fair point that
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|4 years 35 weeks ago||This loss stings quite a bit.||
This loss stings quite a bit. To see our team battle back so strongly only to fall short is tough to stomach and will certainly dull my enthusiasm to watch too much more college basketball. With that being said though, I can't emphasize enough how proud I am of our team. Their determination and skill in schooling Duke down the stretch was impressive and something that our program can build off of for years to come. Morris played phenomenal down the stretch even with the unlucky bounce at the end, and Hardaway Jr. showed that he has a true sense of the moment with how he stepped up in the last few minutes. With another year to grow and no seniors graduating, this team has a chance to truly be special next season. I absolutely cannot wait to watch this team next year.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Expectations.||
I think Beilein has done a pretty good job at Michigan. And as much as I wish Michigan basketball could be back to where it was back in the early 1990's, the fact is that right now Michigan has sub-par facilities compared to who it is recruiting against. Once those get fixed, I think you can raise recruiting expectations on Beilein and subsequently his on-the-court expectations. Beilein does a good job of getting a lot out of a little in my opinion so once he gets helped out in recruiting, I think we will see Michigan rise back to basketball relevancy.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I just don't think you can pull Denard.||
At this point I feel that Michigan has put all their eggs in his basket. Much like I didn't like playing Denard at the end of the Iowa game last year, I just believe in rolling with your starting QB. Denard clearly beat out Tate in camp and I am against rotating QBs in general unless the starting QB is just completely playing incompetently.
And yes, Denard didn't play very well today. He made three pretty bad decisions on the picks. Ultimately though, as much as it was easy to point at Denard for the loss today, I really directed most of my scorn towards the offensive playcalling in the redzone. We allowed ourselves to get in passing situations all too easily (something we should always try to avoid) and then had the receivers run routes towards the middle of the field where the pass relies so much on timing and accuracy (something that will probably never be Denard's strength). That's fine if Mallett is your QB, but Denard is still not a QB who I want to see throwing those passes often. I thought Michigan should have exploited the perimeter of MSU's defense much more in the red-zone like they did on the TD to Webb.