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|1 week 8 hours ago||I think McGary looks very||
I think McGary looks very good but Michigan isn't getting him the ball enough. Everyone wants to create off the dribble or pick n roll then dish it to him but why not just feed him in the post when you have the advantage (e.g. Duke)? I know he typically hasn't been a post up player but I think he can be and when your shooters are being guarded closely, why not dump it into him at either the high or low post? I agree that Horgord and Morgan have been a bit disappointing.
I will agree that GRIII is not being aggressive enough. He looks the same as last year - not bad but not the growth we hoped for.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||That's got to be a record,||
That's got to be a record, right?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||There is also a chance that||
There is also a chance that they think Glasgow might matchup well with Nix and that MIchigan puts Bryant in at LG and slides Glasgow over to C given the matchups against a very physical D-line.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||"If Kiffin is on the||
"If Kiffin is on the level"
I had to repeat that over and over in my head...
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe they just get to know||
Maybe they just get to know Brian Kelly better? :-)
ND doesn't strike me as a high-pressure pitch to commit so it's likely something else.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Wow, that's a great deal for||
Wow, that's a great deal for the Wings IMO. Nyquist looked very good in the playoffs against the Blackhawks. Still has a great deal to learn but solid potential there.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||About 20 years ago, I had a||
About 20 years ago, I had a 69 Mustang convertible, medium blue with white top (sorry, no pics). Loved it and wish I had kept it.
|19 weeks 6 hours ago||FWIW, that is my recollection||
FWIW, that is my recollection as well. Walker was #1 and Terrell #2 with Fargus #1 (or #2 to UCLA's Foster on one list) while Henson was the #2 or #3 QB.
|20 weeks 7 hours ago||Or more recently the A-Train||
Or more recently the A-Train who just happens to be from LA and sits at #2 all time on the UM rushing list. Seems like Fred Jackson has experienced sucess getting RBs out of LA. Wish I could hear Fred after seeing Fournette's film.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||Doubt it's Air Force. We||
Doubt it's Air Force. We brought up Kovacs and AF had plenty of big plays. I could see NEB or OSU.
|21 weeks 7 hours ago||Yes, I do see where his other||
Yes, I do see where his other listing was "perimeter players" which was odd because Michigan was not listed. If you take GRIII into consideration and add Walton, Spike, Stauskus, Irvin and Levert, I don't see how Michigan doesn't make the top 10. I can see how Michigan doesn't make the list if you are only including 1s and 2s. Just seems annoying to me but I guess that's the worldwide leader for you. Thanks for your input.
Also seems odd where Josh Smith would be classified as a backcourt player for the Pistons. Weird IMO.
|21 weeks 8 hours ago||Thanks but that is contrary||
Thanks but that is contrary to how I was raised with bball. Admittedly I am old so maybe thoughts have changed with more 3-guard offenses although the sources I searched all seemed to agree that backcourt = guards and frontcourt = forwards and center.
|21 weeks 9 hours ago||WTF? When did "frontcourt"||
WTF? When did "frontcourt" become only the 4 and 5 players? I thought that term included the 3. That seems to be the standard everywhere I look.
|21 weeks 9 hours ago||Obviously biased but I would||
Obviously biased but I would rank UM's frontcourt over MSU's. McGary better than Payne, GRIII better than Dawson and Morgan/Irvin/Horford better than Costello/Gauna/Kaminski. What am I missing here. FWIW, I think MSU has the better backcourt.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, who was that QB that||
Yeah, who was that QB that just graduated anyway? I know he never threw passes to Gallon, right?
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, we don't lead the||
Yes, we don't lead the national in medical schollies like Bama. Plus Bama didn't have a coaching change. Plus we don't have newspaper articles about kids being pushed out for scholarship purposes. And we have signed about 15 less kids over a certain time period. Other than that, yeah the situations are totallly comparable.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I agree that someone will||
I agree that someone will likely give him 5 years at $5Mil plus. Just don't think it will be the Wings since they typically do not overspend on UFAs although they certainly did make a big play for Suter. I just think it's unlikely they get in a bidding war unless it's a real top end guy. Letang might qualify.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I believe he is a||
I believe he is a right-handed shot, correct? I guess you can make a case for him but he is also 29 and doesn't score much so depending on term, that may be a reach (e.g. if he wants a 5-year deal).
Letang seems like a good fit for the Wings but the word is that he wants at least $7Mil per on at least a 5-year deal after next year. I would guess that he will get that.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Also, Dats was the best||
Also, Dats was the best player on the ice in the Ducks series and the Ducks are definitely "thuggish." Dats can handle himself just fine.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with acquiring a||
I agree with acquiring a D-man but only if it's a top-2 guy. You don't get those guys for $5Mil. The Wings have an opening if they can find an elite, $6 or 7 Mil guy but they have plenty of top 3-4 guys so they do not need to reach by paying a #4 guy $5Mil per year. Going after Suter was okay. Going after Mark Streit would not be.
|27 weeks 5 hours ago||I think he meant show-boating||
I think he meant show-boating and being treated differently from other players, not DUIs and other behavioral issues. I have not seen Hoke have a problem with the former one.
|27 weeks 8 hours ago||BTW, the Canes are||
BTW, the Canes are introducing new jerseys as well.
Appears to be NJ for the road and DET at home.
Disappointing they are removing the hurricane flags from the sweater as that was the part I liked the best.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Ignore||
Stupid double post.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||True, but also remember than||
True, but also remember than T. Howard is Westphal's coach. That may make a difference in the end.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||So it's a mistake not giving||
So it's a mistake not giving long-term deals to complete unknowns but also a mistake giving 2-year deals to established players?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I agree with some of your||
I agree with some of your criticism but you don't seem to mention Damien Brunner and that was a golden find. Also, whether or not it was pure luck or part of the plan, the lack of signings forced the Wings to play the kids and that maturation gives DET more promise going forward.
|28 weeks 8 hours ago||Fred Jackson thinks Fournette||
Fred Jackson thinks Fournette is underrated at #1.
|30 weeks 11 hours ago||I don't listen to much sports||
I don't listen to much sports talk radio at all just commenting to spread some of the Maize & Blue love here in the Triangle. I live and work in Cary.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||In fairness, with Coach Cal I||
In fairness, with Coach Cal I think there is something more to the suspicion than just "gets good players."
