All Things Bowling Green at Minnesota Post-Game Thread

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Did the qb make the receivers or did the receivers make the qb? I'll go with the latter.
Did you watch the games? Morgan made lots of very accurate throws in 2019. It was a great season by Morgan made even better by amazing receivers.
 

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1) You cannot keep running the same plays, all game long.
2) With about 4 minutes to play, we were running the ball and letting the play clock run down to 5 seconds, before the ball was snapped. That was really weird.
3) Why did Ky Thomas get zero carries????
4) The coaches are to blame, for so many negative things that happened in this game.
5) Our offense is really boring. If you watch any other college game, it does not look like our play calling.
 

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Gopher football is not relevant. If you want to see talent check out Mariucci.
 

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This game was a turd. Not much else to say, defense didn't play all that bad, but the offensive line looked slow and plodding not very strong. That and Tanner Morgan looked confused and would not throw the football even a few times he had multiple receivers open and just would not throw the ball especially after he took that big hit early. It was clear the preparation and effort level were poor this week. Was a very boring and awful football game. Never a good thing to see your team and a Big 10 team lose to a Mac team like Bowling Green. Credit that teams coaches they did a good job of lining up and stopping the run.
 




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Today reminded me of the Robb Smith debacle at Illinois, except on offense.

Sanford was a bonehead hire, and needs to go.

At least the wake up call happened in a non-conference game.
You can blame the OC all you want but that's not why Gophs lost today.
 

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Well, if Homecoming is about making alumni fans remember their time at school, then mission accomplished. I had plenty of flashbacks to 1980s games against Illinois and Michigan and Nebraska. I could feel the hard, narrow plastic seats of the Metrodome again. Bastards.
Sadly, this made me laugh as hard as anything today!! Good stuff on an otherwise, horrific day. Thanks!!
 

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BGSU gave the blueprint to beating the Gophers for every team coming up in the Big Ten. (As if they didn't already have it!!) Whatever happened to the smart RPO's that Morgan was running and hitting the WR's on quick slants and downfield? They were able to keep the defenses from stacking the box with smart play calling in 2019 -- this offensive play-calling is just downright awful!!!
 



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Sanford is a terrible play caller. Make the change this week to Simon if you want to save the season. But no OC can throw the ball. Morgan missed his receivers badly in addition to two horrible picks and having balls knocked down by pass rush three times. He does not deserve to start next week.

And no way should they continue with Falele.
 

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We don’t have world beaters out there right now with CAB injured and Wright still developing but the pass attack troubles go deeper than the WRs or QB. The wierd calls, poor protection, hugely imbalanced run/pass ratio, lack of rhythm. Comments?
Two really bad decisions by the HC led to all BG points.
 

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Sanford is a terrible play caller. Make the change this week to Simon if you want to save the season. But no OC can throw the ball. Morgan missed his receivers badly in addition to two horrible picks and having balls knocked down by pass rush three times. He does not deserve to start next week.

And no way should they continue with Falele.
Again, Stanford didn't lose the game for Gophs.
 




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Again, Stanford didn't lose the game for Gophs.
I’m going to say his play calling was a significant contributing factor. Who prepares the offense for the game? Who develops the game plan? 30 point favorites, end up scoring 10 points. Gophers must just not have good enough players on offense to beat Bowling Green at home.
 

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I can't remember a college player who has regressed more over their career than Morgan. A few years ago he looked like he could be the best QB in program history, a 4th quarter killer and potential 1st round pick. Now he appears to be a poor man's Mitch Leidner and the staff has so little confidence in him that their game calling makes Coach Kill look like Mike Leach.
 

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I’m going to say his play calling was a significant contributing factor. Who prepares the offense for the game? Who develops the game plan? 30 point favorites, end up scoring 10 points. Gophers must just not have good enough players on offense to beat Bowling Green at home.
Nope. The two decisions by the HC on the 4th down and the long FG attempt lost the game. I have no doubt Gophs would have won and scored more points but for those decisions.
 

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On the bright side, Purdue is looking really bad today. On second thought, I said the same thing about Bowling Green last week.
 

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Fleck after the game: "This is 100% on me."

You know what that means - squat! It means squat if they don't try something different.

If what you're doing doesn't work, and you keep doing it, you're going to keep failing.

Change. Adapt. Try something new. At least give the impression you're willing to try something new.
 

