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|1 day 8 hours ago||Great write up||
Thanks for putting this together. The corner three assists number is astounding. This really codifies the reasons why Stauskas could accurately be described as an “elite-level offensive player”. He rarely took a “bad” shot because even his contested looks were taken completely under control. His fundamentals were so sound. He never achieved the “clutch” level of a Trey Burke – lofty comparison, I realize – but I’ll probably miss watching him more because his routine game was completely refined. Can’t wait for him to make people look ridiculous in the NBA where defensive gambling is the norm.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sitting with fouls||
Surprised that Brian didn't mention this in the column since he did on Twitter and has harped on it before, but I think Beilein is too cautious with protecting against foul trouble. It bit us in the title game last year and again yesterday. Morgan finishes with 3 fouls in 22 minutes and meanwhile we get significant time from a guy who hasn’t played all tournament against the best frontline we’ve faced.
I don’t agree with the sentiment that all minutes are created equal and I understand that we needed Morgan for the stretch run, but Beilein doesn’t place any trust in his leaders in this category. Trust me, I think Beilein is the best thing since sliced bread, but this one thing really irks me.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Eron Harris||
I've seen Harris play a lot this year as I grew up in WV and WVU is my second favorite college team. Your assessment is correct but I’ll add that he seems to be a below average defender and has some decision making and confidence issues. Nothing Beilein couldn’t work his magic on, but the transfer year would be beneficial in that regard.
I think it’s a moot point though as I believe that he wants to go home and will stay close to Indianapolis.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||I predict||
I predict roster spots will be hard to come by soon enough.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Swen Swenson||
Come on... what's his real name?
Also, big fan of Jeff Jones and hope we are able to land him.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Another thing to smother in its crib||
That damn saying.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||The hand wringing over the no||
The hand wringing over the no visits if you're committed stems from the associated "we're pulling your offer, too" that appeared to be the case until David Dawson - who was an extreme case. If a commit can really get back into the class if there's still interest on both sides, then I don't see an issue. But if you almost always pull the offer after a decommit, well, you might miss out on some people. Certainly within the staff's right and I see their point, but I think that's where some people are in disagreement.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I disagree. Setting aside||
I disagree. Setting aside that it's never going to happen, the only way these policies stop or are reduced is when it affects the bottom line. Michigan's still going to play football if a game doesn't sell out, so I don't see why it's such a terrible thing to say.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||You're onto something here.||
You're onto something here. The AD just put this into a synergy brainstorm meeting agenda. They'll "rent" you officially licensed U of M apparel for just $100 a season.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||This is some bullshit. At||
This is some bullshit. At first I thought the satire of the post was over the top. But after checking the mgoblue.com page with the seat cushions prohibition bolded and the cushy banner ad for paying for the privilege of a cushion just to the right, I think it’s spot on. The money grab is so transparent that it’s beyond insulting that they do this under the guise of “safety.”
No purses burned my wife and I for the ND under the lights game. We had to stuff all of the contents in our pockets because unlike every other stadium in the country, security can’t be bothered to inspect it. My fault in the end because I did not verify this beforehand, but that was a new one for me.
As a non-season ticket holder, I’m sure I’ll still go to games whenever I have the chance. I'll deal with these shitty policies because I only have so many opportunities to see Michigan Football. But, I hope that those most affected by these policies - season and frequent ticket holders - let the AD know that these slights do not go unnoticed. Sad.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||1995 OSU game||
Has anyone seen this game on Big Ten Network's Classic Games? I remember listening to that game on radio because it wasn't on TV in my area (remember those days) and I've been looking for a replay of it lately.
