Green is not 220, but prolly 240
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Green is not 220, but prolly 240
Can we burn every page of the playbook that contains zone blocking?
Is Al Borges allergic to counter plays, in the same manner as bubble screens?
is a force player designated on every defensive play? Is that player made aware of his assignment?
Are Green, Rawls, Hayes, Smith all that bad? Do you think NOT playing them in the game will help them in practice?
It seemed to me that the zone plays were where we finally started having success running the ball last night--are you just referring the the zone-read type plays?
Toussaint is our best back. I really don't see why people think we'll have better results if we put in somebody else.
Where we run parrallel to the line of scrimmage, is just awful and results in many negative yardage plays. When the linemen push downfield using zone concepts (see option play for TD) we dictate to the defense our will, instead of trying to stop downhill running defenders from picking us apart.
How do you know?? Because they tell you so?
Will the offensive line be the same in 2 weeks, if so will they block anyone? Will Jack Miller continue to miss blocks completely or get shoved back into the the play a lot? Can a legacy jersey be taken back?
Specific players are not "meeting the expectations for the position". Why are the same five starting/playing? Are all the backups below expectation as well?
Where do we sign up to be donors for that attitude transplant?
Apparently the team got the wrong "type" after Akron. Need 85 passion donors.
Do you really think we are being outplayed? Or are you just unhappy with how we've played?
Because both of our opponents have lost games when dominating the turnover battle and have blown late leads. UConn did this at home.
If we were in their shoes, this board would be on fire. I think we've played poorly, but I don't think we've been outplayed.
If our goal is to become a physical pro style offense why are we running so many outside zone stretch running plays that are getting negative yardage when ISO's and power are looking much more effective?
Jack MIller seems to be getting blown off the ball a lot, are we going to see any changes?
Is Devins poor play a direct reflectment of the Offensive coordinator and QB coach?
See my comment above about teaching with regard to your first question. I truly believe that has something to do with it.
The question about Miller is not going to get answered, but it is the right question.
Love the new word, "reflectment" -- and it's a good question because Borges will answer it.
We have QB coach?
Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
How much longer do we have to watch a base defense? On offense where is the accountability?
leaves this team vulnerable to lazy play, contributing to the desire of many schools to knock the institution off of its pedestal? Is Michigan destined to spend the rest of the season playing scared?
Seriously, what kind of playcalls did you want from him yesterday when our OL was a sieve and our QB a bundle of nerves? Did you want Devin to carry it 35 times?
Gorgeous Al isn't a miracle worker, but when he gets a decent level of execution, he can do really good things. The 41 points we dropped on ND is looking pretty good right now. Their other three opponents have scored a combined total of 43.
Should we seriously look at replacing these coaches.
mallory-his defenses at illinois before this were terrible and we really cant contain a decent passing attack
funk- SERIOUSLY? What has this guy done? I really felt our oline has gotten worse since brady took over. We have had recruits pour into here. To have this...less than mediocrity on the field is hard to watch. This is the first head I would axe. Spend some money and bring in someone who can run a michigan o-line.
Borges- I dont mind his play calling as much as some. Its the game preperation like some people have mentioned. Being Devins quarterback coach and not coaching fundamentals like ball security, when to run, when not to run. o yea...STOP RUNNING 20 YARDS IN THE BACKFIELD TRYING TO SCRAMLE AWAY FROM PRESSURE.
This season is going to be rough, because if we truly have the best players on the field, then it would be alot worse if we have Bryant in there or Green for that matter.
Btw for all of you that want Green to play...You can tell he isnt in game shape, fitz is the clear #1 back by far, and if it was up to me. Id give fitz a break occasionally with rawls or hayes.
just angry after watching that game.....that is all
The OL talent that has been pouring in is young - they are RS frosh at the oldest. One of those is playing, and looking OK, but you can't build a line with RS frosh and true frosh.
Why didn't you bring in Maxwell to run the offense in the final drive? Oh wait....
During the last 2 weeks is "you do realize you're getting your asses kicked by flippin Akron/Uconn," part of the halftime talk? As I'm watching the games it's certainly part of my outbursts. Embarrassing has been said several times too....I thought we were past that with rr being gone.
Gardner couldn't beat out Denard?
Are we the worst 4-0 in college football today, the worst 4-0 team in Michigan football history or actually the worst 4-0 team in the history of sport?
Good Lord we are overreacting right now to a road WIN. As evidenced from my name I am older than most of you but trust me, 4-0 playing poorly is WAY, WAY better than, lets say, 0-2 and playing great. Go back to 1988 and look at the start of our season. We lost a heartbreaker to Notre Dame in the opener and then followed that game up with an even more mind-crushing defeat at home to #1 ranked Miami - a game we led by 17 midway through the fourth quarter and a game where we totally outplayed them.
