Rich Rod said that he is going to get all three QBs playing time regardless of the score, what are your thoughts ?
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I'd prefer that we win the game, whether Denard has to take every snap or if he only has to play the 1st quarter.
In other breaking news, 99.99% of the people here would prefer that we win too.
I think you missed the point.
I don't think a coach should ever say "No matter what the score, I'm going to play all three quarterbacks." Because if Michigan is in a dogfight the entire game, I don't want Gardner to take some snaps just because. The game isn't about getting everybody experience - it's about winning.
Hopefully we go up by 30 at halftime and then Gardner and Forcier can get a couple series each, which would make all of this moot.
Could mean 1 or 2 plays in a dogfight for a Denard water sip and 80 yard td.
It is not like he signed a contract with the TV station that all 3 QB's will play or we forfeit all proceeds from the game.....
My guess is he has looked at BGSU's game film and is confident we put up 30points by half-time. It is a message to the team to say, "if you guys screw this up, it is going to make me look bad. DEFEND MY HONOR". something to that effect....
100%. It's a good coaching strategy but could look terrible if it doesn't work (it will work).
Give RR some credit, i do not think he will play Devin if it is close. I do think it will be an easier game then UMASS. So most likely we will see all three QB's.
Stats... the chase for 2,000 yard rushing/passing... Heisman Watch features... "Shoelace" references on Sportscenter...
Sure, I'd love to see a win, too. BUT AT WHAT COST, SIR?!?!?
The Team...The Team...The Team.
How does the team get better? More experience for all, and less injuries. If UM is up by anywhere near 30 at half, Denard probably has a large amount of stats that will keep him in the heisman race and a feature on SportsCenter. I can't imagine that the BGSU will garner too much interest regardless unless it is a close game (which it sure as hell better not be.)
We should go into every game looking for a win. In this instance, I like the notion of a "promise" that all three QB's will play, if it makes BGSU work on more schemes and prepare for more looks.
The interesting thing to me is that we might just find out how improved Tate is, too, behind this 2010 O-line and with the surrounding talent. Denard Robinson might not be Michigan's only extravagantly talented QB.
Where did he say this? I can't imagine it was that definitive. If the score is tied throughout, there is no way that RR pulls the best player on our team off the field. Don't see it.
Well, they better get in the game this week. Otherwise, Rich Rod's going to be a real spot in the 4th quarter against OSU. "Well, I don't want to do this, but I promised to play all three this season. Better take Denard out..."
Why would he have trouble putting Tate and Devin in during the 4th Quarter of the OSU game? It would only make sense to do just that being up 4 touchdowns and Denard having all but wrapped up the Heisman. Right?
Touche, good sir.
As much as I hate to say it the freep
The shame of it all.
I saw this in an article in the freep this morning. However, if I remember correctly I think he was referring to all of te backups, not the the backup QBs.
This is like one of those situations where a parent has to say they love all three of their kids equally, but there's an obvious favorite.
Right now, if it's a close game, the only way Tate sees time is as a punter. Seriously, he's prob the best we've got right now.
Tate is the best punter we have? You're either delusional or purposefully ignorant.
I think he was being sarcastic...
...but still, Tate punted a few times last year and did a pretty damn good job.
I don't recall Tate dropping that ball on any of his punt attempts last year. Even if he only kicks it to the line of scrimage, its better than what we got last Saturday.
based on what we saw during the spring game, Tate is probably the second best punter on the roster... and it may not be close.
Looks like Tate will get some playing time this season, as a punter. Hmm I wonder if he can kick field goals?
Now that would make sense, regardless of the score.
Uh-oh, time for the XP. Tate!
Tate as a punter? Are u kidding me? When does the sarcasm stop?
"You're either delusional or purposefully ignorant."
Have you watched the first 3 games?
Give Hagerup a chance. Also, didn't Denard drop one inside the 5? Although, Tate may be our best kicker.
...followed by Random Parking Lot Guy, Kovacs, Vinopal, Dileo, Martin, Lewan, Campbell, Odoms, MRob's Abs, a strong tailwind, the cotton-pickin' maize and blue soul of Bob Ufer, Sheridan, Navarre, GERG, Angry Michigan Safety Hating God, Tacopants, and Gibbons/Broekhuizen.
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Nice work there. The mental image of Campbell lining up a FG is priceless. BTW - Aren't Vinopal's legs are too short to kick?
He makes up for it with grit and moxie.
A truly awe-inspiring sight was watching Sam Sword kick field goals for Arthur Hill High School. (He also played wide receiver. So after the QB would thrown him the ball, Sword would cactch it and run it into the end zone, kick the extra point, and then go play defense.).
Not sure Bob Ufer's Soul has any eligibility left.
that Lloyd Christmas/Tom Brady kid in the student section. He's on the six-deep at kicker.
Honestly, Tacopants is not a good kicker.
Even if you were jokingI love the idea of Tate being our short field punter. If we are anywhere on our side of the field, let Hagerup punt, if we are inside the opponents 20, kick a field goal. The based on distance on fourth down between the 20 and 50 we either put in Denard (say if the distance is 3 yards or less) or put in Tate (4 yards or more). Tate has shown he can hit an accurate punt 35 yards. He would also give us a fantastic opportunity to fake it anytime we felt like it and the opponent wouldn't be tipped off by a substitution.
That's pretty much been his mantra all along. He keeps saying he wants to get all three playing time but we've seen how it's gone so far. He knows what he's doing if we aren't up by a couple of Td's he's not going to mess with what's worked so far. Have faith !!!!
Wow, coach has some trick plays drawn up for this week.
A play designed with all three in the game at once? Yeehaw!
that we may see "the" quadruple option play on Saturday?
What if Kennedy gets into the game? Quintuple option?
Transcontinental! Tate to Denard (everyone thinks it's Tay Odoms or Vincent Smith*) and Denard back to Tate.
*I think the ND announceers confused V. Smith and Denard on a fumble recovery, so it'll totally work.
I doubt RR reveals anything from his bag of tricks this week. He will save the tricks for the B10 schedule. I do, however, expect that at some point this season, RR will have a formation with both Tate and Denard in the game.
If the above quote is correct, I cant see how he will play all 3 this week without trick plays. There is no way he thinks we are going to blow them out.
We are undefeated.
Look at him motor down the sideline. He could give Denard a close race.