Biakbatuka is still one of my favorites of all time and a good portion of that is due to that unstoppable game.
|40 weeks 6 hours ago||Wow, thanks for ruining my||
Wow, thanks for ruining my Thursday. Colorado game might be my personally watched #1. I didn't know that a remote could crack the glass of a tube TV until then.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||50 interceptions||
... And I only needed to see the first one.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Heiko, this is a testament to||
Heiko, this is a testament to your professionalism and work. It takes some time to get this level of access. Well done!
|47 weeks 6 days ago||OSU game at night||
While I'm vehemently against moving The Game away from the last weekend of the regular season, I don't have too many qualms with playing around with the time. The major negative is that nighttime at the end of November is likely to be damn cold. But I don't think it destroys any pagentry of the game to move the time of day around. The ND night game has proven that it can enhance the atmosphere.
|49 weeks 10 hours ago||I'm pretty much a VT hater,||
I'm pretty much a VT hater, but I've been to a game or two at Lane stadium and it's a legit college football experience.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||E-literate||
#2 E-literate city sounds a lot less impressive if you say it out loud.
|1 year 1 week ago||So, Brian, what is your take||
So, Brian, what is your take on Beilein sitting Burke in the first half? You've long railed against this Beilein policy, but I'm not hearing a lot of dissent around these parts this time. Obviously that's because he ended with four fouls so it turned out to be the right decision. If he finishes with two fouls, the criticism gets louder, but unfortunately Beilein hasn't figured out how to peer into the future.
I agree with Beilein sitting guys based on this policy, because all minutes in a game are not of equal importance. Despite Albrecht going crazy, I would rather have Burke at the end than an extra 12 minutes in the first half.
|1 year 1 week ago||Your feet do not have to be||
Your feet do not have to be set to take a charge. Yes, that's usually a determining factor, but it's not a rule. Legal guarding position is all it takes. Obviously we're biased around these parts, but I thought he laid claim to the area before the defender and took it in the chest. I suppose I could see it going the other way but I think 9 times out of 10 the ref makes a charge call there.
|1 year 1 week ago||If they want to co complain||
If they want to complain about a call, I would pick the one on Carter-Williams where Hardaway gives him the chicken wing but it's called a block. Whatever though, it's water under the bridge and Syracuse had their opportunities at the end. One call doesn't make the game and if the shoe was on the other foot, I would begrudgingly admit that.
|1 year 1 week ago||Agree to disagree then?||
Agree to disagree then?
|1 year 1 week ago||A more eloquent reply than||
A more eloquent reply than mine. And I reiterate your stance that this isn't the place to argue about the Fab Five. But they ARE a part of Michigan history for good and for bad.
|1 year 1 week ago||I disagree. Obviously there's||
I disagree. Obviously there's a lot more to this discussion, but denying the symbolizism of this team making it to the final four 20 years after the fab five is ignoring the historical significance. I don't want it to dominate the discussion - and I don't think it has - but it's a part of the story.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Not sure this so much bodes||
Not sure this so much bodes well for Ross as it bodes poorly for Gibbs. But, I'll still take it.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||How is Bacari going to call||
How is Bacari going to call out Heavy D (R.I.P.) like that?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||My guess is a doctor||
My guess is a doctor confirmed an ACL tear, so yeah, a meltdown is order.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||And it my state, this||
And in my state, this wouldn't have been an issue (well, maybe the qty.) so long as I was operating the vehicle sober.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Fair enough for off the court||
Fair enough for off the court reasons, but I loved watching him play. That man could shoot the rock.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I don't get the grumbling and||
I don't get the grumbling and I think Brian doesn't give Purdue enough credit. It's a road win against a team that just handled UW at the Kohl Center -- a tall task indeed. Terone Johnson is a stud and Purdue always plays good defense. They've obviously gotten much better as the season progressed. That's a top-tier Big Ten team next year with the same roster.
Sure, we could have played better, but you can say that for every game you play in conference.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||It does look like Zeller||
It does look like Zeller flexes his arm as the motion occurs, which would indicate that he initiated said motion. Still speculation, but I think it's fair to say that you can't 100% put this on Nix.
Generally, I side with the team not coached by Tom Creen.
In other news, I just wasted 2 minutes of my life.