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Old October 22nd, 2017, 08:46 AM   #1
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Wink Rutgers @ Michigan, 10/28/17, Noon, Eastern, BTN/Stream BTN2Go

Moving on .........
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 12:21 PM   #2
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 12:31 PM   #3
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Shouldn't happen ...... but then again, the team's goals set at the beginning of the season are out of reach. That has to make players wonder why they should work so hard during the week. Coaches can only do so much. In these circumstances you like to count on senior leadership. There really isn't any.

The one starting senior on the defense, Mike McCray just got worked so badly one would think he's not going to be too effective in the leadership role he needs to take in getting team mates focused for the next game. Then we have seniors Cole and Kugler on the OL who took part in allowing 7 sacks on a terribly beleaguered and because of that an under-performing QB in John O'Korn.

Not saying the players won't rebound but the losses to MSU and now PSU were bad losses. Those are the kinds of losses that dim optimism for sure.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 12:54 PM   #4
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It's got to be hard to keep working your ass off every week for a clown coaching staff that can't develop players on offense and is more interested in taking exotic road trips to Italy than getting to Indianapolis.

At any rate, take the points in this one. The team sucks and has no hope of getting better.

Check in in 10 years when we finally have one year where the stars all magically align and we maybe have a chance at finishing second in the Big 10.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 01:20 PM   #5
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 01:22 PM   #6
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You think we're that good?!
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 01:25 PM   #7
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Even UNL beat Ruts...good fucking Lord.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 02:01 PM   #8
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M 45, Rutgers 0.
I’ll be surprised if we don’t get to see a lot of backups (*caugh, Peters) in this scrimmage.
Before someone says “well Rutgers beat Purdue, so...”, how bout you watch the damn game. Rutgers = poop marks in a trash can bad, which is a little better than 2016 Rutgers. Rutgers plays hard as a talentless team.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 02:40 PM   #9
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M 45, Rutgers 0.
I’ll be surprised if we don’t get to see a lot of backups (*caugh, Peters) in this scrimmage.
Before someone says “well Rutgers beat Purdue, so...”, how bout you watch the damn game. Rutgers = poop marks in a trash can bad, which is a little better than 2016 Rutgers. Rutgers plays hard as a talentless team.
The problem for M is going to be the sound of packs hitting the pavement.

The losses to MSU and PSU, a one two punch, had to be devastating to team morale. I'd expect M to play flat next weekend.

QB and OL problems aren't going away.

I thought the D got exposed the way Brown deploys it and now that's out there for OCs to see. Even a talentless offense executing well can beat it.

Not saying Rutgers is going to beat M but the chances they can make the game interesting just increased. I'll have to look at match-ups and you can bet Jerry Kill on offense and Chris Ash on defense will be doing the same.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 02:47 PM   #10
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Even a talentless offense executing well can beat it.]
Sheeeeit. You sure are a Debbie downer. This comment is just stupid.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 03:15 PM   #11
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Well, I look at it this way. You get a slotty guy - a big talent or not - matched up with McCray and execute the quick slant you'll get some yards. Do that consistently and you'll score points.

Have Brown put Bush on a blitz and it gets picked up leaving Metellus in man coverage, I don't care who the receiver is, he's going to get enough separation for a well executed pass to connect.

I don't have a clue if Rutgers has the dudes to do that. What I do know is that M's defense has identifiable weaknesses whether or not fans want to admit it or not. They've been there all along. Passing teams have exploited it. Combine those weaknesses with less than focused players and teams that shouldn't can keep it close.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 05:10 PM   #12
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So --

What will be the excuse when our offense gets shut down by Rutgers? Hoke's fault for leaving us with less talent than them?

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Old October 22nd, 2017, 05:10 PM   #13
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Metellus had a bad game, but he's been solid otherwise. Having McCray in coverage was very predicably an issue.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 05:15 PM   #14
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WM Wolverine -- what's the excuse for this upcoming Saturday when Rutgers shuts down our offense? Specifically, I want to know ahead of time why it is Hoke's fault.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 05:17 PM   #15
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Rutgers won't score. I have no clue how M's will fare.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 05:26 PM   #16
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So my question is: if it so easy for us to see that having McCray in coverage is an issue and not his strong suit (this has been noted by Brian at Mgoblog for the last year) than why do the coaches continue to ask him to do that? It makes no sense.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 05:28 PM   #17
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McCray, while slow and lacking awareness, has SENIOR LEADERSHIP. You know, that Speight trait that is so important.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 05:43 PM   #18
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That right Cody and Mason Cole is the leader on offense - the below average chick next to all the ugly chicks = Not so bad!
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 05:52 PM   #19
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 05:54 PM   #20
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Offensive line sucks, playing the backup QB, and I expect a few drops by the receivers as usual; Hannibal... M should win 34-7..

McCray shouldn't be playing man coverage unless it's against a not very athletic tight end. He doesn't change direction well, takes a bit to get up to speed. With the other linebackers blitzing, he ends up in coverage too often. Opposing offensive coordinators are taking advantage of him putting him in on one matchups that he not surprisingly loses too often.

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