Michigan vs. Notre Dame Second Half Open Thread

Submitted by BlueDragon on September 22nd, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Down 10-0 at the half with 5 INTs. Can Hoke get the band back together in time to beat the Irish for the fourth year in a row?




September 22nd, 2012 at 9:15 PM ^

You're correct.  The band took a pretty big hit when the ND guy caught that pass out of bounds.  I hope they can recover and make any costly mistakes at half time


September 22nd, 2012 at 9:23 PM ^

In a way, Denard almost has too much time to throw.  He's sitting in the pocket too long, until he reaches a point where he has to throw because he's not outside the pocket to run, and then just forces it toward a receiver who is covered (double covered?  not in the area at all?)


September 22nd, 2012 at 9:17 PM ^

Defense can be improved and will tighten up. Our INTs are absolutely killing us. If we can calm Denard down and start running something that resembles an offense, then we definitely can turn this around. Denard is the x-factor right now. Get him going, and this is completely possible. Let's do this thing! Go Blue!


September 22nd, 2012 at 9:22 PM ^

Good god...they came out strong and couldn't put anything on the board.  That can't happen on the road.  Very frustrating.  And for whatever their problems in the running game and the OL, Denard does not need to be throwing interception after interception. 


September 22nd, 2012 at 9:26 PM ^

Denard is not a passer period.  Quite frankley he sucks.  He has steadily gotten worse season to season.  He's become so predictable as both a runner and passer that against semi good defenses he is no longer effective.  Teams just ignore the play fake becasue no one else can run either.  Sit him on the bench and let Gardner or Belomy give it a shot.  How could the result be any worse. 


September 22nd, 2012 at 9:27 PM ^

Denards interceptions in this game: over under

6, this game? I hope not.

Two hands worth?

I'm saying denard throws for 2 TDs and runs for 1.

245 yards for Michigan/denard in the 2nd half.


September 22nd, 2012 at 9:29 PM ^

So whoever started that thread about worst qb performance earlier this week ... I hate you. That first half was a group effort with denard Vincent and Golston.