Nice job Shane!
Shane Morris Appreciation Thread
Morris may be enough to get a pretty good replacement coach salivating..
Kid has great footwork, ok vision and a cannon. Has the making of a real qb. Nobody was open today. Good kid, glad he's ours.
For a true freshman playing on the road in a bowl game as his first start, that wasn't bad at all. Couple of drops by his wideouts too. I want to be positive but K-State lost to an (albiet pretty good) FCS team and they just made us look like fools. Remember when watching Michigan play football didn't make you want to dropkick your TV? That was nice
So what I don't understand why anyone would commit to Michigan after seeing this shit
is why you don't shut your whore mouth.
Why cause its the truth? We're a joke of a program
No, because you are a joke of a fan.
Come on, man, that's not necessary.
I'm very unhappy with the status quo, but Michigan will always be a great university. And contrary to Brandon's damn ego, it's a lot bigger than him.
I will say- someone else should create a seniors appreciation thread
Morris played to lose the game he played well accurate slow screen passes buts that's all
but that's really a bit misleading. He wasn't calling the plays, just running the shitty plays Borges called.
I'm not blaming Morris for that kid played good
True freshman calling the plays???
Come on man...
He executed well til the end when he was forcing junk from god awful playcalls
I'm not blaming Morris for that
That's on Borges' playcalling, not Morris
but it should be noted that even the best OC will try to keep his game plan simple for a new true freshman QB who has almost no game experience.
This is the price we pay for close games against Akron and U Conn.
Morris was really the only thing worth watching this game for at all.
relax. He has a great arm. Didn't make any mistakes, didn't make any great throws.
Lets see if we get a running game. Something is really wrong. Unbelievable performance. pathetic
While I appreciate the trying to find positives, this ain't it.
I'd beg to differ about him throwing no great balls. Near the end the pass to Gallon on the sideline was a heck of a throw. Also, the throw where Gallon got held was beautiful as well. There were a few other throws that he was literally just a touch off, which would have been fantastic throws. Those will come as he gets more experience. There's a ton to like about him after watching him in real action. Especially in a semi-big game like this. Any bowl game as your first game is going to be a decently big deal.
The pass that funchess dropped was also excellent. Kid looked like Henne-lite out there. Promising.
Yeah, I agree. He flashed last night. That doesn't mean he was incredible, it just means that he showed why he was such a highly touted recruit.
Perhaps most important is that the game didn't look too big for him. This was one of the most nutso situations a kid could be thrown into as a true freshman, and he did have a couple of rough throws, one of which was picked off, but his stat line was very obviously hurt by his unfamiliarity with his receivers (leading to drops). I was surprised to see how quick he was, too. He's not Gardner, but he had a couple nice pickups on the ground.
Wasn't the interception actually a drop? The one he bounced off the KSU kid's mask should've been a pick.
Overall Shane was very impressive. Tough situation for a true FR, and getting zero help from the running game made it that much worse. While this season sucked, the future at QB does indeed look bright.
Endless adulation for all.
For a true freshman in his first real extended playing time, without any threat of a running game, I thought he played great. I will also say the OL PASS protect was better than it was during most of the year while the RUN blocking was horrid as usual.
No sacks, if memory serves.
A Dan Marino-type QB, only faster.
Seriously, when pressured, Shane showed the ability to take a step back and still gun the ball away without taking a sack. Dan Marino, despite Navarre-like foot-speed, rarely took sacks because he could get rid of it in an instant.
I'm not saying Shane is Marino, but not taking sacks (or very few) has some real value.
Fred Jackson is that you? "Like Dan Marino, but faster, stronger, quicker release, and more handsome."
No I agree. His pocket presence pleased me, and he looked like he went through progressions quite well for a kid thrown into such a situation. And again he had no viable running threat to take any pressure off him and by the 2nd half the opponent knew he was forced to throw throw throw. Devin's big issue seems to be reading progressions so if Shane is doing it but Devin does not progress at that next year, it just might be a Devin issue.
