this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I am pleased with a combo of||
I am pleased with a combo of a senior version of Horford, and Ricky Doyle. You are leaving Max Bielfeldt out of the equation at the 4; He will be a 4th year junior at that point, and a player who I think will be an able contributor and a nice compliment to Donnal.
I actually think 2014 shapes up nicely. Coach B will have a very experienced and talented group. I will approach this under the assumption that McGary and GRIII are gone and Irvin is still around
Ricky Doyle and who knows who.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I thought for sure he would||
I thought for sure he would go to Arkansas but maybe he didn't want to play with his distant cousins. Anyway this is clearly a case of natural selection going awry.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Seems like the kid just knows||
Seems like the kid just knows how to play football. Hopefully he's a bigger version of James Ross. Wouldn't that be special.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Corey Sanders looks like he||
Corey Sanders looks like he could play on one of the And1 teams with Spike Albrecht. Corey could be Skip to my Lou and of course Spike would be THE PROFESSOR!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Per his umhoops.com||
Per his umhoops.com interview, Chatman has been compared to Jalen Rose. We can only hope. Chatman is a lefty, and reminds me a little of Caris LeVert; similar type of game, also got a little Calbert Cheaney game with those lefty pull up J's. Chatman would be an excellent addition to the M hoops squad.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Doyle is not a flyer at all.||
Doyle is not a flyer at all. Nonsense. The kid is very good. Doyle has a nice shot and it is fundementally sound, he has a post game, and has a nice frame. Doyle is 6'9'' now and may not be done growing. His father is 6'11'', played for the Pistgns a minute, had a long pro career overseas, and his taught his son well on the intricacies of the basketballs. Doyle is probably a 4 year player and could conceivably be a 3 year starter. Great get by Beilein.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Better than the interview||
Better than the interview with Tim Hardaway on the ESPN podcast, was the interview with KU coach Bill Self. Self made a comment about feeling much better now than he did the last two minutes of the Michigan game, and later Self gave a scouting report of Trey Burke that was very complimentary.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||How about no-hitter gate LOL||
How about no-hitter gate LOL
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Chad Henne. Jason||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I would be surprised to see||
I would be surprised to see Shane Morris redshirt in 2013. Morris will be the second best healthy quarterback on the roster when he arrives in the summer, therefore I think the coaches will get him ready to play, and will play him early on in the season.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Peppers is probably the best||
Peppers is probably the best offense of recruit, the best defensive recruit, and the best special-teams recruit, of this upcoming class of Wolverines. It is going to be hard to win the Heisman Trophy as a freshman if he doesn't play special teams and offense, as well as defense.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Sanchez fucked up, he should||
Sanchez fucked up, he should have walked Mauer
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Close but no cigar||
Close but no cigar
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Jeepers no-hitter through||
Jeepers no-hitter through eight innings. Only three outs to go!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||While, a no-hitter through||
While, a no-hitter through seven!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Are there any charts||
Are there any charts available of what Miguel Cabrera could do on steroids?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Last time one of these was||
Last time one of these was posted I went with Johnny Wangler. This time I think I'll go with Michael Taylor
|2 years 9 weeks ago||He doesn't seem much||
He doesn't seem much different than Mitch McGary as far as size and height.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It means Booker has a bubble||
It means Booker has a bubble butt and Michigan fans are going to feign outrage over Urban Meyer's appraisal
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I think Tripp Welborne is a||
Please excuse the formatting issues but I just wanted to chime in that Tripp Welborne is a great comparison for Dymonte Thomas
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Tripp Welborne is an apt||
Tripp Welborne is an apt comparison for Dymonte Thomas.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Good point. Definitely looks||
Good point. Definitely looks as though he could play small forward on a basketball team with his quick feet and agility.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||So you postceived that he||
So you postceived that he was deceived .
