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|21 hours 38 min ago||What's really frustrating is Bamba said that||
He only hears from the Michigan coaches "every now and then." This has been a pattern with JB and his staff gerltting totally outworked by other staffs on the recruiting trail. I have a lot of respect for JB but there are reasons why he is a below average recruiter and effort seems to be one of them. That shouldn't happen.
|1 day 20 hours ago||ISU is bad but it still seems that if he could help another||
Power 5 team that is good enough to be in the 2 deep at Michigan next year. We are so lacking in experienced OL depth. Maybe he just wanted a fresh start? Or maybe they guaranteed him a starting spot?
|2 days 8 hours ago||No he didn't.||
I really don't get the Sam Webb hate around here.
|2 days 8 hours ago||No it's not||
He was right to recruit Rawls but did a terrible job of developing him or getting him playing time.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Thanks Marv||
That sounds dirty ever since Marv's little hooker issue.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Uh yea you do||
recruiting is the lifeblood of any program. It's jimmys and joes. Not Xs and Os. Especially with a 10th coach being added.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Damnit||
Always loved Sweetley as a player and a coach. He will be missed for sure
|4 days 8 hours ago||And we also turned Swenson away for some reason||
that one could come back to haunt us.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Everyone seems to be assuming that Kugler||
will be gone from the program. Is their any substance to that or is just a WAG?
|4 days 12 hours ago||People like to bash them for some obvious reasons||
but I always liked them. I didn't listen every day, but generally enjoyed it when I did. There are far more odious characters in the sports talk bus.
|4 days 14 hours ago||And Brad Hawkins||
lots of positive press from his prep year.
|4 days 18 hours ago||You realize that from the mid 60's to the mid 90's||
we were basically one of the top 10 programs in college basketball, right?
|4 days 18 hours ago||You may want to do research yourself||
There's lots of evidence that each of the Fab Five were going to choose Michigan had Ed Martin never been alive.
That does not excuse the bad behavior, but I don't think it moved the needle much with the Fab Five. Later recruits, though, I am no as sure about.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Nah||
There's lots of top 100 kids without any whiff of impropriety. Look at Harvard's recent recruiting as just one example.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Go over to UMhoops and you will see lots||
Of people defending him.
|4 days 23 hours ago||That narrative is such BS||
Does anyone think Wisconsin cheats? Or Butler? And did anyone think JB was cheating when he pulled in the 2012 class?
Sure we will never be Kentucky, Duke or Kansas, but there is no reason why we can't consistently recruit like a top 15-20 program.
|5 days 6 hours ago||This shouldn't be shocking to anyone who||
Has paid attention to recruiting over the last three or four years.
|5 days 23 hours ago||JB won't get fired this year and probably||
Shouldn't even if they miss the tourney. He's built up enough good will to see where the program is headed next year. But, I have serious doubts about his ability to ever have us competing for conference titles or final fours again. He just doesn't recruit well enough and he seems too set in his ways off the court to expect recruiting to improve much. The run from 2012-14 was likely just a fluke built on very fortunate recuirting wins that are not sustainable under JB.
So we are probably "stuck" with a decent coach and good man who will constantly have us on the bubble. I wish that we demanded more from our hoops program, but I'll wait to believe we do until I see it.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Oh please.||
Under Izzo they sure as hell are. I hate the guy and the team as much as anyone but let's be honest here.
|5 days 23 hours ago||I have a really hard time seeing this team win more than 8||
Conference games which is really sad and frustrating. JBs teams usually improve a lot during conference play, they were also not this experienced. It's tough to see that same level of improvement this year.
|6 days 21 hours ago||How are they playing with house money next year?||
They haven't accomplished anything. Why shouldn't we have expectations for them? Maybe most fans are ok with another year of losing to OSU, losing Key road games and failing to even make the B1G championship game, but I doubt Harbaugh is and neither should we.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Excellent addition. It will be really interesting to see how||
this affects the offensive game plan and more specifically play calling, which left a little to be desired last year (in particular the pepcat and the idiotic formations with Shane).
|1 week 17 hours ago||Is everyone just assuming that Kugler will not be back||
or that he gets passed over or both?
|1 week 18 hours ago||Sound's good although if||
those programs are Bama and OSU, you may not like the comparison.
|1 week 18 hours ago||The Belein analogy is spot on||
On court success just hasn't translated to better recruiting and the program is still recruiting like a mid-level Power 5 program.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Apparently folks around here don't like giving OSU||
credit where it is due. I don't see the problem in acknowleging the fact that they are a recruiting machine, but whatever makes people feel better I guess.
|1 week 1 day ago||Najaey, Najay, Naje...||
Not going to be here anymore
|1 week 1 day ago||Anyone who has followed hoops recruiting for the last 5 years||
Could see this coming. Recruiting fell off a cliff after the NC run when it should have done the opposite. This is what happens when you recruit mediocre talent.
|1 week 1 day ago||What is your gut feeling based on?||
Meyer has lost like 7 games total in five years as OSU's coach. They have as good a staff as anyone in the country.
|1 week 2 days ago||Very possible||
hadn't thought of that. Congrats for having something novel to say admist the Najee hyper analysis.