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You can’t be scared to call pass plays which is what the offense coordinator is . Fifty yards passing is ridiculous. It ain’t 1975. If they have no confidence in Morgan take him out. He’s not going to make plays with his feet and they don’t want him passing. Offense line seems a bit overrated as well.
 

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Fleck after the game: "This is 100% on me."

You know what that means - squat! It means squat if they don't try something different.

If what you're doing doesn't work, and you keep doing it, you're going to keep failing.

Change. Adapt. Try something new. At least give the impression you're willing to try something new.
There is a reason the starting goaltender gets pulled down 0-4...There is your reason your ace pitcher gets pulled down 7 after 3 innings....They didn't have it on that particular day.....PJ could have easily rolled with Zach or Cole just to give his team a spark or different QB to prepare for.....He is so stubborn it chokes the oxygen to his brain sometimes.
 

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Nope. The two decisions by the HC on the 4th down and the long FG attempt lost the game. I have no doubt Gophs would have won and scored more points but for those decisions.
We can say that about a number of things. I have little doubt we win if we open up the playbook a little more and don’t give the ball that much to a very obviously hobbled RB. All of that lies on the OC.
 

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It's not only that, but he's got happy feet, balls are being batted left and right...........and to top it off, he's not seeing the field. He is locked in all the time to one receiver.

I'm bored with Morgan. I'm ready to look to the future, but it won't happen.
Ya, but he's elusive...he picks up a lot of yards on the ground.
 

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Fleck after the game: "This is 100% on me."

You know what that means - squat! It means squat if they don't try something different.

If what you're doing doesn't work, and you keep doing it, you're going to keep failing.

Change. Adapt. Try something new. At least give the impression you're willing to try something new.

He also claimed that they made a lot of adjustments at halftime....and I think he might have said they made "good" adjustments. I guess that meant putting Cole Kramer in on the touchdown run?
 

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Anyone know what the spread was when we lost to South Dakota?
 

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He also claimed that they made a lot of adjustments at halftime....and I think he might have said they made "good" adjustments. I guess that meant putting Cole Kramer in on the touchdown run?
So running the ball and punting in the 4th quarter when you are down and then throwing two awful INTs is making adjustments?
 

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We can say that about a number of things. I have little doubt we win if we open up the playbook a little more and don’t give the ball that much to a very obviously hobbled RB. All of that lies on the OC.
Not the 14 points BG scored. Literally gave them a TD on the 4th down play. Defense played well enough to shut out this team but for those decisions.
 

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Oof
Minnesota ran the ball today on first and second down 79% of the time, but even looking at second down efficiency exclusively. It tells the story for the offense today. On second down for the Gopher offense, Minnesota attempted to throw on six of their 17 second-down opportunities (35%) and it wasn't pretty through the air. Two incomplete passes, two check downs to Potts and Spann-Ford and two Morgan scrambles for a total of nine yards. Not great. With designed runs on second down, Minnesota ran it 11 times (65%) for a total of 28 yards and only two first downs.

Either through the air or on the ground, it wasn't working on second down for Minnesota. Gaining a total of 41 yards on 17 second downs (2.7 ypp), against a team like Bowling Green can't happen. But that's what we saw on Saturday.
 

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So running the ball and punting in the 4th quarter when you are down and then throwing two awful INTs is making adjustments?
Look back at the post I responded to. PJ says a lot of things, many of which are true and others that are wishful thinking. I'll never be mistaken for a football coach, but as an observer, it didn't seem like a whole lot of adjustments were made to the offense after halftime, other than maybe on that touchdown drive.
 

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Look back at the post I responded to. PJ says a lot of things, many of which are true and others that are wishful thinking. I'll never be mistaken for a football coach, but as an observer, it didn't seem like a whole lot of adjustments were made to the offense other than maybe on that touchdown drive.
The TD drive was a big run by Potts....I saw zero screens , slants etc to nullify the Falcons blitz happy ways....It was run up the middle and hope Morgan makes a play on 3rd n 5.
 

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Well, Mertz had two pick sixes in the last 5 minutes on his way to a 4 INT Leidner at Camp Randall kind of day.

Tanner didn’t have a good game, but at least he has a solid track record. Mertz may have better t shirts.
How does anyone not have that jackhole on ignore?
 




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