Were not even top 25 pre-mcgary.
5 pm, ESPNU. Leave work early, program the dvr, pop the popcorn, and get ready for tremendous joy followed by raining muppets, or soul (and dong) crushing diappointment. Don't want to count any chickens....but you know you'll be watching. Go Blue Mitch!
KenPom's opening projection for the season has Michigan 4th in the B1G, MSU 5th and Ohio 1st, for those interested, and the B1G opens as the toughest conference in the land. Worst team by far is Penn State, but they would be ahead of at least one other team in every other conference.
www.kenpom.com for the uninitiated.
John Beilein has his own website (www.johnbeilein.com.) There is another video tour of the Player Development Center, with Travis Conlan. Link: http://johnbeilein.com/site/?cat=24. What a beautiful facility. I'm sure the players are ecstatic about starting there, and having McGary, Robinson, and Stauskas join them next Fall. The future looks great, and only getting better!
Thats right folks. Tomorrow is the day we open up our present (and it's Mitch McGary all wrapped up with a blue bow). It's been a long time coming. I've been following UM Basketball since 1985. The last 13 years have been an absolute nightmare for even the most die hard of UM fans. We've experienced basketball purgatory first hand. I look back at those Daniel Horton teams under Amaker that never made the NCAA's. Or thinking that Lavell Blanchard would be the next Glen Rice. Or the back court of Avery Queen and Gotfredson. Or losing out on Alex Legion only to get him and then lose him again. Or thinking that Petway was the next coming of Harold Miner. Or pinning our front court hopes on the likes of JC Mathis. Or feeling hopeless when Manny Harris opted for the NBA.
Lord knows we've paid our dues. And all of that bad shit finally ends tomorrow. The future has never looked brighter...
I took a gander over to the RCMB to see what kind of spin they were putting on the situation. Sure enough, in line with the usual Michigan obsession they have, this is the most active current thread on their board.
Yes, I know. This post is slightly lowbrow. Still though, it's fun to see them squirming at their impending "second rate" status in both football and basketball.