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- Michigan won it's first Big Ten championship in 26 years, and won a second two years later
- Michigan ended an eleven-year NCAA tournament drought
- Michigan had one national player of the year and another Big Ten player of the year
- Michigan went to the National Championship game where it lost by 6 points, with much of the final moments hanging on a clean Trey Burke block that was called a foul
- Michigan has sent 6 players to the NBA draft, and is likely to send a 7th player this year
- Michigan has had the best Big Ten record over the last 4 years
- Michigan has done all this despite playing in the nation's best conference the last two years and competing with elite coaches like Tom Izzo, Thad Matta, and Bo Ryan
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It sounds like you want||
It sounds like you want Michigan to recruit guys like DJ Wilson, Mo Wagner, and Jon Teske.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Ekpe Udoh was a lottery pick.||
Ekpe Udoh was a lottery pick. Tyson Chandler was a lottery pick. Pretty much all guys 6'10" and above who can rebound, block shots, and run an effective pick-and-roll are lottery picks. Expecting Beilein to outrecruit Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Indiana, MSU, OSU, UCLA, Arizona, etc. for the one or two guys a year who have that skillset is asinine.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think this is pretty spot||
I think this is pretty spot on, except I would swap the Purdue and Maryland games. Purdue shot really well from 3 against us at Mackey, and we shot really well from 3 yesterday. Bring both of those numbers back to Earth a bit and Michigan almost certainly loses at Maryland, but keeps the Purdue game a lot closer. Plus a hopefully healthy LaVert should help against Purdue
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I thought the ball had left||
I thought the ball had left his hand, but I was watching on a 12" black and white Magnavox with antenna
|7 weeks 1 day ago||A good way to think about||
A good way to think about this is that there is a difference between compromise and accomodation. With the first, both parties sacrifice something in order to come to an amicable understanding. This is an important part of all relationships and is essential to resource management in general. You prioritize the important things, and in exchange, give up some of the things that are less important to you.
Accommodation means that you give up what is most important to you in exchange for things that are less important. This seems like compromise, but eventually, a person's inability to access the things that they deem most important will wear on them, so instead of an amicable understanding, you just push off the initial conflict (aka, the negotiation about each party's values) until later. And when things build up, people eventually blow up.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||But has a top, uncommitted||
But has a top, uncommitted recruit ever both committed and enrolled early at a school that had no head coach? We've seen just about everything else in recruiting, so it wouldn't be a total shock, but that sounds pretty unlikely.
What if Georgia then settles for Schiano as their coach? Would Nauta really take that risk just to stay close to home? Could anyone face such dire consequences as accidentally committing to Greg Schiano???
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Truly, the team should feel||
Truly, the team should feel comfortable hanging its hat on this special teams unit. It was a major advantage against both Northwestern and Michigan State (until the final play). Michigan can expect to neutralize some of its weaknesses thanks to its special teams, and that's valuable.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||You are using bad data||
You have vastly underestimated the special teams advantage that Michigan had in this game. As Brian alluded to, Bill Connelly's win expectancy against Michigan State was 68%, meaning that a team that performed as Michigan did against Michigan State would be expected to win 68% of the time. State had 3 scoring drives all game and missed no field goals; Michigan had 5 scoring drives. State was able to accumulate more yards from scrimmage because they were faced with a major field position disadvantage the entire game. That was due to special teams.
EDIT: Michigan State also ran 14 more plays than Michigan did, which at State's rate of 5.15 yards per play, would result in 72 additional yards from scrimmage.
|1 year 1 week ago||What Michigan has done for||
What Michigan has done for you lately is go to the National Championship, go to the Elite Eight, have a NPOY, have a Big Ten POY, won two B1G titles, and sent five guys to the draft. All of that has happened in the last 3 seasons.
I don't live in your hypothetical future world where Michigan is a disappointment. In the real world, less than a decade ago, Michigan was an AWFUL basketball program that hadn't hung a banner since George H.W. Bush was president. Beilein has changed all of that. You are suggesting that we hold him accountable for seasons that haven't happened yet, which is asinine.
|1 year 1 week ago||I feel like I'm taking crazy pills||
Under Joh Beilein:
Despite all that, the brats in the Michigan fanbase want more, more, more!
And people wonder why our football program has been toxic for almost a decade...
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Is he still allowed? Like the No Homers Club?||
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Michigan would like to give||
Michigan would like to give thanks to Fitz's mom for his fantastic name.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Nobody ever said Michigan was||
Nobody ever said Michigan was an elite team. OSU has lost three times, none to elite teams, and Nebraska is as inconsistent as teams get. It is not going to take an elite-level performance to beat either of these teams at home.
As far as "power" running games go, OSU ran for a whopping 35 yards (.9 per carry) against Michigan State, so stacking the box seemed to work just fine. Nebraska managed 190 yards rushing against Michigan State, but on 58(!) carries. That's 3.3 yards per carry. Using your logic, MSU proved that each of those teams needs a passing game. So, again, what makes losing to these teams a foregone conclusion?
|4 years 14 weeks ago||If our passing game is||
If our passing game is inconsistent, what does that make Nebraska's and Ohio State's? You're crazy if you think losing to Nebraska and Ohio State at home is a foregone conclusion.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Michigan will have 5 home||
Michigan will have 5 home games in 2018 while division rivals Iowa, Nebraska, and Michigan State will have 4. Even numbered years could be good to Michigan in the future (and odd numbered years not so much).
|4 years 32 weeks ago||The obvious choice is||
The obvious choice is "BOFOSHO"
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I hate both those schools.||
I hate both those schools. Trojanz 4 lyfe
|4 years 33 weeks ago||They would have recruited you||
They would have recruited you if you were the Flying Samoan
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Is wearing underwear uncool||
Is wearing underwear uncool now? I'm not sure I want an AD who's free-ballin'
|4 years 34 weeks ago||6 of those 21 guys are||
6 of those 21 guys are already gone (as are two of the six 4 star guys). So that class now consists of four 4 stars out of 19 players (21%). But, a lot of those 3 star guys have done well thus far, including Jibreel Black, Carvin Johnson, Jake Ryan, Courtney Avery, Stephen Hopkins, and Will Hagerup. It is certainly not a doomed class
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Also, The Town is pretty||
Also, The Town is pretty manly (much like The Departed). The Hurt Locker, too. Jeremy Renner is a badass
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I'm surprised nobody has||
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Taxi Driver yet. That and Raging Bull and Mean Streets ooze manliness.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Real men watch Apocalypse||
Real men watch Apocalypse Now: Redux with their pants off
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Delaware Fence?||
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Peter King linked to them on||
Peter King linked to them on Twitter, I guess it's making their servers asplode
Edit: I'm slow
|4 years 39 weeks ago||State fans are claiming he||
State fans are claiming he committed to Michigan because State's defense is just too good (he wouldn't play early there). They seriously have no clue what losing all these recruiting battles means for their future
|4 years 39 weeks ago||The University of Michigan||
The University of Michigan School of Journalism competes for journalism recruits about as well as the University of Chicago football team competes for football recruits.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Phil Knight is actually not||
Phil Knight is actually not Oregon's Athletic Director, that would be Rob Mullens:
Knight's (and Nike's) influence over the program is quite substantial, though.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Huh? Where do you see that?||
Huh? Where do you see that? I'm as confused by this new system as anybody
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I think EDSBS needs more||
I think EDSBS needs more Michigan beating Florida. Lloyd Carr being carried out on the players' shoulders. TIm Tebow with turf in his helmet. Adrian Arrington dominating the young Florida secondary. A simple reminder that SEC speed < Big Ten speed