Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|1 day 12 hours ago||Stauskas' passing||
That's an excellent point on the 1-3-1, and in that spirit, I'd say Nick's passing. It seemed like earlier in the year he was trying to be Magic and no-look guys all over, and ended up throwing it away a lot. He still does that every now and then, but his ability to generate assists has been deadly. People are so concerned about closing on him or cutting off a lane, when he can put a pass right on the numbers for a dunk or lay-up, it's got to be a soul-crusher for the D. It brings scoring options into play for guys who don't necessarily create their own shot (GRIII, Morford, whoever is standing underneath or near the basket at the time).
|2 days 1 hour ago||ESPN||
just showed Michigan as a 2 seed, according to Lunardi's latest. With Arizona in the South, I believe.
Wiscy still a 2
|2 days 1 hour ago||that is a cold mess||
of a coach blaming refs and throwing his starters and bench (seriously how much does thus guy hate this last round of kids he recruited?) under the bus.
Who is the absolute embarrassment of a reporter who asked "would a 6 foul rule have fixed the problem tonight?". And Izzo actually starts to go with it for a little bit. Yeah they're going to change that rule so you guys can win this game that already happened
|2 days 1 hour ago||lol||
|2 days 9 hours ago||Smotrycz's guy came free||
Smotrycz's guy came free right? As he was half-heartedly trying to fight through a screen?
|2 days 9 hours ago||Smotrycz's guy, right?||
Smotrycz's guy, right?
|2 days 9 hours ago||Does he shoot anymore?||
The kid was a great shooter, especially 3's. Don't see him doing much. He certainly wasn't a great rebounder or passer or defender while he was here. Why have him out there ignoring his greatest stregth?
|5 days 9 hours ago||warshak test, apparently||
But what stuck out to me:
"That's to say nothing of all the pass protection schemes that Michigan's linemen were asked to master and failed to nail down. That's how Borges took a team with a mobile upperclassman at quarterback, a fantastic receiver in Jeremy Gallon, an uber-athletic 6'5 receiver in Devin Funchess, and two offensive tackles that the NFL will draft in a few months (including first-rounder Taylor Lewan) and built a team that gave up nearly three sacks a game."
On many run plays our tackles did their jobs, our center as well, and our guards laughably ran by someone or were overpowered. Blame scheme and youth. But on our pass protections, all of our guards/center and senior tackles let people run by them constantly, looking for another blitzer or rusher that never came. Watching Lewan let a DE get free run at DG was beyond frustrating. And inexcuseable, really.
|5 days 10 hours ago||here||
I will let you borrow an "f"
|5 days 11 hours ago||incredible photograph||
If I were Nik, this is the one I would be signing when coming back to the MDen. On my phone it's a bit darker than my flat screen, and it looks phenomenal. Kudos Mr. Fuller
|6 days 5 hours ago||assumed starter||
or back up?
|6 days 6 hours ago||Loved the idea someone else||
Loved the idea someone else had of the student section serenading Stauskas with "Oh Canada"
EDIT: idea from Naked Bootlegger in the Stauskas Effect diary post
|6 days 12 hours ago||and passing||
his passing of the ball is what really has made him tremendously effective, and makes defenses squirm. Guard him tight, he'll drive the basket, so fine close on him... then he passes to Morford underneath the basket (or a flying GRIII).
|6 days 12 hours ago||Curious on this||
Why does entering the draft as a 23 or 24 year old matter? What do NBA teams care? Draft him in the first round, sign him to a contract... he's going to be on that contract for several years (don't know the NBA/contracts)... and then he's going to sign another, either with you or another team. His youth doesn't matter at all to the team that drafts him, does it? It's not like he's going to be old coming off that first contract.
|6 days 12 hours ago||I did not think I would like||
I did not think I would like this post. I did
|1 week 4 hours ago||A little worried||
that he doesn't start for his HS Basketball team, at 6'6"? I googled the kid starting in front of him and he has offers from Toledo and Northern Illinois.
I thought I heard he was mostly a blocking TE for his team this year, had few catches.
|1 week 1 day ago||In my opinion, misplaced||
In my opinion, misplaced and untimely.
