Replay of game

Replay of game

Submitted by karpodiem on September 12th, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Two questions:

1) Is there a upcoming replay scheduled? If so, when and what channel? I couldn't find it on my TiVo guide on my 5min lunch/stuff face break. I hate Monday.

2) For those who have seen the replay; does it include the missing minute and a half from the first quarter or any of the ceremony from the pre-game?


1st Q deep post route: Good throw by Denard, bad route by Hemingway?

1st Q deep post route: Good throw by Denard, bad route by Hemingway?

Submitted by SanDiegoWolverine on September 12th, 2011 at 3:40 PM

I've read a lot of opinions around here about Denard's inaccuracy in the first half but no one has mentioned the deep post route that Hemingway ran (similar to his be completion from the Western game) and Denard aired out but hit the turf four or five yards from Hemingway.

To me and the two friends I came with it looked like a beautifully placed throw. We were sitting in the south endzone 80 rows up with the play going away from us; we had pretty damn good view of the route and the throw. It looked like Hemingway ran the wrong route, maybe a semi-circle rather than a straight cut, and if he had cut straight to the ball and not let up he easily should have been able to get to it.

I'm not sure what it looked like on TV but I'm guessing it looked like a bad throw. To me it looked like it put exactly where it should have during his Western completion to Hemingway he "left short". I'm curious if anyone else remembers that through who was in the south part of the stadium and if they agree or thing Hemingway did run the right route.

Mattison and RPS numbers

Mattison and RPS numbers

Submitted by UMQuadz05 on September 12th, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Thinking about the game, is anyone expecting huge RPS scores (positive and negative) from the defensive UFR?  The schemes seemed very creative and effective on the two INTs, but there were also many, many picked up blitzes and runs right into a backpedalling Martin.

This reminds me of what Mike Lombardi calls "Battleship Defense" in the NFL.  The way he tells it, defenses that can't keep up will try to call the perfect play every time.  When it hits, boom INT.  When it misses...

Michigan-ND: Report from the Sideline

Michigan-ND: Report from the Sideline

Submitted by MichiganPhotoRod on September 12th, 2011 at 11:36 AM

The Michigan-Notre Dame game under the lights was everything and more U-M, Dave Brandon, ESPN, et al, had hoped.  I give you my positive and negatives of the night (in no particular order).

1) Weather – The weather was perfect.  Rain remained in the forecast through the day, but it was dry, and, even better - not hot!

2) Pregame ceremony – The pregame ceremony at midfield for Desmond Howard was emotional for Des and his family kept the crowd pumped up just before kickoff.

3) The game – Despite Michigan's play in the first three quarters, the game ended up what everyone was talking about on Sunday/Monday.

4) Video boards – The video boards were INSANE at night.  The image from the opposite end zone was as if I were sitting in my living room.

5) Lighting – The lighting on the field was incredible.  In technical terms, the field is perfectly lit with the lighting falling off in the stands higher up.  A darker background is necessary when flash cannot be used.  The field was very evenly lit.

6) Michigan recruit Banner – Zack Banner was on the sideline just before kickoff.  His eyes were WIDE open with a "wow" expression on his face the whole time.  I took the opportunity to ask him if he liked what he saw.  He smiled intently and kept POINTING (linked).  I told him he is going to be a part of the largest crowd ever with at or near 115,000 fans.  The look on his face became indescribable.  Suffice it to say it was at least "wow" to the 10th power.  I then told his mom I'd love to be taking photos of him as a member of the Wolverines.  For the record, this guy is HUGE—as in LARGE—as in ENORMOUS!  In another three years after some Michigan weight training... OMG!!

7) Atmosphere – The atmosphere for the first-ever night game made it the best atmosphere of any game EVER.

8) The fans – The game kept the fans in the stadium and remained full until after the game (as it should have been).  The crowd was very into it.  The fourth quarter was the loudest I have EVER heard at any game at Michigan Stadium.  I heard of no negatives from Dave Brandon regarding inappropriate behavior from fans, as DB wanted Under the Lights to be a positive experience for the university.  I think this experience will help bring another night game to Michigan Stadium next year.  I know I want it!

9) Michigan – Great comebacks.  Won!

10) Notre Dame – Lost.


1) Wave – There was no wave!

2) Scoreboard Stats – The space set aside for drive stats was too small.  I am grateful they added the stats (which they didn't have for the Western game), but they need to <shriek> decrease the size of the video some and increase the stats bar so they can increase the font size of the stats text.