Here is your snowflake thread for the defense. I am fairly certain that, if you go by normalized values, this might be the worst performance of the season, but I'll do the calculation once the game is over.
Mike Lantry, 1972
Fair him every day cus he clearly sooks n Hoke is to blame for signing him.
I seen what I seen wif mine own two eyes. And what I seen is a corch who needs to be farred.
Just trying to show how dumb it is to overreact to one game.
The defense has given up more points today than that team did in regulation.
I hate hurry up offenses.
but this defense isn't good. not bad--i don't think. but not good
Hopefully just youthful inconsistency.
UM now officially has a Borges offense and an RR defense - the best of both worlds
that is not true. Talent is there just very young and getting better. Couple lucky plays for IU led to 21 ez points. (fumbled option, int that became first down, int that became TD)
Um, so what's a Borges offense? This week or last week?
Mattison should be fuckin praising Gallon for sharting yards like a drunken unicorn high on pcp.
This reminded me of the 2010 Michigan v Illinois game. I can't beleive how many recievers were open all day. Even when we had good coverage we still seemed to come up short. Poor Stribling happened again with the deep balls getting caught right in front of his face. I do think Stribling has a bright future, but I'll be happy when Peppers can shut down a receiver.
Next year or the year after.
Hell, if he get's the monkey off his back, he could be a terror this year. He lacks consistency, but he's played some pretty tight coverage and he's got 2-4 inches on the other guys we have. I hope the coaches keep putting him out there so he doesn't lose confidence in himself.
A full year in the S&C program will have him jumping higher and pulling those balls away from the WR's, next season.
The fact that's he's in position to make the play and turned around facing the ball is encouraging.
I remember a freshman Charles Woodson getting picked on by Tony Banks. He was in position just didn't make the plays.
We are fine!!!
I think the hurry up offense had a lot to do with the performance today. They looked ill-prepared for it. Not to mention Indiana has a pretty good offense. I trust Mattison to get the defense under control in the next week or so, seeing as he's a very good coordinator.
They weren't ill-prepared for it. There's only so much you can do for it when your Dline doesn't get very good penetration to begin with. Once again they got stops when they needed them. Indiana has a good offense.
"There's only so much you can do for it when your Dline doesn't get very good penetration to begin with."
This game takes on a completely different feel if the defensive line was able to get pressure on the Indiana QB. Do that and suddenly throws that were on target become slightly off target and dropped; slightly off target balls get picked; third down conversions missed and Indiana punting more.
"It all starts up front" is not an empty cliche.
If Michigan can find 4 that get push and couple that with the secondary talent that's in pipeline, this is going to be a very good defense.
It wasn't pretty but a win is a win and A LOT of young guys were out there on defense against a potent tempo offense. Better days are ahead with the youth on D.
Some of the worst tackling I have ever seen.
The coaches really need to talk to DB's about knocking the ball down instead of trying to catch. We gave up 14 or 21 points because of failure of just knocking it down.
Does Mattison get a pass on this one?
Yes. Haven't you been reading the blog? When the offense fails, it's the coach's fault; when the defense fails, it's youth and inexperience of the players.
but INT is better. I disagree with teaching them to knock everything down. Strib should have two INTs right now, and he'll start making those plays soon.
if he grabbed those footballs with his hands, they were interceptions...the last ball, he was catching it with his chest and that is why the WR took it...
On the bright side, MSU might have the best D in the entire country (that's right, I said it) and Indiana still put up 28 on them.
Of offense for IU ...inside and in front right Gmatt?
He's not on the field.
Neither is Borges
I lol'ed during the game after her reaction.
she is single?
Get here soon Jabrill. We need you here yesterday.
I give them a break this is their 1st performance they have truly been BAD this year and well it was AWFUL... they get 1 pass come back against State and DESTROY
Hey girl. Hey.
looks like Dana from the show Homeland
This performance would be what they call the anomaly. Granted, Indiana being Indiana and other qualifiers....