MGoPodcast 10.12: Many Sins, No Forgiveness

MGoPodcast 10.12: Many Sins, No Forgiveness Comment Count

Seth November 19th, 2018 at 7:19 AM

1 hour and 52 minutes

The Sponsors

This show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan nobody would get our jokes. Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad,Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

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1. The Offense

starts at 1:00

IU’s dirty play: The O’Neill crew has got to go! Shea came down a little from his Rutgers game level, Michigan did NOT want to run him but had to due to circumstances. Running game didn’t get big plays, protection issues resurfaced with Steuber. Showed some new things, left a lot in the bag.

2. The Defense

starts at 32:20

The DTs are, after all, just guys. DeBord brings out the tempo and gets his 17 first half points, then gets 3 after the adjustment. The adjustment: another guy in the box. Ramsey runs were all different but annoying events. He was also quite good at running away and throwing away (or just throwing it away and not getting flagged, which led to their field goal).

3. Special Teams/Feelingsball

starts at 53:16

Breaking down the ten(?) deadly sins of the end of the first half, just one of which wasn’t on Michigan. IU fake punt was at the dumbest part of the field AND tried to edge Devin Bush (how did that work out for you?). Moody, Moody, Moody, Moody, Moody, Moody.

4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac

Starts at 1:14:31

Iowa-Illinois: blerp. Wisconsin-Purdue: low-scoring affair becomes a humdinger in the 4th and overtime. Purdue is an in-season disappointment. Penn State-Rutgers was a Rutger but PSU is back to the salt mines—Frames Janklin is punting from the Rutgers 37 on 4th and 4. State loses 9-6 to Nebraska on a Sparty No! All the sharps were betting Minnesota over Northwestern, who’s warming up shirtless and channeling the MSU DISRESPEKT. And the Maryland-OSU gongshow. McFarland got hurt or else he gets the Biakabutuka. Haskins has to run the things they saved for Michigan. Jamie’s done with Tom Allen. Ohio State can’t fix this defense in a week. Long discussion on The Game. Get this one or you’ll never get anything. OSU won all six of their coin flip games this year. Football Armageddon II: Let’s go kill ‘em!

MUSIC

  • "The Last of Us 2 Trailer Song"—Shawn James
  • "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"—Thurl Ravenscroft, MGM Studio Orchestra
  • "Can't Turn You Loose"-Blues Brothers
  • “Across 110th Street”

THE USUAL LINKS

The hoody-doody, I hope they run that next week.

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MGoRadio 4.10: Pithy Quotations from Communist Martyrs

MGoRadio 4.10: Pithy Quotations from Communist Martyrs Comment Count

Seth November 16th, 2018 at 6:54 PM

Brian’s sick so Seth hosts, Craig guest hosts, and Johnny Wangler can finally visit us without fear of white tuxedoed hair fellas.

The Sponsors

We can do this because people support us. You should support them! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we’d be all be very sad ex-SBNation employees with “real” jobs.

Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

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1. RUFRgers

starts at 1:00

A very uninteresting game. Michigan didn’t play their best game, but didn’t need to. Shea never pulled the ball. Did JH troll James Franklin? Tru Wilson had a good game. Craig thinks it’ll be a three-way RB battle next year with Evans, Wilson, and Charbonnet. Lots and lots of Down G. Didn’t run a lot of pistol in this game because the zone read wasn’t a legitimate threat. Shea had a terrific game. Higdon missed a few cuts. Pass protection in the UFR was 100% (!!!). Devin Gil had a really rough game, needs to stay in his lane. Gary had a terrific game.

2. Previewing Indiana

starts at 25:30

Craig’s numbers project a 28- or 29-point win for Michigan. He thinks their record indicates they may do better than that though. Seth rebuts by mentioning that Indiana has gotten a lot of turnover luck and is not a good team. However, Indiana is the forever ChaosTeam for as long as Seth has been a fan. The Hoosiers have zero pass rush whatsoever. Shea shouldn’t need to run this week against a depleted defense. Offense isn’t awful and Peyton Ramsey has a lot of receiving options.

3. Revenge Tour: Nova

starts at 1:45:44

Seth brags about his tweets and Craig asks people about the game at a drugstore. It was a complete defensive domination, but even Craig didn’t expect Brazdeikis to have the game that he did. The charge call early on set the tone for the game. Simpson might be the best defensive point guard Craig has ever seen. Craig thinks that Brooks and Livers are the best shooters on a team that can’t shoot. George Washington looks bad.

