Here we go. Lets do it again!
UTL II Open Thread
Not really ( I hope ), just setting the bar low.
What is that...above????
Steve Lorenz just tweeted the guys are warming up in the traditional uni's....though they'll probably change last minute before kickoff.
normal home uni's
For those of us who have to watch on TV, we definitely are guaranteed to catch the kickoff, right? GA-SCAR has another quarter to go.
It may start on a different channel.
That is bullshit on ESPN's part. We're the featured game of the week and we might get bumped? Why can't they figure out how to fill their timeslots properly?
They wore normal road uniforms before the 2011 MSU game as well. Believe nothing until they touch the banner.
Okay, if we are going with a different uni, just wear the fucking thing. If not, good choice to wear the legendary home blues.
Disagree. If they're going to wear a flashy alternate, they should definitely preserve the wow factor until they touch the banner. It defeats the purpose if the whole crowd figures it out bit by bit.
How is warming up in the uni's figuring it out bit by bit? Also, after warm up when you should be falling into your routine you are now changing your uniform?
Denard said they didn't have time for final game plan talk because everyone was busy changing into the bumble bee uniforms.
Ready to roll, nervous as hell, and dreading listening into Lou at the half.
Does anyone know of a place to watch the pregame ceremonies online? I remember missing the Dez speech before UTLI because, like tonight, a game went all the way up almost to kickoff.
You know how we had those huge M's on the front of our jerseys at the last UTL?
This time there will be large macaroni noodles stitched to the front of our jerseys.
They need to start running the ball in this game or it's going to bleed majorly into the Michigan game
Espn. We should be on abc not in jeopardy of missing part of our game. Fuck this shit.
Bumped by NASCAR. Un-fucking-believable.
Is anyone else having trouble with first row loading?
SEC games always seem to take an hour longer than other games. Must be all the SEC SPEEEEEED causing time to stand still.
It's all the penalties, man!
Just none of the NCAA kind.
QB sneak all the way!
Surely they will show the beginning on another channel. Georgia needs to start running the clock
at 8pm going into electronic isolation until I get home
Woah. Same. If you're at the wedding in at, I plan to watch the entire game on my phone with the espnwatch app
kudos if you can pull it off
Go Blue baby!
Ugh - we needed UGA to convert that 3rd down and run out the clock. This game may end by 8 but it may be close.
More TV timeouts.
Aaaaand they moved kickoff to 8:10.
Not in Ann Arbor. At home. Unfortunately. Had a Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen and a Stone Enjoy By. Not sure what to have next. Dale's Pale Ale. Newburyport Plum Island. Cafe Racer. Avery DuganA. or What?
Uhh georgia needs to convert this 4th down..
Way to be a good sport, Spurrier. Must be a Wolverine fan.
Thank you Mark Richt for going for it - whew!
Well that was awesome! Thanks to South Carolina for not using the time outs.
Everyone happy now? Georgia game over 20 minutes before kickoff.
As soon as coverage switches and Lou stops talking I will be happy.
and Fig Things for my late supper. I predict an ND ass whoopin. And lots and lots of pain.
No food yet but some New Glarus beer...First beer in quite a while after a broken nose and consequential surgery earlier this week. Great night to enjoy a few..cannot wait for this. Go Blue.
GOooooo blueeee..they will change before banner..i. hope it looks sweet..im stoked...aahhhhh im sayn 42 to 23 good guys
Is it ring bumped to allow the completion of the UGA game or is it kicking off at 8 with coverage on some other channel? Any info?
Lou holtz reminds me of my grandma.lets review the game just watched..thanks espn..f#ckers
Enough Lou Holtz, let's go already!
Not sure when the number would be assigned, but there was a shot of Gardener wearing #12.
Just saw that. I was hoping he'd get 98.
I hope they don't make him change his jersey right before kick off.
Players need those final moments to mentally prepare for the game, not worry about which uniforms they are going to wear.
Go Blue, baby!
Dang I wish I was up there... Tickets for 75 on Stubhub
Iheart doesn't seem to be working I want to listen the game on the radio but live in Ohio. Help
will check in from time to time, I'll be on Maize n Brew.
Let's Go Blue!!!
They gave the #1 jersey to big Nix.
Tommy Rees banged Stifflers mom
Fucking do this!
I made a profit off my tickets, but being able to get to Akron is not consolation for missing this. These are the problems of having a wife that works in an emergency room, I suppose. She has arranged to be off for Ohio State, however.
Let's do this, Wolverines.
Uni's. Love them!
Regular jerseys. Thank god.
Gardner has had so many numbers!!
YES! Jersey 98 for Gardner! I love it.
Huge shoes to fill (if even possible)
I didn't want my friend to feel awkward by taking him to the Michigan alumi bar O B Clark's in St. Louis being he's a ND fan. So I let him pick the bar...that bastard tricked me into coming to a ND bar. I am only one of two Michigan fans here. This injustice will not be forgotten anytime soon.
