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|9 hours 35 min ago||That's good additional info||
Thanks for posting this.
|9 hours 39 min ago||No retreat, baby, no surrender||
|11 hours 39 min ago||very few top 100 recruits are left||
|12 hours 37 min ago||Make the Final Four twice per season||
That's how things were before ol' Beilein showed up and peed in our Cheerios.
|13 hours 3 min ago||I was still optimistic about Chatman too||
Gosh darn it and shoot.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Donlon||
Wright State's firing of him was nuts unless he did something bad behind the scenes (I have no reason to think he did). Winning 22 games there amounts to a very good season.
Donlon generally had good defenses at Wright State. He could be the defensive guy Coach Beilein is looking for.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I don't want to rush to judgment, but...||
...I'm beginning to think Ramsay is kind of a jerk.
|4 days 16 hours ago||You have to take an academic tour of Michigan...||
...to get an offer. Coach Beilein never offers a lot of guys. This can work - it worked for Jim Tressel in football (as far as focusing on a relatively small number of recruits). But many people wish the Michigan staff would be more liberal with offers.
|4 days 16 hours ago||It may not be a competition, exactly||
But Coach Beilein's commitment to ethics is extremely admirable. He's a highly competitive person surrounded by cheaters, but he doesn't waiver.
People like Coach Beilein make Michigan athletics mean something. Otherwise they're just the blue team playing the red team, part of an indistinguishable mass of people doing no more or less than trying to get theirs.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I see length, atheticism, and skill||
He also appears to be a hard worker based on other clips I've seen and things I've read. I would be very happy if he picked Michigan. The teams needs guys like him.
|5 days 14 hours ago||He was an Amaker recruit||
He redshirted his freshman year.
|5 days 14 hours ago||I defend Coach Beilein a lot here, but...||
...I do wish he would put on more of a full court press, for lack of a better term, with prospects. It seems to me that this could be done without violating any rules.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Good stuff||
Thanks for your work on this.
|6 days 12 hours ago||The list of major conference teams who have...||
...offered him per 247: Iowa State
If Beilein is being foolish, so are a host of other coaches.
|6 days 12 hours ago||I'm not sure if it is clear||
I agree if someone says recruiting has been subpar since the 2013. But being ready to jump off of a building because of Grant Mullins - if that's what's happening - is a bit much. But maybe I'm misreading what was being said in the post I replied to.
|6 days 13 hours ago||We're talking about a guy who averaged 13 ppg...||
...in the Ivy League. Would he have been a nice addition? Sure...maybe. But let's not get carried away.
|6 days 13 hours ago||There is a bit of an update on Antetokuonmpo||
I posted this in the other Mullins thread: Sam said this week on the air that Michigan was not going hard after Antetokuonmpo. He wasn't sure if that wasbecause he's already going somewhere else, because they're not that interested, or because they thought they had Mullins.
Despite an open scholarship not being ideal, I'd rather they leave it open than take a guy really late in the 2016 cycle just to fill a spot. Better to wait until 2017. There is also the pipe dream of Alec Peters...I say this assuming Spike wouldn't want to come back if he knows Walton and Simpson will dominate the PG minutes.
|6 days 14 hours ago||that's about right||
Taking him would have been a very low-risk move. Taking anyone else in 2016 removes a slot for 2017. Taking Mullins would not have.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Huh||
Sam Webb said yesterday that Michigan is not pursuing Kostas Antetokounmpo heavily at all. He wasn't sure if that was because they thought they had Mullins, because Antetokounmpo is already set for somewhere else (like St. John's), or because they're just not that interested. It will be interesting to see if they now go after him harder.
|1 week 1 day ago||It was 2005, the original year of Infinite Pain||
How naive we were to think 2005 would be rock bottom.
I think I just looked for Michigan sites on Google and found Mgoblog and others. Mgoblog quickly stood out as the best of the bunch. Brian also promised to take me to Disney World if I read his blog for ten years. I haven't heard from him about that yet, but I'm sure I will.
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't know if this qualifies as an update||
But Sam Webb said he's likely going to St. John's. I know a lot of people like him - I like him - but he's not been heavily recruited by major schools (with the possible exception of Iowa State).
|1 week 4 days ago||It's maize and 11...||
...you stupid fart face.
|1 week 6 days ago||So...||
Other people were voting against it. And they would have had to change their conference rule if the ban failed, though his vote also wasn't going to matter.
|1 week 6 days ago||That's great news for him||
This could be a win-win for Michigan and BA. I think the staff at Michigan needs a shake up (hardly an original thought, I realize). And obviously it's great for BA to have the chance to be a head coach. I hope he or Coach Jordan do well enough to come back as Michigan's head coach at some point.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||I would so love to have Chatman be able to...||
...play quality minutes at the four and bump Irvin over to the three. Chatman has some nice qualities.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Do you go after a PG in 2017?||
Simpson will be the only true PG on the roster that year as of now.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||This is great||
My appreciation of the man continues to rise. And it started at a very high level.
Legal Aid meets (or tries to meet) a pressing need. A tremendous amount of people in our country lack any meaningful access to the justice system.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The longer version of the story is this:||
JMo dunked in practice and yelled. Coach Beilein told him to run laps for yelling. BA walked over to the starting line for running laps and said, "I should run if he's going to run, becuase I told him to yell when he dunked."
And then Coach Beilein started letting guys yell after dunks.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Serious question:||
What do you want to see added to the team? People have been wanting size and athleticism. This kid brings both. And he's a lot bigger/longer than Dawkins (his wingspan is nearly 7'2"). Wilson is the only guy on the roster who even sort of fits his profile.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like he could block shots right away||
But he'd have to add muscle to rebound.