***OFFICIAL MIAMI OF OHIO AT MINNESOTA IN-GAME THREAD!!!***



Pompous Elitist

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Just checked the box score. Potts with 34 carries, the other two backs with 5 combined. Right back to the old 'ride our main guy into the ground' approach. Not even the fact that we were playing a MAC team could deter from this instinct.

They're delusional if they think Potts is going to make it through an entire Big Ten season at 30 plus carries per game. And the thought of starting Wiley against Wisconsin or Iowa is cringe inducing.

Has anyone in the media inquired about why Ky Thomas isn’t playing?
 






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B1G teams are lacking their chops. Jokes on them Gophers played poorly today on purpose (they had to right?)
 







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Has anyone in the media inquired about why Ky Thomas isn’t playing?
Not that I am aware of. But when it comes up this week (at least it should), what are the odds PJ will give a real answer? My guess is that under PJ/Sanford's carry distribution system, Ky is allotted 0.25 carries per game. So we may see him used later this month or in October.

I mean, it's probably the weakest team the Gophers will face all year. The risk of Potts getting injured at some point is at least a decent possibility. And yet, 5 carries. FIVE to the guys who are one play away from being a starter.
 



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Not that I am aware of. But when it comes up this week (at least it should), what are the odds PJ will give a real answer? My guess is that under PJ/Sanford's carry distribution system, Ky is allotted 0.25 carries per game. So we may see him used later this month or in October.

I mean, it's probably the weakest team the Gophers will face all year. The risk of Potts getting injured at some point is at least a decent possibility. And yet, 5 carries. FIVE to the guys who are one play away from being a starter.
Bowling green is awful
 

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I think the take-away from today was "it takes 4 quarters of sustained effort to win a football game" as much as anything Xs and Os.
 

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This crowd was quiet too. I'm watching the State Penn vs Ball State game because it's in between commercials on other channels. They just got a call go their way and the crowd erupted like they won the national title. They must like their football.
 


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Sure but this team also isn't winning 11 games this year....Making a bowl has to be the goal going forward
Take a breath dude. You had no idea that team was winning 11 games back then. You have no clue what this team will win based off this game.
 


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Take a breath dude. You had no idea that team was winning 11 games back then. You have no clue what this team will win based off this game.
That team had NFL talent on both sides of the ball....Two big time WRs and a second round safety ....This year's team has no one that will be a high draft pick...Certainly not on defense.....This is a mediocre team.
 



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That team had NFL talent on both sides of the ball....Two big time WRs and a second round safety ....This year's team has no one that will be a high draft pick...Certainly not on defense.....This is a mediocre team.
Faalele is a 1st round pick grandpa
 


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Sure but this team also isn't winning 11 games this year....Making a bowl has to be the goal going forward
I never said they were. I was really just saying we have a history of playing poorly in non conference games. Today’s performance is concerning but not that surprising unfortunately.
 

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Slow start like last year...Not too concerned yet.
 

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Listen, I like Tanner as a QB but today he’s not cutting it today for whatever reason. Why do you think there have been almost no throwing plays called in the last several possessions?

OC makes the calls. Trying to run out the clock is not new with this group.
 

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I never said they were. I was really just saying we have a history of playing poorly in non conference games. Today’s performance is concerning but not that surprising unfortunately.
A Mason team with Maroney and Barber would have smoked these guys.
 

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I know they wanted to give Potts a workout and he looked very good all game, but you can't win in the B10 unless you can pass and Tanner was under 50% today, completing only 7 passes. The third quarter was an embarrassment for both offense and defense. Dull game in many ways. If they play this way at Colorado, they'll lose.
 

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Our receivers are sub par or had bad days. Sorry.



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I didn't see on TV but it seemed like there may have been a few dropped (catchable) passes? I was at the game so couldn't tell.
 




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