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|1 week 3 days ago||IT'S BEEN SO LONG I MISSED||
IT'S BEEN SO LONG I MISSED YOU GUYS SO MUCH
|1 week 6 days ago||AND THAT DOG, TOO.... (insert||
AND THAT DOG, TOO.... (insert WD's face over Scooby's)
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Yeah... How the fuck was that||
Yeah... How the fuck was that not a travel on Trice???
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Hehehehe State paying for||
Hehehehe State paying for advertisements
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't understand the hype||
I don't understand the hype surrounding Nirvana, the Foo Fighters, and other bands of the type... I actually really can't stand them
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Highly||
Highly agree, but I don't know what the hell he's been trying to do on his last few releases (Letur-Lefr wasn't that bad, imo)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think there are three||
I think there are three possible outcomes for next season:
Caris stays, we get Jaylen Brown: This outcome sounds kinda like a pipe dream (but Harbaugh for the longest time was a pipe dream, so who knows). Anyways, with this team, we have no significant scoring leaving, and everyone else comes back healthy. I like the strides this team is making even without Levert and Walton, so I mean just imagine where we would be this season if Levert and Walton were healthy (aka... wins last night, @MSU, @Indiana, and vs Wisconsin). And I haven't even mentioned Brown who would surely demand minutes at the four (thus giving Dawkins good competition for the spot) and provide a huge spark on offense. In this case, I see us as high as a 2 seed and poised to make a late run in the Tourney
Caris leaves or we get Jaylen Brown: Similar situation... In this case, we rely more on Dawk and Chatman to fill minutes which certainly isn't a bad thing unless they (mainly Chatman) are just really unproductive over the offseason. Offense doesn't remain too much of a problem because Caris/Brown will bear a load, and did I mention that Irvin and Walton will be back? This situation isn't ideal as the first, but it certainly isn't a bad one to have. I have us maxing out at around a 4-5 seed in this situation and still looking poised to make noise in the tourney.
Caris leaves; no Jaylen Brown: This seems like the most realistic at the moment with Caris's draft stock as high as it is. This, like the others, is still not a bad situation to be in. The bigs will have to step up and continue to progress, and Chatman must progress into a role player over the offseason. If Caris does leave, I think it will be interesting to see if JB continues to go with a two point guard set to get his best players on the floor. Here I see us finishing as a 6-7 seed.
Whichever situation it is, I know that JB will adapt to it and have these guys hungry and ready to put this season behind them. Nonconference may be difficult again because it always seems to for different JB teams, but I think no matter what, this team should be back and competing for a B1G title again next season
Edit: I didn't even mention Duncan Robinson... Regardless, this team has enormous potential
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not to mention that there is||
Not to mention that there is now a nationwide initiative to send kids to college for free with what Tennessee is doing. For those unaware, the state of Tennessee is offering students the opportunity to pursue an associates degree at a state community college for free upon completion of high school. Again, I am personally intrigued to see where this will take the US economy and if it will have any lasting impacts
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I think a lot of this brings||
I think a lot of this brings up the overall disparities among the qualities of some state flagship schools. I'm currently going through the college process and constantly find myself wondering why UM is so far ahead of the University of Tennessee (I bring up UT because I'm from the Knoxville area). There is absolutely no question that UM is a much better institution than many of the state schools surrounding Michigan (i.e. other B1G schools), but why are they so far ahead? And maybe you guys can help me answer this... The state of Tennessee lacks strong public colleges, and it is this reason that I branched out my college search. However, financial aid is my number one issue and may prevent me from going to school outside of the state of Tennessee which leads me to my second point.
It's going to be very interesting to see where we end up as a nation in twenty years with the amount of people relying on student loans. UM is no cheap place to go. Even if half of these OOS students have wealthy families that can manage and pay OOS tuition (and that's REALLY generous), you still have 15,000 students that accrue over $50,000 of debt a year. And this is just for UM. OOS numbers are rising many places like UVA and other strong state flagship schools. Like one poster said previously, tuition is going to keep rising until people just stop paying for it, and that isn't going to happen anytime soon with the amount of students receiving large loans increasing the way it is.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Might be the same for UCLA||
Might be the same for UCLA and UVA, but UNC is VERY strict when it comes to out of state students like most of the other NC state schools. OOS acceptance rates at UNC are ridiculously low, and I didn't even bother applying there because I knew my stats probably wouldn't cut it. Now I'm pretty sure that they are a common app school, so I wouldn't be surprised if the amount of OOS applicants increased, but at the same time, I'm pretty sure OOS acceptance has either stayed the same or even decreased.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||No worries... I had a feeling||
No worries... I had a feeling that was the approach, but I appreciate the wishes. In fact, this was a record early action applicant pool at UM. It was hard reading the deferral and having to take that, but yeah, I have a feeling it will be alright wherever I end up.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm sorry. I was simply||
I'm sorry. I was simply providing a little context for OP. He asked simple (yet somewhat confusing) question about parenting and how it correlates to children getting into and/or attending UM. I'm really sorry that I wasn't on the same page as you or OP.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||No, and your're exactly||
No, and your're exactly right... I was deferred early action, and I still haven't heard on a final decision either. However, I wasn't planning on attending UM anyways because it's a eight hour trip from where I live nor will I be attending State.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||We may be on a different page||
We may be on a different page right now, but I can give you my story because I'm right in the middle of my senior year in high school and will be making a college decision soon. For context, I have a 4.0 unweighted GPA, a 31 ACT score, taken numerous AP classes, and been accepted to seven universities and six honors programs.
