Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Some Thoughts
1) Although a majority of our issues are on offense there is at least one key possession in each game, a key stop, a play by someone would of either won the game or changed momentum. And these possessions are long drives in which there were multiple 3rd downs and 4th downs that with a stop, maybe a different outcome.Late in Nebraska game we saw both Taco and Thomas in the game, as well as Stribling. I think it is time to make all 3 regulars and let them get the experience needed to become hopefully our impact players next year.
By the way, Countess was not in the game late and I just think he has not been the same all season. There are others who just seem to play very tentative.
2) Ok, I have a beef the way the use Green. I know he has not been overly effective, but he really has no chance of getting any rhythm. I think Green should start next week and give him multiple snaps.5) In practice this week run “scramble drill” in which you tell Gardner he cannot run the ball past the LOS, you must throw the ball even if it means throwing it away and Heck needs to get all over his WR’s and teach them how to stay active until the play is over.
6) Here is a question for coach or others. when you watch the tapes you can see how numerous times our OL seems to have done there job, they open up holes, you can see them, but for some unexplained reason it seems it takes an extra second for Gardner to get the RB the ball and then the RB hitting the hole. Even when we run power it just takes forever. There has to be a reason for this.
So there is something wrong, something that has been going on for more than just this year. I cant pinpoint exactly what it is, but part of being an effective coach is being able to develop and get the most out of the players you have and for whatever reason, no position coach is succeeding.
Its probably too late to make drastic changes this year, we still have 3 games to play, but I am with those who say changes and I mean drastic changes have to made offensively.
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — MaizeMan
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