4. Gimmicky Top Five New Stadium Traditions

starts at 1:02:14

Seth and Craig discuss the fun new things we yell this year. Of course as soon as we finished up Wangler called so we’ll get him on the podcast soon.

MUSIC:

Featured tonight: Inner Recipe, an early 2000s Ann Arbor band I used to know.

  • “Clear the Rain”
  • “Shape Shifter”
  • “The Stones Thrown”
  • “Across 110th Street”

If you or a friend made some good tunes and don't have a label out scrubbing for them we'd be happy to feature you.

THE USUAL LINKS:

So you don’t subscribe to the theory—put forth by exactly nobody until me just now—that Michigan was dogging it to match the Penn State score?

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WTKA Roundtable 11/15/2018: No Pulls

WTKA Roundtable 11/15/2018: No Pulls Comment Count

Seth November 16th, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Note: Brian is not feeling well so he missed this episode. Craig Ross and Johnny Wangler will be joining me on MGoRadio this afternoon instead.

Things discussed:

  • Rutger: Brown admitted they got got by the zipper motion, wanted to keep that to 12 yards
  • Weather was a factor
  • Patterson ain't pulling.
  • Indiana: the Ball State game?
  • Ramsey is more conservative with the football this year
  • Their defense gets no pressure, can't tackle
  • Nova on the road: defense travels.
  • Not last year's Nova, but they brought back Paschal and some 5-stars.
  • Iggy! Played defense like Simpson, in his 3rd game in college, on the road, versus the defending champs!
  • Flexibility: 7-guy rotation but Livers is the hot shooter and lets M go five out
  • Simpson and Teske both candidates for DPoY. Juggernaut?
  • Teske can swat shots from guys after they get by him.
  • M got themselves some easy shots at the rim too.
  • They let Matthews go right.

You can catch the entire episode on Michigan Insider's podcast stream on Podbean.

Segment two is here. Segment three is here.

THE USUAL LINKS

"When the going gets weird the weird turn pro."

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MGoPodcast 10.11: Never Go Full Rutgers

MGoPodcast 10.11: Never Go Full Rutgers Comment Count

Seth November 12th, 2018 at 6:54 AM

1 hour and 29 minutes

The Sponsors

This show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan nobody would get our jokes. Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad,Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

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1. The Offense

starts at 1:00

Michigan takes passing practice, Shea locked on for 3rd down. Left a couple of posts to DPJ short but that Saquan Hampton made good plays. Higdon bad cuts: two in a row for the 4th down we didn’t get. Another bad bounce when a cut could have had 4. Tru was better at that. Long discussion on the receivers. Will DPJ get this FFFF star?

2. The Defense

starts at 27:18

Tried to tell you: Pacheko is the Chris Evans! Handing out negatives for the touchdown, a few other bad edge sets. WLB Sweepstakes was a solid win for Ross: thumpin hit but more impressive was taking down a TE in space in the early 4th. No Metellus no Solomon, Paye and Lavert Hill went out. Sad pass to Rescigno ruins the passing Rutger. Bush and Gary are still in for the 4th: Gary’s health vs half the people in the stands were Gary's friends and family.

3. Special Teams/Feelingsball

starts at 27:48

Coaches vs Kickoffs: Moody has discovered skying them to the 15 is the right spot to entice a bringout. Hudson somehow missed his block. Going for it on 4th was correct, woulda gone for it on 4th and 3 at the end of the half but it’s fine: Worst thing you can do is go into the half at 21-14. Roughing the Passer: Hit affected the arc of the ball. He hit him and momentum went to the ground. Poor Winovich. BAND RUTGER: Seth is mad on behalf of M fans who wanted tickets.

