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|2 weeks 3 days ago||One data point but...||
3rd best offensive player (69.1) in Cal's game against a solid Washington front
|1 year 11 weeks ago||George Jewett||
Don't know if there is enough archival evidence, but his life story is pretty interesting, at least from wikipedia:
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Because stupidity drives||
Because stupidity drives traffic too. I've never watched First Take, but every time Stephen A or Skip says something especially stupid (vs their regular stupidity), I see it featured prominently on Twitter, Facebook, sports blogs, etc, and I end up clicking over to see what the fuss is about. Maybe I'm following the wrong people on twitter (my own fault for following Awful Announcing and Deadspin), but fake outrage/stupidity seems to outnumer quality writing at least 3:1
|1 year 19 weeks ago||30-7 Michigan||
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Got a cool story bro re:||
Got a cool story bro re: Hackett. Colleague of mine, a BYU fan, went up to the game last week. He had endzone seats, 2nd to last row. Behind him was a very knowledgable female Michigan fan. She knew all the players, even the backups by heart. He struck up a conversation with her, and asked her how she knew so much- her response, My dad is the athletic director. He talked a little more with her and asked why she had nosebleed seats, given her connections. She said- my dad says if we want free seats, this is the way it has to be. Epitome of the anti-Brandon
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Rooting for India, but don't||
Rooting for India, but don't think they'll win it all despite their current streak. I'd be happy with beating Australia and getting into the finals
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Sarah||
What does this have to do with Sarah Koenig? Boom, #serialed
|2 years 20 weeks ago||"Brandon's contract||
"Brandon's contract stipulates that if he's fired without cause prior to Jan. 1, 2016, the university must pay him his remaining base salary and his remaining deferred compensation."
For the lawyers out there, is this debacle enough to demonstrate cause?
|2 years 20 weeks ago||You should totally write||
You should totally write Brian an e-mail voicing displeasure and asking for the pro-rated portion of your yearly subscription fee back
|2 years 20 weeks ago||After Michigan fires him, at||
After Michigan fires him, at least Hoke will land on his feet working for Roger Goodell
|2 years 24 weeks ago||34-17 Michigan||
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Well...||
Might have to start a well count for Nussmeier too
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Venric Mark to transfer||
Seth needs a supplemental pick- https://twitter.com/teddygreenstein/status/499702988508647424
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Hello: Messiah!||
|2 years 42 weeks ago||U of M- Dearborn||
Highly recommend doing the classes at U of M-Dearborn. Much cheaper than Ann Arbor, and the credits transfer over. They're pretty flexible with offering night classes too if I remember right (from about 20 years ago) I did Calc III and Linear Algebra there and only had to take Differential Equations at Ann Arbor to finish up the math requirement for engineering. Added bonus- if you set your sights outside of Ann Arbor for undergraduate, you still have the U of M name on a transcript.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Recruiting Goof||
On the Bielfeldt/Pitchford note, IIRC the last scholarship came down to Bielfeldt and Larry Nance Jr. Nance is doing really well for Wyoming- top 50 defensive rebounding %age, good offensive rating and true shooting percentage, and he's a high usage player. For a staff that has had success with undervalued offspring of NBA players, always seemed like an odd choice to go with Bielfeldt over him.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||From Heiko's interview||
From Heiko's interview: " If the pieces don’t fit together properly, then that’s a reflection of the coordinator and no one else. " - Al Borges
I think that pretty much sums it up
|3 years 21 weeks ago||If you believe the Ohio||
If you believe the Ohio posters, the shadiness is due to Meyer asking him to delay his visit as they think they have a better shot with another TE prospect (Gesick)
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Ranked as the 6th best kicker||
Ranked as the 6th best kicker by Chris Sailer: http://www.chrissailerkicking.com/player-profiles/2015.html
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Need to get Snoop's Son||
Would love to get Broadus if for no other reason that we can say we've had sons of both Huggy Bears.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Smith||
Smith is in too
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Really love the recruit||
Really love the recruit ratings vs Nth best recruit plots...was wondering how someone could come up with a quick visual to show something like this, and this perfectly shows it off. Nice work!
|4 years 4 weeks ago||There is an interesting post||
There is an interesting post on thebiglead about how Michigan is actually better on defense than the defensive efficiency stat indicates:
Crux of the argument is that they are up among the nation's leaders in "shutdown stretches" defined as a 4 min period in which the opponent does not score. The article doesn't speak to when these stretches occurred, so some of these could be biased to lower ranked opponents or less critical game situations, but it's an interesting stat...
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Keep with the current system-||
Keep with the current system- McGary off the bench, but keep giving him more minutes. Makes sense to have McGary in for Morgan when LeVert spells Hardaway. Hardaway is a much better rebounder than LeVert, so McGary's better rebounding over Morgan is needed.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Added bonus...I believe||
Added bonus...I believe McGary's 20 min now qualify him in the kenpom rankings for rebounding
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Agree completely.||
|4 years 6 weeks ago||delete||
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I was wondering about that||
I was wondering about that too. Big Puppy seems more appropriate for McGary, with the energy and excitable nature and youthful mistakes, but I've seen other places refer to GRIII as Big Puppy (http://thehoopdoctors.com/online2/2012/01/michigan-recruit-glenn-robinso... for example)
|4 years 6 weeks ago||According to some Iowa||
According to some Iowa friends, he was always a high floor, low ceiling type of guy. Ideally an energy guy/6th man off the bench (which is his role now), but started because of total lack of talent at Iowa when McCaffery got there
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Michigan not in Final 3 according to Chris Balas||
"Three teams on Leon McQuay III's list, none of which are Michigan."