OT: Friday Night Football Open Thread

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on September 10th, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Marshall looking impressive against WVU - lead 7-3 with 2:30 minutes remaining in the 1st. 

Comments

lhglrkwg

September 10th, 2010 at 7:41 PM ^

I just heard the play-by-play guy say "see you won't ever see michigan line up in an I-formation and power it inside....you won't see that tomorrow against notre dame"

we did this several times. and it was only 6 days ago

bklein09

September 10th, 2010 at 7:48 PM ^

Heard this too. 

What a stupid comment.

RR had a killer FB at WVU in Owen Schmitt, and I'm sure they lined up in I-Form then as well. 

Plus like you said, Michigan lined up this way several times last week. With the interior of our Oline hopefully being the strength of the offense, I think this is something that will come in handy to have throughout the season. Especially against inferior opponents that we can out muscle.

BlueVoix

September 10th, 2010 at 7:47 PM ^

Marshall's defense is looking very suspect.  More specifically, the secondary looks abysmal.  I wonder if maybe, just maybe, that same secondary wasn't any better last weekend?

Ron Swanson

September 10th, 2010 at 7:57 PM ^

I wasn't sure at first, but I replayed it on my DVR and the receiver let the football go at the one yard line before he scored.  Should be a touchback and WVU ball

Nick Sparks

September 10th, 2010 at 8:00 PM ^

Anyone know if the video will hit the internets tonight or if I'll have to wait until tomorrow.

I just need to know if I should keep refreshing the page for updates every five minutes for the rest of the night or not.

CRex

September 10th, 2010 at 8:08 PM ^

That blank look on Bill Stewart's face suggests things are going to get real interesting as the last of RR's players walk out the door.  

Don

September 10th, 2010 at 8:08 PM ^

In case Marshall makes this stand up, they'll be doing crazy business all night. Coach Stew will be the second most-hated man in West Virginia.

CRex

September 10th, 2010 at 8:15 PM ^

Don't read too much into this in terms of the greater scheme of things.  The Marshall headcoach (Doc Holliday) was just hired away from WVU where he was the assoc head coach.  So basically he helped write the WVU playbook and has an inside advantage here.  For all we know he taught the defense to ready WVU's snap count and play calls.  

BlueVoix

September 10th, 2010 at 8:18 PM ^

WVU put up 110 yards through the air in the first quarter alone.  I think Marshall has a terrible secondary, but a D-Line that is playing inspired.  I'm not sure if we can take anything from this yet, other than the possibility that both defenses are probably not that good.

CRex

September 10th, 2010 at 8:20 PM ^

Marshall's D-Line is also insanely aggressive tonight.  the WVU O-Coord needs to calm his team down and start using screens and such to exploit that.  I think a big part of this is that current WVU isn't that mobile and he appears rattled.  WVU needs to start setting up a checkdown he can reliably hit when he feels pressure.  

I feel like WVU's offense is going to crack Marshall's defense before Marshall's offense figures out how to crack WVU's D.

CRex

September 10th, 2010 at 8:25 PM ^

Agreed.  It's clear that Stewart just has an old photocopy of the RR playbook and he's calling stuff out of that, with no really innovation of his own.  As the years march by and RR recruitment classes move on, WVU has dropped from a Top 10 team to a Top 25 team.  When Devine heads off to the NFL, WVU likely heads for 6-6 and being the fourth best team in the Big East (with Pitt, UConn and Cincy ahead of them).

jmblue

September 10th, 2010 at 8:21 PM ^

And yet another stadium uses "Hell's Bells" (at least the gong at the beginning) before a third down.  Is there a stadium PA playlist convention that these guys all go to?

mfan_in_ohio

September 10th, 2010 at 8:43 PM ^

Said that Notre Dame would win because, since Michigan went to a 3-3-5, we would have to have the cornerbacks cover ND receivers man to man.  Did he watch any of the UConn game?  Is there any reason that a 3-3-5 equals man to man? 

MgoBLUEfromDC

September 10th, 2010 at 8:51 PM ^

wow, if Marshal gets smoked by OSU and they are looking like the big brother next to WV, how bad does Bill Stewart and Co. lose to OSU?  My powers of deduction... 100-0, or something like that.  Big East is AWESOME.