"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
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|12 min ago||I still dont get turning down||
I still dont get turning down Montae Nicholson. I went back and looked at lot of stories around the issue and obviously we are not insiders but no one could really figure it out. He is now at MSU and other than Malik McDowell and Craig Evans (the guy Wisconsin did not admit due to academics but MSU gladly gobbled up) getting the most hype out of their freshmen. Narduzzi is basically foaming at the mouth over this guy's potential. Dude is 6'2, 209 as a freshman and a state champion in track. They are talking about him eventually getting some playing time at corner and even WR for a few snaps per game down the road - sounds familiar.
This feels like one we are going to be on the wrong side on.
|14 hours 23 min ago||My thoughts exactly. I was||
My thoughts exactly. I was going to apologize to him as a fan, for having the misfortune of beginning in 2009. He must have a strong stomach. If he made it through this, he is going to be shocked when we get back to "normal times".
|14 hours 38 min ago||but he's a playmaker...||
but he's a playmaker...
|18 hours 25 min ago||Yes Wilson is 220 lbs now.||
Yes Wilson is 220 lbs now. If he can tack on 15 lbs in the next year, shouldnt be too difficult, he'd be a 235 jumping jack at center. So you'd sort of trade Donnal and Wilson at the 5/4 in that scenario.
Long way to go with any projections - 3 of the 4 players you mentioned have not played a single college game yet. And the 4th may be in the NBA in 12 months.
|18 hours 32 min ago||Nice rebound for Donnal vs||
Nice rebound for Donnal vs last game. Looks like Walton had a rough nite from the field as did Spike and Kam. Dawkins and Doyle continue to look very solid.
|19 hours 26 min ago||Let me preface this by saying||
Let me preface this by saying while I like Nuss energy and think he is an upgrade due to ability to relate to player and enthusiasum alone I dont think all our ills were due to Borges on offense. I have not studied his UCLA years that close but at Auburn he was there 4 years - the first 2 were great, the last 2 were progressively bad. So "development" is an open question. It is like asking did Funk "develop" the 2011 line or was it mostly Carr and RR's coaches and Funk benefited? Same for Borges at Auburn. He inherited a helll of an offense. Now from memory he did develop Cade M at UCLA but Jason Campbell was already a senior QB. Now did he in 4-5 months "develop" Campbell? I am sure he had a hand in his development but it's a lot like Molk - was that a Funk thing or the previous regime? I believe Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown were likewise seniors.
Again let's remember Borges was fired before the bowl game. His offense his last year was 101st in the nation. It seemed the longer Borges was at Auburn the worse things got - the same happened here. The stats from 2004 and 2005 were excellent. 2006 and 2007 got much much worse.
I don't have total offense in front of me but here is points scored per game - 2 great years early, and then a significant drop off:
Borges arrived at Auburn before the 2004 season and helped the Tigers to a 13-0 record. But the Tigers' offense was less effective in his last three years. Auburn heads to its bowl game against Clemson ranked 101st in the nation in total offense. The Tigers scored two or fewer touchdowns in six of their eight SEC games.
|19 hours 45 min ago||Thanks, sounds viable. I||
Thanks, sounds viable. I just shorted my favorite pitchfork stock in the after hours session. It had momentarily spiked 42%.
|20 hours 52 sec ago||I think I have a superfan.||
I think I have a superfan.
|20 hours 2 min ago||Refund? I would imagine he||
Refund? I would imagine he is still getting paid for 2014 despite sitting at home as I don't recall his contract being up. Talk about insult to injury.
p.s. I thought this article was about the lack of Devin meeting Mike McCray and Nuss was kind enough to introduce them.
|20 hours 55 min ago||It's not who you lose to - it||
It's not who you lose to - it is how you lose. The Nebraska game last year if our offense had played better I think would have been acceptable. The defense played well until it relented late. Yes someone can bitch (and did) about Mattison's defense giving up the ghost late but it was a competitive game with a good if not great team.
