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Posted on Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 5:59 a.m.

Denard Robinson's woes against Michigan State show blueprint for stopping Michigan quarterback

By Kyle Meinke


The book on stopping Denard Robinson (16) is becoming very simple: Apply pressure.

Jeff Sainlar I

Is the book out on how to stop Denard Robinson?


The Michigan football team's star quarterback struggled badly in a 28-14 loss to Michigan State last week. How it happened, though, should be disconcerting for the Wolverines.

It was the wind, sure. An inaccurate throwing day? Definitely.

But, most of all, it was schematics -- and, specifically, MSU's menu of blitz packages.

What was most effective?

"Just about everything," Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said last week. "We played our base defense, we were able to pressure him when we wanted to pressure him and dialed up some things that he couldn't handle."

That's troubling for two reasons: First, this kind of problem is more systemic than just having an inaccurate day throwing. Second, that's how Michigan State attacked him last year, so it wasn't exactly a surprise.

To be sure, there are five coaching staffs takings notes. Now, No. 18 Michigan (6-1, 2-1) will have to find a way to adapt, or Robinson could struggle again this year in Big Ten play.

In fact, Robinson's numbers last year were down significantly after the Spartans spelled out how to defend him. He was 67-of-96 passing (69.8 percent) for 1,008 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception in the five games that preceded Michigan State.

In the final seven regular-season games, he was 88-of-154 passing (57.1 percent) for 1,308 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions.

The book on him is becoming very simple: Apply pressure. He might beat you with his legs -- that's always a concern with Robinson, and part of what makes him so great -- but he also will make bad decisions in the passing game and become increasingly inaccurate.

The Spartans battered Robinson with all kinds of looks, from a three-man rush that got penetration to all-out blitzes. Most effective of all were the corner and double A-gap blitzes.

The beauty of the these risky packages is they send more rushers than there are blockers. Simple math says that's not a good thing for an offense.

The flip side, of course, is defenses have a man disadvantage in the secondary, and it's on the quarterback to make them pay for the risk vertically.

Therein lays Robinson's problem.

He overthrew and underthrew receivers and, most vexing of all, failed to read defenses. Multiple times, he threw into double coverage instead of an open receiver, which suggests he is not recognizing coverage.

Robinson finished 9-of-24 passing for 123 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the loss. That's the worst completion percentage of any game he's started in his career.

He was particularly bad under duress.

The corner blitz that hurt the Wolverines the most came on a fourth-and-1 play late in the fourth quarter and trailing by seven. Offensive coordinator Al Borges has been panned this week for electing to pass here, and rightfully so.

But Borges made the call in an effort to punish MSU's aggressive playcalling. It did not work out that way, obviously, as the Spartans' Johnny Adams came unblocked on a corner blitz from Robinson's blind side.


Now, Michigan's offensive issues against Michigan State hardly were all on Robinson. In this case, for instance, there wasn't much he could do with the pressure coming unimpeded from his blind side. But, his ineffectiveness gave the Spartans the confidence he wouldn't punish them for their temerity.

Another case came on Michigan's next drive with less than 5 minutes remaining and trailing by a touchdown. The Spartans sent yet another double A-gap blitz, the line didn't pick up the first guy through and Robinson reacted by checking down. (Pictures here from MGoBlog.)

Only, he threw a slant. Vincent Smith ran a hitch.


The offensive line obviously must be better, and the coaching as well. There were few schematic adjustments made to help Robinson deal with the blitz packages, nor snap-count adjustments to compensate for MSU jumping the calls.

But, again, it comes back to Robinson in a lot of ways. If he were hitting in the passing game, it would keep defenses honest. Michigan State did not play honest defenses.

Hey, why not send a blitz if you aren't going to get burned?

Surely, other Big Ten teams are taking note.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.


Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Wed, Oct 26, 2011 : 4:13 p.m.

