"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
|38 weeks 5 days ago||3 football games were on last||
3 football games were on last night. 0 of them caught my attention. Worst Thursday in football so far.
They only day in football worse than last night was the Monday night game with the Vikings and Giants. That was painful.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Green is going to be good.||
Green is going to be good. Very good.
The power play where he bounces a hole outside and gets upfield immediately after is the play. He sees the designed hole plugged, plants his right foot, takes 3 steps to the left where he has a seam, plants his left foot and gets upfield in a hurry. The quickness of the play and his vision is a great sign for things to come from him.
Channeling my inner Fred Jackson, he is going to be Mike Hart.. but bigger. He isn't going to pop off 40-50 yard gains.. but defenses will struggle to get him down before he picks up 4-5 yards. And Michigan hasn't had that since Hart left.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||My thoughts exactly. The||
My thoughts exactly. The action of the play is read-option. But since Gardner glances at the corner he can't also look back and option the backside DE. It's a throw to Gallon or a give to Fitz.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||I know this isn't related but||
I know this isn't related but it's something I thought about when reading this. With exception to their oki package, Michigan must be the only team in the NCAA that doesn't show blitz and back out of it. Our blitzing players try to time the snap and often get caught by the type of offense that looks at the sideline and checks into an optimal play. Once they get caught creeping to the line of scrimmage, they still blitz right where they were caught showing it.
Why don't they have the ability to check out of a blitz? A good OC is going to see the man coming and check into a hot read that send a WR on a slant or something to take advantage of the defender coming.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||The worst kind of giant||
The worst kind of giant noodle is the wheel-route running kind.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||With his increased muscle||
With his increased muscle mass and vertical leap, we could very well be seeing the first player to dunk from the 3 point line.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||His forearms are still a||
His forearms are still a weird color of red. Must be a Canadian thing.
|39 weeks 2 hours ago||I definitely learned something new today||
|39 weeks 2 hours ago||So far with interceptions our||
So far with interceptions our defense has been right there SO many times and couldn't come up with the play. Sooner or later that's going to change.
Contrast that with 2011 when our defense may have been in terrible position but the ball bounced into their hands anyway.
|39 weeks 4 hours ago||Not sure if Beilema will||
Not sure if Beilema will still be in Arkansas in '18.
|39 weeks 4 hours ago||I'm a man||
|39 weeks 4 hours ago||"Are you going to look ahead||
"Are you going to look ahead at all?"
|39 weeks 4 hours ago||This has to be a sight read.||
This has to be a sight read. If it wasn't, then Lewan wouldn't have released upfield the way he did. Technically he could get a flag for going downfield since the ball wasn't caught behind the line of scrimmage.
And Coyote makes a good point. The DE looks like the man to read. Because if the end is snuck inside on the tackle, that makes it way too easy for Gardner to get the edge on him.
EDIT: And looking again, I think that Gardner signals to Gallon to look for the hitch route because he thinks the corner may be blitzing. On the video, right after the snap he snaps his head to the right to look at the corner real quick to check him. Since the corner is crashing on the zone read, abort and throw the hitch.
EDITEDIT:On second thought, this has to be a presnap sight read... With the corner being the only man not tipping the play. The safety does take a few lateral steps towards Gallon presnap and Gardner is looking over there.
Whatever happened or whoever Gardner and Gallon read, the play is promising. It looks like they have the ability to check into a short pass play if the defense is going to give them a free play.
|39 weeks 6 hours ago||The Hangover 2 wasn't good||
The Hangover 2 wasn't good because the writers created the exact same movie in a different country.
No tooth in The Hangover--Eye tattoo in Hangover 2.
They steal a tiger--They steal a monkey.
Lock asian in the trunk--Lock asian in icebox.
|39 weeks 6 hours ago||Can I jokingly tell you to||
Can I jokingly tell you to shut your whore mouth?
|39 weeks 7 hours ago||I usually don't get out to||
I usually don't get out to see many movies in theatre. I'll be making the trip to see this one. I love Ron Burgandy.
|39 weeks 9 hours ago||I started my undergraduate at||
I started my undergraduate at U of Dayton and transferred to BGSU where I just recently graduated. Both places had a very similar course designed almost as extended orientation. I reckon most universities have these.
