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Which of Michigan's late game decisions was most baffling?



Poison nuts's picture

It was all very baffling & all very enjoyable too. There goes the UM SOS thing, but still, that shit was pure, amazing, football comedy.

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gumtape's picture

Michigan reporters are also freaking out about letting them convert 3rd and 15 with ten minutes left in the fourth quarter by playing prevent defense.
OSU  coaches, pay attention please.

High and tight boo boo

TMac's picture

Hard to distinguish between degrees of ineptitude. 

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painterlad's picture

mgoblog is melting with calls for Hoke's head. Luckily their bittersweet tears will help put out the dumpster fire that is Michigan football.

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Timmy_'s picture

I can only pick one? Makes me want to create another username just so I get another vote.

jfunk's picture

Was looking for "All of the Above".

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CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

I picked punting from the PSU 35 with just seconds left.  So many options to choose from though.  Crazy game. 

BuckeyeChris's picture

The play calling when all scUM had to do is kick a field goal was mind-boggling. I get that you don't want to take a major risk there, but that had the feel of "not even trying" to get a first down. It was Walrus-like in its blatant conservatism. 

Vico's picture

How weird was Michigan last night that there are so many great choices?

I went with Gardner's spike. Michigan punting on PSU's 35 is so impulsively paleolithic, but Gardner spiking a ball on a stopped clock is some next level unawareness.

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Hovenaut's picture

The punt.

Because I was happily swimming in the thought that those fans must have been going apesh!t by that point.

They gave them the ball, hoping field position would triumph.

But they gave PSU the ball. And PSU tied it.

Plus the fact there was so much fail yet to come in the extra stanzas.

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Upvote for the last point, Hovenaut.

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flipbuckeye's picture

The results are pretty telling. Everything they did was stupid.

Abe Froman's picture

No use in me saying "Ditto."

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

Timmy_'s picture

Looks like BTN is going to re-live this atrocity at 11 AM. I think I'll just tune in from the fourth quarter on.

buckeyedude's picture

Wait. What????? Are you serious? "Spiking the ball with the clock stopped"? <----That actually happened?  I must have missed that.
I was flipping from the BGSU choke vs. Mississippi State to the TTUN/PSU game and back and must have missed this gem!
I think I may have to stroll over to the Free Press and enjoy the melt down.



jfunk's picture

From the Les Miles School of Clock Management.

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

Jurmah12's picture

I missed it too!

"Where the no fly zone at!?"

Mike Thomas - 11/8/2014

You can&#039;t spell chump without UM's picture

I went with settling for the field goals. The 1st overtime I can see why, but after that, when you have a kicker who's missed 2 straight field goals, you have to take some chances and try to get a TD. I seriously thought that Bollman was calling plays for the Wolverqueens.

Brady Hoke ate my comment

thekornidentity's picture

I went with the continuous handoffs to Fitz. He wasn't doing anything when he had the ball, so I just don't understand what they expected to happen.

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Michael Citro's picture

My top choice wasn't on the poll (taking a delay of game with a timeout in his pocket).

I went with spiking it with the clock stopped because that was weird, and because a lot of what he did was just conservatively playing the percentages. Penn State's offense did nothing in the second half until that final drive.

Aesculus.'s picture

HA!! I though that the 2 delay of games were classic too!  But I'm not sure they were decisions made by choice.  hehe.

harleymanjax's picture

Why have the few M*chigan posters on here been so quiet? I'm dying to hear their opinions on the dumpster fire that is Wolverqueen football!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

hit_the_couch's picture

Where is the 'all of the above' option?

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

Knarcisi's picture

Punting the ball from the 35 was the right call.  Poor execution put it on the 20 rather than inside the 10.  Sitting on that 1st FG in OT was the killer. 

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

Coach Tressel watched Hoke punt from the 35 and thought..."my gosh that is conservative.."

Jurmah12's picture

So much this^!

"Where the no fly zone at!?"

Mike Thomas - 11/8/2014

Bucksfan's picture

So much DERP...having just 1 vote doesn't cover it.

Jurmah12's picture

Just listen to his voice!


"Where the no fly zone at!?"

Mike Thomas - 11/8/2014

luckynutz's picture

Just can't understand the punt in that have to try and kick that there. If for nothing else, to show your kicker you are confident in him. Even if he misses, you showed you believe in his ability to get the job done in a pinch. I wonder if that had any bearing on his struggles to close it out in regulation and overtime. Not saying it did...but worse case scenarion was miss ths field goal, penn state ties it and leaves enough time to set up for a game winner. No harm done in throwing gibbons a bone there and not crushing his confidence.

On a side note, how ballsy was hackenberg on that last drive...threw a couple passes a veteran might not even throw in that situation. Pretty clutch for a freshman.