Fans of the WCiMFH (as opposed to those who actually support the Michigan Football program) tend to overlook Denard's disastrous performances in the last half of last season (PSU being the outstanding exception) and just simply look at his gaudy numbers, mostly acquired against a bunch of cream puffs. For those of us who don't have man crushes of the WCiMFH, Denard's problems as a passer were rather predictable--he had them last year whenever he encountered a good "D". No one is "throwing him under the bus" as truWCiMFHfan charges in their blather above.. We are suggesting that he ought be put in a position best suited for his talents. Doing that not only will best serve the team, but it will showcase his talents for NFL scouts. Let's face it--no one is going to draft him as a QB. Putting DR in the slot, or on a wing or, occasionally, as the running back in the spread will put his amazing talents to better use while forcing opposing defenses to deal with a QB who can run the ball well (if not as well as DR) and who can pass the ball well, too, if given the chance to get into a rhythm (and who is six inches taller than DR, something that is clearly an issue—it is why he throws off-balance and off his back foot so often). And, BTW, DR could still throw the ball from those positions, giving opposing defenses another option about which to worry. And, as said above, all of this will best serve DR's interests if he hopes to have a career in the NFL. It is the classic win-win-win situation. Except for those few remaining people who continue to have man crushes on the WCiMFH. For them, were DR to go to the wing, and were DG to become the QB, and were that to work, it would be further proof that the object of their man crushes was, indeed, the WCiMFH. For you folks with man-crushes, I hear John U. Bacon is setting up a chapter of the MCC. You ought to inquire as to its membership requirements. Good Night and Good Luck


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 7:07 p.m.

What Michigan didn't do is football 101 when you have a aggressive pass rush you run screens and draws I didn't see that. The coaches didn't make adjustment so MSU had they way the O line has block way better the next game! As for Denard he should been working with the quarterback coach more in off season on how to read defenses schematic and better passing choices.You win as a team and lose as a team I don't like losing to MSU either but but fact is Michigan have to go back to what made them a power house in the the past years! A running game an O-line that can block and a defense that can tackle it that simple I have been a Michigan fan since 1969 I seen a lot of great games.Every football program has had it down side and now it Michigan turn true fans can deal with it GO BLUE!!!


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 3:52 a.m.

We cannot do anything with the OL's talent in one year but this staff could at least not let an interception artist pass the ball. With all of the deficiencies you mentioned plus the poor playcall in 4th and inches, UM was with the ball 14-21 with 5 minutes remaining. UM was in that game before the Punt Returner passed the ball for an interception and made the score UM 14 - MSU 28.

Lorain Steelmen

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 3:50 p.m.

Wow some great posts, on both sides of the argument! So here's my take. QB's get way too much credit when they win, and too much blame, when they lose. UM lost to msu, on the 15th because the UM offense was not quick enough to pick up the pressure. The RBs' were not looking to be 'hot receivers'. IT wasn't just DRob. msu was EXTREMELY vulnerable to quick passes, that would have gone for BIG gaines all day. In the second half, particularly, UM could have, and should have, pulled away. Sorry, gang, but that is coaching. I have serious questions about Borges right now. msu is just NOT that great a defense. Hoke has some serious thinking to do between now and the end of the season. I know that Denard must clearly be the UM QB now, because all the 'fair weather UM fans are ripping on him. That is a UM tradition, that goes back to Don Morehead in 1969. In fact, I remeber Bo telling Steve Smith, in the 1980's. "I don't care if the whole stadium boos you to H*@#.... It don't mean a d%^#!...Just keep old Bo happy, and you'll be all right!" UM still can win out. The teams left on the schedule are ALL beatable. It will take work, and the good luck to stay injury free, as UM is thin in most positions, BUT it can be done. If UM is 11-1 after the osu game, the eason will be a success. msu still has Nebraska and Iowa on the road. I don't think NWestern can beat them, but the Huskers and Hawks both can. Dantono managed to knock the Badger's tailback (#28), out of the game with a 'fortutious' helmet to helmet spear, after he was already stopped. I'm a bit surprised that more was not made of that play by the officials or the commentators. Bielema is a good 'program' coach, but a very 'poor' bench coach. His decision to pass up a 4th and one early in the second quarter, and try the FG, drove me nuts. With the road graders he has up front, my mom could have picked up that first down. Instead, he let the SpArtans off the ropes. Shame on him!

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Wed, Oct 26, 2011 : 1:52 p.m.

