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- Multi-year All American
- Leading scorer in 1965 WCHA
- 1966 WCHA player of the year
- In 2001, selected as one of the top 50 players in WCHA history (as was Red Berenson and one other Wolverine) by WCHA
- Only penalized once in 3 years
- $6 million at the end of the 2016-2017 season
- $5 million at the end of the 2017-2018 season
- $1.5 million at the end of the 2018-2019 season
- $1 million at the end of 2019-2020
- $500K after the 2020-2021 season
- 22 Buntin
- 33 Russell
- 35 Hubbard
- 41 Rice
- 45 Tomjanovich
- Overall: 364-130; 0.737 Big 10: 172-68; 0.718
- Overall: 183-116; 0.612 Big 10: 85-69; 0.552
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Your analysis neglected to factor in this||
Wisconsin's best player, LB Vince Biegel, did not play. That's comparable to taking Jabrill Peppers out of Michigan's line-up. So, UofM wasn't really playing against one of the best defensive teams out there.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I live in Wisconsin...||
...and most of my golfing buddies are WI fans. Football is not that important to them. I'd say they're a little more grounded than most of the MGoBlog posters. For the most part, they are expecting UofM to win.
The Green Bay Packers, on the other hand, have a huge base up here. Lots of folks are GBP stockholders and I'd say Packer gear outnumbers UW gear by about 3:1.
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||Here's how I feel||
Several UofM players openly supported Kaepernick whose stated position is as follows:
"I'm not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."
and who says the following about police officers:
"...people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
So, hell yes, I'm angry and upset with those who support those type of racist, ignorant views. More imporatantly, I'm even more critical of a coach who sees nothing wrong with allowing a few of his players, in uniform, to support such rhetoric.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||You don't get it||
It's fine to do those things on your personal time. You don't do it when you're on a football team and in uniform, during the playing of the national anthem. It's a lack of respect for your fellow players, fans, and for others who may hold different views.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Wow!||
Who said anything about Harbaugh forcing other players to join in?
My point was it's not the time or place or in keeping with team unity and respect for your fellow team mates to engage in a personal manner that is divisive.
If you agree with permitting players to raise their fists, then I'm sure you would allow players to pray before the game, right?
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||What?||
How does this relate to what I said about Harbaugh?
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||Very disappointed in Harbaugh||
While Harbaugh cannot dictate what his players believe, he can decide how he expects them to represent the Michigan football team when they are actively participating in public as a player. Putting their personal self above other members of the team is a selfish act and is not consistent with the axiom "The Team. The Team. The Team." The fist raisers gave no consideration to other players on the team who might not agree with protesting during the playing of the nationals anthem. Their actions were very divisive and selfish. Yet Harbaugh condoned it. Not the type of leadership I expected to see from him.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I'm glad to see him go||
He had his chance.
I've followed amateur soccer as a coach and referee for almost 40 years.
I don't know what the problems are with the USMNT. I do know they have often looked passionless, slow, and relatively unskilled in key games.
I suspect politics (favoring coaches and players who are not as talented as others) is a key issue. I've seen it time and time again at lower levels.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Keep the banners in the closet||
The Fab 5 were all about themselves. They were never advocates for the school or for their other team mates. Name me one significant thing they've done for UofM since they left. In fact, as seen in the ESPN special, there is lots of animosity towards the UofM. They still blame everyone else.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||What Big 10 schools would Spike consider....||
...if there were no restrictions on his transfer? If the fit is good enough for both Spike and the school, I could see him challenge the restriction.
|31 weeks 16 hours ago||Mel Wakabayashi, BYHA (Before there was a Yost Hockey Arena)||
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Disagree, M-jed, UW's game is beautiful||
I love their hustle, hard-nosed style, discipline, and player development. They lost two All Americans and started out slow, but turned it around big-time. The differrence is their coaching, IMO. UW is the only NCAA team to make the Sweet Sixteen 6 of the last 7 years. It's not an accident.
|32 weeks 19 sec ago||Ricochet Shot||
Can anyone imbed it? This is the play where someone from UofM threw up a brick from long range on the right side. The ball clanged off the rim and hit a Tulsa player on the left side of the court right in the head. It almost knocked him over. My viewing partners (Tulsa grads) and I almost fell out of our chairs laughing. Even the announcers were giggling at it. Best play of the year.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||You miss my point, denardogasm||
I don't think Beilein deserved a 2-year extension on his existing 4-year contract. Not after the 2014-2015 season. That's a six year contract, not 3, and it was not justified. I'm a big believer in rewarding performance but Beilein didn't get the job done in 2014-2015, so he didn't deserve that multi-year contract. You don't reward failure.
Recruiting failures and the 2015-2016 season are evidence that 2014-2015 wasn't a fluke. And there is no indication that 2016-2017 will be better. In fact, it will probably be worse.
