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Night Scrimmage - Friday, August 15, 2014 8:52 AM
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My buddy is coming up from Columbus this weekend and wanted to watch night scrimmage. Unfortunately, it looks like you had to get tics ahead of time. Does anyone know if it's going to be televised? Thanks and GO BLUE!!!

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Friday, August 15, 2014 9:02 AM
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Send me an Email and I will forward mine to you, I cannot attend.
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Friday, August 15, 2014 9:10 AM
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"The window for ticket registration closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday night. However, Michigan will be allowing fans without a registered free ticket admission into the stadium for the event Saturday night."
 
http://www.mlive.com/wolv...ee_tickets_were_c.html
 
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Friday, August 15, 2014 9:25 AM
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Thanks mgobob but apparently won't need them. I figured they would let people in without tics to fill seats.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Friday, August 15, 2014 12:44 PM
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considering there will be 70,000 seats available, i'm sure they won't turn anyone away.......LOL


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Re:Night Scrimmage - Friday, August 15, 2014 12:47 PM
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Friday, August 15, 2014 7:12 PM
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^^ a great song ^^^ brings back many memories 
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:03 PM
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Here's a link if anyone wants to get live updates on the scrimmage
http://www.mlive.com/wolv...higan_footballs_1.html

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:53 PM
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We better hope this defense is for real, because pretty much every combination the defense has thrown out there tonight has had its way with the OL.
 
I'd love to meet some of the people who swear Funk knows what he's doing.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:58 PM
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We better hope this defense is for real, because pretty much every combination the defense has thrown out there tonight has had its way with the OL.

I'd love to meet some of the people who swear Funk knows what he's doing.

I just find it hard to fathom that Hoke is risking this season on the lame duck OL coach, and a True Frosh at LT.......Something is just not right here. Funk should be hitting the early bird special at the local shoneys with Borges.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:44 PM
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To not have a single OL that seems like they're steady or even close to being All Big Ten level at this point is completely unacceptable. We don't have one single guy that has really impressed. With plenty of RS SO and even a few Jrs (Miller and Graham) there should at least be a few separating themselves from the pack. The development there has been atrocious. 

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:28 PM
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it was pretty sad from what i've read


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Re:Night Scrimmage - Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:40 PM
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EFWolverine

I'd love to meet some of the people who swear Funk knows what he's doing.

Based on the fact he's still on staff, the HC and AD must think Funk knows what he's doing.

How funny would it be if the only reason Big Al's mastery on offense didn't work is because Funk is so inept, and the former was kicked to the curb while the latter's still belying up to buffets all over AA?

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:41 PM
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http://www.mlive.com/wolv...ense_stays_aggres.html



The defense was in complete control, and the offensive line/running game struggled to make much happen.

On Saturday night, Michigan's first-team offensive line featured true freshman Mason Cole at left tackle, sophomore Erik Magnuson at left guard, junior Jack Miller at center, junior Graham Glasgow at right guard and sophomore Ben Braden at right tackle.

Derrick Green was the first-team running back, and Devin Gardner took basically all the reps with the starters.

But the run game never came close to looking productive.

Michigan's defense, for its part, was extremely aggressive. If the offensive line struggled, it was in large part due to the fact that Michigan's front seven willed its way into Michigan's backfield.

Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison showed press coverage basically wire to wire, and showed an array of blitzes -- linebackers, corners, safeties, nickels. And, more often than not, they worked -- especially against the run.

The biggest position battle on defense heading into Saturday seemed to be at cornerback. Sophomore Jourdan Lewis and freshman Jabrill Peppers were the team's No. 1 corners Saturday night. When Michigan showed nickel, it moved Peppers inside and brought in Ray Taylor to play opposite Lewis. Junior Blake Countess played almost exclusively with the second team -- but did end up snagging an interception against Gardner.

A few other quick notes from the scrimmage:

• The running game really struggled to do anything, but Michigan's vertical passing game looked solid, at times. Devin Funchess hauled in a 40-yard one-handed snag over the middle from Gardner. Freddy Canteen beat Jourdan Lewis down the sideline for a 35-yard snag against Shane Morris.

Freshman Maurice Ways looked solid as well, hauling in a 30-yard catch down the sideline from Russell Bellomy before snagging a 20-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone.

• The running back rotation early in the game featured Derrick Green, then De'Veon Smith, then Drake Johnson. All three saw time with the starters, though. But Green seemed to see the most. It didn't much matter Saturday night, though, as the backs spent most of their time fighting off defenders almost immediately after being handed the football.

• Michigan showed a lot of double-tight end, single back formations early with the first team. Both Keith Heitzman and A.J. Williams were the starting tight ends.

• Joe Bolden was the team's starter at weakside linebacker. Jake Ryan was in the middle and James Ross was on the strong side. Desmond Morgan also saw reps with the starters, but at this point, it appears he's behind Bolden.

• The only players who did not go through contact drills were tight end Jake Butt and safety Delano Hill.

