...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|23 hours 40 min ago||I agree with you that today||
I agree with you that today the effort just was not there to play well defensively. During the year, however, I think the effort was sometimes there, sometimes not. The bigger problem seems to be the lack of one-on-one defending. I actually think our help defense is decent (certainly not great as we lack shot blockers) but most guys just don't seems to keep guys in front of them. Not sure if it's being afraid to foul or just lack of footspeed.
|1 day 33 min ago||I know the defense has been a||
I know the defense has been a big concern all along but today's 2nd half version was really quite terrible. Ill guards going straight to the hoop around 3 UM players. Everyone (save Morgan maybe) just seemed a step slow and the intensity was just lacking. Still, you need to cut off the driver even if you have to foul sometimes. Michigan did not do that today. Maybe that will change tomorrow.
|1 day 42 min ago||Yeah, I guy walking by just||
Yeah, I guy walking by just came in to check on me about the game (he thought we lost based on the look on my face). That win was hardly satisying but we will take it and move on.
|2 days 34 min ago||I think you missed OK but I||
I think you missed OK but I would say that Ark, Neb, Oklahoma and Notre Dame is a pretty solid (if not spectacular) offer list.
|5 days 42 min ago||Just like Charlotte and Iowa||
Just like Charlotte and Iowa State then?
Obviously Duke beat Michigan at Cameron - that was a long time ago and since that time Michigan has been the better team. My point is when you look at the resumes of the teams, Duke is overrated compared to others.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Can someone explain to me why||
Can someone explain to me why Michigan is still behind Duke? There must be a good reason for it. Is it just because Coach K knows about leadership?
|1 week 1 day ago||There are a ton of impressive||
There are a ton of impressive things about #5s career but this has to be one of them:
Lidström never missed the playoffs in any of his 20 NHL seasons and in most of those the Wings were a top 3-4 seed.
4 cups, 7 Norris trophies, a Conn Smythe, 12 All-Star games.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||OK, I have seen the "injury||
OK, I have seen the "injury excuse" but this one is just too much: "MSU would have won the Big Ten this season if only Dawson had never put his fist into an object during a film session in late January."
Oh, so now it's not just that MSU might have won the game, MSU also would have cruised to the title, huh? Outstanding.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I remember all of that but||
I remember all of that but you may be overreacting just a bit. JMO.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Hey, I live in Cary also.||
Hey, I live in Cary also. Yep, it took 1 hour 20 minutes for my typical 20 minute commute today. The roads were slippery but not that terrible. Some drivers were doing 5-10 mph on relatively clear roads. People were terrified I guess.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not very high on JMFR are||
Not very high on JMFR are you?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Stupid comment. He's also||
Stupid comment. He's also Canadian and his name is Nik so you could also say "how many white Canadian shooting guards named Nik are in the NBA?"
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed, my message should be||
Agreed, my message should be pointed at the "insider" not at you.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Geez, it's not that bad. UM||
Geez, it's not that bad. UM ranks 14th in ave star rating (ahead of PSU by a ways) and that's on Rivals which seems to be the least impressed with UM's class this year. It's not a great year (especially after a strong start) but it's not a disaster either.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry, there are no||
Sorry, there are no guarantees in recruiting, particularly with a story like this. He may be leaning heavy that way today but tomorrow could change everything. Doesn't sounds like he's going to Michigan but I don't think you can guarantee he is going anywhere right now.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||JMFR?||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||So you are saying that there||
So you are saying that there is a school out there that has not lost a "lifetime fan" recruit to another school before? Please list that school.
Hint: it happens all the time.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I felt almost the exact same.||
I felt almost the exact same. It was such a BS hurdle to overcome but in the end, I am glad our guys had to "play over it" and still came out with the W. It would have been a shame to take an L when Michigan so clearly outplayed MSU.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I am hoping that you realize||
I am hoping that you realize the implication was "swooped in on Scott late in his decision-making process."
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Hey OP, looks like I am going||
Hey OP, looks like I am going to need you to come in Saturday to work on those TPS reports...
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, Ohio has been taking||
Yes, Ohio has been taking notes from the NCAA and its diligence pursuit of Auburn. Best to deal with the parents.
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||Your probably do not want to||
Your probably do not want to hear this but I lost my sister to cancer just two days ago so I am definitely on board with the *#$% cancer campaign.
Prayers and best wishes to you and your family.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I think McGary looks very||
I think McGary looks very good but Michigan isn't getting him the ball enough. Everyone wants to create off the dribble or pick n roll then dish it to him but why not just feed him in the post when you have the advantage (e.g. Duke)? I know he typically hasn't been a post up player but I think he can be and when your shooters are being guarded closely, why not dump it into him at either the high or low post? I agree that Horgord and Morgan have been a bit disappointing.
I will agree that GRIII is not being aggressive enough. He looks the same as last year - not bad but not the growth we hoped for.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||That's got to be a record,||
That's got to be a record, right?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||There is also a chance that||
There is also a chance that they think Glasgow might matchup well with Nix and that MIchigan puts Bryant in at LG and slides Glasgow over to C given the matchups against a very physical D-line.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||"If Kiffin is on the||
"If Kiffin is on the level"
I had to repeat that over and over in my head...
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe they just get to know||
Maybe they just get to know Brian Kelly better? :-)
ND doesn't strike me as a high-pressure pitch to commit so it's likely something else.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Wow, that's a great deal for||
Wow, that's a great deal for the Wings IMO. Nyquist looked very good in the playoffs against the Blackhawks. Still has a great deal to learn but solid potential there.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||About 20 years ago, I had a||
About 20 years ago, I had a 69 Mustang convertible, medium blue with white top (sorry, no pics). Loved it and wish I had kept it.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW, that is my recollection||
FWIW, that is my recollection as well. Walker was #1 and Terrell #2 with Fargus #1 (or #2 to UCLA's Foster on one list) while Henson was the #2 or #3 QB.