"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|2 years 40 weeks ago||The problem with this||
is it leaves the backside open as our big men overhedge or switch. This is where the offensive rebounds come into play. You have Mitch jumping the screen, which he should, but he does for too long (this is the difference between Mitch and Morgan, Morgan hedges for a shorter time) and as Mitch rushes back to his man, the shot gets off and it leaves GRIII with a significant height disadvantage due to Mitch being out of position. Now I've never been a proponent of switching because as previously stated, the mismatches are generally too great a risk to sacrifice to stop a slightly more open 3 pointer. I'll take a 3 over GRIII vs Zeller anyday of the week. You can replace him with any half decent offensive B1G big man in his place and I'll still say the same thing. On top of this, teams have noticed our switches up high and they just do a quick pick and roll off the high ball screen with a wide open middle of the floor with our big men covering their guards.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more||
....the problem is though, that guards are the ones bringing the ball up the floor out of the backcourt. This then leaves Burke to be the one guarding the inbounds and working hard to stay with his man and making the opposing teams offense work hard to cross halfcourt (obviously this is ideal). But because of this, Burke then must be subbed out more frequently leaving Spike (don't get me wrong, I love how the kid plays, he just doesn't have confidence yet) to run the offense. As we can all agree, Burke is our playmaker and until we can get another guy to step up into that role, it's hard to sacrifice Burke's minutes to a younger, less-confident Spike. Hardaway is a catch and shoot guy, GRIII is also too nervous to do much other then catch and dunk, and Stauskas is more of a second or third option rather than first. If we can get another offensive playmaker at the pointguard position (funny how with offense comes defense), I actually think we could be a much better defensive team.
|4 years 15 hours ago||News||
Haven't cashed in on the points yet, but Drake Johnson is now a 3 star on rivals
|4 years 4 days ago||Uhhhhhh.......||
Gordon Gee is also the one who said, "Let me be very clear. I'm just hoping the coach doesn't dismiss me." Gee is an idiot.
"Ohio fans have long been known as the most humble, classiest fans in sports and I think we can all agree the title is well-deserved."
I really have nothing to say to this....
|4 years 1 week ago||Lucy Pinder.||
EDIT: Oops, TIMMMAAY, you're right on the money.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||I see your point||
I see your point, but seriously, those stories make it to the headlines for a reason. Those are wonderful stories and the reason why they're wonderful is because 99% of kids like them don't make it anywhere near even the starting squad let alone a star. I love those stories as much as the next guy, but I trust the coaches know what they're doing more than what I think COULD happen. On top of that, we don't need two running backs. Now, if Bri'onte were to stay with OSU then hey maybe Drake gets an offer. But if we were to offer now, I have little doubt in my mind it wouldn't be long before we got a commitment that could take away a spot from a Dunn, or a Wright, or a Garnett, etc etc.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Stauskas||
Why does everyone forget Stauskas? The kid is a straight baller. Just check this video and then you'll be adding him to your, "I'M SO EXCITED FOR...." list.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Oaks Christian||
Another note is that if Payton were to commit, it would give us a connection to one of the most prolific high school football programs in the country.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Cali Swaggg||
Snatchin' yo USC de-commitments up
|4 years 17 weeks ago||People like you||
People like you, JBE, bug me. Quit your in depth flaming and get a life.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Agreed||
Who was the recruit that said that the academic presentation blew him away when he visited? The name slipped my mind, but I remember that he had said we did a spectacular job of selling the education you receive at Michigan. This very well could work nicely in our favor.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||MSU||
From what I've heard, MSU is really really high on him and they really want him. He seems to have a lot of mutual interest as well. If we were to steal him (I have a feeling we probably couldn't, but it's just a feeling and I'm no insider or anything) then I think we would need to offer him now and really push hard for him.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Agreed||
Agreed, but when they give good reviews it's usually more like, "oh this was great and that was good", but "awesome" is a whole other level. Trust me, I'm a freshman, now sophomore at UM, I know these things. I'm a youngin.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure||
I'm pretty sure you spell "Jarred" like Jarrod. And I'm definitely sure you spell "arraignments" like arrangements. Not trying to be the spelling Nazi, but come on, it's a press release.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||My humble opinion||
I've visited quite a few when I was looking around at colleges and of the ones I have visited, this would be my list:
1. Indiana- Beautiful Diag area, especially in the spring.
2. Michigan- No need to say more.
3. Michigan State- I enjoyed the greenery everywhere, but the campus was just too spread out and the buildings weren't anything special.
4. Wisconsin- Most people think Wisconsin is super beautiful, but I thought most of the buildings were pretty old, dark and ugly.
5. Northwestern- Nice area by the lake but it was alright, nothing too special in my opinion.
6. Illinois- Just wasn't that nice, it was alright, but c'mon the city pops out of a corn field and has some bad parts of town on the campus.
7. Purdue- I think we've said enough about Purdue.
Other than those 7 I have no idea what their campuses are like.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Make an Assessment||
Do ya love me? Make an assessment
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Jon Scieszka||
My uncle is Jon Scieszka, he's a famous children's book author. His two most notable books were "The Stinky Cheese Man" and "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs." He has a million other books but those are the two most famous. He actually was also selected to be the first ambassador of the Library of Congress for children's books. I was a pretty popular kid when I told the kids in elementary school who my uncle was.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Don Bosco Prep||
Eh, we'll take all four. No big deal.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||As I was||
As I was skimming through Tom Strobel info, I stumbled across this bit of brilliance on the OSU forum: Tom Strobel suffered an injury to his trachea and one of the esteemed members of the board asked "just curious, what is the Trachea??"
If you scroll down, it's towards the bottom of the page written by Aviator330
Regardless of that it occured months ago, I wish that Tom fully recovered quickly (seems to be true as indicated by his current standing on recruiting sites).
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Offers to instate prospects||
I think this is pretty funny, I'd say were doing pretty well within the state of Michigan.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Singapore||
Actually the day I received my acceptance letter, I was wearing a Michigan shirt as I walked up to the front steps of the American Club in Singapore. As I walked in, a man and a little boy about the age of 8 walked past me and the Dad said, "see son, you should be proud that you're from Michigan, and it's a great school too." I responded with, "best school in the world, just received my acceptance letter today." He congratulated me and we parted ways.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||saw him the other day||
I actually saw him the other day in the dining hall and he looked pretty small to be honest. I mean I'm 6'4" but he barely even looked like an athlete, let alone a football player. He would have gotten run over by any college WR.