What positives can we take away from the Alabama game?

Submitted by UMgradMSUdad on September 1st, 2012 at 11:39 PM

The game was not pretty; it was a beat down.  I do, however, see some areas for hope.

Dennis Norfleet looks to be an emerging star on kick off returns.

The team fought to the end.  

We got this loss in our first game, and it's the most talented team on our schedule.

Any other positives you can think of?




September 1st, 2012 at 11:44 PM ^

Hagerup can kick it far.

Campbell got a sack

Some freshmen got snaps on national stage

Shane Morris will be here next year Along with a ton of other talent

Air force will be tough minus Lewan and plus this mentally challenging loss.


September 1st, 2012 at 11:45 PM ^

Norfleet looks great, Wile is great, the OL looks great in pass pro, Hagerup had a great average (mediocre net), Campbell wasn't too bad, tons of freshmen got experience (that's the optimistic way of saying that lots of starters were yanked for poor performance), Gallon is solid, and Gardner will be great once he runs better routes.


September 1st, 2012 at 11:45 PM ^

No excuses, Michigan stank up the field, but I really dislike the offensive gameplan. It went out of its way to have Denard throw...he isn't a good throwing QB. He never was, nor will he be. I am disappointed in the fact that Borges couldn't or wouldn't adjust. There are no positives to take from this game. Nothing. There was so little we did right it was embarassing on a national scale.


September 1st, 2012 at 11:57 PM ^

Michigan Passing
D. Robinson 11/26 200 7.7 1 2
R. Bellomy 0/1 0 0.0 0 1
Team 11/27 200 7.4 1 3

Michigan Rushing
V. Smith 13 32 2.5 0 22
D. Robinson 10 27 2.7 1 9
T. Rawls 6 9 1.5 0 5
Team 29 68 2.3 1 22

Edit: How many threads are you going to cut and paste this into?


September 2nd, 2012 at 9:00 AM ^

I counted 3 first quarter throws that hit receivers in their hands but werent caught because of great coverage from Alabama dbs...not defending denards throwing because we know his limitatioms but he is getting everything out of his arm he possibly can in my opinion. I just would prefer her take a sack over throwing it up for grabs sometimes. Of course, thats not going to happen but, had he not Michigan loses by 2 td's instead of 4


September 1st, 2012 at 11:46 PM ^

1. I have a wife, a son, and one on the way.

2. I made the smart choice of only buying a six pack for the game.  I would drink until there was nothing to drink otherwise.

3. I'm pretty sure nobody on our team sustained life threatining injuries.

Those are the only positives.


September 1st, 2012 at 11:47 PM ^

Hagerup was really the only thing.. He was averaging around 50 yards per punt though and I'll take that any day! I think if we would've treated the game like we did near the end and done more quick passes it would've turned out a little better.. Not good though

M Fanfare

September 1st, 2012 at 11:49 PM ^

Hagerup punted well.

Norfleet returned well.

The recievers got open against good coverage.

Fitz will return.

We won't play anyone nearly as good as Bama the rest of the season.

Wisconsin barely squeaked past Northern Iowa, Iowa barely squeaked past Northern Illinois, MSU had their hands full with a depleted Boise State.

We can still end the season in Pasadena.

This could be the end of clowniformz. (please, God)


September 1st, 2012 at 11:48 PM ^

We showed nothing. I believe the coaching staff coached this like an exhibition. Denard ran substantially less than he has before. The teams goal is to win the big ten, they weren't going to risk that on this game. There's always the $$$$$ too.


September 1st, 2012 at 11:49 PM ^

I got a couple:

-Hagerup was excellent

-Kick returns were good

-Recievers were able to get behind the Tide secondary

-Michigan converted a number on 3rd and shorts on the ground

-Alabama was 4-11 on third down

-McCarron was only about 50% completion with a great run game to help him

-Pass protection