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I do believe that DB has done||
I do believe that DB has done a good job in this area. I will point out however that (without looking at the past numbers so correct me if I am wrong) Bill Martin was the one that really turned things around for the AD taking it from borderline in the red to solidly in the black. Whatever people think of Martin's coaching hires (I think overall he was a very good AD), Martin was very successful in managing the AD's finances and paved the way for what DB has done. I think DB has faced less "hard decisions" but has done a pretty good job with what he has faced and it certainly appears that the Hoke hire has turned out as well or better than anyone could have expected.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Of course Michigan had a||
Of course Michigan had a coaching transition so that distorts the numbers quite a bit. The fact that Alabama is still out in front is actually quite remarkable.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||And here comes thug hockey||
And here comes thug hockey from the Ducks. Gee how surprising! Can't wait to see what Perry does in the 3rd.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I agree. Burke is great but||
I agree. Burke is great but people should realliy look up a highlight tape for Isiah. It's simply jaw-dropping some of the ball handling and scoring plays he had earlier in his career.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I agree. And I think the||
I agree. And I think the 2014 class (rather than 2013) is the way to go. UM has plenty of depth coming back but will likely lose 3 or 4 guys next year (including 2-3 in the frontcourt). It looks like we have a stretch 4 in Donnal but we really need two big guys between the 14 and 15 classes. I hope that Beilein can recruit the bigs like McGary. Maybe McGary's run has shown bigs that they can be successful in Beilein's system (of course, he seems to adapt his "system" to the talent availability so that shoud not be an issue anyway).
Edit: I did forget about Doyle in 14. Still one more big in 14 would be nice.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Who is this Johnson kid you||
Who is this Johnson kid you keep mentioning? :-)
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely orange. Like||
Definitely orange. Like pylon cone orange.
Edit: This was in response to MGoCombs.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||"Fitz is a baller." Can||
"Fitz is a baller." Now we know we will have at least two between Fitz and Ferns. Can someone please make him a card?
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Those predictions (along with||
Those predictions (along with McDowell) would pretty much finish the class, right? Also, with that quality (even though total numbers would be low) that class would certainly be Top 10 and quite likely Top 5, no?
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Well the benefit to the||
Well the benefit to the player is that he DOES have a guaranteed scholarship for 2015 whereas preferred walk-ons do not.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||He backtracked a bit after||
He backtracked a bit after saying that.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||IIRC Cowens was all about the||
IIRC Cowens was all about the hook shot. I don't think I have ever seen a McGary hook. Plus Mitch moves much better.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Ty Hansbrough||
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Agree with you. L'ville||
Agree with you. L'ville played great. That said the three you list above PLUS the fact that Hancock committed five fouls but he fourth was credited to the backup center. Hancock scored 5 points in the last 3 minutes after he should have fouled out.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||This x1000. 5 pts from him||
This x1000. 5 pts from him after his 5th foul. Ouch.
|36 weeks 9 hours ago||I don't really see the||
I don't really see the downside here. Minor league contract, cheap, gives you a safety blanket and it's not like he is the worst option out there. He just was a bad choice if his contract kept the Tigers from signing someone else.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Submitted my two applications||
Submitted my two applications at the end of last year. I am hoping they meet the 300 number soon. Would have been great to have the plate during the Final Four run.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Fair enough but for a player||
Fair enough but for a player of the year candidate, it wasn't like Ty H was leaping out of the gym either. Just like McGary who moves well but doesn't leap out of the gym. And Ty H was a bullish-type of scorer in the same way that McGary shows once in a while. I think McGary's FT % is bound to go up next year - he has a nice stroke, he just needs more confidence and repetitions. The one thing I see was that Ty H tried to draw fouls desparately while McGary seems to go out of his way to avoid getting fouled. Probably a good decision given his FT %.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||To me the best recent||
To me the best recent comparable for McGary is Ty Hansbrough. Certainly Ty had a more polished offensive game in his later years but both guys play physical, are limited jumping-wise but just play the game the right way and hustle all of the time. And McGary may have more upside to his game (although he isn't there yet).
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah I did a double and||
Yeah I did a double and triple take on that. He clearly means Lawrence Taylor, not Thomas.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for all of the updates||
Thanks for all of the updates guys. Really helpful.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||The impression that I had was||
The impression that I had was that if Ryan and Gordon were both going to play, Ryan would probably move down to WDE on passing downs. If so, then moving Beyer to SAM doesn't really help much. If one of Ryan or Gordon gets tired or hurt and Beyer were going to play, they would probably just leave Beyer at WDE and put either of Ryan/Gordon at SAM. So I am not sure moving him helps depth really. And then you are moving him to a position with two playmakers so he his even less chance of playing. Again, I am probably missing something here.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed and I don't really||
Agreed and I don't really understand the negative comment about him not gaining weight. Yes, ideally a guy gains weight but Beyer was decent against the run, less so rushing the QB. So do we really want him heavier? I think I want him around the same weight, shedding some fast and gaining a bit of muscle. That could make him more athletic and more of a factor, no? Unless people were anticipating a move to SDE?
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for the link.||
Thanks for the link.
|40 weeks 23 hours ago||You can question every coach||
You can question every coach if you do that. Like how come IU cannot put away OSU at home and gets shut down. Crean can't coach offense and get his team ready to play?
I am frustrated with the defense also but I think it is less about scheme and more about effort at this point. We played some pretty good D vs. MSU (minus the rebounding thing). Tonight we could not stop a dribble drives.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe more embarrasing is||
Maybe more embarrasing is that I still have the #1 jersey I bought from the first Michigan game I attended as a kid when AC was playing. Unless Braylon stole it from my closet that is.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Of course, if Duke were not||
Of course, if Duke were not almost universally hated by opposing fans, it would probably happen a bit less.
Actually I am surprised this was a big deal. I watched the end of the game and the security guards seemed to "wall off" the fans from the players just fine. There must have been some insecure areas that didn't show on TV but it looked like they were doing fine to me.
|41 weeks 8 hours ago||He also has never had a team||
He also has never had a team with this quality of athletes and probably never a team that played man defense as much. So past results may not apply that much.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||No. You can make a good||
No. You can make a good argument that they play for compensation well below true value but really you can't make the argument they play for free. As others have pointed out, they get over $100,000 worth of easily tracked benefit and a large amount of "compensation" for other things. They would not get these things if they did not play (and were very good at) basketball.