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I think he done got under||
I think he done got under your skin!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I hope this thread doesn't||
I hope this thread doesn't lead to any lame ass, Archie Bunker humor
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Never again will I bother||
Never again will I bother Heiko with the conundrum, "why bad plays happen to good people"
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Jim Smith was from Blue||
Jim Smith was from Blue Island, Illinois, at least that's what Bob Ufer always told me. Jim Smith was a fantastic football player, but was somewhat obscured because he was followed by Anthony Carter.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||We had sub 4.4's it was crazy||
We had sub 4.4's it was crazy
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I think Verlander either has||
I think Verlander either has a sore shoulder or his mechanics are screwed up. It looked to me as if Verlanders motion was different, like he was shot putting, or lunging, or doing something out of his ordinary delivery.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||David Brandon is behind this,||
David Brandon is behind this, he is trying to increase the Michigan brand and coerced Speight to go to these camps, wear Michigan gear, and help recruit future Wolverines
|2 years 10 weeks ago||It was pretty obvious you||
It was pretty obvious you were joking, some peeps are slow widdid and dence
|2 years 10 weeks ago||You just need to get back to||
You just need to get back to Michigan and let Hoke and Wellman work on your genetics, then you'll see!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Hoke continues to recruit||
Hoke continues to recruit giants. Ferns and Ways are the two shortest commits as of now and each stands 6'3"
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Time to scrap the winged||
Time to scrap the winged helmet and get a helmet with a wolverine on it. Now that would be boss!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Devin Harris Tweet : it's||
Devin Harris Tweet : it's provocative nobody knows what it mean
Oops. I think I meant Drake if it quacks like a duck it's probably Drake
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Here is an interesting||
Here is an interesting article detailing Jeremy Gallon's struggles with academics both in high school and college and his perseverance overcoming them.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||http://michigan.rivals.com/ba||
I've been a Gallonphile since the 2008 days of "too much Gallon"
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Clever, I see what you did||
Clever, I see what you did there!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I wonder if expectations Hoke||
I wonder if expectations Hoke puts on seniors, were a burden Marvin Robinson and Mike Jones were unwilling to embrace.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Rivals list McDowell as||
Rivals list McDowell as 6'6'', the same height as Alan Branch, and Alan Branch was a pretty good defensive tackle for Michigan.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I would like to see a list of||
I would like to see a list of New Jersey's top 200 m times. Butch Woolfolk name is probably on the list and he was in HS in the late 70's. Woolfolk had the fastest 100 m and 200 m times in the nation as a high school senior in 1978
|2 years 11 weeks ago||You are mistaken and may want||
You are mistaken and may want to re-think your position. True, Diamond and Bryant attended Chicago Simeon, but Standifer attended (sp) Crete Monlee, along with Treadwell.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||If Bartholomew is special,||
If Bartholomew is special, what is Charles Woodson?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||At the very least, Michigan||
At the very least, Michigan owes Chris Webber a couple pieces of chicken and a soda.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I don't think this has||
I don't think this has anything to do with a medical condition. Ringer played in the spring game, and played well, making several big hits.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Dude, sincerely, if you||
Dude, sincerely, if you hadn't made this post, the Tigers would have lost the game. You saved the game singlepostedly!!!!!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||In a positive way, this||
In a positive way, this season could be huge transition years for both the offense and the defense. Offensively , of course, Al Borges will finally begin to implement his West Coast offense that was so fun to watch at San Diego State.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Is Bellomy's timeline similar||
Is Bellomy's timeline similar to Ryan's? It would be huge to have Bellomy back by mid October to help facilitate Shane Morris' redshirt. I haven't seen anything on Bellomy's prognosis.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||David Shaw should have||
David Shaw should have prefaced his comment with, "this is going to sound arrogant", and we all would have loved it.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Here's the skinny from||
Here's the skinny from Mgoblue:
"father, Joe, played linebacker at Notre Dame (1981-84), while uncle, Mike, played football and hockey at Notre Dame... is brother of Penn State junior/sophomore defensive end Brad Bars ... grandparents attended Michigan, while grandfather, Douglas Eggleston, played football at U-M."
Another interesting angle is the family lived in Michigan until 2003.
Here is a snippet from a Tom VH Mgoblog interview with Blake Bars back in June of 2011:
TOM: Ok, and to talk more specifically about Michigan how familiar are you with the program?
BLAKE: We lived in Trenton [Michigan] for around 12 years. I went to a Lloyd Carr camp in Wyandotte once, but I can't really tell you much more than that, I was pretty young. We did go up to Michigan last year and took a brief visit. We have relatives in Ann Arbor and we wanted to look around the stadium. We're excited to go back up and meet the coaches and go on a tour.
TOM: Does Michigan have any advantage with all this since you have family there and you've lived there before?
BLAKE: I think my Aunt who lives in Ann Arbor is a pretty good recruiter. She always says that if I come to Michigan she'll have special things for me. She'll bake me cookies and cook for me. I like the fact that my family is there, and my mom's uncle actually played for Michigan, but I'm not sure how much it will factor in.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||After reading this horse||
After reading this horse shit, nobody should ever complain about any threads I start!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Great stuff, although I||
Great stuff, although I didn't understand any of it.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||It's odd, a few short years||
It's odd, a few short years ago Michigan and West Virginia seem to be recruiting many of the same kids. Now it is rare to see Michigan and West Virginia as finalist for the same recruit. Things change quickly.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||The best news about not||
Oh well, that being said I would love to have Looney for that one season.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||The best news about not||
The best news about not getting Looney, would be the fact that he's only going to be around for one season.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||BD, I think you are primed to||
BD, I think you are primed to make the next move up the technology ladder.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I don't understand all this||
I don't understand all this app business. This came with my phone if it is an application, which I guess it is, I don't know what you call it. Why don't you help a brother out?
