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|4 days 21 hours ago||Much better hustle... Still||
Much better hustle... Still making dumb mistakes and taking some ill-advised shots... I'd like to see them continue to wear them down in transition and find better shots in the half-court
|4 days 21 hours ago||MO!!!!!!!! Can he just get||
MO!!!!!!!! Can he just get all the minutes at the five???
|4 days 21 hours ago||These refs are absolute||
These refs are absolute shitheads
|4 days 21 hours ago||Can somebody put a sock in||
Can somebody put a sock in Reynolds' mouth... Intensity is one thing, but damn this guy needs to cool it
|1 week 1 day ago||Up by 10 and 1.22 PPP, but||
Up by 10 and 1.22 PPP, but good lord... that felt far from a good half
|1 week 2 days ago||oh my.... i really don't know||
oh my.... i really don't know if I've seen a worse performance by a low post player than what I'm seeing tonight from Donnal
|1 week 2 days ago||holy fuck that was some weak||
holy fuck that was some weak shit, donnal
|1 week 2 days ago||wow... i really hate this new||
wow... i really hate this new "foul call" initiative.... Let the guys play fergodsakes
|1 week 2 days ago||yikes... i'm not seeing any||
yikes... i'm not seeing any progression in our bigs... Wilson looks a lot more comfortable, but Donnal and Doyle have been non-factors, and neither can seem to grab a rebound
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I was high on Wilson after||
I was high on Wilson after seeing that first practice video last week, but damn... he still looks lost out there
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Offense having a rough start,||
Offense having a rough start, and I've come to expect that out of JB's teams to start the first month or two of the season, but the encouraging part is that nobody is afraid to shoot. It felt like only a few of these guys were consistently pulling the trigger to start the season last year, but there are SO many more potential weapons... Granted this is an undersized team we are playing, but I'm liking the defensive intensity so far
|3 weeks 1 day ago||40-0 hype train is on the||
40-0 hype train is on the move... In all seriousness, this team has soooooo much potential. Healthy Walton and healthy Caris are huge for the offense and Irvin and Spike will look to grow on ridiculously strong finishes to last season. All in all, I think we'll look on last season as a blessing in disguise. Last season gave us the ability to give Dawkins and MAAR serious experience and allow them to adapt to the game much quicker... not to mention that they showed some serious ability in a few of the games in which they got serious minutes. Also last season ended up being a blessing for Wilson in many ways. Having him sit out (for whatever reason it ended up being) allowed him to take in the game's speed and how it's played, and look how that's turned out so far. In the small sample size we saw last year, he looked absolutely clueless and had no idea what to do and where to go on the court. From this video, he looked soooo much more comfortable. All in all, I think last year, as painful as it was, can be looked upon very favorably right now.
From the video, it looks like everybody can shoot. The young guys, the older guys... they can all do it... With how strong Wilson looked, I'm not sure how much of Wagner we see this year. I can see him at the five giving spells to Doyle, but he doesn't have the body to play serious minutes there yet. Not to mention that he looks more like a stretch four guy in JB's system. It's going to be hard to keep Duncan off the court with how well he shoots the ball... He'll likely play his time between the 3 and 4 spots depending on what the rest of the court looks like.
I'm not going to hesitate in saying that this is easily JB's deepest team since he's been here. It really is going to be hard to give a lot of these guys minutes considering how good the guys in front of them are. I guess that's a good problem to have especially considering how we had to give serious minutes to Dakich and Lonergan at times last season. Right now here's my minutes distribution/depth chart
Walton-25 / Spike-10 / MAAR-5
Caris-30 / Dawkins-10
Irvin-25 / Chatman-10 / Robinson-5
Wilson-20 / Dawkins/Chatman-10 / Robinson-5 / Wagner-5
Doyle-20 / Donnal-5-10 / Wagner/Wilson 5-10
That four spot has the most options and is probably the most open for minutes at this point, but our biggest question is the five spot right now... Doyle looked iffy in the video (small sample size though) and Donnal still seemed timid... I guess we'll see, but without Max B to save us, that could be a problem area again. Likely JB will gravitate around the best 8ish players and we'll start to see some guys phased out of minutes, especially if this team is going to be really competitive in the Big Ten... Right now, I think this team looks like a 6-7 seed in the Tourney, but if this team can find consistent production on offense (much more than last season) and be tough underneath the basket when needed, I have no reason to think that we can't get as high as a 2-3 seed and compete for a Big Ten title
|3 weeks 2 days ago||UMHoops was able to get video||
UMHoops was able to get video from the practice last season and posted it... hopefully something similar can happen tonight
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Honestly, I think a 28-10||
Honestly, I think a 28-10 scoreline is relatively fair for UM, so I don't think this line is far off... All I know is that I'm ready for Saturday
|11 weeks 6 days ago||huh really???||
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe for this year, but it||
Maybe for this year, but it is widely speculated that the Tennessee/Virginia Tech game in 2016 will break the record for most attended college football game. It is being held in Bristol Motor Speedway, so we will keep the record for most attended game in a legitimate college football stadium for the time being
|27 weeks 23 hours ago||HELL YEAH BOYS BOWL GAME||
HELL YEAH BOYS BOWL GAME
|27 weeks 1 day ago||drinking anti-freeze||
|29 weeks 3 hours ago||Age: 18 high school||
high school senior
Alum: Will attend Clemson University this fall
Most Michigan thing: Continuing to be a hardcore Michigan fan even after moving deep into SEC country at the age of 8.
