I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|2 days 47 min ago||I was just going to post||
I was just going to post this. Was wondering why Michigan wasn't looking at him considering they have 2 of his teammates committed.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I think the real thing to||
I think the real thing to take from this is that he has been talking to Moe Ways and seems solid to Michigan.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Cannot stress this enough!||
Cannot stress this enough! My dad (a former player) and I talk about this all the time. When is the last time Michigan beat a team based off of the gameplan?! When Michigan wins its mostly because they have better talent. And most of the games they lose they have better talent and get out gameplaned. I can't remember the last time Michigan either a) had better talent and a better gameplan or b) had lesser talent but a better gameplan.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||How can a team consistently F||
How can a team consistently F up the 2 minute drill but perfectly execute the hurry up FG. Unreal!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||+1000||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||How the hell do you look at||
How the hell do you look at the first picture with 9 in the box and a single high safety and not immediately call a fade route to your 6'5" WR?! It's a 3 step drop throw! No way the safety gets to either side. With the way pass interference is called these days you'd probably get a PI 25% of the time. I would rather take my chances with Funchess 1 on 1 then running into a 9 man box. There literally is no defense for not doing this. I would love to hear what SC says. Why on earth wouldn't you try this!!!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||This is my biggest problem||
This is my biggest problem with Al and the offense. Offense doesn't need to be complicated to be successful. You could have 5-10 run looks and 5-10 pass looks with 10-15 formations/motions/shifts and have over 100 "plays". West Virginia installs their offense in 3 days! You rep your responsibilities for each run/pass look to death and really it doesn't matter where you line up. Then during each week you can add counters based off of the defense you are playing and maybe a new "home run" play here or there. It's not that fucking hard. Instead Michigan has ~2-3 plays per formation with not a lot of overlap and doesn't have time to practice each one to death and thus is not really good at anyone of them.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The thing that really got me||
The thing that really got me was his reasoning for covering Funchess...to allow him to block a safety 10 yards away in a 2 high look. I honestly don't know how covering your most dangerous weapon is defensable especially if your reasoning is so he can block a guy 10 yards away that probably has deep half responsibilities and isn't going to be screaming towards the play anyways.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Are you sure that Michigan||
Are you sure that Michigan even wants to read that though? That is my biggest concern.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If you are going to honor||
If you are going to honor Native Americans and use Turquoise to do so how do you not include Arizona?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||First off, thanks for putting||
First off, thanks for putting this together. I disagree with some of the things you mentioned but do appreciate the work. My only real question is who exactly are they optioning? I'm sorry if I missed that but it seems to me they are not optioning anyone and is why I really do agree with the compliants against Borges. Either he doesn't know how (doubtful) or refuses to do so. One thing I noticed is that in your diagram of how the play should be run against the defense Nebraska used you have the QB reading the SAM. He is the read player. However Michigan blocks him with Paskorz. Again, who exactly are they opitioning off of? Is this by design or a missed assignment? And lastly, I still think they could have came back to this play with Paskorz taking the slot defender and Kerridge running straight downhill for the SAM.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Let's be honest, as far as||
Let's be honest, as far as elite programs go Michigan is probably #4 in the Big Ten let along the country (mich st, OSU and Indiana). Not to mention UCLA, Florida, Arizona, etc are probably more "elite" than Michigan.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I think a big problem is||
I think a big problem is Kerridge runs full-speed ahead where he thinks the guy is going. He sould take a few shuffle steps and then react to where the defender is going. He really just has to get in that guys way for the give to Toussaint to be effective.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||All you have to do is switch||
All you have to do is switch up Paskorz and Funchess and you make Funchess a threat. Responsibilities stay the same and probably makes Kerridge block easier as the slot defender has to respect Funchess at least by alignment. If he for some reason doesn't you run play action to Funchess.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You mean the playside saftey||
You mean the playside saftey 10 yds downfield in cover 2? So Borges wanted Funchess to be covered and thus not a threat so he could get a 2 yard head start on a guy 10 yards away from him? If Paskorz lines up at TE with Funchess in the slot off the LOS how does that make their responsibilities any different. If anything the slot defender has to respect Funchess making Kerridge's responsibility easier. Everything else stays the same. I'm sorry but that does not make any sense and if that's how Borges really thinks how can you defend that thinking?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It's actually not that hard||
It's actually not that hard of block for Kerridge and he doesn't need to thump the guy anyways. He just needs to take his guy where he wants to go. If he wants to crash inside sweet, take him inside and Gardner can give to Toussaint inspace. If he wants to head up field fine, take him up field. I think the biggest problem is Kerridge went full-speed ahead where he thought the guy was going to go instead of taking of few stuffle steps foward and take the guy where he wanted to go.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sorry but the more I look||
