The press box while that was happening, and the stands.
What's going on, Devin Gardner? THEORIES! We can't run. This is sad. It's bad and sad and bad.
Frank Clark: what's up. And that goes for the rest of the defensive line. Pipkins isn't playing, and we don't get why. Why is Countess at nickelback if Michigan can't cover deep?
Oh, Big Ten, you pick us up.
"Across 110th Street."
"Wreck of the Old 97," Johnny Cash. Yes, again. The second verse is applicable.
"Young Pilgrims," The Shins
"The Legionnaire's Lament," The Decemberists
The usual links:
Dymonte Thomas can't cover walk on receivers? yikes, doesn't sound good
probably just doesnt know the play book quite yet or didnt have a good week of practice. he played well against central so who knows what it could be.
though possible i'm not sure what knowing the playbook has to do with the ability to play man coverage
Would be better if those guys in different color uniforms were not on our side of the line of scrimmage immediately following the ball snap.
Walk-on left guard, 3* center and 5* right guard don't seem to be helping out very much. 4* backup left guard can't seem to get ahead of the walk-on in the depth chart.
Coaches need to figure out a solution to these issues.
Funny, I actually watched a Marx brothers movie on Saturday night as a way to forget the game that had just happened.
Personally, I am interested in "practice buzz" from Heiko.
I actually came to the comments to say the same thing. The exchange basically went like:
Brian/Ace: "Why do the coaches do this?!"
Heiko: "Well, they do it because in practice-"
Brian/Ace: "We don't want to hear about it! Why are they making these decisions?!"
As much as this podcast, especially the defensive section, was all about not understanding why the coaches are making the decisions they're making, Brian and Ace seemed aggressively uninterested in learning more about why the coaches are maybe making these decisions.
Me as well - Brian and Ace cut off Heiko explaining the practice buzz to say we should look at the games, who cares about practice! I would like to hear about it as it may inform why Thomas isn't in there, why Pipkins isn't getting a lot of snaps or why Lewis is playing as a true freshman, something that is not always clear just from the games.
If fact, I wouldn't mind a section of the podcast devoted to practice buzz or what Heiko has learned doing his actual reporting.
If not Heiko, someone needs to be there to disagree with Brian sometimes. Even smart people aren't right 100% of the time.
I'm not advocating for manufacturing an argument sports-talk style, but there should be plenty to discuss/debate intelligently.
Oh, the podcast... Making shitty games sound slightly less shitty.
And for future reference, if a game like this happens again, I will be ok if you guys decide to talk NOT about the game. I hear 'Breaking Bad' is doing well on television.
I think he was being what do you call it oh yeah ironical. Brian was expressing angst that, although he would like to believe that past events (awesome Devin vs. ND) predict future events, they in fact did not in this case (horrible Devin vs. Akron).
Yeesh, this was sooo negative. Also you guys are kind of harsh to Heiko, I am interested to hear about what the coaches are seeing in practice.
One thing I learned after listening to this podcast, I tend to agree with Heiko more than Brian or Ace when they start arguing. MORE HEIKO!!!
I enjoy the podcast but Ace and Brian agree...a lot. Seems like when Heiko offered some interesting counter thoughts he got shut down. I wanted to hear more.
No, I'm not Heiko's Mom, but I bet she agrees.
You'd think there would be a little more listening going on, especially given how wrong some of the pre-season assumptions stated here were (specifically: "don't worry about the OL - they can't possibly be worse", "worry, no, panic, about Jerrod Wilson", and "Dymonte Thomas is the nickel starter and should never move" .)
"Young Pilgrim:" by The Shins: Excellent choice after the Akron game, thematically.