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|13 hours 28 min ago||For now...||
|13 hours 49 min ago||To add to this...||
Very excited to be collaborating with Alex on hoops stuff. Among other writing ventures, he contributed to my old blog, the long-defunct The Wolverine Blog, and we've kept in touch ever since. Can't wait to see more quality basketball coverage on the site; you all should see the increase in volume and quality on that front pretty soon—already putting our heads together about how best to approach the season preview and in-season content.
Congrats, Alex. This is gonna be fun.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Do I really have to spell out...||
...that Walton is a much better athlete than Spike? If I do, there you go.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Well...||
I've stood directly next to both of them on several occasions, which provides a decent frame of reference. Walton is definitely bigger.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Tried to change it...||
...from my old pic, which was taken after my freshman year of college, and the system didn't comply. Forgot to fix it. I'll get one back on here before long.
|1 week 13 hours ago||If you're having a hard time...||
...remembering me, it's because I was the skinny guy who didn't do anything except laugh at Marques's jokes and try not to get frostbite.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Right, the bad rappist version.||
Acceptable nicknames for that B.o.B include "Andre 1000" and "Andre 300".
Yes, there's a theme there.
|1 week 1 day ago||SEEEEETTTTTTHHHHHHHHHH||
|1 week 1 day ago||Thank you.||
This was definitely a fun one to write.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm using the 247 Composite.||
Barnes just missed the cut (#313 overall). The Michigan players you mentioned, however, were within the top 250—we switched from top 100 to top 250 last week and I think Seth forgot to make the changes for Michigan's offense. I'll make sure it's corrected next week.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||For one...||
...it helps give a general sense of the talent level on each side of the ball. Also, it's free information, so you might as well have it—it's not like we're omitting which players are considered the stars on each side of the ball.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Good call.||
I'll pass this along to Seth. Thanks!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hi, I'm Ace.||
Notably, I'm not Brian, who said, "Until Brandon and Hoke are out, that's my plan. I'm not going to the Maryland game, and you* shouldn't either."
*Meaning everyone, not me, since he said earlier in the podcast that I still had to go games because that's kinda my job.
Maybe next time don't use quotes.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hoke said he didn’t see the||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yikes.||
Blocked. Sorry it stayed up that long. People who are confused by this and the following several comments—there's a deleted post in this thread that very much merited the reaction.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Right, I get those two confused for some reason.||
Both have ten carries on the year to Edwards' 16, while Cobb's at 92, so neither seem to be a big factor in the offense this year.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah...||
...they ran one jet sweep with Edwards in this game (very short gain) and faked one or two more. The other RB backup—Rodrick Williams, the aforementioned former starter—only saw action on special teams; he's been almost entirely phased out of their gameplan, it appears. Cobb took just about every snap.
Oh, and no bubble screens or even fakes in this game. I know they're in the offense with Leidner, so I can only assume Streveler isn't very comfortable throwing them; either that or with how well the run game was going they just didn't need a constraint play at all.
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||That's not true.||
Not sure which chart you're looking at, but Connelly has their most likely B1G record as 6-2 (31.1% chance) with an almost exactly equal chance of finishing 7-1 or 8-0. There's also a big chart near the top with the expected wins for each team, and it has MSU at a very reasonable 5.83. Not saying these rankings are perfect (they aren't), but that looks totally fair to me.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I understand this sentiment.||
I really do. But seeing this comment after spending Friday night at Wayne State, then several hours editing video and writing this post over the last couple days... well, I'd prefer if you just kept that thought to yourself, Don.
EDIT: Also, this is kind of a strange thing to say regarding a post primarily about a rock-solid Michigan commit.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||My bad.||
That definitely merited inclusion. Here you go.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||hahahahahahaha||
no, that did not happen.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Haven't seen enough of him...||
...in the secondary to get a great feel for how he'd fit on defense, though obviously MSU recruiting him on that side is a positive sign. I'll say this: he's really good with the ball in space and is a tough runner for his size, so utilizing him in the slot like Michigan does Norfleet has a lot of potential. I'm just not sure you want to take the ball out of Kelly's hands. He's a heck of a playmaker.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||New OC||
They brought in former Wyoming HC and Mizzou OC Dave Christensen this year. Trust me, they've really turned up the tempo.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yikes.||
That was not a good typo. Fixed.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Nice catch.||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Seth did his best...||
...with Michigan's personnel in the diagram, but by no means take that as gospel. U-M has totally locked down info on the injury front, so it's pure guesswork at this point.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Now this.||
This is how it's done.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||dammit, man.||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Co-sign all of this.||
I got extremely lucky—my physician went above and beyond in continuing to question my initial diagnosis and eventually coming across the right one, but in my experience (and hearing those of others) that's far more the exception than the rule. Seeing someone who will test for allergies is my best recommendation, and in this regard a lot of "alternative" medicine practices are ahead of the curve.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Just want to thank everyone...||
...for the overwhelmingly positive and extremely helpful response to this piece—my Twitter feed is now stuffed with delicious-looking gluten-free recipes. I'm continually amazed by the strength and generosity of this community. It's always scary to open up like this, but every time I do, I wonder why I hadn't done it far sooner. I can't thank you all enough for that.