4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac

Starts at 56:28

Iowa-Northwestern wasn’t exactly Bedlam, but Bowser gives them a running game on a night Thorson looked like a freshman again. Ferentz-Fant divorce. What the hell just happened game of the week: Minnesota dominates Purdue. IU survives a Maryland-has-an-offense-game (quarter scores read 6-9-8-9) to set up an Oaken Bucket for a bowl. MSU-OSU a derpfest until Dantonio throws the game. Lewerke is broken, Willekes dominated OSU’s OTs, OSU’s punter had a 4-yard punt and was the player of the game. FFFF’ing this game: three trouble spots on their OL? MSU receivers running open all game. Scary part: Ohio State can run the ball but if you move Haskins he doesn’t hit intermediate stuff and doesn’t want to be touched. Penn State dominated Wisconsin OL on passing downs. Nebraska-Illinois a battle of defenseless programs.

MUSIC

  • "Katamari on the Rocks"—Katamari Damacy Soundtrack
  • "Monkey & Bear"—Joanna Newsom
  • "The Big Rob Song”—Vylet Pony
  • “Across 110th Street”

THE USUAL LINKS

Dave you are getting a little big for your britches.

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MGoRadio 4.9: Infinity War

MGoRadio 4.9: Infinity War Comment Count

Seth November 9th, 2018 at 7:47 PM

With special guest Steve Lorenz of 247Sports.

The Sponsors

We can do this because people support us. You should support them! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we’d be all be very sad ex-SBNation employees with “real” jobs.

Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

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1. Penn State After UFR

starts at 1:00

Michigan should’ve put this game away earlier. Offense feels much more dynamic and unpredictable. Joe Moorhead being gone helped. What happens next year after the Wile E. Coyote year? Shea Patterson had his best game on the ground of his season. Very few missed reads. McKeon has a lot of improvement to make in blocking but he has a lot on his plate. An RPO appeared! All hail Warinner and Don Brown. Gary is back, same guy as before.

2. Across the Crooked Blue Line w/ Steve Lorenz

starts at 28:52

We troubleshoot live on air until Steve Lorenz officially comes through. We chat about 2019 and 2020 Michigan recruiting. Michigan is in line to sign a monster Top 5 class. Harrison looks good if parents are in. M’s coaches are killing it on the recruiting trail. Coaches feel confident in Eric Gray but we’re hoping he gets up here. DeLoach a guy you can get when you win. High-star wide receivers are hard to come by—Ford is probably staying out West. Can scouting might make that up?

3. Previewing Rutgers

starts at 1:04:03

Marvel is mentioned at the start. Rutgers is incredibly bad, 126th in S&P+. They have a pretty good RB who is reminiscent of small Chris Evans. Rutgers TE is the only guy on their team with a YPC over 10 and he’s out for this game. Offense is 130th, defense is actually a little better. Pass defense stats are not appalling but run defense is complete garbage. Aussie punter and a kicker who isn’t bad. Seth decided to FFFF an entire Rutgers game and tweeted at their LB coach.

4. Previewing Rutgers

starts at 1:20:15

Hockey has had an alarming start to the year. Defense is having a messy start despite returning a lot of veterans. Boka off to a rocky start in particular and goaltending has not helped out. This is a top-heavy forward group and they don’t really have a checking line, but there’s still no excuse for how bad the defense has been. Taking a lot of penalties. In basketball, wasn’t a great beginning but defense was suffocating as expected. Teske looked like an impact defender..

MUSIC:

Featured tonight: In honor of outgoing regent Andrea Fischer Newman, who always supported them, here’s some selections of music produced by the students of the University of Michigan.

  • “Here’s to You, Denard Robinson”—The UM Friars (Glee Club), 2011
  • “Sing Sang Sung”—The Michigan Marching Band
  • “The Victors”—UM Musical Theater, 2015
  • “Across 110th Street”

If you or a friend made some good tunes and don't have a label out scrubbing for them we'd be happy to feature you.

THE USUAL LINKS:

I think we’ll see more Peter Bush than Devin Bush

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The Michigan Hockeycast: Episode 1.2: You Quinn Some, You Hughes Some

The Michigan Hockeycast: Episode 1.2: You Quinn Some, You Hughes Some Comment Count

Seth November 8th, 2018 at 9:59 PM

The Hosts: MGoHockey Correspondent David Nasternak and Person of Great Hockey Substance Anthony Ciatti

This Podcast Has a Sponsor (but he doesn't realize it): Michigan Law Grad, check your email. Also if you're in the penalty box and need a captain to argue your case, talk to Jonathan Paul.

