Damon Arnette leaving early is ridiculous. He's played for three seasons but still hasn't learned to turn his head and look for the ball! Too many times i watched him showboating after a pass breakup with a pass interference flag on the ground behind him. He and Prince have driven me nuts with stupid penalties that killed our momentum.
We need a running game. The passing game isn't going to get better going into November weather. I can't believe our O-line is this bad.
Unfortunately, due to the near mythical status of Alabama, I don't think a loss to LSU will keep them out of the playoffs. At this point it'd take two losses for Alabama not to make it.
And yet they always seem to play above themselves for us. Or maybe we just play down to them. Either way The Game is always more competitive than Michigan's performance through the rest of the season would indicate.
I hope it gets fixed before TCU.
The thing I was most interested to see this season was if Urban could utilize the playbook more vs all the designed QB runs the past few seasons. We as fans are going to be in a bind if Day opens up the toolbox a little the first 3 weeks then Urban comes back and starts running the legs off the QB again.
C'mon man! We're one week away from the start of the season and the football team isn't even getting mentioned in the Skully! I guess we're only going to talk about moving on. There's a bunch of kids that have been busting their ass on the field... it would be nice to hear about them and less about Zach Smith.
I can say with confidence that I'm looking forward to never reading about Zach Smith or ball lifters ever again.
That's some Anakin Skywalker shit right there!
I'm pretty much over this sh!t. People making way more money than me will get to the bottom of things. I can't wait until the team takes the field and we can see what this talented group of players can do. Go Bucks!
It's absolutely ridiculous that any preseason poll would have Michigan in the top 20. There's no way, with the questions at QB and on the O-line, that their offense is going to improve enough to merit being ranked that high.
I would argue that our turf is expanding rather than shrinking. Ohio State has enjoyed recruiting success in Texas, Georgia, Florida, and even Michigan (Cass Tech). The reason the offense has gotten bogged down in big games is because it's become one dimensional and predictable. We're gonna run the legs off the quarterback regardless of all the 4 & 5 star talent around him. Blame it on Meyer or the accuracy of JT, but that's where we're at now.
Iowa AD is already drawing up a 12yr extension for Kirk Ferentz.
He looked right at him and didn't throw it! Ridiculous.
Too many people jumped on the JT hype train on here. Penn St was the outlier and we're seeing the same shit from him we saw against Oklahoma, Clemson, Michigan, Michigan St. He's going to start calling his own number; our RBs won't get carries; and he'll underthrow the ball or throw it behind the receivers. We MAY win this game but let's stop with the Heisman bullshit and call a duck a fucking duck.
It doesn't even have to go through the end zone. Kicking it into the end zone forces the opponent to decide to bring it out or not. Our guys get down the field quick enough that just being close to the goal line would get returners taking a knee.
I thought I'd be alone in thinking that way.
Shut it! Blaming the refs is some Michigan shit. We're getting our asses handed to us but we're better than that.
So far it doesn't look like we've improved at all since Oklahoma. Same special teams and same offense.
I'm worried about our DBs. The way McSorley floats passes I think there's the potential to to pick up some pass interference penalties. Hopefully the D-line can get in the backfield quick enough it won't be an issue. The Penn St O-line surprised me though. Michigan's defense may not be what everybody thought, but their D-line is still pretty damn good.
That Tunnel Walk video is atrocious, especially given that it was made at the height of Jock Jams. Mistakes like that can set your recruiting back 20 years. Whoomp! (There it is)
I think it's fair to say that there's a greater emphasis on receiver blocking because there's a lesser need for a receiver that can stretch the field. There's no point in utilizing a receiver that can "take the top off a defense" if you're QB can't deliver the ball to him. I guarantee you that Urban would have a guy under the ball, if the ball could get there.
Starcat must've already been hitting the catnip when DJ typed that out. OSU did what they were supposed to do, except for cover the spread, against a lesser talented UNLV. Enjoying the win but nothing about that game showed me we're ready for PSU.
If we can't find one! change to make to the roster after the performances of the last two weeks... *sigh* nevermind. We're all saying the same thing here. This season is going to have to really careen off the tracks before the coaching staff acknowledges the real issues.