rundown of Michigan's riser
|2 hours 11 min ago||You are correct. Omar got||
You are correct. Omar got passionate and angry last night when thinking about the OSU 2nd half. Apologies
|13 hours 11 min ago||Agree with you for the most||
Agree with you for the most part but I still can't get past the fact that he consistently lined up a player at QB who physically could not throw a football.
Telegraphing a run the moment Denard came in the game without Devin. Iowa gameplan had them in the backfield together while they weren't at all vs OSU. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
|13 hours 22 min ago||Did you think Denard was||
Did you think Denard was running vs OSU when he was lined up at QB?
|13 hours 54 min ago||Good stuff Heiko but I'm||
Good stuff Heiko but I'm still wondering if Borges can answer why he constantly lined up Denard at QB in the 2nd half vs OSU and ran him every time. Not once did he line Denard and Devin at the same time.
OSU players are quoted after the game saying everytime Denard was in their coaches told them to load the box. Why did we keep doing this?
|14 hours 4 min ago||How was our passing game v||
How was our passing game v OSU with Devin on the sidelines and a QB that literally couldn't throw? Man, that must've been difficult to defend
|14 hours 11 min ago||Problem was he lined Denard||
Problem was he lined Denard up at QB so many times in that 2nd half when everyone knew he couldn't physically throw a football. They stacked the box and knew it was going to be a run.
The Denard "sandwich" TD, while awesome, was the worst thing that could've happened for an OC like Borges. He fell in love with the idea that Denard could break one at any time.
Shit, OSU Defenders were quoted after the game saying that whenever Denard was lined up at QB it was going to be a run and they'd stack the box.
At least during the Iowa game, he had Denard and Devin out there together. Against OSU that never happened. Honestly, the worst offensive coaching I can remember. Will never forgive him for it.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Might be hard attracting FAs||
Might be hard attracting FAs with that owner of yours.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Absolutely. Well now that||
Absolutely. Well now that Cleveland has the pick we know he wont go #1.
Who wants him to go to a team owned by a stereotypical, whiny Sparty anyway? Gilbert really is a typical Sparty isnt he? Never thought about that before tonight.
|1 day 16 hours ago||If Orlando or New Orleans||
If Orlando or New Orleans gets top pick, Trey has a shot to go #1 overall. Longshot but there's a chance
|1 day 17 hours ago||The 1998 class was||
The 1998 class was ridiculous. From Rivals:
"An amazing four recruits - quarterback Drew Henson, running back Justin Fargas, and wide receivers David Terrell and Marquise Walker - were ranked among the top three players at their positions, with Henson the No. 1 pro-style QB and Fargas the consensus No. 1 tailback nationally."
|4 days 14 hours ago||BFF? WTF man||
BFF? WTF man
|5 days 15 hours ago||The key is that Treys right||
The key is that Treys right arm isnt even extended which negates the possibility that the official can claim it was a 'body' foul.
I remember being so pissed at the refs that night and then composing myself at work the next day. This post, while I appreciate it, isn't helping
|1 week 13 hours ago||Josh Jackson? Are we just||
Josh Jackson? Are we just conceding to Calipari here?
Caveat - Yes, I know he's 2016 but many are saying he's the best talent to come out of MI since CWebb.
|1 week 2 days ago||In fact, OSU QB Cardale Jones||
In fact, OSU QB Cardale Jones uses it to express displeasure in the education system. As in "I didn't come here to go to no class, I'm a football playa" ...or something along those lines.
|1 week 3 days ago||Great message board. Guys||
Great message board. Guys really know their stuff! http://community.wizards.com/
|1 week 3 days ago||What do you call an Orc||
What do you call an Orc hanging on the wall with no arms and no legs?
