Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Sugar Bowl Open Thread - 1st Half
We have to trust our coaches' adjustment making, which has been great all year.
I just want our boys to show up. Nerves should be done now. Cmon we gotta prove were supposed to be here. This is Michigan for god sakes.
Receivers like that beast are the reason you need a 6'1 cover corner.
Predictions for this 3rd down?
Anyone else sick?
It's just 3-0, but it feels like 17-0.
We need a stop, missed FG and long TD drive.
I feel like we're all still stunned by Molk not starting on the first drive, especially after his inspirational story.
Only down three isn't that bad for playing not so great...
considering what we;ve played like.
A stop here - even holding them to a fg - could be a big turn here. But the o has to run, run, run.
I know he's tall, but try and alter the throw at least some.
So how do they get it this time?
Three 3rd and 10+ conversions in a quarter. This defensive reversion to last year after the defensive let downs in the OSU game is maddening.
And make the second quarter OUR quarter
Why we have moderators for live blogs.
Thank you Beamer for that inexplicable option call.
Frank Beamer is so damn stupid. Just take the game already Michigan, VT doesn't want to put the pedal to the metal.
Need to give the D a blow come on Drob!
Am I watching the same game as you guys???
AKA... 1 score and we're up.
Only at VT can a 3rd string kicker be that good.
So much for the shaky kicker situation
Gosh these are long commercial breaks.
Only down six and the offense is WELL rested!
Let's get into a rhythm on O and do this. Keep it simple.
One TD and these Hookies will be hanging their heads.
Come On ESPN!
All right, they have shredded the D and we're only down 6-0. If the offense gets something going all will be fine. Let's take a deep breath and hope Denard has his contacts in the right eyes.
Why does that ad start out with "Detroit isn't what it used to be"? That has nothing to do with the rest of the ad.
Michigan has not had many great first quarters this year. We dominate the 2nd quarter. Hopefulyl this trend continues.
It's 6-0, but I think people are freaking out more than we've looked suspect in stopping the pass. We've allowed three 3rd and longs in the first QUARTER when I bet we haven't allowed that in entire games. And our offense has done nothing.
It's not the score that has people worried. JMO.
Yes I agree. I do feel like our team play swings big with momentum. If we can get a Mo play, it would change the game quickly.
With two nice looking kicks from their 3rd string kicker, I think I'd like to have their 4th string kicker kicking for us!
Edit: Except his kick-offs haven't been that good.
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I've seen this before. You prepare for a team by analyzing tapes of their play. . . and when the bowl game starts, a completely different team shows up. You don't want to overhaul your scheme during the regular season, but a month gives a team a lot of time to prepare a few new looks.
Michigan's secondary has always been suspect and was exposed by OSU. Their run defense is solid whereas VT had to know their interior line was suspect. Logan Thomas has an accurate arm. Logical solution if you're VT? Open up firing. I don't know if Mattison was caught flat-footed, but even with a nickel package if they gambled that VT would first try to pound the ball on the ground it makes a lot of pre-game prep for naught. That would also explain VT's mistakes; they might've drilled new plays in practice but it's a totally different speed in a game against a quality opponent.
This is speculation at this point. I haven't watched any VT at all and athleticism is also such a huge factor and I'm not keen enough to tell if a quickness disparity is due to mismatch or hesitation.
I'm not surprised Vatech is giving UM's problems.
Another slant throw, another first down. This time to Koger.
David Molkd doesnt do that normally. Foot is still an issue.
kind of speed all season.
If you roll out, the blockers have to go with the same thing, no?
Nice throw DROB
and a 6-3 QB who can stand in the pocket and take some pressure.
We need you to bring it up a couple notches...that's two plays that we could've had touchdowns...or got it down in close and two tough, but bad passes.
This offense seems very, very, feeble. Seriously. I think Borges has done a great job all year, but the hell is he thinking right now?
denard can't pass. stick to the running game.
^^stupid comment of the night^^
Bench now please?
Our punter is awful! That is all.
Surprising, really. Maybe he should have missed this game.
are getting killed. Penetration at will by them, no pressure on their qb. We're stopping their running but wow, Dernard has guys in his face every play, swarming into our backfield.
No rhythm at all so far.