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|7 hours 48 min ago||Michigan fouling out 3 guys||
Michigan fouling out 3 guys sort of tells you all you need to know about this game.
|7 hours 50 min ago||Reading through these||
Reading through these comments...I see why I've given up discussing basketball around here. My gawd, you'd figure people would stop watching if they hated this team that much.
|7 hours 52 min ago||Walton really isn't afraid of||
Walton really isn't afraid of taking those threes, is he?
|7 hours 54 min ago||Just wait until signing day.||
Just wait until signing day. Seems like Solomon either knows exactly where he is going and is just doing this for fun, or he'll flip-flop a billion times before signing day. Either way, probably not worth reporting on it until NSD.
|7 hours 55 min ago||I am sure Irvin is a nice||
I am sure Irvin is a nice guy, but watching him with this offense drives me insane.
|17 hours 41 min ago||I assume that it'll be a||
I assume that it'll be a fight to the end, but I don't assume Collins is out of the mix even though guys taking a long time to commit despite visiting multiple times isn't a great sign.
|18 hours 9 min ago||Positive news, but I'll||
Positive news, but I'll believe it when I see it.
|21 hours 49 min ago||Good luck to him. once he started talking to WMU,||
Good luck to him. once he started talking to WMU, I assumed he was gone. Hopefully they'll find a replacement quickly.
|1 day 13 hours ago||But the argument put forth is to fix it now, as if||
But the argument put forth is to fix it now, as if firing coaches in the middle of the year, fixing soccer in some indeterminate way, and convincing the B1G to tell two other schools to screw off and change scheduling are simple.
If UM was willing to eat two rood games in a row, I'm guessing MSU would be fine switching schedules. But I don't hear anyone hear calling for that. Instead, we expect rivals to say "oh yeah, your AD, who was an asshole, screwed up. Let's help your pompous asses set it right."
|1 day 15 hours ago||Man, it's so easy when you just write it out and||
Man, it's so easy when you just write it out and don't have to actually implement any of those changes.
|1 day 15 hours ago||But saying "fix it" is cheap. I think Red should||
But saying "fix it" is cheap. I think Red should go, but few if any of us know what is going on in the AD office, and so I'm not ready to just expect change if there isn't a better option sitting around.
|3 days 12 hours ago||The defense was bad, but teams don't shoot 50%+||
The defense was bad, but teams don't shoot 50%+ from 3 completely because of bad defense. The defense has to get better at some point, but it's going to be a lot of these games in the interim. Still, this was a game UM never trailed in, which I'll take.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Man, these game threads are just places where||
Man, these game threads are just places where people complain, aren't they?
|3 days 18 hours ago||Might as well move. I just wonder if anyone will||
Might as well move. I just wonder if anyone will go to the games
|4 days 8 hours ago||If the team comes out||
If the team comes out inspired and plays competent defense at home, then this season probably isn't lost. The defense has been bad, but both Illinois and Maryland shot over 60% from 3, which seems like an aberration regardless of how the guys trying to stop you are playing. And Nebraska isn't obviously a particularly good team from outside. So if UM can keep that part of their game to a reasonable number, they can win this game. But if they lose, I'm not looking forward to the next couple of months.
|5 days 14 hours ago||This isn't a "discussion" as||
This isn't a "discussion" as much as people trying to one-up themselves in describing how bad this program is, how Beilein is a bad coach, how the team is "soft", "white collar", not "tough" enough, and everything else.
I will stand that Beilein has earned the right to have a year like this, but the expectations are he improves the following season. We'll see if that happens. But in all these threads, nobody has a better candidate out there to replace him.
|5 days 14 hours ago||I get they could be pled||
I get they could be pled down, but running from an officer (and apparently him getting (slightly) injured in the pursuit) is still not a good look. I mean, if he hit an officer then he'd be off the team in all likelihood. And while the 4th-degree sexual assault is probably related to some inappropriate touching outside a club, that's still a pretty serious claim if you think about it. I wasn't there, obviously, but it sounds like he woman told him to stop touching him and he didn't. I assume this will get pled down, and this is the old fogey in me I guess, but I'm not crazy about this being swept under the rug the way I think some fans will.
|5 days 16 hours ago||I agree expecting improvements is probably||
I agree expecting improvements is probably optimistic, but I'm not sold this is 2013 again. This staff has a history of producing solid lines when they have their players in the system, and I do think there was so much baggage from the Hoke era when it came to offensive line development I wouldn't be surprised if that put a ceiling on the seniors. A fresh start, even with less experienced/talented players, might be a net positive just because of the continuity in teaching.
|5 days 16 hours ago||I don't want to be a downer, but I'm not||
I don't want to be a downer, but I'm not optimistic that Perry gets back. I know it sounds worse than it was, but sexual assault and resisting arrest aren't light charges.
|5 days 16 hours ago||I can see how this title would confuse you into||
I can see how this title would confuse you into wondering if this was about basketball.
|5 days 16 hours ago||I mean, he had forever to sign and didn't. That's||
I mean, he had forever to sign and didn't. That's a sign. Wish him luck.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Because his numbers take a holistic view of the||
Because his numbers take a holistic view of the season, not a couple of games. They also recognize a team shooting 60% against you from 3 is uncommon. And he probably overrated the team as well. But the echo chamber here is rough.
|5 days 18 hours ago||This I agree with. I do think Wilson would get||
This I agree with. I do think Wilson would get minutes on a good team.
But this team lacks athleticism, and that's a major problem, not how "tough" they are.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Oh good lord. I support the firing of Beilein||
Oh good lord. I support the firing of Beilein more just so that we won't have 2 more months of all this complaining and internet psychoanalysis of this team.
|6 days 8 hours ago||This isn't an excuse, but||
This isn't an excuse, but these refs are incredibly inconsistent.
|6 days 8 hours ago||I have no idea if he's||
I have no idea if he's stubborn or not. Most coaches don't like to admit they are wrong, but I also am not going to assume that a guy who won literally everywhere, including at Michigan, suddenly forgot how to coach. And my guess is Warde would sit him down and say "you are done, so either you get fired or you leave on your own terms" when that times comes. I do want to know who people legitimately think would want to come at coach here and who Michigan would get.
|6 days 8 hours ago||It's probably both. They||
It's probably both. They play terrible perimeter defense, but you could put some of these guys on a gym floor with nobody around and they wouldn't hit 8/10 from 3 point range.
|6 days 9 hours ago||He's probably the team's best||
He's probably the team's best perimeter defender (which isn't saying much, obviously), and it does seem like he's getting more comfortable in the offense. But they keep giving Walton minutes even though he's not much of an offensive threat and, frankly, I'd rather the team play the younger guys and see what they have versus letting Irvin and Walton play out the stretch.
|6 days 9 hours ago||I think what people are||
I think what people are saying is you don't fire him mid-season, you let him step down/"retire". I don't think anyone views him as untouchable, only that he's earned the right to leave without being publicly canned.
|6 days 9 hours ago||The 3pt defense isn't good,||
The 3pt defense isn't good, but good lord Illinois can't miss. They are 83% from beyond the arc; that's insanity. Also, 0 offensive rebounds.