|1 week 3 days ago||"enough men aboard to plug||
"enough men aboard to plug them all"
Let's use some better tact when discussing Penn St
|1 week 4 days ago||Whoa... Good luck||
Whoa... Good luck
|1 week 5 days ago||Good to hear from you Vonk.||
Good to hear from you Vonk. It's been a while
|1 week 5 days ago||Sounds rustic||
|1 week 5 days ago||Just make sure they don't||
Just make sure they don't catch you in the streets with a ton of reefer. Also, try not to hustle, just relax and strive and tell them kids you was a fan of the Jackson 5.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||One of our PGs scored 17||
One of our PGs scored 17 points in the first half of the National Championship game. Thats almost as big a stage as Cameron...I think we'll be fine
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Stephen Curry might be one of||
Stephen Curry might be one of the most entertaining NBA players I've ever seen. Just had to get that off my chest.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting...thanks for||
Interesting...thanks for sharing. Must've been fascinating considering your track record.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Cool story Ed||
Cool story Ed
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'd say "Two in the Top 30||
I'd say "Two in the Top 30 and a third in the Top 90." Sounds exactly like last years class come to think of it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If Walton leaves after next||
If Walton leaves after next year...then we probably won the national championship.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Meant something for us.||
Meant something for us. Preseason Top 5 and finished #2
|3 weeks 3 days ago||OSU will be predicted to||
OSU will be predicted to finish higher than Indiana who will take a big step back with the losses of Zeller, Oladipo, Watford and Hulls. They still have Yogi I guess
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Don't forget 6'7||
Don't forget 6'7 Speight.
While the W/L column is uncertain in the next few years, the one thing im sure of is that we'll be the largest, most physical team in the nation. The size we're bringing in at nearly every position (esp. Offense) is absurd.
QB, RB, OL, TE, WR....that's like all the positions on offense...so yeah
|3 weeks 6 days ago||If Marquise Walker had Steve||
If Marquise Walker had Steve Breaston's stride/speed he would have probably been the greatest receiver in the history of the world. Way to add Mo' pressure mang
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I hear ya. Just frustrated -||
I hear ya. Just frustrated - was hoping they'd go with Milliner.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||If we were going with DE, why||
If we were going with DE, why not Mingo? WTF?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Dee Milliner Plz!!||
Dee Milliner Plz!!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Everyone always says trade||
Everyone always says trade down but it rarely happens. Let's just hope the Lions don't F the #5 pick up
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I hear ya. I even tried to||
I hear ya. I even tried to root for the Raiders after Woodson was drafted. That sucked
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Disagree. Things will get||
Disagree. Things will get much worse for them before they start to turn the page. 5-7 years or longer is about the quickest they could do it with the huge loss of scholarships and ongoing bowl ban.
Then they'll have to shed that bottom feeder rep. Gonna be rough.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||11 hours and now it's getting||
11 hours and now it's getting dark on the East Coast. Oh well, back to Superman III
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Failure||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Quad post fail||
Quad post fail
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It's been 6 hours since your||
It's been 6 hours since your post and he's still nowhere to be found. They better catch this bastard soon
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It's been 6 hours and he's||
It's been 6 hours and he's still nowhere to be found. They better catch this bastard soon
|4 weeks 6 days ago||How is this guy still on the||
How is this guy still on the run? Appears this guy has completely confused FBI and Boston PD. Is it possible he has some help? SMH
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Recruiting doesn't||
Recruiting doesn't matter...all about development... It's better to turn down 4 and 5 Stars if you don't think they're willing to RS.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||No way Walton redshirts. He's||
No way Walton redshirts. He's the #37 player in the country. Before last year, he would have been one of the highest rated recruits we've picked up in like 15 years.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Song? Or Dong? WHICH IS||
Song? Or Dong?
WHICH IS IT!!!!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||You must be really young||
You must be really young
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Unless Devin blows up and||
Unless Devin blows up and goes pro, I'd guess not.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Open? That pipeline isn't||
Open? That pipeline isn't closing any time soon regardless of Webb.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Agree with Blazefire here.||
Agree with Blazefire here. I'm sure that QB is above average for HS but nowhere near D1 level. If I threw to Drake I bet I'd have some solid stats as well.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The final pieces of the||
The final pieces of the national championship puzzle are coming together.
Time will tell but does anyone else think Hoke & Co are better recruiters than Lloyd? Gotta be close, right?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||You shouldn't drink like that||
You shouldn't drink like that given your condition and all
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Much less risk for career||
Much less risk for career ending/altering injury as an OL than a PG in Basketball. It'd be different if Lewan was pretty much any other position than an OL.
The NBA draft is also much more futile. Just 2 rounds and only 1st rounders get guaranteed contracts. Gotta strike while the iron is hot.