Necessary? Absolutely not. It's just designed to take up space on your first semester schedule... but can't complain with an easy A.
|39 weeks 21 hours ago||Had I included "this week"||
Had I included "this week" anywhere in my comment, your reply would make sense. I understand that Ohio doesn't play Purdue this week. I was merely stating a loss to them would be delicious. If you're hinting towards schadenfreude this weekend against PSU, I'll allow it.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||I want Ohio schadenfreude||
I want Ohio schadenfreude after a loss to Purdue. It would taste delicious.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Funchess looks like he||
Funchess looks like he borrowed Gallon's rocket cleats... but then quickly panicked when he used too much thrust.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Targeting ejections are||
Targeting ejections are ridiculous if you ask me. Refs could purposely alter the outcome of a game with the power they've been given. And they are taking full advantage of that power.
Instead of an automatic ejection, they should throw a flag and if they feel the tackle was egregious, they can review it and THEN eject the player. What's with this "you're guilty until proven innocent" nonsense?
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke would be even better if||
Hoke would be even better if he was more like Bill Belichick.
You made some big plays at the end of the game.
"Yep. Thank you."
|39 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Is this considered a||
Is this considered a committable offer?
And just researching this young man I found a picture of this:
Could somebody please explain to me what is eating his helmet?
|39 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I think we need a .gif of||
I think we need a .gif of Funchess jumping over a cloud.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Noon game. Book it.||
Noon game. Book it.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Thank god medical advances||
Thank god medical advances have hastened the recovery time for injuries like this.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Is a "bloop" a Hokeism?||
Is a "bloop" a Hokeism?
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I wonder if there is any||
I wonder if there is any correlation between the time the game is played and the amount of swearing. Later games=more time to consume delicious alcohol=less constraint on the open thread?
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know what bowl we're||
I don't know what bowl we're going to get... But I know I'll get to watch these boys play in late December or early January.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I'm pleased with him tonight.||
I'm pleased with him tonight.
If he breaks my brain again with another WTF game, my memory won't be so short.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||You have to give credit where||
You have to give credit where credit is due. Borges called a great game.. Almost as if he knew he had something to prove. Couldn't be more pleased with him.
Mattison had a bear of a task on his plate this week. Sure his defense gave up ALL OF THE POINTS, but his guys stood up after that fumble on the 2 and got another TO to seal the game. They made plays to end it. Gotta love that.
My favorite play was the out route to Funchess to move the chains. I would have bet Borges would have run it up two scores to kill IU's last time out but that play put the fire out on the night.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Touchdown||
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Green is a pig. I like that.||
Green is a pig. I like that.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Need a TD now. IU will score||
Need a TD now. IU will score many points.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Redemption time Taylor!||
Redemption time Taylor!
|39 weeks 4 days ago||We knew IU would score. We||
We knew IU would score. We just have to score more.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||So... Three shotgun runs at||
So... Three shotgun runs at 9-10 yards a carry.
And now a 4th for a Td
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Pat Fitz wants the refs to||
Pat Fitz wants the refs to bail his team out.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||That WR threw a pretty nice||
That WR threw a pretty nice ball. QB controversy?!!
|39 weeks 4 days ago||I'm actually proud of Sparty||
I'm actually proud of Sparty fans thus far. They haven't booed Cook yet.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||I won't name any names but||
I won't name any names but the young men who play LG, C, and RG have been a problem. And our QB turning the ball over kills the team. And both of the DEs haven't gotten nearly enough pressure on the opposing teams' QBs.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Purdue just had a pick six||
Purdue just had a pick six and they let the Sparty receiver catch it.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Whatever the total on the||
Whatever the total on the Michigan-Michigan St. game is... Definitely take the under. Wowza
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan's first offensive||
Michigan's first offensive play: Playaction bomb to Devin Funchess for a touchdown.
Michigan's second offensive play: Tackle-over stretch to the right for -1 yards.
