MGoPodcast 10.6: Eleven Mo Hursts Comment Count

Seth October 8th, 2018 at 7:10 AM

1 hour and 38 minutes

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1. Offense

Starts at 1:00

Point for rain: reduced commercial experience felt fine. Feels much more like a football game when it’s not half commercial time. Getting 30-40 yards per drive and not scoring. Ben Mason hurdled a guy. Higdon is our favorite Michigan RB since…Toussaint? Hart? Patterson and Gentry are doing better against zone, except when Gentry cut away from all the blocking. Sean McKeon must be angry that Gentry didn’t get the reverse pass. Fun playcalls came out. Pass pro held up mostly, Patterson saved them when they didn’t. Ronnie Bell is a Guy.

2. Defense

Starts at 27:58

Playing Maryland is waiting for them to hit their big play and it didn’t happen—credit to Don Brown and the defense for having their assignments down. Did it without 3/4 of the starting DL. Uche had more great play off the edge—shoulda been a sack. Gary injury is precautionary, not hurting thanks to Paye. Gil had a Bush-like edge play. We did not like the call on Bush. Congrats to the viral holding chart since Michigan got two legit holding calls this game; if Michigan gets to normal. Brian Cook nicknames by sport: B-Cook (football), Cookie (hockey), Cooks, (baseball).

3. Special Teams, General Thoughts, Wisconsin Thoughts

Starts at 47:38

Other than THAT they did well on special teams—Ty Johnson is just fast. Ambry out there running sprints. Two guys back on 4th and 13s to nerf the Aussie directional kicker. Nordin up to 8/9 and isn’t missing chipshots. Late advice for Ty Johnson. Disappointed there was no Max Bortenschlager or Ralph Friedgen. Redshirt watch: Samuels redshirt burned. BVS not listed, probably getting his shirt now that Wangler is around. Anything project to Wisconsin? Ready for Stanford to go back to being bad so we’re not losing recruits there.

4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac

Starts at 1:03:22

Big Ten’s signature win is…Texas? TCU? How to beat MSU: PASS! Thorson with 17 passes on 1st down. State saved their yardage dignity with a 75-yard drive to run out the clock down 10. State is going to turtle against PSU and save it all for Michigan again—State has a base speed option running game? Arthur Sitkowski upped his INT count against Illinois. Indiana competitive until Parris Campbell in all the space. OSU defense is a little discombobulated, Haskins is tearing it up, has so many great weapons to throw to. Direct snap to a TE is peak Iowa but is it legal? Wisconsin gives up 500 yards of offense to Nebraska, loses Scott Nelson to targeting for our first half. Throw the ball the next 2 weeks.


  • "Throw Some D's"—Rich Boy
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme"
  • "Badger Badger Badger"—MrWeebl
  • “Across 110th Street”


Cookie’s mad.



October 8th, 2018 at 9:22 AM ^

You can hear it in his voice.  Cookie is actually irritated because Brandon Swatson did not "kneel down" instead of returning a sure pick six.


October 8th, 2018 at 12:27 PM ^

Then there's this in the comments over at Bucky's 5th Quarter:

Patterson is no where near as good as Martinez and with good scheming we should bring pressure on him



October 8th, 2018 at 1:26 PM ^

Patty's per-game stats look pedestrian at a glance -- pass yards, completions, TD passes and rush yards (as a run threat) are all meh against the squishy part of our schedule.  The toughest defense he's faced is ND and he didn't do too well against them.

We know this is largely because the O-line wasn't ready for ND and after that Harbaugh has been trying to keep the offense balanced and his QBs upright.  If you're an opposing fan, though, this is probably beyond the scope of your curiosity in Michigan.  I doubt coaches are fooled.


October 8th, 2018 at 1:49 PM ^

I'm confused, listened to the podcast before watching the game today.  How is it possible that we had a first down after the penalty was assessed against DPJ, but after they realized that there was a targeting penalty against Maryland, the penalties offset and it was down over?

Okay, just checked the rules, and this is what is says: "If live-ball fouls by both teams are reported to the referee, the fouls offset and the down is repeated (A.R. 10-1-4-I and VII). Any player who commits a foul that mandates disqualification must leave the game."  So I guess the refs got it right.

But it sure seems weird that assessing a penalty against the OTHER TEAM can make your situation markedly worse.


October 8th, 2018 at 2:03 PM ^

Podbean seems to be having a server error that's stopping some people from downloading this episode. It's not on our end. I am going to upload a copy to our server in case you can't get it.


October 8th, 2018 at 3:16 PM ^

Dwumfour going down.  Achilles was mentioned on telecast but if it was a warmish humid day cramping has been occurring and reminds me a bit of a calf cramp, which can be acutely terrible but nothing long term.


October 8th, 2018 at 3:21 PM ^

Kudos to Dave on his correct pronunciation of Oregon. Most of the folks out here look at me sideways when I bust out my, "Ore-gone" pronunciation, instead of the common, incorrect, "Ore-gun".