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|4 days 10 hours ago||Scoring load.||
If Wagner and Wilson are back, they're going to be Michigan's primary scorers. If one or both leave, Simmons will help fill the scoring void—Beilein isn't going to run his offense through Jon Teske/Austin Davis and Duncan Robinson.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I've seen him play.||
I like his game, but if Wilson and Wagner come back, it's hard to find many minutes out there for him. I could take a few off Wilson and give Livers spot minutes, but Beilein tends to play a tight rotation and Duncan Robinson is going to command plenty of minutes at the four. It's not a commentary on Livers, just how the roster shakes out at the moment. Quibbling over a few minutes here or there kinda misses the purpose of the post anyway.
|1 week 4 days ago||Shep had it right.||
Shep had it right. M's game notes say it's "Muh-KYOON."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Here's what I have planned.||
Here's what I have planned. These are all separate lists and players can be on multiple teams (I don't think I'm spoiling anything by saying Burke is both a First-Team PG and the Small Ball PG):
First Team/Second Team (with either a third team or honorable mentions for the Darius lovers)
If anyone has suggestions, I'm open to doing more.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||In addition to being wrong||
In addition to being wrong about 2014 Jordan Morgan, you're being exhaustively pedantic.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not exactly Victory Cigar...||
...but there will be an All-Bench Mob team.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What?||
They're all eligible. The lists/posts are separate. 2013 McGary can (and very well might) make the All-Beilein first team despite being a bench player. There will also be posts for the best small-ball/freshman/defense lineups, and so on.
It does mean 2017 Walton and 2013 Burke can't both be first-team All-Beilein players because they're both point guards. I'm not entirely sure what's silly about that.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Being on this list doesn't||
Being on this list doesn't exclude McGary from being on the All-Beilein team. Some of y'all really need to actually read the posts.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Take it up with Beilein.||
McGary started 8/39 games that year. He had the fewest starts among the first-teamers on this list of anyone other than Irvin.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Morris was never a backup.||
Morris was never a backup.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Not really.||
They've taken some really athletic large corners. St-Juste posted a shuttle time that would've been a good one at the NFL combine, and Sims isn't too far off. These guys may not be quite as twitchy as Lewis but their size gives them a lot more room for error; Stribling was darn near as good as Lewis in coverage last year and he was a three-star camp pickup out of high school.
EDIT: I should add that Ambry Thomas is a ridiculous athlete. They're taking a good combination of Lewis types and Stribling types.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Absolutely.||
This staff developed Channing Stribling, moved Jeremy Clark to corner, and brought in Benjamin St-Juste and J'Marick Woods (both 6'3") for the 2017 class. They'll still take smaller, talented players like Ambry Thomas (who's lanky for a 5'11" corner) and Jaylen Kelly-Powell, but they notably passed on an Army All-American in-state corner last cycle in Cass Tech's Donovan Johnson, who showed excellent cover skills but was smaller than this staff's ideal at 5'10".
The nice thing about these bigger corners is they can easily be safeties if they're not quite fluid enough to be great in man coverage at the college level. The coaches seem to be approaching it like they do with linemen: take a healthy number and sort out the position specifics later.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||upvoted||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Might I suggest||
reading the prediction section? (It's the entire season output. Boucher's injury isn't factored in.)
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Robinson's career 3P%...||
...is literally identical to Stauskas' on a similar number of attempts, and while he got off to a slow start (by his standards) this year, he's been around 45% on threes since Big Ten play began. Don't let a couple missed free throws throw off your perception of his work on the whole, especially since he's become a much better all-around player this year, especially on defense.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't mean it that way.||
He has issues when he drives and there's a help defender waiting in the lane. He's been picking his spots and driving when he just has one man to beat to get to the rim. I certainly have no issue with him taking layups—we have a few other pictures from last weekend that are eerily similar the one in this post where Irvin is putting the ball on the backboard with little resistance.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Unfortunately not.||
I'd default to that if I could. Hopefully they'll add a no autoplay embed option before too long.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||From Minnesota.||
So it'll be posted tomorrow.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||This is analysis.||
Not coaching. That's Beilein's job. I'll keep doing mine, thanks.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Learn something new...||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||lol, whoops||
thanks for pointing out the typo.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||By my (not-tech-inclined) understanding||
the server issues have largely been solved. (/knocks on wood.) We've done multiple upgrades, including a relatively recent one, as well as adding Cloudflare. The primary reason we got rid of the HD app is it was putting an enormous strain on the server, far more than it should've for the amount of traffic it was generating.
The NSD outage was a bit of really bad luck. Our database got corrupted (an issue totally unrelated to the server), and while it was something that could've been fixed pretty quickly, it happened to occur just as we'd arrived at the Bo Store to record the live podcast—we restored a backup from the previous day and reposted that day's posts when the podcast wrapped up. The server had actually been on a roll—I had no trouble posting Solomon's Hello post.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Oops, fixed.||
Forgot to update those figures from the Indiana graphic. Thanks for pointing that out.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||This||
was my reasoning. A victory over a fellow bubble team doesn't do nearly as much for tourney hopes as other bubble teams falling by the wayside. Marquette and VT being on just the right side of the bubble instead of just the wrong side won't have a significant impact on M's tourney resume, especially since M will pick up another quality win or two down the stretch if they're going to have the resume needed to make the field in the first place.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I won't bother with screencaps.||
I went through every post touch by Bryant last night. Double-teams were frequent but not constant, which I mentioned, and you posted a particularly misleading stat: while he was 3-for-8 from the field, he was 0-for-4 on three-pointers, which have nothing to do with the subject at hand (especially as it relates to Happ).
Davis did score almost at will. Incidentally, he got a number of touches against Donnal, and a couple of his buckets came when he was on the floor at the same time as Bryant.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I understand that.||
I appreciate the response; nothing you said jumped out to me from what I saw. There was just too much stuff on the borderline in those threads to sift through individual comments after a while. BiSB actually got to one thread before I did and cleared out the worst comments; there was still plenty that, at the very least, could be construed as making light of the issue. In this case, I'd rather err on the side of caution than not.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Locked three threads...||
...related to the sexual assault allegations at MSU. The original posts themselves are fine—what is happening in East Lansing is newsworthy. Many of the responses were not okay, however. Sexual assault is not a joking matter, and this is not fodder for rivalry trolling. There's plenty of source material for that elsewhere (see: Tuesday night) without making light of a very serious situation.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||It's been inconsistent.||
They were the #2 defensive rebounding team in the B1G just last year. The year before that, #13. The peak Beilein squads were in the mediocre-to-below-average range, at least in conference play.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Ellis has been playing more than McQuaid lately.||
I try to cover the whole rotation, but sometimes I won't get to everyone. Going over the current top eight is my main priority. Plus, McQuaid is really struggling; it's not like I skipped over a vital bench scorer.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Fixed||
No idea why I had that in my head.