October 12th, 2013 at 9:28 PM ^

I beg Heiko to ask real questions and force the coaches to be accountable. They literally were handed the game so many times and continued to give it back to PSU on a platter by actively putting this team at a disadvantage with stupid play call and end of game management on several occasions.


October 12th, 2013 at 9:53 PM ^

I been reserving judgement on Borges and trying to find excuses for him.  That's over, he's not a good OC.  From his press conferences, he seems to think he's a really smart guy, but it sure doesn't show during games.  Here we go again...DeBord 2.0.


October 12th, 2013 at 10:06 PM ^

I too reserved judgement until now.  I had much hope in that Iowa game playing Devin and Denard together and seeing how they worked in unison.  Then he followed that up with OSU, specificially the second half of OSU and it was a disaster.  This team has only a few strengths on offense and rather than playing to them he is stubborn.  Fitz could not run up the middle all game.  He had one run of 7 yards that was the highlight run of the game.  27 for 27 tells me the other 26 runs were for 20 yards.  And yet you pile him in there during OT repeatedly like a battering ram on reverse? 

I blame Hoke however for the lack of game awareness - when your QB is in the moment and can't figure out he has to preserve 5 yards at end of 4th Q, and in OT it is up to the head coach to do that.  Hoke was lost.  He cannot even be bothered to put on a headet at that moment of the game so someone whose ONLY JOB IS TO WATCH THE PLAYCLOCK (you know a GA Or something) can yell in his ear that he has to call a TO since there are 3 seconds left?  No  - he is too busy doing "coaching moments" in the last 2 minutes of the game I guess.  And dare Hoke ever overrule a Borges play call? No he cannot - because he doesnt know the plays since he has headset-less. 

And I bet NO ONE told the damn punter to kick it for like 25 yards before he went out there all pumped up on adrenaline at the end of the game.  Because hey "let's just trust the kids".

Bando Calrissian

October 12th, 2013 at 9:30 PM ^

Haven't seen an offense this poorly called since Fred Jackson was OC.

Haven't seen an offense this poorly managed since Nick Sheridan was a starting QB.

Haven't seen Michigan piss anything away this badly since approximately the early 00s.

I'm seething. I seriously cannot believe what I just watched.


October 12th, 2013 at 9:31 PM ^

This shit could get you in trouble but it's fantastic. Terrible coaching, but let's not blame just them. Gardner played terrible, the line still can't block, fitz pussy foots, etc. I haven't even gotten to the defense yet. Whole thing is trash. If hoke didn't go to a lucky bcs game his first year people would be calling for his head. I hope they right the ship.


October 12th, 2013 at 9:31 PM ^

Caring about college sports is really stupid.  We just watched 4.5 hrs of football.  We're all suffering now.  And for what?  Would anything real have been accomplished if they'd won?  No.  

College sports are a loser's bet, sucking up your time and energy, giving no one anything real in return.  


October 13th, 2013 at 12:31 AM ^

(I can't see for sure but the evidence would seem to back that up) I'll cave your account because we've been told to do it when asked, but if you're ever interested in coming back on here, find a way to let me know. You've been one of my favorite posters here since I joined and it's a shame to see you go.


October 12th, 2013 at 10:49 PM ^

My only question in the face of those obvious truths is: Why single out college sports? Couldn't the very same arguments be made for watching ANY sports? FIFA, NFL, MLB (go Tiges BTW)... watching sports gains you nothing except an ephemeral sense of community; a clan to rejoice winning with, a board to post bitching on when not winning. Hell, even when winning, if not by enuf vs Akron!
If you're out Erik, then STAY out. There's nothing here for you...