This is a great thing for UM basketball...Beilein on recruiting trail has so much ammo now: "We develop guys into Top 10 draft picks, play in Final 4s/Natl Championships, have a new $100M basketball facility/arena, etc"
We're back and we're not going anywhere
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Finally a reason to watch the||
Finally a reason to watch the NBA. Our last Top 10 guy was Tractor Traylor - wow, it's been awhile
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Also, Fitz started really||
Also, Fitz started really slow last year. It took him most of the year to hit his stride and then the injury happened. I could be wrong but he looked about 7-10 pounds heavier last year than 2011.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Homeless mans?||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah. A horrible failure in||
Yeah. A horrible failure in part since they gave him full reign on personnel. He was way too loyal to Kentucky players - brought in Antoine Walker, Walter McCarty, Ron Mercer and a bunch of other UK dudes.
He also ran his #3 overall draft pick Chauncey Billups out of town. That didnt bode too well for his talent recognition skills.
Gotta give him credit for his Louisville squad this year though - they don't have an NBA player on their roster (maybe Dieng) yet they've been the favorite since they won the Big East Tourney a couple weeks ago.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||'Merica||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||You better wear that FUCKING||
You better wear that FUCKING HAT!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Webber CAN do whatever he||
Webber CAN do whatever he wants. The University just can't purchase tickets for him
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah Jalen. Get it done||
Yeah Jalen. Get it done
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Been watching Fab Five doc on||
Been watching Fab Five doc on loop and BTN since 8am. So HYPE RIGHT NOW!!! AAAAAHHHHHH!!!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||A 6'6 sharpshooter with||
A 6'6 sharpshooter with decent athleticism and good passing skills is much more valuable in the NBA than a a short but really athletic guard who's inconsistent at best, erratic at worst.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Your CBS link is a bit||
Your CBS link is a bit outdated - McGary isn't even listed and according to Chad Ford he's a 1st Rounder if he left (which he won't). http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2013/04/espns_chad_ford_michig...
I was listening to SVP and Rusillo yesterday and they had a segment on drafting players who are in the Final 4. They were making the argument that they'd take 5 Mich players before anyone on Louisville, Syracuse or Wichita St.
They said they really wanted to put MCW of Syracuse in Top 5 but didn't know who to take out. Bottom line - we've got ridiculous talent.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Sam Dekker. If you're gonna||
Sam Dekker. If you're gonna break a 4 year drought at least get the name right. Sheesh.
Eric Decker catches balls from Peyton Mannings Heisman runner-up arm
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Is there a place to see this?||
Is there a place to see this? Or just going to be a press release via Newswire?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I wonder what Shannon Scott||
I wonder what Shannon Scott is thinking right now...and Thad Matta who decided to offer Scott (from GA) instead of Trey (from Columbus). Hahahaha...Thad
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||Isn't he not allowed to have||
Isn't he not allowed to have any contact with the program in any capacity until May? He just wrote an autobiography...my hunch is that this apology is coming soon
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||I've heard some chatter (Walk||
I've heard some chatter (Walk Ons Podcast specifically) about how Kentucky will win it all and not even be challenged next year. Did no one see what happened this year? First round NIT exit.
I don't care who's coming in...that's just ignorant.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Whoa||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Have they played against each||
Have they played against each other much? I thought I read that WVU was only in the Big East for 1-2 years before Beilein came to Michigan.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||With Tom Crean as coaching||
With Tom Crean as coaching mastermind while playing two 5'11 guards in Hulls/Ferrell and sharpshooter Oladipo as their outside threats. Color me not surprised that they couldn't attack the zone or shoot over the zone.
We should be fine on offense. Just need to keep up our defense that we played against FL
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It appears to but the Big||
It appears to but the Big East isnt very good at shooting the 3 ball. This is a great site I found the other day. http://statsheet.com/mcb/beyondthearc/confs/big-east
I haven't taken the time to fully analyze but it's not hard to see they struggle. This site would be a great tool to put together an analysis if someone feels so inclined.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||You're correct, Burke will||
You're correct, Burke will guard Triche who in no way is 6'4. Probably closer to 6'2 and Trey will harass the hell out of him as he can be careless with the ball.. Hardaway on MCW
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Burke ain't gonna let us||
Burke ain't gonna let us lose. Bring it Syracuse and Louisville - good luck bitches
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Love Jalen. Detroit through||
Love Jalen. Detroit through and through. Go Blue
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Can someone break down why||
Can someone break down why this team is #1 in Kenpom? I read the preview and I still don't get it.