He buys all the booze
Awesome commercial even if it is for junk cars
Hit him in the knee, Desmond
Can't believe Gardner is in the infamous 98 jersey. Who was last QB to wear 98 prior to tonight?
I love these uniforms!
I know Norte Dame has wore the Vegas gold pants for awhile, but man are they UGLY!
STUFF THAT RUN!!!!
Such a great move up front
Atta boy Frank
Let's go DG
Schofield so slow there
We are using Norfleet to run at the edges. Not every run has to be between the tackles.
DG looking steady
98 with the key block!
There ya go Al open that playbook up!
Offensive Line has to step up. Have to find a way to run the ball.
We can't live off the flats forever.
Is very clearly outmatched
O line needs better pass pro
Jackson fucked that up
Points are always good
Getting our rears kicked up front.
OL is a big question mark for the 2nd half!
Next legends jersey, 15 in a row
I'll take the points early, but the OL has to step it up a bit. They are getting blown off the ball right now.
They've started the game by bringing a lot of pressure. I hope we can make them pay for that later.
15 of them
ND blitzing and playing tight on our receivers.... gotta dial something up to make them pay
.....Devin good decision
Anyone concerned we can't run between the tackles?
Almost. Not yet though. I'll let it settle out first
Yes need to open holes
Frank Mother Fuckin Clark!
front seven stepping up today boys!
That.....was a goal line stand for Bo.
Heart skipped a beat...
I'm on edge enough as it is, don't know if I can handle much more of that this early
Jesus Christ Norfleet
THANK YOU FOR HOLDING ON TO THE GOD DAMN BALL.
come on Norfleet you can't keep doing that shit!
I'll take two straight three and outs to start the game. Nice job defense!!
Fleet needs some gorilla glue on those loves
loves is a good word to use there also.
really do think our D will be OK. Just gotta be efficient on offense and not beat ourselves (or fumble fair catches away!)
Who is the last wolverine to change number 3 times?
A little surprised Kelly is so eager to keep it on the ground, but I like it.
if norfleet does that again, my hearts gonna explode.
Defense looking solid tonight. Lets go blue!
Anyone else see Funchess out there? Thought I saw 87 on the field.
There ya go Fitz!
Nice vision Toussaint.
HELLLLLLL YEAHHHHH! TOUCHDOWN GALLON!!!!!!!!
Like I said, they're playing tight on the receivers, make em pay. That's why Gallon is wearing #21!
TD FOR GALLON
Fuck yeah. Gallon is the fucking man!
Wide open's Gallon. They left him aloooooooone!
I hope we see a couple more of those tonight!
"Wide open's Gallon!"
I need a paper bag. I'm hyperventilating.
Not sure who it was, but the receiver blocking at the end was great. Go Blue.
You can only go for the strip if someone else is holding up the runner.. all the nd guys went for the strip. 61 yd td.
There's gallon. They left him alone!
That's how we do it!
WORD THE FUCK UP
I'm kinda excited...
Keep it up boys!!!
We are on tonight!
Already scored more than last year!
We are kicking their asses tonight.
How many times in his career must Gallon burn ND before they put a man on him? Just sayin...
Chesson had the key block
Chesson took two irish out with one block
The #21 jersey always rises to the occasion in this series - Howard, Biakabutuka, Hemingway, Gallon...
Nice block by a Fig Thing on his teammate. Gallon was by them, so it may not have mattered, but LOL.
Chesson with the huge block!
Nice pass Rees...keep making those I love it
Well that blitz didn't work
Really if u being everybody u better get pressure
Their OL is opening holes.
Need the stop here.
GIF of the Kelly sprint down the sideline anyone?
Lets get a big stop here boys!!!!
Replay that frantic TO by Kelly please. Hilarity
Rees hurting us on the blitzes.... gotta get there quicker or dial them back some and make them beat us a little bit at a time
I've heard better The Victors. Step it up please Pasquale. You can doooo it!
Luck of the fucking Irish
great... gotta love getting beat on fluky plays
Can u get any luckier?
Luck of the Chickens
Fucking luck of the Irish.
You're kidding me.
Roll these fucking lucky chickens.
Terrible defense on that drive. Had a feeling that was coming. Gotta be able to get some pressure.
Who is the next to wear each jersey?
Who is the next to wear each?
Eminem in the house!
audible out of the blitz or just don't show it till the last minute.
Nicholls State has scored more on Western at halftime than the sparty offense did in one game
ROW THE BOAT BRONCS
Our defensive line is not dominating at all.
Yay for catching the ball (Norfleet on kickoff, that is).
Gotta respond here....let's go.
Not a fan of running it up the guy into Nix. Weakness of our line vs strength of theirs.
Must be an ACC crew
Ye olde pic/flute trill. It'll get ya.
How's that not P.I.?
