U-Conn Game Open Thread
OMG a sack!
Finally got a sack!
We are playing a shitty team without three of their best players and somehow we are still in a dogfight....wtf?.....good job Frank!
Dogfight? The 2nd quarter just started. Sorry we aren't playing Florida A&M or FIU.
Frank Clark? I thought he was a myth, like the sasquatch.
But then I see it's just the windows logo.
Good - it's not just me. I'm fooled every time. I officially hate Windows.
Doing what you are supposed to do against a weak unit is a win in my book, especially after last week's performance
Need some push up front.
OL should not look this bad, but this is what you get with RR's lack of OL recruiting. Miller is too small and Glasgow is a walk on that just doesn't seem to have it.
When did this board turn into MLive?
Well, the D came to play tonight. That's good, at the least.
We get the ball back and now we're all sitting here nervous waiting to see how it all implodes. We've come a long way since ND. >:(
A stop, our O has to come back on the field...
Can he play worse?
This jogging around with the ball is terrible. The Big Ten season is going to be a nightmare. If we can't block Akron and UConn we are in trouble.
Would love to see Devin complete a rhythm pass. Not getting my hopes up.
First down run
Chris Speilman says "they have a nice Contingency that followed them here to Hartford". Ha ha...Don't worry dude they can't take that OSU degree away from you.
Bad blocking there.
I wouldn't mind going to a navy type offense - run pass split - passing on less than 10% of our plays
Mick is not a cannibal. He may in fact be a vegetarian. But he is definitely a cool guy to watch a game with.
He simply can't make guys miss.
He'd probably have gotten the first if he'd just sprinted to the sideline. Trying to juke everyone just slowed him down.
Who does Miller have dirt on? Because there is no way he should start. Move Graham to Center and let Braden or Bryant play.
Pathetic pass man
Holy shit Devin...
Great another stalled drive.
Missing about 90% of his blocks. Nothing positive you can say about him.
Is not right
Fewer passes please
Yeah, like we're running the ball so well ...
Run it with Gardner
Seriously sit Gardner for a series. Also Fitz has no burst. Ugh
Every time Gardner throws? He is not Denard is he?
Can we get a psychologist for Devin during halftime?
Why is Wile still our punter?
We could really use a TO here.
Real punter plz
Wile didn't improve. Hoke accepts his suck
WRs get zero separation. OL is porous. QB is making bad decisions and poor throws. Not many positives here.
We want all the backups!!!
Seriously though - why is Wile still our punter?
Just feel bad for Lewan, could be living the good life playing on Sundays with a lot less aggrevation..
Except he's been owned this game so far. What would be happening in the NFL?
He'd be making a nice paycheck and still owning the game..
Again Gardner looks shook as hell. What is going on? O line being normal "pathetic".
I thought we went like six deep at RB. Does no one deserve a single carry? What is Toussaint doing so well at this point? I'm not saying bench him, but give someone else a single carry even. Let someone else take the hole that's there instead of cutting into trouble.
How about a wake up call series of playing time for some of these guys? Hoke strikes me as one who doesn't want to switch players in a game. Show some fire.
He is short-arming every fucking pass. Something has to change. You either change the gameplan or you put in another QB.
Devin is incredibly talented but he is playing like he did when he subbed in for Denard back in the day. It's not pretty.
Usually when a qb is off the OC will call short passes to gain hom confidence. What do you do when that doesn't work?
If he goes four or five series without producing you sit him for a bit a give someone else a look.
I'm sorry for bringing it up so soon...
R u serious? Sparty has played better than us. And we wont win in EL like this. Pretty pathetic to knock sparty when were worse.
But this offense needs a spark.
Allow me to restate: It's a good thing UConn sucks.
I know UCONN's O sucks, but at least our D showed up today.
Mattison has us ready that's for sure.
Running into the kicker - check.
Great, roughing the kicker.
.... absolutely turrible.
Is 5 yards enough for the 1st?
Dodged a bullet.
Quite the athlete.
Devin = Denard 2
Yay, we have the Denard do everything offense without Denard! Three years of progressing to this point.
