|5 weeks 16 hours ago||Why would he get it?||
He would have been on the other side instead of Zac
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||Which rebound are we talking about?||
The one with 2:00 left? That's the only one that hurt The other one led to a missed 1-1 I.e didn't hurt
|5 weeks 4 days ago||If you count this year already||
This is the 3rd in 5 years
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Giddy up||
Last time we beat OKie St in the tourney. We pulled off a stunner in the next round. Let's go history repeating itself
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Poor Robinson||
He had 3 fouls where he made 0 contact. 1) the fore mentioned 3 pointer 2) when he backed away from his guy on the baseline and the guy fell down trying to shoot 3) the 'illegal' screen call where he ran away from both the guy and the direct line to where the defender should go (ok, there was contact on that play but nothing remotely close to a foul)
|9 weeks 4 days ago||a couple like that||
but far more where there wasn't even acting to excuse the terrible call.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Walton and Wilson disagree||
Walton and Wilson disagree with you. Both of them shot the ball 6 feet on 10 foot shots with nothing called.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Wisconsin game, higher leverage but waaayyy fewer||
In Madison, it was a 4-5 minutes stretch of terrible calls to move both Wagner and Wilson from 1 foul to 4 and open a 10 point lead. Tonight's were far worse calls, and a whole lot more of them.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Indeed he did.. Also on the||
Indeed he did.. Also on the jump ball call before that. Guy took 3 steps and 2 hops before anyone got to him.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||certainly more contact than||
Robinson or Walton's fouls on 3-point shots earlier.
He was also fouled on the hoop to cut it to 1 15 seconds earlier. At least according to the precedent set by the refs in this game. You could see JB losing it on that one.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||14 non-contact fouls||
I was at 13 completely terrible fouls whistled on Michigan when the bench got the technical. (I didn't include that one since feet were moving and it was a ~25% chance of that going against you). It went to 14 when Walton got called for hitting the elbow on the 3 point shot a couple of possessions later. 14 of the 28 fouls were 100% wrong.
And that doesn't count anything on the offensive end of the floor. Like DJ getting blatantly hacked on the possession immediately after the technical.
Worst homer job I have seen in a while.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||foul trouble||
couldn't sit Irvin since MAAR and Wagner picked up really cheap fouls early. The bench got shortened and any aggressiveness was removed quickly.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||included in that 15-0 run||
Mo getting pulled down by an arm around his waist...no call
Blatant moving pick leads to wide open 3 for UW
Over the back gives UW another possession and a 3
So, yeah, I'll include the refs on that part, as well.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||From 13:00 to 10:30 to go||
just wow. UM had UW rattled. Wisconsin was playing poorly and UM was in their head. Then terrible 3rd foul on Mo, terrible 3rd and 4th fouls on DJ and it was over (even with the 8 point lead and ball). Sure, the last 10 minutes had a variety of bad calls, poor offensive possessions, and Wisconsin making some plays, but the key were those fouls with 10+ minutes to go.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||OT - never seen it||
I have never seen bad calls lead to 7 point runs so often in one game. (I guess that's not so surprising when the opponent scored on about 90% of their possessions. Which is on topic for the rest of this thread).
From Walton's charge call to about 12 minutes to go, there were about 4 terrible calls against UM. In every one of them UI went on ~7 point runs. Or maybe I should look at it as, there were 4 bad calls against UM while UI went on a 30-10 run?
The duo of the terrible charge on Walton (plus the technical) along with the charge on Wagner where the guy was both late and inside the arc was particularly frustrating in the 17-2 run to finish the half.
This team just doesn't have it to bow their backs and stop those runs more quickly.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Difference in this game||
Bad shooting team has best shooting game of their season. (Four sub-30% shooters combine to shoot 8-11 from 3, about 2 of them were catch and shoot). Michigan outscored and outshot MD from 2. Forced a bad shooting team to shoot long 3s, and MD made them.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||It was intentional||
As they had a could to give, and it still wasn't called.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Oline or WRs||
I understand why people are on the oline, but a few of them weren't quick sacks. Whether that's WRs or the QB (or route combos), I can't say, but it isn't all on the line.
|19 weeks 11 hours ago||Toomer and Hayes||
Pre-rankings but the best 1,2 ever. Toomer was a top 5 overall type.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||the dumbest meme in sports||
Don't let the officials decide a game, let the players decide it.