They shoot a lot of threes but aren't particularly good at it. Have no true PG guard and are short at most of their guard/wing positions.
Is it just a matter of pressure defense and blowing out inferior teams at home?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Sounds like VCU||
Sounds like VCU
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Rooting interest today? If||
Rooting interest today?
If we can get past Florida, would we rather face Syracuse or Marquette? I think I'd rather play Syracuse. Marquette is too Wisconsin-like for my taste
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Love this quote from Glenn||
Love this quote from Glenn (talking about Trey)
"The main thing he kept saying was, 'Believe,'" Robinson III said. "He said, 'We can't lay down right now. We've worked too hard to lose this game by 10 or 15. We've got to cut this lead down. If we don't step our game up right now, this is it for us. We might regret this for the rest of our lives."
That's leadership right there.
Hop on the bandwagon everyone - this team is clicking at the right time.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Right when that happened I||
Right when that happened I said "Probably shouldnt have done that to Mitch of all people. Kansas is screwed." Took awhile but I was eventually right.
25 and 14. 25 and 14 against Withey. Holy crap
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Probably shouldn't have done||
Probably shouldn't have done that to Mitch. Kansas is so fucked now
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Sounds crazy!||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Time to teach these country||
Time to teach these country boys a lesson. Let's do this
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Yup, I hear that. DWade has||
Yup, I hear that. DWade has Mr Stern to thank for his entire career. Hope he's thankful.
Who knows? Maybe Oladipo will get lucky with a new commish that thinks he's marketable
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Yup. Gotta be Crean.||
Yup. Gotta be Crean. Maintains his Lil Bro complex years after he left East Lansing.
Sweet 16 rings last year, cutting nets down after a loss, coaching kids to fake injuries (@Minn) and randomly freaking out at other coaches after games (Jeff Meyer). This guy is a loser through and through.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Someone get Thad Matta a||
Someone get Thad Matta a towel. I bet he hates HD
|7 weeks 6 days ago||If Marquette and Indiana||
If Marquette and Indiana matchup, what kind of post-game fireworks will Crean and Buzz Williams provide? I predict chaos.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Monday, April 8. Tip should||
Monday, April 8. Tip should be around 8:20 EST and we'll hoist the hardware around 10:30 or so.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||The NBA and NFL drafts are so||
The NBA and NFL drafts are so different though. There are 2 rounds in the NBA draft and contracts are only guaranteed in the 1st round. You've got to strike while the iron is hot and Burkes stock is sky high right now - He's probably going to win the frickin Wooden award.
It's just a much riskier prospect for Burke to come back as it is for Lewan both stock-wise and injury-wise.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||Exactly. Sullinger was the||
Exactly. Sullinger was the focus of OSUs team and would have been Top 5 if he came out after his Freshman year.
That is not the case with GR3. He will be a much larger part of the offense next year and his stock should keep rising as he becomes more productive
|8 weeks 1 day ago||THJs dad is an NBA scout. I||
THJs dad is an NBA scout. I trust they'll be informed enough to make the right decision. It's their decision and their life. Beileins got this thing rolling now. We'll be fine.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Burke is gone man, as he||
Burke is gone man, as he should be. This is a good thing - we are starting to put guys into the top of the draft. Who was our last guy to go Top 10? Traylor?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Burke is a perfect example of||
Burke is a perfect example of what can happen when you come back for a 2nd year. Went from borderline 1st rounder to Top 10 lock. I assume he'll give GR3 some advice
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Speaking of Duke, Chris||
Speaking of Duke, Chris Collins (Duke Asst) will be named Northwesterns next Head Coach per Jeff Goodman of CBS.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Indiana bought rings for||
Indiana bought rings for their Sweet 16 appearance last year
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Not that Dymonte is||
Not that Dymonte is underrated but I really think he's going to catch some people by surprise. His early commitment may have made people forget just how good this kid is for whatever reason.