Michigan's third offensive play: interception.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||A child's version of an image||
A child's version of an image showing all 10. Penn State's 11th man is a safety on the bottom hash playing WAY off Chesson... He's not open though. Trust me.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Unfortunately for all of us,||
Unfortunately for all of us, the guys helmet above the PE would make 10 men. And thanks to All-American, we have a video to prove it's 10 men.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||But really, I'm glad the||
But really, I'm glad the week is winding down. And win or lose, there's nothing I'd rather do on a Saturday than drink some ice cold beers and watch Michigan play football.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||So my money is going on||
So my money is going on Southern this year?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||It's an embarrassment. Sure,||
It's an embarrassment. Sure, it's not all on the coaches to get the right players in the package on the field. But it's the coaches responsibility to recognize this and call a time out. Maybe Borges DID recognize this but couldn't call down to Hoke because he doesn't have a headset.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||By God, there ARE ten men on||
By God, there ARE ten men on the field. This is even more unacceptable than the play calling by Borges.This absolutely cannot happen.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||That's the second man. Where||
That's the second man. Where is the 3rd receiver?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||He's pretty accurate. That's||
He's pretty accurate. That's all I can tell from the video. He hits his receivers where he needs to but the level of competition is... eh, lacking? I'd like to see him in camps so see how he stacks up.
If you want a laugh, watch the play starting at 2:11 and focus on the 3 linebackers.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I'd invest in him if he||
I'd invest in him if he played QB for the Texans.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||And IF he pulls it off||
And IF he pulls it off (that's a big IF), Michigan still has to line up and stop them for 28 more seconds. The INT ends the game. I think he did the veteran thing... he just jumped too early.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||This is the first post that||
This is the first post that has helped to pull me out of my depressive funk. Thank you for this!
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Is the number of kids signing||
Is the number of kids signing early a trend we will see often now or is this year a rare happening?
|39 weeks 6 days ago||This could be payback karma||
This could be payback karma for the Denard jump balls Hemingway would always come up with in 2011.
Stribling doesn't make the play but I can't really fault his effort. The athleticism shows and I love the aggressiveness. He wasn't timid going up for that ball at all. He probably sees the softball INT that Hacks lays up for him and he gets a little anxious and jumps a tad early for it because, freshman?
And I look at Robinson's vertical and it looks pretty damn close to 40 inches. In full pads. And he's 6'4. And his hands are above his head. Who else in the Big Ten could make a play on that ball?
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I noticed that on the first||
I noticed that on the first play on the tying TD drive, Taylor is caught looking at the QB. Wilson is back deep but I'm not sure how deep. They could have gone over the top here.
Also, this is painful:
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Do wide open cutback lanes||
Do wide open cutback lanes bode well for Fitz this weekend? He's always looking for that.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||This is usually the feature||
This is usually the feature that I laugh the hardest at every week. HOWEVA, considering my recent bout with depression after last Saturday, I cried.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Even this guy switches his||
Even this guy switches his pistol out when he runs out of ammo. Borges would just keep pulling the trigger, wondering why it wasn't working.
*click*, *click*, *click*.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Fair enough. I was just||
Fair enough. I was just wondering what you were comparing him to when calling him small.
But in all fairness, the game is starting to move away from those 6'2, 250lb linebackers. With ultra fast TEs and RBs that go out into routes, LBs are required to drop into coverage more. LBs are starting to look more like a big RB.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Come on, Coach Manning! Get||
Come on, Coach Manning! Get this kid!
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Undersized compared to whom?||
Undersized compared to whom? The "textbook" MIKE?
Because Ross is 6'1, 223# and Morgan is 6'1, 227#.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I am befuddled at this kid's||
I am befuddled at this kid's offer list. I would have expected more from him. Granted, he doesn't play for a "premier" Ohio HS but TCC is still a big school that is very competitive.
The kid can play. Send him an offer.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Trust your coordinators, Mr.||
Trust your coordinators, Mr. Weis.
Hell, we trust Al Borges, right guys? Uh.. guys?
|40 weeks 37 min ago||I didn't think Magnuson did||
I didn't think Magnuson did terribly against PSU. And considering Lewan went out for much of the game and us figuring our season would be essentially over if we lost him, the line still gave Devin time to throw the rock in the second half for the most part. His TD pass to to Jeremy was a strike coming from a well-formed pocket. He actually had time to step into his throw.
|40 weeks 2 hours ago||Double post||
Sad face. But at least I can complain more in this comment. That has to be the most ridiculous formation I've ever seen in my entire life.
The coaches are putting the players in position to FAIL.
|40 weeks 2 hours ago||Is there trips to the bottom of the screen||
On play 9? Because if there isn't, Michigan ran a stretch play with 8 in the box and a safety over the top with 10 men on the field. The safety is over the top eyeing the "TE" (Lewan?) who is actually ineligible. So basically this looks like a stretch play with 9 in the box with 10 men on the field. In.Excuse.Able.
|40 weeks 4 hours ago||I'm 100% absolutely positive||
I'm 100% absolutely positive that Devin Gardner could run 27 QB sneaks for over 27 yards.
|40 weeks 4 hours ago||1.) Welcome to the site. It's||
1.) Welcome to the site. It's good to have you.
