Every week, Eleven Warriors dives into the mentions of Ohio State's coaches and players to bring you the #HotTakes and ramblings of Buckeye Nation. But with Ohio State sidelined, we're once again turning our attention north.
Things just keep getting worse for Michigan.
After celebrating a dramatic and hilarious triple-overtime victory over Rutgers the week before, the Wolverines played host to winless Penn State Saturday afternoon.
With a chance to get to .500 on the season, Jim Harbaugh's squad fell flat, amassing just 286 yards of total offense while giving up 417 yards on the other side of the ball. The Nittany Lions never trailed and controlled the action in a 27-17 victory.
Now 2-4, Michigan has to win out to avoid the first losing season under Harbaugh. And with how the Wolverines are playing, it's hard to imagine that happening.
Michigan fans were fed up the last time we checked in on them, which was shortly after Wisconsin pounded the Wolverines in a 49-11 blowout two weeks ago.
To put it bluntly, the vibes have not improved. Let's get to the mentions.
@ Jim Harbaugh
Spoiler alert — this did not happen.
Pathetic @CoachJim4UM— El Scant (@BlockM_Boy) November 28, 2020
This was 10 minutes into the game.
Got that Rich Rodriguez defense @CoachJim4UM— Nick Pizzuto (@nico_zuto) November 28, 2020
The worst thing you can do to a Michigan Man is compare him to someone who is decidedly not a Michigan Man.
@CoachJim4UM jeez.... Cant even convert a 4th down and 2! This is nauseating to watch. Especially against a team that hasnt won a game in almost an entire calendar year!!!— Zack Lenon (@zlenon97) November 28, 2020
That makes one of us.
Wearing a mask like this is as effective as a football helmet made of jello.
But Scam Webb said...— James T. Yoder (@JamesYoder) November 28, 2020
@CoachJim4UM stop playing favorites and fire that scrub ass defensive coach.— Evan Chrzaszcz (@Chrzaszcz14) November 28, 2020
Oh don't worry, we'll get to Mr. Brown shortly.
@CoachJim4UM your team is boring and terrible— CP (@codemanjunior) November 28, 2020
Of all the articles and analysis that came out of this game, this short and sweet tweet pretty much summed things up perfectly.
@CoachJim4UM step down Monday. Please god.— Basketball Account (@MichiganRunsFB) November 28, 2020
Saying buh-bye to @CoachJim4UM just seems stupid at this point. I know he knows he's gone. The team knkws he's gone, and they're just playing it out with zero emotion at this point. I don't think the players or fans would care if the season got shut down at this point.— Brian R. Redmer (@BRedmer) November 28, 2020
The natives are restless.
Was going to refrain from tweeting about the @UMichFootball game but I cannot any longer - This is a poorly coached team - @UMichAthletics needs to fire @CoachJim4UM @Coach_Gattis @FBCoachDBrown - I am sorry - Every team have injuries or people missing.. coach your players pic.twitter.com/Ofqc4LOTIf— Bradley Bender (@bdbender1) November 28, 2020
This news broke in the second half, and it gave Michigan fans some energy.
HAHAHAHAHA @CoachJim4UM YOURE NEXT YOU FRAUD— todd (@llamaspajamas) November 28, 2020
This is very low praise.
Imagine being @CoachJim4UM ...knowing everyone already hates you AND your stupid khakis with cleats idiocy you have going on...— Able Mass (@AbleMass) November 28, 2020
...and then losing to 0-5 @PennStateFball
...have fun not being a head coach next year, guy. pic.twitter.com/xmHLC4NCS0
@ Josh Gattis
are we deadass @Coach_Gattis— Peak (@DesignsByPeak) November 28, 2020
I don't know what this means.
ARE WE DEADASS????? @Coach_Gattis— Peak (@DesignsByPeak) November 28, 2020
I don't know what this means, but louder.
@Coach_Gattis is getting worse every game.— Joey Mays (@jmays23) November 28, 2020
But the blueprint, fam. You have to wait for the blueprint.
How you kill a drive. Dumbass @Coach_Gattis wildcat fetish at midfield for predictably nothing, All whiffs on a third down run block, and a fourth down pass with two receivers right next to each other.— MichiganPodcast (@MichiganPodcast) November 28, 2020
Michigan Podcast is unpleased.
. @Coach_Gattis needs to either embrace speed in space and start using it, or stick with Harbaughs man ball.— Gare Bear (@GVLaker68) November 28, 2020
The combo doesnt work. Take one and lets go.
Hey, Jim Tressel made it work, and there were never any hiccups and everything was great.
It's difficult being a football fan in the state of Michigan. If it wasn't for my WMU Broncos I'd be completely lost.— DangerousDan@NoGlobalReset (@HagemanDb) November 28, 2020
If it wasn't for my obscure MAC team I'd be completely lost.
Hey @Coach_Gattis lets run plays that go past the LOS.— Evan Chrzaszcz (@Chrzaszcz14) November 28, 2020
@Coach_Gattis dude, you suck.— Emily Miller (@embeav1) November 28, 2020
Gattis' mentions are quite possibly the saddest corner of the Internet.
@Coach_Gattis you might be the worst offensive coordinator since the Rich Rod days. Way over your head guess they were right you are just a wide receivers coach— Dan Rodewald (@goblue75) November 28, 2020
Glee memes. We've reached the level of desperation in which Glee memes are appearing in the mentions of Michigan coaches.
@ Don Brown
Ah, look at all that pregame hope.
@FBCoachDBrown quit— Swan Flu (@SwanFlu) November 28, 2020
It lasted 10 minutes.
Hey @FBCoachDBrown can you just retire at halftime please— Peppermint patty lookin mf (@asap_sellers) November 28, 2020
Hey @FBCoachDBrown do you know how to cover slants? Jesus— Michigan Man (@harveydarin26) November 28, 2020
Soooooo bad @FBCoachDBrown— K (@KMulgs10) November 28, 2020
I believe I could 100 yards on this defense as well.
fire yourself @FBCoachDBrown— arj (@arj__a) November 28, 2020
No surprise that @FBCoachDBrown still cant stop crossing routes. Lets just forfeit Ohio state week and keep them out of the playoffs.— (@b2wicey) November 28, 2020
I'm not sure that's how any of this works.
Oh look @FBCoachDBrown once again coaching a defensive collapse with the game on the line. Shocker.— Mike Gillick. BigBlueD (TSAN) (@BigBlueD79) November 28, 2020
@FBCoachDBrown you suck and have no idea what youre doing.— Kevin Kuisti (@bigKcolaboy) November 28, 2020
If only there were literal years of evidence to back this statement up.
@FBCoachDBrown Need help packing?— 3CrownMiggy (@3Miggy) November 28, 2020
Michigan closes out its season with a home game against Maryland before // crosses fingers // traveling to Columbus for its reckoning against Ohio State.
If the Wolverines can't come away with at least one win, there's a chance Harbaugh's squad would play in the last-place cross-division matchup at season's end.
Wouldn't that just be something?
Hopefully we'll bring the B-@-tle Cry back next week. But until then, stay salty Michigan fans.