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I wouldn't want to be the||
I wouldn't want to be the Twins tonight. Verlander has electric stuff!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Good question. I don't know||
Good question. I don't know the answer to it. If there is one I would love to get it
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Too late for that. Ricky||
Too late for that. Ricky Doyle already got that ball rolling!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Too late for that. Ricky||
Too late for that. Ricky Doyle already got that ball rolling!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Hi, my name is Corey, not||
Hi, my name is Corey, not really, and I recite bipolar. And I feel like I'm still a good person!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I am drinking, drinking,||
I am drinking, drinking, drinking in the day.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Homework for all of you||
Homework for all of you tonight is to go to a public place and recite a text message and say with much gusto "EXCLAMATION POINT" At the end, it'll lighten any mood!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Of course! It drives the||
Of course! It drives the ladies crazy!!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Thank you I feel like my||
Thank you I feel like my mission is accomplished! If I can get just one to take that first big leap into reciting , I've done my job! Thank you. PS I recited this :-)
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I guess I am just ahead of my||
I guess I am just ahead of my time way way ahead of the curve on this one! I feel sorry for you guys not do you keep up with the latest technology. I feel like Kip dynamite right now just sitting here Exploring the latest technology
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Hi I am reciting this. I find||
Hi I am reciting this. I find this question fascinating. I am sorry I let you down. Not really!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Wow thanks for posting. What||
Wow thanks for posting. What a difference a year makes Tilman looks much bigger and mature in this video. You can see why Michigan and other schools would have major interest in this kid he is going to be playing college basketball at a very high level. Between his growth spurt and being injured much of his junior season, it is easy to see why he is an under the radar recruit at the moment.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Here is a list of Pershing||
Here is a list of Pershing players who have been in the running for Michigan Mr. Basketball thru the years. The list includes 3 winners of the prestigious Mr. Basketball award:
Edit: pretty sure Winfred Walton was Mr. Basketball as well
|2 years 12 weeks ago||There is nothing about||
There is nothing about Tillman or his game that reminds me of LeVert. Two entirely different players and I say this as a compliment to both.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Willie Mitchell would be far||
Willie Mitchell would be far down the list of best players to come out of Pershing, going back to the days of Spencer Haywood and Ralph Simpson on to the present.
It would be nice to get a recruit out of the PSL in general and Pershing in particular. Sparty has done nicely at Pershing, with the likes of Steve Smith, and more recently Derrick Nix and Keith Appling. Break the Izzo pipeline yall.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Hard to tell from a couple||
Hard to tell from a couple videos, but the kid definitely has talent. I like that he looked very comfortable catching the ball close to the basket, and he knew what to do with it. Kid is a scorer and all teams need scorers. I bet he is tough in a game of 21.
Thinking back to the end of the regular season, it seemed M missed an exorbitant amount of layups and put backs, this is the type of kid who makes those shots because he is comfortable around the basket and knows how to convert close up attempts.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||It's no big deal. I once||
It's no big deal. I once posted something about the 1909 Detroit Tigers and that shit was 100 years late
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Congratulations Andrew. The||
Congratulations Andrew. The kid seems like the perfect replacement for Eso Akunne. With the way Coach B loses players to the NBA this kid has a virtual four-year scholarship
|2 years 13 weeks ago||If MSU makes it to the FF||
If MSU makes it to the FF next season, it is going to be due in a large part to Gary Harris. Harris battled shoulder issues all season and still was regarded as one of the best frosh in the country. Harris is one of those players, like Trey Burke, who makes the players around him better.
In M's win against the Spartans, Izzo designed a play to get Harris an open shot in the left corner, but Valentine went the wrong way and blew the play up. One frosh playing like a frosh, the other waiting in the corner welcoming the pressure of a game winning shot on the road. As for me, I am glad Valentine went the wrong way and cut Appling's drive off, because I wanted no part of Gary Harris with an open look with the game on the line.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||To me Nix's biggest liability||
To me Nix's biggest liability was pick and roll D. Anybody who got past MSU's perimeter D had an excellent opportunity for an uncontested layup. Aaron Craft absolutely ripped Nix a new one on dribble pentetration resulting in layup after layup.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Dawson has an NBA body and||
Dawson has an NBA body and NBA talent he just needs to put it all together.
He tore his acl late in his freshman year and missed the NCAA tourney. His soph season was a bit of a disappointment, but I would expect a major jump up this season. He is a talent.
MSU may be better going small more often next season; Play Dawson at the 4 and get their more skilled players on the floor.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Dawson||
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Oh yes, Michigan is loaded. I||
Oh yes, Michigan is loaded. I wouldn't trade rosters with MSU, but with Payne's return they are going to be tough.
comparing 5 stars in regards to next season? IMO
McGary > Payne
GRIII > Dawson
Harris > Irvin
as for the others
Appling and Trice > Albrecht and Walton. Only because Appling is a senior.
Morgan > Costello. It's the senior thing again
Michigan bench > MSU bench
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Yes, I would think top 5 for||
Yes, I would think top 5 for sure.
3 5* stars and 2 4* in the starting lineup. They will be formidable.
2 seniors a junior and 2 soph's in the starting lineup is a nice mix
Valentine and Trice coming off the bench is pretty good too. They need one of their Bigs to be serviceable, but with Kaminski, Guana, and the freshman they will find someone.
If ex Michigan target Russel Byrd ever gets it together they will have a nice 3 point threat.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Neither one of my dogs can||
Neither one of my dogs can play for Millen they both been fixed. Where are their testicles!
