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|13 hours 8 min ago||Nuss has a much better track record than Robinson||
And other than emotions and coach speak, I have yet to see any tangible evidence that Hoke makes his OCs run a specific offense.
|1 day 12 hours ago||THEY HIRED A NEW OC||
A new, simple system...a young coach who has lots of energy and a proven track record...
|1 day 12 hours ago||This is why||
I can't help but be optimistic. They don't need to be great...they just need to be competent, as in NOT historically awful. It's a pretty low bar, and yet I'm astounded at how many here think that things will be as bad or worse than they were last year.
|2 days 13 hours ago||How is it an empty claim?||
We know Hoke turned those programs around. We know both schools were filled with 2 and 3 stars. Are we to expect that those teams magically got better without any significant player development from the coaches? I mean, I'm sure the discussion is nuanced when you look into those years of Hoke's coaching career and the players he coached...but it's not an empty claim to say that player development at his previous schools was pretty good.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Drew Carey||
He's a fine game show host, but he would be turrible in the late night setting.
|1 week 15 hours ago||THANK YOU||
This needed to be said. I am so fucking sick of everyone calling Hoke "stupid" and saying that he's "Brandon's puppet".
The irony here is so many people were ANGER when that one OSU assisstant insinuated that Hoke was a dumb child with a joke...but so many people here are doing the exact same thing every time they call him stupid.
Hoke may be in over his head. But man, so many of you have already practically given up on him, to the point where NOTHING he does this year will be enough to meet your unrealistic expectations. You know who else failed with unrealistic expectations? Rich Rod.
I'm not saying Hoke is the answer. I have no idea. I hope he is, because I like him and think he's a good fit for Michigan. But he clearly has some worrying trends from the last year...this year will be telling for a program trajectory. It has to reverse trend, for sure. It's quite the task for a team with an oline that looks worse on paper than even last year.
But for the love of God. Relax. It's just the SPRING GAME. I cant stand all the goddamn negativity around here sometimes.
|1 week 3 days ago||The difference||
In Trey's case, the 3 was not only necessary to tie the game but very difficult to pull off as Kansas has the option to fould Trey and not allow him a 3 point play. Plus time was way more of a factor, there was very little left.
In Kentucky's case, the last two threes were unnecessary. Against Michigan, it was tied and they had been driving the ball down our throats all night long. Settling for a well-contested 3 isn't exactly the best option in that case...but it worked, so good for them. Last night, a 3 was also unnecessary though more understandable as it gives you the lead, obviously, even if you only need 2 to tie. But in that situation, with plenty of time to get a shot off, the first Harrison brother derped around with the ball dangerously and got lucky to get it to Aaron, who even with some space...shot it from Trey distance, which is not exactly a very reliable shot. I mean, again, it worked, but it's frustrating to watch teams get away with back-to-back final possession shots that in a statistical world probably go in less than 30% of the time (and that's being generous) and were not even the necessary option (seriously...I still have no idea how he didn't go for a drive and score or pull up jumper against us). I mean...that shot was their second made 3 in the entire effing game.
Sometimes teams get real lucky in these tournaments. Kentucky has been good, no doubt, but also crazy damn lucky at the end.
And seriously, it would be nice to see them call an offensive foul once or twice. They've been hyper aggressive with their drives and probably get away with it at least a few times a game.
|1 week 4 days ago||Exactly||
You know who else hasn't scored? Howard. Get rid if the bum!
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Sheesh||
Am I the only one around here NOT sad?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
I specifically remember the announcer say Levert extended an elbow. And I remember my exact thought at the time was "what, by 2 inches? How is that any different than what Kentucky has been doing all night?"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Funny||
They cut to Rece Davis on SC just now....and while all they could do was talk about "controversy" with Michigans win yesterday on a call that was clearer than tonight's....the only thing Rece said about the controversial call was "let's not focus on that and let's talk about how good Wisconsin was tonight". They proceeded to not even bring it up.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not to mention||
Two of Louisville's most important players, Harell and Hancock, sat for significant portions of the game because of foul trouble.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||They weren't "bold" at all.||
-Picking Tennessee over Michigan (2 of the 3 CBS analysts did just that before tipoff).
-Picking another media darling (Baylor) to beat Wisconsin.
