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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
Nice piece over on ESPN.
Edit: Also some good Burke fluff. They are loving us this week:
I feel like beilein has rarely had the team prepared this season. We seem especially unprepared for late game situations.
Too lazy to provide examples. I dunno why I'm about to press post. Ughhhhh. Airports are FUN
I do it for my love of the Streets
He puts his best players in a position to make plays. Now, I'd prefer that Burke doesn't settle for a long three as well...but setting him up on an island with a single high ball screen is what we do best on offense.
I think the latest example is when he won the timeout at the end of the first half against State with that matchup zone call on D. Excellent, excellent coaching.
I agree. If one man messes up and it leads to a wide open 3 or easy layup, that's not always coaching. This young team as never had to switch and rotate in HS like they do now. Not having a Senior and only 2 experienced Juniors in the rotation is going to lead to some mishaps.
had the team prepared, or we play in a really tough conference and it is hard to win on the road, especially with a young team?
Are you saying that since Coach Beilein is not getting the team prepared he should be fired? I am going to need some of those examples you failed to mention please.
"It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing."
"The world is given to me only once..."
You're basing your opinion of the coach on one game, then.
So wait a minute. You're going to post an opinion that is borderline flamebait then cop out of backing up that opinion by saying you're too lazy? Yeah, you really should've reconsidered pushing "Post".
Michigan is 24-5, tied for 2nd in the strongest conference in the country, ranked 7th in the country, still has an outside shot at a shared league title, and is poised to make it's deepest tourney run in 20 years, with a line-up consisting mostly of freshmen and sophmores; but John Beilein doesn't know how to prepare the team to play? That makes a lot of fucking sense.
"...what do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?"
"Fix the cigarette lighter."
Seems like a bad idea, didn't think this one out, I have no back... Ah hell lets go with it. What's the worst that can happen.
-Said you and nobody ever
But that seems like the thought process for the vast majority of trolling and flamebait comments...
don't identify themselves as such before they are posted. It takes a special kind of d-bag to do what you've done... very special.
out of a timeout. Read the article, THEN post. Lazy posts by lazy posters about lazy players and coaches are beyond lazy, when these guys are working 18-hour days, going to school, etcetera. At least if you're going to make these kind of assertions, dig in.
John Beilein knows as well as anyone that he makes mistakes. You have to make thousands to get where he is, probably 100s a day. (Scientists--most successful people know this; and they also know that you don't win every game.) Sticking with it/learning from it is what it's all about.
I love the stories that talk about preparing for games and everything in the locker room
He's the most underrated coach in the country, IMO.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. -- Yogi Berra
"Beilein wrote eight pregame keys for Ohio State on the locker room whiteboard about 30 minutes before tip-off. Each fell under the heading "Our Game, Our Night, because ... " The third one read, "We will play with swag by shooting, passing and driving with great confidence in ourselves and our team."
I chuckled a little here, but I really enjoy his approach to preparing this team by phrasing things like this. His experience in literally climbing the ranks of college coaching and dealing with the limitations inherent to each level have brought to Division I and now Michigan a coach that is capable of devising a means to best utilize the talent he has and prepare accordingly. The "Scientist" label really does suit him - you won't win every game, but Beilein is very good at learning from the mistakes and rolling the lessons into the next game. Indeed, there have been statistical improvements since Wisconsin despite the loss to Penn State in the interim (most notably, offensive efficiency is creeping upwards again, as is effective field goal percentage, for starters).
"Funny isn't it, how naughty dentists always make that one fatal mistake."
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I love that both our coaches for football and basketball are simply great people. It's Michigan fergodsakes, we should be rooting for good guys. And there is no doubt we are.
...Beilein refuses to play 2 bigs at the same time, this caused Penn St. to go up +10 in rebounding and ultimately lead to our demise because he likes to play 4 guards at the same time...that doesn't work on the road, Beilein has a good home game-plan, but he needs to adjust on the road against the top teams when our 3 point shooters are having an off night
Tell Drama he’s on the top of my list of things to do today, along with inserting needles in my cock!
It's hard to play 2 bigs at the same time when your guys are injured and foul trouble/fatigue becomes a concern. Not to mention we tried this vs State with little success at best.
you obviously missed the MSU game on Sunday when Beilein played 2 bigs for the majority of the game.
pretty sure he only did that because stauskas was unable to return and it was a choice between Vogrich or Morgan/McGary at the same time and Morgan wound up fouling out and UM almost losing because of it.
Robinson doesn't play the 2 or 3. So that is a completely invalid statement.
We only played two bigs when Robinson was out. Stauskas being out meant more minutes for Levert and Spike.
Edit: confirmed on Statsheet. Two bigs and Robinson were never on the floor at the same time.
We didn't play two bigs for the majority of the game - only for about a quarter of it.
Morgan, McGary and Horford combined to play 49 minutes, which means that we only played two of them together for nine minutes, and went the other 31 minutes with one big man.
Great article. I would say our program is in good hands.
Beilein is there!"
Do we have to downgrade all positive press as "fluff"? Journalism doesn't have to involve digging up scandals all the time.
I guess I called it fluff because it doesn't contain any specific news (like, Beilein hits X wins so here's a profile!).
I know the commentators think we don't know he's never been an assistant coach, but
Beilein's mother's cousins were inspiration for Saving Private Ryan.
I didn't know that. I really didn't know that.