Big Ten Coaches Today

Big Ten Coaches Today

Submitted by Ziff72 on October 2nd, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Been a long wild day and Paterno has just sent me over the edge.  I have no idea what coaches in the Big Ten have been thinking, but based on these decisions and their status maybe they won't be making them much longer.

1. Earlier today Zook has a 4th down deep in Ohio St territory down 7 with 4 minutes to go and kicks a FG?!?!   So you think it will be easier to stop OSU on a 3 and out,  force a punt and then drive the length of the field against OSU than pick up 6 yds?   Idiot.

2. Lynch passing up a 4th and short in Mich territory is just beyond comprehension considering our defense and our offense.

3.  Paterno down 14 with 4th and 6 near midfield elects to punt...hmm so you haven't scored a td yet but you think you can stuff Iowa, drive down and score then onside and score again in 5 minutes, but you don't want to risk a 4th and 6?  Joe Pa was awesome and he probably didn't even make the decision,  but just horrible. 

4. I can't pinpoint just 1 Brewster debacle on the last drive but it was epic in the fail.  That was more a LOL than anything the use of clock and play calling was terrible but they never got a yard so it didn't matter.

I love RR and it worked out but wasting a TO after Hemmingways catch was driving me crazy as well.   The clock is stopped for you no need to waste a time out.  You wasted a potential play and limited your options had Denard gotten stuffed.  

Bad day for Big Ten coaches.



Michigan Fans - Enjoy Denard

Michigan Fans - Enjoy Denard

Submitted by rbgoblue on October 2nd, 2010 at 11:13 PM

Fellow Michigan Fans,

I know that its easy to get caught up in the season with the ever changing win predictions and gripes about play calls and poor defensive play.  But I just want to remind everyone to take a second to step back, just for a second, to enjoy what we have in Denard Robinson.  Be it his uncanny ability to slip between defender's tackling attempts, his pin point accuracy downfield as he throws darts on the run, or the sheer beauty of his speed as he gallops like a thoroughbred, untouched into the end zone.  We are fortunate to have the most exciting player in college football today.  And at this pace, quite possibly one of the most exciting ever to play.  So take just a second each game this season and over the next three years to step back and enjoy having Denard Robinson.  We will probably not see another football player of his kind here in our lifetime.

Go Blue!

Denard's Stats

Denard's Stats

Submitted by 1464 on October 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Thought you guys may want to see these before the sites update them. I didn't triple check, so if I'm off a yard or two, please let me know...


  Compl. Att. Yards Yd/G Comp% TD INT
First 5 Games 67 96 1008 201.6 69.8 7 1
Season Projected 161 230 2419 201.6 69.8 16.8 2.4


  Att. Yards Ave. Yd/G TD Fum. Lost
First 5 Games 97 906 9.3 181.2 8 1
Season Projected 233 2174 9.3 181.2 19.2 2.4


He's attempted to throw 96 times, and ran 97. How do I hear people call him one dimensional? That seems pretty balanced. He may see stouter defenses, but you can bet he doesn't play 2/3rds of a quarter in any B10 games, barring injury.

Kudos to Barwis.... our defense was on the field for 42 minutes and still getting to the QB

Kudos to Barwis.... our defense was on the field for 42 minutes and still getting to the QB

Submitted by ElGuapo on October 2nd, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Our defense was on the field for 42 minutes and still relentlessly getting after the quarterback at the end of the game.     It almost looked like Indiana's offense was the unit getting tired out there..... not our D.    This is a team that is in great physical condition and it really showed itself today.   Credit goes to our players for busting their arses to get in tip top shape and to Mike Barwis for putting them through the paces. 

Most defensive units would have wilted after playing so many minutes.   Not our guys.         



Submitted by Snowden on October 2nd, 2010 at 10:08 PM

In a moment of rhapsodic fandom, I whipped up this poster. Shredder will blow it out of the water, obvs, but I wanted to create a thread where we can create stuff with full CC-license for people to print out and leave for strangers to find, a guerilla act of MGoBlogdom if you will. I look to our Ohio and big-city brethren to do yeoman's work on the streets with this.

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it...

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it...

Submitted by samsoccer7 on October 2nd, 2010 at 9:49 PM

I'm so excited for next weekend's game, I can't contain myself.  I was kinda hoping MSU would stay undefeated to make it that much more interesting.  I would expect Gameday to show up for this one.  I don't know what other big games are going on, but this is a rare occurrence to get both Michigan BigTen teams undefeated (moreso b/c MSU won't be undefeated this late generally).

I have several friends visiting, planning on tailgating all morning/afternoon, and thankful for a 3:30 start.  Some of these guys are Spartans, which will make it awkward when we pummel them.  Although we don't have tickets yet, I'm gonna have shell out asking price at this point which will probably run $200 each from what I'm seeing.

I hope this week flies by.  I know I'll be checking this board even more times per day than I already do for insight, breakdowns from this past week, and general surliness regarding our defense.

I don't know why I started this thread.  Just to share my excitement with everyone after watching DRob destroy Indiana, our defense hold steadfast in the second half, and sense that Michigan is back baby.

Time of possession record?

Time of possession record?

Submitted by blueheron on October 2nd, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Needless to say, lots of things jumped out at me here:

18:13 ... wow.

I wondered what the records were for time of possession.  According to this possibly credible source, we nearly witnessed a record today:…

I'd like to know if someone finds even more extreme numbers.  OSU was close in last year's Rose Bowl against Oregon.  I wouldn't be surprised to hear that some Schembechler teams had 40+ minutes during the Big2/Little8 years.

our defense will improve this year

our defense will improve this year

Submitted by qed on October 2nd, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Our defense was destroyed today at Indiana.. Howeva, unlike last year, we seem to not blow assignment as much and we seem to be physically capable.  We had corners relatively close to all of their receivers (which is actually improvement over last year coverages)

I may be wrong (and would love intrepretation) but it seemed that the number one reason Indiana kept making every 3rd down was that our corners made no aggressive plays on the ball.  It seemed like our corners were not being aggressive and were unsure.  In other words, they look like 2-3 freshman corners playing their first big game.

The learning curve for this should be really high and it seemed like they were smart enough with the coverages and athletic enough for the most part...thoughts?