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|1 week 8 hours ago||Didn't||
Didn't the Pac-12 end up voting 0-11-1 on the ban according the all the stuff about the UCLA AD? So that would mean they would be 11 no votes right?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is all his opinion and||
This is all his opinion and nothin fact based, so take it with a grain of salt.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||MSU||
MSU now returns one player from their team last year who averaged over 4 PPG, that being Eron Harris.
Their starting center for next year at this point will be Gavin Schilling, who is a solid player but also a foul machine. They have a great recruiting class coming in, but they will all be incredibly young and thrust into the fire. Minus Matt McQuaid, I don't really see any guys on State's roster currently that look like breakout candidates for next year either.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Jon Horford||
Jon Horford is also on the Charge's roster, so the two are playing together once again.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||I'm answering off the top of||
I'm answering off the top of my head so I may be wrong but:
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Use the NCAA March Madness||
Use the NCAA March Madness website. You get X hours of free streaming without a cable subscription, I forget how many exactly. But if you use incognito I think it doesn't register so you can keep watching through that
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Glad we're in but how are||
Glad we're in but how are Syracuse and Vandy in, and Syracuse as a 10 ahead of us? Don't buy it.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree||
I disagree for 3 reasons.
1) How often is Hampton vs South Carolina State or Cal State Bakersfield vs New Mexico State or Akron vs Buffalo going to be on ESPN/ESPN2 normally? If not for the conference tournament, never.
These tournaments give the teams and conferences publicity they would never get otherwise. The average basketball fan, or even some of the die hards, would never really hear or know about Hampton or CSUB or the MEAC. These conference tournaments give both the schools and conferenes air time they would never get.
And then when the games are as good as CSUB vs NMSU they can go viral and gt even more publicity. And this publicity is probably more important than anything else considering most of the schools/conferences won't win a tourney game no matter which team is sent.
2) This sort of leads into my second point, which is the conferences probably don't care which teams they send at a certain point. For a conference like the MEAC or WAC or MAC, the #1 seed probably isn't that much better than the #3 seed. In reality neither team will probably win a tourney game.
Whether a conference sends the Kenpom #100 team or #150, both teams are going to be heavy underdogs against a Kenpom top 25 team, so who cares which one goes? To win either one is going to need to play the game of their life, which is equally as likely for either team. So why not have the conference tourney and all the publicity that comes with it?
And if the #1 seed or #2 seed is that much better, and doesn't win their conference tourney, they can still get at an large bid like Monmouth or St. Mary's or Valpo might. Then your league is a 2 bid league, which is great for the league.
3) Conferences tourneys spread the NCAA tourney wealth. In a smaller conference where all the teams are generally much closer in talent level, it's much easier for any random team to win their conference tourney. Compared to a larger conference, each team in a smaller conference has a better chance of making the tourney any given year and different teams make it on a more regular basis. This is a good thing for smaller conferences.
The worst thing that could happen to a smaller conference is for the same team to dominate year in and year out, make the tourney every year, but consistently lose early in the tourney. It hurts the other teams in the conference and looks bad for the conference as a whole. Conference tourneys prevent that and allows each team a chance to make the tourney and pump some fresh faces into the tourney.
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||Right but even if we had them||
Right but even if we had them we still wouldn't have been a Sweet Sixteen team. At least based on how we played early
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||We||
We were supposed to be a Sweet Sixteen type team this year. Instead we will more likely than not miss the tournament, were absolutely embarrassed at home by MSU and Indiana, in back to back games no less, and have shown no signs of improvement over the course of the season. The best thing you can say about this team is that we're "predictable and mediocre" yet you expect fans to be okay with that.
Fans aren't mad at Beilein because we're predictable. Fans aren't even mad that we're mediocre. They're mad that we were supposed to be a good to great team, and instead have fans getting on their high horses telling us how we should accept "predictable and mediocre."
The issue is how underwhelming we were this year, not that we were predictable. If we were supposed to be a bottom 4 B1G team, everyone would be ecstatic with this year. Expectations matter. As a fan base we should expect more than underwhelming mediocrity, and if we don't there needs to be a huge culture shift in this program.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||I||
I don't understand the people who say Michigan's resume should have them in the tourney already. Our resume really isn't that great. Sure, we don't have any bad loses. But we're 3-9 against top 50 RPI teams. That's awful. We beat the teams we should and lose to the ones we should, generally by a lot.
