"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|5 days 17 hours ago||I think||
I think LeVert can take a Stauskas jump, but I don't necessarily think he will. I think we can expect something closer to 14 or 15 ppg. Also, I think many of us discounted how good of a distributor Stauskas was. The stats didn't necessarily show it, but he had a knack for finding JMo and Horford underneath the basket at many key points. There's nothing that says Caris won't be able to do the same, but there's nothing that pointed to it last season. That being said, I think Caris will be the guy but not to the point that Stauskas was.
Here's the thing as well. I don't think we need Caris to take a Stauskas jump for us to compete for a Big Ten title. I think Irvin and Walton will take huge jumps and Chatman can be expected to provide key minutes. The biggest question mark will come with the big men. Donnal redshirting probably helped significantly, but he's no Jordan Morgan. I'm really hoping that Donnal, Doyle, and Wilson can really gel and mature by the time we get into the grind of Big Ten play. If we can get 10-15 points from the threesome each game I will be pleased because we don't necessarily need scoring from the position. Interior defense and rebounding will be the biggest concern moving forward.
I think Beilein's magic continues, and we finish top four in the Big Ten. I'm going to aim high as well and say we get a four seed in the tourney and make the Elite Eight again but are once again stunned by (insert previously under-achieving blue blood team who makes huge jump in the tourney).
|6 days 12 hours ago||I think||
I think one of the Wonder Pet's names is Lenny, so I'll stick with that one.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Austin||
Austin Davis... Need 37 fantasy points from him... I know it was a long shot, but Drew Brees had a bye, and Tannehill had been looking like shit.
|1 week 18 hours ago||holy||
holy shit, it's like the Tigers and bullpen pitching.
|1 week 1 day ago||256||
256 yards of offense begs to differ. We played well enough to win, but by no means did we play well. It really was a game we should have dominated.
|1 week 3 days ago||Never saw it||
Never saw it posted, but in addition to this, I would suggest watching Meyer's interview with HBO's Real Sports. It is the first time he has opened up about his coaching downfall at Florida due to depression and over-exertion. I'm not saying I've completely changed my opinion of him (from negative to favorable) because I certainly believe he has many dickish tendencies, but the interview certainly puts some things in perspectives.
|1 week 3 days ago||I know||
I know Brady did the same, but Stoops has also reinvigorated a lackadaisical Kentucky football fanbase... They filled up their stadium (first time in forever) against South Carolina and even blacked out the place. In addition, they've adopted the phrase "Why Not" to make a statement that 'yes, we can play football, too.'
The major difference between he and Brady is that he is a motivator. He has his players on board, and they have completely bought into what he is about. If I remember correctly, before 2012, UK had a 26 game losing streak to Tennessee, so what Stoops is doing there is absolutely incredible. I understand he wasn't with the program when they ended the losing streak, but I think the losing streak itself speaks worlds about how bad of a state UK football was in.
That being said, we need not only a motivator but also a developer. We still have not seen how well Stoops can develop his players. We will see in about another year to three years just how good of a state UK football is in and how well the players have thrived and developed under his lead. I don't believe now is the time for a gamble in the coaching search. Plus, I want to see this guy at Kentucky for years to come. I love an underdog story.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think||
I think this team surprises a lot of people this season... Walton and Irvin take HUGE steps, and I think Irvin has the ability to be a more versatile player than GR3. GR3 disappeared at many key points last season and couldn't hit key jump shots. Not only is Irvin a better shooter than GR3 but I think he can make huge strides driving and being a presence under the basket. That being said, I think we can expect huge strides to be made by Walton in scoring, dishing, and on defense. We know what we can expect from Caris, and I think Donnal and Doyle will be able to hold their own under the basket.
The beginning of the season will definitely indicate growing pains, and I think we will definitely come out of nonconference play with three losses (SMU, Cuse, and one in the preseason tourney), and I doubt we have anywhere near the start of conference play that we had last season. However, I think we turn it up around late January and early February and begin to look unstoppable. There is so much talent and potential with this team, and I think their ceiling can be even higher than it was last season.
|1 week 5 days ago||Let's be real here||
Let's be real here... Spike's going to average a triple double in points, blocks, and rebounds this season
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Is that||
Is that what a 3rd down stop feels like?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||nahhh||
nahhh... We'll play competitively against OSU because that's the only game that counts according to Hoke. However, we'll lose inevitably because Hoke and road games don't mix
|2 weeks 4 days ago||muppets||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This is all wrong||
This is all wrong... The corners should be level with the linebackers on that first graphic (third picture)... #Fuckpresscoverage #BendDon'tBreak
|2 weeks 4 days ago||come on||
come on... He's gotta be better than half the candidates Brian posted about this morning... All of you are talking about how we need a young, fiery motivator who knows how to win... Swinney has shown that he is a winner at Clemson, has an intense attitude, actually wears a headset, and is a proven recruiter.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I just don't||
I just don't see Butch Jones jumping to UM... He seems very tied to Tennessee right now... If he's going to be on the move, I think he stays at Tennessee for another two years and takes an NFL job.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Jackin it in San Diego||
Jackin it in San Diego from South Park
Everything has gotten to the point of comedy and I'm done with speculating... but I'm still sad
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Dabo||
Dabo Swinney... Claps a lot which would make the transition easier for the players
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I disagree||
I disagree... This team is very talented but just hasn't been developed... or taught... or led... or motivated.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||But damn||
But damn, at least we have an all-American punter
|3 weeks 1 day ago||What exactly||
What exactly do the coaches see in Green? There is just so much more explosiveness in Smith's running style
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Rich Rod||
Rich Rod wasn't working because we weren't winning the games we should have been winning. Hoke started out winning the games we should have been winning but has since changed that. NOW, it's time for him to go.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Shane||
Shane gets flustered easily in the pocket, and it's hard for any quarterback not to with this offensive line. I don't like DG's decision making, but I'm very skeptical about how this will go. Then again, I don't know if I've been more skeptical about a Michigan in any season.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||...||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Live in TN||
Live in TN, but I still wish I could be there even though the outlook is bleak for this team
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Gotcha||
Gotcha... It is an interesting point and can definitely be reflected in how many seats we fill at the Big House week in and week out regardless of who the opponent is.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Does||
Does watching a 28-0 blowout in which we have absolutely no life or positive outlook make you any more of a fan than the next guy? I haven't voluntarily missed a football or basketball game in the past six or so years, but I will be the first to admit that I'm not afraid to shut off the television in the event of a complete garbage fire (not that I will always follow through with it).
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Yes||
Yes we all know we have had a TERRIBLE stretch. Must we really be reminded?
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Yeah||
Yeah... Here's the thing... Has Nuss really proven himself as a capable coordinator here? Believe me, the ship would not be much better in his hands. Next, you have Mattison, and he has looked pitiful as a game manager the past two seasons.
As much as I support firing Hoke, we will NOT be better without Hoke than with Hoke at this point.
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||Sir||
Sir... You are everything I wish I could be as a Michigan fan. Very admirable how you could find the positives in all of this.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Because||
Because after 4 seasons, we still cannot execute proper press coverage and look very suspect in other aspects. Our experienced pass D got obliterated two weeks ago. Youth is no longer an excuse there.