2 of the incorrect calls in OT would fall into this category. (don't call a PI on a critical play, don't make the game end by a close spot) so those don't impact the outcome? Dumb.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||and OSU had their chance||
and they came up a half yard short
|21 weeks 5 days ago||lots of 50-50 breaks||
The fumble rolling right to a player laying on the ground
The non-PI in the first quarter stops a drive
No block in the back on the 2nd interception return
No holding on the 3rd down before the last 4th down
The spot on that last 3rd down
3-4 passes being batted straight in the air by our defense and not being caught
|21 weeks 5 days ago||the hits just keep on coming||
2 plays after Hill's PI, there was a play where the OSU receiver had a first down and retreated to short of the first down. On that play, Peppers was spinning him around and UM ripped the ball out just as the whistle blew. His forward progress was never really stopped, and it was probably technically a fumble. (I didn't think so live, but on replay, check it out)
Just like most of the rest of these, the call wasn't terrible, but it was probably wrong.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh's point||
is that your point is exactly wrong. He is saying that UM did make the plays to win the game. In particular, the next to last play. Good call and we are talking about what a great play they made to win.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||just rewatched the PI on Hill||
Wow, that was terrible. The ball was past them before the shoulder was turned. Both a legal play and an uncatchable pass. 2 reasons why this was not PI.
Kind of the opposite of the early non-PI on...Butt? There he was held before the ball got there, and the other DB who was covering the other receiver just ran through him while the ball was in the air. Both guys committed clear PI on this one.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||osu had the same||
a way more obvious hands to the face not called back by their goal line (I think we got the sack anyway)
clear block in the back on the 2nd interception return. Would have put the ball at the 30 instead of the 6.
So I guess what you are saying is championship level teams don't get called for their penalties?
|21 weeks 5 days ago||and if the officials||
mark the ball correctly on the 2 penultimate plays, we would have won.
Sure, some things you control, others you don't. But both matter.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Don't forget||
a missed block in the back on the 2nd TD that gave OSU the ball inside the 10 instead of the 30. For a team that hadn't moved the ball 30 yards in the previous 10 possessions, that's a big difference. But of course, as you say, those things are irrelavent.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||which one?||
are you complaining about a 3rd down call when you have to go for it on 4th? Which they did for a TD.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||to be fair||
The 3rd down spot on the previous play was even further off. should have been 4th and just over 1, instead of 4th and 2 inches.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair...it was 4 times||
1) extra 0.5 off the clock when Harris was fouled, should have been 3.9, went to 3.4
2) extra 0.5 on the time out call. Went from 3.4 to 2.4. Should have been from 3.9 to 3.4
3) extra 0.5 on the inbounds play that was batted down. went from 2.4 to 1.6. Should have been 3.4 to 3.1
4) then the final play where the clock started on the throw instead of the catch
And then the refs just made up a rule. Ummmm, the buzzer sounded too soon, but he missed the shot anyway, so good enough. That's not the rule. Inadvertant buzzer. Offensive team's ball where they had it. Taking it out of bounds on the offensive end (probably under the bucket) with 1.6, which really should have been 3.1.
MSU had a really good whistle all night. Why not on the final plays, too. Not so good to see you Bob, we really didn't miss you.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||rewatched it again||
and again. I still cant see it. How about this? They easily could have ruled it inconclusive.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Lost it||
This turned into a game of field position. Their good punts insiide the 10, our fumble, and the last punt return were the difference.
Iowa's longest drives were 52, 47, and 36 yards. If you won the field position game, that could have been a shutout.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Overturned TD||
Was there a conclusive view?
|23 weeks 5 days ago||True||
Missed long passes were the key
|25 weeks 5 days ago||WatchESPN||
On demand replays
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Rutgers record?||
I kept wondering if they were approaching their school record for kickoff return yards even without having one over 30 yards. With no touch backs I thought they could be getting there. I can't find their record, but it is probably more than 175. (Season record is only 984. )
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Remember it well||
I got my friends to start watching the game again with a 'they say this guy is going to be good. This is our first look at him'.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Of course||
The pitching is better in the tournament. But notice that UM outhit their opponent in both losses. These games come down to timely hitting and some luck. One team hits a line drive right at the CF and other gets one up the gap. One team has to make the quick turnaround from midnight to noon.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||4 'unearned' runs||
2 unearned by the books, 1 on a bad HBP call followed by a WP, 1 on an infield 'single' (i.e. error) on Lindsey.
Not a huge deal, but that stinks.