The PSU complaints were about how we played in OT and that last drive giving up 2 bombs in a row. I dont think it was about losing to PSU in general.
You can lose games while playing well. Stanford played solidly in the Rose Bowl and lost - I dont think the fans can sit there and say 'gosh we just stunk'. Same for our loss to OSU. The defense was bad in the 2nd half but the team fought and while it sucked to lost you understood we were a bit outmanned esp with their OL.
|20 hours 59 min ago||David Brandon + International||
David Brandon + International expansion = under consideration.
|21 hours 1 min ago||hahah just noticed. Would||
hahah just noticed. Would have loved to see that hat on top of DJ Wilson's mop.
|21 hours 2 min ago||Because if I remember||
Because if I remember correctly we lost some games by significant margins in 2011.
|21 hours 4 min ago||For anyone curious, I was not||
For anyone curious, I was not aware of it but on UMHoops it says Notre Dame played a lot of these same teams. They beat Vicenza All Stars 95-57, and Perugia Select 102-48. But it sounds like those rosters are not even static - some dudes are on vacation (Europeans basically take August off for vaca) and some of those "All Star" teams the organizers tried to bring new players in to improve the squad etc. Most of the players are from the 4th and 5th divisions of Italian baskertball - the "Sting" was in the 3rd and advanced to the 2nd. So it appears only this last team is really even a team - the rest of the "teams" are cobbled together collections of players. Could be a dogfight! i.e. stays within 25.
|21 hours 12 min ago||Thanks. Sounds like they are||
Thanks. Sounds like they are 3rd division moving up to 2nd. Everyone else on this trip appears to just be a temporary collection of talent - I use that word loosely.
Michigan’s final game overseas will be against its toughest opponent. The Mantova Stings are the only team the Wolverines will face that isn’t an All-Star or exhibition team made up of an collection of players, but an actual professional team. Mantova went 18-10 in the third division (A2 Silver) of Italian basketball last season and earned promotion to A2 Gold, the second division, this year.
|21 hours 15 min ago||Curious about your last||
Curious about your last statement - are the officials overweight or old or what did you mean?
I do think we went over there for competition. You don't learn much of anything about yourself destroying other teams or being destroyed. I coached travel soccer a long time and games we were up 4-0 in the first 6-7 minutes you could either go on to win 20-0 or spend all game playing keep away ...and learning nearly zilch either way. Been on the other end of those beatings as well - doesn't help anyone. It is kind of a wasted trip IMO. If you don't play in game like conditions you don't really learn - these are not game like conditions other than there is an opponent and refs on the court. Zero pressure on anyone. We could have scheduled 4 closed door games with Eastern Michigan and gotten better competition.
|21 hours 22 min ago||In before delete.||
In before delete.
|21 hours 23 min ago||Spaniard! Spaniard!||
Spaniard! Spaniard! Spaniard!
One of my all time fav movies.
|21 hours 25 min ago||Does Derick Nix play in||
Does Derick Nix play in Italy? If so they must think he is Shaq.
Not sure how many divisions of Italian basketball there are but this cannot be 1st level.
|21 hours 38 min ago||I hope these next 2 games are||
I hope these next 2 games are against legit teams. This competition is not something worth traveling halfway across the world to do - they could have went to a local gym and found a semi pro team to scrimmage.
|21 hours 53 min ago||Could be, I only looked back||
Could be, I only looked back about 25 years for Stanford. Maybe in the 40s,50s they were great :)
Just checked - they won the Pac 12 in 1924, 1926, 1927, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1940, and 1951. So in the modern era of football Stanford has struggled. They did have 2 championship years in 1970-1971 and then 92. Other than that, a lot of losing. You could say Gary Barnett did similar things for Northwestern for 5-6 year period.. so I'll couch my statement that in the post war era Stanford is not that different than Northwestern or Purdue.
