landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|13 hours 43 min ago||Well||
Levert didn't really play the last two years. So the 2014/15 team was the same as the 2015/16 team except for the loss of Max, flip Walton for Spike and add Robinson and the freshmen.
|1 day 8 hours ago||yeah||
OSU's website lists 21 players as a senior. They lose a couple to natural attrition, a couple players go pro early, maybe some 4th yr juniors aren't invited back and OSU can easily have a class of 25+ recuits.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Ray=Thomas||
Heading into the 2016 season, I'm not sure I'd say they are equal. Ray was 2nd Team All-Big in 1996 in the coaches vote. With Thomas, I think most of us are hoping he has found the light and are expecting good things from him, however, Ray was a proven commodity heading into the 1997 season.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I think you're||
waaaay overestimating its impact. The teams with the best power play are scoring on about 1 out of 4 power plays. Each year teams range from having a success rate from 15-25% on power play opportunities.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Power Play||
The idea that I've seen tossed around that I like is if it's a 2 minute power play, makee it a 2 minute power play. If the team scores a goal 30 seconds into the power play, they have 90 more seconds to play a man up.
|2 days 16 hours ago||The better analogy||
would be Maryland with Gary Williams. The Terps went to back to back Final Fours, winning it all the second time, and then never came close to replicating that. They made the Sweet 16 the year after winning it all, and then never made it past the first weekend. In the 9 years Williams coached Maryland after they won it all they had double digit losses in 6 of those years, and the two years they didn't have double digit losses they lost 9 games.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I'd throw the '91 UNLV team in the discussion||
Defending champs (returned just about all the key players from the year before), undefeated heading into the Final Four - trying to be the first team since IU in '76 to go undefeated, crushed just about everyone during the regular season, and then lost to a team they beat by 30 in the championship game the year before.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Gonna disagree some||
Yeah, Illinois has fallen hard from the time they made the title game but the circumstances are a bit different. Bill Self put that Illinois team together and then left for Kansas. Bruce Webber rode Self's coattails for a few years but Webber couldn't keep it going.
|3 days 8 hours ago||The bummer is||
the UM/VaTech game will be lucky to be on the espn2. It might get relagated to espnu or whatever there smaller channels are.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Without knowing||
what each defensive player's assignment is it's hard to be too critical but.... It's kind of the old adage - do your job. If that DB's job is the QB, he should be sticking with the QB whether the QB pump fakes or not.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Kansas||
only has 3 national titles in their history.
|3 days 15 hours ago||ACC||
I don't know if it's due to 15 teams and a completely unbalanced schedule but there were only 5 teams in the ACC that didn't finish .500 or better in conference play (BC, Wake, GT, NC State and FSU).
|4 days 11 hours ago||It's kind of one of those catch-22s||
Hopefully by the time November rolls around the QB will have settled into the system and be solid. Early in the year I'm expecting some hiccups from the QB play.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Different strokes||
for different folks. The freshmen who red shirt this year will be 5th yr seniors in 2020. If Harbaugh is still the coach in 2020 the roster is going to be so stacked with talent it's going to be rediculous. What year a player is will probably be the last thing on our minds.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Probably but||
I'd assume there's one or two but the reality is if you're playing college tennis the odds that you'll have a successful pro career are pretty slim. By successful I'm talking about being ranked in the Top 40-50 in the rankings. Most of the premier players as a youth turn pro while they are in high school.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not to mention||
If Harbaugh keeps pulling in classes like Bama and OSU, most of those recuits aren't looking to be in college for 5 yrs. We'll start seeing UM join the ranks of teams who are consistently having players go pro before their eligibility is up.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agree||
especially the part about the one sided games. I'm assuming there are going to be a decent number of games which are over early in the 3rd quarter and the second and third stringers (and possibly most of the players that don't start) are going to get playing time.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's a very gray area||
Almost all of these players started playing when they were really young. While I agree the universities and conferences might have some responsibility, to place it all on them assumes high schools, jr highs and pop warner leagues are not at fault. Part of the problem is the repeated pounding the brain takes and the brain didn't start taking that pounding when the players went to college. It more than likely started when the players started playing football.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not sure||
but back then there was some rule about a trip to Hawaii not counting against the 11 game regular season schedule so they got to play an extra game.
|1 week 4 days ago||Agree on MSU but||
somehow Sparty is 2-2 against Meyer while he's been at OSU.
|1 week 4 days ago||Alabama and OSU||
Since when has Alabama losing key starters been an issue? In the last 8 years Bama has finished in the poll: 6, 1, 10, 1, 1, 7, 4, 1.
OSU has finished 3, 12, 1, 4 in Meyer's tenure. There's only 3 games I could see OSU losing - at Oklahoma, at MSU and Michigan. The Penn St and Wisky trips will be tough but while OSU is inexperience it's loaded with potential talent.
|1 week 4 days ago||it's totally fake||
The kid that gets hit is starting to get up from his chair before the punch lands.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||40 yr wasteland||
This is where opinions differ. I was born in 1970 and since then the only programs that have more appearances in the title game are UCLA, Kentucky, Duke and UNC (Kansas is tied with UM at 5).
I wouldn't call UM a blue blood or put them at the same tier as those programs because they go through roller coaster periods of being really good and then taper off to being average but I wouldn't call it a 40 yr wasteland between Orr and Beilein.
The mid 70's saw 2 big ten titles, 3 Elite 8s and an NCAA runner up with UM being the #1 ranked team in the country when the '77 NCAA tourney began.
The mid 80's lacked the ncaa tournament success but the Grant, Joubert, Tarpley and Relford teams set the stage for the late 80s. Heading into the 85 NCAA tourney UM was Big Ten champs and ranked #2 in the country. Head into the '86 tourney they were Big Ten champs and ranked #5 in the country. Heading into the '88 tourney they were runn ups in the Big Ten and ranked 10th in the country.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Ignores our history??||
Curious as to what you mean when you say "But expecting us to be better because we're Michigan and/or have money ignores our history..."?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Burke and Blake||
One difference between the two players is Blake is a much better 3 pt shooter. For his career Blake has shot 38% from the 3 pt line, and that percentage has gone down his last couple of years. He had a number of years where he shot 40%+ from the 3 pt line. You can carve a niche in the NBA by being a solid 3 pt shooter.
Burke on the other hand has shot 33%, .318% and .344% from the 3 pt line in his first 3 seasons.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
Pretty sure for most the games against the Spurs I've seen him in street clothes in the first row of people behind the players bench.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||UNLV||
I don't know if I'd say they are similiar to UCF based upon potential. I'd put UCF well ahead of UNLV in regards to the potential of one being a good football program because UCF is in one of the most fertile states for high school football, not to mention they are surrounded by the other southern states.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Southern Big 12 schools||
This is just done off of Google maps but:
Dallas to Orland is 1084 miles
Dallas to Cincy is 934 miles.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know||
In the last 4 years the Big Ten has put 7, 7, 6 and 7 teams in the NCAA tourney. I'm guessing if you go back a few more years, one will continue to find that about 50% of the Big Ten teams make the toureny. When you have doormats like NU, PSU and now Rutgers, making the NCAA tourney is great but it should be a regular occurrence.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Question||
Do you watch espn other than sporting events and maybe 30 for 30? Most people I know only tune into espn to watch a game.