Preface: It has been my goal all along to get the Run Chart out late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning as a prelude to Brian's Offensive UFR. For the second time, real life reared its ugly head and delayed things again. I am not happy about it, but sometimes hobbies have to be pushed to the backburner in order to deal with things that are more important. Sorry.
Again, O-line was once again the same as last week: Ortmann - Schilling - Moosman - Huyge - Dorrestein.
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR trips right||Forcier||Zone read keeper||9||Forcier||-|
|2-11||Shotgun 4 WR||Minor||Delayed draw||1||-||Huyge|
1st and 10: Easy read...sort of. There's nobody on the line that is unblocked and being read here. There's a linebacker out on Odoms who naturally goes with Odoms at the snap...maybe he's the read man? Either way, there's nobody there, so Forcier makes the right move by keeping the ball.
2nd and 1: Normally penalties on running plays get negged...but this is fucking ridiculous. Schilling pancakes his man, and Predictably Incompetent Big Ten Official interprets this as holding and throws his flag like an asshole. I believe Molk (or Moosman?) got called for a similarly awful call in the opener against Western.
2nd and 11: Huyge gets blasted back by Ballard, to the point where he nearly buries Minor as he receives the handoff. This forces a cutback, which pretty much ruins the whole play.
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Minor||Zone read stretch||9||Schilling, Moosman, Huyge||-|
|2-1||I-form 3 WR||Minor||Iso||9||Moosman/Schilling, Ortmann, Kev. Grady||-|
|1-10||Ace 4 WR trips right||Minor||Zone||-1||-||-|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Shaw||Pitch||5||-||Odoms|
|2-5||Shotgun 4 WR||Forcier||Zone read keeper||1||-||Forcier|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Smith||Zone read stretch||2||-||Schilling|
|1-G||Shotgun split 2 WR||Minor||Zone read stretch||3-TD||Koger, Ortmann, Kev. Grady||-|
1st and 10: Good stuff by the interior OL here. Moosman occupies the DT long enough for Schilling to neutralize him, and he (Moosman) then gets to the linebacker, while Huyge escorts Ballard away, creating a crease for Minor to zip through, flip the safety (literally), and pick up nine.
2nd and 1: Moosman and Schilling double the DT, Ortmann walls off the DE, and Grady the fullback pops the linebacker, easily springing Minor past the LOS, where he rages for several yards after contact.
1st and 10: There's really no minus here, Clayborn just crashes in unblocked (by design). Hard to minus any of the OL when the unblocked man on the DL is on top of your running back in less than two seconds. Michigan's rock against Iowa's paper here; if it's a playaction fake, Forcier has all day.
1st and 10: Conversely, this is Michigan's paper against Iowa's defensive rock, in the sense that this play doesn't really work like it should, but still picks up five because of the defensive alignment. This is the debut of the new pitch play, which I am a big fan of. Odoms completely whiffs on his cut block though, which holds it down. In the future, perhaps this year but probably not, I envision a play where this pitch is faked, and the safeties (and corners...and linebackers) bite up, turning a wide receiver loose for a wide open walkin touchdown. Or maybe even some shenanigans where Denard Robinson is the pitch man and has the option to throw off it. Lots of fun possibilities with this.
2nd and 5: Argh. The end is blocked here, but the linebacker stays home, and this is a crappy freshman decision to keep the ball. Meanwhile, a perfect seam was created by Ortmann and Schilling, which Minor would've zipped through with ease if he had the ball.
1st and 10: Random Vincent Smith appearence. Schilling gets owned by the tackle here; Klug completely sheds him and hauls Smith down near the LOS.
1st and goal: Ortmann and Koger double the defensive end and plow him into the endzone, which also washes out the safety Greenwood. Grady the fullback erases Tyler Sash, and Minor falls forward into the endzone.
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Minor||Zone read stretch||8||Moosman, Huyge||-|
|2-2||Shotgun 4 WR trips left||Minor||Pitch||2||-||Kel. Grady|
1st and 10: I should probably come up with a new name for this, as it isn't really a stretch play to the outside. Regardless, Huyge and Moosman double the DT and drive him backwards with ease, giving Minor an easy cutback, which he hits and zooms through for eight.
