that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|2 days 32 min ago||Except Izzo? You mean the||
Except Izzo? You mean the guy that got 4 years out of 5-star Branden Dawson? Izzo may not get a ton of blue-chips but he usually has a more talented (and older) roster than does Coach B.
|2 days 35 min ago||2013 was absolutely a less||
2013 was absolutely a less talented team than the Fab5 team. Apart from recruiting rankings, Rose, Webber, and Howard all had lengthy NBA careers (borderline all-stars). King and Jackson, while not as successful, were borderline NBA players and very talented. And I think they were just as good as freshman as was Stauskus. King was just as good (and athlete) as GRIII. Plus that team had solid upperclassmen on the roster (including an NBA player like Eric Riley).
|4 days 23 hours ago||+1 for the Tesla. I am||
+1 for the Tesla. I am hoping to get a 70D in the next year or so but obviously the P85D would be the choice if I could justify the increased cost.
Then I would probably want some type of SUV for the crappy weather days and hauling purposes.
Sure I would also take an attention-grabbing exotic car and a really nice convertible if I had two more choices but the first two would cover 99% of my auto wants and needs.
|1 week 1 day ago||Howard is not dominant but I||
Howard is not dominant but I think he is fine. No way you can say he will never win a Cup. I bet you thought Ozzie would win one, right? There are a number of good teams but no East team is dominant. It's unlikely but Detroit (like every East team) has a chance to make the finals.
|1 week 3 days ago||I know he probably only has a||
I know he probably only has a year or two to work with them but I just don't see that much "player development" from Calipari. Yes, he gets guys to the NBA but most of the guys were NBA locks to begin and often they seem to drop spots (maybe because of all the competition). Plus he never really seems like a good X and O guy to me. It seems like he can motivate guys to play defense and play hard but that's really about it.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think there is a world of||
I think there is a world of difference between this situation and the practices of Saban and others. I hope you can see that difference.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Why in the H%## would||
Why in the H%## would Michigan take less than FSU? Michigan should be way north of FSU.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||And it clearly hurts Alabama||
And it clearly hurts Alabama having boring, bland uniforms, right?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Disagree. Maybe in terms of||
Disagree. Maybe in terms of results but in the recruiting and prestige world, MSU is not on the same level with UNC and Kansas and probably not Arizona either. Of course, I tend to think of the truly elite schools as Duke, Kentucky, UNC, Kansas, maybe Arizona and maybe UCLA (they were there but have fallen off). To me, MSU is clearly a notch below and Michigan is another notch below. Michigan can get to MSU's level but not sure we will ever be in that truly elite group.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Let's hope so but remember||
Let's hope so but remember that Donnal was supposedly better than Morgan in the previous year and look how that turned out.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not bad but according to this||
Not bad but according to this list, I was supposed to be rooting for UK over WVA? No way, it's very questionable whether I would want Kentucky to win over Duke or MSU. I would even root for UNC over Kentucky and that's with the whole academic fraud thing. Kentucky and UNC should go much lower.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I am not sure that losing a||
I am not sure that losing a close B1G championship game is not "sniffing" the tourney. I always thought that phrase meant not even close which is not the case for this year's team. They were sniffing it right until a weak penalty call and the PP goal by the Gophers.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Wilson didn't transfer||
Wilson didn't transfer because he needed to. He transferred because he wanted to play some place else.
Sorry, unless you mean to raise his "pro stock" but he could have done that at NC State.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||If you watch play #2 again,||
If you watch play #2 again, you will see the Wisc. player jump right into Dawkins before the foul. That should have been called.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Not only no foul there but||
Not only no foul there but the refs awarded the ball to the Badgers.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||It might have been even worse||
It might have been even worse than the statistics indicated. I know Ace likes to stay above it but I had to check the comments to make sure I was not the only one. Michigan was up on Wisky in the first half and I was still very angry and Wisky was keeping it close only as a result of the calls. Very disappointing. I will say that I don't blame the players - Wisconsin players seem to be a good group. Now about that Ryan guy...
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, we are getting totally||
Wow, we are getting totally jobbed on the calls the last 5 minutes or so. Otherwise this lead would be double digits. No call has gone Michigan's way in more than 5.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Well stated. The transfer||
Well stated. The transfer talk, when based on nothing, is annoying.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I will just say I don't think||
I will just say I don't think that's an accurate depiction of what actually happened. Your version makes it sound like some devious plot that Beilein set up which just is not the case. I also don't think it's accurate to say he "dropped almost a whole round by coming back." Plus your stfu is an overreaction.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure Michigan is "log||
Not sure Michigan is "log jammed" at QB when UM has no established (or presumtive) starter. Even if Shane wins the job, he only has this year and next.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||While I agree with some of||
While I agree with some of your points, if you are trying to equate the two behaviors (flipping him vs withholding information) there is a huge difference. Trying to re-recruit a player (after a new coach is put in place) that seemed very clearly to favor Michigan hardly seems unethical. If you think so then you might want to check if Meyer recruits committed players. No one is criticizing Meyer for that.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||That's not true. First, it's||
That's not true. First, it's not equitable that players are locked in and coaches are not, at least from a player's perspective. Second, the NCAA does make certain exceptions when coaches leave (obviously not enough) so your idea that a coach leaving should not matter is not suported.
We just got done saying about Harbaugh how much relationships matter to these kids when deciding on a school. You can't then turn around and say relationships and coaches do not matter. That's just not reality.
Again, Weber chose Meyer so he obviously made a poor decision if trust was a big issue but that does not make what OSU did okay.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||No, they should be honest but||
No, they should be honest but I would not expect you to understand the difference between the two.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Surprised that he is still||
Surprised that he is still considering UCLA after that comes out. Even if the DC returns, he basically lied to Smith. Why would you still want to go there? Just seems odd.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Remember that Steve said that||
Remember that Steve said that before Weber committed to OSU. It could have been in reference to Weber, we just don't know.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Give it 15 minutes and they||
Give it 15 minutes and they will all change their minds. No use speculating since NO ONE has a good handle on this.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||If you take that approach||
If you take that approach then why should there be any restrictions on where and when players can transfer? Why should they sit out a year? Why can their current teams dictate a destination?
Seems to me if you subscribe to the notion that players can protect themselves then you should also agree that schools do not need protection and players should be able to transfer at any time, without any type of restriction. Correct?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Nope, it's from Blue Hat,||
Nope, it's from Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I think those are all great||
I think those are all great points. But consider that some may have the view that Michigan has had some RB talent in the last 7 years and really could not find a complete back that could run effectively, block and move the chains. No difference makers and no guys that really very drafted high in the pros. Michigan has had some good guys (V Smith, etc.) but some criticism of the RB position post-Hart does seem warranted.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||If only we had hired our||
If only we had hired our first choice, Cutcliffe ...