in re: is GRIII on a tear
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|1 week 11 hours ago||Thanks. Despite all the||
Thanks. Despite all the smoke, I'll be really surprised if Izzo is on the Pistons sideline next year.
|1 week 14 hours ago||I wonder why Bill Laimbeer is||
I wonder why Bill Laimbeer is never even in the discussion.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Not trying to attack you, but||
Not trying to attack you, but would you mind providing links to these Izzo to Pistons rumors and rumblings? I'm only asking because this is really the first time I've heard it being discussed as a real possibility and am curious about it as a fan of both programs. Thanks
|1 week 17 hours ago||What makes it obvious that||
What makes it obvious that Gores wants Izzo?
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Hats off||
Beilein clearly has Izzo's number and the trend is probably going to continue. I don't have the numbers off hand, but his record is probably much like Bo Ryan's except it probably stings much more because it's the chief rival in his own home state.
I'll admit that JB is coaching circles around Tom Izzo with arguably inferior talent.
I do take a little bit of exception when you use the word "program". From a national perspective, programs are built in March and April, and not in January and February. Clearly though, from a state perspective, Michigan has dominated and is the premier program int he state.
That is a discussion I'd be happt to have for another day and I don't want to take away from what your post is about.
Enjoy it. Beilein has owned Izzo these last 4 years and it doesn't seem like it will be letting up anytime soon.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Just looked it up. Seems||
Just looked it up. Seems dangerous but count me in.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'd like to lose 16 pounds||
I'd like to lose 16 pounds
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Truer words have never been||
Truer words have never been spoken.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||"Remember that was a year||
"Remember that was a year removed from his biggest accomplishment since 2000: taking a good not great team to the final game played in Detroit no less.
He hasn't been to a Final Four since. Not even close. The mountains have been scaled. He still has to recruit his butt off like it's 1997 which he hates.
Maybe State can match the Pistons financially, but if he were to ever leave, you would be hard pressed to find a better situation."
When you claim he hasn't been to the Final Four since his flirtation with the Cleveland job, you're seeming to forget that he went again the very next year. You are also acting like the program has completely fallen off the face of the map since the 2009-2010 run. I suppose if you compare it to the standards and precedent that MSU has set for itself you may have a case, but don't forget that MSU has gone to the Sweet16 in back to back years. There are only 7 other programs that can currently say that and bluebloods like Duke and UNC are not one of those 7.
Tom Izzo, who will be turning 60 next year, is not going to the NBA where job security is an average of 2 years. He is especially not going to a team that has a GM who is seemingly checked out and an owner that is disinterested at best.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||No chance||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||MSU loses a ton. Next year||
MSU loses a ton. Next year will remind me of the 2007 and 2011 teams.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||lol||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||This Big10 grease fire||
This Big10 grease fire reminds me a bit of the 2008-2009 season. MSU won the B10 by 4 games or so that year and that was only because they lost their last conference game and Purdue went on a 3 game winning streak to end the season. I can see UM and MSU tying for the title and the 2nd place team being more than 3 games back. That was the year Indiana went 1-17 in conference play.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||What constitutes him being||
What constitutes him being close to taking the Uconn job?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Just gotta go out and execute||
Just gotta go out and execute and good things will come our way.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Tourney wins last 5 years? By||
Tourney wins last 5 years? By your own measure:
2009: MSU 5; UM 1
2010: MSU 4; UM N/A
2011: MSU 0; UM 1
2012: MSU 2; UM 0
2013: MSU 2; UM 5
I think Beilein has done a fantastic job. I liken him to Dantonio in the fact that he has a system with a good set of assistants and his players buy into it and he is a great in-game coach. There are some who say "well, let's see him have success without Trey" similar to those that said "let's see Dantonio have success without Cousins". For the first time in a long time, both state of Michigan programs are excelling and we're in the middle of some great back and forth action on the hardwood. Good times are ahead for both fan bases as long as both Izzo and Beilein are around.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I always had a sneaking||
I always had a sneaking suspicion that Fran Drescher was a man. Weird that you told him/(her?) that you were a Michigan fan and brought up Steve Alford. To each his own I guess.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Just wait until Toronto and||
Just wait until Toronto and London add NFL teams
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Us tax geeks call that state||
Us tax geeks call that state apportionment.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Might want to rephrase the||
Might want to rephrase the last sentence.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Likely to happen||
|13 weeks 5 days ago||MSU won a B1G championship in||
MSU won a B1G championship in 2010. Call me a crackpot.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||This is a fan's design for a||
This is a fan's design for a helmet. Probably won't be used.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Says the guy with -100k||
Says the guy with -100k points and a disturbing avatar.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Do you think MSU will fade||
Do you think MSU will fade back to mediocrity despite the recruiting classes trending in an upward direction?
2010: #32 (the heralded Gholston/Bullough/Lewis class)
2013 so far: #18
I think Dantonio has proved in 6 years that he doesn't need very highly ranked classes to achieve success.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||21-17 MSU||
MSU fumbles once but forces 2 turnovers. Langford rushes for 120 and controls the time of possession. Grinds it out in the 4th.
|21 weeks 16 hours ago||Are you willing to trade||
Are you willing to trade offensive coordinators with us?
|47 weeks 4 days ago||This is relevant||
This is relevant
|50 weeks 5 days ago||They lost to Robert Morris||
They lost to Robert Morris
|1 year 1 week ago||Oh, the one that made the||
Oh, the one that made the hire has jokes and ridicule too.