Maryland Snowflakes: General Observations

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on November 5th, 2016 at 6:44 PM

This will be your thread for thoughts and hot takes that defy neat categorization regarding the Maryland game. 

Comments

pearlw

November 5th, 2016 at 7:30 PM ^

Totally disagree - there was nothing icy about it - you are just trying to create a fake narrative based on your perception of a handshake. I saw several photos of them laughing and talking on the field before the game. After the game, they shook hands and then moved on. They werent going to have tea at midfield after game.

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WolverineHistorian

November 5th, 2016 at 6:48 PM ^

The rest of the world won't give a crap but it feels so damn good to destroy an overmatched team.

Under RichRod and Hoke, it seemed every game against a crappy team came down to the final possession. None of that crap this year. Love this!!!!

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Heptarch

November 5th, 2016 at 7:16 PM ^

From the perspective of a complete layman, it definitely looked like Brown made some adjustments.

That's not to say Maryland didn't gash us with big plays in the second half from time to time, because they did.  It just seemed that most of those were more on Maryland players being legitimately good, not that we were doing a lot of things wrong.

stephenrjking

November 5th, 2016 at 9:09 PM ^

There may have been adjustments, but attacking the edges is virtually the only way any team has successfully gained yards on us this year, except for some RPS plays by MSU and those slants by Colorado. Edge problems have appeared against UCF, MSU, and even Illinois, among other teams. 

And they were a constant feature here. It is not necessarily the end of the world, but it's an issue, especially given that Curtis Samuel is well-suited to attacking those same edges himself.

MGoManBall

November 5th, 2016 at 6:48 PM ^

2 things:

1. I'm thankful for Jim Harbaugh and boring victories week after week.

2. I'm thankful for teams kicking field goals down 45-0 as some sort of moral victory. 

LSAClassOf2000

November 5th, 2016 at 7:00 PM ^

On your first point, I do find the relative lack of real stress I've had over the course of the season to date kind of refreshing. By the 2nd quarter, I could just sit down. I could have done that in the first quarter really, but my kids wouldn't get off the couch. It was a relaxing Saturday that passed with very little worry and I enjoy that. It's nice to have some high expectations again too - I was monentarily peeved about the Maryland FG, but just momentarily. 

M-Lemon

November 5th, 2016 at 7:10 PM ^

The only time I've been truly nervous all season is the first half of the Colorado game.  Even after State scored the first touchdown last week, I was confident we would score a lot of points.  This is a great team, and we should all be savoring these wins.