Michigan Iowa thread

Submitted by victors2000 on November 5th, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Just wanted to start a thread for those of us who weren't too much into the live blog...

Comments

Franz Schubert

November 5th, 2011 at 1:27 PM ^

Fitz has been unstoppable and apparently the coaching staff is averse to success on the ground. D. Robinson is not a QB and yet he could be servicable if the game plan took into consideration his limitations. Lets start with removing any plays where DR is in the pocket and focus on short high percentage throws.

Give the ball to Fitz Toussaint fergodsakes!!!

mtlcarcajou

November 5th, 2011 at 1:28 PM ^

I'd love for the DG-Dernard sets to work too. They aren't. Iowa is smart defensively and not fooled by any of this.

Plus, as now many posters have observed, these sets are KILLING DERNARDS RHYTHM!!! Why not let him stay at QB and get into the flow of it after completions, his biggest run...

Let's do the 2-qb stuff up big. We have a game to win here. We can't be so automaton on O and non-instinctive. Borges has to turn off computer game and let a flow happen.

Noticed Hawthorne in there later and no Morgan. Let's see if the O can pick it up and stay a bit simpler in the 2nd. D I'm not too worried about.

2 BS calls too, PI and the 'fumble'. And what did Lewan do for his personal, hit helmet-to-helmet?

RedGreene

November 5th, 2011 at 1:32 PM ^

Denard has the second most interceptions of any QB in college football.  There is no way in hell we win our division with that kind of QB play.  It's so frustrating that we can't throw the f'in ball downfield.

heyhamburgerpimp

November 5th, 2011 at 1:32 PM ^

Al Borges' cell phone: [ring ring ring]
<br>Al Borges: hi, Dad
<br>Al Borges' Dad: SON WTF LET DENARD AND FITZ RUN OR I WILL PUT YOU IN A HEADLOCK WITH MY AWESOMELY-OILED PECS
<br>Al Borges: okay, Dad. Sorry for the first half.
<br>Al Borges' Dad: DO BETTER IN THE SECOND HALF OR YOU'RE UNINVITED FROM THANKSGIVING. YOUR MOM IS MAKING PIE.

Franz Schubert

November 5th, 2011 at 1:35 PM ^

46 yards at 5.1 yards a carry. Why does Borges not stick with whats working? Seems odd to me, kinda like Fitz getting 2 carries against MSU.

Denard in the pocket = Death

abertain

November 5th, 2011 at 1:35 PM ^

Any reason that T. Gordon is benched for this one that I missed? I mean, he has been the starting satety in every game up to this point, and we've seen Woolfolk struggle. I don't know. Obviously the main problem is the offense. Denard does look tentative running, and I'm not sure that they have a good flow, other than Fitz up the middle. However, I guess I just don't get this one. 

robmorren2

November 5th, 2011 at 1:41 PM ^

We come out shotgun and pick up the tempo. Denard runs, read options, power, and bomb down field (see Notre Dame). And we rally for a disappointing win. Theme of the season.