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|3 hours 58 min ago||I just came here to complain about the game more||
I think Michigan goes to the Citrus and plays Georgia.
I kept reading comments yesterday, which either said, coaches were terrible, or coaches are great.
Realistically, the offensive game plan was mostly fine, yes? Before the injury MIchigan just failed to finish a couple of drives with TD's, which hadn't been a problem up to this point. The O-line had a rough day. It was dispiriting to watch them get whipped in space as well as releasing Washington to hit Rudock and singling up Bosa and just barely getting a hand on him. That said, Chesson and Butt looked very good, and I'm excited to watch Jehu as a senior.
Defense was a mess. Michigan used 3 down linemen and 6 or 7 in the box to stop a team that was running on every down. That's a rather large tactical error to make in a game of this import. I'd rather give up the throw to Marshall where he had to make a nice play after a good throw then concede 6 yards to Elliot or Barrett on every play. That was a second terrible performance, Indiana being th other one, where Michigan simply assumed that they could dominate one on one matchups. When that wasn't happening it had to change, and quickly. It didn't. Not great from Durkin and GMatt. I hope next year's game plan is to shut down the run at all costs even if some long throws get completed becuase watching Hyde and now Elliot shred us is pretty terrible.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Top Five Dramas I've seen||
1. Mad Men
2. Breaking Bad
3. Battlestar Galactica
4. Game of Thrones
|1 year 2 days ago||Jake Ryan||
I agree that Ryan has been very good the latter half of the year. Yes, he's struggled sometimes covering the middle of the field, but he's gotten better. Did anyone notice that on the last drive by Maryland he almost jarred the ball loose from Wes Brown? He's a great tackler and still athletic. I think moving him to MLB was the right move. He's a great player, and he's been great in both spots. The defense as a whole is somewhat of a mystery. I think they should have been a bit better than they were. However, they were good, just not great, and sometimes crappy, Gary SuperNova.
That said Ryan put together a nice year and got a heck of a lot better as the year went on. I agree that he's a top 10 CFB MLB.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||QB play||
I realize that Shane Morris played a very poor game against Minnesota. I realize that this blog has advocated for DG to play the remainder of the season. I'd like to see Shane Morris play because Michigan has zero points again. Devin Gardner will not be with the team next year. Shane Morris will. I think we all think/hope that it won't be Hoke coaching him but on the off chance that he might be back, it would benefit the future of this team to see more of what they have in Morris. Merely saying, "Shane sucked against Minnesota, (Who pantsed and Iowa team today that blew out NW) isn't a good enough argument. DG has had a couple of good games, but he's struggled for about a season's sorth of games.
I'm sad that Michigan is probably the most boring team to watch play college football these days. I'm excited for a change in the coaching staff because I'd like to see Michigan at least play an exciting game. My early experience of being a Michigan fan was when Coach Mo took over and ran no huddle a bit and scored a ton of points. Michigan was at the forefront of offensive football. Michigan is now probably in the very back. Not in terms of stats, which is close, but in terms of philosophy, use of clock, spreading the field, packaged plays, etc.
On the one millionth chance that Hoke comes back he'd have to do a Patterson like change on offense. Ie, he'd need to have it mandated or explalined to him that offensive football has changed since 1994 and that he needs to employ coaches who understand that change and will try and exploit defenses as Urban Meyer has done at Ohio State. Sigh. In general I just get tired sometimes of reading posts on this blog that consist of, he sucks, no he doesn't, yes he does. This isn't Twitter. Write a paragraph and give it a moment of thought. In that vein though, this season sucks.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Wait||
Why would M have a stipulaiton that the coach run a pro set offense? It's not exactly the rage that is sweeping the nation. I realize RR didn't have wonderful success here, but he was in the process of making Michigan schematically modern. I think I might have a stipulation that any non-Harbaugh candidate would be banned from running a pro style offense. I mean, every guy runs his stuff, RR, Shafer, GERG, 3-3-5, Tempo, grrrr, et al...but yeah. Let's not run a shi- pro set offense anymore as if it's the only thing M could run.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Call a damn play||
Speed up. Speed the eff up.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||We scored a TD||
I'm glad Nuss has fire...even if he's done a shi- job this year.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Drummond||
It looked like Drummond had conceded the TD and all Canteen had to do was reach for it. So damn soft.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Canteen||
Finish by diving in the end zone and making it happen. You want to say physicality 100 times. Coach a physical team.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I'm glad that MSu||
played one of their worst games of the season....or not. It should be 42-3 right now.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Tempo||
Act like you want to win. Act like it.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||so Wr's||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||hmmmm....||
I'm sad that I can't call for Shane since we've seen that show....but seriously, Shane Morris time.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||hmmm||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Tempo||
It's 28-3. We may want to speed up if we want to pretend like we want to win....fire everyone.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||RR's first year||
was the least talented football team I've ever seen at Michigan. They had Nick Sheridan, (bless his heart) at QB, and a bunch of Wr's who could do nothing along with a meh offensive line. He screwed the pooch by futzing with what Shafter wanted to do on defense or he'd probably still be coachign here, but that team, talent wise, was at a huge disadvantage. This team is way more talented than that one, but they are roughly equialent.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||SMU||
Is 128 in defense and 112 in offense. Troy is 108 on offense adn 118 on defense. I'm saying we're the 3rdh worst coached team in FBS. Let's just bring him back for 1 more year at 5 million and see what happens. Amirite? Crickets...(Shakes fist at world).
|1 year 4 weeks ago||We're not the worst coached team in FBS||
But we're close.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||So we're going to waste a TO||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||So about Funchess||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||abertain||
Hmmmmm.....Is this worse than bad RR? Maybe? Probably. At least we had Denard. Who was worse, the M defenese under RR or this offense? Questions that we can all ponder into our seventies.
This sucks. I hate how much I'm on mhy phone and doing other things during this game.
Nice run Hayes. I enjoy watching you get snaps under a new coach next year. You are M's best back.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Funchess||
I like this blog. I need it to stop telling me Funchess has good hands. He has the hands of Brayone without all the touchdowns. I mostly blame that on the offense. But he just cost Michigan a first down 2x over. Hoke needs to be on his ass right now, yelling, or taking him out of the game.
I want Harbaugh, but if he doesn't come, I want Macintyre from Colorado. I want a guy who is passionate and wants to win like effing crazy. I don't want anyone else, nor do I think we have the cachet to ask for anything else. We don't. We've been shitty for six out of the last seven years. We don't need a Michigan guy or a guy with all this great head coaching experience. We need a guy with some effing passion.
Enough. M is not well-coached. Let's move on. It should be 28-3 if Cook doesn't miss two throws, one a blown coverage, the other a guy running open that was overthrown.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Because of course they did||
Dan Ferrigno is genius
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Coaching||
That was much better from Penn State.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Wait...why waste a time out||
That was Hoke-esque clock management.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Yay!||
I like winning bets! How many TO's do they have?
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Hackenberg||
He is no Gary Nova. I can tell you that much.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||PSU is going to drive for a TD||
And i gm aoing to lose 25 dollars. However, don't let it happen. Go Blue! Come on Lewis!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||But seroiusly||
Rod Gilmore would never pass the football. Can Gardner put some air under it and give him a chance? Another punt issue..........Fire everyone.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Matt Wile||
Look at this guy kick FG's tonight. It's our version of Baylor's offense without all the offense and receivers and points. He's fantastic tonight. I take back whatever negative things I said about him after Notre Dame. He's like Sebastian Janikowski, only right footed.