Indiana Snowflakes: The Coaching

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on November 18th, 2018 at 3:00 PM

This will be your thread for snowflakes and hot takes regarding the overall coaching in our game versus Indiana.



November 17th, 2018 at 10:08 PM ^

Very true. But I simply don't understand not throwing it either to the endzone or clocking it when there were ~14 seconds left. Don't even give the opportunity for something stupid (or illegal, which did happen) come in play. Take out that variable by not being tackled in bounds 


November 17th, 2018 at 11:17 PM ^

The lineman's move should have been penalized. 

But Michigan got tackled in-bounds with less than 15 seconds to go in the half. At that point, getting off another play is luck. Michigan's mistake was calling a play that opened the possibility of the player failing to exit the field of play. A tackle, a stumble, whatever: It was a throw that had a risk attached to it. 


November 18th, 2018 at 3:53 AM ^

the coaching ineptitude started way before the final play.

1. after the gentry huge gain. clocked was stopped with 1 min to play.  2 IU injured players forced a tv TO.  JH had plenty of time to call two plays there.

2. the ball was actually snapped at 48 sec.  more than 12 wasted sec there.  a run up the gut for 5 yards.  i have no problem with that call.  but to run it again on 2nd down and burn the final TO was totally stupid.

3. Next we plunge up the gut for the first down but we have a bunch of TEs and RBs on the field; none of the wideouts.  This is where burning that TO hurts.

4. We then throw the McKeon pass and time runs out.  hell, spike the ball after the first down and get the wideouts in there.

How in the hell do you have 4 plays inside the 15 yard line and throw no passes in the endzone?  Further, how in the hell don't you have you playmakers (collings, DPJ, Black) on the field.  To complain about the couple lost seconds on the ball placement for the final play, ignores all the incompetence shown above.

Goggles Paisano

November 18th, 2018 at 6:28 AM ^

In addition to your point #1 and why Fuck Indiana...those guys laying on the field weren't even in on the tackle.  They ran down there and then fell down obviously instructed by their coaches to do so. Only one of them was supposed to do it, but they both did. That was THE most obvious fake injury to stop the clock shit I have ever seen.  

Goggles Paisano

November 17th, 2018 at 8:37 PM ^

McKeon also turned back to his left side (inside) after he caught the ball.  If he stays on his path he may have gotten tackled out of bounds.  It looked like the play was there for the TD but the LB did make a nice play.  Coaching takes most of the fault on this one as that ball needs to be thrown in the end zone.    


Ghost of Fritz…

November 17th, 2018 at 7:54 PM ^

JH failing to develop a better set of reliable red zone pass plays is a huge problem.

D. Brown better think about two to better defend some the plays that worked for IU today because OSU will use them in 7 days.

Best coaching decision of the day by JH:  Going with Moody over Nordin (who was great last year, but inconsistent this year).

Wolverine 73

November 17th, 2018 at 7:55 PM ^

That was some really sad clock management at the end of the first half.  I expect better from this staff.  But the offense, defense and coaches all have things to work on this week.  That’s probably good.

The Geek

November 17th, 2018 at 8:38 PM ^

I upvoted you and I agree this game was an eye opener and our coaches and players need to bring it up a notch or two between now and Saturday. I'm still confident.

If we had finished half of those drives with touchdowns vice field goals this is a laugher. We left a lot of points on the field today, not a typical game for us, especially at home. I was hoping Milton would be running for touchdowns in the second half, instead this felt a lot like a Michigan State game to me.

Thankfully, I think OSU has a lot more to work on than we do. Like you said, we needed this game to focus our attention and I'm glad we got the W. Onward. (Best for Chase, Edwards and the others injured on the field today.)

KC Wolve

November 17th, 2018 at 7:57 PM ^

 No doubt it was a conservative plan, but a bit too close for me. Win is a win though. Best coaching decision may have been the one to switch kickers. Big time call this late in the year that paid off for at least this game. 


November 17th, 2018 at 7:57 PM ^

Seems like all the things Brown fixed in the offseason all of a sudden got unfixed. Hopefully, it's just a brief, momentary relapse that gets fixed soon.

Red zone play calling was... not great. Still, had at least two easy TDs missed by uncharacteristically inaccurate throws by Shea.