XTR: Not entirely correct. DR had a monster game against PSU. Yes, they lost the game, but it was not because PSU stopped the offense. It was because the defense was soft butter being hit by a hot knife. LS: You are correct that the "tradition" of ripping on UM QBs goes back a long way. That said, do you really think that DR's skill set is best used at QB? No sane person is suggesting benching DR. We are thinking that QB simply is not the best position for him on a Big Ten Football team, that his skill set is best used elsewhere, and that putting him there will serve both the team's interests as well as DR's if he wishes to have an NFL career. Those of us who think this might be wrong. Hell, one might even argue that we probably are wrong. But it is not an unreasonable opinion. Good Night and Good Luck


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 3:48 a.m.

Denard last year in the B1G beat Indiana and Purdue with Tate finishing at Illinois. All the other games where Denard is the QB, UM lost in all with all of those teams preventing the run and daring him to pass. All of those losses started with MSU and UM just lost to MSU this year with the same QB and the same MSU gameplan.

Chad Williams

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 2:47 p.m.

So when did football become about one player? If dennard had a team surrounding him then a bad game wouldnt always result in a loss. This guy for two years has been the whole offense and when a another team figures that out its dennards fault. Maybe a rb or two could step up on that day. Maybe that defense that was so opportunistic in the beginning of the season could have done better. How bout those lines getting a push and not getting pushed could help. Did dennard have a bad game yes but the blueprint to beating MICHIGAN and not dennard is to make someone besides dennard to beat you. Msu clearly wasnt afriad to focus 11 guys on one player so wheres the rest of the team to make them pay.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 3:46 a.m.

If the QB cannot run like a Tom Brady, he could give the ball to RB for the offense to run, if the QB like Denard can't pass the ball or is a poor passer who passes the ball? Nobody. When that happens, the offense becomes a one dimensional run-only offense. If that is the case, that is easy to defend than an offense where the RB's run, and a QB who could pass. That is the reason why one man's skillset (Inability to pass) can take the whole team down.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 2:02 p.m.

The world has no idea what's going to happen, or how it will happen. UM could be 7-5 on Dec. 3rd, or they could be 11-1 (probaly somewhere in between, but that's just my opinion - I have no idea either). Case in point: The Orlando Sentinel college football blog (a very interesting one, IMHO) had UM being shut out of all bowl games last week. Northwestern was even predicted to go to the LeftDaddyPizza.Com bowl, but not UM. After a bye week, where by definition, nothing has changed..........the Sentinel now predicts that UM will be in the Outback Bowl against the UGA Bulldogs.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 11:11 a.m.

It was only a matter of time before the HMLC started throwing Denard under the bus. Last year it was because Rich was a horrible coach. This year it's because Denard is not a good QB. Maybe the coaching staff should have looked at last year's tape, recognized blitzes, and called audibles to bring in extra blockers? Maybe the HMLC should believe Brady Hoke when he says the coaches need to do a much better job of coaching?


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 3:38 a.m.

Part of better coaching is assigning the right personel in that particular position where the strengths of the individual helps the team and not brings the team down. Better coaching is not letting the Punt Returner play QB to pass interceptions. lol


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 11:41 p.m.

Hoke and Co. did get out coached, but that doesnt change the fact that UM has a kick returner playing QB.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 6:28 a.m.

Denard is a phenomenal athlete and a great person, but he is not a good QB. He's completely missing some of the things all great QB's have. Accuracy, decision making, anticipation... all things he has shown no signs of. He locks on to receivers often, and instead of taking what defenses give him, he forces passes to predetermined WRs. The play calling against MSU didnt help, but this isnt the first or last time these issues will haunt Denard. Any thing more than short dink and dunk passes are horrifying to watch, and as seen by MSU's pick-6 last week, nothing is guaranteed in the short game either. He has proven he cannot consistently stretch the field with his arm, so teams are going to blitz and load the box to punish him when he runs. I cant remember the last time he completed a deep pass to a receiver over the shoulder and in stride.. Its always a lofty jump ball that comes down to the receiver out playing the DB. Good thing we have talented WRs.. Im ready to see what Gardner can do with a week of preparation and a full game as a starter, and with Drob, UMs most dangerous weapon, being utilized all around the field.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 3:36 a.m.