-Picking a 10 seed (Stanford) to beat an 11 seed (dayton). WOW REALLY BOLD, MY FRIEND
-Picking a player on a 3 seed to be the difference in a win over a 7 seed. I'M FALLING OVER FROM THE SHOCK OF THE BOLDNESS HERE
-Picking a 4 seed to be in a close game with a 1 seed. NO WAY?!?! 4 SEEDS PLAY GOOD! OMG.
-Picking a 1 seed to beat a 4 seed. IM JUST SIMPLY OVERWHELMED WITH BOLDNESS NOW.
That's more than HALF of his "bold" predictions. The only approximately "bold" predictions he had were picking Louisville to win by double digits (which isn't all that bold, really), picking a game to go to overtime (OK, that's kinda bold, because even in close games it takes a bit of luck to be tied at the end), and picking Tennessee to get to the final four by beating Louisville.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I find it comical||
Not only that he was perfectly wrong, but that his "bold predicitions" weren't particularly bold to begin with. I mean, really bold predictions are much more likely to be wrong than right, but I doubt picking Tennessee over Michigan was all that bold (especially since at least half of the so-called experts did just that.).
So not only wrong, but not bold at all.
I wish I could get paid to write that stuff.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't get it, quite frankly||
I mean, Michigan has a history and the stereotype is they're arrogant...but there are plenty other schools who would fit that description as well. But it's Michigan that gets the reputation that when they win, there's something controversial about it (PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE OTHER CONTROVERSIAL CALLS THAT ALLOWED TENNESSEE TO EVEN GET IN A POSITION TO WIN THE GAME, OF COURSE).
It was "controversial" in that it effectively decided the game. But you know what? Anyone arguing that it was a blocking foul is dead wrong. And that's the ONLY scenario out of the three which favor Tennessee.
I was pissed because I thought they called Levert on a reach in foul, when it was clearly a clean knockout. That's because Michigan was getting royally screwed in the foul department down the stretch, that I just assumed it was a fould on michigan. I yelled for a solid minute. Until I realized Michigan was inbounding the ball. Then I was happy.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Btw||
For all the talk of how brutal our region was, Michigan has a chance of winning it where 7 seed Texas was the lowest seed they had to beat. Obviously Kentucky is much better than their 8 seed right now...but we avoided Dook, Louisville, and Wichita State. Did anyone predict that happening? The magic of a high seed and a bit of luck. This is an excellent opportunity...hopefully M takes advantage.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||People BE HAPPY||
I get it. It was frustrating.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Uh, no.||
God will people stop bringing up Akron everytime M almost loses! Holy hell, Tennessee deserves juuuust a but more respect than that. It was close because they're a good team, and you just can't sleep on a good team.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Not evenclose refs.||
Don't fucking blow this call.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I love||
How the announcers are openly rooting for TN now. Oy.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's the wrong fucking call||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Well, here's the rub||
How can you be considered an employee and not be earning taxable income? Becuase the law as it is written now specifically exempts athletic scholarships from taxation. SO then...they're unpaid employees? Well, that's not true either.
There's lots of interesting details with this that will need to be ironed out. Assuming that the ruling is upheld through the various appeals processes and higher courts, of course. I wonder if it gets there...would the Supreme Court hear such a case?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Oh please||
Get off your high horse.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||What's the purpose of this?||
I mean, to outlaw obsessive dancing celebrations or taunting is one thing. The goalpost dunk is basically the same thing as spiking the ball...unless they want to outlaw that too. Might want to outlaw chest bumps and high fives while they're at it.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not to mention||
That a close game can easily end up a 10 point margin because of flurry stuff at the end. Iowa played Tennessee into OT...then lost by 13. Does that really count as "winning easily"? Another example was a game this weekend (can't remember which) that ended up being at least an 8 point margin partially because of free throws at the end, including 3 of 4 from a late technical foul.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Disagree.||
He was so confident that Duke would beat Mercer that he made a wager, unprovoked.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I did this last year for the Elite Eight||
Got tix on Stubhub for $5.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Disappointed||
WSU botched the end. Between letting 3 seconds run off before the timeout, and then going for an unnecessary HeroBall 3 to end it. I'd take my chances for OT and try for the tie. Especially with the time constraints...easier to hit a two under pressure than a long 3.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
I know it's closer to Louisville, but it's not exactly a far drive from Ann Arbor either. And with our fan base, I'd be shocked if we didn't have just as much representation as Louisvilke or Kentucky.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Stop it with the crappy angle||
Me no likey.