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|6 hours 34 min ago||Thanks much to both of you||
Thanks much to both of you for the informative reponses.
|7 hours 47 min ago||Question about Zach Werenski||
Question about Zach Werenski - when you say he "is yet to be officially on the team though he's semi-officially committed" does that mean it's likely just a formality or is his attendance in real doubt? i.e. is there a 90% chance he ends up on the team or is it more 50-50? Is the OHL the threat here or what?
|1 week 6 days ago||True but the other teams were||
True but the other teams were L-T-W and L-T-L so someone has to advance.
|1 week 6 days ago||Boy that was a tense second||
Boy that was a tense second half but happy that USA is through. Sort of like watching Michigan football play really well, get a big lead and then win but almost blow it. It's a result you are fine with but getting there takes several years from your life.
Overall however, good result. Everything is icing from here. USA!
|1 week 6 days ago||Nik really didn't "beat" many||
Nik really didn't "beat" many college defenders off the dribble either one on one. He does not need to. What he did do is use picks to get the advantage and then was a good shooter off the dribble, good passer and strong and athletic enough to never allow the defender to regain the advantage. Plus defenders cannot cheat because he shoots it too well. IMO all of those skills will directly translate. Sure, it will be more difficult and he will not dominate but he doesn't really rely on his athletic advantage to put up numbers.
Young has the potential to develop but IMO you see guys like him every year. Could be good but once his athletic advantage disappears, he is just an athletic guard that doesn't really shoot or pass al that well. Young will probably be an okay player and probably has higher upside than Nik but IMO is much more unlikely to achieve that upside. IMO Nik is likely (after a year or two of developing) to either be a starter or a 6th man, and a solid one at that.
I guess time will tell.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Good analysis. One thing is||
Good analysis. One thing is if a team takes Young over Nik, I believe that will be a colossal mistake. IMO Nik is going to have a solid (not spectacular) career, probably 8-10 years in the NBA. He has a skill set that many teams need and will not diminish quickly. Plus I think he is an underrated passer and ball handler. Maybe it will click with Young but I think that's a significant gamble at that spot. He had teammates taking a bunch of pressure and still didn't produce that much.
And I think Mitch has bunches of potential as a pro. If he can further develop that 15-ft face up shot, he could be a starter for a good while.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I can't believe you failed to||
I can't believe you failed to mention "team chemistry will be much improved."
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yes I don't disagree with||
Yes I don't disagree with that but your experience must be more of a city thing and is not anything close to other places. I do see too many idiot cyclists for my taste but they are way in the minority where I live - most riders here obey most or all of the rules of the road. And I must say that most motorists around where I live are very considerate of cyclists - but of course that ones that are not, seem to go out of their way to find problems.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Welp, if you look at how you||
Welp, if you look at how you turned a thread about a M bike jersey into your own rant about cycling in general, you might understand the basis for a bit of hostility.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||Not only illegal to ride on||
Not only illegal to ride on the sidewalk but significantly more dangerous. The same drivers that would tell you to ride on the sidewalk would also pull out into an intersection without ever looking to see if there is a bike on the sidewalk crossing.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||No, it's the type of thing||
No, it's the type of thing where I try to ride country roads to get exercise, be as visible as possible and understand that, despite that, I am always in danger. I also understand that a certain percentage of cyclists (although much smaller than you believe) act like idiots.
It's the type of thing where I try to use hand signals, obey the rules of the road and be respectful to approaching traffic especially during the week.
It's the type of thing that works and allows me to coexist peacefully with about 95% of drivers but, despite all that, there are the 5% (probably even less than that) that blaze by within a foot or two and have no concept of sharing the road. Sounds like you are part of the 5%. Sounds like you might be looking for the bird.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Pretty cool jersey.||
Pretty cool jersey. Typically the Michigan ones I have seen are very substandard. This one looks good. I look for bright colors on the back for visibility reasons. This one is a bit "dark" for me on the back but maybe the block M is sufficient. I would be interested if the price is at all reasonable.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||My favorite player when I was||
My favorite player when I was a kid even though I had no connection to him or the Padres. Always seemed very humble and obviously a great hitter. RIP.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Well Isaac might very well be||
Well Isaac might very well be two years ahead of them so it may not be a big factor. Are you telling me OSU and others only have chopped liver?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Remember that Dean Lombardi||
Remember that Dean Lombardi (GM of Kings) had derogatory comments about Red and Michigan not developing talent:
Wouldn't it be sweet for the LA Kings to lose on a game 7 Hagelin goal in the Cup Finals? Then when interviewed, Hagelin gives credit for Michigan and Red developing him into an NHL player? Dreaming of that scenario...