• Graham Glasgow left the scrimmage midway through with an apparent foot injury. He did return, though, with his right foot heavily taped.


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Re:Night Scrimmage - Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:46 PM
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I'd love to meet some of the people who swear Funk knows what he's doing.

Based on the fact he's still on staff, the HC and AD must think Funk knows what he's doing.

How funny would it be if the only reason Big Al's mastery on offense didn't work is because Funk is so inept, and the former was kicked to the curb while the latter's still belying up to buffets all over AA?

Your blowing my mind, man....


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Re:Night Scrimmage - Sunday, August 17, 2014 9:26 AM
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"The other night we ran the ball pretty well," Hoke said. "You can't play well one Saturday and not as well the next, there's another lesson with consistency. The defense I thought (was better), and to be honest with you they should, there's more veterans over there, more guys with game experience."

"I think to some degree they're (defense) always a little ahead of the offense and it's been that way forever. We need to catch up offensively pretty fast."

"I don't think you can pinpoint anything in particular, you've got to play with good leverage, you've got to be positive with your footwork, hips gotta be forward and you have to finish your blocks," Hoke said. "It sounds easy, but when you've got a defense that blitzes a lot, it puts a little more pressure on them."

"Let me say this, I'd be lying if I wasn't concerned about all of our football team," Hoke said. "That's just being a coach. Do we need to improve still? There's no question about it."

"I don't think any of them (had a good night), and this is without watching tape, I think we need to keep improving there," Hoke said. "I think we need to see things a little better."


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Re:Night Scrimmage - Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:50 AM
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Highlights and some presser footage here:
http://mgovideo.com/count...o-kickoff-2014-day-13/
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:45 AM
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The defense is usually always ahead of the offense at this point but the O line is clearly going to be an on-going issue (again).  I have no idea where Hoke's head is regarding Funk and if anybody should know what an offensive line should look like, it's Hoke.  He's been around enough good one's at Michigan for crissakes.  We knew this was going to be the biggest area of concern but it's still very disturbing that none of these guys seem to improve whatsoever.  

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:25 PM
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If anyone watched the highlights of the scrimmage, I look at the first catch Funchess makes and the catch on the fade against Peppers and wonder how in the world he drops 5 passes against Iowa and completely whiffs on the deep pass against OSU.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:08 PM
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If anyone watched the highlights of the scrimmage, I look at the first catch Funchess makes and the catch on the fade against Peppers and wonder how in the world he drops 5 passes against Iowa and completely whiffs on the deep pass against OSU.

 
might be taking a page out of braylon's playbook (catching the tough ones, dropping the easy ones)
 




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Re:Night Scrimmage - Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:22 PM
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Brandon may be arrogant, but he isn't stupid, so retaining Funk could've been the long game.  If the team under performs again this season, Funk can still be cut loose this winter to buy the Brady&Dave show one season of the same ol' nonsense.
 
That theory's a stretch, but how you could objectively watch Michigan's offense last season and blame its anemia on just the OC is also a stretch.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Sunday, August 17, 2014 5:56 PM
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^^^^^ Now your thinking like Jesse Ventura.
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Sunday, August 17, 2014 6:09 PM
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^^^^^ Now your thinking like Jesse Ventura.

I don't disagree, but I also can't figure out why else Funk isn't making his living by setting pins in a bowling alley instead of still on staff.

This O-line has got to scare the hell out of Nuss.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Sunday, August 17, 2014 6:17 PM
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The thinking behind Funk keeping his job is that Borges was complicating the schemes last season and overloading the OL with too much info. Nuss is said to be running a simpler scheme and therefore less confusion on the OL. Sounds good in principle...minus the important detail of OL technique, leverage and the ability to get a push at the LOS. Borges is/was being made the scapegoat and while he did blow dead bears, the OL still has glaring issues.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Monday, August 18, 2014 9:40 AM
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We can complain about Funk all day but he is the responsibility of one man and one man only, Hoke.  And I hold him entirely responsible.  Carr had the same problem with Terry Malone and Mike DeBord-it's the Buddy System.  Good to see it's alive and well at Michigan after all of these years.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Monday, August 18, 2014 9:45 AM
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after reading all reports on the night scrimmage, I am holding my breath for another 7-5 season

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Monday, August 18, 2014 12:49 PM
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No way we finish 7-5. For one the schedule is very much in our favor, and two, our defense looks to be pretty solid this year-something we didnt have last year.
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Monday, August 18, 2014 1:47 PM
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EFWolverine

I'd love to meet some of the people who swear Funk knows what he's doing.

Based on the fact he's still on staff, the HC and AD must think Funk knows what he's doing.

How funny would it be if the only reason Big Al's mastery on offense didn't work is because Funk is so inept, and the former was kicked to the curb while the latter's still belying up to buffets all over AA?

Your blowing my mind, man....


