Best thing you saw: Week 2

Submitted by mi93 on September 10th, 2017 at 12:11 AM

Another week of entertaining games, including a wake-up call in Ann Arbor.  There were definitely some solid finishes with ND-GA and the battle for all the corn and blonde maidens in Iowa the most entertaining.  With that…

Non-Michigan: though in a loss, I came away VERY impressed with Phillips (#4) of Western, he of the fumble return and KO return for all of their points.  He nearly added a pick to his day.  Watching OSU get dismantled for the second time in three games was very enjoyable.  The 4th quarter and OT of Iowa – Iowa St. was great theater.  However…the one-handed TD catch by GA was the best thing I saw today.  Incredible effort.

Michigan: funny how 18- and 19-year olds don’t always bring the same emotion and energy week-to-week.  Up 14 early, M looked like it let off the gas because ‘this gonna be easy’.  Best thing I saw here was a coachable moment – all within a win – that could prove the difference in keeping this young team’s attention as the games get tougher.

What say you?

Comments

SpinachAssassin

September 10th, 2017 at 2:31 AM ^

over to 11W. They're... less than pleased.

So best thing to me is Michigan won. Obvious comment is obvious, but college football is a funny thing. The team probably read too much of their own hype after beating Florida and now have great lessons to learn from a W and on to preparing for 3-0.

billybrown

September 10th, 2017 at 10:41 AM ^

Disagree with your disagreement. Cinci had one good drive and a score on a short field other than that they did absolutely nothing. Michigan shot themselves in the foot repeatedly on offense but very little of that had to do with cincinatti. Throw in fickells poor clock management not a good showing for him or the Michigan passing game.

Couzen Rick's

September 10th, 2017 at 12:23 AM ^

Ty Isaac establishing himself in a lead role, and finally giving UM a back that can run a toss play consistently.

More spread looks on offense.

Defense hunkered down and bailed out the offense.

Michigan scored in all 3 phases of the game.

uncle leo

September 10th, 2017 at 9:05 AM ^

Franklin followed his initial comments quickly by telling reporters "to interpret that however you want," saying he considers each week like its own Super Bowl for his team.

Even the reporter after he said it said, "Okay, I see what you mean."

He wasn't being an asshole. People are reading the headline, saying OOOHHHH WHAT A JERK, and then not actually paying attention.

Context is a wonderful thing.

707oxford

September 10th, 2017 at 9:21 AM ^

Disagree. If he wanted people to interpret it as meaning that they consider each week to be a Super Bowl for his team, he would have said that.

By instead saying "interpret that however you want", he is explicitly doing the opposite by deliberately opening up the option for people to take it as a passive-aggressive dig.

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Red is Blue

September 10th, 2017 at 9:33 AM ^

You're making an argument for "context wording" showing he WASN'T being an asshole?? If you go back a little further in what he said:

"Last year for their win it was like the Super Bowl, but for us this was just like beating Akron."