September 4th, 2011 at 10:17 AM ^

Overall the O-line was good, but Schofield filling in at left guard missed a few key blocks.  The one in particular that was blatant was when Denard scrambled for a first down because he had a d-lineman in his face before he even had a chance to view the field (I believe it was in the 2nd quarter).  Let's hope it was just a mental thing that can be corrected.


September 4th, 2011 at 10:27 AM ^

In Hoke's post-game presser, I think someone asked him about Barnum (although I couldn't hear the question.

Hoke responded by saying we didn't dress him, and nothing further. 

Not sure that means anything, but its interesting with all the misinformation out there on a relativley minor situation. 


September 4th, 2011 at 10:54 AM ^

Where did Patrick, James and crew get their obvious certainty that he was suspended for breaking team rules?...further indication their prep for this game was particularly shoddy

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September 4th, 2011 at 12:11 PM ^

Missing the game for a team matter is the same as being suspended for breaking team rules.  Unless you can think of a single team matter other than a suspension that would include not dressing for a home game.  If Barnum wasn't really suspended, the miscommunication started with the Athletic Department/SID it isn't the announcer's fault.  They did plenty of other dumb shit that deserves critisism.  This isn't one of them.


September 4th, 2011 at 1:36 PM ^

I didn't say he was or he wasn't.   They should just be more careful in repeating what was said, not their interpretation, unless they make the distinction clear, which they did not.  It's sloppy reporting, and indicative of a generally sloppy standard of preparation.  The fact you accept that as normal is indicative of how standards have been lowered across the board in media "reporting".

If the AD was obviously careful enough to state it a certain way they owe it to their viewers to do the same.


September 4th, 2011 at 1:30 PM ^

Patrick and James were already the two of the least likeable commentators in college football already, but I hate them much, much more after yesterday's abomination of a job.

During our first offensive drive, they honestly sounded like they were reading from a script they had written up the previous night on positives about the "new offense." Incredibly, they managed to say these things immediately after witnessing quarterback sweeps in 3-wide, shotgun formations.

I would love to hear your take on their work yesterday or anyone else that noticed big mistakes they made or stupid things they said. This could be a diary thread.


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September 4th, 2011 at 12:15 PM ^

According to mgoblue player participation, the following true freshmen saw action:
<br>Obviously, Beyer saw action on defense at SLB.
<br>Wile, Clark, Countess, and Brown played special teams. Only five redshirts burned (barring injury) - though maybe more would've gotten in had play resumed.


September 4th, 2011 at 4:19 PM ^

*** ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan coach Brady Hoke has decided
not to allow starting offensive guard Ricky Barnum to be in uniform
for the opener.
The school said Barnum, backup running back Stephen Hopkins and
reserve linebacker Marell Evans would not play Saturday against
Western Michigan because of a team matter.
Starting linebacker Cam Gordon wasn't expected to play because
of a back injury. ***