I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
I thought the following tweet from Kyle Bogenschutz of Fox Sports/Scout was encouraging to hear and worth posting:
Talking with [Mark] Donnal he mentioned his good friend Austin Hatch told him he's shooting "about as good as he did before the accident" #awesome— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) February 18, 2012
Also, Sam Webb has tweeted that Hatch will be in attendance at the Ohio game tonight, along with Mark Donnal and Derrick Walton Jr. I believe I read earlier that Zak Irvin will be there as well. (EDIT: That's the entire 2013 class.)
Anyone have a link to stream the first hour of College Gameday on ESPN U? Couldn't find one on First Row.
Title says it all, fall out after fight at bar, per ESPN iPhone app update.
Edit: ESPN link below.
the bracket matrix will be updated tomorrow:
in the interim, Lunardi has updated his bracket and now has Michigan as a #3 seed, which i don't recall seeing from any other bracketologist:
ESPN's bubble watch now also has Michigan as a tourney lock:
IMO, we still need one more win to be considered a lock. Another win would ensure an in-conference record above .500 (including B1G tournament games).
all concerns could disappear tomorrow if we BEAT OHIO.
Since it looks to be a light day of posting from Ace and Brian I thought I'd try to come up with an interactive Forum post. This past week of hype building up to the huge game with OSU tomorrow has made me reflect on where we are as a basketball program. We are clearly fortunate to have Beilein in charge of the program as we head into another tournament appearance, could contend for the conference title with a win on Saturday, and have two highly ranked recruiting classes lined up already.
So what would have happened if we hired Beilein years earlier? More specifically, if you look at the players who languished through the Ellerbe "let's hope we don't committ a crime during a TV timeout" era and the Amaker "let's pass the ball around aimlessly for 30 seconds" era - who would have been the best fit in the Beilein system?
My answer - At first I thought Daniel Horton would be my pick because having a point guard who can shoot from anywhere would have been great, but I think the offense works just as well with a pass-first PG. So the guy I picked was Lavell Blanchard.
Having him as a slightly undersized PF seems like a dream scenario in this system - he was a tenacious rebounder, could shoot from outside, and wasn't a liability on defense. In many ways he was Zach Novak only three inches taller. What could have been.....
Who else can you think of?