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I'm sure we will hear ad||
I'm sure we will hear ad nauseam during the football season regarding Taylor Lewan passing up an opportunity to be a top five pick in the NFL draft, it will be a head scratcher for those not close to the Michigan football program
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Based on how the draft||
Based on how the draft unfolded, Taylor Lewan very well could have ended up a Detroit Lion had he entered the draft
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Herm, with all due respect,||
Herm, with all due respect, Zimmerman's 10th grade highlight video is very impressive.
I do know where you are coming from though. You probably remember when Bill Russell starred for those National Champion, San Francisco squads, or Lew Alcindor with UCLA, or even the Big Dipper, Wilt Chamberlin, with Kansas back in the day. Sure Zimmerman's 10th grade video can't compare with 3 of the best to ever play the game, but what can we truly expect? Bill Russell if you remember, was very limited offensively, with only a couple rudimentary offensive skills. while Wilt Chamberlain like to dunk, it was one of his specialties. Lew Alcindor was the only one of these 3 all time greats to have a highly skilled offensive game upon arriving to college and it resulted it pretty much never losing a game.
You've seen Zimmerman's 10th grade, 7', highlights, Here are a few more of Withey 4* and Cody Zeller 5* to compare him with. I will also try to find some film of your contemporaries, Russell, Alcindor, and Chamberlain from their college days!!!!
Withey and Zeller:
Bill Russell showing why he might have been a 5* but was only a 3* coming out of HSLew Alcindor with UCLA:
|2 years 13 weeks ago||That was fucking incredible.||
That was fucking incredible. 46 in a row? As my daughter always says to me, "Are you serious".
Nik's consistency is astounding. On virtually every shot he lands the same distance in front of the 3 point arc, with his right foot a half step or so in front of his left foot.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||You can see from the||
You can see from the interview with Chantel Jennings that Ian's hands are enormous.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I didn't see Thomas playing||
I didn't see Thomas playing safety in the spring game. I saw Clark and Gant subbing in at the safety position but not Thomas. I liken Thomas playing safety as a true freshman to Mitch McGary posting up as a true freshman; it's a good idea, I don't see it as practical. Sophomore seasons? Now that a whole different story.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Seth, what gives you any||
Seth, what gives you any indication of Thomas playing safety? Everything Mattison has said makes it seem as if Thomas will see significant time at nickel
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Clarification question: With||
I am a slow learner
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Clarification question: With||
Clarification question: With an open scholarship available would Dakisch get a scholarship for next season?
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I would love to see this||
I would love to see this happen it would definitely help with depth and he almost assuredly would redshirt. If the offer is as a preferred walk-on then I see this as a win win situation.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||The best laid plans of mice||
The best laid plans of mice and men. This is the coaches plan for now but when push comes to show we will see if this is what they are comfortable with. I am hopeful Morgan can have a good senior season but the possibility remains he could be relegated to the bench similar to what happened to Vogrich this season.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I like it I like it but I||
I like it I like it but I expect to see Robinson tostill play many minutes at the 4.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I hope Cabrera isn't washed||
I hope Cabrera isn't washed up at 30
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I hope Cabrera isn't washed||
I hope Cabrera isn't washed up at 30
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Not being snarky but a||
Not being snarky but a fifth-year player at what position? With the three incoming freshmen I don't see the need for a fifth year player. Minutes are going to be tough to come by as it is without adding a player who is only going to come if he expects to play significant minutes
|2 years 14 weeks ago||If Coach B likes the kid that||
If Coach B likes the kid that it might be better to get him in this season and get a year under his belt. Michigan has two scholarships open right now with Burke and Hardaway leaving
|2 years 14 weeks ago||He looks pretty damn good to||
He looks pretty damn good to me. Just going with the scant information available he definitely looks like he could play in the BIG
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Don't know if it's been||
Don't know if it's been mentioned but THJ's 4-2 record vs MSU is pretty impressive.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Yes, speed the game up||
Yes, speed the game up please. There might be poorer shots in the half court , but missed shot leads to offensive rebounds for the offense, or fast break opportunities for the defense, which will coax teams into an uptempo style. I say make it a 24 second clock.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||We shall see, but I don't||
We shall see, but I don't think there is a "good" chance Payne and Harris leave, just like I don't think GRIII and McGary are leaving.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||There starting lineup next||
There starting lineup next year will probably be three 5* and two 4*. They aren't as deep as Izzo would like but they are going to be very good.