I agree that THJ doesn't owe an apology to anyone (for one, he has been playing lights out this year) but don't make this into a "he should not feel any obligation because he plays for free" argument.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Just wanted to commend you on||
Just wanted to commend you on a job well done. Hilarious and entertaining. Loved the 8:12 AM update.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||I agree. GRIII has most of||
I agree. GRIII has most of the tools but as a projected 3 in the NBA he needs to develop a better handle (can't really drive to the rim one on one) and needs to be better at creating his own shot off the dribble. In other words, he needs to show he can score when he is option 1 or 2 (he is probably option 4 right now).
That said, I commend him for taking a lower profile on this team and doing whatever it takes to help the team win. He played pretty solid D on Thomas last night.
Timmy Jr. is a harder case - he probably would not improve his stock much by staying but he looks to be enjoying this year very much and may not need the money as much so I think there is a chance (70/30 he goes?).
|45 weeks 11 hours ago||I see what you did there. Oh,||
I see what you did there.
Oh, and I like steak also.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for the good||
Thanks for the good words. FWIW, I think MSU is a top 10 right now. Very talented and deep team that I think has a legit shot at the Final Four (along with UM and about 7 or 8 other teams). IMO MSU, IU and UM are a cut above OSU and Wisc and maybe Minny, then it's a decent fall off to the others.
|46 weeks 8 hours ago||I guess it's a legit question||
I guess it's a legit question but why are people so eager to create a QB controversy all of the time? It's almost certain that Gardner starts and plays most of the snaps in 2013 barring injury. Assuming he gets to come back, he would be the heavy favorite to start in 2014. Yes, anything is possible but why create this speculation when it's nothing but a very remote possibility at this stage? You could say the same about any QB in America. What if a hot shot QB outperforms Johnny Manziel in the fall - does A&M bench him? Hmmm....
|46 weeks 3 days ago||I know it's hard to believe||
I know it's hard to believe but Henson wasn't Michigan's highest rated recruit in that class. Fargas was rated more highly. I believe that Walker and Terrell were also rated slightly higher.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||I know you are a relatively||
I know you are a relatively new guy :-) but back in the day some (but not all) of the papers/services had Justin Fargas as the #1 guy (most had him as the #1 RB).
|46 weeks 6 days ago||I respect your opinions and||
I respect your opinions and evaluations but I think you are being a bit stubborn here. Whatever slight (if any) advantage on pass attempts might be there might be overcome by (a) the greater exposure of Michigan football (yes than Ole Miss) and (b) a relatively open depth chart at WR with two 5*-ish QBs on the roster, and (c) an OC that at least has a pretty good history of spreading the ball around.
|47 weeks 5 hours ago||Yes, Justin Fargas in 97 or||
Yes, Justin Fargas in 97 or 98 (Henson's class).
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, but they beat the team||
Yes, but they beat the team that beat us! :-)
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you. I know we all are||
Thank you. I know we all are not happy with some of the recent playoff performances but yes, we were so close to a national title only two years ago. To conclude there is a long-term fundamental problem in the program just ignores reality. This team however definitely has problems for whatever reason.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I understand your point but||
I understand your point but then again I am also trying to reconcile Mattison being "upset" at being paid over $750K per year. Fickell's pay is basically a reflection that we was the interim head coach and then let go (and for OSU, probably some hush money as well). I doubt he would get that much in the open market.
|51 weeks 5 hours ago||Valid point but MSU fans||
Valid point but MSU fans might disagree.
|51 weeks 5 hours ago||Why is Shallman not listed at||
Why is Shallman not listed at RB? Buzz has been consistent that he will start there at least plus he is listed at RB on the recruiting board.
If UM gets Green with Smith plus Shallman as a possibility, I think RB has to rate an A. Right?
Without Green, I would say "C" b/c Smith is still a good back and Shallman is at least decent at RB.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||This would not happen if||
This would not happen if Denard just got the extended use of a loaner car through a local dealership like at OSU :-)
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Well in the case of Denard,||
Well in the case of Denard, he has a track record of being a program guy and not shying away from obligations. So he may or may not have ignore it but he probably gets the benefit of the doubt here...
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure that Fargas is a||
Not sure that Fargas is a good example. He WAS being used as an everydown back until he suffered a very nasty injury. When he came back they moved him. That might have been based on a number of factors including chance of re-injury (unless I missed the story behind the story). Just because he transferred and (after substantial time to rehab and get back to his form) became a RB again doesn't mean he was mishandled at the time.
|1 year 5 days ago||And hence your incorrect||
And hence your incorrect usage of "that would mean" when referencing Conley.
|1 year 1 week ago||I think he very well may have||
I think he very well may have that ability but, unlike HS, right now he is surrounded by a ton of good scoring options. Plus he may still be getting his confidence back. By taking a shot, he is taking one away from Burke, THJr and others. His job right now is to get picks, get rebounds and play D and he is doing a great job of playing to his role IMO. Right now, he totally reminds me of a poor man's Ty Hanbrough. If he can refine his game on a block more we could see a mini-Tyler. I would take that for this team anyday.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Re: OKL. Yeah, but for||
Re: OKL. Yeah, but for Treadwell, was that when U of M was barely throwing to Gallon and Roundtree or more recently with Gardner at QB when those two seem to be getting many more chances. And with Roy leaving and Gardner looking like he will be here for two more years, it seems that U of M presents a very good opportunity for a 5 star WR, no?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Not boo-boo?||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Thanks. I think some||
Thanks. I think some (including me and the guys at Tremendous) thought the policy was "we will no longer consider you committed but will still recruit you but only if you are up front with us." Frankly I like that policy better.
