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It looked like a cramp, he wasn't grimacing leaving the field.
"Clearly, they have a lot of issues on both lines, WR, RB, DBs and LB"
So if literally our entire team sucks in your opinion, what position did our coaches put them in? This game was scheduled 3 years ago by our athletic director. Once Hoke gets to use the system he and his defensive coordinators want and the top-5 recruiting classes who will fill those voids hit campus, we will be back to Championship form.
While we got spanked around, most of that was provoked by them dominating the trenches. That will not happen against us all season, not even close, and the rest of our team will look much better IMO. I liked what I saw from Gardner and Gallon at WR, Fitz will be back, and we will surprise people during B1G play.
UM isn't a top ten team but they aren't as bad as they showed. They just h happen to be the worst possible matchup for bama
Where will Hoke go?
This is Michigan, fergodsakes.
Both. Alabama is insane, but UM is in reality more in the 17-25 range of the Top 25 than the top ten area.
Agreed. Alabama has the best College OL I have ever seen and Michigan's DL was the big question mark. I doubt that the DL gets spanked that badly again all year.
Having issues doesn't mean a team sucks. I'm just trying to find areas of strength. The one is Denard. Hoke had his system in place for tonight's game, which is what neutralizes Denard's strengths. Take Denard and put him in a game like tonight and tell me where your strengths are. Gallon makes a handful of plays each game, it seems. Gardner caught one pass, and was targeted a minimum of a half dozen times. He had at least three on his hands, and the DB broke one up that he should have had.
The B1G is clearly weak this year, so you shouldn't have many problems. Wisky, Iowa, Northwestern, PSU, Indiana all showed themselves to be not quite ready for prime time. But that wasn't what I was saying. Michigan has a was to go before they have consistency and depth. After having all summer to put together a game plan for Alabama, I also question their coaching staff.
He'll be late 50s, so he could still coach, but fans will be tired of 9-3.
I take this back. He is second team gunner on the punt team. He sucks.
"People always ask me if I wish I were bigger. I tell them no. I always wanted to be a miniature badass." Dustin Pedroia
we're legit, our secondary just needs to tighten up but like I thought D Milli is a baller. made some $$$$$$ tonight
Hoke's system is not to neutralize Denard's strength you old sack of hairy balls. That is not what a system is. Hoke and Borges' system is to utilize 6'3"+ receivers with two TE's in a pro-style, man-ball attack. We will be a run-first team. We have issues everywhere I just mentioned, according to you.
The ball broken up by the DB against Gardner was great defense. He, nor any receiver is expected to come down with a ball like that. Not to mention it's his first game at the position. He's big, fast and athletic and I guarantee he will have a great year.
I'm not sure what you think a coaching staff does, but if you haven't noticed, they do not play. Rich Rod was a dipshit and has left us with solid spread players who would be considered scraps in a pro-style offense.
Bama's OLine was insane. They've got really good RBs who had giant holes to cut through.
Denard is who he is. He's a ~50% passer who makes his plays with his feet. Bama had a good enough defense to take that away. Michigan looks to have like 1 playmaker. Fitz wouldn't have made that game any closer.
Keep telling yourself that.
I prefer to see it as UM defensive line blows but either way i think we are on the same page:)
Maybe in the first few years when we began to dominate you could say well maybe the other team just sucked but by now people come on we been mudstomping good teams that still go on to have great seasons i wouldnt judge Michigan on this game. Theirs not many if any teams that are on our lvl.
What game were you watching
When Denard wasnt throwing jump balls, he ran zone read the whole night.
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Yeah I think we need to wait a few weeks before judging UM. Bama is too good to judge off.
The system I described is what we will be doing in the future. Obviously, not what we did earlier tonight.
And I never mentioned anything about Denard
Yes it does.....and LMBO.......
but you're comparing a 3-year starting senior to a guy starting his first game ever
Michigan was not a top 20 team and Bama is a top 3 team. Expectations where way to high for Michigan based on last season where every bounce went their way. That includes avoiding top team in the big ten and backing into a BCS game where the opponent ended up being Va Tech. On top of that it was a real bad match-up for them. Hoke and his recruiting has them headed in the right direction, but it won't be this year.
Is 1:2 considered "winning the INT battle"?
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
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