|1 hour 39 min ago||Petey has to cover for the||
Petey has to cover for the SEC cesspool. That's a full-time job.
|1 hour 58 min ago||There was a time, in the||
There was a time, in the '80's or '90s, when every single program in the SEC except Vanderbilt was on probation.
|2 hours 2 min ago||Maybe we could capture all||
Maybe we could capture all those recruits we finished second for because we did not pay off recruits.
|2 hours 3 min ago||Give it 3 - 9 months.||
Give it 3 - 9 months.
|2 hours 7 min ago||Once every 5 seconds, the||
Once every 5 seconds, the Grinch's smile is perfectly in sync with Harbaugh's smile.
It's eerily awesome.
|4 hours 31 min ago||He wanted Ann Arbor, his wife||
He wanted Ann Arbor, his wife wanted Louisville. His quote on picking Louisville over Michigan at the time was "Happy wife, happy life".
Who knew we'd be the happy ones?
|4 hours 44 min ago||PAWWWWL . . . er, I mean||
PAWWWWL . . . er, I mean PEEEETE.
Hmmm, seems strange we have not heard anything from him on this issue.
He must have shot his moral wad on satellite camps and Harbaugh's assistant-coach hires.
Important stuff like that.
|4 hours 49 min ago||(No subject)||
|4 hours 52 min ago||Obviously Ole Miss can’t||
I was wondering when they were going to turn on each other. They all know exactly what each other is up to, that's how they know when they have to up the ante.
|4 hours 55 min ago||I doubt LSU is clean and||
I doubt LSU is clean and safe.
|9 hours 11 min ago||Yeah, that was a question I||
Yeah, that was a question I had . . . if they are only selling all-session tickets and individual game tickets are alreay on Stubhub, are those individual tickets just broken off from the all-session tickets by broker-type people?
Like much the Big Ten does, it looks set up to benefit everybody but the actual fans.
It all has that Bowl Game ticket charade feel to it.
|9 hours 16 min ago||Probably true for Maryland||
Probably true for Maryland tickets, but I doubt the demand for Michigan tickets is that huge.
it's just a matter of knowing when and where to get them so you don't overpay . . . hence my question.
|9 hours 32 min ago||Awesome. Thanks.||
|9 hours 39 min ago||Do they sell individual game||
Do they sell individual game tickets, or are you buying the ticket package for the rest of the BTT . . . and have to re-sell it if we lose?
|11 hours 36 min ago||Yes. Something like $100K||
Yes. Something like $100K plus. The Michigan AD dept had a fit about it.
Clemson has been like Ole Miss where recruits that have no interest in them suddenly catapult them to the top of their list the week of NSD.
I smell an orange bag full of money.
|11 hours 43 min ago||It just shows how cavalier||
It just shows how cavalier the attitude is about cheating in the SEC. They don't care because they don't think anything will happen. It rubs off on the recruits.
|11 hours 47 min ago||The times should be listed||
The times should be listed based on where the teams actually play. Duh.
Get back to work.
|11 hours 50 min ago||You shut your whore mouth.||
You shut your whore mouth.
|11 hours 51 min ago||Lot's of Big Ten alumns in||
Lot's of Big Ten alumns in the DC area.
But they have not publicized the BTT very well here, and so far they only list all-session tickets at hundreds of $$.
|20 hours 22 min ago||I get the same kind of||
I get the same kind of feeling about Dabo that I get from Hugh Freeze. There is something slimy about that guy.
I don't trust that program one bit.
I personally think they are cheating like motherfuckers.
|20 hours 27 min ago||There will be a 30-30 on this||
There will be a 30-30 on this someday.
|20 hours 37 min ago||More like an entire oak||
More like an entire oak tree.
|20 hours 40 min ago||very aggravating that someone||
very aggravating that someone so shitty can get as far as Yoder did
Sadly, it happens all the time. Slimeballs are everywhere.
I'm looking at you, Hugh Freeze.
|1 day 7 min ago||Ugly, ugly, ugly. Let's just||
Ugly, ugly, ugly.
Let's just get the hell out of there.
|1 day 39 min ago||Soft at the rim.||
Soft at the rim.
|1 day 3 hours ago||No, but Rutgers is bringing||
No, but Rutgers is bringing 100 basketball recruits.
|1 day 3 hours ago||OK, that's different then. I||
OK, that's different then.
I can definitly see the Rutgers connection.
No, wait . . . still doesn't make any fucking sense.
|1 day 3 hours ago||DO NOT LOSE||
DO NOT LOSE
|1 day 5 hours ago||It was probably a Big Ten||
It was probably a Big Ten ref.
