He was busy looking at film of his shitty team give up 500 yards to the corpse of USC.
and... i like them? I think I like them.
He was busy looking at film of his shitty team give up 500 yards to the corpse of USC.
If I see another fitz up the middle call in OT my head will fucking explode. Borges was horrendous in OT. Just utter shit. There was a 78 year old lady next to me calling the up-the-middle calls in advance. Our coaches, all of them, get a D minus.
News to me. What I saw tonight was closer to a homeless orgy except none of them did anything and just looked at their balls for four and a half hours.
Hey at least we didn't have any alternative uniforms right???!
It's completely on the coaches. Horrible clock management at the end of the game. Horrible play calls throughout the game. I mean Fitz had TWENTY SEVEN carries, for TWENTY SEVEN YARDS. STOP FUCKING RUNNING THE BALL ITS NOT WORKING.
And we dont play to win the fucking game. Conservative conservative conservative. Oh, and your 6'5" 240 lb WR who happened to have two TDs, was not targeted ONCE in any of the FOUR overtimes. Fucking ridiculous.
just this. Imagine the Lions targeting Calvin Johnson only 5 times all game in any game. Funchess was so open all day he dropped two TDs, ffs. How he wasn't targeted in OT and the wise than Carr conservative play with 6 mins left is just inexcusable.
Must say that comment broke up my bad mood
Of the game while traveling for a wedding. I caught the last 5 min of regulation and all of overtime. I think I'm gonna drink now after watching that.
Be careful what you wish for. You want Hoke fired? Then who does Michigan hire?
Take Mr. Ross' money and go get Harbaugh. Any Harbaugh.
Run and Gun
Seriously, I think hoke needs to have his team be more aggressive. They played with no balls and deserved to lose.
Sadly, they would have gotten away with this lack of balls if Gibbons didn't decide to miss (or throw the game).
Where are all the mouth breathers repeating 'this Michigan fergodssake' ad nauseum?
that it takes more than just saying "This is Michigan Fergodsakes"
Now I can stop being fanatic and do something else with my time on Saturday's. These are just growing pains and in several more years we will be good.
If anyone wants to fire Hoke because of this game they're not very intelligent. Yes he made mistakes and yes Borges should be reviewed but he deserves a fair shake.
Sadly I'm starting to think that Hoke is like RR in one awful regard. His assistants are HIS ASSISTANTS no matter what they do or how they perform. Unlike our basketball coach who had the balls to take out underperforming assistants and replace them with better talent our football coach is loyal to HIS GUYS and wont make a move.
Al Borges = Tony Gibson
I posted this before but RR's undoing was not being able to actually have a D. Hoke's fate will be tied to the Offense and how loyal he is to Funk and Borges.
mGrow - at least your wife is hot. That makes me happy.
until the end of the season. However, I agree this may be Hoke's Achilles heal.
I am shaking my head - especially at the OT play calling and time out non-usage.
This is completely on the players. We don't have a guard on this football team right now and THAT'S why we can't run the football. That rushing performance was EMBARRASSING!!!! With Lewan hurt we have 2, maybe 2 1/4 if your being nice to Kalis. We couldn't run worth S#*T!!! On top of all that Devin Gardner over came a horrendous 1st half performance to put us in a position to win that football game only to have the defense give up 80 yards in about 50 F#@&ING SECONDS to allow a FRESHMAN to tie the game!!! Then apparently we can't kick a field goal to save our lives!!! Then on 4th and 1 for the win we can't get a stop!!!! We can't run, we can't kick, we can't win on the road and there goes the B1G Title hopes cause there is no way this team goes on the road to beat Sparty and we have a snowball's chance in Hell to beat NW and I wouldn't get your hopes up about Ohio either.
The lack of the running game doesn't surprise me. When you telegraph run like we did, Penn St simply loaded the box. Nobody is running against 8-9 in the box.
and we run...like IDIOT ASSHOLES!!! What about a clever dunk over the top to the TE or FB? Hell, any fuckhead on their coach could've called it. AAARRRGGGHHH...so pissed off at this coaching staff right now!
It's obvious to you, me, and everybody else that we wouldn't be able to run the ball tomight, so tell me: why did we waste 27 plays trying anyways? Bad fucking coaching.
West Coast Offense - the offensive system popularized by Bill Walsh characterized by short, horizontal passing routes in lieu of running plays to "stretch out" defenses, opening up the potential for long runs or long passes."
Gorgeous Al is a West Coast offense guru. I am sorry, but the Michigan offense does not in the least resemble this philosophy. We run the ball up the gut with no success and then out of despiration, pass the ball downfield to make up for horrible down and distance scenarios.
Our coaches are not doing their collective jobs. The design and timing of our play calling (All on Al), has to be the worst in the country. I bet you the MSU coaches watch tape of our games as they prepare to play us and just laugh their asses off on what a dumb fuck Al is.
The last part of the 4th quarter and almost the entirety of OT was not coached well. I'm sure the coaches will take the blame for as much as they can.
