Blogpoll Roundtable: Week 2

Didn’t participate last week, but here it is for week 2. Hosted by Braves & Birds.

1. How would you rate your program’s service to you in the first two weeks of the season?

Michigan’s accomplishments are approximately as I expected, but the manner in which they got there is troubling. I can handle a loss to Utah and a Victory over Miami, but I’d really prefer if the offense didn’t look quite so anemic in the process. Hopefully the early-season kinks will be hammered out soon. Alas, there is no guarantee that this team is capable of doing much better, given the talent that they have.

2. How happy are you with your program’s overall scheme? We are in a period in which the spread has become a total obsession in the media. If you’re a fan of a spread team, are you happy with the way your program has implemented it? If you’re a fan of a non-spread team, do you wish that your program would convert to this Xenu of offenses?

Michigan’s schemes look good, but execution errors are killing the offense. The o-line performed better against the RedHawks than they did against Utah, but it still isn’t good enough to get by your average Big Ten defense, and certainly not a team like Ohio State.

Also, I think Steven Threet needs to be named the starting quarterback permanently so at least one of the options can gain confidence. I think if he had a chance to get settled in, Threet would have fewer errors due to being overwhelmed or excited, and it would benefit the team in both the long and short runs.

Defensively, I’m impressed. The linebackers are young (and showing it), and Stevie Brown is a constant liability, but the schemes themselves are working pretty well. Hopefully Brown will be able to put it together mentally a little later in the year, and this defense could start to really dominate.

3. Rate your stadium’s cleanliness and menu options.

I rarely use any portion of Michigan Stadium that isn’t my seat or the exit. The seats are same as always, but the mode of egress from the Stadium is obnoxious and impossible to accomplish in fewer than 20-ish minutes. I’m sure the bathrooms are rockin’ pisswall as well as they always have.

4. As an incentive to provide your valued feedback, you will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes! What one prize would you like for your program?

Terrelle Pryor, plz.

5. Since we’re all about choices, take one of the following two options for entertainment’s sake:

a. What’s your most memorable experience involving a comment card?

b. If your program were a casual dining chain, which one would it be? Yes, this is a tricky question because the defining characteristic of a casual dining chain is its sameness. No one said this Roundtable would be easy. Bonus points if you can make a compelling case that your program is Chotchkie’s or Flingers.

Something that is undergoing a radical change with some growing pains, that’s for sure. Maybe a Long John Silver’s that’s being transformed into, say, a Friday’s. In the long run, it will be an improvement (though maybe Friday’s isn’t the best example), but for now, they’re trying to use crappy fried fish as ingredients in everything.

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