They steal everything else from Michigan people.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Oh goodie. Now we have a||
Oh goodie. Now we have a home for when our sun explodes.
If anybody already lives there, we will just push them out onto ever smaller reservations until we control the whole thing.
It's what we do.
We'll let them run some casinos on Mars later out of guilt.
|1 day 12 hours ago||[Fill in the blank] has||
[Fill in the blank] has always been a tough out for Michigan at [Fill in the other blank].
|2 days 2 hours ago||Kate Upton is dating||
Kate Upton is dating around.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Let's not lose in the first||
Let's not lose in the first round of the BTT please.
|6 days 23 hours ago||A rare Assembly Hall win||
A rare Assembly Hall win immediately followed up by a rare Wisconsin win.
Things are looking up.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Kinda sad. People should be||
People should be sleeping in tents for this game.
|1 week 11 hours ago||He's been in the SEC so long||
He's been in the SEC so long he doesn't even know what the definition of cheating is anymore.
|1 week 20 hours ago||I see your point.||
I see your point.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Finebaum comes right out and||
Finebaum comes right out and says "It's not illegal" Yet he's decided that it's a problem anyway.
Meanwhile, his SEC is committing act after act that is blatantly illegal. He says nothing.
If he's wondering why us "Michigan zealots" won't take him seriously, there's your answer.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Because they are pissed that||
Because they are pissed that Harbaugh is always one step ahead of them. He's playing chess while they're playing checkers.
The playing field is not level. The programs in the south have access to the best players in their backyard, and they can pay them to sign up while nobody says anything.
Harbaugh is trying to level the playing field just a little by being creative and innovative and energetic. And it's working.
That drives them nuts. In their minds, a Big Ten team is just supposed to know it's place and duke it out with South Alabama and Louisiana Tech for 3-stars that the SEC does not want.
How dare Harbaugh recruit toe-to-toe with the top SEC teams?
They are going to show him.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Money quote by John U: "The||
Money quote by John U: "The NCAA is great at prosecuting misdemeanors, not so great at prosecuting felonies."
|1 week 20 hours ago||All of Harbaugh's hires of||
All of Harbaugh's hires of this nature that raised eyebrows have worked out great and are still with the program . . . Momma Gwen, Partridge, and so on.
The man knows who and how to hire.
Finebaum has no case.
|1 week 21 hours ago||+1 for twat-waffle.||
+1 for twat-waffle.
|1 week 21 hours ago||He's trying to divert||
He's trying to divert attention.
That's all he's got.
|1 week 21 hours ago||It's a good thing that||
It's a good thing that Finebaum spoke out against that.
Oh, wait . . .
|1 week 1 day ago||I didn't even apply to State||
I didn't even apply to State and I still got in.
|1 week 1 day ago||Dakich is a bazooka.||
Dakich is a bazooka. A good thing to have when it's pointed at an adversary. Not so much when it's pointed at you.
To be honest, I hated the guy before his son came here. If people remember he was relentlessly negative against Michigan. And if we were playing Indiana, forget it.
Then his son came here and he did a 180. It's all fun and games now, but he's still the same guy that uesd to troll us.
His son will graduate soon and memories will fade. Will he trun back into Troll-Dakich?
I'd be just as happy if he never did another Michigan game no matter what.
|1 week 1 day ago||DJ Wilson can play one of his||
DJ Wilson can play one of his kids.
|1 week 1 day ago||And he'd still be 2 feet in||
And he'd still be 2 feet in Jalen's yard where he doesn't belong, until one of Jalen's kids trucks him.
|1 week 2 days ago||And is that his mom behind||
And is that his mom behind him?
|1 week 2 days ago||If you squint a little, it||
If you squint a little, it looks like Tom Brady in his #10 Michigan uniform throwing a touch down pass to David Terrelle.
|1 week 3 days ago||He is a man who has always||
He is a man who has always beaten the long odds to do soemthing incredible.
Do it again, Bill.
|1 week 4 days ago||That was the clearest||
That was the clearest evidence of the whole game. Wagner didin't even touch him.
Bryant goes to the ground so the Ref just decides that he's going to call a foul on Wagner.
He did not actually see anything to merit a foul.
That foul was based on a decision, not on an observation.
|1 week 4 days ago||That defensive series at the||
That defensive series at the end of the first half where we missed like 5 shots in a row on offense but we still held them scoreless to maintain a 10 point lead . . . that may have been the story of the whole game.
|1 week 4 days ago||Tom Crean has that Eminem||
Tom Crean has that Eminem look after getting trucked.
|1 week 4 days ago||But he always looked and||
But he always looked and acted like a train wreck just waiting to happen. He seemed like a walking foul everytime he went on the court.
