Our offense looks like Greg Robinson is coaching them
Our offense looks like Greg Robinson is coaching them
I haven't been watching at all, which apparently is a good thing. Any particular reason we have 11 points right now? Just general suck?
to create opportunities late in the clock seems to mirror the reliance on Harris to create late in the clock from last year.
That is a broad brush, but in this offense, I think Morris dribbles too much. If this were more like a drive and kick offense, I could definitely see Morris doing that; however, the O is quick reversals, back cuts and more reversals. Spacing is good, which allows Morris to dribble more than he ought, but their cuts and screens off the cuts is what is vexing me right now.
Their cuts serve no purpose except when they back cut off of overplays. Defenses don't really have to deny passes to our guys or overplay because when one of our guys gets the ball, other teams can keep them in front of them without the need for help.
The book is pretty easy on Michigan right now. It will get better and the book won't be as easy to read
that is all.
Why can't we put Horford out there with McLimans or Morgan against bigger teams? We always have 4 sprites out there with just our 1 "big". Pathetic.
EDIT: I'm sorry I'm so fucking negative right now... it is just killing me to watch this horrible basketball for what seems like forever. Even when we are in "close" games it seems like we don't play very well.
That was a shitty fucking call on that D Morris charge. Good lord. WTF.
Got a Netflix DVD of The Pacific sitting here. Gonna kick that off sooner than expected.
at allowing opponent FT's and we have 0, because we settle for off balance jumpers and play offense 35 feet from the basket.
Is there a reason why beilein pulled Hardaway Jr. and sat him? Is there a reason why mclimans is in? Also, the lineup consisting of Morris, Douglass, Vogrich, Novak, and one of the 3 bigs is never going to work, period.
About a thousand of them
My blood pressure needs a break. To the NFL game we go.
not the best looking students
I can't begin to tell you how irritated I get when Morris over dribbles. Who the hell is going to go for his shoulder fake to the left. The whole world knows he is going to his right.
for some reason this UM makes this place like Cameron Indoor...IU sucks guys!!! come on!!
our offense is making one of the worst defeneses in the big ten look really good.
... because we are sucking it up.
Poor execution, bad shots, turnovers, no rebounds, pretty much everything.
His recruiting big men is just fine. A little bit of bad luck....combined with us being extremely young and you have a bad presence down low.
I don't know if most of the cuts are supposed to be flex cuts or simply fill cuts, but I think it's fairly easy to play man against this offense simply because most of the cuts aren't threatening.
WVU's offense was predicated on a ton of back cuts and flex cuts; they also had physical players who could shoot and get to where they wanted on the floor off the ball.
This really is WVU 'lite' and until Michigan gets more players who can go inside as well as be a threat on the outside, you're going to see what seems like 20 passes per possession that don't take a player closer to the basket or serve a purpose other than to simply reverse the ball to set up the next cut to the top of key.
Michigan vs Indiana/ Ed Hightower
is beyond annoying
I feel like I'm watching a completely different game than this guy. One of the things I hate about BTN is they get obviously biased commentators to announce the games. We get it; you were undefeated...
We are on pace to score like 30 points, against Indiana. You boys better step it up in the second half!
I love how the announcer just pronounced making like 1 free throw a "mini run."
Why are we standing around so much? There should be more movement away from the ball.
Isn't that kinda what we've done the past several years? Play 30 feet from the hoop, go one-on-one, and play perimeter ball???
Morris can't fu*king buy a basket! Time to turn on the NFL
i am notthe only one getting upset I really expected much better play.
Horrible foul calls, no offense, Indiana hitting all their shots, no rebounds and thank god this half is over.
Don't blame the refs. This game has been evenly called and UM has gotten some breaks. Blame Belein and the players. They are mentally not in this game.
We're playing terrible basketball, but the refs have definitely called this game in favor of Indiana so far. Smotrycz's third foul was one of the worst calls I've seen all year, and they've called some very iffy charges as well.
at 6:48 in the 2nd half:
UM: 15 fouls
IU: 14 fouls
Pretty evenly called game...
It's always great to get a couple of calls once the game is out of reach.
they haven't helped. Indiana is playing aggressive defense on Morris and not getting called for the bumps and hand checking but Smotrycz has got 3 bump fouls. Not the refs fault they can't hit a jumper but its got to be effecting how they're playing defense.
How is Tom Crean so tan?
Herbstreit spray tan... available only at wal-mart.
I am sure he is a nice guy... but this speaks to the problem with this team. He is not a big ten caliber player. Beilein's recruiting has lacked any post players and what do we have signed for next year and the year after ... 3 more guards.
He played because we're in serious foul trouble. He's not normally a member of the rotation.
Why does everyone say he hasn't recruited any post players? Morgan is going to be pretty good after, you know, his redshirt fucking freshman year, Smotrycz is going to be pretty good after, you know, his fucking true freshman year, and Benzig has played really well over seas. This shit needs to stop.
he is a wing/small forward. Just because he is 6-8 does not make him a post player. I will give you Morgan, but that's exactly 1 guy in 5 recruiting classes counting next year.
You have apparently forgotten about Benzig and Cronin. For someone who has followed Michigan basketball for so long, I would think you would know about those 2. I think Beilein is trying not to get any big men though. I hear he told Amir Williams to go fuck himself because he wouldn't fit in at Michigan. I agree though, all of our guys should be dominating as redshirt freshmen.
I also hear that true freshmen like Smotryz are not allowed to put on any weight. He will stay exactly like he is for his 4 years here.
was a project at best, and he didn't land benzing, so really there is nothing to talk about as far as he goes. It's all about who you bring in.
Worst case scenario certainly played out. It all starts with being unable to match IU intensity. I see no way IU lets this one slip away.
That might have been the worst half of basketball I have ever watched. Ever.
The Duke game under Ellerbe where we fell behind 34-2 was worse. But this is not much better.
Duke scored on 16 of their first 18 possessions, it was like a clinic.
Duke was good. Indiana is 9-8 overall and 0-4 the Big Ten. Good thing we loaded up on cupcakes early or this team would have a hard time getting to the teens in wins. This is JBs fourth year isn't it? Please recruit Detroit. One player in four years just doesn't cut it with all the talent there.
Pretty sure my daughter's 1st grade game at 7:00 AM this morning was better than this.
We did not weather that intensity. For god's sake that was awful. I need whiskey. Beilein needs whiskey. Shit, our players probably need whiskey but they're not old enough.