You got that right RJ. Denard is an interception machine, all the things he does well, he takes it back when he throws interceptions. If Michigan relies on a QB that has the ability to implode, then Hoke is just playing slot machine offense. Denard is not young, he is a 20 game veteran QB so at this point, he is what he is. A QB, if he cannot score, at least protects the possession of the ball, not throw the ball away.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 4:39 a.m.

Maybe they should play Rawls a little. He did seem to have some power.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 3:57 a.m.

Yeah, Rawls brings a different skillset on the backfield when Fitz, Smith and Shaw are all checked. A bruiser type kind of an RB and since they did not redshirt Rawls this year, might as well try him for a carry or two with the first team.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 1:08 a.m.

The coaches need to make a few adjustments to teams that want to employ this strategy. Instead of a weakness, we can make this a way to explote aggresive teams. 1st, the need to get Molk to stop snapping the ball while he is looking between his legs. MSU double blitzed over his head multiple times during the game and were jumping the snap count, because of Molk's snap timing (which was too predictable). 2nd, they need to use more alignment shifts, RB/TE/WR motion in the offense. Make the defense react and think about changes before the snap. Too much standing around in our offense against MSU. Also, need to get some guys to camp out in the middle of the field. MSU left the middle of the field WIDE open the whole game, and our OC didn't make the necessary adjustments to explote this. Also, they need to teach Denard to read the defense and have the ability to run plays AWAY from where the defense has 4+ guys getting ready to blitz, at the LOS. We need some more rollout plays to get DRob away from these blitzes. Finally, MSU's offense used the cut / chop block really well against are defense. I would like to see our OL put a few of these blitzing guys on the ground instead of trying to run next to them and "block" them. We need to slow down the blitzers that are getting to Denard now. Nothing works better to slow a defender down than taking their legs out from under them......

Adolph Dooley

Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 10:21 p.m.

with the wind blowing around at "35 mph" all game long, every pass was affected by the wind. If you can't run the ball in high winds you're probably going to lose the game. "M.S.U." had a run game "U of M" didn't.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 8:39 p.m.

DR can run and really thats it.Devon is THE MUCH better Passer.Hoke and Uncle Fester,Al Borges have to figure out what the want to do.Let Devon play more because of his Passing Skills,because he can run too,Or Let DR get worn out on the field,because i think he is already Beat up worse than the Coaches will tell you.Should be able to Beat Perdue,and need to beat Perdue,or they are BIG TROUBLE.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 4:08 a.m.

Yeah, Denard is a 20 game starter junior, he has 5 games and 1 season left. UM has no time to "develop" his passing skills at this stage, one has to develop Freshmen and Sophs, once they are in the junior and senior years, they are what they are already.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 6:58 p.m.

Once again, Blue needs an objective, outside perspective. Here's the facts: DR, like Pryor, is more "sizzle than steak." He's WAY overrated. Yes, he's a highly gifted athlete, can scramble and outrun most defenders. That DOESN'T make him a great QB. As the article points out, he is limited in his skills to read defenses. Further, as someone else pointed out, Blue's O-line isn't his strongest asset either. I stated last year, and continue to believe, he was not the B10 player of the year. He's good. He's not great. Blue has had better in the past. I guess that is why you were assigned to the "Legands" division.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 6:58 p.m.

Denard id not Andrew Luck but how many QBs are. The fact of the matter is this, denard is good enough to pass and without him on the field 100% of time Michigan has no chance. The problem with the MSU game is that borges called a terrible game and was ill prepared. MSU beat a loaded MSU team and we Michigan had every opportunity to win. Blame the coaches not denard. I thought Borges took a day off cause it looked like richrod was offensive coordinating. This is a great coaches staff and they just had a bad day like every other human. Get over it and move on to the rest of the season and quit bashing the QB that got Michigan to where they are now. Go BLUE!


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 3:32 a.m.

Denard should be in the field 100% of the time but not pass the ball. The guy is an interception machine, he cannot help it but throw and interception.