Sounds like Ace does not believe the above is the policy. If that's accurate then the policy is simply as you stated.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Ace, I am a bit puzzled by||
Ace, I am a bit puzzled by your rooting for Oregon. I thought the policy was "we will no longer consider you committed" but that didn't mean that a re-commit was impossible (at least some think that). You statements indicate that visits by Conley mean UM will no longer recruit Conley even if Conley was up front about it. Did I miss something where the "official policy" was stated?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Best of luck Ricardo. Hope||
Best of luck Ricardo. Hope things work out the best for you.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||And you could add one when||
And you could add one when Ryan was cut blocked, got up and still made the play. That one was impressive also.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Actually, I think our D would||
Actually, I think our D would have fared better than USCs. USC clearly has a talent advantage but the defensive scheme was terrible. Oregon was getting 10 yards a pop running the ball it seemed. Our line and linebacks would have fared better than that IMO. Our secondary might have had issues I will give you that.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Kovacs for me. Surprisingly,||
Kovacs for me. Surprisingly, I would go with Roh second. He has been quite good this year.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I disagree. The Islanders||
I disagree. The Islanders have much more of a tradition than the Nets (and the Nets were the New Jersey Nets so that didn't really work). There is no real need to rename the team for Brooklyn (NY is still appropriate) and if you did, you might alienate a portion of your existing fan base.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I think the OP just meant we||
I think the OP just meant we are looking very good for Ward whereas Webb is a bit more uncertain so the OP would like it to be Webb b/c then we still look very good for Ward. Just my guess. I didn't take it to mean the OP was not excited if it was Ward.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||OK, reasonable point but then||
OK, reasonable point but then where would you tell him to go? Somewhere where he can get an engineering degree without going to class? Yes, it would be tough at Michigan but it would be tough at any school. If he wants to do both, I don't see why Michigan would be a worse choice than would other engineering schools.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Is this the quickest decommit||
Is this the quickest decommit and re-commit in history?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Or Phil had a right to match||
Or Phil had a right to match it.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Thanks for the reminder. I||
Thanks for the reminder. I have been meaning to do this for a while. Going to send in my two applications tomorrow.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Surprised you didn't||
Surprised you didn't highlight the MSU reference in this one:
"It was a bizarre game to watch because Purdue seemed detached from what was actually going on. Like they weren't really paying attention. Like they had been knocked silly by that opening 17 minutes.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I agree that the Conley||
I agree that the Conley meltdown was premature and I did not participate. What I do find MILDLY concerning is that (a) the coaches have a very strict no visit policy, and (b) commitments apparently are not clear on this or forget this policy (which could jeordardize their commitments) and need to be "reminded." Maybe this is unavoidable with a group of 17 year olds or maybe the coaches need to make sure that policy is being communicated more clearly. So far, there really has not been any misunderstanding fallout so, until there is more evidence to the contrary, I assume they players were informed of the policy and simply forgot about it. No big deal at this point.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||This obviously confirms that||
This obviously confirms that it could have been so much worse...
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Wow, GA Tech like unis with||
Wow, GA Tech like unis with TCU like helmets (1/2 anyway). And to top it off, leprechaun gloves! This is too good to be true. Is this another one in the BHGP series?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Opps. :-) Thanks for||
Opps. :-) Thanks for catching that. Didn't even notice that it was 2009. Well, it's good to see they are making decent headway with that. :-)
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Interesting that this pops up||
Interesting that this pops up a few weeks after this:
|1 year 22 weeks ago||You are right - the Wings||
You are right - the Wings will not get Weber this season. But even if he is traded, he may very well become UFA and the Wings can go hard after him next summer. Obviously there will be a huge line to sign him. BTW, I assume you meant Stuart and not Suter.
While a trade sounds great (I would be interested in Yandle, Ryan, Nash and maybe Jack Johnson from CBJ but that's unlikely), I don't think the Wings have enough depth/picks to make a great offer for most of the players that would be interesting. They would hurt the team as much as help it. And they don't need any more depth forwards. I think picking up one of Doan or Semin plus a one or two year deal for a depth defenseman will get the Wings by. Then they NEED to make a splash in next year's free agency.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Umm, that would be||
Umm, that would be mega-stupid. First, what are the damages? It's not like it would harm the team's reputation (LOL). More importantly, litigation involves discovery and since the truth of the allegations would be in play, the Daily could request copies of all financial deals with the team's players over the years and depose owners and management about all of the team's dealins. Sounds like a pretty stupid move to me although it would prove mighty entertaining for all of us.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The SEC laughs at these minor||
The SEC laughs at these minor violations (except PSU maybe). These things don't even create a ripple at the SEC schools.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Semin is a gamble and has||
Semin is a gamble and has flaws but he's probably MORE of a goal scorer than Mule, not less of one. He scored 40 goals, Franzen has never done that. Plus Semin is a righty shot, something this team needs.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I think it's 4 1 rd picks||
I think it's 4 1 rd picks although for Weber if you knew you could get him it would almost be worth it.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I disagree with a few of your||
I disagree with a few of your points but overall enjoyed your post. A few comments:
1. I don't like it when people try to "model" the team after whoever is in the finals for a given year. When the wings won, people said you need two-way centers and puck possession. When the Pens won, people said you need two scoring superstars. And so on. There are many different styles that win. Don't copy the last guy and think you will magically wind up in the finals.
2. I think the Wings need a premier scorer so for me it's Parise first, then Semin as a fall back. Others might work but those are top 2 targets for me. I would let Huds walk unless he wants to come back without any pay increase. Nash is very unlikely to be realistic for the Wings and I would rather sign guys than trade assets.
3. Agree that the Wings need a #1 or #2 Dman. Too bad the pickings are slim outside of Suter, maybe Schultz (FA from Wisc), Wideman or Carle. Really it's Suter or bust for Plan A.
4. I am fine with Howard. He's maybe not top 5 but I think he is top 15 and perfectly fine to win you a cup if you otherwise have a very good team. And he's relatively cheap for a top 15 goalie.
5. I like Babs and think he is a very good coach. His message may be old right now but I don't see any replacement I like near as much.
6. I would let Huds go, might not sign Quincey if Suter was signed (otherwise you have to I think). Mule I would trade IF I could get back equal value but that's unlikely so I would probably stick with him.
My optimal plan would be to sign Suter, Parise (or Semin) and 1 other borderline 2nd/3rd line forward. Plus a relatively cheap backup goalie.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||+1. I agree that every fan||
+1. I agree that every fan base have some crazies but that doesn't mean that all fan bases are the same as you rightfully point out. Fortunately, in this instance the fan realized the error of his ways and made good. His wallet may tempter his tweets in the future.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Just don't ever try to make||
Just don't ever try to make it as a criminal defense attorney, OK?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||20 year career, never||
20 year career, never missed the playoffs. As a defensemen, scored over 55 pts in 15 of his 20 years. Never missed more than 12 games in a season and most years played 80-82 games. Over 1,500 games and 1,100 points.
Selected in the 3rd round (!) of the 1989 draft, probably the greatest draft year in the Wings history in which they selected the following players: Mike Sillinger (1000 games), Bob Bougner (not great but 630 NHL games), Lidstrom, Sergei Federov (over 1,200 games) in the first four rounds and also selected Dallas Drake (1000 games) in the 6th round and Vladimir Konstantinov (only 446 games before his tragic injury) in the 11th round. Lids played in 80 games and scored 60 points as a rookie defenseman. Won the Norris at age 40. 7 Norris trophies, 4 Stanley Cups, 1 Conn Smythe trophy. As a defenseman, had significantly more assists (878) than penalty minutes (514). The best defensemen I have ever seen play the game (and yes, I saw Bourque play but I think Lids was slightly better). Hard to comprehend watching a Wings season without #5.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||And if Purdue stretched a bit||
And if Purdue stretched a bit too much, no one would care either. So what? OSU is a top program, has a somewhat sketchy history of bending the rules, and is on probation so they need to be doing it better or equal to others.