2.) Nice to meet you, too.
3.) You don't consider any win a loss. Because it's not a loss.
|40 weeks 4 hours ago||-5 against the Nebraska and||
-5 against Nebraska and pick 'ems @NW? At least I'll be making money off this disaster..
|40 weeks 5 hours ago||My thoughts exactly||
No way to know who is going to be good then.
Hell, Ohio could be hurting from a scandal where their players get free tattoos and make money off their signatures, bowl game memorabilia, and other team gear while their coach tries to cover it up so that they can be full strength going into a BCS Bowl Game. I know that sounds real farfetched but you never know... it could happen.
|40 weeks 8 hours ago||"We threw 3 balls over their||
"We threw 3 balls over their heads, did we not?"
Most of the time, anybody with sense will look at those "3 balls" and go "Hm, that really worked out for us. We should try throwing it over their heads 7-10 more times."
Borges says, "Trust me guys... you have to run 10 times for 10 yards before you can even think about throwing the ball over their heads."
|40 weeks 10 hours ago||Thanks!||
|40 weeks 10 hours ago||I completely understand now.||
I completely understand now. Borges had money on PSU (+3). Michigan had a 7 point lead and were driving despite his best efforts so he was late to get the call in, caused a delay of game, and suggested a punt instead of a field goal to push the game to 10 points. He then prayed that Penn State would miraculously drive the field and tie the game. They pulled through for him. In overtime he had Michigan right where he wanted them. His strategy was for either PSU to beat him with a touchdown or he was going to kick field goals so that if Michigan DID win, the bet would push... and he would break even. Al Borges hit his bet Saturday night. You go, Al Borges.
|40 weeks 10 hours ago||I'm taking Brian's argument||
I'm taking Brian's argument on this one. It's possible to crack some seams in some of these run plays. I'll agree that there are many things the line isn't doing correctly. But how many times a game are you going to count on your entire offensive line, 2 TEs, and a FB (that's 8 guys) to make their blocks perfectly? That's all you're getting here. Somebody isn't getting a block here, somebody isn't getting a block there. The odds of all 8 guys making their blocks is very slim. Whereas with a quick slant or a bubble screen you are counting on 0 or 1 guy to make a block. The outcome of this doesn't look as grim. And considering the corners are 11-12 yards off the receivers at the snap, even if that 1 guy misses his block, you're still looking at a 4-5 yard gain for free.
OH, and stop running the stretch play. I hate that f****** play.
|40 weeks 22 hours ago||Thanks, Mr. Brown! I could||
Thanks, Mr. Brown! I could only find videos of him at camps. Any highlight reels on this gentleman?
|40 weeks 1 day ago||This is funny! But too many||
This is funny! But too many wide receivers. There can't be 10 in the box with that look.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Holy grass stains. Okay, off||
Holy grass stains.
Okay, off to listen to the podcast and cry myself into a coma. BYE.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||No sir. Waiting on the||
No sir. Waiting on the podcast along with the Tuesday presser.
This should be good.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Celebrity Doppelganger:||
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Was their any doubt MGoBlog||
Was their any doubt MGoBlog would be the main focus of TWIS this week? At least we're famous.. or something.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||The Tigers NEED a win today||
The Tigers NEED a win today with Verlander on the hill. Especially the way Game 2 went.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||The Giants' issues stems from||
The Giants' issues stems from 15 interceptions from Eli Manning. Half of which stem from the receivers running the incorrect routes.
Are they 29th in the NFL in rushing? Sure. But they also have the fewest carries per game in the NFL.
The Giants don't run 30 stretch plays into a wall of defenders for 1ypc. They run it 16 times a game for 4ypc and let Eli slowly destroy them with turnovers.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||That's what they should be||
That's what they should be running NOW. Michigan's linemen could stand up in front of the defense on dives right now and they'd get more YPC. They continue to run this stretch that makes the linemen have to latch on to their blocks for longer.
Fitz can run.. but right now he's just dying tired.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Borges has a lot of||
Borges has a lot of explaining to do. Michigan is 5-1 despite his best efforts.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Hand in Bama gear?||
Panic and run around screaming!