I'm sorry but the more I look at this, WTF is the point of covering up Funchess? Space Coyote, somebody please tell what exactly that gains? What is the advantage of that? So he can be 2 yards closer to the guy he is going to block 20 yards down field? Also, who exactly are they optioning? And why is Kerridge leading outside? Who exactly is he going to block out there? Gallon has the Corner and Funchess is heading towards Cover 2 safety. There literally is no one out there for him to block. I think the biggest part of the problem is Kerridge's path, why is he heading outside? Again, who is out there for him to block? If it's his responsibilty to block the slot defender he should work inside out. If that defender does end up heading up field he can easily wall him off. Besides the obvious formation issues and not really optioning anybody I think the biggest issue is the play design regarding Kerridge's path.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Why not run same action and||
Why not run same action and formation with a slip screen to Gallon?! Funchess blocks the corner Paskorz acts like he is going to block grey area defender and heads down field. Kerridge acts like he is going to lead block to the outside before heading up field as well. Gardner fakes read action (hell all he would have to do to get grey area defender to crash down would be to hold ball out of few seconds) takes a few shuffle steps back to get throwing lane if need and wings it out to Gallon who has slipped behind Funchess's block and is approaching there slot defender left. You now have Gallon with the ball and a running start with 2 lead blockers.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||First off Gardner is||
First off Gardner is obviously not reading anybody and that's fine this play could still be a success. Why not have Paskorz and Kerridge trade responsibilities? Kerridge could ran straight down hill to help seal the edge or go to playside LB, and Paskorz could shoot out to the grey area defender with Funchess cracking down to help. This could be a straight give to Toussaint to the edge. You could still run this as a read play as well by having Gardner read the grey area defender even if he is being blocked (by the way he is flowing). Kerridge would shoot straight ahead and seal the edge or go directly to the LB and Paskorz could just take the gery area defender where he wants to go and Gardner reads his flow. If he crashes hard inside Paskorz walls him off and Gardner gives to Toussaint, if he flows to the outside Paskorz walls him off and Gardner keeps to the inside of Paskorz with Bosch leading. It's almost like and old school option veer look.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Imagine on this play if you||
Imagine on this play if you ran the tripple read option with a bubble to Funchess. You line up Paskorz at TE and Funchess in the slot off the LOS and switch up Kerridge and Toussaint. On playside Schofield leaves the DE, helps down and he and Paskorz go after the LBs. On the backside Bosch and Lewan block the end and Will in any combination with Kerridge leading to take care of any mess. Gardner would read the playside end and option off of him. If he flows towards Toussaint he would keep and then read the slot defender and either keep it and run or throw the bubble. Of course this involves spread concepts and would never be considered but just a thought.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Noel Mazzone. This past||
Noel Mazzone. This past weekend against Arizona (granted a Rich Rod defense) a LB playing both ways at RB rushed for over 100 yards! At one point this season they had 3 first time starters on the offensive line (sound familiar). They also have a mobile QB (sound familiar).
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Maize uniforms. We need to||
Maize uniforms. We need to spice things up! /s
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||No. But it would be nice for||
No. But it would be nice for recruiting.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||How about Noel Mazzone at||
How about Noel Mazzone at UCLA? They are young at o-line and had a LB, I repeat, a LB playing both ways run for over 100 yds tonight!
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Where did fake fg/ punt, play||
Where did fake fg/ punt, play to win Hoke go?!
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||So your saying you shouldn't||
So your saying you shouldn't stop buying something based on performance. So by your logic if I always bought Ford vehicles and they started making poor performing cars I should keep buying them? Or I've always bought Nike running shoes but the last few pairs have killed my feet I should keep buying them?
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||I live out of state and try||
I live out of state and try to go to one game a year but after today I decided not to go next year. If coaching changes (mainly Borges) are made I may change my mind but not until then.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Do they do an actual sprint||
Do they do an actual sprint out or a play action roll out. From what I can remember most of the roll outs are play action types where DG turns his back to LOS.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I think Borges does have||
I think Borges does have contraint plays but it's like he forgets to use the plays that make them contraint plays in the first place. The sprint counter and throw back screen are great contraint plays to the sprint out. They work because after you have successfully run the sprint out the defense starts to overplay and you catch them for big gains. Most plays have plays that are designed to be run off of each other with the contraint plays designed to go for big plays/touchdowns. It's almost like Borges looks at his play sheet and thinks we really need a touchdown here let's run the "touchdown play" without realizing he hasn't done anything to set up said "touchdown play". Also, it's like he has an idea in his mind of what play will get what yards and runs that accordingly regardless of down and distance. For example, it's 2nd and 15 and we need 15 yards, let's run the play action 15 yard pass. Nevermind that no one is buying the play action fake.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Or it could be the fact that||
Or it could be the fact that Michigan doesn't have a play that sets up that screen and once it's on film it's obvious what they are going to do. Michigan doesn't have a straight sprint out pass and only uses this action on the throwback screen. It's not hard to imagine State had practiced for this action and knew it was coming. I understand you are trying to explain away all of the Borges hate with examples of poor execution but at what point do you say "if I know what play is coming watching the game, what is an excellant d-coordinator thinking. Maybe if Michigan actually ran a spring out pass the throw back screen would work more often and against good offenses instead of the few times it works the first few times they run it and against bad defenses.