Post Game Late Night Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on January 11th, 2011 at 12:15 AM
Smoke 'em if you got 'em, and crack open a tall cool one.



January 11th, 2011 at 12:18 AM ^

So, what is everyone's gut telling them - Les, Hoke or someone else?

Les seems too obvious - waiting for his next "damn strong team presser to ruin my tuesday.  In the end, it will be Hoke.


January 11th, 2011 at 1:45 AM ^

In cases like this there are leaks galore right after a final interview and the guy has been hired. Usually because he tells the current players since they are anxious to hear what is going on or by recruits who are getting worked on as soon as possible.

We are hearing NOTHING.

That tells me that they are not done negotiating and there are significant hurdles (wife? pay?).

I am not liking this radio silence.


January 11th, 2011 at 2:23 AM ^

Even though LSU is a good team, it will be tough winning the SEC or even the western division.  If BP heads for LSU to replace LM, NE could take a hit and LM's UM team could dominate the legends division!  Plus he hates OSU! If Michigan offered him the job, LM will take it! My guess is DB is thinking about it and if he can keep LM in line!


January 11th, 2011 at 12:37 AM ^

I had a dream.. brady hoke is our next coach and everything was fine. then I woke and thanked god it was just a dream. Seriously that was my dream last night. I need to take a few steps from the computer.


January 11th, 2011 at 12:19 AM ^

so will Auburn be vacating this title soon? wasnt there rumblings of the investigation still going on into the family finances of the Newtons by the NCAA?


January 11th, 2011 at 1:01 AM ^

Sadly I think this is true.  Most people are apathetic. 

I remember a time last week when I was all high and mighty about Les Miles not coming due to his oversigning and negative recruiting practices, but now I'm beaten down and just hoping he will save us from a Hoke-filled future.


January 11th, 2011 at 12:38 AM ^

It was the Sugar Bowl. I think an Arkansas WR was ruled down because his wrist hit the ground.  For some reason, the officials didn't think that rule applied tonight.


Oh, and the refusal to overturn the incompletion into an interception WAS a killer. Auburn scores on the next play; if that is a INT for Oregon, this is a completely different game. But, beyond that, QB Thomas began the game with waaaay too much jitters. If he started the game calmly, Oregon probably could've obtained some early points.


January 11th, 2011 at 1:07 AM ^

The only time a player is down through his wrist is when the back of the wrist that is carrying the ball touches the ground. The off hand can touch the ground, so long as the elbow doesnt. At least that's how they explained it at the sugar bowl.

Dyer's ball-carrying hand never touched the ground, therefore he wasn't down. I thought that was the right call. 

Anybody else notice how similar Thomas is to Denard and Pryor is to Newton? It really felt like watching the UM-OSU game to me with the offensive schemes/quarterbacks

Clarence Beeks

January 11th, 2011 at 1:00 AM ^

You know, it's kind of funny.  I have always been a huge fan of the system that RR runs, but after watching Oregon lose the Rose Bowl last year and the BCS game this year, and watching Michigan struggle against certain teams and in certain situations, I think I've come around to the position that there really is a flaw in this particular system, or at least in the way that the plays are called.  It just seems that it happens far too often, no matter which team is running it and how good or bad they are, that the red zone and short yardage situations are a major problem for this scheme (or at least for the coaches who run this scheme).  The comments by Saban and Meyer on this after the game were spot on.

Space Coyote

January 11th, 2011 at 1:15 AM ^

Is that penetration kills the zone read, and close to the end zone you typically have more people trying to break through gaps quickly because more defenders are close to the LOS.  This is way Michigan ran a lot of the QB lead this year close to the end zone, and the reason RR wanted to have an I-formation that worked.  I know the fans hated when Michigan lined up in I-Formation, but I will say that if Michigan would have become more efficient with it, they would have put up more points in the red zone with a downhill approach and play action passing game.