this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
I was torn, but then people crashed the site. I think site crashed for something good == muppets. Especially when the good thing was a foregone conclusion. McMuppets ahoy!
And you can't have one without the other…
About ten months ago, Michigan was 1-6 in the Big Ten and people were emailing me nasty things about John Beilein's job prospects.
THERE THEY ARE!!! GO BLUE!!
Mitch chose the right place.
What do Mitch McGary, Michigan and Muppets have in common? Yes you are right, the wonderful letter M!!!
Plus, I gotta good feeling about the Football game on saturday too.
Someone should let him know the site crashed because of this. Let him know how excited Michigan really is to have him. His reception at his visit will be nothing compared to his first game.
Oh look, it's 5:33! Let's all go to the bar.
On wtka And continue to complain about beilien.
What a putz!!!
He'll be backtracking and claiming he didn't badmouth Beilein.
(or maybe not so amazingly) he started getting into how all these Michigan highly rated guys didn't pan out, so this didn't mean anything, after all this time saying he wanted us to recruit highly rated guys. At least till Ira cut him off.
The future is very bright.
I would have been disappointed with no muppets on this one. Huge get for Michigan, and I can't wait for hoops to start (this year and next). Too bad there is no TV for the exhibition tomorrow.
Football and basketball are on the upswing. The worm has turned
As has the tide on the rivalry.
Love the term Mitch McMuppets. Hope he brings us many more Muppets in the future
A great day for the program
Already off the 2013 Tournament Bubble
Much needed, Brian, thanks.
Please sign on the 9th.
Please sign on the 9th.
Please sign on the 9th.
Great news for an otherwise gray and dull day... It really feels like the Michigan programs are on a massive upswing.
Good times and great news always go better with Muppets!
"Michael, we're bigger than US Steel."
but that is fucking awesome. +1,000,000 to you, sir.
Hahahaha that's fucking brilliant!
i think im pretty in love.
that Cleveland job.
How about a petition for Muppets to be played after big victories at the Big House and Crisler?
Imagine 85 foot wide Muppets booming over that new sound system.
To the first of many "Mitch McMuppets!!!"
I can't wait to see Trey and Mitch getting their Shaq/Penny on, with Carlton and especially GRIII doing work on the wings, definite contender for Big Ten champion/NCAA contender and IF Hardway stays for another year, I'm so excited right now
That's right. HARDAWAY
"About ten months ago, Michigan was 1-6 in the Big Ten and people were emailing me nasty things about John Beilein's job prospects."
And you were writing nasty things about John Beilein's job prospects.
All day I was like "dang this day" but at 5:00 I was all "the heoes they be conquerin'"
CAN MITCH PLAY OL TOO!?!
Where all the Beilein Haters at? Well - look, from his past, I understand you thought he couldn't get the big names but...yeah.. This solidifies to me that this is his last stop. He's getting the big names, turning a sleeping giant around and will be an Ann Arbor legend.
Obviously this is mega awesome but I'll wait for him to prove to me he's better tha a Junior THJ.
Hey why does Beilien hate big guys? We So Small.
C Morgan 6' 10"
F Mcgary 6' 11"
F Smotryz 6' 9"
G THJ 6'5"
G Burke 6' 1"
While the above line-up would work, there are a few alternatives/corrections:
1.) Morgan is 6'8, so he's a 5 (no doubt) but he's actually smaller than Smot. Check pics if you don't believe me.
2.) We might see Morgan as a back-up, with variable options. This of course depends on what the players do in practice, and who we're playing. Nevertheless, I could see us running different line-ups.
a.) 5 - MM, 4 - Smot, 3 - Robinson, 2 - THJ, 1 - CB. You'd have 3 slashing wings with 2 outside-in forwards. Obviously you could sub Burke, Vogrich, and Stauskas in there, but this is a potent line-up. Big thing that would make this go is whether Robinson can rebound/shoot outside.
b.) 5 - MM, 4 - Smot, 3 - Vog/Stauskas, 2 - THJ, 1 - TB. Again, you could sub Brundidge in here for TB if Carlton is doing better. Here you'd have a shooter heavy line-up which would open the lane for MM, Smot, and TB/CB to drive (or THJ).
Either way, I think MM is gonna be the 5 in some situations. Morgan/Horford are good inside men, but with the options that MM brings to the table, I can't see us using them over him. The real opportunity cost of using Morgan/Horford is another shooter at the 3, as they slide MM and THJ down to the 4 and 3, respectively. In that case, you'd lose a slasher/shooter. Coach B's offense is predicated on outside-in offensive motion, with lots of cuts, etc. Morgan's presence in the post would hinder that, while the presence of another slasher would help that. Does this make sense?
this year too don't worry.
I must say, I love your work.
You're an imposter!
To be fair didn't you also predict a mediocre outcome with coach B at the helm? I remember you being less than excited and treating him more as a stepping stone to a better coach. I think when Brian is not excited about a coach, it is time to get horny.
IIRC, Brian thought Beilein was a good hire for a school that hadn't been to the tournament in a decade, but he also felt Beilein had a "low ceiling" because of an alleged weakness as a recruiter.
I am lovin' it!
It will be great watching Michigan dominate under the boards now, along with those 3 pointers! Welcome Mitch!
McMuppets McMake me McHappy!