Good blitz pickup but looked like PA
That's not interference?
Okay, that's two bad calls against us. Keeping tally. False start bullshit and no PI call. Ugh.
yea all I saw was ND jump twice and then point at our line and the official called a penalty
I can't believe there was no flag.
Need better punt coverage/hang time
pass rush this set of downs
The more unhurried throws he gets, the more reaches he gets into the cookie jar of chance and he will eventually find a cookie every now and then as number of trials approaches infinity.
News moar beer
up against the run.
Our lines better man up or we're fucked.
We are not winning the OL or DL battle. Hard to win a game like that.
Defense continues ineptitude. Guh.
Well we won 1 quarter so far, 3 to go let's go boys!
Geez, guys. Calm down and get a stop!
End of 1st, 10-7 Michigan.
ND getting yards running up the middle and we can't get pressure. Not a winning recipe.
Well it's safe to say we aren't going to control the line of scrimmage. Gotta win this on Gardners arm with good decisions and accuracy.
We still aren't the MANBALL team Hoke wants
Annoying domer friend texting me already. Thinks its all theirs now. 10 minutes ago he was swearing they were screwed.
It's still early.
Just not getting enough pressure in the backfield
Doing a good job blowing up the screens though
I can breathe!
Sippin tea. Not worried. Expected a gritty game.
Nice to get the stop, but there goes that 10-0 lead in a matter of minutes. Gotta pick ourselves back up and get going offensively.
NOW they make their field goals.
Nice stand defense!! Let's go offense let's get something going!
Way to stiffen, D!
That's what she said.
Great stand defense. We are ok. They are going to score.
if the DL is not getting pressure, GM can say to the DL, "The play call for the DL the previous 4 possessions has been suboptimal, I will take over playcalling for the rest of the quarter/half/game." Either way, nice pressure there after the TV timeout.
I think the d line is getting right around tommy. Just a fraction slow. They will get there sometime and can hopefully capitalize.
How about we keep them from scoring again? That'd be wonderful.
Norfleet to the house.
I hope he doesn't try to are and mess up
I fully expect a humorous gif of Brian Kelly's Time Out run down the sideline, gentlemen. Work your magic.
DG still looks just ok to me right now
Good throwaway, Devin. You show good pose in the pocket.
I love Gallon.
Man gallon is killing it
interior line is bad
Gallon is bringing jump balls back into style!
Another good blitz pickup on 3rd down by Fitz
Our line is like a wet paper bag
Thinking of run blocking here
Just give Gallon #1. He's been incredibly clutch almost his entire career
Well, he's got #21 already...
There's really nothing bad to say about him
Miller blew that play. He is getting killed.
That injury cart just keeps filling up.
He's like a 6th olineman. Hope he can come back.
ND is run blitzing every play. Pass, pass, pass until they quit that.
I am mostly OK with abandoning the run here. Devin came to play.
Lewan might be the epitome of a Michigan Man. Look at him kneeling there with his teammate.
What does that say about our backups then...
nice job Funch
"Coach, if you need one yard, I'll get you three yards. If you need five yards, I'll get you three yards."
Kalis crushed Nix
Kalis pancaked nix on that 1st down run.. beautiful
Follow your hand signals from your quarterback! Street ball creativity cuts through the clutter!
Brent tells that Bo/harbaugh story every fucking game he does for us
My God he's fast
Jake Butt welcome to Michigan!
do the interior guys ever actually block anyone?
They're selling our in run every play
Could a M-ND game ever be played without ACC refs?
Halfway through the 2nd and Herb/Brent have not caused me to deploy mute yet. New record!
WOO! TD Gardner on the option keeper!
I can dig the pistol
what a great check down! two great plays in one by gardner!
Nice audible Devin
Gardner is special
There ya go DG!
Change at the line, big audible
Yeah that original play call was obviously dead. What a great job
DG is that deal.
Devin's been hanging around Denard.
I didn't see that cutback til he actually cut it back lol
MGoExpat trying to watch from Malaysia here. Does anybody have a link to the game?
Devin is a very smart young man!
So far DG has lived up to the Harmon jersey. He looks fantastic tonight.
Agreed. Very impressive so far. Gotta keep it up!
Atta boy Devin!
Get a stop. Come on dline.
HA! Good thing Brady was late with the TO try.
and hoke wanted the timeout...thanks official for not granting lol
Kelly with plenty of fucks said there
Nice work crowd noise.
Kelly is changing color!
it'd be huge if we could stop them here and put one more score on the board before HT
kelly gettin purple
Purple face of doom!
Kelly's goin' purple.
Brady: "time out...time out? Time...oh, what the hell, I'll take it"
Going nuts. Guy would suck to play for
Lose your mind on national TV Kelly. Muahahahaha!
There's the Brian Kelly school of coaching example right there. What a poser
B Kelly is doing his recruiting pitch again
Early for purple face. Just skipped red.. LOL.