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|13 weeks 5 days ago||Coming to Michigan now is risky||
for top notch assistants. Beileins' tenure isn't exactly secure. He may retire or asked to retire if the program doesn't show substantial imprrovement.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Why do some use the "we recruit clean"||
excuse when our BB program doesn't perform. To insinuate that successful programs are dirty is an insult to the B1G.
Can we be honest and accept the fact that JB is not an outstanding recruiter and is clueless regarding defense? He has had his hayday because he was forced to hire new asistants and got lucky with a couple recruits. Since then the program is on a downward trend and will continue to be so while he is our coach.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||This is sad||
we recall the glory days to forget the future. Looking forward Michigan BB is looking to be nothing more than mediocre.
I know I'll get my share of neg.'s but Beilein needs to step down for the good of the program. He knows nothing about defense and unable to recruit five star players who make a difference.
Also, when you look at the other B1G teams many are on an upward trajectory. Their recruiting is better and their coaching superior.
Football season can't come fast enough.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||The reality is American football||
is facing a crisis which can result in one of two outcomes. Continue it as played with some minor modifications to reduce injuries or abolish it. There is no in between. The likelihood of abolishing it are slim to none. The public's appetite for the game is insatiable. Players know the risk and can choose to play knowing serious injuries may result.
This much I know. If I had children, they would not be allowed to play football or soccer.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Briles is an||
outstanding coach who does not get enough recognition for what he has accomplished at Baylor. In many ways he has performed as well as JH on the college level. Therefore, it was understandable he would participate in the coaches clinic.
Your feedback on Briles coaching thoughts are appreciated. Since he is in the Big 12, it is difficult to get information regarding his coaching philosophy.
As an aside, what happened to my points?
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Has nothing to do with bias||
Recruiting at Michigan is much more difficult because of academic standards. ND and Stanford have similar problems.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||This team needs||
an aircraft carrier at center. Without one, they cannot compete.
Also, when Michigan fans start claiming moral victories then you know the basketball program is in trouble.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Yes he did BUT||
he has nothing now and nothing next year. The BB program is on a downward path and its future looks worse.
The question is do we keep Beilein because of his limited past success? If so, we are accepting mediocrity because he is a good and decent man just like Brady Hoke.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Aren't gravity waves created||
by super nova's colliding and creating a black hole the result of which is the release of gravity waves? Is there a practical everyday application for our knowledge of GW?
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Gravity waves are created when||
two massive bodies merge (super nova) created a black hole. I don't believe the waves are a result of the big bang.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||No real practical application||
other than to help us understand the universe better.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I thought we already did that?||
So the SEC commissioner is concerned for the welfare of the MIchigan football players? Delaney should get all over him.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||They are more alike||
than different. Both have a passion for the game and ultra competitive. Has anyone heard Saban's 10 minute description as to how cornor backs should play their posittion. Simply amazing.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Certainly will not be||
spring practice. I don't be he will be enrolled until this summer.
|24 weeks 2 hours ago||Why haven't the moderators removed this||
post? Didn't Brian indicate posts of this nature (start making cash) would lead to lost of posting privileges?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I believe we all would agree that||
JB isn't getting fired after this season. Short of him resigning (a long shot) we can expect him to be around for probably two more seasons. We can argue the merits of him staying or leaving but one thing we know is the MBB program is a mess. Is he the coach to fix it when he is the cause of the mess? Only his most ardent supporters would say yes.
This much I know. If an in state arch rival is laughing at my team while destroying us I would not be praising them in a post game press conference and never showing a hint of anger as to the performance of my team. Witnessing that told me all I needed to know about JB.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||The press conference was surreal||
He was acknowledging that MSU and IU had better players and were much better. Not once did he display any anger over the lopsided losses. All he did was praise how good MSU is amd how they have been improving as the season progresses.
Being a nice guy isn't going to cut it in present day college athletics. For those who claim that the best programs cheat that is pure hogwash and a flimsy excuse of the lack of competency of our coaching staff.
JB for the good of the program should advise the new AD he would like to step down at the end of the season.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I am not sure it can be much worse||
His teams have not been competitive against good teams.
They look so bad that TV networks may stop televising them. What little high quality recruiting we have will suffer.
FWIW, didn't he replace several of his assistants a few years ago? Now we need to do that again and ignore the top man?
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Lost in all of this||
is one recruit is not going to move the needle toward a championship. That's what I love about college football. It is indeed a team game. So I wouln't fret over losing a recruit.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Good coaches don't recruit in a vacumn||
They identify needs and seek the best player in that position. Sometimes they are not five star. The important consideration is are they coachable? A top tier coaching staff can make 3-4 star player play like they are five star.
|25 weeks 2 hours ago||If Gary wanted to chose Michigan||
it would have done so already. The fact he is still uncertain points to Clemson. He is waiting to the last minute to announce is to make it appear it was a very difficult decision and pay respect to all the efforts that Michigan coaches have expended in recruiting him.
I hope I am wrong but I don't think so. This much I know. The program will do well with or without him.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||What's happening||
this afternoon? I thought Wednesday is the big day.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Ricky or Robin?||
Does make a difference.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||At Alabama and Clemson he||
would be a football asset. Nothing more. At Michigan he will be a student who is an outstanding football player. This I believe he and his mother understand. He should visit these other schools because he needs to be fully committed to Michigan. Not wonder "what if".
|26 weeks 2 hours ago||Exactly!||
Being offered by Michigan elevates the recruit in the eyes of all other colleges. If anything, it opens many more opportunities for the kids even though later the offer is "pulled".
The caveat in all of this is to make many of these recruits aware that the offer is revocable based on other recruiting activities.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||One thing I have learned||
from the Hoke experience. The star ratings are substantially compromised if the players are not coached well. Its an interesting exercise with that caveat.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||That is my concern.||
It is totally subjective. Example, is posting anything related to JH useless? Let's say I post he wears jockey shorts instead of briefs. Is that useless or is their an audience for it? How about if I posted that the Michigan Football Team does not like asparagus served for team dinners. Useless?
The best way to handle this is for the moderators to remove outliers they feel are not worthy of comment. The point obliteration is an extreme response to an issue easily handled by the blog. If a particular postor continues to post threads deemed useless he/she should get a warning and if no reponse then removal.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I thought a quality education||
was a priority for his mother and she has considerable input. O'Miss is not in the same league as Michigan when it comes to education.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||What concerns me is he used the word||
"significant" implying what Michigan is doing now needs to be changed. So what the present coaches have been doing is not good enough? I don't believe JH wants "a bull in a china store" to manage his defense. Some changes need to be made but overall the defense was pretty good.
Regading my comment about "less diciplined" I believe Brown wants players to risk being out of position to make plays.Offenses cannot game scheme against an unpredictable defenses. This is how offenses are pressured. Not knowing what to expect.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I suspect the defense will be less structured||
and less diciplined. Emphasis will be on storming the gates(blitzing) leaving the corners to fend for themselves. More of a high risk pressure defense as opposed to bend but not break approach. This will require speed and quickness which I am not as sure MIchigan has in on the defensive line and LB.
MY view is JH will have considerable input. I doubt he is willing to turn over the reins completely to Brown.