Go get 'em in the NCAA's
|50 weeks 3 hours ago||2000 miles away||
We have rented a house in AA for 10 years without a management company. As long as you have 1-2 people that will do you the favor of stopping over if you need it (we have 1 person who has stopped by 3-4 times total in 10 years) you can do almost everything online/by phone. We have repaired air conditioning units, a furnace, replaced a garage door, washing machine, and a water heater all remotely. And we use PAyPal for rent.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Goal #1||
B1G champs. Check.
|51 weeks 22 hours ago||Talk about it||
I'm pushing 50 and I have been through my fair share of it. My best advice is to talk about it all regularly. Work it into conversations. You will be surprised at how many people have been through similar situations as you have, and it helps. Or at least, it has helped me.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Everyone was right||
When we were one player over the limit there was a lot of speculation about who would leave. Looks like everyone was right (except the Wilson contingent)
|1 year 1 week ago||Indeed||
9:00AM football is great. And night games ending at 8:00 with time to cool down afterwards or go out to dinner is pretty awesome, too.
|1 year 1 week ago||Donnal 5th year||
Why doesn't the chart show Donnal's 5th year? I highly doubt we give him the handshake.
|1 year 1 week ago||doesn't have to be a force||
And you don't need an out. If you have a runner on 3rd and the fielder throws home to try to get that lead runner, it is a FC if they could have gone to first and made the play, as well. FC whether they get the runner at the plate or not.
|1 year 1 week ago||Last run||
If Abby can score from 2nd, and the runner on first can get thrown out at 3rd (not 2nd), how does Romo get a FC? Sounds more like a single, and probably an odd RBI.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Minutes at the 4-5||
MSU's minutes at the 4-5 were already interesting with their 2 smaller, backup 4's transferring. They have Schilling, Goings (man, we he a fortunate addition), and freshman Ward. Those are all 20 minute/game guys. That leaves 20 minutes open. Who will fill those? Bridges? Harris? Am I missing someone?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||wormley||
Remember 4 years ago when this blog was ready to (or probably did) vote him most likely to bust? I have loved watching him progress!
|1 year 3 weeks ago||True||
But Every game seemed different. IU we saw Kam, obviously. Seems like there were 2-3 other games late where he got some run, usually at the expense of Dawkins. Some more improvement and the coaches may have moved him fully in front of Dawkins next year anyway.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||2 obvious 4's sitting right there||
I'm seeing a lot of Chatman, or maybe Wilson, in the rotation at the 4, when MaAR, Robinson, or Irvin come out. (Irvin moves to the 3 when MAAR or Robinson come out). Seems like Chatman was close to grabbing that rotation spot from Dawkins anyway.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||The 2 most memorable games||
Were those 2 Games in New Orleans. Since I also loved those Georgetown teams like my own, they are also the 2 worst games ever.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I'm with you el jefe||
I don't remember the previous play either, but I knew which game you were talking about.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Can't help but wonder||
What this board would be saying about our defense on that last play if that play had happened to us.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Much respect||
I will be cheering for him wherever he lands.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||And bigger now||
That Stone had to sit here in the 2nd half. I agree with you that small calls like that can be huge in retrospect. It ain't whining when it's true.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I have 100 or so, but some are||
More solid depth. With so few backcourt folks healthy, JB absolutely coached the team to not foul even more than usual. More depth allows: more energy (fewer minutes played), more aggression (competent backups), and sustained shooting later in the year (again with fewer minutes played/game).
Rahk to find an appropriate role. He was a black hole these last few games. Very inefficient. If he can learn to pass, great. If he can't, then be much more selective in going to the hoop.
One of the existing not--quite bigs to be a solid backup at the 4 for Irvin. UM relies on the 4 to give a bigger positive mismatch on offense than the negative that they are on defense. Kam showed some flashes, including being able to defend the 4. or...
JB to tweak his offense to allow one of the bigs to play a more traitional 4 without losing his JB-ness. With the number of bigs on next year's team, this would help the depth problem in the backcourt.
Continue to be a very good defensive rebounding team (even if most don't realize it) and a very good team at not allowing transition baskets.
That should lead to the double-bye at next year's BTT.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||defensive RB rate||
and our team defensive RB rate is in the top 3 in the B1G. Tonight we got out-rebounded but had 11 offensive rebounds to their 5 which is really a win. Basic looks at stats often lead to incorrect conclusions.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Not tonight||
I agree. It was something like 30-24. But ND is the most UM-like team out there. Check out the Purdue and MD games at home (the best bigs in the b1g) and most games since. My point is that most poeple on here think we get destroyed inside regularly, which isn't actually true.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||take out the first 15 games||
Irvin played his way back from back surgery. Those first games hardly represent who he is now. Sure he shot poorly tonight. Go back and look at Lou Bullock vs. UCLA...it happens.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||layups by the bigs||
UM had 3 big possessions down the stretch that led to layups by the bigs. One had a terrible block called vs. Wagner. One was a Donnal layup for 2. One was a missed layup by Donnal. (and another led to 2 shots by Donnal, I believe) Does JB not get any credit for those sets? No adjustments? Those were followed by open looks for 3 by Walton and Irvin. They missed them. When Robinson hit those in the BTT, we were all happy. Misses today lead people to say we had bad coaching.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I break it into 3 parts||
They can be inter-related, but it works well for me. Irvin and Walton missed really good looks in the final 60+ seconds, and ND hit a tough shot from over 20 feet away as the shot clock ran out to take the ultimate lead. That's often the difference when evenly matched teams play.