If a major CEO has an affair, lots of people care. If your average Joe had an affair, no one would care. That doens't mean it's OK for the CEO to do it.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Disagree. I agree that you||
Disagree. I agree that you can expect mistakes and some secondary violations but I believe that OSU has led the nation several times in recent years in secondary violations. And please don't tell me it's because they are doing such a great job of finding things. We all saw that was not the case. If they were finding everything, there would be many, many more. When you get put on probation, you need to be doing it BETTER THAN AVERAGE, not leading the nation. It's pretty clear to me that OSU is not making enough of an effort to lessen these violations. And yes, it does make me a bit annoyed because it seems there is no pressure to do it better.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Forever would seem to be the||
Forever would seem to be the obvious response.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Well if you can't find sushi||
Well if you can't find sushi in A2 then I guess you just aren't that smart. Zing!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||You are all forgetting about||
You are all forgetting about Justin Fargus who played at UM but later transferred to USC. He was the #1 back in the nation.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||For the record, I guess I am||
For the record, I guess I am one of the few that actually appreciate your evaluations, especially for linemen and their technique. It appears to me that many sites simply look at measurables and "production" but really don't explain the strenghts and weaknesses of the technique. And it's reasonable that many players have both as lineman are often difficult to project. Keep up the good work.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Personally I like Iowa's with||
Personally I like Iowa's with the boots although IU's helmet would be #1 no question.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Dats is clearly a better||
Dats is clearly a better player since he has a 93 rating and Giroux is a 90. Boom! /EASports'd
|1 year 32 weeks ago||If you don't have Datsyuk as||
If you don't have Datsyuk as one of your top 5 players then I just don't know what to tell you.
A poll among NHL players during the season showed Dats as #1 in several categories.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I have played organized||
I have played organized sports and still I am plenty upset about this. Why? Because it wasn't a rough play in the course of the game. It was a play after the whistle and was not a play at all. It was a clear intent to injure that didn't relate to the play. It also was a chicken shit cowardly play by Weber on a smaller player from behind. The punch I can deal with. You want to know the reason why you never seen "plays" like Weber's? Because it wasn't a play at all. I expect the league to suspend players for dirty plays that are not hockey plays. If not, then there is absolutely nothing wrong with Holmer taking a two hander to the back of Weber's knee, right?
I suppose you wondered why Dale Hunter was suspended for 21 games after his antics on Turgeon. Big mystery, huh?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Great news and I think it's a||
Great news and I think it's a good decision for Trey. I hope that UM has a memorable season and that Burke's stock rises in the process.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Here is the way I like to||
Here is the way I like to look at it.
Replace Novak with GRIII. Talent upgrade but grit and experience down, maybe a wash assuming that GRIII plays significant minutes.
Replace Stu with Staukas, same deal, maybe a wash.
Replace Evan with MM, gain talent and rebounding but lose outside shooting, probably a wash.
So that's even and then you assume that existing players such as Burke, THJr., morgan improve a bit.
This leads me to conclude that Michigan will be better but not way better and that is assuming Burke stays. My feeling is that being ranked 10-15 is probably appropriate.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||No, most of that "spread||
No, most of that "spread doesn't work in the Big 10" was stated before RR ever coached a game. 3-9 just reinforced it.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Awesome. I had seen the||
Awesome. I had seen the Purdue ones and wondered how the heck that happened without Michigan having one. Nice.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I will disagree with you. I||
I will disagree with you. I do feel that Rivers has a good shot of being a lottery pick. I love Burke's game but Rivers is quicker, is a better jumper and is 4 inches taller. He has way more potential than does Burke although Burke is a much more fundamentally sound player right now. Rivers was the best player on Duke.
Edit: Just looked and Rivers is listed at 15 on Chad Ford's list along with the comment "GMs seem to think we have Austin Rivers too low." So it sounds like the lottery is a real possibility depending on who else declares.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Not unless Bellomy beats him||
Not unless Bellomy beats him out. QB is too critical. The best QB on the roster plays QB. End of story.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I would be shocked if Rivers||
I would be shocked if Rivers doesn't go significantly higher than Burke, even if Burke stays and goes next year. Maybe I am wrong but I think he could be a lottery pick. Rivers is a slasher and has the NBA pedigree. He just needs to add some passing refinement and shot consistency and he could be a very good NBA player in my opinion. Those are the types of "vast potential" players that the NBA covets during the draft.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I am guessing the girlfriends||
I am guessing the girlfriends of new recruits will be giving some vague maintenance responsibilities for about $100/hour. /"Saban'd"
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Because as soon as you sue||
Because as soon as you sue your former coach all kinds of nasty secrets get uncovered. Not smart business unless you think everyone at your institution is perfect except for the players and the head coach.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||When your assistant coach is||
When your assistant coach is basically operating as a agent and you have academic fraud, you have major problems. UNC only got off this light b/c it took aggressive action and cooperated fully.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I agree that some change can||
I agree that some change can be bad and the tradition angle is great. Keep in mind however that the brighter shade of yellow has been with us (to varying degrees) now for 20-25 years so it has some "tradition" of its own (all of the Moeller and Carr years, fab five, hockey titles).
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I agree with you. I would||
I agree with you. I would also note it's a different issue for football versus basketball and hockey. To my knowledge, there were no maize jerseys/sweaters in basketball and hockey prior to the late 80s or early nineties - everything was blue or white. Sure, there was some lettering and piping but only for accents. With the Fab Five and the rise of the hockey team, yellow "sparkle" jerseys/sweaters arrived and they were much more the yellow highlighter look rather than the old maize of the football pants. I would submit that moving to the old maize for basketball would look terrible. Less so for hockey but still. If you want to be uniform for all three sports (and others) I think you almost have to lean to the brighter shade.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Very much enjoy the updates||
Very much enjoy the updates and your contributions in general. Thanks.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Isn't it possible that we||
Isn't it possible that we didn't offer him b/c he was likely to go to MSU and we had other options available? With McCray I feel like Ohio was the definite favorite if they offered early. Not sure you can say that about UM and Reschke.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I agree completely. I||
I agree completely. I respect the maize tradition and grew up watching AC and the others but the bright yellow is much more appealing to me.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||This is concerning to me. I||
This is concerning to me. I was previously under the impression that Alabama would have no talent and that only 2* players would be in the two deep. I am TOTALLY SHOCKED by all of this!
