Sometimes you need a wake up call and hopefully this was it
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
a win is a win? we can tell ourselves that right, right???!?!?!?!
Yeah apparently time heals all wounds. Effing how many people here remember App St., Oregon, the Ohio losing streak, 3-8, 5-7, 7-5, Toledo, 2 coaching searches, too much practice, sail boats, Gerg. It's about 4-5 years after all that stuff. I remember how I felt after those games ... How I felt sitting in the stands for fandom badge I and II. I am glad they won, I hope they learned a lot of lessons and I hope they come out against UConn and make them look like they should have made Akron look today.
but the record book still says W and that's what people will remember years from now. Most of us have forgotten scares from Ball State (06) and various Indiana, Purdue, Illinois etc scares of recent years but no one forgets the loss. We won and thats what it boils down to
Just get the fuck off the field.
no applause from me. Good grief
I HATE FOOTBALL
A wakeup call would have been a 10-point win. This was a night terror inside Inception.
Borges threw a stinker. What was the run/pass distribution? did Fitz get more than 12 touches?
It was driving me nuts that we keep on going under center when Akron blows it up every damn play.
the stinker. Learn to distinguish.
this one was on Devin. Single handedly caused 3 turnovers the 4th was a deflection that wasn't his fault. He looked shaky and hesistent after the first couple and only looked good when he was running. The line couldn't run block and the D couldn't stop a MAC offense. Granted Terry Bowden doesn't suck. Having said all that 4 TO's put the D in a bad situation and kept them on the field too long.
Well, since he failed to make it out of the backfield on more than half of his first 8 carries, what do you expect? The line is obviously to blame as well.
Umm the whole fuckin team was a stinker. DG sucked. Line sucked. Defense/ST team sucked. Coaches sucked. Total piss poor team effort today. Looked like JV team today.
The line is almost entirely to blame.
Yes Borges should've call more of those runs from under center where Fitz was met in the backfield by 3 D lineman.
Yes Borges should've call more of those runs from under center where Fitz gained 22 yards in teh 2nd half
Several before, and after that. The next two plays after that to be precise. Big play, then barely back to the LOS, then the third play a three yard loss. In no way is play calling to blame. Coaching? Most certainly. Defense? Absolutely. Offense? Hell yes. Special teams? I think you get it...
I don't think he told Devin to give the ball to the other team.
No, this is a shared bullet dodging. Mattison looked like GERG. Hoke darn near coached the Horror 2. The defense...Good Lord. Nobody, and I mean nobody bothered to prepare for the team they played today. We were lucky to walk away from this one 3-0.
Have to agree on the Borges comments. Plays were there for the taking. But until the middle of the offensive line gets better, RPS will only go so far.
I understand that Mattison Can Do No Wrong on this forum but I think that defensive game plan could have been a lot better. They needed to do something to disrupt the momentum and pace of Akron's passing game and they hardly tried to generate a pass rush outside of their front 4 until the last couple of plays. This entire team AND coaching staff is at fault.
More specifically, Fitz got 20 touches.
Run/Pass distribution was even:
Passes: 30 attempts
Rushes: 32 attempts
...for 73 yards
That's what I was thinking. Commence snowflakes
That is not the reason you schedule a MAC team
Hoping it is better. Hopefully it taught them all a lesson instead of just another tune-up. Hopefully when they are busy running the B1G train this game will serve more good than WMU does.
Bloody balls did that suck. . .
At this point, I think we're screwed. The D is straight terrible. Like GERG-ian terrible. I thought it was just ND...but 400+ to Akron? Eh....
People really don't remember how bad Gerg defense was. They are nowhere near that bad. The offense didnt help the defense too at all. Not saying the D played great but nowhere near Gergian.
For one they actually stopped drives that got inside the 5 instead of not. Only thing I think they need to do more of is blitz. Haven't earned the right to rush 4.
GERG was let Akron gain 400+ bad. We thought Ben Chappell was the best QB in the B1G after the D let him dink and dunk all over us in 2010. These things don't just fix themselves over the season. This will be a systemic issue all season I think.
Those IU teams scored a ton of points on us. Today, Akron moved the ball but only scored 17 offensively, and three of those came after we shanked a punt at our own 31. It was not a good defensive performance, but it was not Gerg-bad. Gerg's guys would not have gotten two defensive stops inside our own 5-yard line in the 4th quarter.
am in need some epic baller sauce ASAP
Just don't mix sauces.
Shove that "soft" talk up your ass.
Unless you're in every team meeting and at every practice, don't tell me that Hoke is soft on the players and don't tell me the players are soft.
Wait, no it wasn't.
Holy shit you're accusing someone else of being an internet tough guy? You should go sit in the corner for a while.
What an asshole.
Do you hear responses to your questions? I don't, but we aren't tuned into the voices in your head...
Mass shortage of much needed medications around here.
I see you getting an email tomorrow informing you of a vacation for you from mgoblog. That post was maniac, bro.
I remember my first beer...
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This team should drop MANY spots with an embarassing performance like this. Akron hasn't beaten an FBS team in years, hasn't won a road game in 27 tries, and took us to the wire. Word on the street is that the team was partying last night, can anyone confirm? This team needs to have their steak and lobster dinners taken away, their million dollar locker room, professional tutors, and all-expenses paid lifestyle, maybe they'll realize they aren't any better than AKRON.