By some people's logic, ND should have fired their coach at halftime, and UM should fire JB now. Others of us see this one as normal ebbs and flows, with one team winning. Sure, the final possession from UM wasn't good. That's legit. And ND had 2 (3) bad possessions leading up to that one, but since they won, shallow people won't remember that UM played well on defense there.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||+1||
there are a few of us realists/optimists left on here...or as the rest of them call us....Hoke-ists :)
|1 year 5 weeks ago||quality of shots||
Our shot quality was as good as theirs. We missed, they didn't. Not coaching. (i also distunguish between execution and shooting. This one was primarily shooting, not as much on execution)
|1 year 5 weeks ago||You are right, and....||
our recruiting has been vastly underrated on this blog. Walton, Irvin, Chatman, and Wagner are all top 50 kids (Wagner wasn't rated officially, but was generally considered in this range). Donnal and Wilson were both top 100.
By star ratings, we have more stars than MSU. We are bringing in another 50-60 rated recruit and 3 more solid, b1g level other guys. We are truly not Kentucky or Duke, and MSU is bringing in an amazing class. We are still top 5 b1g in stars.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||The end of the game||
The last 5 minutes sucked, but if you watch again, UM played better down the stretch. Donnal had that layup. Irvin and Walton had great, open 3s, which they missed.
ND hit a 25 foot 3 at the end of the shot clock, and rebounded an air ball (due to good defense by Donnal) for a put back.
UM forced a TO and had a good stop to set up the final, missed 3 from Irvin.
The final look from Irvin wasn't great, but wasn't terrible for a shot with 15 seconds left in the game.
And it all turned on that foul on Wagner, which was a terrible call.
Bottom line, JB did a good job. Donnal did a good job. UM missed shots. ND hit shots. That's more bad luck than anything. I'm bummed, but lack the anger that many on here seem to have. This team will be good next year as long as we stay healthy in both the off-season and through the year. 5 minutes less for Walton and Irvin will do us well down the stretch.
I haz snowflakes.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||2 bigs||
UM's strategic advantage goes away if they play 2 bigs very much. People complain that the bigs aren't better, but UM consistently wins the 4-5 position battles statistically (just not visually). UM's biggest deficit this year was at the 2-3 position. Not surprisingly, the positions where we lost a lottery pick!
Remember, they won 2 big team titles with Jordan Morgan at the 5 and GR3 or Zach Novak at the 4. You have to be who you are.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Eye test vs. reality||
The eye test agrees with you, but the stats don't bear it out. Our bigs held their own in every game except the tourney game vs. Purdue. For a a team not built around their bigs, that's solid performance.
And when our big's rotation had 2 sophmores and 2 freshman, that is especially not bad. I expect our bigs to continue to not be a liability next year and usually be an advantage.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||To be fair||
First ,Caris was supposed to be the star.
Second, Irvin missed the entire off-season with back surgery. Then he played a ton of minutes. We should all expect him to take a big step forward next year.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||You are just as wrong||
in this thread as the other one with the same comment
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Bullock vs UCLA||
Irvin is stil a 40% shooter and has hit key shots all month. That's his shot, not to mention it wasn't a terrible look. I'll take that over what Kam made vs. Indiana.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Irvin missed the entire off season||
His early season stats shoud largely be ignored (and some of him playing into shape was a big cause of the UConn and X games). Nobody believed Valentine was a fBig Ten first teamer a year ago, much less an all-american. Irvin's first 2 years showed a lot of promise. He was getting pretty good at the pick and roll last year. And his shot, with good legs, is a solid 40%. Put those together with a solid off season and we will see. I'm not saying he will be national POY by any stretch, but 1st team all B1G is well within reach.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||did you rewatch the final 5 minutes?||
None of their points down the stretch was on him. He helped once, made a good play and Walton/Irvin didn't help for the rebound, but that was it.
