further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|46 min 58 sec ago||Public flogging seems||
Public flogging seems enough.
Also, I don't know about your dog, but mine's anal glands were early-accepted at Brown. Maybe yours should have studied harder and not, I don't know, "expressed" themselves so much.
|48 min 22 sec ago||You could ask for the thread||
You could ask for the thread to be deleted by the mods; the public flogging seems to have served its purpose.
|49 min 30 sec ago||Yea! Another dumb post||
Yea! Another dumb post created to cause a firestorm of bitching on this blog!
It takes quite a bit to read in a lot of about a guy's character from, what, 2 sentences in a nothing article.
RR has had thousands of kids play for him, and he's been successful everywhere except Michigan. However he coaches seems to work, and the players he has sure seem to like him. Pardon me if I'm not going to get up in arms with a coach deciding to coach his team in a way that does not conform to everyone's preferences.
|54 min 59 sec ago||Vacating wins is dumb, especially if you don't||
Vacating wins is dumb, especially if you don't give the wins to the other team. But the scholarships lost are going to cripple Syracuse. Their next head coach it's going to be seriously behind the eight ball. Beiheim is probably gone as well.
Kind of a crazy announcement on a Friday.
|5 hours 46 min ago||They keep college hockey because they can afford||
They keep college hockey because they can afford to, and it's not like most programs generate money. They seem like a border program with limited recruiting grounds. And I really do think they struggle because the hotbeds in the upper Midwest and east coast don't view OSU as a school worth paying over the other power programs nearby
|17 hours 47 min ago||I will also make the argument that a college||
I will also make the argument that a college degree might not be able that valuable to him. I know nothing about his degree or grades, but this is the kid off a former NBA player and seems to be decently well off. He'll have opportunities that aren't available to most.
|17 hours 49 min ago||Yeah, meant to type defense. I'll comp to||
Yeah, meant to type defense. I'll comp to confusion about the offense claim, as forwards in Beilein's offense are pretty interchangeable, though I do think he'd have a better go of it had he been the 3 because he'd probably have had an easier time rebounding on the offensive side
|17 hours 54 min ago||As noted below, the issue was more defensively and||
As noted below, the issue was more defensively and rebounding. Put him at the three and he rebounds better and isn't playing your Adrien Payne types. His issues were never really offensively, but he complained a couple times about how it wrote him out and limited him on the offensive side.
for the record, I always thought he was a fringe NBA player, and really questioned him as a college player without a playmaker at PG to feed him. But there were real issues, at least in his eyes, about coming back, so I don't blame him for wanting to take his chances in a new environment, especially when there is no promise he'd get much better with another year.
|19 hours 29 min ago||Hardaway was in a way better||
Hardaway was in a way better situation in terms of position and what Beilein asked him to do; GRIII does a number of things well, but being an undersized 4 in Beilein's offense wasn't one of them. And there's no promise he would have gotten any better with another year of out-of-place posiitioning and an even younger team. Hell, everyone around here heard about Caris being a lottery lock and now he seems to be slipping, in part due to injury but also, I suspect, in part because his production didn't make an amazing leap when he transitioned to the #1 option.
GRIII could absolutely come back and get his degree any time he wants. But I'm sure he looked at the trajectory of his draft stock (from near-lottery to out of the 1st round) despite showing some overall improvements in his game, knew that Beilein was going to have him continue to play out of position, and made a calculated risk and took a shot at the NBA. Even if he doesn't play for another NBA team in his career, he can still play overseas and collect a decent paycheck.
I thought GRIII should have come back because he didn't seem to have a clear NBA position or dominant skill save for athleticism, which is probably the most common in NBA players. But I don't blame him one bit for looking at the team, where he likely would have been set to play, and saying he'd rather collect half a million dollars and try to get better on an NBA team than play in college another year and, I don't know, injure himself such that his stock would drop even more.
|19 hours 35 min ago||Hopefully he'll get a pickup.||
Hopefully he'll get a pickup. He has a role in the NBA, but Minny seems like a weird situation for lots of players right now.
|19 hours 36 min ago||This feels like a cap-cutting||
This feels like a cap-cutting mechanism. Wilfork isn't leaving NE by all accounts.
|19 hours 37 min ago||That damn transitive property||
That damn transitive property gets your every time!
|23 hours 14 min ago||My understanding is that the||
My understanding is that the coaches can be in the area but until recently couldn't really get any information about the "voluntary" workouts they were doing. Now there are a few more options for interaction, based on this article.