Wagner is just being picked on for no recognizable reason..
|1 week 4 days ago||You're really old.||
You're really old.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm greedy. I'm going for||
I'm greedy. I'm going for seeding.
|1 week 4 days ago||They've already called the||
They've already called the foul on him before the play even materializes.
It's like they decided it was just time to call a foul on him. They must have some schedule written down somewhere that says when it's time.
|1 week 4 days ago||That's . . . not undoable.||
That's . . . not undoable.
|1 week 4 days ago||This is a high-variance||
This is a high-variance offense. And that's killed us so far.
But it is what it is. It's not going to change over the next month.
So let's just hope that the flip side of high-variance shows up and we go on a big run.
Because when this offense is on, it can beat anybody.
|1 week 4 days ago||DJ gon' be good.||
DJ gon' be good.
|1 week 4 days ago||Credit to the Ref's for||
Credit to the Ref's for calling it mostly straight up. They picked on Wagner a little bit for no real reason, but on the whole they were much more even than we ever get at Assembly Hall.
|1 week 4 days ago||A rare win at Assembly||
A rare win at Assembly Hall.
Not exactly a vintage Indiana team, but there have been lots of non-vintage teams we played at Assembly Hall and we could not get a win anyway.
This is big.
|1 week 4 days ago||A rare win at Assembly||
A rare win at Assembly Hall.
Not exactly a vintage Indiana team, but there have been lots of non-vintage teams we played at Assembly Hall and we could not get a win anyway.
This is big.
|1 week 4 days ago||Why the F are we fouling?!||
Why the F are we fouling?!
|1 week 4 days ago||Finally! Some post defense.||
Finally! Some post defense.
|1 week 4 days ago||Um, we're right in the middle||
Um, we're right in the middle of playing at Indiana to make the Tournament.
Not off-season boredom.
|1 week 4 days ago||That's progress. In the past||
That's progress. In the past it would have just been a foul on us.
|1 week 4 days ago||This is DJ's coming out||
This is DJ's coming out party.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah, our Tournament has||
Yeah, our Tournament has pretty much already started. Lose and go home.
|1 week 4 days ago||Even better.||
|1 week 4 days ago||Cream Crean!!||
|1 week 4 days ago||We're actually hitting some||
We're actually hitting some threes on the road . . . amazing.
|1 week 4 days ago||Irvin takes the worst shots||
Irvin takes the worst shots with no pressure on him.
|1 week 4 days ago||Why are our numbers Notre||
Why are our numbers Notre Dame gold?
Looks like crap.
|1 week 4 days ago||Lame.||
|1 week 4 days ago||Where is the help in the||
Where is the help in the post???
We can't defend with just one down low.
|1 week 4 days ago||Ref's actually calling it||
Ref's actually calling it straight up.
Not like Bobby Knight days when the fouls would be 35 - 4 in IU's favor.
|1 week 4 days ago||I don't disagree with that,||
I don't disagree with that, but over the course of a season and especially at Playoff time, Brady is the difference maker.
It's a QB-driven league, and Brady is the best.
Yes I am biased, but still. An airline pilot will always tell you it's faster to go from NY to LA by plane than it is by bus. Of course he's biased. But he's also right.
Putting my bias aside, I truly don't think that Belichick and the Patriots even make it to the Super Bowl, much less win it, without Tom Brady.
|1 week 4 days ago||Too lazy.||
Maybe if it was a Big Ten team and not just a part-time ACC team.
|1 week 4 days ago||Cynic alert:||
Cynic alert: All this "you can graduate transfer if your new school has a program of study that is not available to you in your prior school" is just window dressing
They will always make up something to sort of sound convincing even if there is no material difference.
And everybody will go "OK, that's cool." Because nobody really cares.
They should just drop the rule and the charade, and let you graduate transfer if you've graduated and still have eligibility left.
|1 week 4 days ago||ZAP!||
|1 week 4 days ago||Ten Bill Belichicks on the||
Ten Bill Belichicks on the sideline ain't brining the Patriots back from 25 points down late in the 3rd quarter in the Super Bowl to win it in overtime.
Nobody can hit a moving 3-inch window of separation in 1.5 seconds like Tom Brady. That's what it took to win that game with New England's fairly marginal receivers.
When Tom Brady retires . . . Bill Belichick should retire too if he's smart.
