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|12 hours 27 min ago||Statistics||
Donnal is shooting 0.870 at the free throw line to Wagner's 0.647. Donnal is 2nd on the team in FTA. Getting the other team's bigs in foul trouble makes life easier in end of game situations. The FT% and FTA distinction is minor, but it's not insignificant.
When both guys are averaging less than 1 spg and 1 bpg, the "double" rate that Moe has is inconsequential.
Say what you will about the bigs, if MAAR and Zak don't improve their three point percentages, this team is going nowhere.
|22 hours 24 min ago||Washington||
Their resume reminds me of Iowa's last season. When Iowa finally played a decent MSU team in the BTCG, they lost. Colorado awaits.
|22 hours 30 min ago||Ghost of Hoke||
is that you dad?
He's the only one I ever heard use that particular expression.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Mike Hart||
Mike Hart averaged 5.0 ypc in his career. De'Veon Smith averaged 4.9 ypc this season. What is it? Whose offensive line was better? Who was the better back? You can't have it both ways. If the 2016 line is average, than Smith is the GREATEST RB EVAH! I think they are both good. Smith had to share carries with three other backs.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Chesson running||
Brian said we ran Chesson so the McDoom take is bad. We ran Chesson once in regulation and once in OT. Both times it worked for positive yardage (9 and 5 with a shoestring tackle to save a bigger gain.) Wisconsin ran Peavy 6 times for 70 yards against OSU. I would have liked to see MOAR JET SWEEPS!!!
|1 day 3 hours ago||Cole facemask||
The corollary to the Cole facemask is an uncalled hands-to-the-face/facemask that the OSU RG got away with to Glasgow's facemask, mid-1st quarter IIRC. It's basically the same situation. A lineman grabbing a defender's facemask. It was called on Cole. It wasn't called on the OSU RG. The PI on Hill was called. The PI on Conley wasn't. The unsportsmanlike on Harbaugh was called, the unsportsmanlike on Weber wasn't (nor was Urban's running up and down the sideline like a douche. That IS unsportsmanlike conduct in basketball!!!)
|1 day 16 hours ago||Don't eat them||
They are poisonous nuts
|1 day 20 hours ago||OK||
When John Beilein goes to the ACC and fails miserably, I'll concede your point.
|1 day 20 hours ago||twitter comments||
I like the juxtaposition of these comments. The PSU guy says "has to be something more than wins and losses," and the response is "Could be worse though...' F*ck Penn State.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Sark||
They should just have a drink and patch things up.
|1 day 20 hours ago||wrant a cracker?||
|1 day 22 hours ago||Sagers||
Sagers camera would have you believe that Michigan was the only team on the field. He certainly wasn't looking to call any penalties against OSU.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Rebounding||
When you miss a three pointer, the ball is just as likely to carom long. The problem we've had in the past with rebounding was playing 6'4" Novak at the 4 or a not very physical Irvin at the 4. Donnal and Wagner have to be more aggressive going after rebounds. Now that DJ is at the 4, we should be doing better rebounding. I saw him go up for a rebound last night and he was a good foot and a half above everyone else on the floor. He's got length and hops, just need to keep him on the floor.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Our ticky-tack fouls frustrate me||
What I mean by that is often you'll see one of our players (Donnal) reach in and then realize that could be a foul so they back off the offensive player and get vertical. The opponent proceeds to make an easy layup AND get the foul called. If you are going to foul, just go ahead and foul. What we do ends up in too many "and one" opportunities for the opposition. The bigs need to be more physical, and I'd include Wagner in that.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Beilein||
Has won two BIG 10 championships. It's been a long time since the football team has done that.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I only saw the one||
because I missed the first 16 minutes of the game. Yep, when I started watching we were ahead by 13. You can blame me for this loss.
|2 days 14 hours ago||challenge||
Big 10 is down 7-4 right now. I don't think Michigan's loss is going to be the difference. The whole conference looks down this year. With Michigan having senior leadership, some bigs, a defensive philosophy, this could have been the year to steal another championship like they did with Novak and Douglass. That ain't happening this season unless someone steps up and gets them playing harder. Don't know if that's Beilein or Walton or someone else. They just sleep-walked through the last two games.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Lacking||
they are also lacking energy and aggression. You can tell they lack energy because on seemingly every out of bounds play, they make real lazy cuts and the defense is able to stay with them. So they are forced to throw the ball all the way to the backcourt. I want to see some hard, aggressive cuts from this team. I saw Duncan make one nice backdoor cut and Walton hit him for a layup. That was it for the whole game.