Tell me on which play you disagree.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||It's a SD local (but not Sculpin)||
but why? Which part don't you see. They got 10 points from their 5 position, we got 15. We almost never lose the 5 position. We lose the 2-3. Robinson and MAAR. We lost tonight because Beachem went 7-7 with 4-4 from 3. That was it. ND is a 6 seed, ie 21-24 national rank. With our entire team back, and nobody having off-season surgery, we are already even with them. Why do you think UM isn't top 20 next year. The biggest issue down the stretch was too many minutes played and guys getting tired. One more guy in the rotation will help that significantly.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I'm glad JB is our coach||
and not you.
Some people love the look. UM looks way worse than we are. MSU looks way better than they are. MAAR does what he does, but he doesn't create anything other than his own show. Last game people talked like he was player of the game with his 5-14 shooting with 0 assists. That doesn't get it done. Walton and Irvin are our guys. Play though them and the team is better, even if you untrained 'coaches' can't see it. Advanced metrics don't lie.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||You have all lost your collective minds||
Rewatch it. UM played well down the stretch. UM had better shots and played better defense. ND hit some shots, UM missed good looks. It happens. That doesn't mean you have a bad coach, and it doesn't mean you have bad players.
Good game, good playing, bad result.
This is a top 20 team next year with one more player in the rotation at the 1-3 (Simpson or Watson) If Irvin is healthy all summer, he will be ready to be 1st team all B1G.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Your analysis is all kinds of wrong||
a rebound going over your head happens on 75% of plays. Rewatch that one and see if anything looks odd about that one. Hint, it doesn't. BTW, that possesion ended in an offensive foul on ND.
Donnal missed a contested lay-up which may have been tipped. Ok.
Irvin, our best shooter takes a shot at the end of the game down 3. Good thing Tery Burke never tried a 30 foot contested 3 vs. Kansas. Sometimes, that's all you get.
Yes, they lost. Sorry, there wasn't anyting especially bad about the end of that game. ND hit some shots, UM didn't.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Donnal scored the last 3 points||
played good defense and fought for rebounds. One missed shot does not make him terrible. He played well in those last 5 minutes. If Walton or Irvin make any of those 3 open 3's, we have a very different game.
Also, one awful call on the Wagner 3 point play was by far the biggest play of the game.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||watch those last 5 minutes again||
UM had better shots and played better defense. They just missed the shots. not bad plays, nobody choked, not bad coaching. Sometimes you miss your shots, sometimes your opponents don't
|1 year 5 weeks ago||isn't Clemons||
from EL? Was HS teammates with Valentine and Forbes? he just wanted to one-up his friends by committing that foul
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Most Izzo team in a while||
Tom's going to hurt over this one. This had to be one of his personal favorite teams ever. Senior led, over achieving, etc. (although not style-wise, as he does love a team that really pounds it inside, and this was more of a shooting team)
Next year's team will have a ton of freshman talent, but they will frustrate him to no end.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Stat that may surprise you negative Nancys||
Our seniors have the 6th most NCAA tourney wins of any D1 school (not counting today's win, which would move them to a tie for 2nd if you want to count it)
1) Louisville - 11
2) Duke, Wisconsin, MSU, and Kentucky - 9
6) Arizona and UM - 8
|1 year 6 weeks ago||and 40% from 3||
2 for 5
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Irvin||
you guys do realize that he shot 6 for 12, right?
