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|6 days 2 hours ago||Is GRIII really a risk to||
Is GRIII really a risk to go? He's been terrible. Would he really be a first rounder on the strength of his measurables?
PS oh look a garbage charging call.
|6 days 2 hours ago||My biggest worry going into||
My biggest worry going into the tournament is that three-dependent teams can get upset easily if they miss said threes. Beating a a team about the quality of the one we will play in the first round while shooting 20% from three goes a long way toward making me less worried about the tournament worst-cast-scenario.
|1 week 11 hours ago||I'm a grad student at Harvard||
I'm a grad student at Harvard and vaguely follow Harvard basketball. My understanding is that around the time Amaker was hired the administration started to relax their admissions standards for basketball players. They are still around the same as the rest of the Ivy League, but they used to be higher. It might be worth noting the hockey program has really gone downhill in the same period perhaps becase the university has used more marginal admits on basketball rather than hockey. Also I think you are right to finger the increase in financial aid since the Ivy League doesn't do athletic scholarships.
There is a lot more talent (more accurately AAU/other opportunities for talent development) than there was 30 years ago, so all of mid-major college basketball is getting more competitive. There used to only be enough talent to fill Penn/Princeton with legit D-I players.
Finally I think Amaker is a pretty good coach. He had success at Seton Hall, and his recruiting at UM was quite good considering the hole we were in from sanctions/Ellerbe.
|1 week 1 day ago||Honestly, I'd rather have it||
Honestly, I'd rather have it say "Go Blue" -- at least that's identifiable with the school. Michigan is probably more disassociated from their nickname than any team in North America. UM is probably the third thing that comes to my mind when I hear "Wolverines." After X-men and the zoo.
Why spend all this effort building a brand and then market something completely disassociated from that brand?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know -- there have||
I don't know -- there have been several open threes missed and several layups. The offense is creating lools. The defense blows though.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||LMGTFY||
Looks like: win - 3; so win - 2; so loss - 1; loss - 0.
FWIW this system makes a ton more sense to me than the NHL system which hugely incentivizes being hugely defensive at the end of regulation in a tie.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||0/17||
Did they just say 0/17 on the PP? 34 minutes is a long dry spell 5 on 5.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Plus she pissed of a lot of||
Plus she pissed of a lot of powerful people and got (briefly) fired at UVA which isn't a great sign. It's entirely unclear if that is even partially her fault but it has to be a red flag
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Wrong. Scottsdale is near||
Wrong. Scottsdale is near Tempe not UofA. Obviously it's Todd Graham for QB coach. He is out of texting for the month though, so he hasn't told anyone at ASU.
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||Can someone summarize||
Can someone summarize anything newsworthy (ha) that comes out for those of us at work/school/whatever?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Well...||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Now we have it looks like||
Now we have it looks like best in the business OCs and DCs (yes I'm aware the defense was medicore this year but Mattison has one of the best resumes in CFB). If this frees Brady Hoke to be a people manager, recruiter, and outside contact (all of which he is, undeniably, very good at), I am optimistic.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||If it were Cam Cameron that||
If it were Cam Cameron that would be a pretty interesting dynamic. Both and OC and a DC with resumes way superior to the HC's.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Surprised no one has||
Surprised no one has mentioned Mike Bloomgren (http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30600&ATCLID=208167701). A Stanford alumna friend was bitching about his play calling last night, but they have been quite sucessful running the Brady-Hoke-wet-dream-offense. You'd probably have to back up a Brinks truck to his house to make it happen, since Stanford is better than us right now and he has no M ties.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Watching your coach make a||
Watching your coach make a stupid-ass fourth down decision and then having the coach that turned down Michigan come back with a smart one that goes for 35 yards one minute later is super-fun guys
|9 weeks 6 days ago||So NDSU with the current||
So NDSU with the current roster would be bowl eligible in the FBS, easily (I think Sargin has them 40-something in all of D-1). They haven't lost a game in more than two full regular seasons; they could have lost this one and still been, honestly, the best FCS team by a ways. I know from Appalachian State who was in the same place a few years back (when they definitely DIDN'T play Michigan) that this kind of dominance doesn't always last, but if you are NDSU's AD are you at least exploring going up? They'd be immediately competing for conference titles in the weaker FBS conferences even without the recruiting bump they'd get, and there seems little left for them to do at the FCS level (seriously at some point does going undefeated get old?).
|9 weeks 6 days ago||How many people are QB||
How many people are QB coaches at BCS schools at 25? (25!) Even after getting fired he still seems ten years ahead on the career track. Most people are GAing at his age or position coaching HS JV.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Seems like a pretty good||
Seems like a pretty good hire, but I can't say it wows me. He's a good coach, for sure, but there are thirty programs that would be a step up from UL. Texas is supposed to be sui generis and be able to get anyone they want. I'd imagine being rejectect by coaches from Baylor and UCLA is going to stick in the craw of a lot of UT fans.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||What an absolute trash call.||
What an absolute trash call.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||McGarry kind of got bailed||
McGarry kind of got bailed out there. He was flailing and would have lost the ball even if he hadn't been fouled.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||My plans to work through the||
My plans to work through the game are turning out a lot less sucessful than I planned.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||So fucking proud of||
So fucking proud of everyone. Even Borges. He still needs to get fired, but he called a good (hopefully last) game.
|15 weeks 1 hour ago||But fuck Dave Brandon.||
The hockey tickets weren't in the student package because of Thanksgiving (which is extra asshole when all the students will be in town tonight because The Game is tomorrow at noon).
|15 weeks 10 hours ago||Optimistic prediction||
O -- 27
M -- 13.
I feel like i need to justify that we keep it within two touchdowns so here goes: a) Ohio isn't that good they are a product of a garbage conference, b) the boys will be up for a rivalry game and OSU is probably at this point more focused on the Iron Bowl than The Game, c) I think we can score thrice because Borges calls his best game ever in a desperate attempt to keep his job
|16 weeks 2 hours ago||I actually thought about that||
I actually thought about that as he was shooting. To the extent he will have late game jitters, I'd rather have him miss a couple late game free throws now than in the B1G season or, worse, the tournament.
|16 weeks 2 hours ago||The way they are calling||
The way they are calling things every drive is a guaranteed two free throws.
|16 weeks 2 hours ago||Alright GRIII, but please||
Alright GRIII, but please don't let that make you think the fadeaway long two is ever allowed again.
|16 weeks 3 hours ago||They have stepped there three||
They have stepped there three times in the last five minutes. Out of bounds line for MVP.
|16 weeks 3 hours ago||I can haz equally stupid||
I can haz equally stupid foul?
|16 weeks 3 hours ago||This conversation about da||
This conversation about da club is the best sports anouncing I have seen since Eminem.