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App. St. 34, Michigan 32

O.M.F.G.

This actually happened. At least for the rest of this year, the scourge of having lost to a 1-AA team will be hanging over the ehads of Michigan Wolverine players and fans. For players, it may provide the extra motivation they so clearly lacked yesterday. For fans, there is no recourse but to take the abuse from others, and hope to run the table the rest of the way.

Observations on the game:
  • Chad Henne had his worst day (by far) that I've observed. He was missing deep balls, making bad reads, throwing across his body, etc.
  • Mike Hart carried the team, despite being out for most of the game. Brandon Minor has yet to learn how to find a hole.
  • The defensive line was bad. The inside zone handoff was a guaranteed three yards for App St. the entire first half, and was still moderately effective in the second. Brandon Graham was in the doghouse and played limited snaps.
  • As expected, the secondary sucked. Stevie Brown and Johnny Sears were major liabilities. Morgan Trent was much improved over last year.
  • The coaching was bad. Sure, Brandon Minor isn't cut out for the zone game unless there is a gaping hole, but you have one of the biggest offensive lines in the country, and you're playing a bunch of guys who don't breach 300 pounds. Just pound the ball all game.
  • We are back to not being able to stop a mobile quarterback. Scary, considering we're playing Dennis Dixon next week.
  • The fans were pathetic except during the late 3rd and early 4th quarters.
  • I was interning for the Big Ten network. It is a poorly run organization at every level. Don't expect it to last longer than a year.

Halfway through, I switch to the royal "we." I'm too depressed to go back and fix it. I hope to god that this year isn't 2005 redux.

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“App. St. 34, Michigan 32”

  1. Anonymous FormerlyAnonymous Says:

    mother of god, im glad the BTN carried that. millions missed most of the game.

    to the death of the BTN and to the death of Michigan's chances for the year.

  2. Anonymous FormerlyAnonymous Says:

    and do i actually celebrate the fact i left michigan before that?

  3. Blogger Jeff Says:

    Why do you think the BTN was so bad? The broadcast itself seemed pretty good to me.

  4. Anonymous FormerlyAnonymous Says:

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/sports/5114641.html

    App State is now able to be on the AP top 25 poll. This is Blasphemy, This is Madness