This will be your opportunity to discuss the offense and the offensive playcalling.
He pissed away an entire season
No. It was gardner. Had we beat msu then things would look totally different
Do you really blame Gardner for his inability to achieve success against the rush he saw that game?
Borges but Gardner in a position to fail for most of the season. The predictability of the offense shrunk throwing windows and lead to him getting decleated all season by obvious blitzes.
No way. The Offensive Line put Gardner AND Borges in a position to fail all season. Should we still have done better? Maybe, but lets be real. No OC would have been great with that OLine.
Excellent game by the entire offense. Liked the decision to go for two, just a bad decision by Gardner in an otherwise great performance. Exceeded every expectation I or anyone had and didn't deserve to lose. Butt, Dileo, Gardner, the RBs, the Oline, Gallon...just a great game. Borges pulled out everything he had, insane to complain about this game I think.
Damn. I don't know how to feel.
Need to see the replay, but was Gallon's route on the 2pt conversion right? He was right in the same area as Dileo and looked like it caused extra traffic there.
Gallon was supposed to leak out to the right, but he got chucked and couldn't finish the route.
Good young talent for the future
This game really showed how much talent there is on offense.
Great effing game by the offense all around. Coaches and players manned up and played a great game.
Where was that offense all year, other than the first two games and, I guess, Indiana?? Made all my predictions turn out awully stupid-looking, but I am pretty happy about that part.
...thing I can think of is that we spent large portions of time earlier in the season specifically preparing for OSU. That is the only rational explanation I can come up with when comparing Michigan's offense today vs. what we saw vs. PSU, MSU, NEB, NW, and Iowa.
Offense played great, 1 play short of an epic upset. No complaints today.
Where the hell was that offense and playcalling all month long? Borges probably saved his job, for better or worse.
If Gibbons plays, we win 45-42.
Mea culpa, Al.
I was one calling for his head, but after this, Brady can and should choose to keep him. I don't see how he doesn't.
I'm glad to see at least one person who was in on the fire Borges! brigade allows some evidence to sway his decision.
that you can probably answer yourself, "Was that the goto, in you back pocket, absolute best 2 point play that we have in our arsenal?" If he says "Yes", he should be fired for not having a better play designed for just such a situation. If he says "No", he should be fired for the same incompetent play calling that comes up at the most critical point of all the other games this year, he screwed up.
Screw moral victories. This isn't Duke. Remember, this is Michigan for godsakes.
but I did not like the 2 point play.
Not as much the play, but that we showed it, and after they called the TO came out with the exact same play! They saw the formation and made a plan against that formation and we played right to it.
I also don't want to say anything negative about Devin really, he played an amazing, tough game, but had no business throwing that ball there. Nothing was open.
I guess he was supposed to throw the ball away?
I don't want to sound like I'm being critical because like I said, he played an amazing game but he didn't even look. He hiked and threw it. If he waits 1 second Funch is probably open in the middle; or if he tucks there was a huge hole right up the middle.
It was just one play, but if measured completely objectively not factoring in how he did the rest of the game, it was definitely a bad throw.
No, we didn't get the win, but that was one dude putting the whole team on his back for 60 minutes and playing out of his mind. Goddamnit, he deserved to get that win. What a performance.
Borges did a great job, too. He has to go, but he deserves a pat on the back for that gameplan.
Shaking off the previous few weeks, heavy criticism, physical pain, and the pressure of The Game...
Nothing short of heroic
Good game today, although the 2pt conversion play call I did not like at all.
Borges called a pretty good game today. Unfortunatley it underlines why he should be shown the door. He was right, the offense can be good, when he gets out of its way. I look forward to what this offense can do next year with a consistent offense coordinator.
Wow. Really? That's your take away?
Yes, I watched more than one game this year. Perhaps you should have?
this was a bad significant other taking us out for a nice dinner, and a nice dinner does not a relationship make. Meaning, great game, but the offensive staff still needs to go.
Gardner is the only QB in Michigan history to pass for 400 yards. First against Indiana, now against Ohio State
Well, after a few weeks of what might be considered troubling production, we managed to get 7.35 yards per offensive snap today as well as 4.3 yards per carry, both of which were excellent numbers to see out of this unit in a game where they were predicted to not be able to manage much. They gave the Buckeyes one hell of a game right to the wire. I don't know that I would have more than minor quibbles with playcalling. Pulling out all the stops got us 603 yards against a serviceable defense. Hard to complain about that.
The "serviceable" jab at the end. Not wrong at all, just funny.
Next game should be interesting to watch a strength vs strength, weakness vs weakness game vs MSU.
For not running spread plays, WR screens, quick passes which were there all season.
If Devin was a little more mobile, he had a hole between LG and LT (or LG and C) for the two.
But that's obviously totally unfair second guessing.
Just illustrates how close we were.
Where was that in October and November???
My only question is where has that been all year? I wouldn't mind parting with Borges. Funk earned another year i think. Surprisingly, the interior held up very well.
Borges can go, Jackson can leave with his head held high and next year if anything we will have some bigger WR's and will see if that helps Gardner on some of his throws.
It was far and away the best performance by the oline today. 4.3yds/carry with sacks included. When you're having success running the ball, it definitely helps to open the other aspects of the offense.
The success running was set up by the screen game in the first half. It kept OSU from stacking the box and blitzing every play. This is how Michigan's offense should have worked all year. Working to set up the run rather than running to set up the pass. It was clear early on that the O-line was not ready for manball. For some reason though Al insisted on manball at all costs.
flashes (how many 40+ games did he have) before the skid? Unless he was losing the team, I see no reason not to bring him back. He and Hoke have learned this season too.
Borges can't win for losing here. He doesn't even have his own QB yet either- just 2 young classes of his own players. Wonder if he will still be canned.
Sorry, the "cupboard is bare and not his own players" excuse was dismissed during the last regime. That is no longer a valid reason for anything.
Including me, the majority of MGoBloggers called for his head. Therefore, in spite of 603 yds versus tOSU, he has to go to avoid the inconsistency among MGoBloggers.
Or we watched more than one game this year.
So fucking proud of everyone. Even Borges. He still needs to get fired, but he called a good (hopefully last) game.
If they're going to let him go, I doubt they fire him before the bowl game.
A slightly better throw by gallon and that would have been six
This should be Hoke's worst year. With the experience, recruiting, game plan consistency (offense & defense now installed) arrows all pointing up and another year of Gardner - things are looking up.
Too bad next year's schedule is brutal.
Was a really good play by OSU's DE, I think. Made Gallon have to throw over the top instead of just back on a line. If he leads him downfield a little...
Of course, if the fucking replay booth gets the fucking call right on Gardner's "fumble" it's an entirely different game.
Devin stopped running. There was a convoy ahead of him. That was a TD.
Gorgeous Borges will be back next season. He called a great game today. You can say whatever you want about him, but no OC would have been any better the way the line played all year.