My parents always encouraged me to achieve at a high level academically, but I wouldn't say that they've pushed me over the edge. I would consider myself a highly motivated student at this point primarily because they molded me at a young age and taught me that being a motivated student pays enormous dividends in the long run. However, never have I felt any sort of added pressure from them during my high school years about getting high marks. To compare, I'll hear stories about how some of the parents of my fellow classmates chastise them for not studying the night before a test, not completing their homework, or receiving a bad grade on a test. Differently, my parents have always been more consoling about that kind of stuff (more along the lines of the bad test grades) because they know that I worked hard and that I feel just as bad about it. Motivation has never been a problem with me during school.
I did play JV soccer in my ninth and tenth grade years but never had aspirations of playing in college. It was my plan to play all throughout high school, but it was kind of hell-ish playing for someone who's face gets redder than Brian Kelly's and teammates that have no respect and were huge jerks.
However, I do play the violin in the school orchestra, have accrued more than 100 volunteer hours, and am in the top 3% of my class in which about a quarter of the students have over a 4.0 weighted GPA. So I guess the moral of my story is that my parents taught me early on that it was important to be an involved and motivated individual in the classroom and out, and it has paid off in the long run without them constantly harping on me now to be motivated.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Same caliber opposition...||
Same caliber opposition... Same result... It's hard to watch us go down to the wire with teams that are "far ahead of us" in terms of progress and talent, but it is comforting watching this team grow. These guys have lost major offensive production in Walton and Levert but keep on trucking and finding ways to get the ball in the hole. Irvin has made huge leaps in making his game more 3 dimensional as seen today in his dribble drive penetration. Not to mention Donnal, who looked like a lost cause just a month ago, is giving us big key minutes and playing with so much more aggression.
I don't even think JB needs to pull in Jaylen Brown for this team to be highly competitive in the B1G next season. However, if he does by chance, this team could be insanely good. 2017 seems to be the target year for most for another deep tourney run, but I think we could be there as early as next season depending on how much we continue to grow the rest of the season and going into the off season.
TL;DR: JB's crew is closer than we think; it's been fun watching them grow; I am a firm believer that next season, this team will be competing for another B1G Title
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I have a feeling it's not as||
I have a feeling it's not as bad with guys that are hardcore readers of the blog like everybody here because they are smart guys who get the point. Most of these "attacks" are the cynical asshats who live in the ESPN comments section and feel like the world revolves around Michigan athletics
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||but no Jackson... smh...||
but no Jackson... smh...
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|4 weeks 3 days ago||Nahh man... I plan on||
Nahh man... I plan on watching every game that I'm able to catch over the next six weeks. I was just stating that it really hurts not making the tourney. Eventually, I'll get over it within the next couple of hours and watch the rest of the season with a renewed optimism for next season. JB is doing wonders with this team, and I'm so pumped to see where he can take us
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'll be honest... I'm||
I'll be honest... I'm devastated. Yes, it was amazing watching the freshmen and the rest of the team grow up right before our eyes. However, I feel as if that basically put any dagger into our longshot tourney hopes... I feel like we basically can only lose one or two more to get in because of the nonconference go-around, and I really doubt that the schedule will allow for it. I'm really proud of these guys and their resilience, and I'm really looking forward to watching these guys close out the season. Forever, GO BLUE
PS... omg JB is a wizard
|4 weeks 3 days ago||These||
These calls are horseshit... Team average fouls per game is around 14... We are already at 9
|4 weeks 3 days ago||oh man||
oh man... Trice must be writhing with pain
|4 weeks 3 days ago||yeah||
yeah... He's gotta be careful from here on out... Foul trouble on the road is never a good combo
|4 weeks 3 days ago||oh my rahk||
oh my rahk... I think we are witnessing more JB magic
|4 weeks 3 days ago||No foul on Max there????||
No foul on Max there???? Pretty sure you can't just wrap around like that
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Injuries||
Injuries are a bitch but not as much of one as Izzo and State... Go Blue
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Never in the world would I||
Never in the world would I have thought coming into this season that MAAR, Max B, and Dawk would see serious minutes. While it hurts, I'm only looking at this as a learning opportunity for the young guys like MAAR, Dawk, the two bigs, and Chatman. We're too far into the season to be having pity on ourselves and making excuses...
Update: Looks like DJ Wilson may be an option off the bench
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I have a really good feeling||
I have a really good feeling about this one. My only concession would be the fact that the only major road opponents we've played have been OSU and Zona, and we all know the outcome of those. However, this team is turning a corner and playing with so much more chemistry. It's hard to beat a team with grit and huge balls... This Michigan team has both.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||I get chills watching||
I get chills watching this...
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Speaking||
Walton gets healthy, and we sustain no more injuries... Dawkins and MAAR continue to grow... Irvin continues to find his groove... Big men continue to gel
Can this team still make the tourney?
We are definitely in a hole and must dig ourselves out. For us to get back into consideration, how do you guys think we have to do on this brutal stretch to sniff the tourney?
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||I don't care how badly this||
I don't care how badly this season started... I fucking love this team.