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Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — 24 hour rule

Posted at 4:00pm — 11/10/2013

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — 24 hour rule

This is the game that wont fit that rule. Does not matter how long, the same questions will still be there.

1) Why after 3 years cant a UM football cover kicks and punts?

Nov 9, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini and Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke shake hands after the game at Michigan Stadium. Nebraska won 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

2) Why after 3 years do we continue to try and operate an offense with little or not speed? Why not try Hayes? What happened to trying and developing Norfleet into the offense? Why cant we find a way to use Chesson besides a decoy?

3) why after 3 years do our LB’s continue to struggle defending the passing game?

4) Why after 3 years do we see very little development with our LB’s filling the proper running lanes?

5) Why after 3 years do we still play 5-10 yards off WR’s and allow rookie QB’s in tough down and distances to just play pitch and catch?

Nov 9, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) prepares to pass the ball in the first quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

6) Why after 3 years do we still not understand the concept of a simple “check down pass”?

7) Why cant our TE’s block?

I could go on and on. My point is, I get the youth argument I can even buy the lack of talent in some cases, but our CB’s are not young and we played a team today with their best WR basically hurt. A QB who was very inefficient passing the ball, but yet on the most crucial play of the game we let them complete a very simple pass.

I just do not see any progress in almost every area of the game. In fact I see none. I see a team who has regressed and not just this game. I think the program has regressed in almost every aspect since the first year of this regime.

Nov 9, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) is taken down by Nebraska Cornhuskers safety LeRoy Alexander (18) and defensive end Randy Gregory (44) in the second quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

I still think Hoke is a great leader of this program. However, when you allow players to continue to play and make the same mistakes every week it sends a message to everyone else that it is OK to make mistakes as long as you give effort. I get the argument that we don’t have anybody ready but it comes to a point where you just cannot tolerate persistent mistakes from the same players weekly.

One other thing, whoever is the PR person for Hoke should find something else to do. Hindsight of course is 20/20, but I think anyone would know after this game you do not say you thought the play calling was good.

What Hoke needs to say is simply, the state of the program at this point is simply unacceptable and I am the reason, its on me.

Nov 9, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive end Jason Ankrah (9) and linebacker Michael Rose (15) tackle Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) in the third quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

I actually don’t care if next week we start all freshman or red-shirt freshman, send a message and please, don’t tell us this week that it was a great week of practice.

Last comment:
I do not usually get this upset after a loss, but this Nebraska team was decimated with injuries. They basically had a completely new offensive line and played with a rookie QB. If that was UM, we would of been making all kinds of excuses. To me, this is the worst loss since Toledo, and actually might be worse, this was not just a loss, this was a bad loss.

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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — MaizeMan

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Topics: #GoBlue, Coach Al Borges, Coach Brady Hoke, Coach Greg Mattison, Football, Go Blue, Michigan Football, Michigan Wolverines

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