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Tomorrow's presser with Borges:||
First question: Did you eat paint chips when you were a kid?
|40 weeks 1 day ago||If you cannot comprehend the||
If you cannot comprehend the point I tried to make initially, I have no words for you. Somebody disagrees with you, you take offense, said opposition to your opinion downvotes your arrogance, you complain, now points have no meaning (which..duh.).
Good night, sir. I'll never oppose your superior opinion again.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Forsan et haec olim meminisse||
Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.
Maybe. But you don't throw your coaches out the door halfway into the season. If you want to fire them, then give them a vote of confidence until the season is over and take care of business afterwards.
You never know. Borges could take full responsibility for his coaching and call a more aggressive game from this point on. He hasn't even had a chance to explain himself to the media yet.
Nihil est. Simul et inventum et perfectum.
I apologize for you taking offense to downvotes. Nothing shouts hubris more than that.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||It depends on the post. Some||
It depends on the post. Some threads I've had that issue, and others I haven't.
Maybe it depends on the browser you use? I exclusively use Chrome... unless I'm testing CSS on Internet Explorer or Firefox.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||You're absolutely right. Hoke||
You're absolutely right. Hoke should have said "Oh yeah, Al? He's fired. Funk, too. Screw those guys."
On second thought, he said the right things for the time. I'm sure they'll have a nice chat or 5 this week.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||+1,000,000. I miss upvoting.||
+1,000,000. I miss upvoting. This one deserves all of them
|40 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know, but I venture||
I don't know, but I venture to say this has a better chance of success than a Gibbons field goal did Saturday.
Disclaimer:The field goal misses were not entirely his fault. Apart from the 33 yarder he yanked, the coaches didn't put him in a very good situation to succeed. I have full confidence in Gibbons kicking field goals going forward and we already owe him for our 2011 Sugar Bowl victory.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Yep, I'd say that pretty much||
Yep, I'd say that pretty much sums it up.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|40 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Wrong. Try again. I didn't||
Wrong. Try again.
I didn't mind the turnovers... because when Penn State was winning in regulation, Michigan's play calling was aggressive. If Gardner doesn't turn the ball over 3 times against Penn State, Michigan may win the game, but you would have watched Fitz run for 40 yards on 50 carries.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||"If you're on the sideline||
"If you're on the sideline and you can see clearly that the coaching staff has no balls, doesn't that affect you at some point?"
Bingo. How is a team supposed to play with confidence when the coaching staff has none in them? The coaching staff said, "Hey Devin, go out there and hand the ball off 3 times and we'll kick a 40 yard field goal in OT. That's how much confidence we have in you."
Also: "Hey Shane, go out there and waste a play for us while Devin puts his helmet back on. Everybody knows it's going to be a run and we don't trust you to throw a play-action pass."
Both our QBs were 5* recruits in high school. They aren't babies. They know how to play the game of football. Our coaching staff isn't letting the kids compete.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||In terms of reaction time at||
In terms of reaction time at the college level, how much of an issue is a false step backwards before he flows to the ball?
|40 weeks 2 days ago||My biggest question at the||
My biggest question at the moment: In what world is a stretch play considered MANBAWL? Our line is struggling as it is and the coaches are giving the opposing LBs an easy chance to flow and destroy that play every single time we run it. If we're going to get 1 yard or less a carry on first down, wouldn't it be better to just run right behind the center? That way our backs are running 4-5 yards for nothing instead of 15.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure what Hoke is||
Not sure what Hoke is supposed to say after a game like that. He probably should have just gone up and made a statement like Ace's recap statement and then walked out. The entire team and staff had to be exhausted and it's hard to comment on aspects of a game without reviewing them on film first.
"Taking a hard look" at something better be Hoke sticking his foot up his offensive line and RB's ass. That's all I have to say... about that.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Holy||
mother of font.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||You know what I saw tonight?||
You know what I saw tonight? A fucking Buffalo Wild Wings commercial where the damn hot bartender kept messing the game up. Don't blame anybody but the patrons that didn't want to go home.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan missed 2 game||
Michigan missed 2 game winning FGs and had another block. They didnt deserve to win.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||It was PI. Go home.||
It was PI. Go home.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Come on! No better way to||
Come on! No better way to crush the souls of PSU is to beat them in their house in overtime!!
|40 weeks 3 days ago||NOOOO I LIKE OVERTIME||
NOOOO I LIKE OVERTIME
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Come on, guys.. Overtime is||
Come on, guys.. Overtime is fun!
|40 weeks 3 days ago||That's absolutely the right||
That's absolutely the right call. If you don't think so, I'm right.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Now that PSU sees it slipping||
Now that PSU sees it slipping away, they're going to hold onto that call. Probably for 50 years.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||HUGE! Hold on to that ball||
HUGE! Hold on to that ball now, boys!
