further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|4 days 6 hours ago||Not really.||
This staff had to start from behind with just about every prospect they've recruited; considering those circumstances, I'm pretty impressed with how they've positioned themselves with a lot of the blue-chippers they're going after. They're going to miss on a lot of them (the vast majority of them, really), because that's how recruiting works, but they haven't even really started peppering the Midwest with offers—they're mostly sticking to high-level national recruits in top talent-producing states.
I don't think it's going to take too much longer for them to land a commit, and when that happens I think the pace will pick up pretty quickly.
|1 week 1 day ago||At this juncture...||
...I don't think that's something they have to worry about too much. Most of the early offers have gone out to high-level prospects being pursued by several top programs. Those aren't the guys who are going to commit early, for the most part. Most of the three-star-and-below prospects who've received offers have offer sheets suggesting they'll be rated higher at the end of the cycle.
It's early yet for Michigan to be offering the level of prospect who'd jump at an offer and potentially take a spot from a higher-rated guy. The staff, as best I can tell, manages this through the timing of their offers; we haven't heard anything about levels of committable offers yet.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's going well.||
I'm waiting to post an update until I finish up a couple more tests, but my body's responding very well to the new medication. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, should be feeling normal by the summer, which would be quite welcome.
|1 week 4 days ago||Just the once...||
I've known Bacon since taking his class in 2008 — couldn't turn down the chance to sit courtside. (I don't believe those are his normal seats, FWIW.)
Will be back on press row for Rutgers.
|1 week 4 days ago||Before there are any more of these comments...||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||On the basketball front...||
From attending a lot of Beilein's pressers, I can say he's very reticent to discuss X's and O's or certain elements of his strategy. While he'll discuss strategy in broad terms, he doesn't often delve into specifics. Still gives a decent presser compared to a lot of coaches, but most of the questions people here would be interested in would be things he wouldn't answer in much detail.
There's no coordinator availability like there is for football, so I wouldn't be able to ask BA or Jordan instead.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||DTs||
The staff hasn't targeted anyone in this class, but that's going to be the top priority in 2016. Obviously Rashan Gary is one of the top targets on the board, and they've got a pretty good shot at landing him.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That's not true.||
If I had to guess, I'd say Wheatley and Weber end up in the class, and I think there's a decent shot at Jefferson, too.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Not saying he'll definitely flip...||
...but he's absolutely not 100% certain on his choice. Sometimes I word things a certain way because I can't flat-out say what I hear all the time. That's the case here.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You'd be wrong.||
I couldn't blockquote the entire article—he talked a lot about the opporunity to play with Josh Rosen and how much he respected Jim Mora as a coach.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||If you watch his full film...||
...it's pretty apparent the level of competition caveats also apply to his own team. He had to do a lot on his own.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||Whoops, fixed.||
Fifth-year senior. Got a medical redshirt after he tore his ACL a couple years ago.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Kept that update short...||
...since his statement in that article was pretty vague—didn't even mention a date—but Sam just confirmed it's a distinct possibility he'll visit this weekend:
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Not enough...||
...for me to write a post on it while all the football stuff is going on. Other than Brown rescheduling his visit, there hasn't been much of note other than it looking like M is falling behind Kentucky and Duke for Derryck Thornton.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||No, he's playing.||
Just has a very limited role right now—23 minutes combined in the four Big Ten games, including a DNP against Iowa. He's put up decent numbers but mostly against the lesser teams on the schedule.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Well, I'll be damned.||
The GIF thing worked. +1000 MGoPoints.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Tried to change it, got an||
Tried to change it, got an error. Working on getting it fixed but I can't do it from my computer, apparently.
If anybody has figured out a workaround after getting this error message...
...holler at me.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||...and before he got in touch||
with the new staff, I believe. Like I said, it's hard to throw a dart without hitting a recruiting insider who strongly believes Wheatley will end up at Michigan.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||No.||
There are plenty of interested players, and "banking" scholarships is usually a bad idea in football—creates the type of holes in the depth chart Michigan has been struggling to fill for years now. For instance, with Bosch now out the door, they really need to grab a couple O-linemen or there's going to be a serious lack of upperclassmen after the 2013 group (and Mason Cole, who didn't redshirt) graduates.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||You're new here...||
...so I'll cut you some slack, but when your avatar mysteriously disappears after an entire board thread is dedicated to NSFW avatar pictures, it's not coincidence. Try again. There's an entire rest of the internet out there and there are a ton of people on here who want to be able to scroll through the comments of a game preview without having to hide the screen from work/family/friends/etc.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||All three...||
...fall squarely in the "not happening" category; I know George Campbell has flat-out stated he won't consider Michigan, and there's been nothing to indicate the other two are thinking about it.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Presser is at noon.||
Will be streamed on MGoBlue and televised on ESPN and BTN.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||For context:||
EMU is #116 on KenPom—they're a legitimately decent MAC squad.
NJIT is #266.
Coppin State is #335.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||I'm not a doctor...||
...and the only way I got a proper diagnosis was by seeing several of them. I'd strongly recommend against trying to diagnose yourself online. With my symptoms, I was told via WebMD or various forums (including this one) that I could have anything from Crohn's to lupus to histamine intolerance to... you name it, really. I don't think one person got it right.
If you're having those issues, give your primary care physician as much information as you can possibly assemble about your symptoms and push him/her to get you to as many specialists as seem appropriate. That's the best advice I can give; it's how I approached the issue this time around and it seems to be working.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||I posted an update...||
...in the Arizona preview last week. People are still misinterpreting some of that, so I'll try to clarify.
I want to make it abundantly clear that I don't have a diagnosis; Seth read my Twitter post, got that wrong, and didn't talk to me before posting that. I tested positive for adrenal insufficiency and have begun treatment on hydrocortisone, and my initial response has been positive, but I still don't know whether it's primary or secondary—my endocrinologist actually suggested in my follow-up appointment Wednesday morning that it's likely secondary. I'm still awaiting test results on that, as well as biopsy results from my colonoscopy/endoscopy, and there's still almost certainly a need to see a rheumatologist to figure out what's driving the gland issues.
I'm back right now in a limited capacity. My weight has improved, though over the last couple days it's fluctuated a bit; I'm hanging down around 120 pounds today. There's been significant progress and I'm generally feeling better, but I'm still not planning to cover games in person this month—those are a huge stress on me physically and I can't afford to take many steps back right now.
Overall, things are moving very much in the right direction, but there's still a long way to go. The good news is I've worked through these issues while being un- or mis-diagnosed for nearly four years; I know how to push through while being physically limited, which I'll most likely have to do since the timetable for returning to normalcy after a decade of untreated adrenal insufficiency can—and likely will—span months. My hope is to be feeling normal by the summer barring a diagnosis that would change that outlook.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you, everyone.||
Once again, the outpouring of support from this community is damn near overwhelming (in a good way, of course). I'm very lucky to be a part of this. I'm in high spirits, settled in for a weekend of football—and, uh, hopefully a basketball victory—and very confident I'll be back at full strength before long.
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||Oops.||
|15 weeks 7 hours ago||The larger point...||
...that I perhaps didn't make clear enough, is that from my perch on press row—which provided the ideal view for seeing this play unfold—it was very, very obvious Walton planned to do exactly what he did from the moment he got the ball. He was in total control in transition last night, that's become the norm for him, and he's seeing the court remarkably well.
|15 weeks 8 hours ago||Fine, then.||
Peruse the comments after last year's Duke game. Like this one:
Let's Be Honest
GRIII doesn't even deserve to be starting.