this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|2 years 4 weeks ago||Not particularly surprising,||
Not particularly surprising, but about 90% of that list could be considered northern cities, including the entire top 10.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||start of the 2nd half||
Both GRIII and Burke fouled on made jump shots (GR III's being blatantly obvious) to add to the list.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||*10 losses or not||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Beating 3 top 10 teams probably does||
So far two of them by double digits (or close). Wisconsin would have two wins each against Michigan, Indiana, and OSU. 10 wins or not they probably deserve a 3 seed with a win today and winning the BTT has a lot to do with it.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Illinois down by 20 at the||
Illinois down by 20 at the half to Wisconsin fwiw.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||25% is right||
It has more to do with where he is coming from and going to.
4* to 5* = 5/4=1.25
If he were to fall back to a 4*, it would only be a 20% drop. 4/5 =.8 (1-.8=.2)
So a 5* is 25% better than a 4*, but a 4* is only 20% worse than a 5*.
If he were to jump from a 3* to a 5*, it would actually be a 60% improvement (and 40% decline if the other way around).
|3 years 20 weeks ago||I hate to see that happen||
though I would say he is 95% to make a full recovery. It will be a lot of rehab (before and after surgery) but he could be stronger than before. Although you obviously never want this injury, this could improve his overall game. When I tore my ACL, I was able to improve my shooting and also the cerebral part of the game, having to sit and watch basketball up close he will gain insight into tendencies, etc. Wish him the best.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||completely agree||
I was going to ask because it sounded strange, but SOS is not measured by winning percentage of the teams you play, but based on rankings, BCS or otherwise, right?
|4 years 4 weeks ago||
|4 years 5 weeks ago||He lied saying it was tied to the movie at all||
Cretin Durham Hall is the private school, not Eden Prairie, so it is a stretch to say Eden Prairie was part of that at all.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||wow||
I couldn't disagree with your stance more. There is not a person in sports I now root harder against than Dan Gilbert. Guy defines douche. I became a LeBron fan because of Dan Gilbert and his comments post The Decision. I would love to see the Heat win it this year to make him look even more rediculous than he already does.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||or not||
This was entered: 48/2(9+3)
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I actually agree||
It's not that Morris' shot was a bad one, but your best case scenario is overtime, which realistically against a senior-led Duke team we likely have less than 50% chance of winning. I just felt the way we were shooting it all day that a 3 was the shot you had to take in that situation.
And Novak would have had a WIDE open 3. Singler had sunk down all the eay into the lane (rewatched it on DVR in slo-mo) and no one would have recovered fast enough to make it a contested 3. Because Novak was was the guy, I want him taking a 3 for the win. If the option was Douglas (because of his struggles lately) I would not want him taking it.
1) Novak 3
2) Morris runner
3) Douglas 3
Regardless, this is even only a debate because of how well all those guys played today. It hurts more because we were in it, but worth it to have chance. The team exceeded expectations today.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I heard there is a pos-bang party||
could resist. Go Blue!
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more||
I just saw the story, thought it was worth bringing the attention of others.
Like has been mentioned a couple times, if this is not true, at least the anonymous internet poster is not so anonymous. If untrue, he will deserve to be fired.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Added a new link||
Added a new link to the OP. Local Syracuse reporter, who may now be backing off his claim.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||It appears both spellings||
are widely accepted.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||See Seton Hall||
I believe they just beat Syracuse, Villanova, and Louisville in consecutive games, after opening the Big East 0-6
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Is that the full list of coaches?||
I didn't see anyone explicitly called out as O or D coordinator. is that accurate?
|4 years 26 weeks ago||We haven't been a top-5||
We haven't been a top-5 football program since week 1 of the 2007 season. Maybe there isn't a point where a team stops being a top-5 program.
While I agree that playing top 5s teams close would indicate some progress, but it becomes meaningless when you follow it up with losses to mid to lower level big 10 teams, in NOT close games.
Also, I didn't realize that being the 11th team in an 11 team conference was acceptable and worthy of keeping your job. As long as you are not below expectations I guess.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||WHy is this ok?||
Where was this argument when the football team lost to Wisconsin and OSU back to back? That was essentially a team with no seniors who lost to two top 10 teams. That argument didn't seem to fly with football, so why does basketball get a free pass?
The only thing I can think of is there are no expectations for the basketball team and people are ok, or reserved to the fact, that our basketball program is going to perenially be in the bottom third of the big 10.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||is that all?||
Well good. I feel better
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I don't know if i see it||
This team plays terrible against the bad B1G teams, and plays actually pretty well against the good ones, but never gets over the hump there. I'd say our chance of winning those 4 (2 vs IA, 1 IN, and PSU) are equal to our chances of losing all 4.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||there definitely are comparisons to RichRod||
Aside from both coming directly from WVa, they both seem to have gained success with different styles of play than normal successful teams (3-3-5 for rich rod, 1-3-1 defense for Beilein) and both seem to have been good at finding players that werent' very heralded and turning them into good to great players. And now it appears that both had much more success at schools most of us would argue is harder than at Michigan should be. Both had freshman that were forced to play, and then came in and had or are having drastically improved sophmore years (Denard and Darius morris). They both have had little to no success in Big 10 play. Just as Rich Rod failed to recruit and field a decent team defensively, I would argue that Beilein has failed to recruit the necessary height to compete in the big 10 and against the nation's elite teams (Zak Novak should not be your PF). Beielin is 46-63 in his first 3 years. Tommy Amaker was 109-83 at UM.
People are also making the same arguments for why the team isn't successful (too young mostly). Too much of it just feels identical to RichRod's tenure here. IMHO, it would be very hypocritical of Dave Brandon to come to a different conclusion than he did with Rich Rod after this year, which would mean UM's (arguably) second most important sport should be looking for a new head man.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||This is starting to feel like||
RichRod's first class, only focusing all on defense instead of offense. We currently have 2 offensive commits? Defense was definitely weak, but this seems overkill in the same vein of RR going for offense.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||This could be my ignorance||
but how do you pass the GMAT? isnt it a test like the LSAT or ACT where you get a score? I didnt realize there was a pass/fail designation.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Umm||
It was pretty clearly directed at you.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Pot, meet kettle||
Doesn't your signature say it all?
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Hopefully Hoke reads the board||
and gives Flowers a call today.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||In Madison||
driving to work yesterday morning, it was -10F. Apparently it was -20 over night. Oh and my furnace is broken, been living off a gas fireplace that warms 1 room.
We shouldn't be losing recruits to Wisco