MSU's 3 recruiting classes prior to signing 3* Gavin Schilling this year:
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Don't be so pessimistic. To||
Don't be so pessimistic. To me it would mean, if there be any credence to my hypothesis, Beilein's eye for talent is being acknowledged.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Skinny and will be playing||
Skinny and will be playing for Natties soon.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||MSU has a good chance of||
MSU has a good chance of returning everybody except Nix, and if they do, they will be a top 5 team in the country. Izzo be Izzo.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I think we are starting to||
I think we are starting to see the Beilein effect on recruiting rankings. Play it safe and rank kids recruited by Beilein a little on the high side. Coach B can identify talent and players get opportunity to shine in his system.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Is LTT taller than Ben||
Is LTT taller than Ben Braden? I was taken aback by how big Ben Braden is. Braden made LTT look small. I don't think the numbers from the spring roster are accurate. It looked as though Braden is a couple inches taller than LTT. The weight differential is believable.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Good point. I like M's||
Good point. I like M's chances with Booker as much as any other team. That being said, it is going to be tough to get Booker. What scorer wouldn't want to play for Coach B though?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Probably viewing with Maize||
Probably viewing with Maize and Blue glasses, but Drake Harris has some Derrick Alexander type game.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Coaching JV football is a||
Coaching JV football is a privilege not an insult.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Could be a big part of the||
Could be a big part of the reason you assistant coach HS JV and they get paid millions.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I pretty sure I heard||
I pretty sure I heard Mattison say Dymonte Thomas is very good at rushing the QB, and we can probably expect him to be used as blitzer in some passing situations.
Jeremy Clark is an interesting player; by all accounts the kid is a very hard hitting safety prospect and he showed off some of his skills today.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||The good news is the M||
The good news is the M offense probably won't go up against a better run stopping defense all season.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Excellent read, thank||
Excellent read, thank you.
McGary, Horford, and Morgan, are all best served in the high post in John Beilein's offense, where things get interesting for me, is the 4 position next season, and going forward. GRIII is almost certain to start at the 4 again next season, but I think he will get considerable run at the 3, or more responsibility at the 4. Ideally, I think Beilein would like to have Bielfeldt and Donnal backing up the 4; each bringing the ability to rebound as well as the capability to step out to 3 point range and knock down shots. If this is the case, the log jam at Center is not so pronounced. Basically there will be 3 Centers on the roster next season and 3 Stretch 4's.
I think you are undervaluing Caris LeVert. LeVert will probably end up being the best shot creator on the team. LeVert biggest issue this year, IMO, was lack of strength, once he gets stronger, he's going to be a bitch to deal with. Beilein has said on more than one occasion, something to the effect, "Caris can get wherever he wants on the court". Caris is going to be a focal point of the offense going forward. LeVert is tall, quick, smart, can get his shot off, passes well, has a mid range game, and benefited from extended playing time as a freshman. His future is really bright
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Albrecht and LeVert figure to||
Albrecht and LeVert figure to be two of the primary ballhandlers next season, and by the numbers had better assist:turnover ratio than Trey Burke as a freshman.
Albrecht was almost 2:1 with 28 assists and 15 TO's
LeVert was even better, 2.5:1 with 25 assists and 10 TO's
Trey will be greatly missed in all areas, but I think ball security will probably be very good again next season.
It is amazing to watch the PG situation from last spring; Nobody to replace Trey if he bolted to the NBA, to the situation for next season; 3 viable alternatives to run PG in Caris LeVert, Spike Albrecht, and Derrick Walton.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Great stuff. After 3 years of||
Great stuff. After 3 years of Darius Morris and Trey Burke handling PG, it will be interesting to monitor change in TO's. I'm guessing TO's increase, because of added ball movement needed to create good shots, but I might be completely off base in my assertion.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Frank Clark needs to get his||
Frank Clark needs to get his impersonation of Mattison doing D-line drills on video, then it can be immortalized along with Pipkins; Brady Hoke impersonation
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Is the rain going to hold off||
Is the rain going to hold off enough to get 4.5 in?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Your welcome. Made me smile||
Your welcome. Made me smile too
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Personally, I bonded with||
Personally, I bonded with this team more than any Michigan basketball team since the '76 squad. Fantastic season and a team I will have nothing but fond memories of.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Welcome aboard Brady||
Welcome aboard Brady Pallante!
The last M recruit sporting only an Appalachian State offer was Spike Albrecht.
I think Pallante, like Jeremy Clark, ends up not grayshirting, and ends up in the class of 2014.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||On Morgan's dunk: Morgan's||
On Morgan's dunk: Morgan's blockout helped clear the way for THJ getting the rebound, then, Morgan beats everyone down court for the dunk. Beautiful!
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Excellent post. I will take a||
Excellent post. I will take a what if angle. Year 2000: instate recruiting; Michigan signs legendary problem child, Maurice Seawright, out of OLSM, a kid who wasn't ready for college mentally, though a phenomenal physical talent. At the same time, Michigan missed on two future All Big 12 performers at Mizzou: Arthur Johnson and Ricky Paulding, as well as future college All American, and NBA Lottery pick Chris Kaman
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I forgot it's Opening Day in||
I forgot it's Opening Day in Detroit. Hard to get interested in the Tigers when M is on the eve of playing Syracuse in the FF.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Mattison quote of the presser||
Mattison quote of the presser for my liking:"there are techniques that they’re using that they’ve never been coached on before because we worked so hard on just stopping the run. Now we said, ‘Okay, we can do that, but we have to become pass rushers.’'