I could see him as a 4 year starter especially since he's an EE.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke IS building something||
Hoke IS building something special. Even from a non-homer perspective, it's hard not to see what he's in the midst of doing. The next 3-5 years are going to be ridiculous
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I love it. At this point I'd||
I love it. At this point I'd much rather have this team beaming with confidence. Mid to end of B1G play it seemed like they lost who that 20-0 team was pre-B1G.
Motivation should not be an issue for any team in the tourney. Confidence/swag is much more important IMO.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Lest we forget, we beat a||
Lest we forget, we beat a much better team in VCU(5) than what Kansas beat in UNC (9). And completely dominated them.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Mark Donnal is a 6'9 Top 100||
Mark Donnal is a 6'9 Top 100 guy coming in with Walton and Irvin next year.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah. McLemore is much better||
Yeah. McLemore is much better than Harris. The knock on him is that he's a Homecourt player. Struggles in Road/Neutral court games
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Wow, that is unreal. 3.11 is||
Wow, that is unreal. 3.11 is crazy especially considering how much he handles the ball. Anyone know how 3.11 stacks up historically in the Big Ten or even NCAA?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, we definitely want UNC||
Yes, we definitely want UNC due to their smaller lineup. Withey (KU) is a 7'1 shot blocking beast who can also score. I'd worry that Mitch would get into some foul trouble in that matchup.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Kewl!||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Let's go fellas. Time to put||
Let's go fellas. Time to put VCU back in their place.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||B1G dominating of course.||
B1G dominating of course. Let's keep it going boys - starting at 12:15
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Not to mention their starting||
Not to mention their starting PG for slanging that reefer
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I say bring on VCU. Let's see||
I say bring on VCU. Let's see them try to press one of the least turnover prone teams in the nation. #EZBUCKETS
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously. What a perfect||
Seriously. What a perfect time to get it back
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||Drink less||
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||Florida is crazy overrated.||
Florida is crazy overrated. No good wins besides Wisconsin early in the year (I think).
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Van Exel - still pissed about||
Van Exel - still pissed about the '92 Final 4
|9 weeks 16 hours ago||...in the NIT||
...in the NIT
|9 weeks 16 hours ago||We'll always have Virginia,||
We'll always have Virginia, Mercury
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||Hopefully no relation to the||
Hopefully no relation to the SF Giant RF slugger stage
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||Wednesday $5 dollar chicken||
Wednesday $5 dollar chicken burritos with large fountain drink deal. Hope you got the black beans
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||Mass is important. Gotta get||
Mass is important. Gotta get in that chest work. Crucial.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Not on defense||
Not on defense
|9 weeks 4 days ago||You nailed it. This fanbase||
You nailed it. This fanbase needs to remember this is college basketball, not football.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||You're right. I was thinking||
You're right. I was thinking KenPom
|9 weeks 4 days ago||This is correct response.||
This is the correct response. And we've been in the Top 10 every single week except one this year.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Considering your pace, it||
Considering your pace, it won't be long
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I was sitting basically in||
I was sitting basically in Wisconsins student section. After the game I walked in the rain in a daze with no regard for cars. Just didnt care.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Kentuckys Freshman this year||
Kentuckys Freshman this year are All-World. /s
|9 weeks 6 days ago||You should probably spend||
You should probably spend more time analyzing this.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||You sound like the kind of||
You sound like the kind of guy who pushed for Aaron Curry over Stafford a few years ago.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||A reach? He's #4 overall||
A reach? He's #4 overall according to Scouts Inc (McShay) and #2 overall to Mel Kiper. I just hope he's there at #5
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||Yep. Now, all of those TE||
Yep. Now, all of those TE screens they loved throwing to Pettigrew will be RB screens to Bush. Yes plz
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||I agree with you about the||
I agree with you about the split fandom but Drake is in High School right now. So...Yeah.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||And is dad is a lifelong||
And his dad is a lifelong Michigan fan who can give him perspective. That Michigan was nearly in the title game as recently as 2006, why the drop- off and how Michigan is trending upward with Hoke and the way he's recruiting.