If I'm the selection committee, I'd rather put in a mid-major who hasn't had the chance to prove themselves yet or a team that has shown they can play with the top tier teams, even if it means a bad loss here and there. We've had the chance to show if we can play against top tier teams, and more often than not shown we can't.
Also, I generally hate the "eye-test" nonsense, but it actually applies to us here. We do not look like a tournament team. If you have watched us this past month plus, by no means do we look like a team that should be playing in the tournament. We need to beat Indiana tomorrow, and badly.
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||LOL||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||The Jags are already planning||
The Jags are already planning on releasing Gerhart. It looks like Denard will stay in town, but behind Yeldon and Ivory so touches will be scarce.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||But so many Michigan fans||
But so many Michigan fans credit Rudock's improvement to the improved coaching he got from a year of Harbaugh compared to 4 of Ferentz.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't say anything about||
I didn't say anything about the results though. I'm just talking about the straight up coaching. The inability to run any semblance of an offense that isn't hero ball against adequate teams. The inability to play any defense at all. The inability to run an inbounds play. The lack of player development. All of this means firing the guy is a valid conversation.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||How can anyone look at this||
How can anyone look at this team and think the coaching job here is anywhere close to adequate?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Hopefully the Pratt hype is||
Hopefully the Pratt hype is real. We could definitely use some more depth on the OL.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Not too surprising||
Not too surprising considering the rumors that he was the anonymous football player who wrote a book this offseason about how he hates the NFL.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Yes because clearly no other||
Yes because clearly no other school has had players leave early and go undrafted. This is an indictment on Beilein and no other coaches ever. Clearly Beilein is awful.
Let's also ignore the fact that McGary came back as
I've been critical of Beilein and the team to this point too. He definitely deserves some heat for our bad play to this point. But you're an idiot.
Edit: This is supposed to be a response to the post about players leaving early. Mobile formatting is hard.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Congrats||
Congrats to Greg. It sucks that he's leaving but this is the price of having great coaching/teams, other teams will try and steal them. This is something we're gonna have to get used to.
That being said, I'm not too worried about replacing him. We still have Zordich and Brown with secondary experience, and every hire Harbaugh has made so far has been an A+, so I don't expect anything different here.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||So if by most excited you||
So if by most excited you mean who do I think has the most upside/will be the best, I'll got with Wheatley. He has the physical attributes, bloodlines and positional flexibility where I feel he'll be at least a solid player somewhere.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Except he was a major part of||
Except he was a major part of our win over Illinois. Also the ball has been moving like shit these past two weeks so I don't know what you're talking about.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I mean||
I mean they probably did, I would assume so. But Michigan hasn't offered Moses, mainly becuase they feel they don't hae a legitimate shot, so maybe those schools felt the same about Gary. I really don't know.
It does happen where a kid will stop reporting offers after a certain point, usually once they're committed. I know Morris did that. But you asked how offer lists are generated so I answered.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Which has been confirmed by||
Which has been confirmed by Moses himself. He said last week he's still waiting on a Michigan offer. The lists are complied based on offers recruits or their coaches report.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Zak Irvin came up huge today.||
Zak Irvin came up huge today. He's the reason this team is anywhere close to how good it is right now
|11 weeks 6 days ago||This||
This is the only all anything Michigan related team Cissoko will ever make.
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||Are there any Pratville||
Are there any Pratville recruits we're in on for next year? Calling Alum96
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||I'd agree with this to start||
I'd agree with this to start the year. Gary may start eventually, but this is going to be the starting lineup I think. Also add in some Godin/Marshall/random freshman rotation as well.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||It is a really cool story,||
It is a really cool story, but there are two main reasons why they're ranked so high. One is that they have no scholarship limits so they signed a class of 45. Even though rankings generally only rank your top 20 or so, when you have a class of 45 it's a lot easier to have 20 kids rated high enough to rank in the 60's.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Allegedly it was Viramontes||
Allegedly it was Viramontes but that changed