1. Recapping the Last Weeks

starts at 1:00

Michigan has played seven regular season games and two exhibitions, how are they doing? What have we seen when we have been able to see the games? Speaking of, we would like to be able to see more of the games, please fix this.

2. The State of the Team

starts at 21:03

We run down each group on the team and discuss while wondering if they are ahead or behind where we thought they would be. Top line and power play are looking great. Other parts have room to improve. Anthony the goalie makes the case the goalies are being scapegoated to an extent. (of course he does)

3. Sieves and the People Who Associate With Them

starts at 45:15

We talk about the Big Ten as league play kicks off! This league will be awesome this season. ND is up first, and along with OSU they don't look like they have missed a beat. Minnesota is working some things out. PSU and Wisconsin look like they might have found some goaltending, which will raise their ceilings significantly. MSU is competent once again, Danton Cole is turning things around there. Preseason prediction of all B1G teams in the top half of the NCAA is looking good.

4. We talk predictions!

starts at 1:00:06

Where will Michigan finish in the B1G? Can they make the tournament?

MUSIC

  • NHL on ESPN Theme
  • NHL 94 (Genesis) Intro Theme
  • Blades of Steel Theme
  • "Brass Bonanza!"—The Hartford Whalers
  • Ice Hockey (NES) theme

THE USUAL LINKS

You need a Predator on your defense. Man, I'd take a Red Wing.

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MGoRadio 4.8: In Defense of Teddy V

MGoRadio 4.8: In Defense of Teddy V Comment Count

Seth November 2nd, 2018 at 6:56 PM

Special Guests: Tom VanHaaren, promoting his book The Road to Ann Arbor

The Sponsors

We can do this because people support us. You should support them! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we’d be all be very sad ex-SBNation employees with “real” jobs.

Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

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1. TomVH and “The Road to Ann Arbor”

starts at 1:00

Tom VH comes on the podcast to chat about his past with MGoBlog and his new book, The Road to Ann Arbor, which retells some of the great stories of Michigan football recruiting in the last 50 years.

2. Hoops Talk wsg Craig Ross

starts at 27:27

Craig was disappointed that he didn’t get to share his basketball takes on the WTKA Roundtable so he shares them with us. Craig defends Ted Valentine through referee magazine. Brazdeikis can play the 2-3-4 and ambidextrous, Michigan has three tremendous defensive players: Simpson, Teske, and Matthews. Only real question defensively is at shooting guard. Eli Brooks looked good in practices. Teske and Simpson could be a very good pick-and-roll tandem. Craig is hopeful in Simpson’s free throws. Could Brandon Johns play the 5? Michigan is extremely deep. Brian and Craig agree that Michigan is a better team than MSU.

3. Segment 3: MSU Recap and PSU Offense

starts at 52:40

Lewerke was hurt but MSU might have been fortunate for that or else he would have thrown 3 picks. 5 DT’s played about the same number of snaps. Massive RPS blowout on the offense. Shea made some bad reads and we should see some improvement. Still accurate however and his legs are devastating. Are the tackles now good? PSU will be the final exam. If Jon Runyan survives Penn St, he is legit good. Michigan solved the double A gap blitz with satisfaction for the most part.

Penn State lost a lot of their dangerous and large sized pass catchers. Gesicki, Godwin, Allen Robinson are all gone. McSorely’s lost about 1.5 YPA this season. It’s not the same offense as last year. Miles Sanders is not Saquon Barkley and the rushing attack has fallen off this year. The loss of Joe Moorhead is big.

4. Segment 4: PSU Defense Preview

starts at 1:08:03

Penn St has a lot of very good pass rushers and could make Michigan’s life very hard if the Wolverines are trapped in 3rd & longs. Michigan is not a good 3rd and long offense. Yardage on 3rd downs will be important. PSU’s starting defensive tackles are basically just both Mike Dwumfour. Not a lot of run stoppers on the defensive front despite the great pass rushers. This is the type of defense that Michigan has eviscerated in the past. PSU has a very good CB. KJ Hamler is a dangerous kick returner.

MUSIC:

Featured tonight: Bear vs. Shark

  • "I F---ed Your Dad” from "Terrorhawk
  • "We Were Sad But Now We’re Rebuilding" off Right Now, You're in the Best of Hands. And If Something Isn't Quite Right, Your Doctor Will Know in a Hurry
  • "MPS" off off Right Now, You're in the Best of Hands. And If Something Isn't Quite Right, Your Doctor Will Know in a Hurry
  • “Across 110th Street”

If you or a friend made some good tunes and don't have a label out scrubbing for them we'd be happy to feature you.