This is what drove my crazy about the Stretchgate situation - I get not wanting coaches to run college kids into the ground, but when you have all of these arcane rules that allow certain types of contact but not others, at certain times but not others, it seems weird that minutes of time spent doing basic maintenance stuff would ever be treated so negatively. The goal should be the health and care of the athletes, yet it feels like its far more paper pushing and kow-towing to rules.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Utah feels like a bad fit, but Burke may just be a||
Utah feels like a bad fit, but Burke may just be a better second unit guy than a starter. His defensive limitations and his streaky shooting just don't scream starting PG.
|1 day 2 hours ago||If Beilein wants him to talk||
If Beilein wants him to talk to the team, then so be it. I still don't like what he did at UM and his inability to speak on it truthfully, but that's life. He doesn't owe me anything; I just won't be shedding a tear when Michigan unveils the 1998 NIT banner.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Makes sense as a backup. I||
Makes sense as a backup. I assume that Beilein has a better sense of his scholarship situation than any of us.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Barely. And congrats, a||
Barely. And congrats, a story about a drug addicted QB at your school made the national news. Let's all celebrate outside of Munn!
|1 day 6 hours ago||Keep on trolling with the bad||
Keep on trolling with the bad examples.
|1 day 6 hours ago||And see, all this time I||
And see, all this time I thought both Clark and Gibbons being dismissed from the team was consisted punishment.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I get that Ryan loves to run||
I get that Ryan loves to run the ball - I had to watch him trot out LDT, Shonn Greene, etc. every year with the Jets (a team I kinda liked before I moved to NYC, but now hate with the fire of a thousand suns). And the best part of the Bills is that defense, especially the line with Williams and Dareus. I guess I don't know enough about Alonso to know if this is a reasonable trade, but McCoy just seems like a guy you are going to have to pay quite a bit to keep in Buffalo, and I'm not sure if he's going to be able to duplicate those numbers behind a worse Bills line. It's probably going to be a bigger deal now than during the season simply because of McCoy's name value, as neither team is looking like a SB contender either way.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Ugh, many more months of this lay ahead,||
Ugh, many more months of this lay ahead, correct?
|2 days 2 hours ago||Yeah. Of all positions in football, RB feels like||
Yeah. Of all positions in football, RB feels like the one you should least give up assets for. This isn't a terrible trade or anything, but I'm not sure what the Bills ate doing here.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Tresses is a hypocrite. The fact that he has||
Tresses is a hypocrite. The fact that he has anything to say about football recruiting is comical, especially when it is patently false like this.
|2 days 13 hours ago||This was an impossible game||
This was an impossible game to watch coherently. The team will be really good next year, but hopefully some of the overtime karma comes back in 2016 because this year has been terrible.
|2 days 14 hours ago||FFS!||
|2 days 14 hours ago||This team really has enough||
This team really has enough gas in the tank for 40 minutes, but anything more and it is just watching teeth being pulled.
|2 days 16 hours ago||What? You mean to tell me||
What? You mean to tell me that Gregg Henson's "insiders" might simply be copying-and-pasting information from other sites?!?
I kid (a bit), but yeah, nothing here is new. You could find-replace with Hoke and Harbaugh and the QBs and publish the same thing from last year.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Basically everything we've||
Basically everything we've been hearing. Morris just seems broken by incompetent coaching, and who the heck knows what else.
Every year I hear about how practices are "X" and how that is different than "Y" last year. I think the hating on Hoke, especially now that he isn't here to defend himself, is becoming a bit excessive. I would not be surprised if practices were slower and less intense than other programs', but I remember hearing the same thing about RR and how Hoke's practices were much more "physical". So I'll take any discussions on that topic with a grain of salt.
I have yet to hear of a coach who comes into spring ball content with his team's conditioning.
|2 days 21 hours ago||This is a pretty fair||
This is a pretty fair assessment. I do think the position will help him, but I guess I look at him and I still see a bit of a tweener. He's quite tall for a SG but might be a step slow, but not heavy enough to play SF (by comparison, Kyle Singler is almost 30 pounds heavier and I don't think people view him as a particularly imposing forward). Obviously those are all problems you can work around, but if I'm evaluating him as an NBA scout I'd wonder about his ability to gain mass and develop a better shot to take advantage of his size. What stunk this year is that he got hurt just as the conference slate picked up, so you didn't get to see him play a certain level of competition week in/week out like you did with Hardaway and the like.
I took a look at his gamelog and I saw a guy who put up huge numbers against mediocre-to-bad teams, but (whether because of defensive shifts or one-on-one matchups) really struggled against the better teams on the schedule. I don't want to read too much into small sample sizes, but it is a concern that I suspect will be noted in his draft grade.
|2 days 22 hours ago||He's a different player. If||
He's a different player. If he gets bigger and refines his shot, he's good enough to be a solid contributor on a championship team. His floor is 3-and-D, and that'll get you a couple nice contracts in the NBA if you can add anything else. But nobody save for maybe Mitch have looked like potential "stars" in the NBA, but that's okay.