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|16 weeks 4 days ago||I love Mancy's, Tony Packo"s,||
I love Mancy's, Tony Packo"s, Burger Bar 419, Rosie"s to eat. I also enjoy Fricker's much more than a BW3 or similar type sports bar. Plus you might run into Nik Stauskus at a local sports bar because he dates a girl from Toledo.
I love the location - close to Ann Arbor, Detriot, Cedar Point. Trips to Chicago or Toronto are both fairly close. The Mud Hens and Walleye provide two great venues for minor league sports and other events. UT also provides a great venue to watch D1 sports. It isn't Michigan, but is really good for the MAC. I also really enjoy being so close to Lake Erie for fishing and swimming.
I lived in the Chicago area and have almost as much to do within an hour as I had in Chicago. It took as long for me to get to the city as it does to get to Ann Arbor or even Detroit.
I will never forget going to the Northwestern game in 2000. We left to tailgate 2 hours before the game and didn't arrive until the middle of the first quarter because of traffic.
The downside of Toledo is there is a growing ghetto. Unfortunately it is creeping a bit into some decent areas.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||I think he will be solid this||
I think he will be solid this season and could develop into an all league player before he is done. He looks so much more explosive on his dunk video than he did in high school. I am looking forward to seeing a stretch 5 in Beilein's system and am expecting big things. He doesn't need to be McGary and I expect more from him than Horford would have given us.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||I am pretty sure he was from||
I am pretty sure he was from Toledo originally. If this is who I think it is, I knew the family a long time ago. I had heard they had a younger son who was becoming a big time recruit. I am pretty sure his brother played QB at St John's Jesuit in Toledo several years back. If so, the distance would not be quite the same deal as a normal kid from there. I could be off, but I am pretty sure that is correct.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||If they were over||
If they were over scholarships, did he get pushed out the door?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||LeVert still can lose his||
LeVert still can lose his composure and be a little loose with the ball, but it is hard to argue with his production. I would not draft him unless he improves significantly. That being said, it wouldn't surprise me if he blows up next year.
I also can see McGary having a huge year with the players that have left. LeVert is an unselfish first scorer and Walton is going to do an even better job running the team next year. Irvin and Donnal will also stretch the defense and give McGary room to operate. I just hope he gets back to full speed and has an all american type of season. Can't wait for next year and it is truly a great time to be a Michigan basketball fan.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I wondered about Horford as||
I wondered about Horford as well. I hate to see him go, but appreciate the time he played at Michigan.
I argued with people 2 years ago who said Donnal wouldn't make it (not Michigan fans...local people). I am more convinced he is going to be very, very good. It may be right away or it may be a year or two away from big time production, but I still believe he will be very, very good before his career is over. I would not be surprised if he is a 10-12 point a game guy next season. Time will tell, but I am excited for his future.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||non scholarship athletes||
I do like the fact the kids can eat anytime. Some of these athletes go through a stunning amount of food for training and eating late can be almost necessary. I was a college athlete and was always super hungry after 10 due to the calories I burned during training. I think this is a small step the right direction. I don't think kids should be paid, but they really should be able to eat when they want to...especially at places like Michigan.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||not sold on LeVert||
I really like him and he has come a long way, but I just have a hard time seeing him as a top 5 player in the country. He is very effective and has made huge progress, but he still seems like he is close to a turnover a lot of the time. He just doesn't have to composure of a Stauskus or Burke at this point. Those two were both All Americans...I get that, but people think LeVert will do the same. I really hope so, but his game was still a ways from that level this year in my opinion. Adding strength and working more on his ballhandling and shot making will certainly help.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||final 4||
I would take a Final 4 over a Big Ten Championship. That being said, I am not at all disappointed with the year Michigan had. Michigan is established as a national contender and a tough, tough matchup for any Big Ten school. I can't wait to see the next few years.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Didn't they vacate that 2010||
Didn't they vacate that 2010 season? Is it ethical to put the victories on a resume?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I love watching this team.||
I love watching this team. They are unselfish and are really clicking. They do need to improve their closeouts and Levert needs to play much smarter. He is trying to play like our top player, but he really, really struggled. The team seems to close out way short on really good shooters. It seems almost like a lack of effort and/or coaching. You have to close out with high hands every single time.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||He plays very good defense||
He plays very good defense and is one of my favorite players. I hate to see Mitch down, but I love the opportunity it created for Morgan and also Horford. These 2 are playing at a high level.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||praying||
i will be praying for her this afternoon. Thanks for sharing. Please keep us updated.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||There should be a 20 or 25||
There should be a 20 or 25 run rule. The game stops even if it is in the middle of the game. I saw a high school team start bunting in the bottom of the second inning up by 20 runs a few years ago. Players should not have to be intentionally trying to get out, but that was the case.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||my gut says he is done for the regular season||
He may get some carries or snaps, but I don't think he is going to get to play. I really, really hope I am wrong, but I also enjoy watching Devin play too.
