Could've sworn I set this to be posted this morning. Ugh.
Your offensive line: Ortmann - Schilling - Moosman - Omameh - Huyge.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Minor||Zone read stretch||10||Huyge, Omameh, Shaw||-|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Shaw||Zone read dive||2||-||Ortmann, Omameh|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot right||Minor||Zone read stretch||29-TD||Ortmann, Schilling, Shaw, Roundtree (+2)||-|
1st and 10: Shaw is the "fullback" here, and he's kind of reckless as the lead blocker, but he obstructs the linebacker enough for Minor to zip through. Huyge turned the strongside DE away, and Omameh showed the good speed he's been hyped for getting to the second level.
1st and 10: Snap is a bit high, but not detrimental. What is detrimental is the DT shedding Omameh with ease and meeting Shaw as he gets to the line of scrimmage. The weakside DE also bursts inside against Ortmann, leveraging past him to finish the tackle.
1st and 10: Beauty right here. Ortmann turns the DE outside, giving Minor a hole to hit as he follows Shaw. Shaw does another decent job of obstructing, and Minor's at the second level. Schilling wildly dives at a pursuing linebacker and gets just enough to cut him down, and Minor cuts back against the grain. Downfield, Roundtree absolutely blows a motherfucker up, just sprays his gray matter all over the field. From there, Minor rumbles to the pylon and stretches for the TD.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Minor||Zone read stretch||5||Huyge||Minor|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot right||Minor||Triple option pitch||-5||-||Forcier|
1st and 10: I'm probably being very unfair on this play. Huyge stands up the DE, allowing Minor to go through and eventually fall forward for five, but there was an enormous, absolutely gaping hole right up the middle. The OL creased the defensive front obscenely, and the linebackers were split far apart. If Minor saw it and made a cut, he probably rumbles for a first down. With that said, there are very, very few backs who have this kind of vision. So I'm probably being nitpicky.
1st and 10: This design of this play bugs me. Well, first, Forcier misreads it, as the read end stays at home. This should be given off to Shaw up the middle, but to my point - why is our speed back the dive man and our power back is the pitch man on the perimeter? Seems backwards to me. Minor excels bursting right up the gut. Granted, even Shaw isn't going anywhere on this particular play, but the basic premise is backwards.
|2-6||Shotgun split slot right||Robinson||Zone read stretch||-3||-||Minor (?)|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Minor||Zone read dive||8||Ortmann, Schilling, Omameh||-|
|1-15||Shotgun split slot right||Minor||Zone read stretch||55-TD||Ortmann, Schilling, Moosman, Mathews, Kev. Grady||-|
2nd and 6: Eh...I'm not too thrilled with this, but okay. If we plan on expanding Denard's role and putting him at RB, or slot, or wherever, I think we should start with faking it to him. The defense expects him to get it when he's in there. Anyway, on this particular play, the linebacker knifes in immediately and blows it up. I can't tell whose responsibility he was. Minor is the lead blocker and just runs right past him without looking, and Roundtree is coming in from the slot; that seems wrong that the slot receiver would be responsible for the linebacker who's showing blitz all the way. Minus to Minor.
1st and 10: This looks like the "pin and pull" play. Ortmann turns the DE inside out, and Schilling blocks down, creating a sizable gap with Omameh as a lead blocker when he pulls around.
1st and 15: This looks almost exactly like Minor's long TD vs. Purdue last year. Ortmann blows the DE out, Schilling nudges the DT and then bumps the linebacker while Moosman finishes the DT, and Grady leads the way, popping the safety, which coupled with Mathews' block on the corner turns Minor loose for the touchdown.
|1-10||Ace 2 WR||Minor||Off tackle left||-1||-||Schilling, Omameh|
|2-10||Shotgun slot left||Forcier||QB draw||18||Kev. Grady||-|
1st and 10: Guards fail here. Schilling gets to the second level but misses the block, Omameh isn't quick enough getting to the second level, and the linebackers they were responsible for get the TFL.
2nd and 10: Generally QB draws aren't conducive to much charting because it's a deceptive play by design in that the OL is pass blocking. That's the case here, but Grady gets a nice block downfield for Forcier.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Smith||Zone read stretch||7||Huyge||-|
1st and 10: The blocking actually isn't that great here, in fact Huyge gets away with holding the playside DE, which allows Smith to get to the edge.
|2-4||Shotgun split slot left||Minor||Zone read stretch||3||Kev. Grady, Omameh, Moosman||-|
|3-1||Ace 3 WR||Forcier||QB sneak||2||-||-|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Minor||Zone read stretch||0||-||Schilling, Shaw|
|2-10||Shotgun split slot left||Forcier||Triple option fail||fumble||-||Forcier|
1st and 10: Jesus I hate BTN. We miss the start of this play because BTN is showing us the empty luxury boxes. Amateurs. I see Moosman basically piledriving a guy, so yay for him.
2nd and 4: Grady submarines a linebacker, Omameh zips to the second level, Moosman pins the DT inside....and inexplicably, the refs don't give Minor a first down.
3rd and 1: First down.
1st and 10: Shaw gets blown up by a blitzing corner, disrupting the stretch play a bit. Schilling is too slow getting out to the linebacker, and said linebacker tackles Minor on the perimeter for no gain.
