First off this was one of the most frustrating games I've ever watched in my 24 "cotten picking years." We had every chance to put this game away and for whatever reason we stalled. However- we got a Big ten win on the road with a defense that we should not expect much from. I knew it would come down to how the coaches managed the shootout. Props to RichRod for keeping the Team together in an otherwise demoralizing performance from our D and at times an offense that didn't take advantage of what they were given. Hell we could have scored 60 on these guys. I'm also happy that after Lewan made a freshman* mistake richrod ran out to take control of the situation. I'm curious to know what happened? Any clue?
What did Taylor Lewan do?
I'd like to know the same...the EspnU coverage was HORRIBLE
They didn't show either of the roughing the passer penalties on Michigan. After seeing too many weak roughing penalties, I'm naturally skeptical of those calls, so I wanted to see if they were legitimate penalties. But no, they wouldn't show either one.
52-51 was worse, this was a WIN
It was 54-51. I was there.
just went back to check my "frustrated feelings" and remembered. We could not stop a spread attack if all our guys had shot guns
You mean you don't want to watch highlights from MSU-Wisconsin, or Denard's first-half runs instead of the actual FUCKING game?
(urge to kill ESPNU rising.....rising....fading.....RISING)
Lisa Simpson: Dad, look!
[holds TV up]
Homer Simpson: Television! Teacher, mother...
Homer Simpson: [lustily] ... secret lover. Urge to kill... fading... fading... fading - rising! Fading... fading... gone.
Homer Simpson: Come, family. sit in the snow with daddy and let us all bask in TV's warm glowing warming glow.
[Hours later, everyone is frozen]
man introducing Tony Awards: [on TV] Live, from Broadway, it's the Tony Awards, with your hosts Tyne Daly and Hal Linden!
Bart Simpson: [with difficulty] Homer... change channel.
Homer Simpson: Can't! Frozen!
[music on TV: "One chorus line of people...?]
Homer Simpson: [family screams]
Homer Simpson: Urge to kill... rising...
He ordered the 'tach to attack!
^^^ you dropped this back there
Oh, I thought it was tachometer. And it attacked so hard the apostrophe fell to the back end of the word.
Sure couldn't tell on TV. Best guess is Lewan saw someone hit someone and retaliated, because Lewan's body language was angry and fired-up, not sheepish. He looked pissed off about something still.
Not sure, but I'm surprised he wouldn't pull out his mustache tatoo in a moment like that. That would have made everyone calm down.
while i hate that he did what he did, it was nice to see the rest of the team (including RR) take control of the situation and yell at him about it. koger was giving him a mouthful, as apposed to most teams, where other players might escalate the incedent.
What do you hate that he did? Details please.
trying to break one of their legs....
The coverage was terrible so I guess the only people who might know are the ones at the game.
I hope it is nothing that can be reviewed by the NCAA.
the game was televised on ESPN ewuuuuuuuuu!!
the NCAA has the power to reprimand and punish athletes for in-game actions. And even if they did, there doesn't seem to be any video evidence of what Lewan did.
Lewan is an aggressive young player and wants to take anyones head off that HE sees do wrong by him. He had many penalties as a HS player and has had many head ons with his own team mates. This may be what has and will continue to keep him off the field. Keeping that aggression in check is what it sounds like he needs to learn and channel at this point. That will come in time and in coaching, both on and off the field. The sky is the limit for this kid though.....
at 5am before class will cure most things. Love the intensity - maturity will follow.
That's excessive mandatory practice time... Can't do that!
most certainly learn while he is ON the field displaying his potential NFL talent. Lewan may yet us some more yards with penalties. he, however will definitely gain us more yards with his talent then he will cost! this kid will not sit again while he is at michigan. i am sure the coaches are aware of his mean streak and will coach him accordingly! GO BLUE!
I know Lewan took two Indiana defenders out on that TD run. I'm sure he was letting them know about it.
could've been called a couple times on the last drive for holding.
Having said that, given how fired up he was after the penalty, I have to believe someone did something pretty bad to him to start the whole thing off. He had 5 UM players in his face and he still wasn't settling down.
He got thrown into Robinson's legs at the end of the play before the long pass to Hemingway. It was late and on the sideline. Pretty sure he was getting some payback.
I definitely cringed when I saw Lewan fall into Denard's legs. I thought for sure Denard was going to be seriously hurt.
I am certain I saw a "stomping" motion made as the player stepped over Lewan. I think the MGoVideoGurus will find indisputable video evidence that the player stomped on Lewan's calf.
Coachable moment for the staff
Opportunity for senior leadership
Lewan does not have his agressive edge dampened by the coaches. He might not have a pleasant week of practice, but it will take more than a coach or two to dampen his enthusiasm.
Now, if I am right, it will be interesting to see the coverage.
donkey, thats a foul
I can think of more frustrating games that ended much differently.
correction: one of the most frustrating wins* ive seen
see: OSU games from last few years
he pancaked a guy at the goal line just as denard crossed it. lewan was laying on the guy. then espn cut away.
i'm guessing the dguy was fed up and starting kicking to get lewan off of him. then retaliation probably started and so on.
but @ the OP this the most important part of your post.