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Need a first down. First down||
Need a first down. First down > 40 seconds.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I guess. Note to refs: PSU's||
I guess. Note to refs: PSU's line isn't good enough to keep their QB clean for 8 seconds.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Blitz blitz blitz||
Blitz blitz blitz
|40 weeks 3 days ago||One fourth and a foot stop||
One fourth and a foot stop out of 2 isn't bad.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Pity flag.||
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Uh wormley sighting?||
Uh wormley sighting?
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Fuck "Bunches of||
Fuck "Bunches of Funchess"!!!
I'm talking about Funchmaster Flex!
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Is something wrong with||
Is something wrong with Gardner's pants?? He keeps adjusting them.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Ohh that what running the||
Ohh that what running the ball is like.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||It's a nice feeling having||
It's a nice feeling having some breaks go OUR way for once.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I just want to be 6-0 so we||
I just want to be 6-0 so we don't have to worry about bowl eligibility.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||When Gardner uses proper||
When Gardner uses proper mechanics he throws a good ball.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Run into the 2 gap. No more 6||
Run into the 2 gap. No more 6 gap stretch bullshit.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||The line has played well||
The line has played well without Lewan. Better than I expected.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Pass to set up the run.||
Pass to set up the run.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Millen shut the fuck up||
Millen shut the fuck up
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I want Derrick green. I want||
I want Derrick green. I want him.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Lol frank Clark on a TE||
Lol frank Clark on a TE
|40 weeks 3 days ago||MOAR pressure!!||
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Shane!!||
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Worlds fastest jogger.||
Worlds fastest jogger.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Ramon Taylor!!! My *black||
Ramon Taylor!!! My *black man*!!
|40 weeks 3 days ago||The defense is laughing now.||
The defense is laughing now. They know he hates pressure.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I like coming from behind to||
I like coming from behind to narrowly escape with victory. Keeps my heart healthy. My liver on the other hand...
|40 weeks 3 days ago||How long did it take you to||
How long did it take you to type that?
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan is playing well as||
Michigan is playing well as long as I'm chugging beers. This could get expensive...
|40 weeks 3 days ago||But really just a makeup for||
But really just a makeup for UConn. Now let's play.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||GOD DAMNIT BORGES STOP||
GOD DAMNIT BORGES STOP CALLING FUMBLE RECOVERIES FOR TDS!!
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Jehu kills men||
Jehu kills men
|40 weeks 4 days ago||There will be plenty of||
There will be plenty of material for TWIS this week.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||No left tackle..||
No left tackle..
|40 weeks 4 days ago||That's a good play||
That's a good play
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Make up for the no call on||
Make up for the no call on the hold
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Hey we got 1 yard there!||
Hey we got 1 yard there!
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Get. The fuck. Up||
Get. The fuck. Up
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Lewan not at LT??? The||
Lewan not at LT??? The fuck???
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Only way to stop JMFR is to||
Only way to stop JMFR is to hold him
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Why is Lewan not playing LT?||
Why is Lewan not playing LT?
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan is up 10-7. You'd||
Michigan is up 10-7. You'd think they were down 17-0. Jesus fuck..
|40 weeks 4 days ago||If Hackenberg runs in a||
If Hackenberg runs in a touchdown tonight I promise I'll drink every beer in my fridge. That would not be a good sign for Michigan.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I am lost for comment on this||
I am lost for comment on this tragedy. I can't imagine the pain that AP and the related family are feeling at the moment. I will be praying for them.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Comic relief:||
|40 weeks 5 days ago||How dare you? She's a nice||
How dare you? She's a nice lady.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Fred Jackson analogy:||
He's like Andre the Giant, but fast.. mixed with the quickness of Barry Sanders but stronger to break more tackles.. mixed with hands the size of the Hulk's.. but softer and more catchy.
