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|15 hours 48 min ago||Yet another dumb post from||
Yet another dumb post from one of the dumbest posters on MGoBlog.
|15 hours 49 min ago||It is pretty sad how much||
It is pretty sad how much glee some people get from people losing their jobs.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Yes you do, don't lie.||
Yes you do, don't lie.
|1 day 20 hours ago||It's pathetic how Brian and||
It's pathetic how Brian and other Michigan fans complain about having night games.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I for one am glad the B1G is||
I for one am glad the B1G is essentially mandating night games and bringing Michigan kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
|4 days 13 hours ago||2015 against Penn State. I||
2015 against Penn State. I put more stock into winning road games and while PSU wasn't very good that year, winning in Happy Valley is still difficult to do.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Aren't you the clown that||
Aren't you the clown that flies a Confederate flag?
|1 week 1 day ago||Didn't you post this trash||
Didn't you post this trash yesterday?
|1 week 2 days ago||And so it begins...||
And so it begins...
|1 week 4 days ago||I actually think it's a 6||
I actually think it's a 6 game schedule. The above 4 games in addition to MSU (rivalry factor) and Indiana. Yes, I know that IU lost Wilson and they could totally go in the tank without him but his staff is still there. Debord isn't great but his offense last year finished 28th per S&P (Michigan finished 40th, IU under Wilson finished 67th). They also haven't beaten Michigan in 30 years so they are due. And did anyone see Michigan losing to Iowa last year?
With that said, I think Michigan's ceiling is 11-1. They could go unbeaten since they are more talented than 11 teams on the schedule, but Michigan has finished the regular season unbeaten, without a tie, just once in 69 years. This won't be the second time in 70 years. Keep in mind, the 2016 and 2017 classes were each top 6 classes but those players are either sophomores, redshirt freshmen or freshmen. The veterans on this team come from the 2014 and 2015 classes which ranked 20th and 37th. Also keep in mind that 2014 class rank is largely because of Peppers who is now gone. Still, it isn't an overly daunting schedule (pre-season FPI has Michigan's schedule as the 11th easiest among P5 teams). No reason they can't go 5-1 against the above 4 plus MSU and IU.
Worst case scenario, Michigan goes 1-5 in this stretch to finish 7-5. I don't think this is likely either because teams like Michigan have historically given Wisconsin major problems, MSU will be better but is still a 6-6 caliber team, IU could be much worse that last year, and Florida hasn't exactly set the world on fire under McElwain. The chance of Michigan winning just one of these and losing to OSU and PSU are very low. Still, with such a young team, it is possible.
Split the difference. Michigan loses to Florida to open up the year (very difficult game to open up the season for such a young team) beats MSU, avoids the upset at IU, falls at PSU, wins at Wisconsin, and loses to OSU.
|1 week 6 days ago||You're a fucking clown.||
You're a fucking clown.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Not sure if you're serious||
Not sure if you're serious but Izzo has a winning percentage of .712 overall (12th among active coaches) and .683 in the B1G (1st among active B1G coaches). In 22 years, his teams have finished in the top 4 of the B1G 16 times. He's won 7 B1G titles (4th all time). He's advanced to at least the Sweet Sixteen 13 times, the Elite Eight 9 times, the Final Four 5 times, and to the NC game twice, winning it once. He's made the tournament 20 straight years. He is #2 among active coaches in terms of tournament wins. Before he arrived Michigan State basketball was a distant second to Michigan, for the vast majority of his tenure they have been far superior. He essentially made MSU into a near elite program.
His best days are probably behind him but he's a hall of famer.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||When making this list I||
When making this list I think it is most important to consider there are only 9 hockey schools that also have Power 5 football programs and the revenue that goes along with that. This revenue dwarfs what hockey powers such as BU, North Dakota and Denver generate.
In theory, the B1G schools, Notre Dame, Boston College and Arizona State could devote an insane amount of resources toward their respective hockey programs and no other school would be able to come close to matching it. They could hire the best coaches, they could spend the most on recruiting, they could build the best facilities.