How come we can't complete as pass?
PENALTIES ON TOP OF PENALTIES
Come on Funchie!
sup with the passing game
We have absolutely no game plan expect have Devin run around and hope for the best? Way to go fat Al
... but using the fat card is unneeded. There is enough not to like about this gameplan and execution that we don't need to resort to childish insults to get the point across.
Terrible passes. Just terrible.
offense is not good. Gardner...yikes.
Stop locking in on Gallon and get it to the big man Funchess.
our offense is shit
What is going on?
Put in shane
Yes let's put in an even less experienced quarterback with this bad offensive line. Awesome idea.
O-LINE is not helping him but he needs to stay poised
This offense is sickeningly bad.... I can't believe how quickly the floor has dropped out. We're playing a terrible defense for the second week in a row.
Tell me its not time.
It's not time.
Can't even handle a 3 man rush...
Yeah that was really disappointing.
I hate everything right now.
I've got the taste of wolf pussy in my mouth again
Stop spinning left, one of the times he is going to spin into a defender and get killed
Wow. Our O line is S .H. I. T!
So Horrible It's Terrifying?
Time Hahaha something cause we look pathetic
This feels like the Nebraska game after Denard went down. Everyone except Hoke can see it's not working.
Offense not good
Defense real good
Devin has lost his confidence.
Maybe if we put in a running back that can follow his lead blocker and actually gain positive yards things would flow better. Can't get much worse than it is now.
What the hell is wrong with out f ing team.
Is Lewan hobbled from his injury last week? He looks shaky in pass pro so far.
Happening?! Is this the real world? Funny how all out coaches talk about is winning in the trenches. Well, we can't do it tonight, couldn't do it against Akron. Why will happen when we play real football teams?! Hahaha.... Ohhhhhh boy.
It's Shane time!!
Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chris Bryant
3 man rush from a team that has zero sacks coming into this game and we can't block them...
Last week was not an anomaly
This is what happens when your QB loses his confidence.
the song "Blame It On The Rain" stuck in my head. I'm really trying to give our team the benefit of the doubt.
I think it's time to lower expectations for this team. The O-line is pathetic and the QB doesn't have that "it" factor to allow him to get past his mistakes. Devin has become the new Denard...but not as fast or quick...
that our line play was going to suck, and that Gardner was unproven and overhyped. But we were shouted down and called negative.
Ill bow down and give it to you. You were right...we were wrong
He needs to find a play progression that allows Gardner to get into rhythm.
Oh, Miller is also a huge liability.
Someone get the Notre Dame Gardner and get him to the stadium.
Every one of their punts, we catch with their cover guys right on top of us. Every one of our punts, their receiver has 5-10 yards of open space.
Someone remind me how great our o-line re recruiting has been the last few years.
The o is on strike.
It's amazing to me how hoke can be so with it I regards to fourth and short situations and ignore the obvious advantages of the spread punt
We put up 41 against ND TWO WEEKS AGO! What the fuck happened?
Put Bellomy in for Denard!!!
See how ignorant you all sounds?
I dont see how we can expect to do anything effectively without a decent Oline
Our friends in East Lansing are loving our current offensive struggles.
Fuck my life.
wow we fucking suck
Looks like another one of those games.
Wow. I want my mommy.
Holy shit balls.
No pass rush, and Avery gets beat like he has his entire career.
WOW THATS A NOVEL IDEA. THROW IT FUCKING LONG BORGES GOD DAMMIT
Wow. Looks exactly like the Akron game.
the game reaches a new low.
Welcome back Avery. Good job kid
It's a nightmare.
That's incomplete! The ball hits the ground and moves.
It looks like UConn has made some adjustments against our secondary. I don't like this.
We officially suck
maybe he just likes them as people.
Doesn't look like a catch.
Trolling hard now
That's not a catch
And now Avery getting burned. Great
And i have never unserstood why everyone is so high on Avery. This happens time and time again.
Spielman calling this game like an NBC announcer calling a ND game.
SPIELMAN thinks it's a no brainer catch when ball hit ground .
Spielman treats objects like women, man.