THE USUAL LINKS:

It’s hard to play basketball about a guy with two hands

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WTKA Roundtable 11/1/2018: From the Ivory Tower

WTKA Roundtable 11/1/2018: From the Ivory Tower Comment Count

Seth November 2nd, 2018 at 8:53 AM

Things discussed:

  • Nate Stanley: Dude!
  • Maryland: Dude! Once you have a certain level of money and power you think you lose accountability. How to check this: have a legitimate 3rd party making medical decisions. Any donor who wanted to pull their money: pull your money.
  • MSU-Purdue: dude! State gets the rain again, Blough had his bad day.
  • Penn State: At their most potent when Trace McSorley is running the ball. Make him throw! Alan Robinson wanted to come to Michigan badly—they don’t have anyone like that anymore.
  • McSorley healthy? He ran a 51-yard TD after his knee got banged. He’s performing at a better level than his stats imply but his receivers are his receivers.
  • Their DL has five guys who can get after the quarterback. Two Michael Dwumfour types at DT and three dynamite DEs, including Yetur Gross-Matos who’s playing out of his mind.
  • Nobody can say Oruwariye, nobody in the linebacker level looks like a Linebacker U guy. Can PSU stand up against Michigan’s ground game? Pull out all the Harbaugh and grind them down.
  • Jansen: Brian explains why you don’t run much power against an odd man front. Here’s a graphic from me:

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  • Ed Warinner has a play sheet now—Michigan didn’t know what they’re doing with Shea against Notre Dame; maybe Ed’s teaching them how to not suck at spread
  • We want Bama…to win against LSU? Don’t trust the committee to leave out a 1-loss Alabama that doesn’t go to the SEC Championship over a Michigan that wins out.
  • Ferentz still brings up the fact that Chris L. Rucker got out of jail and played against him.

You can catch the entire episode on Michigan Insider's podcast stream on Podbean.

Segment two is here. Segment three is here.

THE USUAL LINKS

Not every school sells their soul.

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MGoPodcast 10.9: John B's Defensive Juggernaut

MGoPodcast 10.9: John B's Defensive Juggernaut Comment Count

Seth October 29th, 2018 at 7:47 AM

Special Guest: Ace Anbender returns to the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown.

The Sponsors

he show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan nobody would get our jokes. Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad,Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

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1. The Backcourt

starts at 1:00

Optimistic about the defense: The two most important defensive positions are point guard and center, and everyone else is lanky. PG: Zavier Simpson was excluded from the All-B1G team so let’s revenge tour. Z’s shooting has to get better because can’t hide him as much. More defined role for Eli Brooks. DeJulius to come on later? SG: Poole is our shot at a lethal scorer on this team—can be average defender; no more getting back-cut. Nunez has a defined role. SF: Charles Matthews is still the Kentucky transfer, i.e. the least Beilein player ever, but he goes left sometimes now. More effective as a Beta dog. Can he get more Beilein-y?

The Frontcourt

starts at 29:53

PF: Iggy Buckets is a 40%+ spot-up shooter who took a lot of bad AAU shots. Could be a 1-and-done. Livers is a glue guy, but at 12% usage last year doesn’t bode well—lose the passivity or make an impact as a rebounder. Johns needs a year—do they push him at the 4 or 5? C: Teske is significantly more 1990s big man than Mo but if he can elbow-jump a bit he’s an excellent P&R guy, especially on the re-screen. Adds huge defensive value, including steals. What is Austin Davis? Gotta foul less but MSU went at him and it didn’t work. More on Johns, and some Mr. Basketball chip-on-the-shoulder games with MSU. Castleton is Mo 2.0 with shotblocking, but expecting a redshirt unless Davis is disappointing.

