Michigan is a different team at home. I'm not saying that means they're going to upset OSU. Most Michigan fans should've seen what happened last year coming because for whatever reason they are awful on the road. Patterson is better at home, the defense doesn't seem to have the lapses like they do on the road. If this game was at OSU this year I'd say OSU 49 Michigan 21 or something like that. Michigan at home could possibly make it a game until the 4th quarter. I know I've said in the past Michigan will get blown out worse than last year, but idk I think at home they will play them alot tougher. Shea Patterson is the X factor, he can't fumble or throw bad picks, and he can't miss recievers if they are open. Michigan can't settle for FGs at all in this game.
DPJ was the go to guy last season for the majority of the time. This year, he has dealt with an injury. If you've watched him this year, he has not had the burst or speed he did last year. He missed the first few games this season, and probably came back too soon. But against MSU he looked healthy, that screen pass to him he showed the burst and speed he had last season.
The only chance Michigan or any team for that matter has against you guys is to get consistent pressure on Fields while also keeping him from hurting you with his legs. There's not many teams in the country that can do that and Michigan certainly isn't one of them. With MSUs bad and banged up O-line, Michigan only had 2.5 sacks on Lewerke. Delusional Michigan fans that see progress in the offense as a sign that they're ready to beat OSU are disregarding the fact that the front 4 won't be able to pressure Fields, and he will pick Don Brown's defense apart once he decides to blitz every play. There's no hiding guys like Vincent Gray aka Brandon Watson and our safeties that suck at playing the ball in the air. Michigan's leading rusher today was true freshman WR Giles Jackson against a formidable front of MSU but light years behind a front like OSU. So basically these fans think Patterson is going to be able to keep pace with the Buckeye offense. Riiiight.
Next week's lineup of games must really suck. This game should be over by halftime. Minnesota carved up PSU through the air, the Buckeyes will do it even better and also shut down PSUs one dimensional arm punt to Hamler offense. Meanwhile the talk is growing louder in my area because Michigan beat up on a disinterested and terrible Sparty team. I guess it was encouraging to see She Patterson not miss wide open recievers. Note to Don Brown, 2.5 sacks against MSUs bad and banged up O-line means Fields will have all day to throw just like Haskins did last season. I refuse to jump on this ridiculous bandwagon saying this is the year.
I think alot of Rogers problems stemmed from drug and alcohol abuse. I didn't hear that Winston's brother committed suicide. It actually makes more sense now because when I first read the story I'm thinking how do you just run out in front of a train. Very sad.
Funny thing is Michigan fans say the offense is outdated and looks like they are stuck in the 90s. Well at least in the 90s Michigan had 1000 yard recievers or close to. It's pathetic with this group of recievers the leader in catches doesn't even have 25 and 500 yards. Some of that has to do with Patterson obviously, but this offense under Gattis does not feature recievers very much. I don't see how Collins, DPJ, or Black stays for another year of this. I understand that Gattis wants smaller, quicker, twitchy type recievers to run his offense. That doesn't mean you become completely predictable especially on deep balls. I have not seen any reciever other than Collins run a pattern past like 25 yards. Either DPJ is not 100%, or the coaches forgot that they have other recievers that are able to stretch the field. Lots of fans clamoring for Joe Milton, and while he has a big arm, there's a reason he was only rated the 3rd best QB out of Florida(not the country) when he came out. He isn't nearly as polished as McCaffrey, has trouble reading defenses etc. These same fans claim they've seen enough from McCaffrey to know he can't pass the ball any better than Patterson which is ridiculous.
I really thought Indiana was going to win this game, but with Penix out I'm not so sure. He looked better than Ramsey to me, and he also can scramble a little better which always gives Michigan problems. It's Michigan on the road, so it wouldn't suprise me if they lost. I just think Indiana's best chance was with Penix.
Amazing that OSU has/had all these QBs that can perform at this high a level again, after what happened in your championship run. Meanwhile, Michigan can't find a single good QB. Hopefully that changes once Patterson is gone.