I remember exactly how I felt in 1988 two games in. Team played well - lost both times. This year the team played poorly - won both games. This is exponentially better.
That Miami game was huge choke job. I remember watching that game...31-30-correct?
Yup. One of the THE most painful losses ever.
And that team didnt lose another game FWIW.
I'm old like you and Devin keeps giving me Demetrious Brown nightmare flashbacks!
I'd much rather lose a competetive game to a number 1 ranked team then barely scrape by 2 of the worst teams in the FBS. Least then you know you have a pretty good team.
is the way Devin holds the ball, one little bump from his O-Lineman's butt created a fumble for a TD, someone please address this with him.
And also as others have asked, what's the policy of changing up players who are not performing at a high level, why aren't we putting in other guys to see what they can do?
I can't believe all this outright bitching. Now I understand where Pelini must have been coming from.
If you don't expect people to bitch after struggling against these scrub teams. Lewan probably regrets coming back, should've taken $ and left
Well, besides the fact that Pelini was bitching about his home crowd leaving early in the game against OSU, wherein Nebraska staged a huge comeback, yeah. I would say fans complaining about being taken to the wire by winless cellar-dwellers is CERTAINLY the same as Pelini.
Facts matter. Stupidity abounds. If you're not troubled by how this team is playing right now, I don't know what the hell you've been watching.
Am I concerned about the way the team has been playing? Sure. But I don't see that as a reason to declare that our coaches all need to be fired, our starting linemen need to be replaced by backups, our QB needs to be benched, and the head coach needs to be asked how bad we suck.
What will make Devin think....taking the Legend Jesey away or if he continues with turnovers should we throw Shane in and how long before we start looking for another Offense coordinator.
Here's one. What the fuck?
Love Taylor Lewan - but would want to get a question to him: Now that you are embarrised (I assume) a second straight week do you really, really, really mean this time, it won't happen again?
Are you hungry or are you starving?
What is the expectation for the position of Special Teams coach?
We seem to be coaching our players for failure on special teams.
Jones did not evacuate when a punt was abandoned near the goal line. There appeared to be no on field signal to inform Jones that the punt was abandoned. The block in the back on Dileo's punt return. Gedeon ran into the punter. We kicked off out of bounds. We don't use the spread punt.
Mack Brown fired his DC for not living up to expectations. When might you consider adjusting your staff? Do we have to lose before you would consider making an adjustment?
Do you realize that each of the mistakes you identified in your post were made by true freshmen?
You do realize this is Michigan. Expectations don't come from experience they come from the position.
The Special Teams coach is not a true freshman, neither are the plurality of players who did not live up to the expectations of the positions they played. I'm not faulting the players here though. We put our players in a position to fail on special teams and elsewhere 2 weeks in a row.
Egad EGD I'd expect more from someone who has so many MGoPoints but expectations don't come from experience at this institution.
Coaches have to say things like "the expectation is for the position" because they need to hold players to high standards and motivate them to play their best. But as a general rule, it's not realistic to expect a bunch of true freshmen to play error-free football. You can certainly hope for that, but then you are setting yourself up for disappointment more often than not.
I understand that you are frustrated with the team's performance, as we all are. But just because things have been going wrong for us doesn't mean that our coaches are incompetent or are tolerating mediocrity. Young teams are mistke-prone and inconsistent, and this team is no different just because our helmets got wings.
EGD - one more time - I'm not calling out the players or the true freshmen for that matter. I'm calling out the coaches. When will Hoke consider making changes in his staff? Neopotism has been a constant theme at Michigan and in CFB in general. Devin carrying the ball one handed - repeatedly back spinning - the special team misques - the OL passing guys off - it all ulitmately comes from the coaching staff.
There was no on field call to abandon the punt - Jones was on an island. The block in the back was a coaching point. Gedeon took the wrong angle - coaching point. Wile kicked it OOB - coaching point/strategy. Kerridge burned down field to cover a punt spectacularly that if held for a second more prior to punting would have been fair caught. You can't rely on superior talent to over come a failure in fundamental football or a strategy that is flawed.
Coaching is big time sport. Is it time to coach the coaches? To change the strategy and the coaching points. Hoke leads his staff not the AD. Is he going to make some changes over this Bye week? It's a legitimate question.
But honestly - yes I am frustrated. It is a young team. They will make mistakes. I will try to lighten up. I just don't want to lose to make a change that could be done now without going through that lesson.
Mack Brown fired his DC because he couldn't fire himself.
Have you ever seen a grown man naked?
Was this the wrong week to stop sniffing glue?
Certainly the wrong week to quit amphetamines.
Are you over Macho Grande?