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|19 hours 30 min ago||I'm repeating something I said yesterday, but...||
...Donlon deserves a mulligan for 2015. The Raiders suffered massive injury problems in 2015 (as described in the link).
|19 hours 35 min ago||Excellent||
EDIT: Never mind.
|23 hours 26 min ago||Yeah, I was thinking of your diary||
And I agree that they probably won't land five four-star players, but I also think that at some point you have to roll the dice and at least give yourself the chance to do something like that.
|23 hours 40 min ago||He reminds me a little of Ray Jackson||
Good but not great-sized athlete who's limited in skill.
|1 day 20 min ago||I don't think he's remotely on the hot seat||
I don't think people's opinions on the blog line up with Warde Manuel's at all. That's admittedly just my guess.
|1 day 24 min ago||I'm torn on this||
I'm not as against banking scholarships as some people, but they really do need another wing for next year. That said, every last-minute two or three star guy you get takes up the space of a potential four star recruit. It might be better in the long run to have a big 2017 class that offers the chance to add a handful of top 150ish players.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I misunderstood his bio on Oakland's website||
He's apparently recruited very good guards, but he doesn't coach them.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I will be very happy if this is correct||
Washington is reportedly an excellent recruiter, and Oakland has had great success with guards under him. Donlon would be the defensive guy we've wanted.
|1 day 16 hours ago||That's good additional info||
Thanks for posting this.
|1 day 16 hours ago||No retreat, baby, no surrender||
|1 day 18 hours ago||very few top 100 recruits are left||
|1 day 19 hours ago||Make the Final Four twice per season||
That's how things were before ol' Beilein showed up and peed in our Cheerios.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I was still optimistic about Chatman too||
Gosh darn it and shoot.
|2 days 13 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.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I don't want to rush to judgment, but...||
...I'm beginning to think Ramsay is kind of a jerk.
|5 days 23 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.
|5 days 23 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.
|6 days 20 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.
|6 days 21 hours ago||He was an Amaker recruit||
He redshirted his freshman year.
|6 days 21 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.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Good stuff||
Thanks for your work on this.
|1 week 18 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.
|1 week 19 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.
|1 week 20 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.
|1 week 20 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.
|1 week 21 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.
|1 week 21 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 2 days 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 4 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 5 days ago||It's maize and 11...||
...you stupid fart face.