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Izzo is a good coach and to||
Izzo is a good coach and to be respected. But why does he whine so much? Each of the last four possessions he was whining to the officials when there was clearly no angle. He was pathetic at the end of that game. Obviously he needs to start paying better attention to the play on the floor.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Another question - will the||
Another question - will the NCAA allow players to transfer from OSU without sitting out a year based on the bowl ban?
|2 years 3 hours ago||Just wanted to add these||
Just wanted to add these to the discussion.
|2 years 1 week ago||Interesting. Everyone seems||
Interesting. Everyone seems to report that RR was hands off about the D and was focused primarily on the O (for which he was known) and yet you have a big problem with labelling it as such? I don't think Brian's point on that was to give RR undue credit. I think the point was that RR was heavily involved with the 2010 offensive scheme and not so much the 2010 defense. You can criticize RR for not being involved on D and/or hiring bad coordinators but I am not sure you can attack RR's 2010 defensive scheme since there really was not one.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Did it strike anyone else as||
Did it strike anyone else as bizarre that Meyer talked about that it wasn't his job to police anything and it was just his coach to coach? This is a guy that is being introduced as head coach of a school that is currently facing a failure to monitor charge and he basically says "I am just going to coach and turn a blind eye to all of the compliance issues that might occur around me!" I was very surprised at that approach but I guess OSU feels like the NCAA will in turn ignore everything that's going on.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||It seems like there is an||
It seems like there is an obvious spot for McNamara as we just had a TE decommit (by taking an OV).
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I was OK with Spielman until||
I was OK with Spielman until this year's MSU/UofM game. He was terrible and blatantly biased in that game, questioning everything that went UM's way and ignoring everything that went MSU's way. After that game, I lowered my expectations for him.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Ha. I was just about to post||
Ha. I was just about to post that! Not the typical recruiting pitch.
I suppose the next phase could be: come to OSU [you wallet will really thank you - ZING], you can dress, never play and thus be healhy your entire four years!
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Olajuwon was way more than||
Olajuwon was way more than solid. He was spectacular one of the more dominant big men to ever play the game. Yes Jordan was selected below him but I bet Houston never regretted that decision even in hindsight (unlike Portland).
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I will be interested to see||
I will be interested to see the rankings as well but keep in mind he is with the National Team so he must be at least good. Probably not Campbell or even Gibson level but good nonetheless.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||No problem with your post.||
No problem with your post. One thing - Denard is a better passer than he has shown vs MSU. But he is having many more problems than he did last year (for whatever reason). Honestly, DR had probably his worst game in 1 1/2 years. But certainly some of the credit goes to MSU for that.
I do think Ghoulston deserves to be suspended at least one game for EACH of the incidents. Yes the punch was not premeditated like the helmet twist and he was not thrown out (which I can't understand). So he should get one for the punch and at least one for the twist.
And I would agree that the better team won. I do think that UM had a great opportunity to win but DR could not take advantage of some wide open receivers and thus the offense stalled. I have no problem with how the UM defense played.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||There are a number of good||
There are a number of good ones here but I think you just won with Fitzgerald Croissant!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||But State is more reliant on||
But State is more reliant on the pass then UM (although they have more of a short passing game).
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Agree with this. I wasn't in||
Agree with this. I wasn't in the band but I was in the stands. That comeback was EPIC. You could see Sparty knew it was going to happen and yet they were powerless to stop it. Of course, the rest of the game prior to the comeback was horrendous.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||What exactly is the argument?||
What exactly is the argument? Does your brother believe that the non-call was correct? If so, that is remarkable. Every State fan I know (at least the rational ones??) agrees that was a clear blown call.
I understand in 2001 Sparty can argue there was time left and the clock should have stopped.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||For me it's 1990 and nothing||
For me it's 1990 and nothing else is close. Yes, I was at the 2001 SpartanBob game and that was painful. But in 1990 I was a student in the student section watching #1 UM play flat against Sparty. However, UM drove down the field for the apparent tying TD. Being #1 (and no OTs allowed), UM went for the win and threw a quick slant to Desmond. He would have scored easily for the win but was basically tripped/tackled on the most obvious of penalties EVAR! And yet no penalty flag came. All of us stood stunned, desperately waiting for the flag. I could not move for minutes.
Afterward, State fans poured into the streets acting like there was no tomorrow and I faced a long, stumbling walk back home. TERRIBLE. I have never seen a worse call (non-call) in such an important moment.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Why is that exactly? It's||
Why is that exactly? It's not like he will not get great exposure at Michigan. If anything, that might favor Michigan more as PT (necessary to get if you plan one and done) would be easier to acquire at Michigan than Duke or UNC, where you could get slotted behind some other talent.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Times have changed but back||
Times have changed but back in the day I believe that Paul Jokisch was a WR for Michigan after originally playing basketball for UM the first two years. I think he was a 6'8" WR although I might be wrong about that.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Note to self: Must not get||
Note to self: Must not get excited about elite level hockey recruits until first day of classes (see gibson).
|2 years 11 weeks ago||FWIW, I think he was talking||
FWIW, I think he was talking about Fisher, not Zettel.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Gotta admit I am confused by||
Gotta admit I am confused by your post. You mean if he scrapes along and posts subpar numbers at Duke he is still a lock to be #1? I am curious why that would be. You think scouts will be fooled at evaluating his talent simply by which jersey he wears?
Also, wouldn't he be likley to put up bigger numbers/make more of an impact at Michigan where he will have less competition for playing time and be more of a focal point of the offense?
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Maybe a parent that knows he||
Maybe a parent that knows he can get an excellent education at Michigan while being closer to home???
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Even if you were serious,||
Even if you were serious, wouldn't it make more sense to move B Moore (reportedly a good athlete but not going to play significantly with Koger in front)? And just to be clear, I am not suggesting that because (1) we need TE depth, and (2) I think Roh and Black will be fine with time but it would be preferable to your hypo.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||How great is this||
How great is this quote:
"Oh, I'm definitely pushing for him. He's obviously got to make his own decision, but we all know Michigan is the greatest decision." :-)
|2 years 13 weeks ago||While AC is no doubt a very||
While AC is no doubt a very classy and dominant player, let's not forget how dominant Braylon was either. True, he is not a model citizen in the NFL but he mostly kept his mouth shut during his UM career and was a great player. I don't think it's any disrespect to AC to say that Braylon was a great player also.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Well it was a blast, no||
Well it was a blast, no doubt. I will never forget the rushes onto South U following the Illinois final four game and then the championship over Seton Hall.