By the way, I already hate "bunches of Funchess." Can we call him Funchmaster Flex instead?
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Dear Diary explains my||
Dear Diary explains my comment. I was making fun of a PSU podcast.
I do agree with you, though!
|40 weeks 5 days ago||It's not a problem to call||
It's not a problem to call him a TE even if he splits out. NFL TEs do this all the time. Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, and Jason Witten all split out as "wide receivers" all the time but they are still considered TEs.
Hell, Aaron Hernandez lined up at RB some last year. That doesn't mean he isn't a TE.
Call Funchess whatever you want to. Just feed that man the ball. He's a matchup nightmare for teams.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Blogs have been watching||
Blogs have been watching themselves lately for fear of being featured on TWIS.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||But seriously guys, Michigan||
But seriously guys, Michigan is like, the worst 5-0 team in the conference. We have no run game, no wide receivers, our offensive line is like, mehhh, at best. No way does Michigan win this game. I wish it was a noon game so I could mow my grass during it.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Louisville and their 3||
Louisville and their 3 turnovers can go.. well, you know.
And I would appreciate it if everybody would stop calling the NW spread a "lock." It's pretty much guaranteeing that I lose money.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||He's a biased Penn State fan||
He's a biased Penn State fan that does a podcast. That pretty much sums him up IMO.
It's refreshing to listen to Brian/Ace podcasts where they are mostly objective. This guy is talking about a 3-2 PSU team and he says "PSU is better than Indiana even though we lost to them" "Michigan is the worst 5-0 team in the conference." Well, yeah. It's easy to say that when you're sitting underneath them. What is Penn State, the best 3-2 team in the conference? Please.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Come on, man! ROSE BOWL!||
Come on, man! ROSE BOWL!
|40 weeks 5 days ago||That PSU podcast is||
That PSU podcast is hilarious.
On Michigan "They have no receivers, they have no running game, their offensive line has been mmmmm meh.. So what does Penn State have to do to beat Michigan?"
Well... it sounds like they just have to show up.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||I bet on Bovada. They're a||
I bet on Bovada. They're a legitimate sportsbook with fair lines.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Baylor has done well for me||
Baylor has done well for me also. It's like they look at the over as a challenge.
Could you imagine what the total would be on a Baylor-Oregon matchup? 100?
|40 weeks 5 days ago||13-9 Michigan!||
|40 weeks 5 days ago||These are all great! The most||
These are all great! The most memorial Michigan-PSU game that I attended was when Mallett filled in for Henne in 2007. Hart got the ball something like 50 times and Mallett ran in for a score in the corner of the endzone I was sitting in.
I know, cool story, bro... but that was a big game. It got Michigan back to .500 and really got their season back to respectable after the App.St. debacle and Oregon game.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Well, Avery is back now.||
Well, Avery is back now. There also wasn't as much nickel needed against Minnesota.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||The way Ross and Morgan are||
The way Ross and Morgan are reading and reacting to the ball is night and day from previous years. You can tell they're finally getting very comfortable in the defense. They aren't thinking anymore, they're reacting.
This is Ross against Iowa last year:
Shuffle-stepping his way to the play. Big difference between this and last weekend.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||As much as I would like for||
As much as I would like for see Denard get more touches, I think putting him at QB and letting him "figure it out" is a terrible idea.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||3 words: I hate Rich Rod.||
3 words: I hate Rich Rod.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I'm just flat-out amazed at||
I'm just flat-out amazed at how fast he can break on the ball. I see many interceptions in his future with that kind of speed.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I think the game being in||
I think the game being in Happy Valley is worth a touchdown for the home team. Especially at night. So a 8.5 point spread on a neutral field.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks BiSB||
This is one of my favorite posts of the week for comic relief at the office.
Iowa tends to scare me. I see them as a 6-6 team and getting to a bowl game. They'll beat Purdue and will have to upset another team in their schedule to get to 6-6. Michigan at home with Michigan playing Ohio the next week after a game against NW that will probably be very emotionally and physically draining seems like a good trap game to steal a win. That scares me.
|41 weeks 1 hour ago||I think he'll dress for the||
I think he'll dress for the game. I do not think he'll play.
|41 weeks 2 hours ago||"This is all the water I get?||
"This is all the water I get? Where's the advil?"
|41 weeks 3 hours ago||Agree||
RB one on one with a safety is winning.
|41 weeks 3 hours ago||Where's MVictors at?||
Where's MVictors at? Schofield gets his WILL backer! Just messing with you, bud.
