLovin...
Fogell: Yeah. It was between that or Muhammed.
Seth: Why the FUCK would it be between THAT or Muhammed? Why don't you just pick a common name like a normal person?
Fogell: Muhammed is the most commonly used name on Earth. Read a fucking book for once.
Evan: Fogell, have you actually ever met anyone named Muhammed?
Fogell: Have YOU actually ever met anyone named McLovin?
Seth: No, that's why you picked a dumb fucking name!
Fogell: Fuck you.
Seth: Gimme that. All right, you look like a future pedophile in this picture, number 1. Number 2: it doesn't even have a first name, it just says "McLovin"!
Evan: What? One name? ONE NAME? Who are you? Seal?
Seth: Fogell, this ID says that you're 25 years old. Why wouldn't you just put 21, man?
Fogell: Seth, Seth, Seth. Listen up, ass-face: every day, hundreds of kids go into the liquor store with fake IDs, and every single one says they're 21. Pssh, how many 21 year olds do you think there are in this town? It's called fucking strategy, all right?
Evan: Stay calm, okay? Let's not lose our heads. It's... it's a fine ID; it'll... it's gonna work. It's passable, okay? This isn't terrible. I mean, it's up to you, Fogell. This guy is either gonna think 'Here's another kid with a fake ID' or 'Here's McLovin, a 25 year-old Hawaiian organ donor'. Okay? So what's it gonna be?
Fogell: [grinning] ... I am McLovin!
Seth: No you're not. No one's McLovin. McLovin's never existed because that's a made up dumb FUCKING FAIRY TALE NAME, YOU FUCK!
Great now I'm going to be killed by Albert Qaeda.