The opening up there is obit, when reality - for this BB team that just won this thing - is blossom.
|1 week 1 day ago||They had a lot of poise||
against Sparty. Though it was a classic sparty no, Illinois hit their shots and kept forcing turnovers. Breslin didn't seem a very intimidating environment, and Illinois didn't seem like they cared one way or the other. Prettty good focus.
Obvious to everyone, but can't start with a big deficit. I think they're being very aggressive in their attempts to generate turnovers and apply pressure on the ballhandlers, and my guess is Beilein will have a counter for that, leading to some easy baskets. But what the hell do I know.
|1 week 4 days ago||like having any idea||
like having any idea whatsoever who to block on the OL
|1 week 4 days ago||totally agree on the yay||
But I'm happier about the additional practice reps. I know we won't be Oregon, but anything that pushes toward max speed/reps in practice is beneficial
|1 week 4 days ago||Is it confirmed that Beyer is||
Is it confirmed that Beyer is at SDE?
|1 week 5 days ago||seriously Matta has been in||
seriously he has been in continuous cardiac arrest since 2007. Will someone tell him he is having a heart attack always
|1 week 6 days ago||"we really do have people on||
"we really do have people on this board who view the issue in black and white"
Do you really believe that you are not one of these people, just on the opposite side of the mirror?
Crisler was loud as balls Sunday, it looked like a blast. The AD (not Brandon, but the ADept before and including Brandon) has done an amazing job in updating what was once an embarassing facility. Beilein and the players have brought winning back. Things are pretty great. If you think students should have more prime seating, fine. But no where in this equation is OUTRAGE MONEY MONEY called for.
|1 week 6 days ago||you must realize||
how much of a stretch this is. You're criticizing Brandon for the student's lack of creativity (which you, not I, are noting)? Do you really believe the AD at the time of the hockey chant creation was sitting in his office, thinking to himself... "hmm... I need to foster an art spirit in my hockey crowd, I think I'll do that by creating a crappy/dungy environment and watch their spirit soar." Seriously, step back for a moment... doesn't that sound a little ludicrous?
Your personal views seem to be clouding your judgment, which your quick return to "corporatism! evil dollar!" betray. What's more, you take away praise from the people who really deserve it - whoever the group of students were that first created and then continued the great environment at Yost. That's never coming to BB or FB because of an AD (though yes, the AD needs to cut the blaring music the hell out at FB games). That will only come with another great round of student leaders, hilarious and clever, passionate enough about their sport to put it in place.
|1 week 6 days ago||if you did something||
besides copy & paste from your last post on anything related to the AD, you'd see that I'm not talking about money, and not blaming students for their seating. The hockey chant creativity is something that was student-generated: I'm certain that no AD had anything to do with that. There is absolutely nothing (besides the obnoxious blaring music at FB games) preventing students from creative chants. If you argue that they're too spread out, fine, how about the ones who are closer together come up with something? Anything. They have not been paralyzed by Brandon's dollar-printing capitalist ray gun.
|1 week 6 days ago||Heitzman||
the voice-over guy doesn't know how to say his name. He looks pretty quick, I bet he's geeked about the move to TE: stonewalled for PT at SDE, jumps into a basically open TE spot. I bet he's an updrade over Paskorz, still hoping for the light to go on for AJ Williams.
Catches the ball with his body, though. /overanalysis
|1 week 6 days ago||David Dawson is||
quite a bit taller than 6'2" RS Freshman walk on Greg Froelich from Maplewood, N.J. So we got that going for us, which is nice.
|1 week 6 days ago||Hurst||
The #73 he's going against is Hurst, it's a DL drill. Henry and Mone are on the other side of them. The very first footage of the video.
|1 week 6 days ago||this absolves students||
of all responsibility, and predictably places all the blame on the notorious D.A.B. Prepare for many hollow upvotes.
|1 week 6 days ago||I agree on the cheers||
though expanding won't help that. Don't understand why the hockey student crowd can be so creative (so I've heard) and the BB and FB students not.
Yes the FB students are being drowned out by endless overly loud piped in music, and that has to end, but why don't they take the initiative and end it? Meet with Brandon and change it, come up with their own list of music and creative cheers. Would be great to see new chants from the students at FB games, and as the years went on, the best would stick around and we'd see new ones. The piped-in music guy needs to be an ally, not an enemy.