I really want to not panic
Who is going to make the passionate speech after tonight's game?
3 straight punts to end drives? A UConn score means a whole lot less if even one of those created points.
Dodged a bullet there.
Our confidence is shot. We didn't lose a lot from last year. Beat a decent Notre Dame pretty well. And then collapse.
Can we get Green and Morris on the field at some point and see what happens?
Do they have to have the same o-line? If so, I can tell you what will happen.
Oh BS that was a catch. He deserved a td.
Gardner is playing like a massive embarrassment. Wow, we suck…
Lololol did you see how much the ball moved when he hit the ground? That was a no brainer
fact is they won't even put Green in when fitz is....well Carlos brown
I'm on Level 50 on Candy Crush.
After talking to Ohio it was a catch
I'm so fucking sick of getting bailed out by the refs when we don't deserve it. That's a catch.
Theyre really making me want to panic
I'd be pissed if I was uconn
Isn't even in the top half of the B1G right now.
For all of the talent...we cannot execute or impose our will on anyone.
The way they're playing they're going to score anyway.
Saved us a couple seconds
Taylor is not good.... What did Stribling do since game 1 that the coaches won't let him play anymore
Raymon Taylor can't cover his own shadow.
Is it basketball season yet?
This team is an embarrassment to the tradition of Michigan football. And Brady Hoke better reevaluate how much he wants this job.That is all...
Beady doesn't play the game
You're an idiot
This is the Akron game all over again. All I heard this week was how Michigan was going to come out angry. They had a physical Sunday practice in pads! They look like the same lethargic, hesitant, and unfocused team as last week.
Just a quick public service - for those in San Francisco, Comcast has the game on channel 715.
Have Devin watch Whitmer throw the ball. That is how you throw a fucking football.
Are all bad. So are we
They are giving these inferior teams huge amounts of confidence with the weak play. We need Devin to pull his head out of his ass.
Ball don't lie
Wow we are making this kid look like fucking Joe Montana...
This is f'n pathetic
Are bad at football
Lol. A players coach. We ARE notre dame. I agree brian
How much of a Douche is Spielman! He can never make a positive comment about Michigan.
It's amazing how bad our team is after three years of supposedly great recruiting. This is embassing play on a nationally televised game. It's a good game for recruiting (sarcasm). We should be able to offer starting spots to 2014 recruits. The same recruiting strategy that we used the last three years!
Our pass defense is so terrible, I don't even know. I thought we had good recruits? I guess this is why paying for recruiting info is such a complete waste of money.
Starting to think this may get really ugly.
A walk on just got his first career catch on us....for a touchdown.
Ranked teams are destroying crap teams like they should.
Michigan is struggling with Akron and UConn.
Another team discovering the seam - great.
Rose Bowl bound, bitches.
Please just get it over with and lose. I can't take it any more. My sanity is in jeopardy... Oh, and put Morris and all freshmen.
This game is far from over, there is second half for these guys to play in and hopefully adjustments will be made. All you chicken littles really need to cut the noise.
It won't happen against says Lewan. I'm embarrassed says Devin. Talk is cheap fellas. Everyone adjust their expectations. They lost whatever it was that made them THEM after the ND game.
I don't know what to say. We are just completely inept in every fecet of the game. No big plays, mistakes all over, playing scared.
Devin will run for 50 on this drive and score in less than 2 mins
We face the music. Were not that good. I was way to high on us. No offense. Were no better than MSU
Relax. We weren't going to shut them out.
Some of you guys are an embarrassment. Ridiculous some of the comments on here.
Bolden on the coverage then again?
In related news, mighty Akron just lost at home to Louisiana Lafayette.
And liver can't take this again.
I'll have another jack and coke please.
Guess what? We sent 4 rushers on that touchdown pass. Sound familiar?
Just are an average to below average football team. Basically interchangeable with Illinois, minny, Maryland, Arizona and 20 other teams
Great we just let a volleyball player score his first college TD
This board is worse than MLive anymore.
Michigan just isn't good.
QB- Leads the FCS in turnovers
RB- Has the vision of Helen Keller
WR- Gallon is great, then???