|1 year 6 weeks ago||double-double||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||bad guessing||
by the refs. They have missed about 4 calls that they guessed on. you can't foul when moving straight backwards. boo,
|1 year 6 weeks ago||bad guessing||
by the refs. They have missed about 4 calls that they guessed on. you can't foul when moving straight backwards. boo,
|1 year 6 weeks ago||let's have a replay of the first half||
down 7 halfway through the first half, down 9 halfway through the 2nd half
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Smot||
Lobster was JB's guy. If he had stayed and developed, he was close to the ideal guy (Lehman at MD would be good)
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Not the point you think||
Check out UM's stats in the last 10 games or so, and you will find UM's is better than you think
|1 year 6 weeks ago||200 vs 300||
Anyone or any system that will choose a team because they beat the #200 ranked team over a team that beat #300 is really dumb. Sure JB could/should stop scheduling them, but other team's schedule is not really tougher because of it. X, SMU, U Conn, Texas is not the 150th toughest non-conference schedule. (It's not top 10 by any stretch either)
|1 year 6 weeks ago||You don't get it||
Coach B has a philosophy, and it works. He recruit the type of players that fit his system. mark D is a solid 5 in that system. He gives you a mismatch on one end to create one on the other end. Indeed every system has its weaknesses and today you saw it. Although look at the 4 and 5 positions in the home game vs Purdue.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Emphasis on||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Walton||
I don't know if I would could call him 2nd team, but I have Walton as the 2nd best PG in the league ahead of Melo. Melo is still riding his success from last year
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I've liked Valentine's game for 4 years||
And he had a great year, but POY should have been Yogi
|1 year 7 weeks ago||When was 'before the injuries'?||
Zac hadn't played all summer and wasn't a useful player before 1/1. (But he played which hurt even more). Then we were running Spike out there injured, too.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Already a bubble team||
Next the bigs will be more experienced (Donnal and Doyle were much improved in the 2nd half of the season), hopefully Irvin will be healthy to start the year. All they need is more depth at the 1-3.5 positions. A solid freshman guard plus the apparent emergence of Chatman should give those guys more rest and allow them to not be exhausted come February.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Recisionist history||
You do remember that UM played the beginning of the season with Caris, but with Irvin playing his way into shape and with Spike getting some terrible minutes?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Spot on||
Exactly right. MSU, senior led. IU, Yogi is a senior. Iowa, picked for 8-9 in the B1G, but starts 4 seniors. OSU, good star ratings, no seniors. Maryland underachieved because of their sophomore PG.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Not a rule||
You don't get the free traveling for juggling the ball when you pick it up from a dribble!!! That's only on the initial catch
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Here is a hint||
We went 2-2 vs MD and Purdue, who have the best bigs in the B1G. And both losses were close (at Purdue, down 6 with 5 to play).
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Nice try||
Hayes, Happ, and bench had 29.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Playing through injuries||
Playing that first month with Spike and Irvin in the rotation hurt us a lot. Neither of them could moved, but the only shot to be excellent at the end was allowing them to play their way into shape.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Maybe but not what you think||
Sure many of us on this board will still not understand what JB is trying to do (the same group that doesn't know that UM's 4 and 5 out scored Wisconsin's and Maryland's, and still complain that we need to be bigger). So we will have the same conversations.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||But why not||
If you are a 10 seed today, losing to a 7 on the road and a 2-3 at home is expected. That doesn't make you worse to me. Using that same logic, I agree with you on the worth of beating Nebraska.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||DVR||
I watch a lot of games like this one....5 hours after it was live. I miss the game thread to help me through those stretches like the beginning of each half
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Again with the eye test||
You are judging more on how it looks and not the results. This group:
|1 year 9 weeks ago||It's hard to judge||
A year ago, I thought this team could end up a top 10 team. I still stand by that. With Spike and Caris, the small 4 had awesome depth, were very experienced, everyone could shoot, you had both Caris and Zac to run the pick and roll, not to mention Walton. And once Zac was healthy, you saw what the inside guys could do in that Illinois game.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||How can you tell anything?||
What could you see?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||At Purdue||
That game was a 6 point game with about 5 minutes to go. I'll call that one not a blow out either. But the point remains.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||All northern schools||
Have teams take spring break trips to practice and/or compete. (See softball/baseball for example). I went on spring break track trips to Clemson. It was fun.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||This team minus Caris||
Is tied with MSU in the standings.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||How is next year worse?||
They have 0 seniors aging and all of the 4s and 5s on the roster are freshman and sophomores
|1 year 11 weeks ago||And the other 9 conference games don't count?||
You talk about it being a results based business out of one side of your mouth, and then say that looking at results more than a week old isn't fair.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||MSU 7-4 (seniors leading team)||
UM 7-4, both seniors out for entire B1G season
|1 year 11 weeks ago||And fans||
That don't understand JB's system/strategy
