Official Vent Thread

Submitted by jsquigg on October 27th, 2012 at 11:18 PM

It was looking ok until Denard went out and our defense decided to implode and Bellomy couldn't make a throw to save his life.  Commence the bitching.  Oh, and the refs where all around the worst I've seen this year both ways.  Whisky time....

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jsquigg

October 27th, 2012 at 11:25 PM ^

So the defense gives up 16 second half points and lets Nebraska essentially the last 5 minutes off the clock with shoddy tackling but they didn't implode?  I'm not saying we have a bad defense, I'm saying that they seemed to lose heart when Denard went out and our offense exploded.  You can bitch about Borges but what would have worked?  Running from the shot gun is disadventageous without the extra blocker and Bellomy looked horrible throwing the ball all night long.  I'm just disappointed that Michigan looked unprepared offensively beyond Denard and it probably cost us a title.

jsquigg

October 27th, 2012 at 11:37 PM ^

Yeah, they got the ball on our side around midfield, but they moved on us the entire half and we didn't tackle well and the offense was horrid but the defense didn't play well in the second half.  You can make excuses, but Nebraska moved at will and our defense looked mentally defeated once our offense looked as bad as it did.  This doesn't happen to great defenses and the lack of preparation for the offense without Denard is also inexcusable.

switch26

October 27th, 2012 at 11:46 PM ^

Did u even watch how fast our drives ended?  Our defense had to be gassed...

 

Blaming it on the Defense is a joke.. our offense sucks period..

 

If Denard was even in we score that TD where denard got hurt, and probably put points up right before the half too..

 

We gave the ball back to them every 30 secs or so with all the INT's and that bullshit INT that hit the ground. Which they ran right back to the 3 yard line and we held them to a FG

jmblue

October 27th, 2012 at 11:55 PM ^

Nebraska is one of the best offensive teams in the conference.  Holding them to 23 points is a pretty good day under any circumstances.  Doing it under the circumstances of today (Nebraska started three second-half drives on our side of the 50) was pretty exceptional.  You cannot realistically expect the D to force 3 and outs on every series.  Actually, that's pretty much what we did on their first two "scoring drives" of the second half.

 

turd ferguson

October 27th, 2012 at 11:45 PM ^

I agree to some extent, but the officials had plenty of time to send it upstairs if they saw something. If they couldn't even find a camera angle that warranted further review, a coaching challenge probably would have just been a wasted timeout.

ProcheGoBlue

October 27th, 2012 at 11:20 PM ^

The d got tired Borges has been exposed. Bellomy isn't a quality backup and Brady didn't seem to care. WTF did Gardner do to piss off the coaching staff. Seriously where do we go from here. No TD's in 2 weeks is ridiculous.

MileHighWolverine

October 28th, 2012 at 9:43 AM ^

So he knows the entire playbook but because he doesn't work hard we're going to send out a much less talented QB out there to shit the bed time and time again. Tough choices. I'd go with the uber talented lazy guy in a game where we are down 1 score in the 4th quarter with the implications this one had. 

BlueinLansing

October 27th, 2012 at 11:20 PM ^

to move Devin Gardner to WR looks a little silly now.

 

Also if anyone on this planet can explain to me the use of the power I formation on 2nd or 3rd and long with a running qb, please enlighten me.

 

also,  arrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh

Shoopy

October 27th, 2012 at 11:23 PM ^

Denard's got a boo-boo. Borges, you know, we just uh.. we just didn't execute. We've got tremendous faith in uh.. uh.. Russell Bellomy, uh.. I just wish we would have executed a bit better, well.. yeah, I'm not happy, uhh..

EECS Grad '15

October 27th, 2012 at 11:21 PM ^

I wish recievers could catch a ball from Bellomy.

I wish Bellomy could throw the ball more then 20 yards down field.

I wish Borges could call a game that involved Rawls running the ball.

I wish Borges would learn to put in Gardner when Bellomy looks overwhelmed by the situation.