He'll never see another Super Bowl or even another AFC Championship game once Brady is gone.
|1 week 5 days ago||Florida is starting to get on||
Florida is starting to get on my nerves.
|1 week 5 days ago||Can . . . not . . . stop . .||
Can . . . not . . . stop . . . watching.
|1 week 6 days ago||It turns out the BigTen||
It turns out the BigTen schedulers have actually given us a break by having us play MSU away on years where we have to play Ohio State away.
We don't have to play two tough teams on the road in the same year.
|1 week 6 days ago||3-9.||
If you are going to be a shit show, at least be like Baylor or an SEC team and have something to show for it.
|1 week 6 days ago||When "send me pictures of a||
When "send me pictures of a dress" can get you fired, people back then would have never stood a chance.
I used to work in a 24 hour diner in the late '70s . . . the stuff that passed for "normal" day-to-day interaction that passed without any comments, would singe your ears today.
Every single manager would have been fired within one day.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Meh, we're focused on taking||
Meh, we're focused on taking guys away from Alabama and Georgia.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Ohio State was in on many of||
Ohio State was in on many of those 5-stars early on, they didn't just all show up after the draft.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Duplicate post.||
Here's a picture of Spartan Stadium:
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||At some point, all these||
At some point, all these incidents reflect a pervasive culture that has been established that tells these athletes that they can get away with anything they want.
That will eventually bite you in the ass, which is what is happening now. None of this is a coincidence.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Michigan State University||
Michigan State University Police is investigating . . . ???
From the "Communications and Brand Strategy" group.
There is so much wrong with this before you even get to the, you konw, sexual assault.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Corley . . . well that didn't||
Corley . . . well that didn't last long.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You can play for Coach K.||
You can play for Coach K. You can coach for Coach K.
But none of that makes you Coach K.
Finding his successor will not be as easy as just grabbing somebody who used to play/coach at Duke.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We need to combine Amaker||
We need to combine Amaker (recruiting) with Beilein (Development) and get a complete coach.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Too much Art Briles, not||
Too much Art Briles, not enough Vicent Smith.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||There will be another Fire||
There will be another Fire Beilein thread this season and there will be another posbang thread this season...it's just how this team is built.
That's exactly right. It's a high variance offense that can overcome the team's defensive deficiencies when it's shooting 40% from three . . . and can't when it's not.
Not my cup of tea, but it is what it is. It's not going to change in February.
So nothing will surprise me the rest of the way. We could get hot from three, make the tournament, and go on a deep run. Or we could flame out and lose in the first round of the NIT.
Either is possible at this point.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well, good things happen when||
Well, good things happen when you hit 48% from three.
Unfortunately, it's just so damn hard to do it consistently, especially on the road.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||LSU owns Louisiana. They||
LSU owns Louisiana. They will make lots of fuss so that they feel better and then they will slink back to LSU
All that talk about Meyer being banned and how did that end out? With Weber at OSU.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Details?||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Are you 12?||
Are you 12?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Oh, she deserves it.||
Oh, she deserves it.
She got "promoted" because she has no discernable talent, knows it, and therefore works cheap.
ESPN is out of money.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, after the MSU game||
Yeah, after the MSU game Brady was the unambiguous starter in '99. It was his team and he was the one that beat Ohio State and Alabama back to back.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Smart, smart man.||
Smart, smart man.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This is a better fit for||
This is a better fit for Tennessee than it is for Brady Hoke.
He did not quite cut it as a P5 HC or DC, but as a DL coach, he's one of the best. It seems that he could have gone for a more stable situation than Butch Jones / Tennessee.
Any top (and stable) P5 team would take him on his on terms as a DL coach.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||If he's made it this far . .||
If he's made it this far . . . he's got a few things figured out.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I wonder how smart Belichick||
I wonder how smart Belichick will look as a coach without Brady in there? Brady makes a lot of decisions look like genius, even if they are just ordinary decisions.
I know one thing, when Brady is gone, NE will have to get some real receivers. Only Brady is able to get the ball in the 3-inch window of separation that his current receivers are able to get.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Nah, they'll just get used to||
Nah, they'll just get used to all the Michigan National Championships.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Any player that the Pat's||
Any player that the Pat's want . . . I would automatically keep.
I'd offer up players to them just to get the free scouting.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's just your opinion,||
That's just your opinion, man.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, he could have easily||
Yeah, he could have easily lost 3 more too. I think there is only one where he won convincingly.