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Won B1g title by what? 3 games?||
Then has had 2 seasons with his best player being hurt, and last year had unexpected attrition at a position of need (Horford). Relax.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||watched the game out of order||
I saw the last 10 minutes first. So when I watched the 25-0 run, I knew it was coming. That let me keep my sanity through it. I'm a big believer in Dylan's 5 key plays. I hope 1 (or 4) of them, were the 4 terrible calls in the middle of it. First Robinson's 2nd foul, which put him on the bench, of course, was terrible.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I know I am 15 hours late||
But I watched this on DVR. I think the best summary of that is....Maryland, welcome, again, to the B1G. Go on the road to MSU (or IU...or generally) and you get this crap.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Last possession||
2 blatant travels. Egad refs, when a player fakes a pass and keeps walking. It is a travel. Davis took 4-5 steps
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Clemson||
Starting a few years back they surprised me, similar to MS. They had had a little more recent success, but not enough to vault to the #1 class a few years back
|1 year 15 weeks ago||We actually did||
We recovered the muff....then the really bad part happened
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Surprised||
This wasn't Illinois just having a great shooting game. On offense, Illinois got good shot after good shot. On defense, Purdue couldn't get anything going with their bigs against the same Ill defense that Donnal dominated.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||100%||
That got it going and allowing Porter to cause the final scrum plus calling a penalty on a guy for pretending to try to break through the ref holding him back (only happened about 20 other times tonight without a call). The Bengals did almost enough to lose, but the refs put it over the top. Poor job at 2 key moments.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Tim B||
This proves Biakabatuka deserved it over George, /s since Timmy was an injury caused bust. That year was funny. George had 2 200+ yard non-conference games, one vs ND to get a head start on the hype. In Big10 play, I thought George was only the 3rd best back. Timmy (obviously) and the kid from NW were amazing that season.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Elliot||
another first half with 10 carries. jut like last week
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Win probability||
Am I misreading that? It looks like UM scores to tie game in OT 1, IU's chance to win tumbles, but when UM scores in OT2, IU's win prob moves back up?obviously I'm reading it wrong.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Maybe||
DG vs IU level
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Definition of targeting||
Launched head first into a defenseless player. 100%
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Ok scrap that||
I must have seen something wrong. Maybe it was just 3rd down passing
|1 year 23 weeks ago||4-4 for -12||
Outside of the 2 TDs, we are 4-4 for -12 passing!?!?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||How many other student athletes||
Have their determination from the AD before they even wake up the next morning?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Smith is a piece of work||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||100% grounding||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||$25,000||
I lost $25k on that song. Wife was on a game show on TV and that song was the difference between $0 and $25k.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Royale with cheese||
This summer we were in Paris and popped into McD's for a drink. I couldn't resist getting a Royale with cheese. Thanks, Quentin.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||That's after||
He knees him in the head too. Not to mention the other guy who took 3 steps after the whistle and then landed on Rudock
|1 year 27 weeks ago||MD saved||
Yet Another reason that ending was so frustrating, is that MD botched the game so badly and would have been a big goat. The fake punt was just stupid, and wasting his final TO was awful. Assuming the ultimate ending didn't happen, MSU should have been getting the ball back with almost a minute remaining. But that dumb TO should have sealed the loss....should have, sigh.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||2 extra letters||
Just like everyone using 'at' to finish a sentence that adds nothing. "Where is it?" Is correct, "where's it at?" Is not.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||3rd time||
In my UM fandom. Plus 1-1 in OT. Michigan has won some close ones, but none on flukey/stupid plays
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Indeed you did||
Indeed you did
|1 year 27 weeks ago||No breaks||
From all of the legit complaints about the refs
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Egad||
If I hear one more person talk about playing to the last play. Yeah, that's what happened, Michigan quit.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||More clear than||
The MSU catch on the sideline. Tough day with the stripes
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Hadn't noticed||
Did 74 dive in Bolden with the crown of his helmet in that play?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Good grief||
He neither led with his head (both hands held him up before the hit) nor used the crown of his helmet.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||You don't have to wait||
It is 6 of 8 right now. And 6 of 9, and 6 of 10....and 6 of 13
|1 year 28 weeks ago||JT Barrett||
"He is one of the best runners in all of college football". Hyperbole much?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||How to answer?||
It's an away game in the US? SoCal games, this one in the Rose Bowl, can be like home games for Mexico.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Coaching and time||
3 years ago, I thought this was our year. The great O-line recruiting would finally be bearing fruit. 10 returning starters on offense, plus a 5-ish star QB being the new starter (which obviously isn't the case). The big question mark on d from back then was middle lb, and we got a 5th year out of Morgan.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||JH looks confused||
Says, 'but it was 4th and 16?'
