Great job guys. Enjoyed it. It wasn't the most fun game to watch, and it certainly didn't relieve all my anxiety, but I feel better and believe we're improving. Can't wait for PSU.
I really don't understand Ace's Borges hate in this podcast. The unbalanced line worked well, and the offense was extremely efficient. We only ran 52 plays, and we averaged 6.69 yards/play. That's better than we did last year against Minny. Sure, you'd like a better YPC average in the running game, but the running game set-up the big plays. We scored TDs on 5/8 drives, and one drive should've been extended by an obvious PI call. The TFLs were down, and even a slightly inaccurate DG averaged 13.8 YPA and completed 76.5% of his passes.
As for whether or not the unbalanced line works in the future...we'll see. But it sure worked on Saturday, and Michigan did establish more of an identity as a power team.
Borges had a great day. He's earned some criticism this year--most notably against UConn--but he's been darn good in our four other games, and addressed the TE issue on Saturday.
Mattison had a so-so day, IMO. I'm with Brian on that one. Our defense seems pretty passive right now, and I don't like it. As I've said before, I think he's in a tough spot: we can't rush with just the D-Line and don't appear to be very good at blitzing either. But after five games, we need to find ways to put more pressure on the opponent, and some of the pressure stuff worked against Minnesota. MOAR PLZ.