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|1 hour 5 min ago||Fun Fact||
Dantonio's first 3 years: 7-5, 9-4, 6-7= 22-16
Hoke's first 3 years: 11-2, 8-5, 7-6=26-13
Context you say?
MSU previous 4 years(before hire): 22-26
UM previous 4 years(before hire): 24-26
You can START judging the man this year. But building a program takes time.
|1 hour 26 min ago||Did you start watching football 3 years ago?||
""8-5 followed by 7-6 is the equivalent major *redacted* for a coach at Michigan"
This statement is devoid of both context and reason. I'll agree STARTING NOW with Hoke's first recruits coming to maturity, back to back 8 and 7 win seasons would be very disappointing. But you can't blame a coach for treading water with guys recruited after 3 and 5 win seasons. NOW there are no excuses. The last 3 years, the good parts(okay, his influence on the defense is debatable) and the bad, reflect Rodriguez's recruiting as much as Hoke's.
|1 hour 37 min ago||There is a world of difference between||
1. He has recruited some great tallent and SHOULD win a lot of games this year
2. He is on the hotseat and NEEDS to win a lot of games this year.
Hopefully(Probably) we never get to #2. But the press is acting like we're already there.
|2 hours 11 min ago||Every 4 years||
Michigan can take it's team to Europe. How many of these kids have been to Rome before? They'll get some practice, see the sights, and finish up with one competitive game(in which I am hoping our post players dont get utterly destroyed). You'd think it would be a pretty great opportunity to point out to a kid on a recruiting trip. And a lot better than NOT practicing at home(the other option).
|12 hours 46 min ago||Desmond|
|1 day 3 hours ago||Second Half Action||
U-M will win its second game, 93-53. See you tomorrow.
Michigan has started the second stanza hot. Have 4-for-4 from the field. Vicenza, Italy (PalaGoldoni)
|1 day 3 hours ago||That is||
A distinct possibility.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Quick catch up||
Here we go, the second half is about to begin. U-M will go with Walton, LeVert, Irvin, Chatman, Doyle
Converts 1-of-2, U-M 9-6
|1 day 5 hours ago||I call that||
A radical interpretation of the text.
|1 day 11 hours ago||This feels kind of dirty||
Hated rival and all, I don't know that we need daily updates. There is a line there somewhere.
Hypocritical aside: Vegas has frozen all OSU related betting.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Next game is this afternoon at 2:30||
It's probably too much to hope for that the same camera man will be in Vicenza today. Sounds like it's about a 4hr drive.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Thank you, that was fun||
Bacari may have had some flashbacks there, it looked a lot like the Globetrotters vs. the Generals. Having watched a pretty good Michigan team getting taken to the wire by Concordia a few years back...There was a lot to like there.
|3 days 2 hours ago||How did Mark and Ricky look?||
Is that a typo, or did Doyle seriously not record a rebound? Did Perugia have any size/skill in the post?
|3 days 3 hours ago||Dylan has a great writeup||
He breaks down the competition in Italy here
And talks about how the Basket Academy All Stars game went here
Of particular interest to me:
Mark Donnal pulled down 3 offensive boards. Ricky Doyle had no rebounds whatsoever.
Doyle however took 7 shots and hit on 87% of them. I'll try to get a boxscore with the BAAS stats too.
The bigs are the unknown to me(as is the competition) but that game on the 22'nd against the Mantova Stings should give us some idea of where Michigan stands in the post(Well, without big Max anyway). They've got proven bigs. It should be a good game.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Post defense||
Post defense is B-ball's offensive line. If by some miracle it doesn't turn out to be the weakest link, we're looking at another deep tournament run. If they can't keep the post in check and secure their share of boards it could be bubble city.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agreed||
Teams I most want Michigan to beat:
Losses that sting the most
|1 week 3 days ago||Personally I make a point of it to Go Blue people||
People outside the state of Michigan. Generally in-state I tend to Go Blue more spartans and buckeyes.
But yeah, if you Go Blue someone and they are not eating something or talking on the phone(and even that had better be a pretty serious conversation) they are pretty much required to Go Blue you back. Leaving a Go Bluer hanging is a dick move, and will bring nothing but karma driven misfortune not only on that person but the fanbase as a whole.
|1 week 4 days ago||I feel like the bodies are there||
Even on the O-line. Looking at the guys in the uniforms, Michigan SHOULD be even or ahead of every team on the schedule save for ohio. If they don't show up, you've got to look at coaching.
|1 week 4 days ago||Those are pretty cool||
But they REALLY need to do something about the zebra on crack wallpaper.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Absolutely||
If a kid can miss a whole year for some weed, there's no way they should keep their scholarship when duffel bags are being exchanged.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||1pt/10 yards(rush or rec) PPR 6pts TD||
I can protect Doug Martin losing the equivalent of a sixth round pick or Zak Stacey losing the equivalent of a seventh round pick. I cannot keep both. The year after Martin would cost me a 5th or Stacey a 6'th and so on. Which do I keep?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||We'll...||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Was that a positive post about Dave Brandon?||
Is that allowed here?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The worst Izzo team||
The worst (on paper) Izzo coached MSU team just got worse. New Izzo press conference drinking game:
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not so much||
The secret is swapping between the three.
You can always get economy internet from Comcast for $40. That's regular price. There may be a difference between that and their premium internet, but I cannot tell the difference. Netflix and PS+ still function the same and most of the shadier stuff(front row, losmovies, ice films, etc) are bottlenecked by the website's servers anyway. Then you can switch between the dishes two year agreements every 2 years and keep your total bill under $100.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||From what I can tell||
Basket academy started out as the equivalent of a training center for AAU basketball coaches. Now they run camps and hold tournaments and whatnot(per website and google translate). I was mostly impressed that the video existed at all. I am hoping that minimum I can get a box score for the game to get an indication of big Mark Donnal's game.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||$70||
Internet and the basics are going to run you $70 for a promotional period. Bumping up a tier or two to get the B1G Network may cost you another 10-20.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yes and no||
Borges certainly could have put them in a better position to succeed. But Gardner threw a lot of bad picks last year before he turtled. And that O line was terrible. But hey, Mattison and Hoke were able to cobble the defense together with duct table and bailing wire that first year. The D should be legit now. If Nussmeier comes close to that kind of magic with the offense it could be a special year.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Do you want to build a snowman?||
It doesn't have to be a snowman.