This is blocked the conventional way without much slanting or adjusting on the fly. Glascow does need to do a better job but it still leaves the back one on one with a safety. I'll take that all day.
EDIT: That's one hell of a man's block from Kerridge. Straight drives his man out of the way.
|41 weeks 4 hours ago||There are lots of different||
There are lots of different ways to skin a cat...
Or apparently for Bryant to screw up a touchdown run.
|41 weeks 4 hours ago||If the end crosses||
If the end crosses Schofield's face and Lewan's responsibility is the backside backer, he doesn't even sniff him.
Why would the two end lineman be responsible for the DT shaded inside of Schofield and the BACKSIDE backer?
|41 weeks 4 hours ago||That's the main point. the LB||
That's the main point. the LB knives underneath and doesn't even touch him. If you're going to do that, you better make damn sure you make that play.
If Bryant takes the safety this is absolutely a touchdown. The LB is lucky that didn't happen while he was off trying to play hero-ball.
|41 weeks 5 hours ago||I just posted this above, but||
I just posted this above, but how does Schofield get across the lineman's face and take the WILL? What if he blitzes from the LOS? Impossible assignment.
|41 weeks 5 hours ago||I think it's asking a lot for||
I think it's asking a lot for Schofield to get across the lineman's face to get to the WILL. What if the WILL blitzes from the LOS at the snap? No way does Schofield make that play.
That's why I think it's a combo where Lewan goes to backer whether it be #9 scraping over the top or the man outside of him.
If the WILL can knife like that underneath and stop the play before Fitz is by him, then tip of the cap to him.
|41 weeks 5 hours ago||^^^ Yeah, what he said!||
^^^ Yeah, what he said!
|41 weeks 5 hours ago||I believe with this defensive||
I believe with this defensive alignment, Lewan did what he was coached. He's supposed to double team on his way to the backer and he takes the first guy that showed.
#9 could have been his responsibility had he not have tried to knife underneath. If #9 scrapes over the top then Lewan and Bryant take him and the other backer and the unblocked safety isn't discussed.
If #9 makes that tackle, you just have to tip your hat to him and line them up and try again.
|41 weeks 5 hours ago||I agree he should have||
I agree he should have continued to the safety.
It's just that how many times is he going to pull through and see this scenario? It won't be every play that he goes "well... guess I'll go get the little guy"
|41 weeks 5 hours ago||He is uncovered, yes. I||
He is uncovered, yes. I believe his number makes him ineligible.
|41 weeks 5 hours ago||Bryant's assignment could be||
Bryant's assignment could be to look to the inside for threat when he gets through the hole. How often does a pulling guard get to loop around and get 3-4 yards deep before he touches anybody?
Most plays I would be tickled pink if everybody was covered and our back was left one on one with a safety.
|41 weeks 7 hours ago||What is Michigan in terms of||
What is Michigan in terms of the same numbers defensively?
Total defense: 4th.
Rushing defense: 4th.
Passing defense: 5th.
Talk about a beacon of consistency. One thing I saw is that Michigan has yet to give up a redzone rushing TD so far this year.
Ohio has given up 10 redzone TDs this year compared to Michigan's 6. I know that Ohio has played 6 games thus far but Florida Agricultural and Mechanical didn't cross the 50 if I can remember correctly.
So Michigan can remain towards the top of the Big Ten in terms of defense while playing in their cover-2 shell and letting teams dink and dunk down the field. This is good news.
|41 weeks 7 hours ago||The rebound comparison is||
The rebound comparison is spot-on. Gardner doesn't have to hit a guy like Funchess in the hands and in stride. A lot of times just putting the ball a little short will be better anyway. That allows Funchess to box his man out with his ridiculously large frame.
|41 weeks 9 hours ago||Can Magnus kick FGs? I heard||
Can Magnus kick FGs? I heard he's into brunette girls.
|41 weeks 10 hours ago||The comments are my life on a||
The comments are my life on a daily basis.
The same goes for the first sentence.
|41 weeks 10 hours ago||That's worse than Wolverine's||
That's worse than Wolverine's Dominate and Wolverine Devotee!
|41 weeks 1 day ago||+2 Informative||
I didn't know that. Thanks!