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|3 hours 2 min ago||Hey||
Quit harshing our buzz, man.
|18 hours 14 min ago||A fair question||
The NCAA Tournament dates back to 1939. Michigan has made the Final Four one out of every eleven years. But it doesn't happen like clockwork. The 2013 trip to the Final Four was Michigan's first in 20 years - and it's first non-vacated trip in 24 years. And the 2012 Big Ten title was the first regular season crown in 26 years.
|20 hours 13 min ago||He's not Yost, but...||
...Beilein does have two of Michigan's nine Big Ten regular season titles since 1948 and one of their seven Final Four appearances ever. He's done pretty well.
|20 hours 20 min ago||It's apples and oranges, but...||
I see Jordan Morgan as a free safety who kept a defense from giving up six long TD passes per game. He was easy to take for granted when he was here.
|20 hours 22 min ago||I agree that the recruiting isn't luck, though...||
...it's worth noting that Michigan had the misfortune of having Shareef Abdur-Rahim be Jaylen Brown's mentor, which gave Cal a connection to a Georgia kid they otherwise wouldn't have had.
But yes, it mostly isn't luck. My only point is that Michigan has been close to adding some big time guys. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, sure, but it's still important to realize that we're not that far away from things being different. To me that means that even recruiting - the bete noir of the staff - doesn't require a massive shake up.
|20 hours 58 min ago||oh yeah||
I blame the cold I have for forgetting Spike.
|21 hours 17 min ago||Excuses are like...blah blah blah...but...||
It's worth noting how bad Coach Beilein's luck as been and how close he's apparently come to some elite recruits.
He lost McGary forever to a positive marijuana test.
He's now lost about a season's worth of LeVert.
He lost a good chunk of a Walton season.
The Battle situation happened.
He apparently narrowly lost out on Jaylen Brown.
I'm as frustrated as anyone, but it's worth reflecting on how close Michigan has been to the last two years being very different.
|22 hours 12 min ago||The 2016 recruits have already signed LOIs||
Those guys aren't going anywhere, though I don't think they'll have much impact next year.
I don't know what to think of next season. Everyone who isn't currently injured will be back, but we haven't seen much from last year's freshman class. Walton and Irvin, as much as I like them, aren't enough. And as I said, none of the incoming guys seem like they'll make a difference right away.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I wish I did not agree so much with this||
I think another RR-like problem is just not having the horses to compete with good teams. I don't want to rip any particular guy, but it's worth asking how many Michigan players teams like MSU and Maryland would poach if they could. It's not many, IMO.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Hopefully he brings the dog, as Sam Webb might say, that...||
...the team is missing right now. Their lack of on-court leadership, at the risk of stating the obvious, is striking.
|2 days 23 hours ago||We've found Rashan Gary's weakness?||
His vertical as a junior was 0.1 inches less than than the vertical of the average DL at the Combine. I really hope he's cleaned that up. Might not have been worth landing him otherwise.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Becoming someone's guardian is very difficult||
You're taking away a great deal of a person's autonomy, so the standard for appointing a guardian is very high. The person has to be unable to even direct the maintenance of his/her affairs.
There is also the problem of the guy's ability to simply leave any facility you put him in. Someone with severe dementia, for example, is relatively easy to confine. But Manziel is capable of calling a cab and going to a bar. There's no good way to stop that.
Note: this post is not legal advice. I am a lemur chained to a computer.
|3 days 21 hours ago||I have no inside information either||
But it is sometimes the case that the people closest to an addict have to say "I can't have anything to do with you until you get sober." That's all you can do as a last resort.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I wish I could give more than one upvote to this||
|3 days 22 hours ago||He's in serious trouble||
His dad supposedly publicly questioned whether he'll make it to his 24th birthday.
|3 days 23 hours ago||We should do one for you too||
My guess is that you have some pretty entertaining stories.
|4 days 58 min ago||If Netori Johnson's nickname is really...||
..."Fifth Element," then landing him needs to be Michigan's top priority.
|4 days 19 hours ago||As a general principle...||
...you can't assume a settlement is a sign of guilt. There can be many reasons to settle.
That said, I don't mean this as a comment on this specific matter. I haven't followed it closely enough to have an opinion.
EDIT: beaten to the punch by Hannibal, whose network show was canceled all too soon.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I'm excited about this kid||
He is really agile for a guy that big - the highlights show that he can go around people. And he makes some very nice catches in his highlights. That one-handed grab really stands out.
|6 days 14 hours ago||This is not a bad Michigan team||
But this is not a good one either.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Naked Lunch||
I found that pretty readable - if extraordinarily dark - for whatever reason. I could not finish Nova Express by Burroughs. I'm not even sure it was meant to be finished.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Is that the one with the Lorax?||
They run together in my head.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Maybe because...||
...a huge amount of attention is being paid to guys who are uncommitted and he wants to get in on the fun of having an announcement this week.
|1 week 15 hours ago||I don't think this is necessarily a bad omen||
Isn't Sam Webb still confident?
|1 week 16 hours ago||The worst case scenario, I think, is that there...||
...is a God and that he hates us.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Never get involved in a land war in Asia...||
...or a down-to-the wire recruiting battle with a southern school. I'll assume it's Clemson and be pleasantly surprised if it's Michigan.
|1 week 1 day ago||This only thing I can think of:||
Madonna will be Michigan's new recruiting coordinator.
|1 week 1 day ago||I would be surprised if...||
...the Swenson/Hamilton situation did not hurt Michigan at some point. We can argue all day whether it should or shouldn't, but I think people have to concede that it will look bad in the eyes of some people. I can imagine a recruit wondering, fairly or not, whether he can trust Harbaugh.
|1 week 2 days ago||Winning is good!||
|1 week 3 days ago||Nope||
We'll both be at an Eriks meeting all day tomorrow. And you can't make phone calls during an Eriks meeting.