this may be of some local interest
U-Conn Game Open Thread
You maybe should look into this more than 30 minutes before kickoff. Just sayin'.
As much as I love night games, the long wait is unbearable. Almost time though.
Too late for me. I'm so wired afterward, I can't sleep till 2 or 3am
Please win by 50 so we can all feel better about the upcoming season.
Go Blue! Let's make a statement.
Is the Liveblog not working for anybody else? I'm getting nothing.
not working for me either
Not working... oh well.
There were 2 blogs opened and 2 posts. Looks as if they shut down the live blog on the post still on front page and left it open on the page they deleted...
A direct link. Hopefully they will get that fixed. http://blyve.com/event/23203e52e03ecb7487020000
And it started bleeding down my screen on my iPad. So it was working. Kinda.
Don't post in here yet
Write some damned haiku's people
So, so much more fun
Live blog not working...but we can't complain. You get what you pay for and ...wait, didn't the live blog say it was paid for and thus needed adverts?
Living in AZ I had to pay $25 for this game and it's being broadcast in SD! I'm going to break out my old tube tv.
Because I'm pretty sure your HD tv will play SD too.
My LED is a bit of a HD snob, it can't be reasoned with.
Maryland beat UConn
TOWSON beat UConn
MICHIGAN must beat UConn
I need a link to watch the game, PLEASE!!!!
I live in central ohio and they are broadcasting Kansas State and Texas here, because we all know how many KSU fans are in Columbus.......
Thanks, ABC decided to broadcast Michigan!
You must not have checked the blog in the last week
But none of those worked without spam
Game is supposed to be on ABC (have antenna but no cable). I'm going to be really upset if this Larry King Omega Natural Pain informercial doesn't end at 8:00.
Anyone else worried about Rutgers in our division?? They beat Arkansas...and now Maryland trounced West VA - our divison is going to be tough. /s
Joking aside, it is nice to see Maryland and Rutgers getting some 'name' wins, even if Arkansas and WV aren't where they were a couple years ago. I have my doubts that they will be the pushovers most people here expect them to be.
Liveblog link on Blyve
FACT: the indigenous Huskies that once roamed the Connecticut plains by the millions were systematically wiped out by the current team's ancestors.
Jen Bielema hell nite tonight - comments to her lol #karma https://twitter.com/search?q=%40%20jenbielema&src=typd&f=realtime
This was the best-
"DID YOU KNOW: #Karma used to be Jen Bielema's stripper name."
But every so often you have to flip and watch an SD channel just so you can wonder how you thought it was awesome for most of your life. Sports in particular.
ask myself that every saturday
I see they wasted no time in calling us out on last week's abortion of a game.
Almost called Gardner the most dynamic QB in the country
Time to take care of business. Go Blue!
I'm trying to watch on ESPN 3 and keep getting an error. Anybody else having trouble.
I think it's because the game hadn't started
....reports on Michigan representation in the crowd.
Is te game on any iheart station?
Is wrong with espn3.
Just start the game already!
espn3 is web based
GO BLUE GO
Also Bezerk is a terrible song. Sorry slim shady...it ain't the same as it used to be.
WTF is on the front of UConn's helmets?
vs. the best.
I have to say I like Maryland's better, yikes.
What radio station is this on?
I see you wormley!
Not the 3 and out I wanted but I will take it.
Man I hope that is not what we're going to get from the run game today.
Fitz has zero vision.
Garrrrr Morgan doesn't drop deep enough in coverage and it annoys me so much
wheel route out of the backfield is ALWAYS open
That's more like it.
Not bad Norfleet.
Lookin alive tonight!
Espn3 is their online channel.
Lol, espn3 is the Internet feed.
Sweet. Turnover machine.
Here we go again. This is just who we are.
Hey Chet, chill.
My goodness he had forever and still got it picked
Wasn't for a touchdown. :-(
Lol there's another game with a turnover
Another turnover not Gardners fault
You're kidding me right?
high pass most definitely his fault
How is that not his fault? The throw was nowhere near where it needed to be.
Funchess was wide open.
Not this again - Gardner pass overthrown and intercepted
I don't know that Gardner is to blame for that one. If it hits the receiver's hands, he should be expected to catch it.
Gallon was wide open, Gardner missed him.
OK, he reached his quota. Now let's play INT-free from here on out.
I was hoping he didn't travel.
INT on first drive. Gardner is king of INT's
We go again
There goes that
At least I'm buzzed
i'll drink to that!
Devin gets his one interception per game requirement early so that's good.
From a confidence standoint that was probably the worst thing that could have happened for Devin on the very first drive.
Devin "the pick machine" Gardner. Young man is very talented but needs to be much more definitive on his throws.
Jokes on jokes. #turnovers
He had a guy open. He had a couple guys open.
Gardner at least hustled to make the tackle
devin is really struggling.
What can he do to overcome these mental mistakes? It's so frustrating, he has the physical qualities but just can't seem to avoid these mental mistakes. How likely is it that he never will? I've never played football, I imagine it's difficult to always make good decisions with hundreds of pounds of men coming at you, yet dozens of quarterbacks do it every weekend. I feel bad for Devin, his teammates, and the fans :(
Yeah a blitz
Greg is not GERG. I love it!