Since 1980 here is the winning % of their coaches:
They were decent in the 70s with a winning % of just over .500
Larger point is, if you are 14 years old you think Stanford is the bomb. If you are 50, then Stanford struggled for very long stretches.
|22 hours 2 min ago||True, my bad! There is an||
True, my bad! There is an extreme case of the medical RS on top of the normal RS but let's assume not.
|22 hours 4 min ago||Looking at the open dates the||
Looking at the open dates the next home and home may be a 2024/2027 split.
I'll be starting a death pool thread shortly...
|22 hours 14 min ago||We've required near miracles||
We've required near miracles to beat NW the last 2 times. They took a hit this week but they seem to give us a lot of trouble lately. UM has way more talent than NW but their offensive system seems to give us trouble and their defense has been adequate. I think playin NW late in the year is also better than early since they don't have the depth of a lot of other teams and can wear down with injuries and such.
|22 hours 19 min ago||OSU has a ton of variables.||
OSU has a ton of variables. They are very young. WR is young, RB is young, OL is young, back 7 on D is young. Only the DL and the QB really was known on that team. They are flush with HS stars... how they all develop is the question. We are likewise flush with HS stars at WR, OL, S, and DTs. How they all develop is likewise a question for us.
I don't think the 2 teams are going to be that different and I said even WITH Miller if I believe in our OL developing I think this is a year we'd go down there and have a great chance to win. OSU just doesnt strike me as imposing and they are a very young team - young teams are prone to error. But it requires a functional OL.
|22 hours 28 min ago||For those wanting Stanford||
For those wanting Stanford but complaining about Washington I don't see these 2 as very different. Until 2007 Stanford was Northwestern of the 1970s. No guarantee they will be good in 6-8 years. Washington actually has a better long term track record than Stanford.
A quick look at U-WA's schedule shows they play Wisconsin in 2018 and 2021.
Sark was building an interesting team - that's why he got a better job at USC. They beat Illinois in Chicago, they lost to Stanford by 3, they destroyed Arizona, they lost by 10 to a rapidly improving UCLA program. They decimated the bad Pac 12 teams like Oregon State, Cal, and Colorado.
Obviously we have no idea what they will be in 6-7 years but the odds of them being better or equal to Stanford are significant.
|22 hours 33 min ago||He could be a 5th year senior||
He could be a 5th year senior playing the first game but no the second.
|22 hours 34 min ago||For comparison sake a few Big||
For comparison sake a few Big 10 teams current non conf in out years (mid/late teens, early 20s)
MSU - Arizona State, Miami (YTM), Boise State
OSU - Oklahoma, TCU, Oregon, Texas
PSU - Pitt, Syracuse, West Virginia, Va Tech (very East Coast centric)
NEB - Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma, Colorado [2 separate home & homes with CO]
WIS - BYU, Virginia Tech, Washington St
IA - Iowa is the new Wisconsin, horrid non conf
So aside from OSU which has 3 glamour programs I'd say we line up with the rest decently well with Oklahoma, UCLA, VA Tech, Washington, and Arkansas. PSU obviously does not want to go outside of a 500 mile radius.
I had Georgia and Missouri so this would be equivalent of the west coast Missouri.
|22 hours 37 min ago||Well could have done worse -||
Well could have done worse - could have done better. Not "huge" but that's marketing for you.
In our "guess the home and home series" contest only a few guessed Washington...so it leaves 5 peeps with the chance to win a lot of upvotes ;)
|22 hours 57 min ago||I agree it incrementally||
I agree it incrementally improves a position. I wrote "does it change the whole complexion of the line?"
I think it's a leap of faith to believe it but its preseason and to each their own belief. We have seen a spring and fall "scrimmage" and in neither - with a host of 10-12 different OL - have we seen anything to believe moving 1 player in or out changes the whole complexion of the OL. I am going to stick to the belief it can get better after 6-7 weeks of work together but that takes us a few weeks into Big 10 season. Glasgow might not even be a starter in week 2 right now, we'll see.