Again, this in just in theory. In reality, there is minimal interest in hockey at Ohio State. Arizona State is a brand new program. Penn State is still a relatively new program. Michigan State and Wisconsin don't seem to be that invested in hockey of late. Notre Dame's success has all come within the past 15 years.
That leaves Michigan, Minnesota and BC as the three top jobs in my opinion.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I nominate this post for||
I nominate this post for Dumbest Post of the Year.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Why would I remove them?||
Why would I remove them? Michigan won those games. Fisher coached the team. Those wins don't magically go away. I saw them with my own eyes. There is nothing the NCAA can do to change that.
I also would not discount winning 6 games in the tournament. It is extremely difficult to do so. If it was easy, why didn't Frieder win a national title the year before with virtually the exact same roster? Why didn't Beilein win a national title in 2013? He had a stacked roster (5 future NBA players) yet he couldn't win it.
Look, Beilein is a good coach. I think he's 3rd all time at Michigan (behind Frieder) because his winning percentage is still pretty low. He has had more tournament success than Frieder so I can see the case for #2 as well. But based on tournament success and winning percentage, Fisher stands alone.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Winning Percentage:Fisher -||
Post Season Success:
If Michigan hadn't stupidly fired Fisher who was cleared of any wrongdoing by the NCAA, the court at Crisler would be named after him.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes it is and it's not even||
Yes it is and it's not even close.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The best to ever coach||
The best to ever coach basketball at Michigan.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||How about shutting down||
How about shutting down MgoBlog? After all, what is really the point of having a blog dedicated to discussing Michigan sports?
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Get out of here with your||
Get out of here with your facts and fancy knowledge!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This is false. You develop||
This is false. You develop faster playing against NBA players every day where that is your sole focus. In college you play against players that are nowhere near as good, you have to go to class, spend time studying, and your practice time is limited by the NCAA.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Georgetown is no different||
Georgetown is no different from Villanova, which won the national title a year ago.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Georgetown isn't in that tier||
Georgetown isn't in that tier but it is in the next tier (along with Michigan).
|4 weeks 14 min ago||The only difference is that||
The only difference is that NJ is much closer to B1G country (and now part of it). The additions of Rutgers and Maryland to go along with PSU gave NJ recruits the chance to play at Michigan (or MSU/OSU) and still get the chance to play games near home.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Exactly. In an alternate||
Exactly. In an alternate universe where Michigan hires Calipari, everyone here would be singing a different tune.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Based on the expectations at||
Based on the expectations at Kentucky (contend for a national title every year) I would say only two of his seasons have been disappointments. He's also sending his players in droves to the NBA, so I'm sure they and future recruits are very satisfied.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||What is Wisconsin's mean?||
What is Wisconsin's mean? They've been to 19 straight NCAA tournaments and finished in the top 4 of the B1G 17 straight years.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Slighty better than Alford?||
Slighty better than Alford? Alford is a terrible coach considering UCLA can get whoever they want out of Southern California. He was on the verge of getting fired last year and happened to sign Lonzo Ball. He'll probably get fired next year when he can't sign Lonzo Ball.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It was a circuitous route,||
It was a circuitous route, and I was doubtful Michigan would ever get there, but ultimately this team met all my expectations for the program:
Top 4 B1G - For most of the regular season they were not, but in the end they won the B1G tournament.
Top 20 nationally - Finished the regular season ranked just outside at #23. Two tournament wins most likely moved them into the top 20.
Sweet Sixteen - I believe Michigan should be a threat to make the Sweet Sixteen every season. They got there this year.
It would have been great to get to the Elite 8, especially because I thought Oregon was the weakest of the three tournament teams Michigan played, but overall it was a successful season.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||It does not matter if they||
It does not matter if they are "not physically ready" or "too inconsistent" for the NBA. Their potential is what matters to the NBA. You will also develop much faster playing against NBA players. Wilson/Wagner may not be lottery picks but It's pretty clear that both would get drafted somewhere between the late first round and early second round.
The question we should be asking is whether either wants to return for another year.