Wally the Wolverine

Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 5:21 p.m.

Kyle, you are spot on in your analysis. Purdue's defeat of a decent Illini squad shows they are anything but a "check box" that we had in the victory column. We better be ready to get to work and execute if we hope to avoid a seconfd half repeat of the season last year. Go Blue!


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 5:35 p.m.

Wally, You have got to be kidding about Borges, right? His offense has been a complete disaster. The west coast blew up in his face once he learned D-rob can't throw a pass over 10 yards and his accuracy under 10 is questionable. So, he's stuck with the RR offense, Denard right, Denard left, Denard on the delay draw. As the season goes on Denard gets beat up and can't complete the game. Therefore , UM folds at the end of the season. Do you remember the score of the last 2 games last year? They got beat like 80 to 14.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 4:51 p.m.

Did Michigan lose to Purdue already? Did Denard have another bad day in the passing department? I thought this was a bye week. The fan reaction of above seems like all of this just happened. Middle tier conference team, maybe; but the next three teams Michigan plays are less than stellar and are no more than middle tier teams as well. Let's first see how Michigan does against Purdue, last I checked, will not be played until the 29th. Then we'll see how we do on the road. Let's see if Denard can improve some as a passer. Let's see if the Michigan O-line can hold up and keep most of the pressure off Denard. On one hand, you have Sparty fans thumping their chest and totally trashing the Michigan football program and on the other, our fans throwing Denard under the bus. Denard needs to improves his passing game. He has been struggling in this new system. He needs more than one good game for any redemption amongst the rather angry fan base. If the book is out on how to stop Denard, then our coaching staff needs to have an effective counter for this and it shouldn't be all on Denard's shoulders. It would be nice if our tailbacks were consistent as well. We haven't had anything like that since Mike Hart graduated.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 4:10 a.m.

Denard's inability to pass brings the UM offense the one dimensional look and that is why teams could abuse loading the front because they know Denard could only pass interceptions.

Wally the Wolverine

Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 5:42 p.m.

Let's not get too caught up in what another team's fans are saying, after all, they have nothing to do with what occurs on the gridiron. The system was never brought into question while we were winning prior to the MSU game. In fact, Borges was commended for how he tweaked his system to DR's skill set. Truth be told, we're now playing teams with good defensive schemes and better talent than our earlier opponents. This is why we struggled offensively. Go Blue!


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 4:47 p.m.

I guess it doesnt make for much of a story to just say say what is obvious to all of us. Its not that UM didnt play well, or that Denard can't throw, or that UM needs to man up. It's the simple fact that MSU's players are better than ours. Of course they make us look bad, their corners can cover one on one, and let the d line and linebackers have a hayday. MSU may have little class or dignity in the way they played, but they are stronger, deeper, and more experienced than UM. The only thing that makes it tollerable is that it is going to change over the next couple years, and UM will one again dominate this series. Can't come soon enough!


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 2:32 a.m.

Tide will change through a talent increase at UM and the quarterback position at MSU. Cousins is worth a couple wins himself, so when he leaves the next guy will struggle. Denard has five games to get better, and win some big games finally. A good quarterback finds a way to get things going, and now is the time to prove it. Purdue, Iowa, and Illinois should be wins going into the last two home games.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 4:17 p.m.

Not sure why this article is a week late but it is accurate nonetheless. I think that what Kyle might be missing is that we don't have to face anything even close to the S defense for the rest of the year. I hate to say it but they are way better than anything I have seen out of AA since the 90's. S may have written the book on DR but they have the talent and coaching to execute it and the rest of the Big Ten doesn't. TTDS may be able to execute the playbook. Nebraska, maybe. Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, no way. We will get a late December bowl game and hope for a team that let's us score 45 points.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 4:37 a.m.

We don't play Indiana this year. We play Iowa, and they'll have a good D when we play them. Also, OSU has the horse. We could easily lose to OSU, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois if we don't improve from last week. Since illinoise lost to Purdue, they might not be a pushover like Minnisota, or Northwestern.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 4:19 p.m.

Alibi: Wisky could execute it too. Forgot since they aren't on our schedule...


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 4:08 p.m.