2nd and 2: Whaaa? Kelvin Grady runs right past the safety who's going balls to the wall toward the line of scrimmage to shut this play down. Inexperience? Well, it gets him a tongue lashing from Rodriguez on the sideline.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Minor||Zone read stretch||7||Huyge/Moosman, Dorrestein, Kev. Grady||-|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Forcier||Zone read keeper||6||-||Forcier|
1st and 10: Huyge and Moosman double the playside DT again (but not as devastatingly as last time, so only +0.5 for each), Dorrestein drives the playside DE off the ball, and Grady the fullback leads the way for Minor.
1st and 10: This is all on Forcier - the good and the bad. The good: he dekes out the defensive end and is able to turn a negative play into six yards. The bad: that defensive end stayed home, and Forcier made the wrong read. Minor should've gotten the ball here.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot right||Minor||Zone...something||-3||-||Minor|
1st and 10: Beats the hell out of me. Minor cutbacks as he gets the handoff, which makes it look like this is some sort of counter play, despite what appears to be a hole forming up the middle. Maybe I shouldn't subtract from Minor for this? I dunno.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Minor||Zone read stretch||12||Kev. Grady, Huyge, Moosman/Schilling||-|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR trips right||Minor||Zone read stretch||-1||-||Schilling, Minor (-3)|
1st and 10: The playside DT here stunts himself out of the play, which allows Huyge to easily reach the linebacker while Moosman and Schilling double the other tackle. Grady the fullback pops the strongside linebacker too. The safeties are back, and this is an easy dozen yards.
1st and 10: We miss this play while ABC talks about slippery balls. *middle school high five*
1st and 10: Schilling is turned inside out by Klug, who then strips Minor and recovers the ball. Absolutely devastating turnover.
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Minor||Zone read stretch||2||-||Huyge, Forcier|
1st and 10: The DT sort of outmaneuvers Huyge here to hold this down, but this seems like another misread by Forcier. Michigan is blocking the backside DE, and there's no linebacker staying at home. Maybe this was a handoff all the way, but if not, Forcier made the wrong read and should've kept it.
|2-9||Shotgun 4 WR||Shaw||Pitch||4||Odoms||-|
2nd and 9: Odoms keeps the linebacker from making the play, but the safety sniffs this out from the start. Still picks up four yards.
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Minor||Zone read stretch||6||Moosman/Schilling||-|
|2-4||Ace 4 WR trips left||Minor||Zone||5||Schilling/Ortmann||-|
|1-10||I-form 3 WR slot left||Minor||Iso||9||Ortmann, Schilling, Moosman, Kev. Grady||-|
|2-6||I-form 3 WR slot left||Minor||Zone right||7||Dorrestein||-|
|1-10||I-form twins left||Minor||Zone left||4||Ortmann, Schilling||-|
|2-6||Shotgun 4 WR trips right||Minor||Pitch||12||Koger, Mathews, Odoms||-|
|1-G||Shotgun split slot left||Shaw||Zone read stretch||7||Moosman, Schilling, Ortmann||-|
|2-G||I-form tight 1 WR||Minor||Iso Rage||1-TD||-||-|
1st and 10: Moosman and Schilling sort of double the weakside DT. It's enough to create space for Minor to just drive forward in a mass of humanity for six.
2nd and 4: Quicker tempo makes this harder to read. The weakside DT appears to be slanting, which can disrupt the blocking. Schilling sort of gets enough of him to prevent him from tackling, and then gets out to the second level, while Ortmann doesn't really block the linebacker, but obstructs his path to the ballcarrier. The backside DE is unblocked, but arm tackles don't bring down Brandon Minor.
1st and 10: Bo would be proud. Grady the fullback cuts the linebacker to the ground, freeing up Minor to hit the seam created by Ortmann and Moosman, while Schilling scoots to the second level to block the other outside linebacker.
2nd and 6: ...Debord would be proud here (?!). The playside DT stunts out of the play here, which is beneficial to Michigan. Dorrestein does a good job on the end, giving Minor a lane to cut into and rage from there. This isn't the OL's best play, more on Iowa for getting caught.
