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11/23/2013 - 7:14pm Yes please

If we could redshirt him and save a year would be good but should have this year. he needs playing time because Gardner is not the answer

11/23/2013 - 7:10pm Good Point

I too agree with Yost and it eases the pain as fans to look ahead. It is all we have at this point. But others can have their opinion. I would like to share mine and hear feedback. We all hoped Hoke was the answer. He will be back next year and I see 8 wins on that schedule if all goes well. That will be ten years without a Big Ten Championship. We are not competitive at this point with MSU or Ohio and far from it. See our record against them the last 6 years and more in Ohio's case. You can look at the future depth chart but Gardner is not a good quarterback. A good young man and a good athlete but not a good quarterback. To many bad decisions and slow to make a decision. Too many turnovers. How will our offensive line be when the only two solid lineman graduate. Young is fine but good is a different matter. Our defense will be strong but there is nothing to say this offense will be any better. I ask this. Any fear that players will start transfering and recruits start falling off? When that starts we are in a real tailspin. Hoping for the best. February will be a key time as well as next season. My last two comments. If anyone read 3 and out by John Bacon Les Miles should be here if things were done right. A Big Ten with Urban Meyer and Les Miles? But that is in the past. Many top programs have been through this. Alabama had many coaches and failed before Saban came in. USC struggled after Robinson left. Florida is down and there are many others including Notre Dame. Once you start searching for the right coach it is a crap shoot until you finally find the right one and return to where you need to be. Sometimes schools get it right, right away. It will feel good someday when we get back to where we need to be again. Depth and youth are good for the future but only if they are caoched well. It is doubtful this coaching staff can coach well. That is the fear. Hope Mattison Stays and does not get fed up with this mess. Go Blue!

11/23/2013 - 6:13pm Good Point

When teams do not perform well it is coaching. They are responsible for the attitude, the fire, the penalties and the turnovers of their team. Good coaches have teams with low turnovers, low amount of penalties and are highly motivated. Something we do not have. These team gets worse by the week and that is COACHING. Some say Gardner is good in a bad offense. Yes the offense could be better for him but he makes to many mistakes and bad decisions. A few sacks are his fault for making poor decisions when pressured. He seems to be a good young man and a good athlete but he is a poor quarterback and not a good leader of the offense. Hope we can hold onto the key players and recruits. If that starts failing then we are in major trouble again. GO BLUE! 

11/23/2013 - 4:03pm Sorry you feel that way

Gardner is a good young man. Just a very poor quarterback. Count the turnovers this year. He makes poor decisions and to many times takes to long to make decisions. Yes he has a chance to be average with an offensive line and a beeter game plan but he will never be good. Hoke needs to make tough decisions to fire Borges and the offensive line coach or he needs to go.

11/23/2013 - 3:59pm You Nailed Jay

Except we should have lost to Northwestern to and could easily been 4-8. Gardner is Horrible. Before anybody defends him some of the sacks are his fault because of poor judgement. Turn overs, poor decisions. He just is not the answer. Our two best offensive lineman are gone after this year. If the recruits now start falling we are in a tailspin unti you start over with another coach and he has a few years again. Many top programs such as Alabama, USC etc have gone through this same thing until finally finding the righ coach. 9 years without winning the big ten with no end in sight. 1-5 against MSU and worse against Ohio. We are a bottom program in the Big Ten for the last 6 years now. With the recruiting we have had this is ALL COACHING. My hopes were high for Hoke but he now seems in over his head. I would say unfortunately one more year and if we do not turn this around with beating our rivals and getting to the BIg ten Championship game he should go. 4 years and they are then all his players. He needs to fire Borges and the offensive line coach after the year or all but Mattison need to go after next year. He will not make the tough decisions he needs to. Cannot wait for the day this program is back. It will be someday but I am afraid we have a few more years to wait.  

11/23/2013 - 3:45pm All in the past

Great records when you live in the past. Put up the records of the last 6  to 10 years. We are now one of the bottom teams in the Big Ten with no light at the end of the tunnel until we get the right coach. 9 years without a Big Ten title and we are years away from competing for one.

11/23/2013 - 3:19pm Must be dreaming

I am loyal to Michigan and have been for a lifetime. This is the worst offense I can remember and Gardner is the worst overall quarterback we have had in forever. Poor decisions, takes to long making decisions. He is hoorible. The defense played great today but ran out of gas trying again to hold up this horrible offense. Gardner and Borges need to go. a 7 and 5 record and a Motor City Bowl or something similar is inexcusable for this program. What about next year? Gardner back? So what. No offensive line, we lose Gallon and the recruits will start falling again. We are one of the bottom teams in the Big Ten and have been for 6 years with no end in sight. We can not compete against Michigan State and Ohio. We will be back someday but it seems years and coaches away from that day coming. I cannot wait to be here for when that day finally comes. Hopefully the AD does something sooner instead of later. This progran should not be one of the worst teams in the country.   

11/16/2013 - 6:35pm Sad

Nothing will change this year. What a horrible team and offensive team. Horrible coaching by Hoke and Borges. Now we are stuck again until he gets fired and then start again with another coach. 9 years with no Big Ten titles. It has been so long since we had a meaningful game and now it looks like it will be many more years before we are even competitive again. Michigan one of the bottom teams in the Big Ten over the last 6 years? Unbelivable. Unacceptable. Please fire these guys NOW so we can move forward quicker.    

11/16/2013 - 6:30pm Hiopefully no visoters

Hopefully there are no visitors watching this mess 

11/16/2013 - 5:14pm Put In Morris

We all agree this is the worst Michigan team we have seen in a long long time. Poor coaching. Gardner is HORRIBLE! Get him out of here. We keep saying we are young but the future looks horrible. Coaching changes please come soon.

11/16/2013 - 4:31pm Bright Side

Short Drive to the Motor City Bowl. Another week and nothing has changed. Looks the same. Gardner can't make good decisions. At least the young running backs are getting some playing time. Maybe the freshman quarterback needs some time. Offense can't get any worse.

11/09/2013 - 7:59pm It won't be fixed next year.

What do we have coming back that says we will get better. The 3 offensive lineman that can't block? A quarter back that can't make proper reads? We lose our best reciever and our only two offensive lineman that can block. The future now looks poor again. We are a bottom Big Ten Team the last 6 years with no end in site. Recruits will start to fall soon and then on to a new coach again and the standard 3 to 4 years to give them a chance.  

11/02/2013 - 8:33pm Agree

3 years and we still blame it on a system change. Did Urban Meyer change systems? Future not looking as bright as everyone says. 9 years without winning a big 10 title and no offense line returning. Major programs like Alabama and USC went through spells of changing many coaches until finding one to bring them back. It will happen but it gets old waiting. 

11/02/2013 - 8:27pm coaching

I hate to say this but how long do we use the excuss of changing systems from Rich Rod. The future does not look bright as some say. We lose the only two lineman that can block anyone. Gardner coming back may not be so good either. He makes bad decisions. We have not won a big ten title now in 9 years and are a middle of the pack Big Ten team at best. Many of the best teams and programs went through a number of coaching changes before finding the one to bring them back such as Alabama and USC. How long do we wait? We have a great defensive coach. If Hoke would lose him we are in major trouble. MSU and Ohio beat us regularly now. Can't wait to be relevant again. It will happen.