"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
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|2 hours 53 min ago||outside||
We're having shit weather this evening in Chicago. It is probably mostly diehards in the stands.
|3 days 4 hours ago||2012||
Yes, but he was cleared:
I might have missed some other stories.
|3 days 4 hours ago||brother||
I noticed that, too. Impressive sports family .....
|3 days 4 hours ago||size, size, size||
Josh was too small for DA BIG TEN.
Kidding ... he wouldn't be expected to fit into just any defense at LB at 6'2" and 200 or so.
Aside, one Brandon Thorn of NFLDraft.com apparently has outdated information, unless something bad happened in Stillwater. Here's his blurb on Josh:
"Undersized linebacker with outstanding athleticism but tons of off-field trouble, including an assault charge."
|3 days 11 hours ago||from round 2||
Not rounds 4-7, but some may find this SI article on Frank Clark interesting:
Didn't seem to merit a separate post ...
|3 days 14 hours ago||"Lloyd Carr defense"||
"Frank was good enough to be a regular starter on a Lloyd Carr defense ..."
Did you mean that as a compliment? If so, you should probably specify which Lloyd Carr Defense vintage. They weren't all good.
|4 days 2 hours ago||milestone||
Funchess is the first (of, hopefully, several) Hoke recruits to go in the NFL draft.
|5 days 7 hours ago||last few years||
Look at the drop-off after 2008 (in terms of the volume of picks and their position). Last year was arguably the best draft since then.
It's only one measure, but it's not completely unfair to say that RichRod and Brady had less to work with than Lloyd.
|6 days 14 hours ago||and||
Don't forget General B-F-N!
Aside: We'll be fine. Arizona managed to win in SLC last year and they have a *horrible* coach (known to some as "DICK FRAUD" around here). /s
|1 week 2 hours ago||other UM||
That's awesome. I've never seen anything like it. Any idea who that is?
|1 week 4 hours ago||players||
I get that. It's not surprising when you see how good they are pre-college. (To put it another way, I don't believe it's a matter of player development.) I just wonder how the Kentucky-esque train got rolling in the first place. How did it become a destination? (I see that others have commented on that.)
|1 week 5 hours ago||KU||
From the OP: "PF Cheick Diallo just committed to Kansas"
How is Kansas able to reload like that?
Tradition? I'm not buying it. In the last twenty years Sparty (to use an unpleasant example) has as much or more. Most HS kids couldn't tell you who James Naismith was.
Location? Lawrence is a cool town for its weight class, but I wouldn't rate it above Ann Arbor / Chapel Hill / Madison / et al.
What's going on there?
|1 week 9 hours ago||guide||
Posting here (up top) for visibility. Source: http://twomenandalittlefarm.blogspot.com/2013/01/soda-vs-pop-vs-coke-vs-... seen in the thread yet ...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Pointless?||
There *are* some pointless posts on MGoBoard. Entertainment is not pointless.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||wrestlers||
Some at UMich were actually pretty nice guys, but you wouldn't be surprised to walk into a party and see them chewing on the couch. Definitely a little off .....
|2 weeks 2 days ago||if I may ask||
Where, roughly, in Northern Wisconsin?
I've had a similar experience around Minoqua.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||uniqnames||
I had the same experience. At some point, use of fun/random names appears to have been discouraged. Anyone who got "on board" prior to that point could possibly have something interesting. I recall seeing firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com on at least one distribution list at the hospital.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||measurements||
You could get an awesome Wonderlic score and still have lousy/low bandwidth (or, to put it another way, the ability to assimilate and organize lots of information).
A single play wouldn't be too hard to understand ... right?
I'd think the limiting factor for a lot of guys would be the ability to memorize *many* plays (theirs and, through film study, those of the opponent).
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||choice||
Brown's decision aside for a moment, I think you have to like this if you're a college basketball fan and you're _not_ a fan of concentrated power.
Notice that he had Kentucky and Kansas in his list and that he had visited both schools:
Did anyone want him going to either of those 1-and-done factories?
Balance of power ... much better, I say.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||well||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ifs, buts, candy, nuts ...||
"... a team that should've played for a national title ..."
That could be said by multiple teams in multiple years. National championship teams don't take Top 5/10 talent and $%#@ away games like those (the dreaded Pac Ten road game, of which there were many, and a loss to a team with inferior talent).
Let's not forget that they lost to USC at the end. Those are the games that elite teams win.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Bill Self||
I understand that Illinois doesn't have the TRADITION (!!!) that Kansas supposedly has, but it's not an off-the-beaten track school in basketball.
Somehow, Bill Self is managing to get way better players in the state of Illinois while coaching at Kansas than he did while coaching at ... Illinois. Go figure.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||?||
Look closely at Bill Self's recruiting hauls. I think you're way off.
While we're on the subject, there isn't a school in the country that gets love so out of proportion to its on-court performance.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||rising and falling||
I don't think it's that bad, but I'll admit to believing that Izzo might have been cooked after last years's Elite Eight failure. Doesn't look that way now ... getting to the Final Four this year with that team was pretty impressive.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Linc Darner||
How could anyone forget a name like that? He's a former Boilermaker:
|3 weeks 5 days ago||favorites||
These posts show that games can be favorites for lots of reasons. My favorite games during the Carr era (e.g., Penn State in '97) are ones that had big-picture value.
Comments on a couple of frequently mentioned games:
* Braylonfest: I think this is the 21st-century version of the 1979 Indiana game. In both cases one of college football's all-time great wide receivers was featured. Also, the opponent was mediocre. Sparty was a sub-500 team that year (http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/schedule/_/id/127/year/2004/mic...). If Woodley doesn't knock Stanton out of that game, it's hard to see Michigan winning. Fireworks (Braylon) and Sparty tears aside, it's hard to get excited about it in retrospect.
* Lloyd's last game: I found it strangely frustrating to watch Henne throw to Manningham and Arrington in that sort of framework. This is a dead horse, but where was that before? Still, UMich beat a very good team (http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/schedule/_/id/57/year/2007/flor... ... much better year than us).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Well ...||
John Madden (as the "everyman" oaf) did it for years, so why not Brady? Tony Siragusa was a sideline reporter, too.
I think Brady could definitely find a spot in that world.
Remember, many of the people who watch these events respond to ads for "5 Hour Energy" and "The General."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||safe spaces||
Hey! You just touched one of my "triggers!" :)
Jonathan Chait wrote about this earlier in the year (SIAP):
|3 weeks 6 days ago||same here||
This is splashed all over the WWW. Why take up space on MGoBoard?
To those who would say "ARGLE BARGLE DON'T CLICK ON IT," that's not the point. I'd rather not even _see_ it.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Srsly?||
By at least one measure, the '08 team was the least talented of any in recent memory.
Look at the next five NFL drafts ('09 to '13) and tell me how many high (first three rounds) draft picks you see. (Sorry -- I know at least some people will complain about this measure.) I count Brandon Graham, Jonas Mouton, and Mike Martin over *five* years.