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Good stuff, but Beilein||
Good stuff, but Beilein already gave his gameplan to beat Syracuse: "get open looks and make them".
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I don't know. It's like||
I don't know. It's like trying to compare the Egg Genie to the Flowbee, cain't go wrong with either one.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||ROFL!!! I ain't no english||
ROFL!!! I ain't no english major but I think this is a grammar error!
EDIT: Now you just intent on making me look bad
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Godin is a big boy||
Godin is a big boy
|2 years 16 weeks ago||You do a great job. I||
You do a great job. I wouldn't of thought you were anything but a bundle of energy, if you hadn't told me.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Bing played a major role in||
Bing played a major role in Derrick Coleman and many other Detroit prepsters matriculating to Syracuse. No surprise here.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Sweet! Potato.||
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I am not so sure about this||
I am not so sure about this argument. Darius Morris first, now Trey Burke putting up great numbers at PG in M's offense. I think Beilein's offense is making everyone look good and will function just fine without Trey Burke. Burke will be missed no doubt, but the offense will adjust and still be very productive. McGary, Stauskas, and GRIII are all capable of much more next season and should flourish taking a bigger role in Trey Burke's absence.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Yep, M plays good D and||
Yep, M plays good D and McGary outlets lead to transition threes and dunks is a key component to reaching the Finals.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Does the win over Kansas make||
Does the win over Kansas make up for the meltdown against Penn State in Happy Valley?
|2 years 17 weeks ago||McGary: “I didn’t know||
McGary: “I didn’t know Elijah played like that. I don’t know him or anything. I was just setting a screen for Trey (Burke) and he came up and whacked me right in the crotch. He used his fist. He dropped me,” McGary said of what was deemed a flagrant one foul.
“I was in the fetal position. I was waiting for him to blow the whistle and they did. I was like, ‘Check the monitor.’ And they were like, ‘He was just cutting for a screen.’ And I was like, ‘No, check the monitor.’ It was intentional
|2 years 17 weeks ago||They played the Michigan||
They played the Michigan radio call of the shot on 950AM last night after the game. You might want to check and see if it is posted there.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||But the point is inaccurate||
But the point is inaccurate
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I am in much agreement with||
I am in much agreement with your post, but the OP said the following, which I think is far off base:
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Kansas game was a bigger win,||
Kansas game was a bigger win, but UTL was better? Maybe?
For a Kansas fan this game's misery will be comprable to a Penn State fan's misery after Henne to Manningham.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||One interesting adjustment||
One interesting adjustment Bill Self made in OT, was playing a sorta two man zone with Young and Withey in an attempt to keep Withey around the basket.
EDIT: Kevin Young not Elijah Johnson playing 2 man zone with Withey in OT
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Withey comparison. McGary||
Withey comparison. McGary dominated Withey, especially in the 2nd half. I think Withey made one shot in the 2nd half and hardly got any rebounds. McGary was pushing Withey farther and farther away from the basket as the game moved along. Offensively McGary put in a shot off the glass with his right hand with Withey guarding him, then in OT, Stauskas hit McGary in the post with M down a basket, McGary faced up and buried a 7 foot baseline jumper over Withey to put M up a point. Moments later with M up a point, Trey missed a running left hander, McGary grabbed the board and put in a left hand banker over Withey. McGary outplayed Withey decisively
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I guess McGary was up to the||
I guess McGary was up to the task against Withey. McGary was a force and then Trey happened
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Mickey Lolich greatest Tiger||
Mickey Lolich greatest Tiger World Series pitcher ever. Verlander has a ways to go to match Mickey Lolich
|2 years 17 weeks ago||You and Tom Izzo, but||
You and Tom Izzo, but turnovers be happening sometime. Izzo still trying to figure out how MSU managed 18 turnovers at the Crisler Center. The last two were of the ball hawking type.
I would categorize Mitch McGary and Trey Burke as ball hawkers. It doesn't always lead to good results but they are ball hawkers.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||March 23, 1989 round of 16 in||
March 23, 1989 round of 16 in Lexington Kentucky. 3 Seed Michigan under interim head coach Steve Fisher, face up with 2 Seed North Carolina Tar Heels. Not many were confident that Michigan, amongst all their turmoil, would be able to muster the effort needed to knock off North Carolina. After all, North Carolina had knocked Michigan out of each of the two previous NCAA Tournaments, this game didn't look to be much different. But different it was, emerging legend, Glen Rice, scorched North Carolina for 34 points including 8-12 from 3 point land, as Michigan exorcised some demons and M fans started to really believe this team could win it all, which of course they did.
March 24,1987 round of 32: North Carolina 109 Michigan 97, despite 24 from Gary Grant, 22 from Glen Rice, and 20 from Antoine Joubert.
