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1989 UM GRAD
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|1 day 14 hours ago||RB Depth Chart||
Man, watching the plays back-to-back...it does appear that Green and Smith are so close. Smith does seem to be a bit better at breaking tackles...and I also feel as though he's a bit better at hitting the right hole at the right time.
But, so so close.
|4 days 16 hours ago||It's raining up here at Camp||
It's raining up here at Camp Michigania, so I can use all of the positivity that I can get.
|1 week 1 day ago||But is your Buckeye friend||
But is your Buckeye friend going to watch the Michigan game this Saturday?
|1 week 4 days ago||Tragedies||
We've all probably had more than our fair share of tragedies. Like most of you, I could write a book. It's just that hers are more public...so we know about them.
And, yes, she's a pretty good TV news personality.
Doesn't change the fact that she is very thin and has very severe facial features.
|1 week 4 days ago||Three pointers||
Looks like just under one-third of the team's shots were three-pointers. How does this compare to the last two years?
I know we are a bit of a "live by the three, die by the three" team, but it still seems like the team is most effective when the percent of shots that are three pointers is lower.
|1 week 4 days ago||Segment was too brief...||
...but still very moving. A credit to him that he still has any faith after everything that he's been through. I've seen too many people give up or adopt a "woe is me" attitude while facing much less adversity than he's faced.
|1 week 4 days ago||Off to Camp Michigania||
Off to Camp Michigania tomorrow morning. Just as I was 7 years ago, I will be driving back from up north during the game next Saturday. I'm starting to sip on the Kool-Aid re: this year's team. Ready for a great season.
|1 week 6 days ago||My son's is this fall and we||
My son's is this fall and we purposely scheduled it on an away game weekend.
|1 week 6 days ago||App State. Was driving back||
App State. Was driving back from Michigania and had to turn off the game multiple times to ensure I didn't drive off the road. Where will I be this year? Driving back from Michigania.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Damn||
Your eleven-year old daughter is tall!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It feels odd||
to not be sitting in my regular seats. What a beautiful sight to see the maize and blue on the field!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||So...||
...you could care less? Then you should be ok with this thread.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I agree||
Either the News or the Freep had a headline online that said that "only 26,000" tickets were claimed.
My reaction to 26K tickets was "holy shit. that's a lot of tickets for a nighttime practice when school is out and they only announced it a week in advance."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Link?||
Where can I see/hear the media day thingy?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Our right to panic||
The OP is just trying to keep us down. We panic-ers need to band together and fight for our right to panic about everything having to do with Michigan Football, regardless of the actual facts.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Beavis and Butthead||
Heh heh. He said "butt pads." Hmm hmm. HEH HEH.
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||Excited for football||
Not so excited about having to once again manage middle school homework and get a middle schooler on the bus by 7:25AM.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ok||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I has a sad.||
Went the past three years but scheduling conflicts ruled this year out. Also most of the headliners have been there within the same time period...so not much new to see.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I donated...||
...at one of the higher levels too but chose to remain anonymous. It's a nobler way to give.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Intermarriage...||
...is a bad idea.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||3 years||
Average is just over three years with 13 stops in 42 years. Not being nitpicky. It's just that much more of a vagabond track record. Talented yet mercurial. He burns everyone out with his intensity.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||What kind of source do you need?||
There are dozens and dozens of U of M-themed vehicles....trucks, busses, RV's, etc...painted/wrapped with the Michigan logo, colors, etc.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Completely Agree||
"Ditto" from 1989 UM Grad.
If we had been even 9-4 last year I think we would've held on to the players who decommitted and we would've won some of the other head-to-head recruiting battles...resulting in this year's class being even higher ranked...and next year's class looking even better than it already is...
|8 weeks 7 hours ago||Height/Weight Difference||
There is some validity to this.
Not sure how many 4's in the Big Ten, though, were really that much bigger than GRIII. Jordan Morgan was one of the smaller 5's in the Big Ten...and held his own.
Zack Novak was a lot smaller...and he seemed to be giving a full effort on both ends of the court...and his senior year, when he spent the most time playing at the 4, was also his best offensively at U of M.
Again, not saying GRIII didn't contribute or work hard. It still just feels like we never saw his best effort.
I dunno, maybe he's just so smooth that he doesn't look like he's working that hard...or maybe he's just more of a passive player...
It just seems that, given his athleticism and the sporadic moments of greatness, we should've seen a more consistent output from GRIII...
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Saw that...||
...on the Ira Kaufman web site.
Was so sorry to hear the news.
He was definitely taken too soon.
May your memories of your father be a blessing and somewhat of a comfort.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||RE: GRIII out of position||
I still don't buy this complaint from GRIII (if it was indeed a significant issue to him).
My understanding of the Beilein system is that the 2/3/4 are almost interchangeable.
How did playing the 4 keep GRIII from making more of an impact and/or showcasing his skills? There were many times when he got the ball and he could've made a move...or driven to the basket...etc...but he hardly ever did so. He had opportunities to create but rarely did so.
Yes, he seemed to be humble and hard-working...and a good teammate...and he certainly contributed to the team's success.
I just don't buy the excuse that playing the 4 kept him from reaching his full potential...
Still left with the feeling that he could've worked on ball handling and creating his own opportunities over the summer...and then been a focus of the team's offense in '14-'15...and positioned himself as a solid first round pick next year.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||What coulda been...||
Holy shit...the 15-foot jumper...the rebounding...running the floor...passing....etc.
We would've been back in the Final Four with him at full strength this past year.
As historically efficient as our offense was, imagine it with his shooting, passing and PNR skills out there.
And this is not to take anything away from JMo's leadership and effort...but McGary's skills are just at a whole different level.
I'm sure it's been discussed somewhere, but does anyone have any insight as to whether McGary being forced to go pro is what precipitated GRIII's decision?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan Road Trip||
Embarking in just a few minutes for our epic Michigan road trip. First stop is Hell...last stop is Paradise....and GR, TC, Mackinac and more in between.
Feel free to party at our house while we're gone.
See you next week!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe he just wanted...||