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|8 hours 25 min ago||Yeah||
Not sure where Brian is getting people were caling for Moeller's firing. There was maybe some frustration with the back to back 8-4 years, but I don't recall his seat being warm, let alone hot.
|8 hours 54 min ago||Yeah||
If you're redshirting players, you are hoping to reap the rewards from that player when they are in their 4th and 5th years. If you're redshirting a player and then not inviting them back for a 5th year, you are either doing a poor job of evaluating recruits and/or a poor job of developing them.
Just by sheer numbers you'll have some of this in football, but with the small roster size of a bball team I wouldn't think you would want this to happen very often.
|9 hours 6 min ago||Who has Harbaugh||
let go that were contributors on the football team in terms of playing time? Max was a contributor, got the firm handshake and went to IU and became 6th man of the year. To add insult to injury, UM had issues at the 4/5 slot last year.
Donnal: to me this decision is probably determined by what Wagner does. If Wagner comes back, I think Donnal leaving won't be a big deal. You would hope that UM can get Teske/Davis to at least slide into Donnal's spot off the bench. If Wagner leaves, all of a sudden you have a gaping hole in the middle that is going to be filled by...? Not that Donnal would be the answer to our prayers but at least you would have someone with experience to either start or come off the bench.
|9 hours 18 min ago||Really?||
You don't think NBA teams and scouts have access to the film of a teams games in Germany or other countries in Europe?
A lot of people are acting like this is the mid-1950s where technology was almost non-existent.
|9 hours 20 min ago||Come on now||
If a team is interested in possibly drafting a player from Europe, they are going to spend a lot of time scouting the player.
|9 hours 23 min ago||As someone mentioned in another thread||
In college you're limited in the amount of hours that you can spend getting instruction from the coaches. If he plays pro ball in Germany he could spend as many hours as he wants getting instruction from his coaches.
|11 hours 58 sec ago||Isn't MAAR||
back next year?
|11 hours 8 min ago||Actually||
Harbaugh has all 4th yr players do Senior day. Doesn't matter whether they are 4th yr seniors (last year of eligibility) or 4th yr juniors (still have one more year of eligibility).
|11 hours 10 min ago||Less exposure||
Not really. NBA teams have scouts whose sole job is to handle Europe and other overseas teams. In the last 2 NBA drafts, 25% of the players drafted have been playing something other than college ball in the US.
|23 hours 32 min ago||Lew Alcindor||
won 3 championship games.
|1 day 5 hours ago||What are all the metrics?||
The metric the committee puts the most stock in, RPI, has MSU ranked higher than UM.
|1 day 5 hours ago||The Duh section||
I might be reading too much into the comment, but I think what he means is some teams, even though their shots might not be falling, can beat you with really good to great defense and/or bypbounding the offensive glass (to either get put backs or additional possessions).
|1 day 11 hours ago||Some of those schools||
Duke, UK, Kansas, Gonzaga are 'basketball' schools. I know OSU has been having attendance issues with their basketball team too.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Minnesota||
While I believe no loss is a 'good' loss. It's not like losing at Minnesota is a bad loss. Minnesota is 39th in Kenpom and 22nd in RPI.
|2 days 11 hours ago||MSU||
Depending on which metric you prefer, Kenpom or RPI, State has a really good to pretty good non-conference win. They beat Wichita St which is ranked 13th in Kenpom but 45th in rpi.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Not to take anything away from the streak at the barn||
Because it's not that easy to win on the road but since the start of the 21st century the gophers have only had a winning record in conference play two times: 01/02 and 04/05. They've only finished .500 in conference play two times as well.
|5 days 4 hours ago||With regard to not letting a bad hire linger too long||
See UNC and Matt Dougherty. 26-7 and Co-champs of the ACC in the regular season his first. 2 bad years after that and gonzo.
|5 days 4 hours ago||GRIII||
Not a dunk, but probably one of my favorite memories of him was the shot to win it at Purdue (pretty sure it was Purdue). his athleticism was on full display with that shot.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Actually||
wouldn't it be Chapman? Wasn't he the one who was getting all sorts of practice hype a few years and when the next season rolled around, we were all wondering why there was so much hype the prior year?
|5 days 8 hours ago||The bubble is soft every year||
If you're in a Power 5 conference, you have to be pretty bad to not make the NCAA tourney. With the Big 12, Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC around half the teams from each of those conferences usually make the tourney.
|5 days 8 hours ago||The other 7 seeds||
in Lunardi's bracket are NU and Minny (no way the NCAA has two teams from the same conference play in the first round) and Xavier. You'd probably flip MSU (he has them playing Xavier) and UM.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Top 4 or 5 seed in BT tourney||
They will probably have to beat one, if not both, of Minny and NU since tiebreakers could very well come into play as to who the 4 and 5 seeds are.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Last years schedule||
was a little more top heavy. Last year they went 3-7 against rpi 1-25, 1-4 against rpi 26-50 and 0-1 against rip 51-100.
This year they've gone1-3 against rpi 1-25. 1-3 against rip 26-50, and 7-2 against rpi 51-100.
They way this team is playing though is better than what they were playing last year, and I agree, barring a horrific collapse they should be in the tourney.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Just my opinion||
but the shortened shot clock in college really hinders offenses. In the NBA, you have a few guys on each team who can take their man one on one and either create their own shot or a shot for someone else. A lot of college teams are lucky if they have one guy on the floor who can do that. By the time college teams get the ball across half court they only have about 10-15 seconds to run their offense and then they have to set up a pick and roll or try to let someone go one on one.
|6 days 7 hours ago||yeah||
Senior day for UM football - all 4th year players are announced now whether they are in their final year of eligibility or not, correct?
|1 week 5 hours ago||Agree||
I mentioned in a post below a similiar thing with IU. IU is in danger of falling out of the Top 100. If both Marquette and IU fall out that's three Top 100 wins gone plus a rare road win and a neutral site win losing their luster.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Indiana||
is an interesting case for rooting interests. They are barely in the rpi Top 100 (88th right now). That's two Top 100 wins UM is in danger of losing as well as what is right now, their lone road win possibly being devalued.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Baseball||
While baseball doesn't have any 'fouls' I would say an intentional walk is almost like purposely fouling someone.
|1 week 2 days ago||The 1998 offense was piss poor||
for a large chunk of the season. The 28 points scored against Syracuse is kind of fools gold thanks to a couple of garbage time TD's to make the final score look better than the game actually was.
The offense didn't start to click until the PSU game late in the year. Here are the Big Ten games prior to PSU:
UM 29 MSU 17
UM 12 Iowa 9
UM 12 NU 6
UM 21 IU 10
UM 15 Minnesota 10
|1 week 2 days ago||OSU and IU||
are both in serious trouble, as in it's quickly reaching the point where they only way either gets in is by winning the conference tourney.