The center position is a clusterf#ck right now defensively. Neither guy can guard and Donnal is afraid to foul lest he be pulled from the game. So he lets in easy layups and gets pulled from the game anyway. He ran out to the 3 point line on one VT player who calmly drove right past him. Play under control. Play with a plan.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Donnal||
I've been one of his biggest supporters here, but I've got to admit he played with no energy or enthusiasm tonight. Any more of this and Teske is going to take his minutes. Donnal is 6' 10" but plays like he's 6' 4". Teske is a real seven footer that disrupts the opposition. The other takeaway from tonight is DJ Wilson is going to have some off nights. He's not experienced enough to play through foul trouble or when things aren't going his way. We need good games from 4-5 of our top 7 players to win because nobody is good enough to take over. The one thing I thought we could count on was free throws and that abandoned us tonight. Pitiful second half.
|2 days 18 hours ago||P.S. Craziest stat||
The craziest stat from that link: the leader in "Total Offense" for the Big 10 was David Blough. That guy is a more talented magician than David Blaine to pull that off.
EDIT: I take that back, Michael Jocz leading the Big 10 in punt return average is the craziest. Why don't they have a minimum number of returns required? Crazy.
EDIT 2: More interesting stats: MSU had 3 of the top 15 guys in tackles per game (meaning they were on defense an awful lot) and Michigan had 3 of the top 7 guys in TFLs per game (and 5 of the top 20.) Don Brown. It's like he's playing a different game than everybody else.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Offensive line||
Some of the comments have questioned our having so many offensive linemen get honors. We did finish 2nd in the Big 10 in yards per carry at 5.0. Only OSU was better at 5.5. It makes sense we had a lot of 2nd teamers. We also had the third fewest sacks given up behind Nebraska and Minnesota. We were 2nd in first downs per game. All of that stuff reflects a good offensive line. Elite? No. But certainly worthy of multiple honorees to the All-Big 10 teams.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I blame Richard Hatch||
Survivor's motto is "Outwit, Outplay, Outlast," or something like that. Hatch won the first season by lying, cheating, and doing whatever it takes. He was rewarded with the victory. We need to stop rewarding scoundrels and start standing up for what is right. Money and/or winning does not make everything all right.
|2 days 22 hours ago||so dated||
you really should change your avatar to a solid circle of matte black
|2 days 22 hours ago||Agree||
He's not even transferring. He's finishing up one educational experience by graduating, and then moving on to another institution like anybody else would. They shouldn't be able to block that.
|2 days 23 hours ago||That was an obvious one||
I took some photos of really obvious misses by the refs. That was one of them. He had him from the back with an arm around his body and just drove him to the ground. Was right in front of the ref. I think the refs must have been focusing on the sky or the sidelines or anything that wasn't directly in their line of sight.
2 for 6.
|3 days 14 min ago||Never forget||
2 for 6.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Just doubled the goal||
The Michigan Difference. Going above and beyond.
|3 days 2 hours ago||common opponents||
A very interesting discussion:
So the fact that we beat PSU by 39 DOES matter, but the fact that they beat Iowa by 27 does NOT matter, it only matters that they beat them and we lost to them. Interesting.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Yeah, but||
they have their starting linebackers now, and we still don't have Newsome and Clark. They beat Iowa by 27 and MSU by 33 and they beat OSU. Take off the homer glasses for a minute and try to see things through an unbiased viewpoint. A case can be made that they are playing much better now than when we faced them earlier in the season. Meanwhile, we've lost 2 of our last 3 games. Granted, by a sum total of 1 point in regulation. I don't know what the committe is going to do. I'd rather manage expectations now and be pleasantly surprised on Sunday than bitterly disappointed.
|3 days 3 hours ago||PSU v Bama||
They'd take that in a heartbeat. Two storied programs, large fanbases. The '79 Sugar Bowl between those two teams is remembered as one of the greatest games of all time. If PSU beats Wisconsin by double digits, I have no doubt they jump us.