Got hit and coughed up the ball - that was a sack.
I take it you mean faster footspeed, right? I agree with your general premise, but no one will ever be faster than Marino, in terms of release.
I meant footspeed, but now that you mention it, I should have said "quicker release".
And good game too.
Remind anyone else of that long Threet run?
Some nice throws by Morris on that drive. Could have used those earlier.
Honestly, he was one of the few bright spots of this game. He didn't play a perfect game, but it was damn good. Not to mention, he has a cannon for an arm.
As a true freshman he played as well, more so, than one might expect.
Glad he's on our side. I wish him well in the future!
Shane is gonna be great. Jabrill will be great. I'm not confident in anything or anyone else.
They occasionally say, "He's not Gardner...", but looking at the skills that Shane Morris seems to bring to the game, I don't think he needs to be. Throughout the game, I believe he has done a pretty good job of reading the field and has made pretty good decisions for the most part. I imagine the short screens and the otherwise controlled passing game was the plan and Morris has done a pretty good job of executing it. As he grows in this system, I think there is a great upside.
Assuming that Morris is not on the field again, the final line would be 24 of 38 for 196 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT. It's a 101 rating in the NCAA, but to be thrown into this situation, that's really not a bad performance overall.
No running game, a couple important drops that would have moved the chains and a piss poor defensive effort doomed him.
KSU is a good example of a team that had some disappointment early and got things turned around and improved as the year went on. That's an indication that they have some good coaches.
One of the few semi-bright spots in this entire game. Has a bright future, at the very least it seems like the QB is in pretty good shape next year with two talented guys at the position. One coming off a profilic performance against OSU and the other playing well in this game as a freshmen. I would still expect Gardner to be the starter, but it is nice when the backup can step in and play well.
Wish I could be as optimistic about the other positions (and coaching staff for that matter).
Hot mom, great future.
This game was an abomination, but Shane was fantastic. He was strong in the pocket, made some really accurate throws, obviously has a cannon.
Going to need someone to step up like Gallon to catch those lasers.
I'm really glad he led that last TD drive to end the game. Something for Shane to build on in the tuture.
This is the worst he will be. Up from here. Will be a for real Michigan QB in coming years
Michigan's best player.
Game 13, true freshman who's barely played all year making his first start in a bowl game was Michigan's best player tonight. Let that sink in.
Sad by the team but kudos to Morris. He will b a Michigan great even if its not next season
I wanted a glimpse into the future from this game, not much else. And what did I see? A qb who can play at this level, this is not too big of a stage for him. He wasn't great, but he was in no way overwhelmed. Cheers to that!
Kids got a cannon, made some good throws, stepped up in the pocket, and didn't look intimidated.
Bad news is he can't really read plays and has no touch. But those can be learned. He also lacks the running dimension that Gardner brings. Anyone who thinks there should be a QB controversy is a fool, but Shane will be a good QB for Michigan in a couple years. Has the physical tools to be great if he develops well.
U think this staff can teach him that? I doubt it
Not to sound rude, but obviously he's going to lack the ability to run like Gardner. Mainly because one guy is a spread guy who is supposed to be a very good runner. The other guy is a pocket passer who most don't expect to be able to scramble. But, he does have a decent set of wheels on him, as shown by that one long run. He's not Gardner, but he has the legs to move the chains if needed.
He seemed to have pretty good touch on the 6,000 screens we attempted last night...sadly none were bubble screens
Parents should b proud he's a great kid
He didn't fall on his face. He didn't look like Tom Brady circa 2004.
The one positive is that the arm comes as advertised. He can make the throws.
The one negative I could see was that he needed to have a clean pocket to make accurate throws. If he couldn't set properly, he struggled throwing down the field. It's fixable, but it's worth mentioning.
Where, at Boston?
He could be great if we get a true QB coach and an OC that has a clue. I worry about the results though with the schedule and the new conference alignment. I just don't see Michigan competing for the division championship next year much less the conference championship. And if next year goes badly, whoa.