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed but I think with||
Agreed but I think with Peppers the intriguing thing is that he is not just pure speed on offense, he his good moves and power also. It's not like just moving a track guy to offense. Peppers also appears to have the patience, cutting ability and vision to be a top-notch back or playmaker.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||+1 to you. I was going to||
+1 to you. I was going to post "Scapegoat" as his secondary title but whipping boy works also.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I honestly didn't think that||
I honestly didn't think that most OSU fans even wore shirts. So I am happy to learn that.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Thad Matta - the man who||
Thad Matta - the man who consistently gets 4 years out of 5-star recruits but somehow they keep coming.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Why do our football players||
Why do our football players have to live in Kansas?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Great post. Although||
Great post. Although Crawford may plan to just look around, things happen. Nothing wrong with M coaches looking around in response to that. In fact, if they failed to do that, we would be on them for failing to have a backup plan. No (logical) reason for the Crawfords to get upset by that. Michigan likely prefers Crawford but they have to be prepared.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Upvoted you for upvoting||
Upvoted you for upvoting someone else on someone else's behalf!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||True, but that's actually||
True, but that's actually pretty close. Plus Kelly is a well-documented jerk while all of the players seem to rave about Brady. Realistically, ND doesn't have much to offer that Michigan does not have but it could be as simple as "wants to look around just to confirm his feelings."
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||You would argue the other way||
You would argue the other way on development? Really?
1. PG does not apply you say but then you list Peterson Richardson, Anderson, all of whom are 6'6" or better and played more SF. All were more highly ranked than the guys Beilein has been developing (with the exception of Walton). Harris is probably closer to a PG than a guy like Jason Richardson. If we are including them, then I will add in THJr and GRIII to provide more recent examples with more impressive development records. Also, why not list Torbert and some of the other Izzo flame-outs?
2. Most of the examples you list from Izzo are from 10 or more years ago. Right now, Beilein is doing a much better job developing players in general and yes specifically guards. Recent examples from Izzo (with the possible exception of Harris) are less impressive.
3. Then you list Cleaves as a "little talent" guy. You mean the guy that played over ten years ago and was a Parade Magazine All-American, a McDonald's All-American, rated by Bob Gibbons as the No. 2 point guard in the nation, rated as the No. 8 player overall in the nation by Recruiting USA? Cleaves had plenty of talent coming out of HS.
I will not argue that Izzo has developed some good players over the years but his recent period of the last 10 years (especially for guards) is actually mediocre. While Beilein (and staff) seems to be killing it right now (especially perimeter players). If you want to argue PT or opportunity, fine.
Oh, and Harris will not be competing with Caris b/c he will likely be in the NBA after Harris sits out a year.
|8 weeks 9 hours ago||"MSU and UM can both sell||
"MSU and UM can both sell past player's sucess (Harris/Stauskas). "
Okay, but if the topic is "guard development" I think UM has a much stronger record and I don't even think it's close. It's not just Harris vs Stauskas, it's also Trey, Walton, Caris, Morris, etc.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Please name an offensive||
Please name an offensive coordinator for any team that is guaranteed to be at a program in 4 or 5 years.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||But not too much uncertainty||
But not too much uncertainty for the #2 player in America (Peppers) to sign with Hoke? He could have easily switched at the last minute but he bought into the program. Sorry, that line of reasoning only goes so far. Maybe the switch in OCs hurt us a bit, I am sure that some uncertainty may have a role but still that does not preclude Michigan from landing top guys.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, I can't believe Beilein||
Yes, I can't believe Beilein didn't run more of the offense through Morgan given the terrible options available (Nik, Caris, GRIII, Walton, etc.). This is a classic case of using what you have. Yes, Morgan and Horford didn't get a ton of touches. Why would we have them initiate the offense when much better options are available? As others indicate, if McGary was playing (or Zimmerman, Stone, etc.) there would definitely be more touches for a big.
You sound like Matta trying to negatively recruit against UM by distorting the facts.
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||Michigan seems to lack||
Michigan seems to lack dynamic playmakers on offense right now (outside of Gardner, Funchess and maybe Butt). The RBs are power types and the WRs (beyond Devin) are mostly untested. I see a real opportunity at RB or WR for Peppers, especially if he is not a defensive starter from day one and those two positions are amoung the easiest to contribute as a freshman. Obviously, you have to watch out for injury at RB but Peppers seems pretty durable. I honestly expect to see him playing on both sides of the ball at certain points this next year.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Obviously Brandon scheduled||
Obviously Brandon scheduled the whole Winter Classic thing just as a cover so he could talk to Babcock and gauge interest...
/s - did you really have to look?