It all evened out. Five is good.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||There was some talk in the||
There was some talk in the postgame about how the NFL is specifically architected to prevent dynasties . . . and the Patriots have done it anyway.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This incident is now||
This incident is now officially over.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||If he lost, that video would||
If he lost, that video would be sitting in Ace's "Hello" post graveyard next to Najee and Wilson.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Louisiana Tech has more MVPs||
Louisiana Tech has more MVPs than Ohio State.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ice cold.||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yes. Not even close. The||
Yes. Not even close. The previous record was 10 points.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I was at the PSU comeback in||
I was at the PSU comeback in '99. When Brady started the game-winning drive, he made the PSU DB's look totally hapless. It was almost unfair. I actually felt sorry for them.
Now Derek Fox can say "I got my ass torched by the greatest quarterback of all time!"
|2 weeks 3 days ago||When I was in college in the||
When I was in college in the '80s, I had an investment class. The professor told us "There is this technology company about to go public, you should all invest in it. It's called 'Apple'."
It would be like that.
(I had no money back then, so I did not do anything. That's why I'm posting this from my house and not from a suite at the Super Bowl.)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Do you even care what they||
Do you even care what they think?
They could not be more irrelevant right now.
Like cockroaches commenting on the Sistine Chapel.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||His "Montanna Moment".||
His "Montanna Moment". Except that mobody will use that term anymore. it will be "Brady Moment".
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Just fill up one hand and rub||
Just fill up one hand and rub Giselle's ass with the other.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||From The Wolverine magazine||
From The Wolverine magazine 1998 season preview:
Tom Brady, Quarterback
Once thought to be the odd-man-out in Michigan’s cache of talented quarterbacks, Brady is in line to lead the Wolverines onto the Notre Dame sod come Sept 5. Lacking extensive on-field experience, Brady still carries a strong arm, toughness and ever-increasing savvy to the fray.
The junior out of San Mateo, Calif., red-shirted his first year, went 3-for-5 passing for 26 yards and one interception in 1996, and was widely rumored to be a possible transfer. Instead he stuck it out, became U-M’s No. 2 quarterback in 1997 (12-for-15, 103 yards) and emerged from spring practice No. 1. He’ll have to hang onto the job this fall, but he appears primed to do just that.
Tom Brady earned it all, from absolute scratch.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||But it's more like selling||
But it's more like selling Chevy and Chevy.
Is there really an entirely different market segment for Scout than 247?
The College football recruiting sites market with only 4 major competitors does not seem like it has multiple sub-markets in it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I wonder how long they will||
I wonder how long they will keep that up?
I've been through a number of these in the corporate world, and they almost all end up with one entity being fully digested by the other.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Because it hasn't been||
Because it hasn't been updated since September.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||KBA has really stepped up her||
KBA has really stepped up her game on the recruiting trail the past 2 years, and its paying off
|2 weeks 4 days ago||They need more talent as much||
They need more talent as much as they need more effort.
A lot of their problem is that they don't have enough talent to keep up without 110% effort.
But it's hard to gin up that kind of effort every single game.
I'd settle for more talent that can win some games with less than perfect effort.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||And it shows how much||
And it shows how much recruiting means in basketball. You don't have much margin for error.
I just don't know if he has another class like that in him. I'm not seeing it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Damn straight. I almost||
Damn straight. I almost punched the guy at the bar who was an Ohio State fan just for cheering when they hit a three.
It doesn't really take much.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It's not all effort. They||
It's not all effort. They are simply not talented (and big) enough to keep from getting backed down in the post without fouling. Any help they get then leaves the perimeter open.
This has been a problem for years, and it's a system and recruiting problem.
It's not an appealing system for those big guys you need. So you try to soldier on without them. And when you are hitting 40% from the three line, you are OK.
But when you are not . . .
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Nobody is interested in||
Nobody is interested in calling him names. He's been good for the program and it is appreciated.
I just think he is locked into a system and style of recruiting that is not working out, and it is not going to change. It is who he is.
We are well past the point where we should be constantly worried about making an NCAA tournament that consists of 68 teams.
When you look at this team, do you really think it will be materially better next year or the year after? Is our goal just to make the NCAAs? That's the same aspiration that Northwestern has.
I'm not personally in favor of any kind of mid-season firing. Let him finish out the year and bow out with dignity.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I want whatever the top half||
I want whatever the top half of the Big ten is doing right now. Whatever Maryland is doing, do that.
If that's pure as the driven snow, great. If it's not quite as pure, then nobody cares anyway if most of the Big Ten is doing it.
We can't be the only program to adhere to an imaginary standard.