More specific Michigan thing: Attended multiple SEC football conference matches decked out in Michigan clothes
|29 weeks 1 day ago||My goal has always been to||
My goal has always been to attend a very strong university while minimizing my personal amount of debt (for the longest time it was UM, but it basically blew up in my face this year). Luckily I have parents who pushed me from a young age and then kind of just let me do my own thing beginning in seventh or eighth grade. At that point I was a highly motivated student who took enormous solace in high academic marks.
I guess what really has pushed me as well is a lot of peer pressure. I know it sounds odd, but my graduating class is highly competitive (over 75/350 have above 4.0 weighted GPAs), and because I thought academics were my thing, I always felt as if I needed to continually push myself to high limits in an academic sense. As strange as it sounds, I guess stress, both personal and environmental, has been my primary motivator. I'll be graduating this year in a class that has two valedictorians, both with weighted GPAs above 4.65, whereas only a couple years ago, our valedictorian had a 4.5 weighted GPA. Personally, I'll graduate with a 4.48 weighted GPA, and although I didn't finish as a serious competitor for valedictorian, I did accomplish my goal. I'll be attending Clemson University in their honors program with a scholarship value that nearly cuts the cost of attendance in half.
So I guess the major takeaway is that a lot of my motivation has come from me personally. I've never been too much of a social butterfly, so I have always been inclined to take a high number of AP and honors classes. But a lot of my motivation has come from personally and environmentally induced stress.
|30 weeks 1 hour ago||LGRW #DOITFORKRONWALL||
|30 weeks 2 days ago||oh god they have a panel of||
oh god they have a panel of analysts, too................. why
|31 weeks 1 day ago||LGRW!!!!!!!!||
|31 weeks 2 days ago||is it that he's everywhere,||
is it that he's everywhere, or do we just have a deranged obsession with him.... nah... definitely everywhere
|31 weeks 4 days ago||so much damn hate in here...||
so much damn hate in here... I'm happy to welcome in Mr. Dunaway. I have complete faith in Harbaugh just from what he did at Stanford. He never brought Stanford to a high caliber recruiting level yet made them a ten win school year in and year out.
ps... I read Pinky's first three or four responses and just decided to straight up negbang him on the rest.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||People were very||
People were very skeptical/critical about DD's moves about starting pitching this past offseason, but I was very sure that we would be fine without Max. I remember watching Greene make us look silly at the plate last year in his two starts against us with the Yankees. The only one I was skeptical about was Simon. However, it looks as if the rotation will be solid once again. While these guys will definitely come back down to earth, each of our starters look very promising. At this point, I'm getting worried about JV. It was announced earlier that Lobstein would start on Tuesday in place of Verlander, so I'm just not sure how worried we should be about his injury.
Either way, I think this season looks very promising so far.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||I don't like the uni design,||
I don't like the uni design, but I actually kinda like the logo if they were headed for a more retro look
|33 weeks 1 day ago||We still produced one of the||
We still produced one of the best title games to watch for what it's worth
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Definitely watching at least||
Definitely watching at least some tonight... Maybe it's just because I've recently renewed my love for baseball, but I am so excited for this season. That most certainly felt like the longest offseason ever. Anyways the Tigers look solid this season, minus the bullpen, and overall, I think it should be a seriously fun season.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I tend to agree, but there||
I tend to agree, but there are multiple outlets reporting this right now.