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|4 hours 26 min ago||Yeah||
If you would have told me in August, and probably countless others, that the running game would look better then last year after 4 games**, I'd have been pretty optimistic for the big ten slate. Instead, I'm wondering if UM will even make a bowl game.
** - while the running game is no where close to a juggernaut, there are holes there and yards to be gained. The running game still has a ways to go to be on par with to compare with the average running games of past UM teams.
|5 hours 20 min ago||Probably because||
almost no one took advantage of that offer. Coke probably thought, "Oh, we'll sell tons of soda" only to find out they're now stuck with boatloads of tickets that nobody wants.
|5 hours 39 min ago||Crossover||
Both South Carolina and Georgia have Auburn as a crossover (take a look at Auburn's schedule - just brutal). South Carolina already played A&M. Not sure who Georgia's other crossover is but at this point with the entire SEC West looking solid, except for maybe Arkansas, Georgia's other crossover will be pretty tough.
|11 hours 11 min ago||6th question||
after the jump. The question doesn't mention the 10 men, but it asks about safeguards in counting how many people are on the field.
|11 hours 26 min ago||Count me in||
I used to watch every game. Now sometimes kids activities get in the way but the big reason is I'm not upp'ing my TV bill to get BTN. If it's a good game on BTN, I'll hit the local bar to watch it. If it's a shit game, like Miami two Saturday's ago, I pass.
With regards to the greater fan base, if people aren't even going to games don't you think that is going to translate to a lot of the casual fans in that they won't even watch the game?
|15 hours 7 min ago||Roy Roundtree||
are you thinking of the game at Illinois? If so, Roundtree didn't fumble. He was caught from behind. UM had first and goal at like the 1. They tried to run the ball 4 times and couldn't get in the end zone.
|16 hours 47 min ago||Empty seats||
Unless they can some how find a way to turnaround a season that appears to be a train wreck the number of empty seats is just going to increase.
|18 hours 9 min ago||Interesting||
it was more then 4 games into the season but firing a coach during the season seemed to work pretty good for Michigan basketball 25 years ago.
|18 hours 30 min ago||Agree||
maybe you don't run him 20-25 times a game but mix 5-10 plays using his legs.
|18 hours 32 min ago||3rd point||
Considering the offense hasn't even found the red zone against ND and Utah, they need to try some plays that are going to pick up chunks of yardage. They need to be able to get 20, 25, 30 yds on some plays (more then likely pass plays).
I realize the line doesn't hold up that great in the passing game, but why not take some shots with Funchess 30-40 yds down the field? Run a straight fly pattern down the sideline and have Gardner throw it up and let Funchess try to get it.
|2 days 6 hours ago||That's good and bad||
Good for the big ten's reputation. Bad for UM because after watching some games today, I think UM is going to struggle to make a bowl game.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Dude||
if your biggest issue with what happened today was the Utah mascot walking through the stands and high fiving Utah fans, I don't know what to say.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Comedy||
I was all prepared to read about all the silver linings you've seen with the offense against ND and Utah.
|2 days 6 hours ago||First half||
can't remember after what play but the UM sideline got a penalty for being on the field.
|2 days 6 hours ago||5||
I figured UM was in for a dogfight but when I left early in the 3rd quarter to go to my daughter's soccer game I wasn't the least bit depressed or angry. After 7 years, I don't go into games thinking UM should win. I go into games hoping UM will win. When it doesn't happen, oh well. I guess that would be...apathy?
|2 days 7 hours ago||Where do we get 5 wins||
I'd like to think Northwestern, but this offense is a joke. Against Utah and ND they've scored a whopping 3 points. Unless the defense starts looking like the 85 Bears, this team is going to be lucky to make a bowl game.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Ohio State||
|2 days 7 hours ago||Shots down field||
Agree 100%. When your offense is just okay it's hard to string together 8, 10, 12 play drives without making a drive killing mistake. You need to be able to get 20, 30 yd chunks on one play sometimes. Nuss has rarely if ever tried those chunk plays. The one I can recall was against ND when they threw downfield to Funchess on the sideline. They completed it but by then they were down 28 or 31 points.
|2 days 7 hours ago||If I'm in Utah||
I'm wondering how my good team is because all they have played is 3 cupcakes so far.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Coaching snowflakes||
this staff is gone. I realize we're only 4 games into a new OC but against the two teams with a pulse, Nuss has scored 0 TD's. Gardner looks like he's done. I never thought I'd say this but I kinda wish Borges was here.
Mattison - got competely out adjusted at halftime. Utah has the last possession of the first half and gets a FG. Comes out of halftime and goes down the field like a hot knife through butter. A 10-10 tie is 20-10 Utah in two possessions and you could just tell the game was over.
This team might be lucky to get to a bowl game tihis year.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Forget what year it was||
but there was a story on here about how Northwestern had figured out UM's playcalling in one game during the late 90's. UM's ball boy on the Northwestern side figured out that NU was stealing UM's play calls and let the coaches know at halftime.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Difference||
Quality of the schedule?? I'd say the Pac-10 was a better conference then the Big 10 last year.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Key Matchup||
between UM Pass Defense and Utah's Pass Offense, at least to me, is how the UM corner's hold up against the Utah wr's. I think UM's run defense will hold up fairly well, so how well Utah can move the ball will come down to the success of passing game.
Peppers has only played against Miami and a bit against Appy St. Dres Anderson will probably be the best wr UM has seen so far this year. If Utah is having success getting the ball to Anderson, it could be an interesting game.
|3 days 15 hours ago||To the OP||
if this is how you feel, you should be telling that to the AD. Of course, your email won't all of a sudden make Brandon see the light. However, the AD obviously knows there are a lot of people who aren't as interested in UM football as they used to be. The more emails they receive from disgruntled current season ticket holders, maybe they will start looking at ways to retain those season ticket holders.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Solid but not long||
I can't really think of a kicker at UM that has had long range. Gibbons didn't have that great of range. Under Tressell it seemed like OSU just kept churning out kickers who were rock solid up to 50 yds.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Extremely||
but over his last 2-2.5 seasons that was his only bad game.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Don't||
the students who are Mormom's usually go on a two year mission at some point during college?
|4 days 12 hours ago||Gibbons||
struggled his freshmen year so I was always a bit nervous his sophomore year. However, I felt pretty confident when Hoke sent him out his Jr and Sr years.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Brandon stabbing Hoke||
I tend to agree with the comment that Brandon wouldn't back stab Hoke. The catch though is at a school like UM how the football team does is often a reflection on the AD too. From reading this blog it seems like Brandon has done a good job of hiring coaches in the non-revenue producing sports. However, the success of the non-revenue producing sports isn't going to outweigh lackluster performances by the football team.
Ticket sales are already down this year. A loss or uninspiring win against Utah probably isn't going to change the decline in ticket sales. At some point, if the football program doesn't start a noticeable trajectory upwards, it's not just going to be Hoke on the hotseat. Brandon is going to be there too.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Purdue||
'doesn't mean they actually did anymore than UM did'. Last I checked they scored 14 more points against ND than UM did. Heck, Purdue was in the lead during the second quarter.