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|1 day 7 hours ago||Clemson||
My parents are very involved with boosters at Clemson and they swear up and down it is clean. The only thing I have seen that seems a bit iffy is some of their friends have players over for really nice Steak type dinners. Their close friends have groups of guys over regularly and cook them great food. Those friends aren't poor, but certainly are loaded where they could be giving $100 or $500 handshakes and not feel it.
I know it used to be dirty down there and I think they even had some issues with a previous coaching staff, but they really think Dabo is doing it the right way.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with the scholarship||
I agree with the scholarship limitations. I don't understand why they can't just put a cap of 23-25 scholarships a year. If kids stay 5 years, you could have a few extra on scholarship. That cap would keep people from oversigning and they would know exactly how many commits they can take. It would also eliminate the incentive to run kids off. If they leave, you don't get to replace them. Taking high risk kids would not be a good thing either and it would be much more beneficial to take high quality people.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Does anybody have the clip of||
Does anybody have the clip of the lob dunk play? I would love to see it posted if so.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Here is my take. I thought||
Here is my take. I thought we were awful at locating shooters and closing out with high hands. Xavier clearly wanted to attack Donnell and the other bigs. The very first play of the game, the big was cleared out and he drove to his strong hand. That is a little scouting detail that was missed by either the coaching staff or Donnell.
Robinson can flat shoot the ball. I like him ahead of Irvin right now...maybe because Irvin is hurt, but he is just more of a threat. Levert was very good, but he can't win games by himself. Dawkins has to be a second slasher and he just wasn't very good today. Walton didn't shoot it very well or have his best game. Spike looks a bit slow still and hopefully he gets up to full speed before too long.
I would rotate the Bigs at the 5. It seems like Donnell could do a bit of stretching the defense, but Beilein hasn't run the type of plays he ran for Max to set up a 3. I would like to see that. I would give Wagner minutes every game and hope he can become something the others can't. Doyle, Donnell and DJ are not great at all. I hope we can get enough to keep us competitive.
I would certainly start Walton and play him a bunch of minutes. Spike may not be fully healthy yet. He needs limited minutes until he is full go. I would then play Dawkins, Levert, Robinson and probably Doyle to start.
Off the bench I would give Irvin, Chatman, and Spike minutes. I would limit MAAR just due to keeping a good rotation, but allowing guys to get into a flow. It just seemed like guys were in and out way to fast to get rolling tonight.
Finally, this team needs to rebound the ball much, much better than they did. It was brutal. Xavier absolutely beat them up on the boards. The one play that stands out to me is Irvin getting outhustled to a defensive rebound. No excuse for it from an upperclassmen.
O well...beat Penn State and Go Blue!!!
|16 weeks 1 day ago||When they decided to tackle||
When they decided to tackle social issues, many people jumped ship. They really need to stick to sports. People watch to get away from real life and not be reminded of it or have an agenda pushed at them. Run inspirational stories, but stay away from subjects that isolates a large portion of the country. (even if they are wrong, why would a business think it is smart to make 10%, 20%, or even 50^ of their customers upset?) I am not getting into right/wrong here, but there are way too many people that do not agree with many of their social agendas. The problem is many of those people vote with their wallets and have jumped ship.
If they get back to the basics and cover sports/inspirational stories that aren't controversial....they will gain viewers back.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I am not sure this is the||
I am not sure this is the school with the rape allegations. I know of another big football town in Ohio with those allegations, but have never heard it about Massillon. I am not saying you are wrong, but are you sure you have the correct town? That is kind of a big one to get wrong.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 30 weeks 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.
|1 year 36 weeks 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 43 weeks ago||If they were over||
If they were over scholarships, did he get pushed out the door?
|1 year 43 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 43 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 43 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 44 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 44 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 46 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?
|2 years 2 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.
|2 years 2 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.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||praying||
i will be praying for her this afternoon. Thanks for sharing. Please keep us updated.
|2 years 42 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.
|3 years 12 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.
|3 years 12 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.
|3 years 12 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.
|3 years 12 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!!!
|3 years 12 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.
|3 years 12 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 15 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.