John U. Bacon with a new article on Cokegate and the general malaise that's set in to the program.

John U. Bacon with a new article on Cokegate and the general malaise that's set in to the program.

Submitted by Shaqsquatch on September 25th, 2014 at 11:24 PM

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/road-saturday/201409/michigan-wolverine…

Once again he hits the nail on the head. The single most frustrating part about this whole situation is that it's making me indifferent to Michigan Football for the first time in my life.

Brandon needs to be fired before he irreparably destroys 135 years of tradition.

NEW Gregg Henson article alleges ex-players signed petition to fire Brandon

NEW Gregg Henson article alleges ex-players signed petition to fire Brandon

Submitted by FabFiver5 on September 25th, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Gregg Henson has published a new article on his website alleging that more than 450 former football players signed a petition and presented it to the Regents to have Dave Brandon removed. 

Among other things, there's an alleged email exceprt from a "former football captain" that lists all the things the players can't stand about Brandon. If you like juicy info and potentional conspiracy theories, this piece is chock-full.

If any or all of this is true, look out, fireworks may actually start happening around the Big House.

READ HERE

Desmond Morgan named semifinalist for Academic Heisman

Desmond Morgan named semifinalist for Academic Heisman

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on September 25th, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The Campbell Trophy, which is known by many by the nickname of the "Academic Heisman", is presented to the player with the best combination of academics, community service and on-field performance.

http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092514aaa.html

Maizenbrew quantifies the failures of our offense

Maizenbrew quantifies the failures of our offense

Submitted by dnak438 on September 25th, 2014 at 6:19 PM

The article is here (LINK):

In short:

  • ZERO red zone appearances for our offense against ND and Utah
  • "from 1997 to 2013, there were zero games in which Michigan was unable to reach the opponent's 20-yard line"
  • Against ND and Utah, "Not once in either game did Michigan's offense start a drive in opposing territory"
  • "Wolverines registered at least one first down on 20 of their 24 drives in these two games and were kicked off the field on a three-and-out or four-and-out only thrice"
  • M "crossed midfield on 12 of its 24 drives"
  • "the odds of Michigan crossing midfield 12 times and failing to score or reach the red zone 11 times are 0.002 percent."

Ugly.

Here's the full URL:  http://www.maizenbrew.com/2014/9/25/6837131/2014-michigan-wolverines-fo…

UPDATE: it looks like 1967 was the last time Michigan didn't make it into the red zone:

Likely last time U-M didn't reach RZ before 2014. MT @rwinter2: http://t.co/SNRRW67l8Y Looks like 1967 at MSU. Got to MSU 26 in a 34-0 loss.

— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) September 25, 2014

 

Did Nuss make a mistake with Funk?

Did Nuss make a mistake with Funk?

Submitted by massblue on September 25th, 2014 at 5:22 PM

It is clear that in the absence of DR, we have had a pretty bad running game the last 3 1/4 years and very inconsistent offense.  The common thread has been the awful play by our offensive line. It is safe to say that Nuss made a mistake in not making change for the OL coach.  I would guess that if he had insisted on bringing his own OL coach, Hoke would have gone along.  He does not have a long history with Hoke.