BTW, Beilein used the similar criteria for pushing out Bielfeldt and Smotrycz. They didn't perform up to Beilein's expectations, so out they go. They didn't get a 5th year because they didn't earn it. Harbaugh has the same philosophy with his 5th year seniors.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||You're right, champswest, mine is a futile complaint||
But it is even more futile to think Beilein is leaving anytime soon, given the contract situation. Those calling for him to be let go if 2016-2017 is like the last two seasons are going to be sorely disappointed. Beilein's not going anywhere until at least two more seasons are over.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Still bothered by the 2-year extension Beilein was given...||
...after the 2014-2015 season. His original contract expired at the end of 2018-2019 season. The 2-year extension pushed it out through the end of the 2020-2021 season. Kept hearing the argument by some that Beilein needed that 6-year contract to recruit well. In retrospect, maybe recruiting would have gone better if the extension hadn't been given. That extension also makes it awkward and costly* ($11 million) to make a coaching change before the end of the 2018-2019 season.
* per MLive:
Beilein's 'buyout' is:
|34 weeks 12 hours ago||Picking up on your 'couple of thoughts'||
I agree that UofM should try something new. Since there is very little difference between all of the players, why not play a really agressive zone press (ala the oldtime UCLA Bruins), using everyone on the roster? Consistently play at a very high energy level and substitute freely (kind of like pro hockey where every shift is up-tempo or a Don Brown football defense). Put the pressure on the other team.
I could see it energizing the players while being very fun and entertaining for the students and fans. I think everyone could get really into it.
I, for one, would much rather watch that and see us lose more often than see what we are doing now.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Not surprised||
Dhani Jones and Ian Gold played LB for UofM in the late 90s. Both were fast but on the small side (especially Gold). They were very successful at the college level (so was UofM at that time) and both also played in the NFL. I was negged pretty badly by Magnus for suggesting that Jabrill Peppers be used in a similar fashion. Seems like someone on UofM's staff is a little more imaginative than some of the posters on here.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Improvement missing||
UofM really hasn't improved from last year to this or from the start of the season to now, IMO. Other teams have. Just compare our team to what an interim Wisconsin coach has accomplished during their last 11 games. Don't know if it's our coaches, players, or both, but in any case, I have found it to be very disappointing. The excuses are starting to sound like Hoke during the last couple of years he was here.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||You've got the 1st 4 nailed for sure, ChiefLB||
Can't believe people here don't put Rudy T on the same level as Cazzie and Rice. Rudy T still holds all of the UofM rebounding records. Two-time All American. 2nd pick in the NBA draft.
Bill Buntin & Phil Hubbard deserve the same recognition.
Here are the 5 jerseys UofM has retired:
|35 weeks 2 days ago||No WindyCityBlue, my point was and is..||
...that extending Beilein's contract at the end of the 2014-5 season shows UofM's intent is to keep him for several years. He will not be departing before 2020, IMO. I thought it was wrong and totally unnecessary for the AD to give Beilein several more years given his age and the relatively poor performance of his team last year.
The previously existing contract could have been extended for a year beyond its original expiration date. It did not need to be extended for another 3 year period.
Potential recruits will be more concerned about UofM's W-L record, the type of system he runs, other recruits, and his age (68). They would not even be thinking about Beilein being "lame duck" coach if his contract expired at the end of 2018 instead of 2022.
Also, no one is paying a multi-million dollar buyout "easily".
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I repeat, Beilein is staying right here||
After last season, Beilein got a multi-year extension on his contract, courtesy of Jim Hackett. Now, he's our coach through 2022.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||1964-5 Team, 24-4 Won Big 10, Lost 91-80 UCLA in NCAA Finals||
Cazzie Russell, G, 6'5" 218 lbs., 25.7 ppg, 7.7 rpg, NCAA All American
Bill Buntin, C, 6'7" 250 lbs., 20.1 ppg, 11.5 rpg, NCAA All American
Oliver Darden, PF, 6'8" 235 lbs., 13.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 22nd pick in NBA draft
Larry Tregoning, F, 6'5" 200 lbs., 11.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg
George Pomey, G, 6'4" 200 lbs., 7.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Jordan Kovacs, a "high-level" player?||
I'd love to see UofM recruit players like Jordan Kovacs as an assistant coach. He has played at a high level (NFL) but is not an elite player like Woodson. As a former walk-on, Kovacs had to work extremely hard to get where he is today. Question: if one has to force themselves to learn what may come naturally to the truly gifted athletes, does it make them a better teacher?
|37 weeks 1 day ago||John Beilein's record is nowhere near Bo Ryan's||
Bo Ryan's record at UW-Madison:
John Beilein's record at UofM (including this year):
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I upvoted you, caup||
Your OT precipitated 300+ comments. That's worthy of a +1 all by itself. Plus, I thought your opening comment was on topic and didn't see how it could offend anyone.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Beilein will NOT be on the "Hot Seat" until 2020...||
...at the earliest. Jim Hackett gave him a multi-year extension at the end of last year. Beilein's contract is now good through 2022. I thought that extension was totally unnecessary and said so. Got negged pretty good on this board for criticizing Hackett.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Question: what's North Dakota's state tree?||
Answer: the telephone pole.
|38 weeks 9 hours ago||Another possibility is that their quality of play may have...||
...been comparable to their quality as a player. I looked up the 2008 LB roster and it wasn't pretty. Basically all freshmen and sophomores. The two best LBs were Kenny Demens, a freshman, and Jonas Mouton, a RS sophomore. I don't think any of the juniors or senior even got any playing time. Not much to work with.
|39 weeks 20 hours ago||Yes, but it's just a saying and kind of an excuse||
Like when your child has done something wrong and uses the excuse "but everyone else is doing it" to explain it.