I find it funny the people who think Alabama or USC have always been dominant. College football is cyclical and it's not difficult to see where Michigan will be in the near future.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'm referring to the shoddy||
I'm referring to the shoddy reporting. They act high and mighty like they won't give out the names and then "accidentally" show them on the documents. I found that incredible.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Plenty of speculation on 11||
Plenty of speculation on 11 Warriors as to who the 3 players are. I'm not listing them, you'll have to click through. http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2013/03/20458/report-three-ohio-state-foot...
|10 weeks 1 day ago||You're right. Poor choice of||
You're right. Poor choice of words. Should have said "I'd be leery of any investigation if this happened at ND."
And that refers to any investigation at ND including sexual assault and negligent homicide.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I like you Brown Bear but||
I like you Brown Bear but pretty sure you're missing the point here. No one is celebrating the fact that this (allegedly) happened.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'm just glad this didn't||
I'm just glad this didn't happen at ND...You know how that "investigation" would be handled.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I can't believe this||
I can't believe this newscast. Seriously, you don't cover the name of the accused on the documents? Holy crap! Only in Ohio
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Miami. They're actually older||
Miami. They're actually older than a number of NBA teams.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||No and this whole rest thing||
No and this whole rest thing is completely overrated. If they need rest then Beilein will give them a break during practice next week.
Kemba Walker and UConn won the Big East Tourney playing 5 straight days a few years ago. Then they went out and won 6 straight to take the NCAA Championship.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||We've been Top 5 for all but||
We've been Top 5 for all but 2 weeks. Let that sink in
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Jim Tressel went to Michigan?||
Jim Tressel went to Michigan? Man, I hope the Buckeyes don't hear about this
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Of course losing Burke is not||
Of course losing Burke is not good but Beilein has set us up for long term success. Remember everyone saying we'd be screwed when we lost Darius Morris?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||If the IU sanctions never||
If the IU sanctions never happened, wouldn't Crean still be at Marquette? If he's right about Meyer then shouldn't he be thanking him?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Let's see. Harris visits Ann||
Let's see. Harris visits Ann Arbor 3 weekends in a row and then decommits from MSU one day after his last visit. I'd say we're in good shape but I do think it'll be awhile before he makes any decision IMO.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yep. Playing on neutral||
Yep. Playing on neutral courts is huge for our young team. Take away the crazy crowds, weird officiating and we can beat anyone.
I'm not going to argue that playing on our homecourt is a disadvantage as a whole bc it certainly has helped us on defense HOWEVA there is a chance that our young team gets so hyped on offense at home that it throws us off a bit. Ex: Beilein having to sit Trey at the beginning of the game yesterday to calm him down - and he's our most poised player typically
Edit: Meant as reply to goblue17
|10 weeks 2 days ago||He was just interviewed by||
He was just interviewed by some guy named Kevin Gehl at WLNS (Lansing TV 6). Here's a tidbit that will be loved by Sparty "Im just playing football now, I wanna play at a bigger school, win a national championship."
Yep. Sounds about right.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Fan of IU Basketball and UM||
Fan of IU Basketball and UM Football? That's convenient.
How are the Yankees looking this year? Do they have someone in the Farm system to replace Mariano?
You think Romo's gonna get a huge contract now that Flacco got his? Will Dez Bryant ever become elite?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I recently listened to the IU||
I recently listened to the IU "Inside the Hall" podcast and they had Roth on as a guest. This topic was somewhat awkward with the fanboy hosts.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Breathe. It's a message board||
Breathe. It's a message board on the Internet.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Webber. 2 Bs. Webber||
Webber. 2 Bs. Webber
|10 weeks 3 days ago||DRINK!!!||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Thank god! They're sending us||
Thank god! They're sending us to our game!
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Both teams in the MVC have||
Both teams in the MVC have 5/6 Timeouts left. Awesome
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Uh this stupid MVC game is||
Uh this stupid MVC game is going to run late. Are we going to miss the first 5-10 minutes of our game? That would be some bullshit
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Naturally||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Penn States press is forcing||
Penn States press is forcing Wisconsin to speed up and it's clearly getting into the Badgers heads. Love it
|10 weeks 4 days ago||So, given Gonzagas schedule,||
So, given Gonzagas schedule, if they lose to LMU - would they move to a #3 seed? If I'm not mistaken, the team they're playing tonight has won 1 conference game all year. 1 game in the WCC
|10 weeks 4 days ago||As long as you have an||
As long as you have an agreement with the opponents coach that he won't hold it for a last shot after you shoot.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with that. I just||
I agree with that. I just think teams need to worry about us if we get hot.