March 25, 1988, Kingdome, Seattle, Washington, round of 16: North Carolina 78 Michigan 69, despite 29 points from Rumeal Robinson and 18 from Glen Rice.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I think M might win||
I think M might win
|2 years 17 weeks ago||That sucks, we post at the||
That sucks, we post at the same time. Maybe a mod can delete my post and I will put my commentary in this thread
|2 years 17 weeks ago||You've missed a lot of||
You've missed a lot of Michigan games this year including the last two
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Going into the VCU game, Trey||
Going into the VCU game, Trey had 69 turnovers in 34 games, or about 2 a game. Against VCU he had 7. I would not label that as vintage
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I agree with that. I could||
I agree with that. I could see Morgan playing a role like Eric Riley did against Oklahoma State. Come of the bench because Webber/McGary is in foul trouble, and do a nice job against Big Country Bryant Reeves/Jeff Withey
|2 years 17 weeks ago||When Coach B decides to hang||
When Coach B decides to hang up the sneakers, a NBA team should give him one of those cushy scout jobs.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I love Trey Burke, but in his||
I love Trey Burke, but in his two years at M, his NCAA Tournament performances have been below par, when compared to his regular season performances. Ohio Bobcats last season, and South Dakota State and VCU this season, were not vintage Trey Burke outings.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Perspective||
Keep in mind your responding to a poster who wanted Beilein fired, also was very vocal about Hoke and what a disaster of a hire Hoke was. His opinions are very cursory about as deep as an Arizona river in July, he's demonstrated on multiple occasion, that his ill thought, emotionally induced ideas regarding coaches are dismal at best.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Reading betwwn the line of||
Reading betwwn the line of this presser and other Mattison pressers, Chris Wormley, in Mattison's esteemed opinion, is one of the most talented football players on the roster. Mattison doesn't ever seem to talk about Wormley, without gushing about his talent level.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Thank you to everyone for the||
Thank you to everyone for the kind words.
I thought I had hijacked Seth's project, so I held off responding, but good to see so many interested in participating.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Thanks Seth, I'm 51, in||
Thanks Seth, I'm 51, in relatively good health, and was diagnosed with prostate cancer about a month or so ago. To say I was surprised with the news would be an understatement.
Get those physicals fellas, their free, and early detection of prostate cancer is vital. A routine physical revealed my blood to have an elevated PSA level, a second test confirmed the first, and a biopsy of my prostate, (an uncomfortable procedure if there ever was one), confirmed cancer.
I will be getting my prostate removed in the next month or so. Because there is no evidence of the cancer spreading to other parts of my body from the prostate, I stand a pretty good shot of ridding my body of the cancer with the removal of my prostate, but.... you never know.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I remember some hearing he||
I remember hearing he was caught with a 6 pack the night before the Villanova game or something like that. I don't have 100% recall on the incident. The other thing I've read, can't vouch for it, Tarpley was a bad influence on Eric Turner
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Hindsight, yeah Phillinova||
Hindsight, yeah Phillinova ended up champs that year, but in the moment it was the worst M Bball life of my fandom. Even worse than the title game loss to North Carolina. What a squandering of talent with Tarpley and his alcoholism
|2 years 18 weeks ago||work in progress||
Bottom line: Michigan's Bigs aren't very good post players.
McGary especially, and Horford show promise in the low post, but they just aren't very good right now. Both are probably at least a year away from being proficient offensive players in the low post. Just look at our buddy's in EL, it's taken Nix and Payne 3 years to begin to live up to potential.
Beilein prefers to have McGary and Morgan work out of the high post and I can't say that I blame him. McGary's best plays in the paint come from offensive rebounds or hard drives from the high post. Genuine nice low post moves are few and far between, and at this point, I have little confidence when the M Bigs are attempting to score with low post moves.
I would rather see THJ flash into the low post and make a quick move on a smaller guard, than see Morgan, Horford, or McGary get the ball in the low post.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Bill Frieder had 2 Big Ten||
Bill Frieder had 2 Big Ten championship teams go out on the first weekend in '85 and '86 . That was hard to take, especially the 59-55 loss to Villinova in '85 as a 1 vs 8 seed
|2 years 18 weeks ago||just because||
Frank Clark on Braxton Miller was the best Michigan Drll from last season, albeit in a losing effort.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Similar to Bill Frieder||
Similar to Bill Frieder IMO
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Was also nice to see Amaker||
Was also nice to see Amaker get the best of Steve Alford. I don't have anything against Alford but it is still nice to see his IU ass go down in flames :)
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I love the NCAA tourney.||
I love the NCAA tourney. Sorry I hurt your feelings.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||It al starts with defense.||
It al starts with defense. According to St. Louis Billikens coach, Jim Crews, 2-0 vs VCU this season, the way to beat VCU: "get stops". VCU can't press if they don't make shots.
Michigan has played well against this type of team in the recent past. M beat Arkansas this year, narrow loss on road to Ark. last season. M also beat Memphis pretty good last season, and destroyed Tennessee 2 years ago.
