Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Not Defending Coach Borges, Just Explaining!
As I cruised Michigan message boards I get the idea Coach Al Borges is not getting a ton of love or respect. Even saw one guy said he wanted Coach DeBord back. Which made me LOL. Here is good dose of Irish German logic mixed with 30+ years of coaching experience.
Coach Borges for better or worse was in a real bind.
Alabama at times had all 11 defenders within 6 or 7 yards of the line of scrimmage and did not have the weapons or execution to back them up. Letting Denard Robinson drop back 7 yards and throw 50 passes from the pocket was surefire recipe for disaster, Alabama defensive backs’s were pressing to point throwing short with Denard Robinson’s accuracy would of been suicide, Michigan does have either the defense or power running game to play as LSU did when they beat Alabama last fall, Michigan’s offensive line was being completely overwhelmed so what was Coach Borges to do?
HE tried to get the ball into Denard Robinson’s hands with the read option and hoped and prayed he could break a long one. Alabama as a well coached team with top talent would have none of it and those outside linebacker’s and defensive end’s sat on Denard Robinson. H*ll if he went to restroom I think a Alabama defender would been there to shake it for him when he finished. That (IMO) is why V.Smith got so many carries.
Bottom line in Irish German logic again. You cannot play call or scheme your out of a situation when your opponents are bigger, faster, and better than you are. If you cannot block people, or back them out of the box/make them pay for crowding the line of scrimmage nothing you call or do will make much of a difference.
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — CoachBT
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