Just wish it was a memory from 5 years ago, not 20! Besides, it's my birthday tomorrow so I will be even older! Like, Clint Eastwood - you kids get off my lawn - old. :-)
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Ouch, I feel really old now.||
Ouch, I feel really old now. :-)
I was enrolled at UM when UM won the national title and when the Fab Five teams made back to back championship game appearances.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||If he misses a key replay, is||
If he misses a key replay, is that a failure to report or a failure to monitor?
Seems like he possesses both of these skills.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Yes, from what I have heard||
Yes, from what I have heard the USA Hockey development team is a very good option for those that are chosen. Spots are very limited as there is one u-17 and one u-18 team. Michigan tends to get about 2 kids per year on average from that program. Players like Jack Johnson, Patrick Kane (I believe), Van Reimsdyk, Jack Campbell, etc. have come from that program in recent years. Michigan has one guy from the u-18 and 3 guys from the u-17 team committed right now.
Edit: Actually, I found a list of "notable alumni" from the team:
|2 years 14 weeks ago||BTW, you guys are both assets||
BTW, you guys are both assets to this site and good examples of "positives" for the CHL. I definitely enjoy reading these discussions.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||No problem. I know you are a||
No problem. I know you are a good poster so I only tried to give you a bit of grief. :-)
Makes sense on the 12 year timeline. But are you saying that the CHL paid for your med school and cardiology specialization? If not, I read your post as implying that the CHL paid for most of that (maybe I read too much into that).
And remember, some college players have the opportunity to play for the US Development Team for 2 years in high school before going to college. Obviously not too many get that chance but I am sure the % of players with NHL careers from that program are very high.
Most of the college players would be done with their 4 year education at 21 or 22. At that point, they have a solid basis to pursue either hockey or another career.
Obviously, you had the drive to make your situation work. In the past I have not argued that the CHL and OHL are not right for some, I just dislike many of the methods they use to recruit players into those leagues and the "pressure" and "negative recruiting" that goes on.
I do think it's very interesting about the 3% statistic cited (assuming that has some validity).
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I am not an expert here but||
I am not an expert here but if you can't see the reason for the disdain from the Michigan perspective (with recruits being "swiped" at the last minute), then you just have not been paying attention to the games played by the CHL (drafting methods, under the table payments, etc.) and the "CHL is always the best way" mentality. You don't see the NCAA/colleges ridiculed because most everything is above board. That is like saying you don't understand what a school that commits NCAA violations (let's say Miami) is ridiculed even though some recruits choose to play for Miami and some for Michigan. Even Michigan is subject to ridicule when it does not play by Danny Hope's unwritten recruiting rules.
Also, I don't understand the "I spent 12 years in university becoming a cardiologist after hockey and the CHL payed a good chunk of that." Is the point to make us believe that getting your education completed 12 years after hockey puts you in the same position as someone that had already/mostly completed it?
I frequently enjoy the things you post but stating "the CHL payed a good chunk of that." while promoting the educational benefits of the CHL education is not helping your case. :-)
|2 years 15 weeks ago||The clouds and winds are||
The clouds and winds are definitely staring to move in and just seconds ago I am hearing the first thunder. The birds in the trees are starting to look around and say WTF!
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I am outside of Raleigh, not||
I am outside of Raleigh, not near the coast so I really don't expect much outside of wind and rain. Current forecasts indicate the Triangle could get 1 to 2 inches of rain and wind gusts up to 30 or 40 mph. By mid-Sunday most of the effects should be gone. The coast has a worse outlook obviously. Let's hope for the best for them.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Agreed. I really think most||
Agreed. I really think most of the food at Seva is pretty good (yam fries included). You can certainly argue the atmosphere is lacking but I have always had good food experiences.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Good points but I can't||
Good points but I can't imagine that OSU wouldn't know about this before now if statements were made by Pryor. Certainly seems like it would have come up in conversations with all of the back and forth.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Wait, if Pryor told the NCAA||
Wait, if Pryor told the NCAA something, wouldn't the NCAA inform OSU right away? Could this be a failure to monitor (its rebel programs) of the NCAA? ;-)
|2 years 17 weeks ago||"The institution understands||
"The institution understands and agrees that additional allegations may result from the ongoing inquiry and that the violations set forth in the current notice of allegations may form the partial basis for a failure to monitor of lack of institutional control when viewed in light of any additional violations. The institution also understands that if new violations are discovered, a second hearing may be necessary."
Probably standard in these circumstances but that makes is entirely possible that LOIC is still possible.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Thanks for the report and for||
Thanks for the report and for all of the details on Downing. I miss going to those games at the Cube.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Then have him visit but don't||
Then have him visit but don't take his commitment at the time. What's wrong with that? Unless they told him that and he decided not to visit.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I normally trust the coaches||
I normally trust the coaches but I am also baffeled by the DT recruiting. Not saying Schutt was a sure thing but unless you have both of O'Brien and Pipkins nearly locked up, I don't see how you pull your offer to Schutt. I feel like UM needs at least two high quality DTs in this class.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Brian, Although I am not||
Although I am not familiar with French law, this would actually be a trademark violation rather than a copyright issue. Copyright lawyers need not apply.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I think he means that it's||
I think he means that it's shocking for such a local kid to have been to the Big House only one time. I was surprised at that as well but I guess not everyone from the area grows up attending games (gasp! the horror!)
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Wait, what? I get your point||
Wait, what? I get your point but you use Abs and Eaves and "top college players"??? Sorry, that is a fail.
Maybe mention Toews, Gerbe, Parise, St. Loius, Tim Thomas, J Johnson, Cammalleri, Kesler, D Keith, Heatley, Kessel, Wheeler, Oshie, Max Pacioretty, etc.
I am not going to argue that college and OHL are the same talent level but there have been elite players come through the college ranks and your use of Abs and Eaves as the top players is laughable.
Edit: and yes UM is the #1 school at producing NHL players.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||If you are referencing my||
If you are referencing my comment about "the resident OHL suckup" in the Gibson thread, I clearly stated that I did not mean JH. I have found JH's comments interesting, informative and balanced and it's been great reading. What I find distasteful is some of the OHL recruiting methods and JH's diary lays that out more clearly but I don't see him as advocating only for the OHL.
