1. The season is over.
No playoffs. No co-championship. We’re just playing out the string from here on out. Yuck.
2. Josh Woodrum is not the leader we thought he was.
Calling out the team the way he did last week, and no one responded. The team played as flat as they did at Gardner-Webb.
3. We can’t run the ball.
And it makes us completely one-dimensional. This roster has FAR too much talent, to be unable to score against Monmouth.
4. The team is fractured.
I don’t know where it’s coming from or who’s to blame. The coach? The senior leaders?
5. All that talent, wasted.
Josh Woodrum, Darrin Peterson, Chima Uzowihe, John Lunsford, Des Rice, DJ Abnar, etc. And those are just the seniors.
6. Let Masha have a 4-game tryout.
Why not? At least we would know if he deserves a shot next year.
7. Gill is feeling some pressure.
Losses to Gardner-Webb and Monmouth in back to back weeks? Woof. Should he be on the hot seat? That’s slightly premature, in my mind. Lose again this season, and yes he should be.
We are one dimensional, that is because our OL is very poor. Yes we have a lot of talent at the skilled positions, but Marshawn Lynch couldn\’t get 100 yards running behind this line. That makes the skilled players job, that much more difficult. The skilled players don\’t get a pass either, it is a team effort and no one is playing with any heart on the offensive side of the ball. Very disappointing.
The season has been disappointing. But more than the coaches, I fault the players. They are the ones missing blocks, fumbling balls, dropping passes, and missing field goals. Coaches can motivate but the individual player must buy in and concentrate on his task.
That said, if Steve Spurrier wanted to come and coach the Offense, I’d take that deal. 🙂
It is Masha time! Josh did not show up the 1st half. Only contribution was 2 tackles. No excitement, cant run the option and every team knows it, Think about next year and I agree, lets finish with Masha at the leadership helm.
This was a rough day for me. As an alumnus of Liberty I was expecting a win over Monmouth. As an alumnus of the University of Michigan I was expecting a tough game, but was confident Michigan would beat Michigan State. On both fronts I am disappointed. But I like to think there is some solace in the fact that these 18-22 year old men will learn from these experiences and become better players and people because of it. Of course at the end of the season I hope Liberty beats Coastal, and Michigan beats Ohio State! Go Flames & Go Blue!
Has the Michigan punter escaped the state yet?
Low snap, horrible blocking, a player panics….. Outcome: A loss for the ages.
So who is responsible for those ten seconds, the 11 players on the field or the $7 million a year head coach? (I know Bernie Sanders’ answer)
Masha should play, but I don´t know if making him the FT QB right now is the way to go. As far as next year is concerned, he will be in the mix to start no matter how he does the rest of this season. Barring the arrival of an FBS or JUCO transfer, his only competition will be 2 true Freshmen.
I’m not sure I agree with your last point about Gill. Although we are having a terrible year let us not be quick to throw out what he’s done in the past.
To be perfectly honest this was Michigan\’s third worst home loss since I have been following Michigan. In order of worst losses:
1. 2007 Appalachian State (Michigan had a game winning field goal blocked).
2. 1994 Colorado (Kordell Stewart heaves a pass that was tipped into the arms of Michael Westbrook)
3. 2015 MSU (I call this game the Reverse Puntrooski not to be confused with Bobby Bowden\’s Puntrooski against Clemson)
In future years I hope that Liberty will have the opportunity to go into Michigan Stadium or Beaver Stadium and try for an upset.
Reverse psychology, JM……Very clever.
You write a column that provoked a public smackdown from Josh Woodrum and the team gets fired up. They win the rest of their games. They receive an at-large bid and make a deep run in the Playoffs. And, in the end, you were the catalyst to get them going. Yep! Very clever indeed.