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|22 hours 8 min ago||Bielfeldt I disagree with||
I think the expectation with letting Bielfeldt go was more because they thought Doyle was going to develop. Instead, Doyle massively regressed in the 15/16 season and then left.
|22 hours 13 min ago||What?||
How was Swannigan a bust last year? He averaged 10 pts and 8 rebounds last year, was one of 63 players to be invited to the NBA draft combine, was 1st team on the freshmen all big ten team and honorable mention all big ten on the media's team.
Wilson and Wagner were both 4 star recruits. Since when are 4 star recruits unheralded?
Michigan returned their entire starting 5 from the 15/16 season, If it's unreasonable to expect a Michigan team to compete for the Big Ten title when they have their entire starting 5 returning, when, if ever, should there be expectations for the men's bball team to compete for a Big Ten title?
|2 days 13 hours ago||Agree on the line||
but doing some looking almost all of the conference games Purdue has played on the road have been close games (at least by the look of the final score):
@ OSU, 76-75 W
@ Iowa, 78-83 L
@ MSU 84-73 W
@ Nebraska 80-83 L
@ Maryland 73-72 W
@ IU 69-64 W
@ PSU 74-70, W
|2 days 18 hours ago||Mizzou||
While not a big time job, Pinkel actually had them at a pretty good place. From 2007 -2014 they won double digit games 5 times, and played in 4 conference title games, 2 in the Big 12 and 2 in the SEC.
|2 days 19 hours ago||I think Uncle Leo's point||
is still valid. Based upon who Cal has hired over the last 20-25 (if not even longer) there has been very little appeal to this job for a long, long time. Sure it's appeal might go down, but the appeal isn't/hasn't been very high anyway.
|2 days 19 hours ago||SEC||
I'd say Auburn might be a better example. Auburn's has a recent NC, but they are similiar to MSU in that Auburn is the little brother in the state of Alabama to the Crimson Tide.
|2 days 22 hours ago||What you're describing||
Isn't that called the NFL, professional football?
|2 days 22 hours ago||Non-athlete college students working||
I'm guessing that most of the money these students make goes to pay for their tuition, books, room, board, food, etc. A lot of items which are covered for the players by their scholarship.
|2 days 23 hours ago||You nailed it||
Paying college players isn't going to stop boosters from throwing tons of money at players and their families to get them to come to their school.
|4 days 1 hour ago||kenpom||
moved UM up two slots. So is Kenpom also garbage?
|4 days 22 hours 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.
|4 days 23 hours 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.
|4 days 23 hours 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.
|4 days 23 hours 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.
|4 days 23 hours 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.
|4 days 23 hours 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.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Isn't MAAR||
back next year?
|5 days 1 hour 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).
|5 days 1 hour 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.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Lew Alcindor||
won 3 championship games.
|5 days 19 hours ago||What are all the metrics?||
The metric the committee puts the most stock in, RPI, has MSU ranked higher than UM.
|5 days 19 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).
|6 days 2 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.
|1 week 1 hour 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.
|1 week 2 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.
|1 week 22 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days 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?
|1 week 2 days 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.