B1G T3N football!

B1G T3N football!

Submitted by 1974 on September 7th, 2014 at 5:00 AM

In case you're up in the middle of the night doing laundry (like me) and just saw Ace's post and myriad others (like me), you may enjoy this right about now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO-QTJer3vU

It's the "Big Ten coaches as walruses" video and was the subject of one of Brian's posts last year.

Cheer up! Our walruses will eventually come around.

where do we go from here? How do we support this team?

where do we go from here? How do we support this team?

Submitted by jdon on September 7th, 2014 at 2:14 AM

Next week our team is going to come running out of that tunnel and we are going to need to be there to let them know that we are in their corner.

Yeah, the season is fucked right now, and our coach should be fired, but this is Michigan and one bad season, even at the end of six bad years, won't bury us just yet...

What can we do, to make a mark, to make a statement, that losing sucks but we are a family?

I am thinking a simple 'we are family' cheer.

It wouldn't be that hard to start and it could have a profound impact.

Anyone else think we could make this happen?

jdon

 

ps. like they say its darkest before dawn...

 

Not kicking the field goal, the last drive, and the broken shutout streak

Not kicking the field goal, the last drive, and the broken shutout streak

Submitted by bo_lives on September 7th, 2014 at 2:00 AM

So I know the sky is falling and there are bigger concerns at hand, but for those of you folks who are still sober, I was wondering... What's your opinion on the decision to not kick the field goal on the second to last drive? What's the logic behind going for it on fourth down? It's hard to imagine Hoke was unaware of our 30-year no-shutout streak - why not just kick the field goal and send in the defensive 3rd string to finish the game? Obviously Wile could have used the extra in-game practice.

But instead of taking the points, we go for it and don't convert... ND sends in their offense and we let them run the clock down to 24 seconds, despite having 3 timeouts. Okay fine, let's pack it up and go home. Nope just kidding, we're going to send in our starting QB and start passing the ball as if we're still trying to score, and then watch him get leveled on the last play of the game after an INT.

This sequence just defied all logic. Not that this sort of thing has been a rare occurance in recent years or anything.

Level headed thoughts on a lop - sided result.

Level headed thoughts on a lop - sided result.

Submitted by MichiganMan14 on September 7th, 2014 at 1:58 AM
Well, a long plane ride from Tampa with a kamikaze connector flight from Detroit to South Bend...... $250 in game tix and one shit hotel in Elkhart, Indiana later....here we go. We are still not ready for big time football here at Michigan. Our program is still behind th. Onation's elite. A few years ago in the Bama game I envisioned us being ready by 2014. That vision was dashed tonight. We are at somewhat of a fork in the road here now. Do we ride this out with Hoke and maybe demand a few staff changes? Or do we start again from scratch and lose our footing in recruiting? Neither option is ideal to be honest but we must figure out which one helps our program achieve our goal of being a national power quicker. Let's look at a few takeaways from tonight. The Good Funchess is a boss and could be a force all year long. We actually played decent on defense when you look at the yardage. We gave up under 300 yards. We could not get ND off of the field in key situations and the 2 scores in the last 5 minutes of the 1st half killed us. I thought the Dline held their own and we only gave up 55 yards or so on the ground. If our offense could finish drives....this would have been a defensive performance that we could have competed with. The Bad. Devin Gardner with the bone head turnovers again. At some point it simply has to stop and he has to be accountable. He held onto the football in several occasions that resulted into sacks. His reads are not where they need to be and he plays the postion too dangerously to be reliable. His ceiling is high...but his floor is low. He skirts the floor too often. Our run game was predictable and vanilla along with our play calling in general. Coach Hoke electing to attempt those 1st quarter field goals killed momentum and sent the mmessage that we were here to "hang in there" and not to "Win the game". Coach Kelly went for his 4th and short and got it...which in turn swung the momentum. We still do not have a decided #2 receiver. Somebody needs to step up. We also need a change of pace back more infused into the offense. Our backs are not elite athletically and that hurts us especially with an average Oline. Coach Kelly blew Coach Hoke out of the water tonight and it's beginning to feel like 201 may be as good as it gets under Hoke. I hope that I'm wrong but it's hard to fight that feeling. Solutions. We need to give Shane more playing time. He needs to be ready for 2015 simple and plain. We also need to officially address our OLine. If Funk cannot get kids ready to go in 2 years. ..he is not the man for this job. Other Oline coaches can get kids ready....especially kids as talented as ours. Coach Hoke is now 4-7 against rivals in 3 and 1/3 seasons. We have to ask ourselves if this is good enough. To me it is not. I don't think that now is the time to call for Brady ' s head and there is a chance that we turn it around and challenge in the B1G, as it is seemingly the undisputed worst conference of the power 5. We need to play our best talent and stop accepting this mediocrity of the past 7/8 seasons. No powerhouse should be down as long as we have....so what gives? Thoughts?

Where to start.

Where to start.

Submitted by gobluefan474 on September 7th, 2014 at 1:07 AM

I don't even know where to start.
•Tonight was awful.
•Taylor left the game injured.
•Hoke leaves Both Devins in.... I don't know why.
•He gets paid 4 million to clap and point.. Oh and eat Mr.Spots.
•Did I mention Dave Brandon only cares about our money? No well it's true.
•No player development, with recruits.
•Jabrill? Where the hell was he?
•Yost & Bo are looking down on hell.

Where to start.

Where to start.

Submitted by gobluefan474 on September 7th, 2014 at 1:07 AM

I don't even know where to start.
•Tonight was awful.
•Taylor left the game injured.
•Hoke leaves Both Devins in.... I don't know why.
•He gets paid 4 million to clap and point.. Oh and eat Mr.Spots.
•Did I mention Dave Brandon only cares about our money? No well it's true.
•No player development, with recruits.
•Jabrill? Where the hell was he?
•Yost & Bo are looking down on hell.

Where to start.

Where to start.

Submitted by gobluefan474 on September 7th, 2014 at 1:07 AM

I don't even know where to start.
•Tonight was awful.
•Taylor left the game injured.
•Hoke leaves Both Devins in.... I don't know why.
•He gets paid 4 million to clap and point.. Oh and eat Mr.Spots.
•Did I mention Dave Brandon only cares about our money? No well it's true.
•No player development, with recruits.
•Jabrill? Where the hell was he?
•Yost & Bo are looking down on hell.

Where to start.

Where to start.

Submitted by gobluefan474 on September 7th, 2014 at 1:07 AM

I don't even know where to start.
•Tonight was awful.
•Taylor left the game injured.
•Hoke leaves Both Devins in.... I don't know why.
•He gets paid 4 million to clap and point.. Oh and eat Mr.Spots.
•Did I mention Dave Brandon only cares about our money? No well it's true.
•No player development, with recruits.
•Jabrill? Where the hell was he?
•Yost & Bo are looking down on hell.

Let's all eat combos

Let's all eat combos

Submitted by jcgold on September 6th, 2014 at 11:32 PM

My soul was a flaming wreck but now I'm eating some Combos

— mgoblog (@mgoblog) September 7, 2014

Combos are delicious

— mgoblog (@mgoblog) September 7, 2014

For all the latest news on Combos please visit my new venture ComBoBlog

— mgoblog (@mgoblog) September 7, 2014

Combos!

 

 

EDIT:

A lot of people have asked so: pretzel cheddar. Classic

— mgoblog (@mgoblog) September 7, 2014
So no pizza combos.