Threat Level is Stuck in a Purgatory of Watching Michigan Football Beat the Crap Out of Terrible, Terrible Teams

I gotta give it as much as Shari Lewis. From the 1950’s till her demise in the late 90’s, the woman made a fairly strong profession out of entertaining youngsters with a selection of sock puppets and ventriloquism. Lamb Chop’s Play Along might not have been excessive artwork, nevertheless it was simply digestible enjoyable that additionally featured an ending track that was most likely accountable for extra parental rage than something this aspect of Barney.

Right now Michigan’s schedule is the Preseason That Doesn’t End. They’re a good workforce that has performed two very, very dangerous groups, a development that can proceed till… what, mid-October? When actually Maryland is your greatest risk for the first half of the season, you can coast. Sometimes that is a drawback, generally it is not, however hey: not less than Michigan acquired a quarterback out of the deal.


Beating Hawai’i 56-10 is not an accomplishment. It is not simply that the Rainbow Warriors are the worst workforce in school soccer, it is also that they are hanging on by a thread as a program in common. Their earlier coach, Todd Graham, was described as a “tyrant” as over a dozen gamers (together with the beginning quarterback) determined that taking part in soccer in the island paradise of Hawai’i simply wasn’t for them. Things acquired so dangerous that the state Senate acquired concerned, and that is earlier than we discuss how their residence stadium acquired condemned so that they should play residence video games on a glorified observe area.

Anyway, that is a roundabout method of saying that any stray Michigan fan studying this and hoping for effusive reward from yours really about the Wolverines averaging 8.1 yards per carry or JJ McCarthy having a near-perfect recreation (11/12, 229 yards, 3 TDs ) in opposition to a crushed down workforce that needed to fly 10 and a half hours simply to get their ass kicked is going to be dissatisfied.

Also JJ McCarthy gained the quarterback competitors, if it ever truly was that. Cade McNamara by no means made the most of his alternatives in the first few video games, exemplified by failing to maneuver the offense and tossing an INT in opposition to, once more, the worst workforce in America.


Hawai’i had lower than 50 yards of offense at halftime, and that ought to let you know about all that you’ll want to find out about how this recreation went.

However, one humorous factor is that the Rainbow Warriors had been in a position to maintain drives in opposition to Michigan’s second-stringers, and completed the recreation going 9-17 on third down. That would not truly imply something, however I can think about a comparable scenario in Ohio Stadium resulting in many tweets with some variation of “WHAT IS JIM KNOWLES DOING???”

Oh, and the Wolverines solely had one sack. Hawai’i had two. Makes you assume!



Other than that… nothing. What I discover bizarre about the Michigan quarterback scenario is that McCarthy was at all times going to be the selection. There had been reviews that McNamara was having a higher fall camp, nevertheless it has been clear who the extra dynamic participant has been from the first time the two appeared in the identical recreation.

The concern is that video games in opposition to Colorado State and Hawai’i and UConn aren’t actually going to inform Jim Harbaugh a lot, if something, about who JJ McCarthy, beginning quarterback, actually is. These are dangerous groups that will not have the ability to exploit potential offensive line points or persistently drive tough throws into tight protection or require McCarthy to make tough reads. Will that ultimately matter? Maybe, possibly not. But it seems like Harbaugh might’ve made this selection with out necessitating the embarrassment of a workforce captain, and that may matter earlier than he’d like.

But let’s be clear, Michigan is nonetheless a superb workforce, and the Threat Level will stay HIGH. I simply want we had extra information to again that up.

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