Colorado Snowflakes: General Observations

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on September 17th, 2016 at 7:06 PM

This will be the repository for thoughts on the game which do not neatly fit into any of the other threads provided. 



September 17th, 2016 at 7:08 PM ^

Regardless of what else was hapenning on the field, Lufau was making great throws and played with a lot of guts, he really impressed me. Definitely going to be tuning into Colorado's games for the rest of the season, and cheering for them to win the Pac 12.


September 17th, 2016 at 7:18 PM ^

Michigan is insanely lucky that he got hurt. Would've probably been a 10 point game or even one possession game if he was healthy imo. 


Hope he recovers quickly b/c Colorado could've easily challenged for the Pac12 this year with him at the helm. 

Lifau, Lindsay, Fields and Ross are a deadly combo on offense. Then you add in their NFL quality corners and their massive Dline? 

Colorado easily makes noise in the Pac12. 

Blue since birthed

September 17th, 2016 at 10:36 PM ^

He completed like 4 passes for positive yardage after the first quarter (one was the TD bomb when he was hobbled and everyone and their mother thought he was handing it off)... While being pressured about a dozen times, sacked and taking half a dozen big hits. Once the defense woke up I don't think it mattered a lot if he was in there. They may have moved the ball a little more, but I'm not convinced it would have translated into points. 


September 18th, 2016 at 6:38 AM ^

CU would have converted more 3rd downs than they did without him, but Michigan was getting to him and would have continued to do so. Game would have felt different with Liufau in, but Michigan would still have been in control.

I think the thing that makes it less satisfying as a comeback win is that when Liufau went out, the game was over. We didn't get to see what would have happened with him in. The minute he went out, the game turned into a Rorschach test. You see what you want to see.


September 17th, 2016 at 7:14 PM ^

I was impressed with him too - very smart player and can read the field like no one else. One of my underlying fears about this game was that passing spread that Liufau ran rather masterfully, and for a time, it seemed like that might be realized. Hopefully, he can get well for the heart of Colorado's schedule, as it is obvious they need him.


September 17th, 2016 at 7:11 PM ^

I can't help, but feel like Michigan got a little lucky today. Liufau was keeping Colorado toe-to-toe with Michigan, and could have definitely led them to victory... I'm definitely glad that Liufau's backup went 0/7 though, so I won't complain haha.

Franz Schubert

September 17th, 2016 at 8:07 PM ^

The defense adjusted at the end of the 1st quarter and shut them down after that other than the fluky 70 yard TD after he was injured. Michigan shut them out 17-0 in the 2nd quarter ending the half on 5 straight defensive stops of Colorado and Liufau. Michigan outscored Colorado 38-7 after the 1st quarter, the 7 coming on the fluke 70 yarder. Brown made adjustments and shut them down. But I'm sure this lazy narrative will be spewed all week.


September 17th, 2016 at 7:36 PM ^

People have said this about Alabama nearly every single season, "but can they win with [insert QB name]???", and the answer is a resounding "YES".

Now I'm not comparing our depth to Alabama, but talent-wise we're easily Top-10 in the nation.

So, yes, we can win the BIG with Speight!

He got rattled early, and had to press as starter for the first itme in his life.

Expectations are high as always at Michigan, but let's not forget he's a first-year starter in his 3rd game of the season. LOL, he's still finding his feet!


September 17th, 2016 at 7:47 PM ^

also I think Speight did get hurt (a little). Those next few downfield throws after that were WAAAAAAAY off.

Obviously maybe it was just a stinger on his shoulder, but it felt clear once Morris came in for that special package play (although Harbaugh said it was not because Speight was hurt).

Also I don't understand Speight slowing up and having that Colorado player pop him.

Clearly he's still "young" and a got a little emotional.


September 17th, 2016 at 7:13 PM ^

Colorado came out and punched us in the mouth early.  But in my opinion, we responded well.  Obviously, this game was far uglier than we'd have liked but Colorado is a good team and we still won by 3 scores. 

The defense settle down after the 1st quarter (and took out the starting QB).  Peppers finally got his punt return TD.  Smith scored his 1st TD of the season.  

They're battle-tested now.  Moving on.


September 17th, 2016 at 7:16 PM ^

Colorado played well, the crowd seemed really into it, and, while the team seemed to have some weaknesses, the real weakness was MGoBlog.  Man, are some of the "fans" here crap!  

The team can fix most of its problems, but the assholes here (see the thread on the sidebar) probably will remain assholes.


September 17th, 2016 at 8:33 PM ^

Oh get over yourself, the team looked awful that first quoted against a team that most expected would put up a fight but not dominate them. We've spent seven years with Hoke and RichRod and still have no reason to trust. Calling people out for that does not earn you any fan hood points and mostly makes you look like a sanctimonious ass. Let's all be happy they won and responded well to having their backs against the wall. Hopefully this is a game they can build on.

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