“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|2 weeks 1 day ago||Can you edit?||
Brandon, stellar as always, any chance next time a list like this is made putting their interest level behind their names?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Mitch||
He will win it next year.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||not denying it||
Williams did not deny what McCants said happened, only denied that he knew about it. A tutor has since come forward and said the something McCants said. this happens everywhere, the only difference is the degree at which it happens. Athletes spending 20-30 hours "practicing" have a very limited chance of passing a "regular" class load simply from a stand point of hours available in a day. Wont surprise me at all if there is a lot of truth to what McCants said
|8 weeks 1 day ago||June 1st||
its June 1st and these two guys are great, but man recruiting might be the most ridiculous thing people get all worked up about. shouldn't we be more concerned with the guys we have? if our O-Line is average we can beat anyone on our schedule.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Recruiting Impact||
If Michigan is regularly playing on Saturday and Sunday that should help recruiting in those markets? As for students, pretty sure UM will travel well with large contingency of student population from NY and DC area. It is a money grab, but may actually help UM in the long run?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Polls Are Stupid||
We have the exact same team as last year (- 2 NFL linemen), al be it with 1 more year experience. We weren't in the top 50 last year by years end and there is no real reason to think we made a significant jump this spring. Win games and we can talk in November.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Player Development||
When do we start doubting Hoke and his staff to develop players? While his talent level was terrible when he got here, he has recruited several high ranking classes in three years. Which one of "his guys" is markedly better now then when they stepped on campus?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||If he makes a Trey Burke leap||
If he makes a Trey Burke leap then we will basically have Trey Burke (two years ago) and Nik Stauskas (this year) on the same starting 5 wth more athletic 5, a true stretch 4 and a more versataile THJ at the 3. Walton (the new Trey Burke), Levert (the new Stauskas), Doyle (the more athltic Morgan, Donnal (the first true stretch 4), and Irvin (the next Levert or Stauskas).
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Looking at the history of||
Looking at the history of players under the tutelage of this staff and the development of said players, I think it is safe to say Beilein knows what he is doing. Also, banking scholarships isn't a great idea because, for what ever reason, lately high end kids seem enthralled with going to KU or UK or other schools rather than come to Michigan. If you look at next year's starting 5, 2 guys saw major minutes and a 3rd significant minutes. I would think Levert adding another 20 lbs makes him unguardable (he basically was last year). Walton and Irvin will be strong 2 and 3 options. Doyle will be an upgrade over Horford even if he is just a freshman and Donnal appears to be a more athletic Pittsnoggle. That is a pretty bad ass starting 5 with a strong upperclassman leader, something this team hasn't had since Beilein got here. You can say Novak, Douglas and JMo, but none of those guys have Levert's ability to take over games. I probably over estimate UM because I am a homer and a die hard, but I see it hard not for this team to be in the top 2-3 of the B1G next year. I think the Europe trip pays huge dividends in the fall.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Why the F did he go to Rice?||
I mean seriously Rice is in a less than stellar part of Texas and they have never been known for basketball, so gain, why Rice?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I hear what you are saying but...||
These guys are the top one percent of what they do. No offense, but the careers you mentioned have a million other people that can do them. If they don't, they make a shit ton of money too. The biggest problem with all out paying players is that different fan bases have different resources creating different levels of compensation. I played one of those non revenue sports and benefitted greatly from the successes of our FB and Hockey teams that won NC's. It wasn't in the form of pay, but facility upgrades and the like due to increased revenue.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||We shot over 60%||
We shot lights out, we had a bad final five minutes, actually a bad final 2 minutes, otherwise we played fairly well.
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||He is a quality human||
He is one of the top five coaches of all time. And he is a great person, he and his wife have worked with my wife's non profit and he sticks around a talks to people after events and the like. He could just as easily go home. Also his players are in local schools reading to kids on a weekly basis (read to my class at least 5 times). The guy is a class act on and off the court.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||We didn't exactly set the||
We didn't exactly set the world on fire this week, i say 10ish area in both
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Short's Mystery Stout||
Short's Mystery Stout
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Leverts performances are||
Leverts performances are single handed efforts, mostly because they have to be, but when Stauskas gets going it involves everyone.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||10-3 , I repeat 10-3||
If someone told you we would be ten and three with 5 to play in conference play, tied with Sparty and two clear of everyone else what would you have said? The season is long and things tend to average out over the course of a season. We still control our own destiny against a fairly manageable schedule. I was as pissed as anyone today, but with Sparty's loss we are still in great shape for a conference championship and a 2 seed
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Why isnt it fair?||
They generate more revenue than 98% of "regular" students. The problem isn't paying athletes, the problem is not everyone can pay athletes. You will basically have a couple dozen programs paying kids and the best athletes go to those schools. The best fix is for pro teams to draft players rights. By drafting their rights they have them until a year after they earn a degree, at which point the keep the athlete or cut him. After they acquire the rights, they support the athlete paying living expenses, tuition, etc. the school develops the kid and everyone wins.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
To what extent does the AD and University owe the public an explanation?
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Timing is everything||
When Hoke became aware of the situation is what I would like to know. With issues like this transparency is key. You would think coaches would understand that, especially given the nature of this issue. Sadly a young woman's life was changed and nothing came of it until 4 yrs later at which point the punishment is insignificant. He has a degree and the chance to play football. Sad that the system is what it is.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Buy First||
If you are traveling a good distance i would buy seats ahead of time. Maybe not right away, but definitely ahead of time. That way you get seats that are good. You will pay more, but will enjoy the game more
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Just Can't Be Happy||
Many of you complain when we lose and complain when we win, what is it you want from this team? Maybe expectations are unrealistic. It wasn't pretty but it was a much needed win, give the team credit for not folding when it would have been easy too. They won in spite if the incompetency that continues to be called coaching. Beat Iowa and Go Blue!
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously||
What have you seen from this staff that suggests they can develop talent? Mattison maybe, but not one single offensive player has improved this year
|38 weeks 10 hours ago||7:00 pm BTN||
At least we can watch our hoops team destroy someone tonight
|38 weeks 1 day ago||um...||
PSU game, Stribling has two chances to end the game, doesn't make a play. 1st half MSU, Gardner is late getting the ball out the entire first half. If you are a playmaker you consistently make plays, they don't gave be spectacular, but they have to be made at critical times. We have Jake Ryan who has done that consistently on defense and Gallon on offense. Funchess has been great at times but has dropped numerous balls as well.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Not Drunk, at least don't think I am||
When we needed a play to be made at Penn State and at MSU no one made that game changing play. Also in both games our opponent made every play they needed to make to win. Cooks first half TD pass is one he has missed 8-10 times this year.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Answer the question then?||
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Agree||
If they execute in practice and then don't in the game then what? As someone who has coached you have teams like that. Having said that, our coaches have had moments of complete meltdown status.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Who are our playmakers?||
Gallon and Funchess can't throw it to themselves so they are negated. Jake Ryan on defense who else? Gardner to an extent but he has made as many bad plays as good ones, his int's aren't coaching errors.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Comparing professionals to||
Comparing professionals to college players isn't a good idea. sF was loaded with talent and had a system in place. Michigan is still acquiring talent and doesn't have a system in place. The biggest problem has been not implementing what they wanted from day one. Take your lumps in year 1 and 2 to establish identity, now you are in year three and just trying to implement a system with everyone, including Lewan and Schofield instead of having two guys with 3 years experience in trying to do what you want.