SC players comment on our offense

Submitted by BeatOSU52 on January 1st, 2018 at 7:23 PM

When asked if there was a moment where the Gamecocks’ defense felt they had solved the Wolverines, cornerback JaMarcus King gave an affirmative answer. He felt that way after Michigan’s first two drives.

“They gave us everything,” King said. “After that, we knew we could stop everything.”

Why? King felt the Wolverines were playing to their tendencies — running a lot of the same routes over and over again.

“The choice route where the receiver runs a mesh and the tight end runs a dig,” King said. “So they ran that probably 85 percent of the time, and they ran a lot of stop routes on the back side.

Similar answers were provided by linebacker TJ Brunson and defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, as well.

Brunson knew from certain formations whether Michigan was going to run the ball and where the Wolverines would run it. He could also tell what to expect from personnel groupings. That allowed the defense to simply read their keys and “make plays, execute.”

“We got in the right calls in the right positions,” Brunson said, “and everyone executed for the most part.”…



Mr. Yost

January 1st, 2018 at 7:27 PM ^

Now is "Fire Pep Hamilton" appropriate?

I kid, I kid.

I'm not kidding.

....I'll repost and I'm out. Time to shake things up.

HC: Jim Harbaugh

OC: Phil Longo (current Ole Miss OC)
DC: Don Brown

QB: Harbaugh/Longo
RB: Mike Hart (current IU RB coach)
WR: Zach Azzanni (former Tennessee/current (soon-to-be former) Chicago Bears WR coach)
TE: Vince Marrow (current UK TE coach)
OL: Greg Frey

DL: Greg Mattison
LB: Chris Partrifge/Brown
CB: Mike Zordich
S: Devin Bush, Sr.

SPT: Partridge
*Jay Harbaugh as SPT coach/Analyst*


Head Coach Jim Harbaugh + 10 Assistant Coaches

  1. Phil Longo
  2. Mike Hart
  3. Zach Azzanni
  4. Vince Marrow
  5. Greg Frey
  6. Don Brown
  7. Greg Mattison
  8. Chris Partridge
  9. Mike Zordich
  10. Devin Bush, Sr.


January 1st, 2018 at 7:39 PM ^

100% on the head coach. At least Brady Hoke could use the excuse that he wasnt wearing a headset and therefore didnt know the dumb plays being called. All the plays go through Harbaughs ears and we still get this.


January 1st, 2018 at 7:47 PM ^

I've been against the Hart mentions that always happen, but you know, maybe it's not such a stretch. he was a good back. he has fire, he went to Michigan, so therefore can recruit to Michigan. teach the backs how to blitz pick up, and ball security, and then add in the hate for sparty and osu, I think it makes sense. won't happen, but wouldn't mind it if it did.

Mr. Yost

January 1st, 2018 at 8:20 PM ^

Hart has followed Wheatley a little bit in his career. He's got the coaching resume. But more importantly, he'd CRUSH it recruiting wise at Michigan. 

Wheatley was a huge blow in that area. Having a young, African-American, high energy alum...Mike Hart would clean up in the midwest and NE. Same reason I added Marrow. Is UK churning TEs? No. But go look at his recruiting resume.

People like to bash when people say "Mike Hart" without actually thinking about it because you think people only mention him because they want a "Michigan Man."

I didn't come on here and go...

Braylon Edwards
Kevin Koger
Kurt Anderson
Marcus Ray

Hart is a RB coach, he'd keep youth on our staff, he's got passion for Michigan and energy that would be a huge asset to our program. 


January 1st, 2018 at 7:37 PM ^

Harbaugh is the offensive coaching staff, if you blame Drevno or whoever, and give Harbaugh a pass, you are just being a blind homer.

And who thinks he OSU game came out great. That was garbage too. At this time, im more likely to think that OSU played down than think we played up with a great game plan


January 1st, 2018 at 7:40 PM ^

I agree that it's ultimately on Harbaugh and it's on Harbaugh to recognize this, put aside friendships and long working relationships for the good of the team and program. I think you'll see more discord if changes aren't made. 

To be clear, I'm not giving Harbaugh a pass. I'm saying that the formula for game planning is not right and Harbaugh needs to get the guys around him to make it better. The status quo isn't working.