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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
|13 weeks 3 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.
|24 weeks 6 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.
|25 weeks 3 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.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Mel Wakabayashi, BYHA (Before there was a Yost Hockey Arena)||
|26 weeks 5 days 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.
|27 weeks 3 days 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.
|28 weeks 4 days 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.
|28 weeks 4 days 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.
|28 weeks 5 days 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:
|29 weeks 3 days 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.
|29 weeks 6 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.
|29 weeks 6 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.
|30 weeks 3 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:
|30 weeks 6 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".
|30 weeks 6 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.
|30 weeks 6 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
|31 weeks 3 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?
|32 weeks 5 days 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):
|33 weeks 1 hour 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.
|33 weeks 1 day 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.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Question: what's North Dakota's state tree?||
Answer: the telephone pole.
|33 weeks 3 days 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.
|34 weeks 4 days 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.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||I don't want us to be Alabama or OSU||
I want us to be Michigan. I think JH can pull in quality kids who are damn good football players. I believe his staff can develop those players into teams that can consistently compete for Big 10 championships and occasionally for national championships. I also believe he can and will do so his way, not someone else's, and I trust (and hope) that his methods will prove to be entirely above board.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Pete Carroll fans like her are still butt hurt because of...||
...Harbaugh & Stanford putting up 55 points on USC in 2009 and going for 2 points after their last TD. IMO, it particularly irked Carroll ("what's your deal?) because it was exactly what Carroll was used to doing to others. He did not like having the tables turned. My favorite USC-Stanford football moment.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Agree with the need to improve LB utilitzation||
Hoping (and expecting) to see a more aggressive LB corps in 2016 with Brown at the helm. I would much rather see "attack & blitz" vs. "read and react". Since our LBs will be rather inexperienced, maybe that would favor the former mode of play. I also think that style rubs off and makes the whole D play at a much higher energy level.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||It would be sweet to move Smith to FB ala Rob Lytle...||
...in 1975 and 1976 IF our 2016 team has counterparts to Gordon Bell, Harlan Huckleby, and/or Russell Davis.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||No, dude, I'm not overreacting||
drjaws said "Fuck everything about PSU."
FYI, that remark is about an "institution" and everything associated with it, including the students.
That type of "hating" is juvenile, IMO. And so are those supporting it.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||That tells me a lot about you, too, WolvinLA2||
Extrapolating from the acts of a some members of an institution to the entire institution as well as to all past and future members of that institution speaks volumes about the person making that quantum leap.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||What a childish remark by you, drjaws||
And the fact that it got 7 upvotes is very disappointing as well. Do you people even know anyone who has graduated from PSU?