Notre Dame

Submitted by Catchafire on May 23rd, 2018 at 3:07 PM
I am starting to feel confident and bullish about our chances to go into South Bend and leave with a W. When we do, we are going to put the whole college football world on notice. So, why am I confident? Well:

1. Joe Milton. All the good news coming out of camp on Milton is getting me excited. He is pushing all the quarterbacks and putting them on notice. If he is that good, put him in the game, we need to win NOW.

2. Wariner. The offensive line will be better. It has to be better. This is going to be a book for our running backs, which will alleviates pressure on the QB. Running backs improving will benefit our wide receivers. This 2018 offense might be the best we have seen in the last 10 years.

3. Don Brown. He will help our offense improve by showing them the different looks and varieties of defense we will face this season. Steel sharpens steel and nothing is quite as sharp as our defense.

Wolverines are hungry and we are going to feast! this season.

Comments

wildbackdunesman

May 23rd, 2018 at 3:12 PM ^

The Oline already had decent run blocking, if I remember correctly we had 3 different running backs average 5.1 yards a carry or better. The run production was generally there, the pass protection and QBing wasn't.

BassDude138

May 23rd, 2018 at 3:14 PM ^

Joe Milton is not going to play this year unless it is an absolute emergency.

This will be the third year in a row that the offense has faced Brown's defense in practice. They still sucked the last two years.

SharkyRVA

May 23rd, 2018 at 8:27 PM ^

Up vote for you...  I didn't have to scroll down to far to find the exact thing I was going to say.  No way Milton is even close to beating out anyone this year.  Also agree that the O had been playing the D and has not seemed to help anything from a pass blocking standpoint.  

 

On the other hand...  excited to see a much more mature team with much better QB play this year!!!  Go Blue!

PopeLando

May 23rd, 2018 at 9:00 PM ^

Facing Don Brown's defense in practice would turn me into a shell shocked pansy who crumples at the slightest hint of a defender.

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I mean, I'm already a pansy who would probably crumple at the slightest hint of a defender, but damnitall I'm not shellshocked!

andre10

May 23rd, 2018 at 3:14 PM ^

For Joe Milton, in in the next year or two. He will not be higher than third string this year, and I will be stunned if he does not RS.

ST3

May 23rd, 2018 at 3:39 PM ^

This scene from Animal House flashes through my mind every time someone mentions Milton. And FWIW, I don't find Milton as boooring as Mrs. Milton did.

"I'm not joking! This is my job!" I love that line.

the_calip_years

May 23rd, 2018 at 4:19 PM ^

notice the position of the seam of the blackboard relative to the 'T' in 'SATAN' at 42 seconds.  then notice it at 52 seconds.

yes, i've seen this movie a few too many times

Kevin13

May 23rd, 2018 at 4:06 PM ^

put him in the game? If we see Milton starting game one then he is either the next coming of the greatest college QB (which I doubt right now) or else all of our other QB's are hurt and unable to play.

Milton has a huge upside but is raw as hell. He needs a year to RS and then might be ready to compete in 2019.

freelion

May 23rd, 2018 at 3:21 PM ^

I don't see him starting an untested QB on the road against Notre Dame.  We have seen over and over again that he goes with the more experienced and less talented QB every time.  Peters should have started from Game 1 last year but he went with Wilting Speight. I think it is 90%+ Patterson unless he is hurt.

njvictor

May 23rd, 2018 at 3:26 PM ^

If a UM fan actually thinks Milton can start this year, you lose all credibility to me and I don't take anything you say seriously. Maybe he's playing well, but there's no way a player who completed less than 50% of his passes his senior year of HS is playing as a true freshman unless it's a last resort.

Speaking of Notre Dame though, I do think it's a crime that ESPN FPI is giving us a 32% chance of winning that game