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|20 hours 39 min ago||There's certainly a wow factor to it but||
I agree with your point about the return on investment. It's a very clever, but a fully expensive way to thumb your nose at the SEC. Maybe the time and resources would be better spent in other ways?
|1 day 15 hours ago||I'm with you on wanting to see more out of Teske||
I thought he'd look decent at times. He certainly has the size to contribute. And really, how could he be any worse than Donnal?
|2 days 11 hours ago||I don't know that they should purposely "tank"||
but that absolutely need to doa full rebuild. The playoff streak is now an albatross that deludes the management and some fans that this team can compete for a Cup when it couldn't be further from the truth. Making another first round playoff exit does nothing for this team going forward. They need to become sellers ASAP though I doubt Holland will have the guts to do it.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I'm with you that that game sucked and we should not have lost||
But I wasn't aware we had any input on the start date for road games.
|3 days 22 hours ago||This feels like Malik McDowell||
Mom wants Michigan but the kid wants somewhere else.
|5 days 19 hours 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.
|6 days 18 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?
|1 week 6 hours ago||No he didn't.||
I really don't get the Sam Webb hate around here.
|1 week 6 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.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Thanks Marv||
That sounds dirty ever since Marv's little hooker issue.
|1 week 6 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.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Damnit||
Always loved Sweetley as a player and a coach. He will be missed for sure
|1 week 2 days ago||And we also turned Swenson away for some reason||
that one could come back to haunt us.
|1 week 2 days 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?
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days ago||And Brad Hawkins||
lots of positive press from his prep year.
|1 week 2 days 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?
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days ago||Nah||
There's lots of top 100 kids without any whiff of impropriety. Look at Harvard's recent recruiting as just one example.
|1 week 2 days ago||Go over to UMhoops and you will see lots||
Of people defending him.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||This shouldn't be shocking to anyone who||
Has paid attention to recruiting over the last three or four years.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago||Is everyone just assuming that Kugler will not be back||
or that he gets passed over or both?
|1 week 5 days ago||Sound's good although if||
those programs are Bama and OSU, you may not like the comparison.
|1 week 5 days 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.