And we'll be ok.
defense came to play
Part of it is throwing to tiny receivers but good lord this is getting old fast. Thats 7 ints this season.
Defense came to play
really don't want to see devin come back out
Who do we put in?
Considering how bad Connecticut is on offense, the least our offense can do is not let UConn defense score on the turnovers
Defense has already shown more promise than last week (minus the last stand of the 4th).
WRs aren't scary...so play man and blitz to get to the QB...nice
He hasn't started a whole season or had an experienced offensive line. You're jumping to conclusions.
I'll take points - any points at all to get this started
UConn celebrates good punt coverage, but when it only goes 25 yards you ought to get there fast
flukie. Good drive and it was as if they turned it over on downs. Got the ball right back. Save the end of the world is nigh stuff for a couple more quarters, please.
But you're and idiot if you don't see the problem.
Need a bit of confidence on O
I'm sick of these turnovers! I just want one game w/o one.
How about, you know, THROWING IT FUCKING DEEP for once. Chesson can supposedly fly. Instead its middle passes that get picked off
Alright Gardner, stop with the fucking turnovers. Settle down, make nice and easy throws.
time for a bubble screen!
We can't run the ball. In Brady's 3rd year as coach and a grear LT we still can't fucking run
Yes it should have been lower but he's had at least 3 of his picks this year tipped.
That slide scared the hell out of me
Man no push off the ball!
So funny enough my baby was wearing her michigan diaper. There was in fact a poop in it
Devin looks scared.
He's playing scared for sure.
Read option them to death.
Funchess is wide open EVERY PLAY
At least Gardner is more durable the Denard.
apparently Gardner is shellshocked
I like when Jehu gets the ball
much more Spielman tonight!
Don't need Devin gun shy right now.
If he can't get his mojo back that might be a good idea.
300 yards tinight.
That was awful
It feels like every 2nd down this season has been 2nd and long.
That reverse took forever.
Yes Devin, when in doubt please run - at least till we are up a couple of scores
When you run the same trick play every game teams tend to catch on.
Devin = entire running game
We have to be the poorest blocking team in the BIG.
Now imagine if we didn't have one of the best LTs in the country
That might have been the worst block of the year by Kerridge and that's saying something.
How many times have we entered 2nd down on 2nd and long this season? This is becoming very disconcerting.
until the middle of the third quarter.
The pick aside, Devin looks OK. I'm more concerned about the OL.
The problem is there has been a wide open receiver on many of the plays so far. Devin hasn't seen them or been willing to throw.
He's hasn't seen a couple wide open guys and generally looks shaken. I'm a little worried
I was hoping to wait a little while longer before my first drink, but I can't wait any longer.
O is just out of sync. Time to shake it up...put Green in.
They can't cover us... every replay shows guys running open, in some cases with half a field between them and any defender (Funchess seam play.) At some point Gardner has to get his head back on straight, because this defense looks like the Iowa game last year. It's there for the taking if he can take it.
... we all need to realize that this is gonna be a LONG season.
I'll take 3 points - no mistakes please
We stand no chance in the big 10
OL is really not very good
Bejeebus this is looking scary.
Wait...I'll take that instead.
Again, we can't block anybody.
He couldn't throw but made it exciting.
I miss having real lineman and don't say we have one i mean a whole line it may have been less exciting but it always worked.
And so is our O-line. I think the folks predicting double digit wins for this team may need a wee bit of re-evaluation
Thank you #16
Our interior line is officially a joke.
LOL could the ref be any more stereotypical?
It was the pressure that caused that to be short and thus pass interference
Glasgow go beat. Period.
Got beat. Oh hell, you know what I meant.
I am getting tired of the intro to Welcome to the Jungle
Run up the middle for once
STOP FUCKING RUNNING ON EVERY FIRST DOWN. THEY HAVE 11 PEOPLE IN THE BOX.
Another 2nd and 11
TFL TFL TFL .... What the hell is goin on
My Lord our run blocking is anemic.
our line is turrible
Please get rid of this bullshit before B10:
1) Double reverse
2) Halfback pass
3) Any sweeps or stretch run plays.
We're getting no push on the O Line
This oline is awful. Its going to be a long B10 season.
Never thought I would see the day when Michigan could not gain 1 yard on a straight run play!!!!
At least we still have a mobile QB!!!!
Ok I guess
QB run. The only play that works right now.
Well, Devin scramble for TD seems to work.
Touchdowns feel good
Completely underwhelmed by that "drive"
Starting to think we should just go four and five wide and either pass or let Gardner run draws. Can't establish any running game aside from those and the veer plays anyway.
That's it! Rushing TD for Gardner - 7-0 Michigan!!!
OK, time to exhale.
But, dang, son, tuck that ball away!
Norfleet needs at least 10 plays! We need moar playmakers on the field.
Carrying it like a loaf of bread.
This legends jersey was premature. How about waiting until they you know win at min a bigten title
Glad to see we haven't forgotten where the endzone is!