TE- Funchess can't block to save his life
OT- Schofield consistently gets owned in every game
OC- the worst position on the team. Miller LIVES in our backfield
DT/DE- ZERO explosiveness.
LB- Cant get off blocks at all
DB- Charmin soft coverage
accurate description I have seen all year.
Wow. Just wow.
Oh look what a fucking god damn surprise. Mother fucker why the fuck do I keep giving a shit even though I'm always let down. FUCK
I'm just glad I didn't make the drive to Hartford.
Lol. Fly routes down the sidelines. Sound familiar?
The Super Bowl of college football.
Cause they haven't shown up since.
And Spielman gets the mute.
Yet another road game joke for hoke
I'm absolutely certain that our pregame speech was given by the Aflac duck.
god hates Michigan football. Everything that has happened since the late Carr years is proof
I do think the right thing to do is take the 98 jersey back. This is not honoring Harmon at this point.
Maybe they're trying to bring him back by making him roll in his grave.
That's it. I'll bite. Morris please.
How many inept series does one get? This is a dog fight now. Unfortunately the window closed as now they will make adjustments for DG at the half.
8 INTS was usually what Henne would put up in an entire year....put in Morris end this abortion....let Devin play WR
He makes Denard look like Joe Montana
When you can't run the ball.
There is <1% chance we win this game. UConn is psyched. We are psyched out.
Shane Morris please
To their cornerback
I stand corrected.
wow is that Gale Sayers...fuck me
Get Avery the fuck out of there!
Clap. Clap. Clap-clap-clap
Courtney Avery is not good at football
This team fucking sucks.
All right, we need a defensive stand and some solid halftime adjustments. It'll be all right in the 2nd half. Our talent will prevail over the course of the entire game. It's ugly now, but it can only get better.
I retract my previous statement.
I thought James Ross was all conference this year. Why is he whiffing open field tackles against nobodies?
At this point we would be better off digging up Harmon and putting him in.
Barf barf barf
Season expectations: dropping with every play.
I thought last week was an aberration. I thought wrong.
We need to start opening the fucking season ON THE road to take them out of their pampered comfort zone. Playing in fromt of 112000 fans is a very intimidating advantage.
Almost a pick 6.
This is a game. I have beer. We will survive. I might need more beer.
Lets be honest: Michigan doesn't scare anyone anymore. No team is intimidated by the winged helmet. They are soft. Hoke preaches toughness, but this team is anything but.
Gardner, you suck!
3 rd and 10 here come a 1st down
Somebody make a fucking play.
WORMLEY IS PLAYING SOOOOOOOO MUCH
Put in charlton
Is someone going to start a snowflake thread at halftime?
Good job, D.
Morris couldn't possibly be worse. Cleary couldn't possibly be worse.
And Hoke needs to be on the hot seat as of now. He and his staff have done a horrible job. This is without a doubt, the worst-coached team I've seen all year. No more excuses.
I'll once again restate: It's a good thing UConn sucks. We can't get off blocks, tackle, or cover. But they have no offense.
We stopped them on 3rd down. Happy?
I gotta throw up
Wow we are fucking stupid
Rich rod era.0
Uh no. Rodriguez's offensive lines could block and blew out UConn.
Uh no. Rodriguez's offensive lines could block and blew out UConn.
At what point do all of the "reasonable" fans arguing for patience hit the Panic button?
This team looks inept. The offensive line is pathetic. We're going to lose this game tonight.
These pretzels are making me thirsty
And then it goes from bad to worse.
Tressel's curse continues
Is just a witch. So awesome to see adjustments.
1. Throw the seam
2. Show up
Fuck fuck fuck
Sweet jesus it's going from frustrating to angering to funny
Gotta love how everyone here jerked off about how many special teams tds norfleet will score. Fucking idiots
So bad its comical.
Where's the ball?
Is it to late to bring back that wide receiver Michigan had that looked a lot like their "QB"?
Seriously! What is happening??
I think I might throw up
We beat uconn 31-10 under rich rod. Under fucking rich rod. Let that sink in.