JH, thanks again for the interesting reading and your real world perspective.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Certainly not you. I didn't||
Certainly not you. I didn't mean to imply that. IMO one poster always seems to defend the OHL whenever there is a hint of negativity and appeared in your diaries about your experience and the Domi threads. Not that I am anti-OHL but at times it seems like there is OHL propaganda that is a bit misleading and I have developed a sore spot because of it.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Agreed. At what point do||
Agreed. At what point do people need to be responsible? I hope at least he had the decency to inform the coaches long ago that he was thinking about this and it was a possibility. If he was open and honest, that's one thing. If not, it's completely another.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Can't wait to hear from our||
Can't wait to hear from our resident OHL suckup about this. Not going to wish anything bad to the kid other then I hope he realizes that he has caused a bunch of harm from his indecision. I hope all of this was handled openly rather than just a simple call or text saying he is not coming. I can't imagine what it's like to try and assemble a team when a goalie is willing to just bail on his obligations on a whim.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Funny article. Of course,||
Funny article. Of course, with his scoring prowess, the bomb drops would probably miss the target anyway! ZING!
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Remember, Tom's comment was||
Remember, Tom's comment was based on conservative assumptions and recruits not earning extra stars. He also said if things went the right way, UM could be top5. I think it's relatively safe to assume that UM will squeak into the top 10 and could be near top 5 if everything goes well.
Edit: beaten to the punch by the man himself.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||thanks.||
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Agree with this. I think the||
Agree with this. I think the Commodore signing means the Wings are done on D (barring a major trade) but that's a lot of cap space to not improve the top6 forwards.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||No offense but Commodore is||
No offense but Commodore is not top 4. Ericsson is definitely top4 at this point. You don't pay Big E 3.25 per year on the third pairing and then sign Commodore for the top 4. The Wings must be planning something as they have reduced payroll at this point.
Raffi and Big E were 7.2, now Commodore and Big E are 4.25. Even with Miller and Eaves getting slightly more, that's about 2mil less in cap hit.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||There has to be more coming.||
There has to be more coming. The cap went up but the Wings have shaved payroll.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||This is stunning to me as||
This is stunning to me as Commodore spoke openly about his dislike for Babcock. I certainly can't get excited about this signing.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Completely agree. I think||
Completely agree. I think Tim is wrong about his talent as I said above but if Tim honestly believes that then I can't fault him too much.
But to suggest that Clark will bolt if he gets other offers (when he already has decent offers) is a bit much.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||FWIW, I agree with you.||
FWIW, I agree with you. Seems to me that in this circumstance the offer of a grayshirt is less like a preferred walk-on (with no promise of any available scholarship - just if one is available) and more like a full offer but hey we can't fit you into the 2012 class because of numbers and an existing offer to Wilson (i.e. he is penciled in as part of the 2013 numbers). With the way Hoke has been going, I don't think a spot in the 2013 class is something to be taken lightly. I think the staff views Clark as 100% worthy of a full scholarship but because of the numbers crunch (seems clear they only want 4 DBs in this class) and the offer to Wilson, they couldn't commit to it.
And I agree that, in light of that and a full ride offer from NC State among others, the Hello post was way too negative. I fully expect this kids to be a contributor.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Yes, and if that happens,||
Yes, and if that happens, then you are right to criticize Hoke. Until that happens we have what appears to be an honest coach and there is nothing to indicate he will go back on his promise. As such, I think it's fine. If it turns out there was no scholarship (which I can't imagine), then yes, it is shady.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||If Dunn does decommit, he can||
If Dunn does decommit, he can look forward to gems like these directed towards Kalis from OSU posters:
"If he commits to SCUM before the season, I would hope he blows out both of his knees."
"Since he is obviously being persuaded by Strobel (he is very annoying to me and he looks like a sissy) and Wormley, I believe he goes to Michigan."
That's a pretty rational and level-headed crew over there.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||We are about to see which is||
We are about to see which is worse in the eyes of the NCAA:
(a) school with assistant coach with agent ties and agent activities with players, or
(b) school with head coach that lies muliple times to NCAA
both involve ineligible players although it's likely that OSU is far more guilty here.
Both compliance departments dropped the ball in monitoring things and are likely to get failure to monitor but UNC was certainly more proactive in investigating and suspending people once the problems were discovered.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||That is one impressive list||
That is one impressive list when Diamond is #5. Wow. Thanks.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||What??? It's not a strategic||
What??? It's not a strategic error if the coaches wanted Ojemudia and Brown. At most it probably means the coaches considered them roughly equivalent prospects. Maybe the services have Pittman rated higher but I doubt that makes the coaches think they made some type of mistake.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I am honestly not sure where||
I am honestly not sure where I fall on this but do we know that only compliance employees are getting cars or is this a broader deal with all kinds of university employees getting use of cars in exchange for advertising or the like? The former looks much more shady to me.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Not sure I agree that he||
Not sure I agree that he could not be a lottery pick. He is a 6'5" PG with good passing skills and right now a suspect shot. And he could become a better defender with work. He made remarkable progress in one year. If he substantially improved his shot and rounded out his game in one more year, I think he would have a decent shot at the lottery. Jason Kidd lacks an explosive step. You don't have to be the best at everything to make the lottery.
That said, it's his decision and if he goes first round, I doubt he would regret anything.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I think it was "Bettman||
I think it was "Bettman sucks!" not Boston sucks. I did not like Vancouver but I have to give props to the Vancouver fans for emphatically booing Betmann while being respectful to Boston.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Agreed and they really took||
Agreed and they really took it up a notch. I could barely hear Bettman talk. How cool.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Totally agree. After hearing||
Totally agree. After hearing LuLu's comments on Thomas and watching the Canucks flopping, biting, whining and worst of all the public outcry about unfair officiating by the GM during the first round series with the Blackhawks, I have been actively rooting against Vancouver. Too bad as I would like to see a Canadian team win the Cup but not this year.
Personally, I would love to see a LuLu meltdown in game 7. I would also like to see the Bruins win as I think Thomas has really put together a special run.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||
It's also fair to ask how he has developed higher rated players. e.g. keith nichol was a very highly regarded qb and dantonio completely "failed" to develop him. he is now at wr. Fred Smith was also a 4 star that has basically failed to see the field. while Dantonio has either been good or lucky with 2 and 3 stars, his results have not been that impressive with more highly rated players which makes me think it's more due to luck and being good at identifying players that can suceed in his system.