You can't tell me that the only two choices are Beilein-recrutitng and Calipari recruiting.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I would still like to give||
I would still like to give him some benefit of the doubt. But he seems locked in a system that has no margin for error.
You hit 40% from the three line or you die.
I would be happy with an updated John Beilein, I just don't know if he can do it.
Plain and simple, at a program like Michigan he has to be able to recruit better. He has to be able to recruit athletes, especially down low.
Why is he recruiting players from Germany when he's next door to Detroit and a few hours from Chicago? Can he not recruit in our own naturally talent-rich area? Is he locked into a system that does not appeal to a lot fo those kids?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Because the factors that were||
Because the factors that were in place for 50+ years that made us a top program are still in place.
That we are not a top program is for self-inflicted reasons, not because it is structural or unrealistic.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||is that ever coming back, or||
is that ever coming back, or was that a one-time thing based on a few key players that have turned out to be unicorns?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||They are already here.||
They are already here.
We are not going to make them go away by wearing white dresses.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm with you.||
I'm with you. We are timid and boring.
Our period of Fab Five self-flagellation is long over. Bring back the swagger.
Bring back the black socks and the big bold Block M.
Bring back the tempo on offense by athletes that can go to the rim, and the doubling-down the post on defense by athletes that can get back to cover the threes.
By all means, don't cheat in recruiting like Louisville and Kentucky. But whatever the top half of the Big Ten is doing, do that. If it's not quite pure, then nobody really cares anyway.
We can't be the only program living on a island of self-imposed purity based on arbitrary and capricious rules that are going to change in a few years anyway.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||People often don't realize||
People often don't realize what an illustrious basketball history Michigan has:
- A National Championship
- 6 total National Championship game appearances
- 7 total Final Fours
- 12 total Elite Eights
- The inaugural Big Ten Tournament championship
- Numerous Big Ten titles
All of this stretched across the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s, and ‘10s.
We did not make our mark with just one team like Georgetown, or just one coach like Duke. We did it across decades with different coaches and teams and players.
That’s a record as good as or better than so-called “basketball schools” such as Purdue, Maryland, Arizona, Georgetown, etc.
We did it because we are a top program in a talent-rich area that values basketball.
We are like an SEC football team is in that sense . . . a top program in a talent-rich area.
We are not like Iowa is in football. We do not have to settle for being a Kirk Ferentz program as our ceiling.
Michigan is a top basketball program. It’s our heritage.
It’s time to return to our basketball heritage.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||We love him for that, and||
We love him for that, and he's been well paid for that.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So simple a Sparty and||
So simple a Sparty and Buckeye can do it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The ironic thing is that he's||
The ironic thing is that he's a couple of doors down from a coach that is a master of recruiting in Jim Harbaugh.
It's almost hard to believe they are both at the same school.
I 100% believe that Harbaugh could recruit basketball players better than Beilein can recruit basketball players, despite having no basketball background.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||What always puzzles me is||
What always puzzles me is that he schemes and receruits like he's at iowa or Nebraska (or West Virginia).
You can win a National Championship just by recruiting southeast Michigan. It's been done.
He does not have to recruit teams that can't defend / play the post. But he does, and it's killing him.
Relying on threes . . . is not reliable. You hit too many dry spells.
At the end of the Michigan - MSU game, MSU had nothing special to offer up, they just attacked the post. It was basic and vanilla and unremarkable . . . and it worked. It was reliable.
Had Michigan been able to hit their threes, we would have easily won. But we didn't. We could not rely on it.
But it's apparently part of Beilien's DNA. It does not look like he's going to change. We are stuck where we are.
So, we will have this high-variance offense the rest of the season that can make up for the defensive deficiencies when it's on, and can't when it's off.
It goes both ways, so you can count on us having a stretch of upcoming games where we look great and we will say "Where has that been all season? Maybe we are good enough to get into the tournament and make a deep run!"
But it won't last. It will be fool's gold.
And I've just plain grown tired of it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||And I could even live with||
And I could even live with that if the trajectory was there.
But this was supposed to be the year where the trajectory pointed up.
No wait, that was last year.
Or maybe it was next year.
I've lost track.
You know, I'm just not seeing it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||We've become Iowa football in||
We've become Iowa football in basketball.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||OK, he's performing well||
OK, he's performing well versus Ellerbe and Amaker. Got it.
He's not performing well at a $3.37 million per year level. He's not performing well versus the resources and recruiting advantages he has at Michigan.
Miichigan is a program that can ask what do we want to be? Not what do we have to be.
