Poor, poor LaTerryal

Submitted by Six Zero on September 13th, 2009 at 8:39 AM

After reviewing some of the press coverage, he's gotta be the only one waking up disappointed after THE GLORY of yesterday's game. Mathews's name will be forever enshrined into our culture and lore as, well, "Forcier to Mathews."

By all rights it should've been "Forcier to Savoy."

Pick yourself up, #82... we still need whatever you can bring. I don't envy the week of practice, and Barwis, you're sure to have, but don't give up.

Comments

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

September 13th, 2009 at 8:51 AM ^

I do feel bad for him. But just imagine if the next pass had been picked off, how badly he'd be beating himself over the head. He'll have his other chances, and he certainly played a huge role in that drive with the catch down to the five.

bronxblue

September 13th, 2009 at 9:00 AM ^

I was initially down on Savoy not catching that ball, but upon further review I noticed too that the ball had been tipped a bit. Should he have still caught it? Maybe. But he had a big catch the earlier play to get them close, and for a guy who is a 5th-year senior who rarely saw the field, he still played an important role in that win. He'll be fine.

Yinka Double Dare

September 13th, 2009 at 9:01 AM ^

I'm sure he'd say it's a ball he should have caught, but it's not easy to catch a tipped ball even if it ends up hitting you in the numbers.

And yeah, he had the huge reception that got them down to the 5. And Mathews had his own monster mistake to make up for when his running the wrong route caused the nearly crushing interception earlier in the fourth.

Brhino

September 13th, 2009 at 9:41 AM ^

Mathews tried to make up for his mistake in the interception immediately. He tries to make the tackle, fails (I'm guessing they don't teach tackling to the wide receivers very often), gets back up, hurdles some downed players, and when he makes the tackle, he uses a nasty overhead slap that almost knocked the ball back out. Way to keep fighting.

Mattinboots

September 13th, 2009 at 9:22 AM ^

Given Savoy's role last year and utter disappointing performances (like most of the season) he really stepped up his game yesterday. Of course you feel for the guy for that last catch, but he's begun to look like a solid receiver. Decent route runner, decent hands, decent speed.

jamiemac

September 13th, 2009 at 9:28 AM ^

He did have the biggest play in his career at UM the play before......and given how important every second was in that game, Tyrone Butterfield may have some company in the best drops in program history department.

I am pretty sure he feels pretty good about himself this mornig and what down in the dumps he may feel was washed away by his teammates and a campus on fire.

I've got nothing but good things to say about #82

mongoose0614

September 13th, 2009 at 9:55 AM ^

Savoy will gladly carry Matthews books to class for the rest of Greg's senior year.

I for one am glad that ESPN did not get another classic game to play with UM fan dissappointed at the end. Savoy is not a goat!!

Banish the GHOSTS OF REGGIE HO!!!!!

tundcivic

September 13th, 2009 at 10:02 AM ^

how many of you tried to reach for the ball in the TV when you saw that happen.

it really is too bad, Savoy could not have made a nice grab there. But he did make a nice grab and go out of bounds to put us in that position. Lets not forget that. Good job Savoy, keep it coming......and thanks for sticking with the progam.

touchdown chad henne

September 13th, 2009 at 10:34 AM ^

...that that play was intended to be a quarterback draw. Tate looked like he wanted to tuck and run upfield with it after briefly faking pass, but then sensed he wouldn't make the endzone and, instead, get tackled on the field, so he bailed out to his left and tried to hit Savoy. The blocking also seemed to lean towards a draw, although if that were the case it's a miracle we didn't have an ineligible receiver downfield once Tate threw it. Or perhaps Tate was prematurely bailing on the pass call because of pressure from the blitz. Anyway, this could explain Savoy's complete surprise and lack of preparation for a throw. We'll see what Brian can deduce in the UFR.

Magnus

September 13th, 2009 at 2:01 PM ^

Dear Anyone Who Thinks Savoy Should Still Have Caught That Pass,

Stand thirty feet away from my friend while he wings an object at your face. I will tip it two feet before it hits your face. Let's see how easy it is to catch.

Sincerely,
Tomas Holmstrom

matt D

September 13th, 2009 at 2:21 PM ^

The ball was clearly tipped, and as already mentioned, the man absolutely caught the biggest catch of he game other than the winning TD to get us to the 5. Had a few classes with him a few years back, and he's truly a good guy. Now I know that doesn't mean anything on the football field, but overall, he played one of the better games of his career.