The Snowflake Thread: Defense

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on October 12th, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Due to the nature of things, this will go up a little early - this is your thread to discuss and evaluate Michigan's performance on defense and the defensive playcalling. 

Comments

EnoughAlready

October 12th, 2013 at 8:43 PM ^

The defense stinks.  The gameplan, if there was one, stinks.  Keep fluffing Mattison, everyone.  A true freshman just diced and sliced out Michigan D.  Giving up 34 points to a "not very good" PSU.

reshp1

October 12th, 2013 at 10:14 PM ^

OT play calling was fine (well, not any worse than normal). The 2 OTs we played defense first, all we needed was a field goal. Run, run, run, kick is the high percentage call there. On the OTs where we were on offense, we mixed it up decently with some nice throws to Gallon on the sidelines. We just didn't execute. The calling to end regulation on the other hand was disgustingly cowardly.

MichiganMan14

October 12th, 2013 at 9:18 PM ^

I for one will simply take a step back from Michigan football for a while and lower my expectations.  This team is simply not good enough or well coached enough to do what we think they are capable of.  They are the 3rd best team in their Division and will do well to win 9 games this year.  Brighter days ahead.....just not right now.

ND Sux

October 12th, 2013 at 9:22 PM ^

don't have any balls...we would have won the game in regulation easily.  Instead we try to jam the ball up the middle sixteen times in a row...playing RIGHT into PSU's hands.  Then the delay penalty cost us the winning FG.  Our coaches failed. 

bronxblue

October 12th, 2013 at 9:23 PM ^

To be fair, they lost one game.  It happens.  This team isn't a BCS-caliber team, but this isn't a lost season because PSU played well and got some crazy breaks.

Wendyk5

October 12th, 2013 at 9:40 PM ^

I think we needed to lose this game, as a reality check. We can't play like shit - as we have been - with a few good series here and there and expect to win conference championships. I get it - what else are you going to say, when you know your team is fourth or fifth best? But I would love to see Hoke show some fire now. He's the face of the program, and he needs to figure out how to inspire his players. I don't know about you, but I don't see much fire out there. Others have said we didn't play to win tonight, and that's exactly it. Hoke sets the tone. Borges sets the tone. I always thought Mattison set the right tone, but I don't know now. I'm beginning to feel like the tone is, let's play like it's the 1980's and 1990's, with a power RB, and smothering defense. We have neither, and, maybe more importantly, the game has changed since then. And it certainly doesn't seem like Borges or Hoke can adapt to 2013. If you don't have the players for manball, you have to figure something else out.