The Rest of the Conference

starts at 53:20

Not great. The unanimous conference favorite from everyone but us is Michigan State, who’s starting Nick Ward and Tillman, and they’re going to be playing Goens 20% of the time, plus McQuaid in a bigger role sans Bridges. Langford’s inefficient deep two game makes you wonder what Beilein would have made that guy. Leaning on Winston, and “Mr. Basketball” Foster Loyer. Then Michigan. Then the morass: IU brings in the biggest impact freshman in the conference in Lankford but making the dance is the goal. OSU lost most everybody from last year. Want to like Iowa—they’re like a parody of MSU; why is their defense so bad? Nebraska: Roby & Palmer & Copeland and experience—should have been a 9-seed last year. UW: what was that? Trying to remember who’s on the rest.

A moment to talk with Ace about what he’s doing now. The GoFundMe might’ve saved his life.

4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac

Starts at 1:25:29

Marcus Ray now believes the best team in the Big Ten is Michigan State with Rocky Lombardi at quarterback. The Iowa 14, and Frames Janklin’s timeouts, attempted timeouts, and icing his own kicker. McSorley’s degradation. Maryland averaged a first down per play vs Lovie’s Lini. Go bowling Terps. Cats for the West! Jonathan Taylor (11 carries for 46 yards) is now a fumbler, Turtle punted on 4th and 2 again and invented the fullback two-minute drill. Northwestern could win the West or not go to a bowl game, or both? David Blough and Purdue got by the MSU ghosts and MSU rain—shoulda given D.J. Knox more carries. A very on-brand IU performance, even when they were down 31-9 Jamie never lost faith that the Hoosiers could come back to tie it then lose in heartbreaking fashion. Angry Minnesota Running Back Hating God. Daniel Faaele making an impact.

MUSIC

  • "None Shall Pass"—Aesop Rock
  • "I'm Slowly Turning Into You"—The White Stripes
  • "Play It Right"—Sylvan Esso
  • “Across 110th Street”

THE USUAL LINKS

Thank you for sharing your voice and your nipples with us.

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MGoPodcast 10.8: Called Out

MGoPodcast 10.8: Called Out Comment Count

Seth October 22nd, 2018 at 7:35 AM

We are at the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown.

The Sponsors

We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we would be saying all of this to our confused offspring.

Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad,Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

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1. Offense

Starts at 1:00

What happens when their trash program does their trash stuff, and Michigan isn’t going to apologize anymore. Michigan gains about 400 yards, 78 of which on the fly to DPJ that’s been coming for years. Recurrence of Shea’s nervousness, one bad read on an arc keeper, but the zone reads were camera fakeout-level. Were able to grind out the end of the game.

2. Defense

Starts at 28:22

MSU ran a trick play from the 4 yard line to score—when you’ve got to do that… Ton of opportunities for MSU to get a PI, missed long a bit but for the most part refs fairly allowed the guy who won the route to run it. Lewerke did and didn’t practice this week. Uche had two sacks, leads the team with five despite little in the way of snaps. A Rutger is when a team gives more points than they have yards (so for example MSU had a rushing Rutger).

3. Special Teams, Thoughts and Feels

Starts at 44:03

Bad punting decisions. You cannot punt on 4th and 5 from the 38—that was an 18-yard net punt. If you’re in go-for-it field position you should be setting up a makeable 4th down. Wish M had a play to get a second score from spending all 2nd Q in MSU’s zone. The worst punter in the conference made the play of the game. Guy was punting ground balls with eyes that you can’t field in a rainstorm. Dantonio’s sad timeouts: there’s no dignity being a Spartan.

Marcus Ray: shut up. Old players bashing the team aren’t helping the team; they’re trying to get notoriety at its expense.

4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac

Starts at 1:01:05

How’s Michigan going to defend Rondale Moore? Is Ohio State’s defense just bad? Haskins made Woody roll in his grave 73 times, 20 more passes than the previous Ohio State game record. 4th down is a different world sans Barrett. Wisconsin and Illinois played a weird snow game. Iowa gave Maryland no big plays, i.e. nothing. We nearly lost a conference room to the worst Rutgers team since they joined the conference, which is saying something. IU outgained Penn State but lost in a #Chaosteam-like performance and kickoff returns. If the playoff committee is considering 1-win teams, Nebraska is first. Frost will be fine but what about Fleck?

MUSIC

  • "Hate to Say I Told You So"—The Hives
  • "You Ain’t a Killer"—BigPun
  • "My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion"—The Flaming Lips
  • “Across 110th Street”

THE USUAL LINKS

What part of the Wisconsin secondary is checking Rondale Moore?

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