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Old September 10th, 2017, 12:04 AM   #141
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Not going to happen with our qb. I'm watching Boise st, man I wish we had their backup qb.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 01:59 AM   #142
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To me it seemed like that fumble on the punt up 14-0 changed the game, instead of a laugher you had to grind for a little bit but you still got the W fairly easily.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 07:54 AM   #143
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At least we're not osu fans this Sunday morning .........

Man, they got torched in prime time, at home, on national TV! Frankly, I don't think they'll fade into irrelevance with respect to the CFP although that would be heart warming. Although they can still beat PSU, M and win the CCG, they did themselves no favors in their campaign for a play-off berth this season and exposed a good deal of weakness, mainly, jtb isn't going to bail their defense out when things go south and they're playing from behind.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 08:02 AM   #144
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I don't think it does any good to keep hammering Wilton Speight. Do I think he's good enough to carry M to a CCG win and a play-off berth? No, but football is still a team game. His weaknesses, which I think are well understood by Harbaugh will shape what all the games going forward look and feel like to us.

You'll see a lot more conservatism on offense and teams will work first to stop the run and make Speight throw it, hoping, without much doubt, he'll make a mistake. The defense, OTH can keep M in any game this season barring major injuries. I don't think the ST blunders we saw yesterday are characteristic of that unit. Not worried until and only if that becomes a pattern.

While I think 10 regular season wins is possible, I don't think it's likely but not any more unlikely than our best conference competition, PSU and osu, who showed some blemishes yesterday.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 08:32 AM   #145
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To me it seemed like that fumble on the punt up 14-0 changed the game, instead of a laugher you had to grind for a little bit but you still got the W fairly easily.


Yes, started out dominating but the turnover threw everything off.

It's good that the youngins got to experience that adversity in a win though. They came back together the 4th and the D was pretty dominant.

I will say that the Cincy coaches had some pretty good play calls against the DBrown pressure. Screens, quick slants etc. Were well timed at points. Of course the Cincy players were not good enough to win this game, they made lots of mistakes.

Still disappointed with the UM O-line. Cincy has that one good D-lineman but were allowed to pressure Speight far too often. Proud for Ty Isaac, if he can stay healthy he will have a big season. It was telling that M came out with 4 straight Isaac rushes to start the game.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 08:39 AM   #146
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Yes re Isaac. More Isaac please, and less Speight. Especially on 2nd and 5. Michigan is not winning the early downs on offense and putting itself in third-and-long situtations as a result. I think Speight is better on third and fourth down than he is on first and second. Responds well to pressure, may be overthinking things on earlier downs. Do by-down stats exist somewhere on the internet?
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Old September 10th, 2017, 08:50 AM   #147
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Did anyone else notice that we burned Samuels's redshirt yesterday instead of giving Walker a carry or just letting Higdon tote it? I wonder if that's a sign that we're not going to be seeing Walker carry the football at Michigan.

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Old September 10th, 2017, 08:54 AM   #148
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Isaac is showing great vision. He had some nice cutbacks yesterday. Evans has been a big disappointment through two games but he also has had no space at all. We have been giving Isaac the carries on the plays that we block better, it seems.

Isaac is a Scatback in a big back's body. Great speed and agility but he goes down too easily like Carlos Brown.

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Old September 10th, 2017, 09:39 AM   #149
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I noticed Samuels get in there too. Walker is pretty buried on the depth chart at this point, yeah.

I don't know that Evans has been a disappointment as much as Isaac has been a surprise. It would be interesting to chart the left-side carries and right-side carries of each. But Evans' game fits as a complement to Isaac's more than vice-versa. Either way, I wasn't expecting Evans to be a 25-carries feature back.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 09:51 AM   #150
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Inexperience showed today. DPJ was awful making decisions on punts. Speight is terribly inconsistent. A 5 yd. pass 5 ft. over a receiver's head followed by a clean 20 yd. dart. Navarre 2.0 Still looks confused at the helm. 36 points includes 2 pick-sixes and a safety. Horrible. Ty Isaac finally running with authority. Grant Perry is the man. Prefer Higdon over Evans. When do we get our J.K. Dobbins?

What Cincinnati's offense did reminded me of last year's Colorado game. Quick screens and runs to the edge. Lots of dropped slant passes that could have hurt us. Seems to be the blueprint. Florida must be worse that originally thought. I am now officially concerned about Maryland. Hope you like the avatar.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 05:36 PM   #151
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Perry deserves a mention. He was not going to be denied that TD he scored. He's got that sense of purpose to him.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 09:23 PM   #152
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At least we're not osu fans this Sunday morning .........

Man, they got torched in prime time, at home, on national TV! Frankly, I don't think they'll fade into irrelevance with respect to the CFP although that would be heart warming. Although they can still beat PSU, M and win the CCG, they did themselves no favors in their campaign for a play-off berth this season and exposed a good deal of weakness, mainly, jtb isn't going to bail their defense out when things go south and they're playing from behind.
Ohio's weaknesses were exposed in the last two games of last season.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 09:34 PM   #153
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Correction, last three games of their season.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 10:00 PM   #154
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Yes, that is correct.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 11:37 PM   #155
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