Mike Lantry, 1972
It was a great choice, but I swear I only saw 3 guys running routes...all on the same side of the field. To me, and I know I didn't get to see a great angle, that was an atrocious playcall for a 2 point conversion. The defense covered that with ease. We needed misdirection or somebody leaking on the back side (which we may have...I couldn't tell but it looked like Fitz stayed put and everyone else blocked).
yea no receivers on the back side of the play.
In what universe has Gardner had time to read the entire field, particularly on a goal line play? I'm fine with the call.
Yes exactly. Love the decision. Hated the playcall. ESPECIALLY after Ohio called a TO after seeing our formation. Dumb dumb dumb to not change the play after that time-out.
I could have support this if we thought we could hurry the snap and catch them off-guard. But after the time-out, I be like....Kick the dang ball and win it in overtime. There was no gurantee we would have won it in OT either.
Everyone in my section wanted OT. Is a loss in OT better than a loss in regulation? I dont know.
No one was on the back side and we've been killing them the whole day on misdirection. After the timeout we needed to show them something completely different that they couldn't call a timeout for. There should be a play like that in reserve. No problems with the decision at all. You control the game and that's all you could ever ask for today. Can't blame that on "execution" though, just wrong play call. A loss is a loss and that means Borges has to go. Somebody has to be held accountable.
Still though, great call to go for two and couldn't be any prouder of my boy's today! I'll admit that I gave up hope before it even started. These men came out and fought for everything we believe in and showed why you should never give up on Michigan. Go Blue!
The second read (fade) looked open to me. If Devin steps up more into the pocket and pumps the first read, nobody from Ohio State is in a position to make a play on the fade.
They were facing zones, they knew they were facing zones, trying to overload the zones was not a bad plan.
Hey guys! I missed the game. How bad did we get blown out?
It's still a loss, Montucky Yooper. One point or 28, it's still a loss.
Really? Are you that big an idiot?
My guess is he thought the Northwestern win was awful as well.
Obviously, losing always sucks. Losing to a hated rival sucks more. But had we been annihilated in this game it could have affected recruiting. As it turned out, the team proved that there is not anywhere near as much distance between these two programs as anyone thought.
If you think that doesn't matter, a lot, then you don't know that much about college football.
nothing to lose really
...except the game.
That was really our only chance at winning the game. No way we win in OT with the way OSU was playing on offense and the fact that our FG kicker looks like a deer in headlights in big moments.
During Ohio's last drive, watching them destroy us with their run, there was no way we would have beat them in OT. They would have run us into the ground.
...watched our O drop 41 (should have been 42) in regulation. Ohio couldn't stop us either. We were at home, had the home crowd...bad call.
It is funny because half the people that liked the call think we have big balls so we went for it...the other half think we went for it because we don't have the balls to take Ohio in OT...which one is it?
It's both. It was a gutsy call and the right one since we couldn't stop them. Our success was on misdirection and fortune that OSU couldn't figure out our play calling. They were straight up mauling our defensive line. They might figure out our offense but we couldn't stop them.
Do you honestly trust Borges with more time?
playing longer than he should on that knee/leg. The combination of us not stopping their run, no reliable kicking and Devin playing on one leg with being one play/3 yards away, seems like a no brainer.
I was FURIOUS at the call and outcome, but after thinking about Gardner's condition I think it makes sense. He may not have made it through a few OTs.
It's both. They are not mutually exclusive.
Extra points looked shitty all game long.
Defense was negligible.
We had no fg kicker.
Our offense was great but not as consistent as theirs.
Schedule weak opponents beat them (albeit just barely) and lose to opponents that matter. If we play close games against them we accept it as a moral victory. As long as we do not get blown out is all that matters.
The right call for the two point is to give DG an option to either hand off, pass or run it himself. To restrict the play to one option really handcuffed him.
Hoke and his staff will not have any excuses next year.
I liked the call. We weren't going to be able to keep up with them in OT. Just bad execution.
The decision was clearly the right call. The play call was pretty atrocious. No way they were going to let dileo sit down on them.
someone wasn't where they were supposed to be. gallon and dileo were next to each other. The three receivers are supposed to form a triangle to spread the defense.
I don't think Borges is the OC we need, but that pay call wasn't something you could necessarily hang on him.
Agreed, it was a rub route that's worked consistently for us in the past. The receivers didn't use each other to obstruct each other's defenders as well as they could, the throw was a bit inside, and also give Ohio's defenders for jumping the route.
As far as the call, I loved it. I loved the fact that Hoke let the seniors decide even more.
I also think Gardner rushed it a bit. I know it's supposed to be a quick throw, but he had a bit more time and I think Gallon could have worked open or a running lane could have presented itself. Can't fault the guy too much though given the rest of the game.
Devin got hit as he threw as it was, and was on the turf before Dileo even landed.
Someone (Spence?) got through the line, and (if DG had a choice in reads) gave him no time to go anywhere else.
Borges has called some fabulous games and some horrible games.I gotta believe during those games he was forced into MANBALL.when allowed to do what he wants, it's pretty Damn good.
With 3 yards to work with why flood a third of the end zone. Misdirection and space are what worked on the previous two TDs - also from short range.
Loved the stones, hated the choice of play call.
Give me a break. It is way too easy to say that in hindsight. You could say that about any play imaginable.
I just wish we went for funchess. The guys is taller than any DB
Wish all you armchair guys would've been calling the play so when the play didn't go as planned we could've listened to you justify why you did what u did.
We saw a different team today than we've seen in a while. If we play our cards right...next year... We control our destiny.
Let's buy a new coordinator. I'm sure he looks really smart next year regardless, right? Every linemen on the team has grown. Learned. Invaluable experience has nothing to do with it, right? Not according to you I'm sure. .
Borgess may have been stubborn early in the year but who's to say brady hoke didn't say "here's the game plan. We stick with it. No questions asked. We have to become who we want yo be eventually". Does making our ultra talented qb learn a new offense in his fifth year make any sense for next year???? I don't think so.
See u next year Al!
I support the decision. Oh well. Helluva game
Love the call.
I had no issue with going for two. That was the right decision. However, staying in the same formation after Ohio State called timeout was stupid.
Absolutely. When I saw Dileo in motion I knew it was doomed. They saw it coming the whole way.
Don't disagree with the 2, just the playcall.
I thought my eyes deceived me, but apparently they did run the same formation. This at least gives me hope for the bowl game.
Yea, when we first lines up after TO, files was left alone by D. That's because they knew he was gonna come back
Love the call. It didn't work but we got to finish the game on our terms
plain and simple
It was the right call