2nd and 10: Same as before, for some reason Shaw is the dive man and Minor's the pitch man. I'm actually hesitant to minus Forcier here at all, it's just a great instinctual play by the Purdue guy to get a hand on the ball when it's pitched. Ugh turnover.
|2-3||Shotgun slot right||Minor||HB dive||3||Huyge, Omameh, Koger/Schilling||-|
|1-G||Shotgun twin right||Forcier||Zone read keeper||6-TD||Webb, Forcier||-|
1st and 10: The Big Ten Network can suck it.
2nd and 3: No read here, straight handoff with Schilling pulling. He doubles the DE with Koger, which gives Huyge free release to the second level while Omameh blocks down well.
1st and goal: Good read as the unblocked end crashes down on Minor. Webb blocks the readside linebacker, and Forcier twists and wiggles in (and then comes up limping badly). And you know what, it's not part of the chart, but Olesnavage gets a -10 for missing the PAT. Inexcusable, and costly. Fuck my Michigan-loving life.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Forcier||Zone read keeper||1||Forcier||Forcier|
1st and 10: End crashes down, correct read, except there are still three guys unblocked around Forcier while a great hole was opening for Minor. Whatever.
|1-10||Shotgun trips right||Minor||Zone read dive||3||Omameh||Moosman|
|3-3||Shotgun 4 WR||Forcier||QB keeper||4||Minor, Schilling||-|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Minor||HB dive||0||-||Omameh|
|2-10||Shotgun trips left||Minor||Zone read dive||21||Ortmann, Schilling||-|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Smith||Zone read stretch||4||Shaw||-|
|2-6||Shotgun split slot left||Smith||Zone read stretch||1||-||Schilling, Smith|
1st and 10: Omameh shoves the DT aside, but Moosman is a step slow to the next level, and the linebacker easily tackles.
3rd and 3: Minor lead blocker, Schilling nice push...whatever. I've made my issues with this type of playcall known. I'm not going to harp on it like a lunatic.
1st and 10: Straight handoff with Omameh pulling...except he ends up in the ground after doing nothing, and the play is stuffed.
2nd and 10: Whewwwww. This is a textbook zone play. I'll give Ortmann and Schilling the props for sealing it off and Minor runs through an arm tackle. This isn't a knock on Minor, but a faster back on this play, like Brown or Shaw (provided they could run through the arm tackle like Minor did, which isn't a given) blazes to the endzone with ease.
1st and 10: Lead blocker Shaw does a good job at the point of attack. This is just an average play, held down by the safety coming down into the box.
2nd and 6: Schilling whiffs on the cutblock on the linebacker...but for some reason Smith cut upfield instead of following his lead blocker (Shaw) all the way to the edge. Huyge did a nice job on the end, and Omameh got to the SAM linebacker on the second level. Poor judgment by Smith.
|2-8||Shotgun 4 WR||Brown||Pitch||6||Roundtree||-|
|3-2||Shotgun 5 WR||Forcier||ISQD||1||-||Huyge (-2)|
2nd and 8: I like this play. Roundtree gets enough of his guy to give Brown room to pick up six.
3rd and 2: Gee, didn't see that coming on 3rd and short with five wide on the field. Doesn't help that Ryan Kerrigan throws Huyge aside like he's nothing.
|1-10||Shotgun trips left||Minor||Zone read dive||11||Schilling, Moosman||-|
|1-10||Shotgun trips right||Minor||Penalty||-10||-||Huyge (-2)|
1st and 10: Schilling stymies the DT, Moosman gets to the second level, Minor picks up 11. Textbook.
1st and 10: Holding on Huyge prevents a big gain from Minor.
|1-10||Shotgun split 2 WR||Minor||Zone read stretch||2||-||Omameh|
|3-1||I-form heavy||Minor||Power O||1||Kev. Grady, Schilling||-|
|1-G||I-form heavy||Minor||Power O||1-TD||-||-|
1st and 10: I'm being speculative here. Speculation #1: It seems like Omameh was supposed to get to the second level here and got caught up in the wash and couldn't do it. Speculation #2: This might've been a handoff all the way, because this would've been an easy keeper for Forcier here if he's reading anything.
3rd and 1: Schilling pulls and leads the way for a first down along with Grady. If one of them had picked up the corner, Minor probably scores, but after last week's fiasco, getting a yard down here cannot be frowned upon.
1st and goal: Same thing. Schilling actually trips as he pulls, but it's a mass of humanity and Minor dives ahead. Charting ceases, as this is Michigan's final run of the day.
- A good performance all-around, making the end result even more disappointing. Omameh held his own in his starting debut, at least run blocking. Excited to see him in the future.
- Honestly...go fuck yourselves, Big 10 refs. There's no goddamn way Brown's pitch to Huyge was indisputably forward. It was called a lateral on the field, and none of the replays conclusively showed that it was in fact a forward pass. Botched call, FU.
- My guess is Minor sees limited (or even no) time against Wisconsin and they save him for Ohio State. Yeah, that worked wonders in 2007. Whatever.
- Off-topic from the Run Chart, but in a league where there are quite a few douchebag coaches, Danny Hope might be the biggest. What a complete and utter clown. RR's a better man than I, I probably would've slugged Hope in the jaw for that bushleague shit he pulled after the game. Tool.