Due to the nature of things, this will go up a little early - this is your thread to discuss and evaluate Michigan's performance on offense and the offensive playcalling.
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
my thoughts exactly.
You dumb ass
Cowardball. They deserve it.
Lloyd Ball. Fire Borges!
But the quarterback play demands that kind of play calling
Devin has been awesome this half. Why pump the brakes?
Devin has to make better decisions. Borges has.. AHH. Whatever man. We are what we are: mediocre.
LSA, can you go ahead and ban all the people who actually believe in jinxes?
Either they are 6 years old and therefore shouldn't be posting, or they are hopelessly stupid with no potential for meaningful contribution.
Jesus. O-line is shit, so the running game is complete shit. But still not convinced that Fitz or Green could move the ball behind any O-line in the country. Idk, fuck everything.
End of discussion.
yeah it demands conservative calls to an extent....but on that drive prior to wiles final punt when near FG range why run 3 times when its guaranteed loss?? why not run gardner draw or bootleg on 2nd or 3rd down instead of touissant for a loss? just a thought. hes only the best athlete on the field by far. given 1-2 chances, the odds of him gaining even 5-7 yards are so much higher than touissant getting jack. aside from 1-2 drives, the calls by borges have been both terrible and baffling, take your pick. this is not san diego st, its a tad closer to auburn al
Borges learned nothing in OT1, it seems.
Seasons 2 and 3?
if we could get a competent O line coach
Freakin A .....We will lose
we have been Waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy to conservative in OT
Worse than 4ot against indiana
We have no chance to pick up 3 and a foot. Unbelievably bad.
After Lewan got hurt, our O-line was down to a backup LT, 3rd string LG (Burzynski was in for Bryant), C making his 2nd start at center, RS Frosh at RG, backup RS frosh at RT, and yet, Gardner gained over 100 yards rushing, and yet, Borges completely went away from what was working. Fire Borges.
Does anyone know if Ann Arbor torch and pitchfork has a mobile app
Too conservative, yes, but this loss is all on the delay penalty. Runs make sense in decent field goal range; the penalty pushed us out.
This was a choke. One of the worst that I've ever seen. Big worries about the coaching staff now.
I am with you.
From the conservative play calling with Fitz in OT, who could not gain yards all game (why not run Devin in those plays?) to the lack of sitautional awareness by our coaching staff on the delay of games (if Devin is too unaware to call TO that is what the HEAD COACH does) it is frustrating as hell. The " I dont need to wear a headset" is lame as hell, and does not allow Hoke to overrule Borges on any play call nor have someone in the press box scream into his headset WE ARE DOWN TO 5 SECONDS on the play clock. Its a joke. Why not wear your f****** HEADSET IN OT AT LEAST?
I thought Hoke was more aggressive than Carr but he is not. PSU went for it on 4th and inches in OT - win or lose. Balls. No misdirection run plays, no bootlegs, no reverses, no nothing because Borges is content whatever he does Hoke will hold onto him for another half decade.
Come on, Hoke has gone for it on 4th down lots of times, a lot more than Carr ever did. Yeah, he did play for the FG a few times today but his kicker normally is money. The odds of us missing three GW FGs were infinitesimal.
That was nothing short of gutless playcalling from Borgess from the last three minutes of regulation, going forward. This offense got what it deserved.
and his g-d lizard brain.
On the road, go for TDs, not fucking FGs. What a puntosaurus way to lose. Fire Borges.
Please lock board until Monday
Worst playcalling I've ever seen in the overtimes. I'm not exaggerating either. I'm not sure I've ever seen worse. We were gifted 2 possessions and we shit just shit them away. Fuck you borges and fuck you LSA for making this thread.
Yep. The only call that wasn't made out of total spineless fear, was the little out to Gallon for the ghost first down. They were daring us to do anything but run between the tackles. Like we were a high school team without a throwing QB. It was embarassing stuff for a once proud program like U-M. Serious shame today.
End of game management was horrendous. Delay of game, then run loss puts us out of FG range, then punt (ok, fine), can't prevent touchback, 2 plays for 70 yards, burn your last TO after a stoppage for review, don't have a TO so have to kick from 52 on 3rd down, miss.
Even before all the bullshit in OT, we deserved to lose right there.
Had to close them out in regulation and they marched right down the field.
we would have run up the middle for a two-yard loss, and the kick would have been from 54 instead.
complete cowards. fuck this coaching staff. we are not back. we are irrelevant. get ready to get fuck stomped by osu, nu, and little bro. I'm being dead serious, no more games. this staff needs shook up.
Fire Borgers...that is all
This one is on Borges. How many times did we have 2nd &1, 3rd &1, and we run it right up the middle, where we haven't had any success since, oh I don't know, forever ago? The oline is terrible. It's Borges' job to adjust for that. He failed. Again.
poor, tepid playcalling plus players not playing with the same heart=death.
this team doesn't look like the one I saw in the Big House vs. Notre Dame.
Maybe the line is not ready for this Frankenstein offense, so far the high point of the offense that Borges has called, is the 2011 season when they ran mostly spread, maybe they need to look at that and bring more of those plays back
I am trying to be as rational as possible after a game like that.
But, how many negative running plays do you have to have in a season before the OL Coach or the OC has to go? I watch hundreds of college games every year, and even terrible teams do not have an many negatvie running plays as we do. Like seriously, watch some of these crappy teams next week get blownout, they still wont have that many negative plays.
Our special teams coach should be fired just for the simple fact that we do not use the spread punt. 95% of college teams use it and it has all but eliminated punt returns in most games. Add to that a horrible pooch punt tonight, the horrible field goal debacle tonight, the muffed punt returns, the gunners being where they are not supposed to be and costing us a fumble, etc. What does a ST coach have to do to get fired?
I will trade my entire kingdom and all the scantily-clad, big-busted virgins inside for a behemoth, unstoppable offensive line.
Fitz 27 rushes for 27 yards. How can Penn State get push and we can't?
Wash rinse repeat, wash rinse repeat. Much like the Borges play calling,if your shampoo isn't getting your hair clean.......maybe you change the freaking shampoo