I think the whole world has known Denard is a suspect quarterback at best. I think we can throw the stats out and simply say that michigan beats teams with loosing records, and we get beat by the teams that finish above .500. I think weve started to seperate ourselves from the Indianas of the league, but were not a contender just yet. Additionally, i dont think michigan really wants to get inti another Jan 1 bowl game, itll be a slaughter again. Maybe next year, and surely the year after that, but were not ready this year.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 3:28 a.m.

"michigan beats teams with loosing records, and we get beat by the teams that finish above .500." That was the story last year with Denard at QB starting with the loss to MSU.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 4:33 a.m.

I sure don't want to see another bowl game against an SEC team with a good defense. Of course we'd probably onlyn get beat by a couple touchdowns this year rather than 5 or 6 like last year. The D is better.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 4:01 p.m.

Unsaid but still clear: If Denard does not come out of this 2-week hiatus showing significant improvement as a passing QB, his career at Michigan will be dimmed considerably. Given fan overreaction, it may be entirely ended. The article'a other unspoken point is that this solves the "mystery" of the break between practice performance (always reported as pretty good) and game performance. It's REAL pressure and real lack of trust in the O-line which keeps Denard jittery and keeps him from not spotting his open receivers. Lastly: these next 3 games are the last opportunity to show that the Wolverines are at least in the "middle tier" and no longer at the bottom of the B1G.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 3:43 p.m.

Hey had better temper your temerity or Kyle might conjure up some obscure verbiage from his well-worn thesaurus in a journalistic smack-down! By the way Kyle, nice job as always, but you seem to be the bearer of bad that we all kinda new but were hoping wasn't going to be so blatantly obvious. The biggest surprise to me was how poorly the Oline played against MSU. That should be an area of strength for this team. And one more random thought before I go...why didn't we run any screen plays or draws against MSU's aggressive D?


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 3:44 p.m.

Ooops, make that "we all kinda knew"...


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 12:10 p.m.

It's Sunday morning and seems to have missed a few Big Ten games from Saturday. Seems MSU made the front page story for taking UM to the woodshed in the middle of the week. Sunday morning, not even scores from other games. Might want to change your name to UM

Marcus Ray was Right!

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 9:51 p.m.

It's alwasy fun to see how 'slow on the uptake' these MSU graduates/fans are with their comments. As the title of the section shows, "UM Football" and the web address has UMFootball in the address. And they cannot understand why the focus is on UM Footbll? Get the synapses to fire before speaking or writing.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 6:21 p.m.

@mt. Ok, just a refresher, this is ANN ARBOR. com, a news site located in ANN ARBOR. UofM is also located in ANN ARBOR. (see a pattern here) MSU is located in Lansing. I'm sure the local news site in LANSING writes about MSU. Local news sites write primarily on LOCAL stories. If you want MSU News, go to a national news site or a local site from Lansing.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 5:08 a.m. michigan doesn't play wisconsin this year first of all and second, he said that about Purdue because they are the next ones up for michigan. Third, he is right. this ann arbor news site is dedicated to university of michigan sports...just like lansing sites are dedicated to msu...not to mention all the writers in the press and on mlive who are pro msu that you can read all about your spartans. so like he said, stop being poor winners and enjoy your team and leave us michigan fans alone. you won, your team is doing great, so enjoy it and stop being a poor sport and whining because everyone in the world isn't creaming their pants over your team. GO BLUE!


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 5:54 p.m.

This is Michigan? So what is the Michigan Daily? I kind of thought that was the news for UM. And if this is only about Michigan, how come was all concerned about MSU in the middle of the week. Maybe you should get some MSU-Wisconsin information somewhere on this site so you can bone up for the Big Ten Championship game when the Wolvies play Wisconsin. By the way Wisconsin is really good and you should be concerned about them.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 1:46 p.m.

This is Michigan. There are not any other games that need to be reported, except Purdue because we play them this coming Saturday. There is allot of football left in this season, as many surprises exist for every team in the legends and leaders. As a Michigan fan, I do not expect to read about other teams in a Michigan forum. Spartan fans- learn how to be good winners, because the past and the future will again go our way. Go Blue!