I think Beilein, with his young team, would much rather play a team like VCU, as opposed to a grind it out, milk every possession, half court oriented defense, Wisconsin like team
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I always thought Joe Bolden||
I always thought Joe Bolden might end up at Sam. Bolden is a little light right now, but I think he can possibly spell Cam at Sam.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||You would think with all the||
You would think with all the time doctors have to prepare for torn acls, they would have prevented it by now. Total lack of effort by the doctors, and if the patients had any heart at all, they wouldn't even get this injury.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I tried to warn you peoples.||
I tried to warn you peoples. The Apocalypse is upon us.
In these last days the spartans will lie down with jackrabbits
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Horrible news. Michigan just||
Horrible news. Michigan just lost their best football player IMO.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||M just needs to bring the DMo||
M just needs to bring the DMo to Stu type swag to the Palace
|2 years 18 weeks ago||If he can't take Bobcats||
If he can't take Bobcats seriously, how is he going to get motivated for the Twist contest at Jackrabbit Slims?
I'm Vincent Vega
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I have M, MSU, Ohio State,||
I have M, MSU, Ohio State, and Indiana in my FF, with M winning it all.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Players need a Union. They||
Players need a Union. They should Strike the first week of the football season and watch the NCAA squirm.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Awesome, I didn't pay any||
Awesome, I didn't pay any attention to this topic until now. Trey is deserving, but I'm still a little shocked he actually won.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||If you are coming from south||
If you are coming from south of the Palace, it is much easier to get to if you skip the first exit, 81 I think, and hit the first exit north of the Palace and come in from the north. Really easy to do these days with GPS.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Booing happens all the time||
Booing happens all the time in sports. I guarantee you when Ohio State comes out of the tunnel at the Big House this November they are going to hear some boos.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Lighten up Francis. Are you||
Lighten up Francis. Are you kidding me? You make it sound like drudgery. These events are fun and it is interesting to see which way the crowd is swayed. I think it will be fun if either M or MSU or both get some Goliath booing at the Palace. Afterwards you hit the bars, meet some neat people from other parts of the USA, and share a few cold ones.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Whenever I've gone, I've||
Whenever I've gone, I've bought tickets for all sessions. It is a hoop lovers wet dream, you get to see 6 games in one weekend, including (2 hopefully), of your favorite team.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Good one. Another good||
Good one. Another good example: Henry Ford II was name after his grandfather, Henry Ford.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I am responding to what the||
I am responding to what the OP put in his OP.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Not to nitpick....but Canton||
Not to nitpick....but Canton is not in Lorain County, where the arrest took place. Other than that, yeah, prob the same Jerald Robinson
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I think Brian is using a||
I think Brian is using a roster from the bowl game or maybe from spring of 2012 because many of his weights listed don't correspond with the Mgoblue 2012 football roster.
Brian is however, using the Mgoblue 2013 spring roster as listed on their website. It's a little confusing but I can deal with it.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I am not sure where Brian is||
I am not sure where Brian is getting his numbers, but according to Mgoblue Bolden was 223 last season
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Good one. I thought he did. I||
Good one. I thought he did. I will leave it for now, but it's definitely going to committee
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Wellman is slimming these||
Wellman is slimming these boys down. IIRC, Demens dropped 6 lbs between his Sr. and Jr. season.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||In other useless trivia:||
In other useless trivia: Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil fame, finished 10th in Michigan Mr. Basketball voting in 1995
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I was hoping Walton won to||
I was hoping Walton won to inch M closer to MSU in Michigan Mr. Basketball attending their school. As of now MSU has 13, Michigan 10 and the field has 10
|2 years 18 weeks ago||No long argument from me. You||
No long argument from me. You stated the following as fact, not opinion, what are you basing it on?
Regarding Justice Hayes:
|2 years 18 weeks ago||That explains it well enough||
That explains it well enough for me; You are pulling it out of your rear.
Is this the same football watching that enabled you to determine Denard would never be a QB because he was on the track team
|2 years 18 weeks ago||How have you deternined Hayes||
How have you deternined Hayes can't break tackles? I think you are pulling that one out of your rear.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I've been reading the experts||
I've been reading the experts on this blog and from I can gather M must be on the bubble. Going to be exciting once again to see if they get in the tourney.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Preach brother. Everyday on||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||The only reason to be shocked||
The only reason to be shocked by Kovacs, a 4 year starter at M, and clearly a very good athlete, getting drafted, is buying in to the group think of this blog that Kovacs succeeded because he was white, smart, and gritty. Remove your stereotype blinders, forget Kovacs race, and you will find a very good football player.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Even though I don't know what||
Even though I don't know what it is, Hoke had me wantin' to go out on the streets and Pitchfork some poor fool. I would love to pitchfork Tom Crean
Me with a pitchfork:
My bad ass wife with a pitchfork. Just might make it my avatar:
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Funchess is at least 6'7''||
Funchess is at least 6'7'' now
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Well there is still time||
Well there is still time until the fall, but it looks as though coaches could be emphasizing speed over size, at least at linebacker. None of the linebackers made significant weight gains and a couple lost weight compared to the 2012 fall roster.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||The expert line was 100%||
The expert line was 100% tongue in cheek.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||You are almost assuredly||
You are almost assuredly correct and I should have caught that. I just copy and pasted from the spring roster.