Since when does Michigan turn into a "we need razzle dazzle trick plays" type of attitude. Here's what Michigan needs to do the last two games...COMPETE. Go out and hit both of them in the mouth, tackle better than we have, protect the ball and execute. If we do that, those games will be fourth quarter "up for grabs" types and we will all be happy. I personally think that we are going to win at least one of them.
But we won't do it by not being physical. Wisconsin and Ohio State will try to "out-physical" us and if that happens, it could be ugly. Our offensive line has been a bright spot all season and now this is their "coming out" party. Defensively, we dominated the line of scrimmage against a weak Purdue team. Now the "D" needs to strap it up and get going.
Our tackling will need to improve. Clay, Ball , White, Herron and Saine are 100 times better than any piece of crap from West Lafayette. We have been better at gang tackling and I think that is a positive. When the poor-mans Cam Newton (Pryor-although I am sure he is not poor$$$$$) carries it, we will have to be great 1-on-1 tacklers and I believe in our guys. We need to try to make both teams one-dimensional. If we can do that, we will be in good shape.
Also, we are becoming the worst team in the league in ball security. That being said, I don't think it is impossible for us to protect the ball. We did it early on vs. UCONN and ND, we need to revert back to form. Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the only thing stopping us is turnovers? We are not punting the ball a lot so let's be +3 over the next two weeks and we'll be fine.
Lastly, just execute. QBs need to grade out highly with the zone read and we need to be physical. Throw the ball to the proper spot/receiver and let's run.
I am fired up. Hey Wisconsin and Ohio State, do you want some? Well come get some...
Be afraid, be very afraid.