But what do the coaches adjust going forward? Do they scrap the power? The offense looked quite good in the second half after almost wholly abandoning it.
Hey, look on the bright side of life. The MGoBlog upgrade may have killed the moderation system, but at least the server upgrades have kept the website up for all of us to vent our rage. If this had happened last season the web site would have died at the end of the 4th quarter.
How does Hoke not call a TO on the 4th quarter delay of game. That's coaching, or not coaching.
This is right on. Easily the biggest fuckup of the entire game. Wtf was Hoke doing?!
In this game. Not sure that this was the clear winner, there was some stiff competition for that title today
I still can't figure out what the look on Hoke's face was during OT. I think he knew they screwed up. The coaching staff totally pissed their pants tonight.
However, we should have never been in a position to have that happen. ALL of the problems start with our offensive line.
We can't run the ball and we're constantly in obvious passing situations or bad down and distance. This constantly puts all the pressure on DG. He is making mistakes and then he's forcing things. Some of the turnovers just happen - that's the nature of the game, but the excess TO's can be avoided with DG getting help. These turnovers and inconsistent drives put extra pressure on the defense. We end up giving up points that we normally wouldn't. We tire out defense out with extra snaps. When combined with average at best D-line and soft coverage, we have a recipe for doom.
As bad as the game management was, fixing the O-line situation has to be priority number 1. /sigh....
How bad is it when you're sitting here wondering ....isn't Lane Kiffin available?
Gardner is not a drop back passer. Either put in the full Denard package, or throw him back out at WR and hand the keys over to Morris. This season is lost anyway.
if he had a QB coach and an effectively coached Oline.
How longs this line....
I don't want Hoke fired, but he's partially responsible. Wear a headset. Yell at a guy with a headset. Instruct Borges to be aggressive. Enough is enough. If you're not going to fire him, override him. Borges tucked his man parts between his legs and called like a coward, with an offense actually looking productive in the second half. If you're not going to fire Borges, at least take responsibility and be in his ear.
Game management was beyond atrocious. The whole team is just shockingly bad and sloppy in a three sides of the game and it's been pretty clear all year.
I'm one to almost never complain about playcalling. I may not like it, but I will rarely go online and complain about it. This is one huge exception. That was some of the fucking worst offensive playcalling I've ever seen in OT. Holy shit Borges.
Its not soley his fault....things have been getting more and more conservative with each game this year....Hoke approved or did not give guidance. Either way.....only one coach should ever be blamed for coaching problems....the head coach.
There's a difference between running your system and just being stubborn.
A system that averages 1 yard per carry is no system at all.
about the one flanker screen to Gallon that went for 10+ yards vs. Al's 47 attempts at running up the middle for less than 10 total yards. Whatever his answer is, the only correct response is "You're a genius Al....."
Or ask, "Are you and Fred Funk using the same agent to look for another gig, or are you guys looking for jobs seperately?"
If any of those things listed by others didn't happen we would be bowl eligible. Not too many years ago that was a big achievement. Let's not forget the past.
I will cancel my BTN subscription because this game will be played no less than 20 times a year for eternity as a "classic". Crap and double crap.
Dave Brandon takes a look at what's going on out on the field and stops worrying about fucking up jerseys and paying people to crop dust east Lansing. Michigan difference my ass.
We're gonna get trucked probably at Northwestern at MSU and at home for OSU. Not looking forward to that.
The sad part is that when we actually tried to move the ball using more of a read-option/spread concept, we were able to do so. This is the kind of team that could lose to Akron or this shitty PSU team and still beat a team like OSU if we just stop playing so stupid. Taking a dumb personal foul when we just set up third and is stupid. Snapping the ball with 12 seconds left on the play clock when trying to run out the clock, and then taking a delay of game is just pathetic. Runnig plays likely to lose yards when you are playing for a kick is pathetic. Taknig delay of game penalties is just mentally soft play.
Oh yeah, and screw you refs. This is not Notre Dame; you are allowed to call them for obvious holding over and over again.
will manhandle us in the trenches and win with ease at our place. Pathetic how weak we have become on both lines of scrimmage, more so OL. I still think Hoke will get us back up to at least competing for the B1G championship in 2 of 3 years but our OL may even be worse next season. I also fare our poor play will scare off some top recruits who were leaning our way. Oh well, I guess this is the new error of Michigan football, sub .500 conference play and close games against cupcakes. I think Urban and others will just out coach Hoke year after year.
This game really calls into question the ability of Hoke and Co to take the next step. Digging out of the Rodriguez crater is one thing but this team is moving backwards. Looks like a 7-5, 8-4 team at best and I could see them losing at Iowa. Hoke hasn't given me much confidence in his ability to lead this program to the heights myself and everyone on this board are after. Pretty abysmal all around and it doesn't look like it's getting better. Guy definitely doesn't deserve the ax just yet but if this is where the program is going to land under his leadership, I'm not interested.
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