Michigan as a program can do better than not-Ellerbe, not-Amaker. We don't have to settle.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh ain't faking it. He||
Harbaugh ain't faking it. He is who he is.
Saban, Meyer, etc. will say and do the same kinds of things, but you can see their faces cracking from the fake smiles when they do it. They are just selling.
Harbaugh is just being.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Shit, any washed out athlete||
Shit, any washed out athlete over 35 can do that.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Douche Barge||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You make it sound like that's||
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Low character two-star||
Low character two-star players.
The MSU Difference.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Adversity did not even need||
Adversity did not even need to happen.
They have been living off of us stepping on our own dicks for a decade. As soon as we stopped doing that, they regressed to where they naturally belong without them having to do anything . . . a middle of the pack Big Ten team.
Them then turning around and stepping on their own dicks on top of all of that gets them 3-9.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I heard that Dantonio won the||
I heard that Dantonio won the popular vote to be dismissed, but not the electoral vote, so he is stiil there.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||They need to know who is||
They need to know who is going to be arresting them.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Let it go. Wilson ain't||
Let it go. Wilson ain't coming here.
SEC teams cheat and we still out-recruited 85.7% of them, and essentially tied one of their other top.
We are on the right trajectory.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Damn! Now I can't say||
Damn! Now I can't say anything snarky.
The beauty of the argument is that if you take tails . . . you won't be wrong either!
My #1 bust would have to be RB Sam McDuffie, because he looked like a bust before he even left high school.
Everybody got all hyped-up about that video of him hurdling a small skinny defender and got way ahead of themselves. He was ranked much too high.
Then one of his big HS games was nationally televised on ESPN. He didn't do squat against better competition. I wondered what all the fuss was.
He came to Michigan and the pattern continued. He was not going to cut it against real competition and he ran in a way (constantly jumping off the ground and spining in the air) that would get him hurt.
Also speaking of PED's, Justin Fargas did well at USC after he left a mediocre stay at Michigan, but he looked 'roided up at USC, IMO. I hope I am wrong about that.
That's one I would not bet on.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'd argue with you more but||
I'd argue with you more but we are running out of room!
We did this exact experiment in a probability class that I had in college, because the argument you are making is intuitive and it is what most people would think.
But a tail is no more or less likely than a head, even after 10 heads in a row.
If HHHH already came up, I would have no problem picking H on the next flip.
I would have a problem saying that I can flip 5 H's in a row. It's not the same thing.
Predicting the outcome of flip #5 (an independent 50/50 event) is not the same thing as picking the outcome of all 5 flips.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It does not matter what I||
It does not matter what I pick.
If HHHH occured, and then you waited a year to flip again, would you still think it mattered that you hit HHHH a year ago?
The reason nobody ever flips 100,000 heads in a row is not because the coin tries to "make up" for the fact that you just filpped 4 heads in a row or 10 heads in a row or 20 heads in a row ... it's because the odds on the next flip are truly 50/50. Tails is just as likely as heads on the next flip.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||These rankings reflect the||
These rankings reflect the opinions as of NSD.
Woodson was rated very highly, but not quite as highly as we would have thought given the generational talent he turned out to be:
Here were his rankings as of 1995 NSD:
- Prep Football Report/Lemming:#2 S, #4 Midwest, 1st Team All American
- Superprep:#9 DB, #3 Midwest, All American
- National Recruiting Advisor:#3 S, 5.9/6.1 (Future All American)
- BlueChip Illustrated:#2 DB, #1 DB Midwest, Midwest Co-MVP
- National Bluechips:1 of 18 S's rated 10.5 (Highest Rating), Top 105 List
- Detroit Free Press:#2 Midwest -
- Street & Smith:All American/Top 50 (pre-season)
- USA Today:All-USA 1st Team
That's very good, but knowing what we know now he should have been #1 in every category.
Conversely, there are some surprises in the other direction.
One of our biggest "gets" of all time based on NSD opinion at that time is a name you would not even think of - Ricky Powers in 1990.
He was a Rashan Gary-esque #1 OVR and #1 RB in the entire country according to Lemming and other services. When you read some contemporary accounts at that time, he was as hyped as Gary was.
His career did not match the hype, but in terms of NSD opinion he was arguably one of our biggest recruits ever along with Gary in 2016, Peppers in 2015, Henson in 1998, Fargas in 1998, and Toomer in 1992.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The coin has no memory.||
The coin has no memory.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke can still be successsful||
Hoke can still be successsful as a D-Line coach in a top program. He just has to get the right situation.
