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|6 hours 13 min ago||Pretty much all my||
Pretty much all my expectations going into the Beilein era have been exceeded. So at this point, make the tourney every year. Sweet sixteen another time.
|9 hours 13 min ago||Quick! Someone shoot it!||
Quick! Someone shoot it! That's the only way to appreciate the beauty nature and wildlife!
|9 hours 14 min ago||Now this, i.e the lack of||
Now this, i.e the lack of development, and relatively quick transfer of a guy with a lot of potential, is something that one can criticize Beilein for. But no, this still has nothing to do with Spike.
|9 hours 51 min ago||Ummm...no team contending for||
Ummm...no team contending for a national title should ever schedule a big time opponent ever. Seriously. We see it each and every year. A better looking team who played a tougher schedule gets left out of the BCS or the playoff in favor of a team that isn't as good and played a weaker schedule just because the team with tougher schedule dropped an extra game. Until I see it happen, it will always only be about wins and losses and not the schedule or how a team looked against that schedule. MSU over Stanford was the latest data point in this. And think, if Iowa would have held on against MSU, they would have been in the playoff. Again, I want UM to schedule all MAC in the non conference and minimize he opportunities they lose. UM has program cache that an undefeated UM team will never be left out of the playoff, even if that means beating only one good team a year.
|13 hours 35 min ago||Getting a wing to bolster||
Getting a wing to bolster next year's squad and beyond >>>>>>> 3rd (or 4th considering Rahk can run some point) PG for one year. Especially after Dawkins followed his dad and Chatman behind on his development.
|13 hours 38 min ago||I'm pretty sure it was||
I'm pretty sure it was Spike's decision not to play and give it a full years rest. Plus would you want bench minutes at 60%? Is that even better than Dakish?
|14 hours 42 min ago||Logic has no place in this||
Logic has no place in this thread. The last two years have seen UM underperform expectations so now everything that happens surround UM basketball is a referendum on how bad Beilein is. Or are you just new to sports?
|14 hours 44 min ago||Probably because he wants to||
Probably because he wants to play basketball at the highest level he can. College alligence means more to fans than players. Like what if you went to UM for undergrad and OSU's grad school was the best one you got into for your field? Would you not go there because it's OSU?
|14 hours 46 min ago||What role would Spike play at||
What role would Spike play at UM this year had he stayed? And this also assumes he can still play at a high level which is not a guarantee.
|14 hours 47 min ago||And how would a third PG help||
And how would a third PG help UM next season. Your logic makes no sense. Spike was not supposed to have any eligibility left after this season. How is it poor roster management that a player had an unexpected surgery that took him out an entire year?
|5 days 3 hours ago||Kindred Spirits?||
|5 days 8 hours ago||I am Jack's compete lack of surprise||
I am Jack's compete lack of surprise
|6 days 8 hours ago||I just don't know how to feel||
I just don't know how to feel about Durkin at this point. I'm interested to see his career arc from here.
|1 week 6 hours ago||American Pie - Don McLean.||
American Pie - Don McLean. Still one of my all time favorite albums. Second was Limp Bizkit's Three Dollar Bill, Y'all. Still non idea how I convinced my parents to let me buy that. Probably because I held my thumb over the tiny parental advisory warning. I had varied tastes in my younger years.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Agree. I think any||
Agree. I think any comparisons to UM are created by the beat writers that titled their columns along he lines of 'MSU's spring game out draws UM's, Dantonio: "People come to watch winners"
|1 week 1 day ago||You don't think the DOJ||
You don't think the DOJ should take a look at the anti-trust issue of a multi billion dollar organization limiting the economic of other people? What else is the DOJ for?
|1 week 2 days ago||Perhaps. Although some||
Perhaps. Although some people found Hoke's good nature a point of criticism itself. Either way, I just want a coach to act in whatever way it helps the team win most (within reason of course). Personally, I think Harbaugh's antics are genuine; I think that's just a part of his crazy intense, ultra-competitive, boarderline manic work ethic. And since it's all part of the whole package that makes him a great coach, then I like it.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hoke deserved his 4th year.||
Hoke deserved his 4th year. RR deserved a 4th year as well. A lot of that stuff was out of the coaches' control.
|1 week 2 days ago||Eh, people found Hoke's||
Eh, people found Hoke's mannerisms annoying when he started losing more. Even the stuff people liked about him his first season, like the headset, became points of criticism. Personally, that's why I laugh at rival fan bases talking about how Harbaugh's behavior set expectations too high and he has deliver big, etc, etc...This is UM; he has to win big and expectations are always high anyway. His behavior has no bearing on anything in the end. He will still be judged by on field performance.
|1 week 4 days ago||Ok, it may have been an||
Ok, it may have been an easier recruitment than some, but he's also a Croatian citizen and carries a Croatian passport. It may have been to avoid some extra European work paperwork, but Croatia was pushing hard to get him on their national team I believe.
|1 week 4 days ago||Well if there's one thing||
Well if there's one thing Klinsmann can do quite well it's recruit. Maybe not so much on the personnel decisions and coaching aspects. Hooray it's Brady Hoke!
|1 week 5 days ago||MGoBlog. Tried it a few||
MGoBlog. Tried it a few times but could never get much into it. Too much thinking, not enough yelling.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Tis a looooong way until NSD||
Tis a looooong way until NSD
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Yeah, probably||
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Yeah, I have no idea how it||
Yeah, I have no idea how it shakes out, but I'm assuming ale I'll get their 6th years because of course the will. As for Hoover, his 1st season ending injury was pretty well publicized and known, unlike the three this time around. His was much clearer cut of a 'yeah, he deserves that extra year.'
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Didn't someone do analysis||
Didn't someone do analysis about this kind of thing and conclude that trading away so many picks for a high draft pick is just stupid and almost never works out? Conversely, teams that stock pile extra draft picks through trades seem to get better results?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Holy shit that's bad. Like||
Holy shit that's bad. Like really bad for the police department especially.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Aka, the NCAA couldn't||
Aka, the NCAA couldn't negotiate a profitable enough contract with Apple or Microsoft, so they postponed?
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||No we're not in his exact||
No we're not in his exact shoes, but many of us are in similar shoes. Since you brought me up, let's use me as an example. A good work/life balance is important to me. I have specifically chosen my job, even though it pays me less than other options, specifically because I have regular hours that allow me to go home on time and not work at home. Additionally, I have passed on opportunites that would put me 'ahead' of my collegues when it comes to building resumes. That's alright for me right now; I've made that decision. I don't want the extra work that will take me away from that work/life balance right now. But just because I don't want the extra work of being a residency director, shouldn't mean I get to ban all residencies so someone else doesn't have the opportunity to be the residency director.
And I guess we'll just have to disagree about the the salary. The fact that he makes so much does inheriently change the way this situation is viewed. Labour laws were put in place to protect the disadvantaged; those that are easy to take advantage of who make little for the efforts. This isn't an argument that Freeze makes too much or that he isn't human. But it is an argument that Freeze is in an inherently different situation that doesn't deserve the same protection as the guy making $10/hr on three jobs. If that's your arguement than all coaches shouldn't be allowed to work over 40 hours per week in the first place. Again, like me, I make good money, but by no means otherworldly money. Certainly more than many people make. Frankly, while I don't like to bring work home with me, when I do have to, I don't have the right to complain much. I've been so blessed that it's disrespectful to those people slogging through making ends meat working multiple low income jobs.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||It would be very feasible for||
It would be very feasible for a coach to sue. NCAA has lost similar cases when they tell coaches they can't make money.