"However- we got a Big ten win on the road" This was a great win. On the road against for SOME a lightly regarded opponent, on their home field for a revenge game, with what has amounted to their best offensive team. I'll celegrate the W and hope like hell the coaches can coach these young'uns up.
drunk? damn most time people spell stuff wring they geet hammered by the grammer police.
I'm just accidentally prolific.
I think he reminded the D-linemen that they'd be featured on MGoBlog this week as donkeys....
I can't believe it took this long for a donkey joke.
I loved it. We need 5 more like him. This is football and it has to be played with passion and fire. His teammates got in there and RR got in there and handled it. I'm not saying we should fight on the field, but I do love his tenacity.
on the D LINE to help Martin and Co. with the five man pass rush.
Aftr the spring game it was obvious it was jut a matter of time, he is an absolute beast out there. I said he would take a few PF's but the upside is just to great and he will start until he goes to the next level. To have Hugye free as backup makes us much better as he can play 4 positions. They will reign Lewan in we have lots of leadership on the o-line.
After the sideline incident, it looked like Lewan was coming back to talk with Denard before each play the rest of the drive, I'm guessing saying something like, "I'm about to fuck this dude up in front of me so be prepared to take advantage."
The penalty was obviously Animal Cruelty: Illegal Donkey Abuse
+1 Best donkey joke of the thread so far.
pushed us back 15 yards on the kickoff and I was expecting them to pooch kick it which would have given IU good field position for the hail Mary. Instead, they kicked it deep and trusted the cover team.
Was that broeckhuizen? I couldn't tell because he kicked it to the goal line. Usually he only gets it to the 5 kicking from the 40
And I do think it was Broekhuizen. Maybe the best, most critical kickoff of the year. As bad as the defense was, we showed some improvement in our kicking game.
The ESPNU broadcast was indescribably bad.
I am wondering if the crew was instructed to no longer show replays of penalties on their telecasts. The officiating is so bad this year that I can see the NCAA putting pressure on those who cover the games to not show just how bad it is.
On the 2nd or 3rd play of our last drive, Lewan is getting up off the ground and throws an ever so subtle little kick to the Indiana player's (I think #44) leg. On both the next plays, Lewan does some MAJOR holding on the same guy, which I'm suprised were not called. He pulled the guys jersey off his pads on one of them. That resulted in the guy whipping Lewan into Robinson, and I'm assuming that was what instigated the penalties after the TD.
I'll assume you are full of it and are lying.
This is why the negbomb should be encouraged.
And I'm not blaming Lewan for anything. I love having that kind of piss and vinager on the O-Line! All I was trying to point out was that the Indiana dude probably took a cheap shot at Lewan after the TD because he was getting his butt whooped on that last drive (and probably the whole game...)
as Indiana held the whole game I guess we'll call it even
I saw the same things. I believe this.
I love the passion and being a former athlete and coach myself...I love the rage. Take a little pride in destroying people and get some swagger back. Maybe it will spread to the D. Which by the way, at some point our crew of DBs have to step up and say enough is enough and beg and plead for GERG to let them go Man/Press and prove that they belong on the corners and understand that they have help over top. Gotta quit treating these kids like kids and demand that they mature...Now!
Lewan was jawing with that Indiana player that entire last drive. The play before the long pass to Junior I was hoping he didn't get a personal foul for his behavior. I like the passion, but timing man, timing.
I was there, you remember how Craig Roh said Taylor is real close to holding well he was probably closer on that last drive. He and 44 were mixing it up pretty good at one time I saw 44 holding Taylors leg after a play and IU fans were screaming for a holding on a couple others. I didn't see the altercation for celebrating, but it looked like Taylor may have taken a shot to the pills and was plenty pissed off about it. They didn't let him go shake hands LoL wonder why?
RT @nicoleauerbach: Lewan on his final-minute penalty: Denard scored, I was trying to get over to him. I was stepping over the guy, and he grabbed my foot.
RT @nicoleauerbach: Lewan: (Refs) said I was trying to step on him.
As much as I like Lewan, he better hope there is video that exonerates him, cause if there isn't i wouldn't be surprised if they sat him against MSU (even if only for a half).
I would have liked to see the replay, but after last year and the rash of big ten review suspensions, I'd rather that there was nothing for the big ten to use to suspend Lewan for the MSU game.
up this week. Given the rage of RR and the referee what Lewan did was wrong. Darius Johnson was the key to getting it done for Indiana - most of the time they didn't. Lewan needs to live up to the aspirations of his number. Long never lost his head like that -after the play IIRC.
I was at the game but was not watching the field after that final TD (too busy yelling, high fiving, etc.). Suddenly there was a scuffle and an IU player was totally pissed with other IU players holding him back. U/M players were holding Lewan back too. At this point Lewan and the IU player had been separated by 20-30 yards.
Lewan messed up big time. As others posted above, Lewan has admitted to being on the edge between aggressive and over-the-line. That is his personality.
Note this was not off setting penalties. Definitely Lewan's fault.
And, Lewan was escorted off the field by the M coaches while the rest of the team was celebrating and shaking hands with the IU players.
Doubt that he will start next week (but will play).
Someone grabbed his leg and ref's said that he tried to stomp on them. Sounds like a standard case of he said-stache said.