WTKA Roundtable 9/20/2018: Why Don't We Stiff-Arm More Running Backs? Comment Count

Seth September 21st, 2018 at 7:15 AM

Things discussed:

  • The Lions covered the spread!
  • Complain about an offense that scored on 6/9 drives
  • The 1st quarter/the commercial breaks/heat/tedium put the game in a worse light
  • Down G has been successful because opponents are straining to beat Power
  • Bredeson bad day? Weird mental errors, especially from the TEs
  • Higdon was missed. Evans looked more like a hamstring than a cramp :(
  • What is targeting?
  • The Proche problem: JKP needs to get back in because he's their answer. This is open so Michigan can defend jet sweeps
  • Caller: WRAP UP! Tackle with your arms.
  • Officiating crew was motley.
  • Michigan is playing more zone this year.
  • Throw more? How many times has Michigan gotten their quarterback healthy to the Ohio State game?
  • Scott Frost's mom.

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

Segment two is here. Segment three is here.


Scott Frost's mom didn't put Rutgers in the Big Ten



September 21st, 2018 at 2:08 PM ^

My interpretation of the ref pushing Devin Bush: Bush had some sort of non-helmet related equipment error. Per the rules, such equipment errors do not warrant stopping plays, so the ref is instructed to tell the player to leave the field to correct the equipment issue. Bush refused due to the quick snap. The only tool the ref has to enforce the rule is to call an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which everyone would see as excessive. I think we'll probably see a rule change giving refs the power to stop play and/or force the substitution.