Once we get out of conference play everything is going to open up. My only real concern is if our guys are too exhausted from B1G play
|10 weeks 4 days ago||So why is everyone on here so||
So why is everyone on here so confident we'll lose early in the tourney?
Yeah weve had 5 losses in conference on the road but this isn't football. It happens to everyone in basketball. Maybe because we haven't been in this position in 20+ years and our fanbase doesn't understand college basketball very well?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yup but you could say that||
Yup but you could say that about any team. TCU-Kansas? Difference with Michigan is that we have all the talent in the world, we're just young and have struggled in raucous away environments. There are no more road games
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Correct me if I'm wrong but||
Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't we been in the Top 5 all year except for 2 separate weeks?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yes. Easily. Question is, if||
Yes. Easily. Question is, if we beat Indiana tomorrow and both of us lose early in the BTT then who gets the #1?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not saying Michigan wins||
I'm not saying Michigan wins it all or even goes to the Final Four but with no dominant teams, why not us? There is no team in the country we can't beat.
Lest we forget, we are 20-0 in Home/Neutral court games this year. Our struggles have been on the road in the toughest conference in America with one of the youngest teams in the country.
On a neutral court the best and most talented team with great guard play should win. Yes, we could bow out early but we could easily make a deep run.
Edit: Oh and we have the best player in the country at the most important position (PG)
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Not only did they lose but||
Not only did they lose but they got beat down by 23 points to a team that is on the bubble
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Pierre Jackson is really,||
Pierre Jackson is really, really good
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Let's go Baylor! Hopefully||
Let's go Baylor! Hopefully having RG3 in attendance will inspire them
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Braxton and Gardner? Wut?||
Braxton and Gardner? Wut?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||We've lost 1 home game over||
We've lost 1 home game over the past two years and we're 20-0 in home/neutral court games this year. FYI
And the rest of our games this year are on a neutral court. No more road games which is huge for this young team.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah. He's not really in the||
Yeah. He's not really in the running anymore but he's on the official list of nominees
|10 weeks 4 days ago||So, I guess all players have||
So, I guess all players have the same tendencies? That's really helpful. Thanks!
How many times have you seen Tayshaun Prince drive to his right? Manu Ginobli?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I could be wrong but I||
I could be wrong but I believe he's been named MVP in some of the top Italian and Spanish leagues
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure if serious. You||
Not sure if serious. You realize Trey is within reach of breaking Michigan's single season assists record, right?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Webber. 2 Bs||
Webber. 2 Bs
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Georgetown channeled their||
Georgetown channeled their inner Bo Ryan
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I was thinking the same thing||
I was thinking the same thing but a Florida loss to a bad team like UK really helps us for seeding
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I agree on Cauley-Stein but||
I agree on Cauley-Stein but the rest of those guys have fallen off the map once scouts have seen them play against college competition. They're just not that talented.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||This Kentucky situation is||
This Kentucky situation is fascinating to me. I believe I heard this on SVP and Russillo this week - They were saying they don't think UK has any Pros on their roster besides Noel obviously.
Problem is, with the number of guys they have coming in next year, a bunch of their Freshman are going to have to go Pro. These kids are in an awful spot because if they stay in school maybe they could develop but Cal is going to basically force them out.
When these kids are in HS they just assume they'll be the next Derrick Rose or Anthony Davis. Calipari had to know some of these guys just weren't on that level but I'm sure that's what he sold them.
What are everyone's thoughts on this? Unethical?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||With THJ, it's not about||
With THJ, it's not about being selfish. He just doesn't have as natural a feel for the game as a guy like Burke does.
He's a scorer, not a playmaker and there's nothing wrong with that - it's just his natural skill set which boggles my mind sometimes since his dad was one of the best playmakers/ball handlers in the history of the NBA.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Uhh...Burke is on pace to||
Uhh...Burke is on pace to break Michigan's All-Time single season assists record so I'm going to go ahead and disagree.