Hoke isn't tipping his hand and we will find out soon enough. It does seem odd that this would keep him out for a long time.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||excited to get Countess back next year||
I had forgotten about him being out. If he fully recovers, he will give us a huge boost in the secondary.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||great picture||
That is a really, really cool picture. I am so excited about Robinson and Hardaway keeps improving. It is a great time to be a Michigan fan.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Wow!!!||
I could not be more excited about this team. We play and move so well. Our spacing is great and the talent is so fun to watch. I love how Stauskus and Spike throw passes with both hands with ease. Robinson is an absolute freak athlete and is very fun to watch. Hardaway seems relaxed and able to work within the confines of the team. Burke is just so smooth and looks NBA ready right now.
I can't get over how much I like watching every guy on this team. I used to not like watching Horford, but I think he has improved a ton and enjoy seeing him in the rotation. Stauskus is going to be starting soon (if he didn't tonight...missed the beginning) and it is clear he has to play big minutes. I think Spike would be fine to take over for Trey if he has an NBA type of year. If not, he is a great backup pg.
It is great to be a Michigan Wolverine!!!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||prediction||
Michigan 85-59 is my prediction. I really enjoy watching this team play. Burke's Eurostep was incredible. Very few players eurostep back to their weak hand and he made it look sooo easy.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||wow||
That really is hard to believe a guy could try that hard not to compete. I love that he was called out. If that happened more than one week, the WR coach should be fired. If it happens more than a couple, it is time for Beamer to call it a career. You can't let that type of effort go and not correct it.
I would love to hear the coach address this issue. I wonder if he has been asked about it as well.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Fun win||
The offense and spacing does look really good. I agree that the competition might not have been the greatest, but it was still a solid performance. I did think our transition defense left a lot to be desired. There were a few times we didn't run back hard and when we did, we didn't rotate correctly. That has to be corrected or better teams will take advantage of it.
I thought we might see a little more of the point guard, two wings and two forwards look that we saw with McGary and Morgan. I didn't notice it tonight, but may have missed it. I really like that for a high low look.
We have many potential NBA guys on this team. I used to think Morgan had no shot, but I am not so sure anymore. McGary is a legit prospect due to his height and ability. GR3, Trey, and Hardaway all have a great chance as well. I could see Stauskus on a team and Horford as well if he keeps developing....Horford could be a long shot, but he looks to be continually improving.
I am really looking forward to seeing good competition with this team.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||always expect a comeback||
I rarely ever leave any game early, but if I do I never leave if there is any chance. There are a whole bunch of people who have no idea when a game is actually over. There are so many things that can and do happen, I always keep watching.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Couple of thoughts||
Beilein ran a few 1-2-2 sets in when McGary and Morgan played together. Had a high/low look similar to Kansas (Bill Self) type offense. They didn't get deep enough into set without getting a shot, but they look to have another post option right away. I am hoping they add the single down pick to this concept Kansas runs on the backside for Hardaway/Robinson/Stauskus because it is great action and hard to stop. It is very similar action to what else Beiein likes to do and I have a feeling they will add it.
They also had McGary catch the first pass on the wing. He then passed to the top, set a downscreen and then posted up. Great action to work both bigs together at the same time. I haven't seen much of that before. These type of movements allow McGary and Morgan to play together and utilize both of their skill sets.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Stauskus||
Diebler is the all time leading scorer in Ohio. He was aided by having a father as a coach who played a very, very uptempo game. They played Loyola Marymount style and he was really fun to watch in high school. He lost a state final game against Dayton Dunbar that may be the best high school game I have ever seen. He had 48 points and almost beat a loaded Dunbar team.
I am pumped about this team. Stauskus is going to surprise a lot of people. He is a perfect fit for this system.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||We can compete with the best||
Kentucky's formula doesn't work every year and Coach Cal will be gone before too long. We do need to recruit near top end recruits. The recruiting classes coming in are more than enough to put us in elite status as a program. Beilein will coach them up and we will make good runs in the Big Ten and tournament in future years.
BTW, I am very excited about Glenn Robinson III coming to town. He is going to look great in the maize and blue!!
|3 years 7 weeks ago||the best is yet to come||
We are going to be very, very good for the next several years. Near the top of the BIg Ten and competing for Final Four spots. The next big step is a nice tournament run. At least a sweet 16 next year and a final four in the next couple of years would be great. It is very possible with the talent we have.
I love this coaching staff and what they are putting together. It should be a special time in Michigan basketball. Go Blue!!!
|3 years 7 weeks ago||When you have to hide what you know||
You are watching a game and people make incorrect statements regarding Michigan sports....sometimes you bite your tongue and just go with it so people don't ask how and why you know so, so much about all things Michigan.
OR you find yourself right by a Michigan recruit like I did last week. I sat right behind Taco's bench and he was walking towards me. I was really, really tempted to stand up and do the pose that he made with Shane Morris in that picture that is always posted. I then thought to myself....I am a grown man and this is ridiculous. I am pretty sure he would have laughed, but I couldn't bring myself to do it.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||All Class||
Everything he has done in public has been all class.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||I still can't believe it||
I still can't for the life of me see how he thought this was a good idea. He had to be drinking or something. He is an AD at a somewhat major University :) and you just can't make mistakes like this. This makes him look really, really bad. Dave Brandon on the other hand.....looks like the man.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Good Hire||
He will do well there. I have followed him a while and he is a winner. I expect him to get kids and compete very well in the Big Ten. The league is stacked with good coaches and I expect him to fit right in.