September 8th, 2012 at 4:51 PM ^

Would it not be better to have the outside linebacker just go straight to the outside and have the safety fill the whole to take on the quarterback?  Seems like it would be more effective to me.


September 8th, 2012 at 4:54 PM ^

They wasted 30 seconds saving these two time outs. Hurry up offense isn't gonna do anything to air force and marching all the way to the 30 to watch the clock run out is a waste of effort.. Dumb dumb dumb

Cold War

September 8th, 2012 at 5:05 PM ^

True that. I expected 6-6 last year and was pleasantly wrong. Never dreamed of 10-2 and a BCS win. My fear was and is unrealistic expectations for this year, I saw us 7-5 but now I don't think 6-6 is or even a osing season is  out of the question.

That said, still no question in my mind Hoke is the right guy and we will in time be Michigan again. But it  will be 2014 before  his guys  will really be making a major impact. 


September 8th, 2012 at 4:56 PM ^

Sadly, we're pretty much were I expected we would be at the half - struggling on D and inconsistent on offense.  I do expect that we'll pick it up in the second half.

Alexandre DeLarge

September 8th, 2012 at 5:00 PM ^

Michigan's crowd has historically been very vocal about how coaches should handle clock management decisions, particularly at the end of a half.

There was no booing there. There was no anxious buzz while it was happening. They are all still in "Brady is God" mode. Sad.


September 8th, 2012 at 5:02 PM ^

Hoke blew the time management there. No excuses for that stuff. BWC is a bust. He's getting pancaked. He just gets blocked too easily. That's the story of his career. Defense is one extreme or another. The running backs can't get no daylight to run in. The team needs to impose it's will and dominate these smaller dudes


September 8th, 2012 at 5:05 PM ^

Michigan. Is. Bad.

That's all that there is to say. Gonna be a long season. OLine gettin pushed around by inferior competition. Don't even get me started in the defense, holy hell. Don't know how much more I can take of this. Is this even football?!

Perkis-Size Me

September 8th, 2012 at 5:06 PM ^

That's why you're given timeouts. I'm no coach but that was piss poor clock management. You've got a team who's giving you all you can handle and now has a ton of momentum going into the third quarter.

Magnum P.I.

September 8th, 2012 at 5:06 PM ^

This is way too reminiscent of 2010. The only thing that made the defensive bleeding bearable was the thought of the offense getting the ball back. And then the offense inexplicably stalls out. Kills the spirit.

There's no excuse for the poor play from both our lines right now. We could be in for a much longer year than we anticipated. I'm afraid we've taken a step back on both sides of the ball.



September 8th, 2012 at 5:07 PM ^

But the same guys who say trust the coaches bitch about them everytime something goes wrong. Just relax everyone, if you think we're going to lose because of 30 seconds wasted then we shouldn't win in the first place. Football is a two half sport & good for us, we have another half to prove ourselves.