1st and 10: At this point Debord is laughing and saying "How do you like me now" before finishing a cigarette and going to bed, as we zone left. Again, not much in the way of execution here, but Ortmann and Schilling get enough push to pick up four for Minor. Iowa is keen to what Michigan's doing at this point.
2nd and 6: Continuing the theme of old coaches who would be proud, if for some reason he watched film of his team's defense, Soup Campbell would enjoy this play, as the wideouts each get blocks that produce a dozen yards from Minor.
1st and goal: Moosman buries the playside defensive tackle with a pancake block (what, no holding). Schilling and Ortmann obstruct the backside, and Shaw flies through, landing at the one.
2nd and goal: Rage.
|1-10||Ace twins left||Minor||Zone right||0||-||Schilling, Minor|
1st and 10: Schilling lets a defender inside of him...but WTF is Minor doing? It's a zone play, and he runs straight ahead as if it's an iso.
|2-15||Shotgun 4 WR||Minor||Delayed draw||1||-||Huyge|
2nd and 15: Huyge gets dominated here. 0-for-2 on this play on this night.
|1-10||Shotgun 3 WR slot right||Robinson||QB draw||8||Minor, Huyge||-|
|2-2||Shotgun 3 WR slot right||Robinson||QB keeper||2||Dorrestein||Huyge|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR trips left||Robinson||QB draw||5||Minor, Ortmann||-|
|1-10||Shotgun 3 WR slot left||Robinson||QB keeper||3||-||Koger, Ortmann|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Robinson||QB keeper||7||Moosman, Schilling||-|
|1-G||Shotgun 4 WR||Shaw||Zone read stretch||1||-||Ortmann|
|2-G||Shotgun 3 WR slot left||Robinson||QB keeper||5||Ortmann, Moosman||Schilling|
|3-G||Shotgun 3 WR slot right||Robinson||QB keeper||3-TD||Minor||-|
1st and 10: Minor as the lead blocker pops the linebacker, who grabs Robinson anyway, but it's upfield instead of at the LOS. Huyge seals the DT inside.
2nd and 2: Dorrestein contains the DE inside, but Huyge is discarded by the linebacker, who tackles.
1st and 10: Minor as the lead blocker again, and he pops the linebacker again, this time with better results, giving Robinson an alley as Ortmann turns the DE outside.
1st and 10: Both Ortmann and Koger lose the men they are supposed to block, almost simultaneously. Jeez.
1st and 10: Moosman seals the DT inside, and Schilling releases onto Angerer. He blocks him, but Angerer still manages to tackle; he's pretty good. Brian noted this in his UFR (link above) - Kevin Grady is the lead blocker here, and if he doubles Angerer with Schilling, Robinson is one on one (two) with the safeties. Instead Grady runs past toward the safeties while Angerer manages to make the tackle. No minus for Grady, as I don't think he blew an assignment or anything, and you generally trust your left guard one on one against the MLB.
1st and goal: Not much push from the right side, or Moosman, and Shaw cuts back. Schilling is stalemating (sort of) Angerer, and Shaw tries to spin away, and gets blown up by the backside defensive end, who schooled Ortmann. Otherwise Shaw goes to the endzone.
2nd and goal: Ortmann turns the DE outside while Moosman seals the DT. If Schilling gets Angerer, Robinson probably zips in for six. He doesn't.
3rd and goal: Iowa knows it's coming, but Minor gets a piece of two separate defenders, which is enough to allow Robinson to dive for the goalline and the TD.
- Great performance, and pretty inexplicable considering the MSU suckfest. I don't know if that can be attributed to Moosman still settling in at center or MSU being much more amped up for that game. If it's the latter, that better be fixed, because that can't happen again.
- Should be interesting if Molk is back for Penn State. We will learn nothing about the OL this weekend, and Molk obviously gets his job back when he's ruled healthy enough to play...but will there be more adjusting needed when he returns and Moosman and Huyge shift back to their normal positions? Going up against Jared Odrick and Ollie Ogbu is not a good time to be adjusting.