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Cold on Perry||
He had 2-3 great blocks last week. Misses 1 this week and 'Perry can't block'. That's cold
|1 year 34 weeks ago||My poor cat||
Was unfortunate enough to be sitting next to me. She Did t come out from under the couch for a couple of hours.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Sad||
I have never liked any NBA team, except the Sixers of that era. And he was one of the reasons. RIP
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Great catch last night||
He made a great diving catch in last night's game, too
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I highly endorse this||
I highly endorse this establishment.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Tower 13, isn't it?||
Tower 13, isn't it?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Better than Lebron||
...or at least scored more points in HS. Jay wasn't passed until a guy who would never make this list did it, Jon Diebler.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||The day I became a true fan!||
The day I became a true fan! My first game in the Big House.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Denard's record||
Being lazy, but isn't Braxton within range of Denard's NCAA record for career rushing yards by a QB? (Miller has more starts than Denard already) This would end that pursuit.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I like those categories||
1) Michigan football, basketball, and softball. USMNT for important games
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Is there really anything new here?||
I didn't learn anything I didn't already know or assume.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Earlier announcers say....||
I don't care if he double dribbled.....now they appropriately think that the rules should be followed
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Chop block||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Reasonable call but||
As you say, if it was fair....so calling it fair would have been reasonable, too.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Oh, balls and strikes||
That's where every team out there has legit complaints. Sure there were some terrible calls, like that pitch a foot outside called against Abby, but if that's where the complaints are, then I agree with the down voters out there.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I'll go 50-50 on this one||
True, there were about 4 or 5 50/50 calls in this game, and none of them went our way.
- they hit ~4 balls where at least 90%, and probably 100% of their foot was out of the batter's box. That includes the 4th RBI hit. None of them were called.
- Romo's potential double down the line was a really tough call for the plate ump (I think he made the call). He needs to determine where the ball crosses the bag. from my guess, I would say it was within 1-2 inches. (If we were the team that always got calls, that would have been called fair, for sure)
I don't think any of the HBP's were really bad calls, with the possible exception of the first one. But even that one, her foot was out of the box, but it wasn't intentionally leaning into the pitch. I don't know the rule there.
What was worse in this game was that more of the 'almost hits' went against us (see SiLo's 2 line outs), while Haeger's RBI was off of a pitch where she was jammed and it fell. That's just softball (or baseball). It doesn't make UF less deserving, but it does make for a frustrating game.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Bat and ball sports||
Totally agree. I love some baseball and softball, but the down side is that there is a lot a luck involved.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Get 'em||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||No protection on the arm||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Tomorrow night||
More than just our first hitter scores.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Still defending her||
It was a very hard hit ball. She probably scores if she runs on contact, but maybe not if the ss comes home with it. With no outs, you have to be a little more careful.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Agree and||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Get off it||
With no outs, you aren't necessarily running on contact there. If not, it was a hard smash right at the ss. If you aren't running on contact, that's exactly the ball you don't go on.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Missed opportunity||
More hits, "better outs". Florida stole one there.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Giving the p some credit||
Our hitters haven't made good contact but 2-3 times. Lots of just misses which generally means good movement and location
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Flexibility||
Hutch wanted to be able to switch her pitchers back and forth, so she made Wagner the DP.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Tuesday morning pitchers||
They kept calling for the change up down and in. She threw it out of the zone and it gets jacked, then they have 20 reasons why that was a bad idea
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Nice way to finish a Friday night||
Now let's make Sunday just as good!!!
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Karl Strauss||
And now onto some Ballast Point Sculpin.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||And shower the toppings||
And shower the toppings
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Yep. Exactly||
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Mgoblue app||
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Coach||
Coach answers phone
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Strikes and outs||
That's the umpire mantra. So far lots of balls have been called strikes, and one clearly safe runner has been called out
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Due to attrition||
Not due to missing out on 5 star guys
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Congrats!||
This team has impressed from game 1 to the end of the regular season.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Have you tried Tower 13?||
I haven't been there for a game yet, but I love the beach there. I'm planning on making out there for a game this year, assuming they are still hosting.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||SDCran is in||
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Louisville's end of regulation||
This week was an instant reply of that shot. Bad memories all around
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Nobody fouled back then||
It would have been a 3 for the win. Far for guaranteed, but I really doubt that NC would have fouled
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Why not||
The Colorado Hail Mary is on here 100 times. Why not one that would have gone the other way
|2 years 4 weeks ago||How about....||
Under Izzo, in games where they, by seed, should be playing a top 4 seed they are:
14-9 against those top 4 seeds and
9-2 playing against lower seeds that had made it further than 'by-seed'.
and 1-1 when playing a lower top 4 seed than by seed (e.g. playing a 3 seed instead of the 2 in a regional final)
They have advanced further than their seed 9 times, same as seed 6, and less than 3 times.
They have advanced futher than their pre-season rankings 9 times, less than 7 times, and 2 equal.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Yep||
|2 years 4 weeks ago||2 least hateable Spartans ever||
OTOH Forbes, Costello etc
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Under/over achieving||
Preseason top 15 = 7 seed. That's under. 7 seed makes great 8 is over. Check the record, it's like that every year
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Egad||
Cheering for a an undisciplined team like OK is tough
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Good no call||
Except for the 3 steps he took
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Charge? Really?||
In what world?