It's ok guys we can work on them fancy passing plays after we get a bigger lead
I refuse to be all negative this game. Our O-line is struggling, but we're breaking in new guys. The INT was a fluke tipped ball.
Hey. Rush yards are rush yards. Crossing my fingers that the bye week actually fixed our problems. Good to go up by 7 in any way possible
Live up to our "Leaders and Best" creed.
How can we have such great oline recruit classes the last 2 years and have an oline that blocks so poorly.
We need a pick 6 here.
Sick of the pussy footing. Tired of no oline push. Devin looks SHOOK! Ugh!
We're the saddest fans ever with a 7 point lead in the first quarter
We're the saddest fans ever with a 7 point lead in the first quarter
ALL THE QB DRAWS!!
Maybe the stretch play should be removed from our play book. 34 runs for loss through 3+ games????
...but I'll take a 3 and out.
UConn is terrible, lucky for us
You've been missed...
that their helmets present--wtf is that?
Look closely, you can see the eyes
It's not our D.
Lots of slipping out there.
Defense showing up tonight. I like it.
Throw was behind Funchess
He turned before the ball got there.
Come on Funchie you gotta hold on to that shit!
Throw the ball away. What the hell are they doing? This is embarrassing.
That was stupid.
Devin that was so stupid....
This fucking terrible. We are playing a complete shit team and we can't do anything.
I wish we could disguise blitzes that well.
This is bad
scratch that 300 yard prediction.
Wow, Lewan owned. Wow.
Dude. Are you kidding me?
No you don't.
Its getting hard to watch this team. They are terrible. Devin has been terrible lately. At least the oline is consistent. Even Lewan is struggling.
Way to think on your feet
He beat Taylor one on one
Gardner looked like he was in slow motion on the sack.
We really are not a good football team
At least one team looks like they want to be there....
Were we supposed to block those guys?
Let's let the underdog stick around. What the hell - that worked so well last week.
Srsly? That's their first sack of the season???
I think the evidence is mounting that last week wasn't some "hangover." Still not prepared to write the Big 10 season off, but we are really lucky the conference we play in sucks.
This O line blows!
His stock has dropped just being associated with this line.
Jeez - alright lets hunker down - could be another long night
Of course they get their first sack of the year against this Mich & this oline.
You think you have all day????? Fuck he looks like fucking shit. what the fuck do they do at practice all week?
We need some quick plays . These roll-outs are heinous.
Does anyone honestly think we will win in EL vs MSUs D ? Hopefully this will rnd the pretentiousness in our fanbase.
so i just tuned in to the game and see devin get sacked twice, what the heck is going on out there
Wow Devin Gardner.
What was that? Jogging in the backfield? Come on Man, play with authority! This weak ass shit won't play in Conference....
Just jogging like its backyard football. God he looks like ass out there.
I honestly think Jack Miller is abysmal....
Seems like a really respectable, hard-working kid, but he gets absolutely owned on almost every negative play
Can we blame the bad OL on Rich Rod?
You can blame global warming on RR. It all sticks.
Seriously, we gave up a sack to Uconn?!
Devin gets a lot of blame, but a large number of these picks are on balls that bounce off his receivers.
Also, I agree that he needs to learn to throw the ball away, but why the hell are we running play action when we haven't gained positive yards on a run yet? You have to put him in position to succeed.
Alright, we get it... You don't like this team and think everyone sucks. Perhaps there's another game you could watch?
There is no denying it anymore...
we will be lucky to go 8-4.
Maybe..if we are lucky.
We are not that good right now.
All of that fucking talk about being embarrassed and promising that they would not come out like that again and then they pull this fucking shit! Are you kidding me?! They should be embarrassed.
+1 good lord we look like shit
... i usually refrain from bitching during the game... but we look like a highschool outfit. Poorly coached, poorly executed, and winning only on athleticism. The team actually looks like it is getting worse, not better, as the season progresses. Do they even practice?
It's not just me right? Something's just off with this team from top to bottom. No energy at all. It's like they all have the flu or something.
What happened between ND week and last weekend?
Bright side - atleast we didn't throw it into the chest of the opposing team. I can't stress this enough - UConn offense is BAD - don't let their defense score
Gardner would be so much better if he did not think he has to do everything himself. Trouble is, he's right.
Gallon dileo and funchess provide enough punch. When have we throw down field or play action this is the same offense with a slower qb
The sound of Sean McDonaugh's monotone voice is causing me to slowly drift into a coma.
I tried sinking up Beckman and Brandstadter's radio broadcast with the TV feed, but they're about 3-4 seconds ahead of the TV which drives me nuts.
Worst Oline in the country? They are complete dog shit.
Can't say it's the worst in the country. If it was the worst there would be ZERO opportunities for Devin to run around in the pocket and heave miracles/wtfs.
I am so irritated. I just want a game like Ohio had today.
Good punt coverage
Just a shoestring tackle.
Wile with a good kick
Put in Green. Let him pound the ball.
They look like they hardly give a shit... No energy... Look so lethargic.
There HAS to be some sort of a shake up on the OL...
Same people= Same shitty result.
Didn't get past the Los. Isn't that grounding?
That tends to be part of it
Just go drink and shut up.