No matter what, I thought Shane did fine tonight, much more poised than I expected and should be a fine QB in the future.
He's obviously a talented young man, and he'll be a big help to the team next year and in the future.
I just wish we had coaches.
Actually loved what I saw from Shane. Wasn't perfect but no one is. Wish we could have seen some more downfield/progressions but that's play calling more than Shane.
I was impressed. He made quick decisions (usually pretty good ones) and generally threw very accurate passes. Shane's probably not going to start next year but he will push Devin and both guys will be better players for it.
The posts here will be intersting after every game he starts because as a gunslinger I can see him making great pass and some you just can't believe he even attempted.
Who would've guessed that the 1st start by this regimes 1st highly recruited pocket passing qb would lead the team in rushing?
Well played Sugar Shane, future looks bright!
So awesome that I wish he would have thrown a pass during his one Penn State play.
Good for him. Bad for us that a highly rated pocket passer freshman QB is our rushing "threat".
I've been on the Shane bandwagon since he committed. I still want him to RS next year and let Gardner be our QB. I think they asre both capable high-BCS caliber QB's to be honest. Good problem to have. Some points about Shane last night that I wanted to comment on. Accuracy seemed improved on the intermediate throws. There were at least 3 other times that he hit Gallon in the hands or Funchess in the hands that they dropped. Shane also seems to have impreccable footwork in the pocket compared to DG. Shane actually steps UP in the pocket and slides left and right and doesn't take useless sacks. He is also a deceptively athletic kid, which I knew already but many people didn't. All in all, congrats on your first start Shane. The future is bight for him.
The last time I saw a freshman QB step on the field, the offense melted down like a house of cards (@ nebraska when denard got hurt) and our season was in Jeopardy.
I'm excited for the future, and I think this comes at a time when we need any bright spots that we can find.
I liked that he made many of the throws asked. The receivers are going to have to get used to catching bullets. Here's where we are going to miss Dileo...
Going forward...I'm convinced our future rests entirely on a real running game. Its the key thing we are missing and it locks us into mediocrity until we can throw off those chains and move forward. Hoke should practice runs 500 times a day for as many practices as he can before App State. And save 10 seconds for field goal practice 8-).
I scroll back to CMU when we were able to run like 10 straight times in a row down the field and I was filled with happiness. I want that feeling back...every game..... at some point.
Are you aware we missed two game winning field goals against Appy St last time? And you want us to practice them less?
Shane looked great and should be proud of himself. He came undone a little at the end once the outcome was already decided, but he was remarkably composed. I actually think he showed much better pocket presence than Gardner. There were multiple occasions where pressure came an the pocket collapsed, and instead of bailing out--like Gardner almost always does--Shane cooly stepped up and finished the play.
It was nice to see our quarterback stay in the pocket when it started to collapse, step up, and make a good throw.
Nice to see Shane make Lou Holtz eat his words at halftime about lefty QBs. It was a good game for Shane considering he was limited by his experience, the play calling and no running game.
The best thing this kid could do is trasfer to a school that has some coaching that will make him a high draft pick.
to the Morris Appreciation thread is to suggest that our young and promising QB transfer to another school? Thanks for that amazing insight. Are you a Michigan fan, or a troll?
That gave me a lot of hope. That was a dime. He found a lot of receivers in tight spots, but they need to get acclimated to his velocity. <<Needs to be a catch phrase. "Acclimate to my velocity"
Shane looked like a capable QB in his first start. I would like to see them RS one of our underclassmen QB's next year. Both Morris and Speight seem to have bright futures, not redshirting one of them seems like a waste of talent.
Morris has an arm on him. The throws he made were getting there in a hurry. He looked like another No. 7 out there with his strong arm.
Leading rusher and leading passer in his 1st start as a true freshman in a bowl game.
For a true freshman with limited prior playing time in his first start under the bright lights of a bowl game, Shane exceeded all reasonable expectations. Congratulations to you Mr. Morris.