Maize and Blue…

October 27th, 2012 at 11:48 PM ^

3 out of 8 games without a TD.  Has this ever happened in 133 years of Michigan football?  Even the 2008 team managed to score a TD in every game with one returning starter on O and Sheridan/Threet at QB.  I'm frightened to think what the offense is going to look like next year as we don"t run the ball very well out of the I and Bellomy well my mother taught me if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all. 

FGB

October 28th, 2012 at 12:37 AM ^

Yes you root for MSU because you're not as dumb and petty as MSU fans, who were rooting for OSU against us a few years ago even though MSU would've won the B1G had we won.

Course this is all assuming Denard isn't injured and we have some hope to beat Minny.

 

WolverineLake

October 28th, 2012 at 9:22 AM ^

  ... than whatever the fuck it was I sat through last night.

 

  GODDAMNIT WHY ISN'T MICHIGAN ANY GOOD IN FOOTBALL!?!?!?!?!?  We are doomed to near-greatness.

 

  I'm afraid I'm an impatient Michigan fan, but Borges isn't nearly as quality a coordinator as Mattison.

thevictors51

October 27th, 2012 at 11:24 PM ^

Our defense never imploded, they kept us within 7 all the way into the fourth quarter with playing most of the second half....also with denard being out it completely exposed the non existant running game. I understand our offense run though Denard but still, we need to have production from someone else not named denard.

JT4104

October 27th, 2012 at 11:22 PM ^

I've said it one and I'll say it again...what exactly is the offense? I've never been sold on Borges and just dont understand how this guy has lasted as long as he has. Bellomy wasn't great but he wasn't helped out by our OC or WR's tonight.

I know the guy isn't going to be fired, but I truly believe with him as your OC and him overseeing the QB's it's not going to be pretty. Gonna be hard to land Treadwell and Green and any other playmakers when you got Al running things.

Mattison, no complaints has more than done his job with not his ideal personnel either. What is Borges excuse? They both got dealt bad hands and one actually did something with it while the other one made his side worse than it was a year ago.

No TD's in 2 games is absolutely inexcuseable from his side of the ball.

UAUM

October 28th, 2012 at 11:17 AM ^

First, how do you know if that's true.  I'm not sure it is, especialy since Gardner played QB in the spring game.  That's this year, isn't it?

Second, I'm not hating on Bellomy.  I'm just saying, like many others, including those on WTKA, that at some point, when someone is 0 for 10 an has 2 interceptions, it may make sense to put in someone who at least has the proven ability to run and throw, at least better than that.  Plus, Gardner has been playing and experienced in game situations.  Bellomy looked like a deer in the headlights.

Third, I don't see ANY wisdom in your post - it's just a false assertsion and failure to explain why, even if that false assertion were true, it is correct (and a baseless insult), so I don't see how you can claim that "my genius knows no bounds."

I Like Burgers

October 27th, 2012 at 11:57 PM ^

We have guys that were playmakers in the past -- Denard, Fitz, Roundtree, even Vince Smith had some great plays but none of those guys save Denard has done much of anything this year.  And Denard looks worse as a senior than he did as a soph.  So if I'm a recruit, yeah, I might start, but do they know how to get the most out of me?  Will they make me better?  Those are really iffy questions at this point.  That's the part that makes the sell tough(er).

thevictors51

October 27th, 2012 at 11:42 PM ^

At least tonight, AL in the beginning of the game opened the playbook, maybe not even that he just allowed denard to take more shots down field.  This offensive performance can't be pinned on him completely. Where was the run blocking from the offensive line? Fitz still isnt back to 2011 form why? Also for a QB to come in at a night game on the road at Nebraska, when his only significant playing time was garbage time is a tough gig. As I have read many times on this site its like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole with borges and denard.

I will reserve my judgement for borges when he gets his type of players for his system. However you could argue that a good offensive coordinator should adapt his plays to the players he has. Borges has done that from time to time but as time has gone on he seems like he is trying to mold the current roster into his plays not the other way around.