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|2 days 14 hours ago||Kawakami||
It should be "I couldn't care less". As in "I couldn't care less what a journalist who makes basic grammatical errors thinks."
|2 days 19 hours ago||Huh?||
|3 days 11 hours ago||Good||
Every MSU qb needs to get his ass kicked before graduating. Hope we give Cook the honor
|3 days 17 hours ago||Is it a foregone conclusion||
That Vic Fangio will stay in the NFL? Would LOVE if Harbaugh brought him along...but I suppose there will be other vacancies he could take (perhaps even as a head coach). Would love if Chip Kelly somehow got him to save that train wreck of a defense.
|4 days 10 hours ago||They should look strongly at Darell Bavell||
In fact I think that will be the move. He's Seattle's offensive coordinator and has practiced against Pete Carroll's defense (also known as SF's kryptonite) for the past two years. SHould help Kaepernick and revitalize that offense while also coming from a culture of strong defense.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Sexy Rexy's next job will be as DC||
Hopefully in Philadelphia
|4 days 11 hours ago||Umm what||
Chip Kelly is 19-11 with a division championship. Last season, the Eagles finished second in total offense and this year they are ranked fifth in toal offense. They did this with Nick Foles at quarterback last year, and Mark Sanchez (YES THAT MARK SANCHEZ) at qb for much of this year.
The Eagles did not look great look yesterday in defeat against Dallas (a team which has also beaten Seattle on the road, btw) but the team was 4-12 before Chip took over amidst the Dream Team debacle. They still don't have a secondary, a franchise qb, or a #2 receiver (and even Maclin is not a true superstar). And Chip still has them in the thick of the playoff race.
To say that the NFL has "figured out" Kelly's scheme is ridiculous. He looks like one of the best coaches in the NFL.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Ohio State plays a 2-3 zone||
With you know...actual basketball players. That game is probably going to be ugly
|1 week 13 hours ago||Have you met our friends||
EMU and NJIT?
If anything, Kenpom and Vegas are giving Michigan too much credit. I just hope it's not too much of a bloodbath
|1 week 13 hours ago||Prediction||
|1 week 1 day ago||Hope he didn't catch||
The last two games
|1 week 2 days ago||Don't be so Dramatic||
|1 week 2 days ago||NOPE||
Timmy plays ZERO defense (which is NOT the case with Melo, no matter how much that might suit your narrative). Melo has actually done a decent job of passing out of the high post in the triangle: he's the only one that seems to "get" it.
Timmy is a one-dimensional player at this point.
|1 week 2 days ago||Let's stop blaming the NCAA||
Mitch is one player. Losing one good player is NOT an excuse for losing to no name teams.
Someone mentioned that EMU had a player with high-major offers and their players have some talent. LeVert will have NBA offers after the season, and Irvin was a 5-star. There is NO excuse for these players to lose, and blaming the Mitch situation (Mitchuation?) is a cheap cop out.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm getting annoyed||
With how much Beilein gives credit to the other team. When it's Kentucky, fine. When it's NJIT and Eastern? OWN UP.
He called Eastern the best zone he's ever seen. That's possible...or it's possible that you were watching the worst zone offense you'd ever seen. I'm going to go with that because if their zone was really that good they wouldn't be playing at EASTERN FUCKING MICHIGAN.
Same thing with NJIT. I don't want to hear "give the other team credit." I want to hear "we look like dog shit, here's my plan for how we can stop looking like dog shit."
|1 week 2 days ago||Ehh||
I think that says more about Villanova and Oregon than us. Like if I was on Villanova, I would be asking myself "How in God's name did we nearly lose to a team that lost to NJIT and Eastern?"
|1 week 3 days ago||One has to wonder||
If the entitlement that was rampant on the football team is infecting other sports as well. Maybe Walton and Irvin are unable to make a true sophomore leap because they came in as highly rated recruits (unlike Stauskas, LeVert, Morris, Burke) because they lacked the same hunger.
I have zero optimism. The fact that a John Beilein-coached offense with a lottery pick, a five-star shooting guard, and two high four stars scored 42 points against EASTERN FUCKING MICHIGAN is shameful and largely brings into doubt the results of the last two seasons. Perhaps they were just flukes as a result of two POY-caliber players catching fire.
I can already predict how the rest of the season is going to go. Michigan is going to play Arizona "close" but still lose by 8-10 points and people will try to cling onto it. They could lose to SMU, they will probably drop 1-2 games against terrible teams in the B1G and lose nearly every tough game they play. End up something like 18-12 and on the bubble, but without any real signature wins.
Buckle up. And I'd be shocked if Jaylen Brown decided to go to a school that lost to NJIT and EMU at home in back-to-back games.
|1 week 3 days ago||If they keep it close||
I will expect pigs to start flying out of my ass
|1 week 3 days ago||I've always been skeptical of US News and Forbes||
London Times would have been a better ranking to cite. Or the peer assessment score in US News (which is just a measure of a university's prestige)
|1 week 3 days ago||Doubtful||
It will likely be another ugly game. I hope Donnal takes more threes though...we know he's going to be somewhere between mediocre and terrible defensively, but if he can truly stretch the floor on offense it should mitigate that somewhat.
We are unlikely to improve much on defense or the glass, but good as the offense is, perhaps there is room to reach elite levels.
|1 week 3 days ago||We should be 14th||
Even Rutgers would beat NJIT.
|1 week 3 days ago||Still not better than Z-BO||
Randolph has been a double-double machine his entire career. And a plus defensive player too.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If we do hire Les Miles||
Does that make it possible/likely that Pelini comes along as DC?
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Good! Good||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not as confident||
Nova is a lot like Oregon in that they have long wings who crash the boards. They also have a true center. Very worried about the matchup with Pinkston. I don't think Chatman can handle his size or experience.
Expect Michigan to give up a lot of second chance points. They'll have to shoot well to compensate.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Ugh.||
I'm more interested in what happens against OSU on Feb 22.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Playing with house money||
Villanova looked really good in dismantling VCU and will finish the year very high. If MIchigan wins, it will be a great notch on the resume, but a loss here wouldn't be bad. Michigan has already accomplished a passing grade for coming to Barclay's (solid win over Oregon, opportunity for another game against a highly-ranked opponent) and a win tonight would just be icing.
Having said that, I really hope we can pull it off! Kam is going to need to have a big game.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Still don't think Spike should start||
One, he gives us production off the bench that no other fresman can provide right now.
Two, he is still a liability on defense, and this is after reaching (what I believe) to be his ceiling). Tonight, I could not point out a bad decision Spike made on defense. He closed out on threes aggressively, but it didn't matter because guys could shoot over him.
He's a good player and I want him in at crunch time. But if this team is going to make noise in March, Kam Chatman HAS to be a factor.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I see very little distinction||
Between Plans B and C.
Would way rather have a hotshot coordinator like Herman at that point.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Can we||
Get the preview for the basketball game up. That's what I want to think about