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Posted on Sat, Nov 5, 2011 : 6:10 p.m.

Denard Robinson, Brady Hoke and others react to Michigan football's 24-16 loss at Iowa

By Nick Baumgardner

For the first time in the history of the series, Iowa has beaten Michigan three straight times.

Michigan's loss drops the Wolverines to 7-2, 3-2 Big Ten, and puts a major damper on the team's Big Ten title hopes.

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan sports for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.


Hawaiian Neal

Sun, Nov 6, 2011 : 10:04 p.m.

We are exactly where we were predicted to be at this time last season. Everyone who was involved in prognostication had UM at 9-10 wins this year before the RR firing. I believe that a lot of it was that this is the softest schedule UM has had in years. We got Indiana and Minnesota and lost PSU an UW. While the D is improved, they were expected to be with a year of experience and the upperclassmen finally healthy and playing. The offensive play calling bothers me a lot more this year. If he would be "un-cool" and wear a headset, he might be able to fix that. At least he'd know what's going on with the play calling before Monday films. Calling 4 drop back passes from the 2 with someone who has "passing issues" according to everyone? I'll give him the first 3 due to time and time-outs left (a different coaching issue), but to not give a player that most other coaches in the Big Ten have voiced respect for his running abilities an option? My wife even asked, "What the hell, really?"

Hawaiian Neal

Sun, Nov 6, 2011 : 10:12 p.m.

Not to beat a dead horse, but also when we have as many 3 and outs in the 1st qtr as we've had this year, anyone who ever played or coached at any level will tell you that speaks to game preparation. It's basically saying you have failed at everything you did the week before the game... sometimes even the two weeks before the game. Just saying. Maybe he and his staff will learn to coach as a team at the highest level of college sports. It is his first head coaching position at this level and I'm willing to honor his contract even if we go backwards a bit after this season.


Sun, Nov 6, 2011 : 1:52 p.m.

@johnstewart I disagree. We're 7-2, not 2-7. Hoke's got things moving in the right direction.


Sun, Nov 6, 2011 : 1:50 a.m.

Hoke is a joke. No better than last year. Offensive play calling was a complete failure.