I was impressed with Minnesota's QB, I haven't watched them much this year but I figured they didn't have one that could play that well against PSU, even though I think PSU is vastly overrated. Good for Minnesota hopefully they can make it to Indy not that they would give OSU a game, just don't want to see Wisconsin get there and get blasted. If you get any sort of pressure on PSU, their QB folds completely. I expect with you guys at home to beat PSU by at least 3 tds.
Oh I know that, Chase Young being out for the playoffs no doubt would hurt. I was strictly speaking about any Michigan fan that thinks this will affect The Game.
Let's say for whatever reason he is suspended for the Michigan game. OSU didn't have Bosa last year and it didn't matter. If OSU didn't have Chase Young, obviously it would be a relief to Patterson and the O-line. But Michigan fans shouldn't think it will effect the outcome. Still can't stop Fields and company.
Vincent Gray #31 for Michigan will be this year's Brandon Watson. If Don Brown is dumb enough to let that kid cover OSU's slot wideouts on an island, you can guarantee that's where Fields will be throwing.
I'm tired of the talk. I want to see results. It's no different than Who's got it better than us, revenge tours, now it's we are hitting our stride be careful. Just shutup and win a big game.
Also, does MSU, PSU, or Wisky coaches ever say OSU needs to be careful because we are hitting our stride. No they don't. That's my point.
Was it bulletin board trash talk, not exactly. For me, I'm tired of hearing Michigan players and now coaches talk period about a rival they haven't beaten. You don't need to say OSU better be careful. If any team should be talking at all, it would be OSU they have earned the right. Yet you don't hear them saying Michigan this or that. Just shutup and actually win one.
I expect him to not say things like OSU better be careful. This is why Michigan has talked so much in the past, instead of just letting their play do the talking. Now you've got the coaches doing it to. OSU is a great challenge for our defense, our guys will be ready to play. Something along those lines. You have no business saying anything about OSU needs to be careful.
Something like OSU will be a great challenge, I feel our guys will be ready. Something along those lines? It's silly to add the OSU better be careful when OSU has made his defense look awful for years.
Forum Post 06 Nov 2019
I can't say for sure Indiana will beat Michigan, they've been close but can't seem to finish close games(like against State this year). Michigan doesn't play well on the road, and if Patterson turns it over I could definitely see a loss.
I understand what you're saying in a way because the Big10 is down this year outside of OSU, and usually you guys play at least one good team OOC. However, OSU is playing the way elite teams should play against inferior competition. While also making a pretty good team(Wisconsin) look bad. That's what the great teams do. As far as players being overconfident or not taking Michigan serious, it's just not going to happen. Day's first Michigan game as HC, Mattison wanting to stick it to Harbaugh. If OSU were to slip, it's not going to be against Michigan. PSU while overrated, probably has the better chance of upsetting you guys just because I believe OSU will play their best game of the season at Michigan.
Just a typical road performance for Michigan.
You don't feel that's lowballing it a little? If it's a sunny day and no rain, I don't see how this year's defense holds OSU to 38 points.
Lol lame but I laughed anyway.
Kinda hard to make plays when your QB can't hit open recievers. The offense is moving towards the smaller KJ Hamler type. Not sure what Gattis is doing with DPJ, he doesn't even run any deeper routes at all, was hurt earlier in the year and I'm convinced isn't playing completely healthy. He looks slower this year. Tarik Black after 2 ankle surgeries isn't the same.
And you know this because? I've seen enough of him standing in the pocket to know he doesn't panic like She, he throws a better deep ball than She, he has better field vision and a better arm than She, he's faster than She, more accurate and on and on. The only thing he lacks is experience in games that matter. Now I understand being a better QB than Shea Patterson isn't saying much at all, but how many 4/5 star QBs can you miss on. Sooner or later one of them has to actually live up to that rating. Milton isn't as polished, big arm and mobile but turnover prone even in garbage time.