The record was set over 35 games (BTT does not count but NCAA Tourney does)by Darius Morris and it is 235.
Through 30 games, Burke has 208. If you extrapolate his 6.9 Assists/game average over 5 more games he will end up with either 242 or 243. (Plz let us play at least 4 games in the tourney).
Did you see the fast break pass to Spike for a layup the other day?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Pixie sticks||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||After watching this game I||
After watching this game I can't imagine getting involved in that ugliness
|10 weeks 6 days ago||5 star recruit Devin Booker||
5 star recruit Devin Booker (who is high on UM) is at this MSU game. Do you think he's sold on MSU?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Wut?||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Umm..Sheldon Williams, Kyle||
Umm..Sheldon Williams, Kyle Singler, Carlos Boozer, Greg Paulus. Hurley was nothing compared to those guys
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Wisconsin is shooting about||
Wisconsin is shooting about 5% in the 2nd half. That is not an exaggeration. Seriously not kidding
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I know they look awful but||
I know they look awful but somehow Wisconsin has a bunch of B1G wins. How is this happening?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Carrot top||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I believe they'd still be at||
I believe they'd still be at the Palace if they were a #4.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||PSA- As long as Michigan is a||
PSA- As long as Michigan is a top 4 seed we will be playing at the Palace. Translation - Michigan will play at the Palace.
Come on guys. I know we haven't been great at basketball in awhile but lets try to at least act the part.
The round of 16 and 8 are reflective of the regional bracket you're in (South, Midwest, etc). The first two rounds are pod-based which means that the NCAA will place top 4 seeds in a location that is closest in proximity to them.
So, hypothetically Michigan could be a #2 seed in the West and MSU could be a #2 seed in the South and they will both play their first two rounds at the Palace.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be there! Just hoping I||
I'll be there! Just hoping I don't have to leave super early Thursday morning if god forbid we get the #5
|10 weeks 6 days ago||As long as UM and MSU are top||
As long as UM and MSU are top 4 seeds they'll play at the Palace for the first two rounds.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Wisconsin is in East Lansing||
Wisconsin is in East Lansing tonight.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I'm really looking forward to||
I'm really looking forward to the postseason due to the neutral court and other factors that bode well for a team like ours. We are 20-0 in home/neutral games this year. The tourney format helps us in a number of ways:
1. Young team should perform much better when not in a raucous environment. PSU is the one glaring exception but look at all of our other losses this year (OSU, IND, MSU, WISC) - all but two games (WISC, PSU) we came out of the gates shell shocked and couldnt recover enough to pull out the W.
Early games in the NCAA tourney are known for being quiet. Lots of corporate seats and split allegiances.
2. Guard play - a common theme to college basketball observers is that guard play is what wins in March. We have the best backcourt in the nation and i dont think any unbiased person would disagree. I don't know if there are statistics to back this up but I'd love to see them if someone has them.
3. Officiating - If it's true that officials start to call clutching/hand checking in the tournament, then this is an absolute advantage for Michigan. Burke is unstoppable when they call these fouls and it would open up the lane for him to penetrate and dish. Let's hope this holds true (re: officiating changes) and I think it will as many in the media (Bilas especially) have been calling for this all year.
This young team has learned some hard lessons and had some adversity. I think all of their experiences could add up to a big run in the NCAA Tourney especially with how wide open it is this year but I'm a glass half-full guy admittedly
|11 weeks 10 min ago||This is great. Easy to digest||
This is great. Easy to digest in this format. Thanks!
|11 weeks 14 min ago||The thing about Wisconsin, is||
The thing about Wisconsin, is that they can beat anyone and also lose to anyone. Fewer possessions = less margin for error. This is a team that just got housed by the same Purdue team we just played. And it was in Madison.
I think they'll win but it's not a lock by any stretch.
|11 weeks 20 min ago||My sarcasm detector is off||
My sarcasm detector is off this morning. Help?
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||Welcome. Wichita St right?||
Welcome. Wichita St right?
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||Umm no. ACC is awful.||
Umm no. ACC is awful.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Fab Five doc on ESPN2 right||
Fab Five doc on ESPN2 right now. Always awesome