Trying to change Oregon's DNA as their DC was not it. Tennessee is a better fit, but that program's stability is still a concern.
I don't know what choices he had, but if he is going in as a DL coach I might have looked for a better situation than 2017 Tennessee. If he is going in as the DC, it could be a disaster.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, I might have gone with||
Wow, I might have gone with something better than "the clapper" after waiting that long.
Jerk Store or naked .gifs of Kate Upton or something like that.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's an amazzing stat.||
That's an amazzing stat.
And when we do hit 2018, we will have another Harbaugh recrutitng class added to the list. That number may jump to 20.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The early signing period||
The early signing period makes sense from a sanity point of view, but I do enjoy the circus that is NSD. I'll miss it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If The Game was at Michigan||
If The Game was at Michigan Stadium, we would have won by 10 points.
We would not have had refs trying to play up to the home crowd.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||WD, we said you need to get||
WD, we said you need to get more sex, not socks.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Still has good footwork.||
Still has good footwork.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Let it go dude. You are not||
Let it go dude. You are not going to win this one.
Live to fight another day.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||One for the ages. Would not||
One for the ages. Would not let it go.
"Come back and fight you bloody coward!"
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Mr Wilson says Hi from||
Mr Wilson says Hi from Athens.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||For free?||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Alabama - BEST CLASS (1st)||
Alabama - BEST CLASS (1st) WORST CLASS (N/A)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Plus we will have a third||
Plus we will have a third stellar class - 2018 - in the mix too. You know you can count on it.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Seth, this came out||
Seth, this came out great!
This line says it all:
"National championship teams have to get close enough (recruiting-wise) for luck to do the rest."
Harbaugh is there The luck was not there this year, but luck does not root for any team in particular. It will even out.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Great event. The audio on||
Great event. The audio on the stream was bad however. Lots of mumbling and the various bands sounded like they were 100 yards away.
Whoever is producing this should have somebody watching the stream real-time and relaying back to production how well / poorly the stream is working.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The Ohio State Difference.||
The Ohio State Difference.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The recruits and especially||
The recruits and especially their parents like it. It will keep being done.
Whoever shows up to watch, shows up. Whoever watches the stream, watches the stream.
It's not like it has to clear some kind of Nielsen ratings hurdle to reamin a thing.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, they did a great job.||
Yeah, they did a great job. You could tell they actually pay attention to Michigan and recrutitng.
Like MgoBlog-level pay attention.
They are not just some talking heads that showed up for a day.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Hail Cesar!||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||One of these things is not||
One of these things is not like the other.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Can't coach height.||
Can't coach height.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Because central PA an hour||
Because central PA an hour away from Altoona as the biggest major city is so much higher up the food chain.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||So he just cut and pasted||
So he just cut and pasted this link? Tsk tsk.
He should acknowledge his source, IMO.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Should I feel better?||
Should I feel better? Somehow I don't feel better.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I miss that guy. His last||
I miss that guy. His last minute "heroics" probably sent Michigan to two extra NCAA tournaments that it wouldn't have gotten to otherwise.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Quite an accomplishment in||
Quite an accomplishment in this day and age.
Harder than staying employed as a Notre Dame coach.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||His Dudeness is only here so||
His Dudeness is only here so he can refresh his points machine gun, to fire it at us in future Posbangs.
I'm surprised he has any ammo left at all.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||GOAT||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I love these. I remember a||
I love these. I remember a lot of these names since that was when I was at Michigan.
It really does show how fleeting it is to be a big time football player at a level like Michigan. It goes by so quickly.
Same thing with being a college student in general. It's a reality bubble that pops all too quickly.
I tell students: don't make fun of all the old alumni . . . you will be an alumni 20 times longer thatn you will be a college student.
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|2 weeks 6 days ago||This proabaly won't end well.||
This proabaly won't end well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Cesar said at SoS that he||
Cesar said at SoS that he knew he was going to Michigan like eight months ago.
I'll bet most of these kids that we were on pins and needles about were already committed weeks if not months ago.
We basically made up our own drama.
It must be fun for these kids to watch us make fools of ourselves.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||He can't even recruit well.||
He can't even recruit well. He's Brady Hoke without the recruiting.
Not good, Bob.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You're late.||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Even he doesn't believe his||
Even he doesn't believe his own shit.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The concept of a "Team Mom"||
The concept of a "Team Mom" is a great idea. It's an advantage for us, but every team really should have it.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The minivan with the writing||
The minivan with the writing on it is the most Wal*Mart thing ever.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Oooo, that's not going to end||
Oooo, that's not going to end well.