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|15 hours 10 min ago||The idea of Beilein not being in contact enough worries me||
As great as the past three years have been, Michigan is still not a blue blood in the way UNC, Duke, Kentucky, etc. are. I hope he's doing everything he needs to do, because (at the risk of stating the obvious) guys aren't going to just show up on Michigan's doorstep. And as you say, the 2016 class is vital if Michigan wants to be more than just respectable.
|15 hours 46 min ago||True enough||
My understanding is that he almost committed to Michigan on a visit in the not-too-distant past, though.
|16 hours 47 min ago||What are your thoughts on (apparently) backing off of...||
...Thornton? I don't understand that, though I'll happily admit that John Beilein's socks know more about basketball than I do.
|17 hours 2 min ago||They recruit pretty well||
Oden, Conley, Buford, Sullinger, Bates-Diop, Russell, Turner, Koufus, Mullens, Thomas, etc. Just the guys I named were all four and five star players.
|17 hours 9 min ago||I think the answer is pretty boring||
Matta is a persuasive recruiter and underrated coach, and he also has Indiana ties. They have a large and (often) passionate fanbase. They're the in-state school for top kids pretty regularly. They've sent several guys to the NBA recently. I don't think there's anything noteworthy as to why they get good players.
|17 hours 11 min ago||Thornton||
He says in the UMHoops link that Michigan hasn't been contacting him much lately. As much as I trust the staff, I don't understand that at all.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Are people missing the fact that Brian tweeted this?||
Anyway, we have work to do. This thing is going to need 20-30 lbs of bamboo per day.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Neal||
Sam Webb said this morning that he was told - and believes - that the story was a "complete and utter fabrication." He also said Neal's coach said, more-or-less, "You have to understand my situation, but Mattison is a guy I respect."
|1 day 18 hours ago||Chatman and GRIII||
To add to what you said, GRIII came in with skills - leaping ability and shooting - that seem to me to translate to the college game immediately. Chatman is more of a passer and less of an athlete, and my guess is that it's harder for a guy like that to plug right in. He'll have to have an understanding of the college game and be comfortable before he can flourish.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Gotcha||
And you're very much right that he needs to pay off, IMO. As someone (Brian?) pointed out, it looks like he and Wilson are going to be the equivalent of the 2015 class, and Michigan hardly seems to have an abundance of impact guys (whether now or in the future) on the roster.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Robinson||
He may be able to shoot like Stauskas, but I have to believe he's not the same caliber athlete - probably not even close. Irvin would have to be Hardaway-plus for Irvin/Robinson to equal Hardaway/Stauskas.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Dear basketball gods:||
Please stop destroying this season. Alternately, please take all of your Michigan-related angst out on this season and then leave Michigan alone for the next many years.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Good enough||
I don't want to see the team caught off guard again by a dance competition that's used to break a tie.
|2 days 15 hours ago||re: his hips||
How does he project as a dancer of the samba?
|2 days 15 hours ago||Sam Webb has been hitting on this same issue||
Mora has to get over the hump of convincing Clark that UCLA will use a tight end - which isn't to say UCLA won't land Clark.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Attrition is already a problem||
This season is evidence that Michigan is already hurting from sending guys to the league faster than they can add NBA-quality players.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I agree with all of that||
Donnal is a 5. Doyle is a 5. Teske is coming in 2016.
I'd hate to miss out on a Thornton, Brown, Battle, or Langford because Michigan added a center of middling pedigree.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I'll take as many Chris Williamsons as Michigan can get||
I'd love to see special teams units loaded with guys like this. OSU seemingly has an army of such guys to run down the field on kicks/punts.
|6 days 20 hours ago||FWIW||
My takeaway from Rogers' time at CB is that it wasn't a disaster, which is what we'd feared when we learned he'd have to start at the position. I suggest filing him under "surprisingly serviceable."
|6 days 20 hours ago||I believe he was a DE and a QB||
|6 days 20 hours ago||yep||
|1 week 8 hours ago||Be careful, brother||
The commies can change your brainwaves through the internet. You should lay low for a bit.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Thanks||
I wish "M is falling behind Kentucky and Duke for [Player X]" wasn't such a frequently accurate statement.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Ace||
Is there any movement at all on the basketball front? I saw that Jaylen Brown is going to reschedule his visit, but I haven't seen anything else for a long time (other than that Josh Langford likes Michigan).
|1 week 21 hours ago||I wouldn't say outraged||
My right knee is sore, though. Does that count?
|1 week 1 day ago||"now the entire program is banking on the 2016 class"||
That's the situation in a nutshell (thought I suppose there is a slim chance Michigan lands Jaylen Brown). If I were still capable of feeling angst about a Michigan team (which I'm not b/c this football season drained that capability from me), I would be pretty angsty about the 2016 class. The recent suggestion that Derryck Thornton has lost interest in Michigan is bad news.
|1 week 1 day ago||I take a certain comfort in the fact that I knew...||
...who had posted this even before I clicked on the link.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's right||
Michigan had five guys drafted in '13-'14. Kentucky had four drafted in that time.
|1 week 1 day ago||Andy Dalton made the Pro Bowl?!||
That is cause for concern.
|1 week 1 day ago||Steve Clarke made an interesting point when talking to...||
...Sam Webb this morning: His understanding is that the Colts noticed the underinflation of the balls at halftime but didn't raise the issue until after the game. If that's true, did the Colts really think this was a big deal?
If I'm a baseball manager and I notice that an opposing pitcher is putting a foreign substance on the ball, I'm running out to the field and not leaving until the situation is sorted out.