 
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:17 PM
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We can complain about Funk all day but he is the responsibility of one man and one man only, Hoke.  And I hold him entirely responsible.  Carr had the same problem with Terry Malone and Mike DeBord-it's the Buddy System.  Good to see it's alive and well at Michigan after all of these years.

 
Really TK?  Hoke fired Borges, which exactly NOBODY would've predicted before it happened, recall that he brought him along from SDSU.  There's simply no indication that Hoke isn't willing to make changes when changes are necessary.
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:24 PM
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We can complain about Funk all day but he is the responsibility of one man and one man only, Hoke.  And I hold him entirely responsible.  Carr had the same problem with Terry Malone and Mike DeBord-it's the Buddy System.  Good to see it's alive and well at Michigan after all of these years.


Really TK?  Hoke fired Borges, which exactly NOBODY would've predicted before it happened, recall that he brought him along from SDSU.  There's simply no indication that Hoke isn't willing to make changes when changes are necessary.

 
He had to be coerced into firing Borges, the same way Carr had to be coerced into letting Malone and Herrmann go. And if the season unfolds even a little bit like Saturday's scrimmage, then Borges wasn't the only problem Hoke should've removed from the program.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:07 PM
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oh, I can assure you, Borges was not the ONLY problem........ I dont know much in life, but I do know this. As do you all.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:26 AM
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We can complain about Funk all day but he is the responsibility of one man and one man only, Hoke.  And I hold him entirely responsible.  Carr had the same problem with Terry Malone and Mike DeBord-it's the Buddy System.  Good to see it's alive and well at Michigan after all of these years.


Really TK?  Hoke fired Borges, which exactly NOBODY would've predicted before it happened, recall that he brought him along from SDSU.  There's simply no indication that Hoke isn't willing to make changes when changes are necessary.


He had to be coerced into firing Borges, the same way Carr had to be coerced into letting Malone and Herrmann go. And if the season unfolds even a little bit like Saturday's scrimmage, then Borges wasn't the only problem Hoke should've removed from the program.

 
Conjecture is fun! Who coerced him into firing Borges?  I love how he is the all-responsible head coach with whom the buck stops on all decisions and yet when he makes a decision like this, he had to be forced to do it?  Right...
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:49 AM
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We can complain about Funk all day but he is the responsibility of one man and one man only, Hoke.  And I hold him entirely responsible.  Carr had the same problem with Terry Malone and Mike DeBord-it's the Buddy System.  Good to see it's alive and well at Michigan after all of these years.


Really TK?  Hoke fired Borges, which exactly NOBODY would've predicted before it happened, recall that he brought him along from SDSU.  There's simply no indication that Hoke isn't willing to make changes when changes are necessary.

We've had the worst offensive line play the past 2 years, especially last year, that I've ever seen at Michigan and that's not conjecture-it's a fact.  Changes were necessary after this past season and nothing was done (Al Borges didn't coach linemen so letting him go was only part of the solution and Hoke only got rid of him when the flames got too close to his feet)  Funk should NOT be coaching football at Michigan.  Period.

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Re:Night Scrimmage - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:59 AM
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We can complain about Funk all day but he is the responsibility of one man and one man only, Hoke.  And I hold him entirely responsible.  Carr had the same problem with Terry Malone and Mike DeBord-it's the Buddy System.  Good to see it's alive and well at Michigan after all of these years.


Really TK?  Hoke fired Borges, which exactly NOBODY would've predicted before it happened, recall that he brought him along from SDSU.  There's simply no indication that Hoke isn't willing to make changes when changes are necessary.


He had to be coerced into firing Borges, the same way Carr had to be coerced into letting Malone and Herrmann go. And if the season unfolds even a little bit like Saturday's scrimmage, then Borges wasn't the only problem Hoke should've removed from the program.


Conjecture is fun! Who coerced him into firing Borges?  I love how he is the all-responsible head coach with whom the buck stops on all decisions and yet when he makes a decision like this, he had to be forced to do it?  Right...

 
Brandon told Hoke to fire Borges. Hoke WAS forced to fire Borges.
 
Hoke is the head coach and the face of the Michigan football program, but Brandon is the one pulling the strings in the background. This isn't breaking news...
 
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Re:Night Scrimmage - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:01 AM
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We can complain about Funk all day but he is the responsibility of one man and one man only, Hoke.  And I hold him entirely responsible.  Carr had the same problem with Terry Malone and Mike DeBord-it's the Buddy System.  Good to see it's alive and well at Michigan after all of these years.


Really TK?  Hoke fired Borges, which exactly NOBODY would've predicted before it happened, recall that he brought him along from SDSU.  There's simply no indication that Hoke isn't willing to make changes when changes are necessary.

We've had the worst offensive line play the past 2 years, especially last year, that I've ever seen at Michigan and that's not conjecture-it's a fact.  Changes were necessary after this past season and nothing was done (Al Borges didn't coach linemen so letting him go was only part of the solution and Hoke only got rid of him when the flames got too close to his feet)  Funk should NOT be coaching football at Michigan.  Period.

You say period, I say exclamation point!