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|5 hours 40 min ago||Ii agree||
He's not a BAD player at all, he just always seemed to be on the short end of a matchup problem in the Big Ten. Tough to shine in that situation.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Gotta do what he feels is best.||
If the kid wants to be an RB, there is probably a smaller school that will give him carries at RB. If he wasn't going to get that at Michigan, well he has a limited number of years of football left. Good on him for taking control of his future, and good on the Michigan coaches for being honest with him. Harbaugh and Co. roll a large # of RBs. If he wasn't going to be in that mix, well, then he wasn't going in the right direction.
There is no dishonor in competing for a spot at Michigan, assessing your place, and then admitting you aren't ever going to get where you want to go. If the coaches are talking about changing your position, you probably aren't getting where you need to be.
Obviously as a fan I would have preferred him to stay as a FB. But he has to do what he feels is best for him.
Good luck to Mr. Davis, whereever he ends up.
|2 days 4 hours ago||It is usually tough||
for freshman receivers to get targets because of upperclassmen hogging all the snaps. That may not be an issue on our team this year.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Saying it is massive is an understatement||
Being a first-round pick is winning a lottery ticket.
Being a second-round pick is almost worthless. It is basically equivalent to a roster try-out. Which isn't TOTALLY worthless if you go in there and set the world on fire, but that takes a lot of doing.
Second round contracts are not guaranteed, meaning the players can be cut at any time, even before the season starts. So they may get very little money, possibly almost nothing. . Even the LAST pick in the 1st round gets a minimum of around 2.4-2.5 million.
|4 days 3 hours ago||BTW People bitching about how Michigan lost||
should have watched the Arizona game. They were up 8 with 3:30 to go over an 11 seed and proceeded to be outscored 12-2 over the rest of the game to lose. That's an Arizona team that was 32-4 going into the game and whose 4 losses were all to Sweet 16 teams (UCLA, Oregon, Gonzaga and Butler).
So, that's college basketball. S*** happens.
|4 days 4 hours ago||That's the thing||
Michigan wins games by shooting well. They didn't. They shot like crap. And still only lost by 1.
What are you going to do? If you had told me Michigan would shoot that poorly and still have a Derrick Walton jumper to win the game, I'd have taken it. If Michigan shoots normally they blow Oregon off the floor. But if Oregon shoots normally they blow us off the floor. It was just a bad game, and Oregon won it by 1. They got one more bounce than we did.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Ridiculous||
It was a coin flip game. I'd say the shot from Walton is probably 50/50 to go in. It didn't go in. Whatever Oregon shot terrible. We shot terrible. One team won. It wasn't us.
They missed 7 free throws. Did they not want to make those free throws?
Neither team played very well. It was an ugly game. But someone had to win.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Hey||
I know PHILA sucks, but at least he is away from the total s*** show that was the Kings. Losing and scoring 20 is better than losing and never touching the ball.
|4 days 7 hours ago||C'mon. We lost becase we shot poorly||
Wagner shot 3-10, 0-4 from 3.
Robinson shot 3-8.
We lost by ONE POINT. We needed ONE MORE BUCKET to go in. It didn't.
When your team is based on shooting well and you don't and you still only lose by 1 point, well, whatever.
|1 week 5 hours ago||This thread||
makes me sad, and yet at the same time, explains so much.
|1 week 17 hours ago||But||
do you want to face Kansas in a de facto road game? Even during our current hot streak, we still suck on the road.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I think Wagner & Wilson are both 1st rounders eventually||
But I think both of them could raise their stock by staying another year. Best case scenario--they get enough attention from the NBA that they can take out big $$$ insurance policies on themselves to protect against major injuries and still play for one more season to improve their draft stock.
|1 week 1 day ago||Boucher||
was injured before the tournament was seeded. Supposedly they take injuries into account.
That being said, our 7 seed was clearly wrong. There is no way we weren't at least a 6 seed. But it is hard to be upset when Wisconsin clearly got seed-hosed way worse than us. How anyone can say with a straight face that they were an 8-seed is just beyond me, and they clearly have proven it.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hey bright guy||
I spelled "obviously" wrong too, but your spelling check of my internet message board post failed to point that out.
|1 week 1 day ago||But But But||
The analysts said the ACC was by far the strongest conference!
|1 week 1 day ago||Louisville had it partially right||
Completely shut down the 3 ball. But they screwed up by letting Wagner run wild like that. And they struggled way too much on offense in the 2nd half.
If they shoot well in the 2nd half and don't let Wagner look like an NBA player, they beat us. Lucky for us, that didn't happen. Honestly, I think their general strategy was pretty good. Our guys just executed too well.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't want to play Kansas in Kansas City||
I don't care how well we are playing, we have NOT been a good road team this year.
|1 week 1 day ago||IMO it is recruiting||
Beilien values basketball skill over all else. Therefore you see us have big men like Wilson and Wagner who can face up, shoot 3's and dribble-drive penetrate to the hole. What we DON'T have is a bunch of football players playing basketball who rebound like crazy and never shoot from more than 3 feet away from the basket. AKA we have no Rick Mahorns. Guys with tons of offensive skill tend to be leaner and less bulky--therefore they get pushed around a bit more. Obviously there are exceptions, but those guys don't stick around in college long these days.
Now, you can obivously WIN with Rick Mahorn. It just isn't the way Belien does things. He wants everyone on the floor to be an offensive weapon from any location. And let's face it--Rick Mahorn was only an offensive weapon when he was offensive rebounding or dunking.
Personally I wouldn't mind Beilien bringing in a bruiser or two to play D and rebound. Minnesota has a full team of them. But that just hasn't been the way he has ever done things.
|1 week 1 day ago||Seriously||
Most of the 8-0 run was just terrible officiating. First, Walton stripped the ball clean and they called a foul So that's one free point. Then Wagner had a clean steal and was going in for a dunk when they called the bullshit foul on him. So that's 2 more free points they gave Louisville plus 2 they took away from us.
8-0 run should have been a relatively normal 5-2 sequence.
|1 week 1 day ago||Loved him throwing his player under the bus there too||
Mentioning his one guy going 0-9 from the field and then playing suck-ass defense because of it and talking it all up like it was some sort of "coaching lesson" and not just him tossing the guy right under the wheels. Super classy you oil-haired jackass.
|1 week 1 day ago||Rhode Island of course||
They lost 9 games including games to Fordham (Kenpom #204), Lasalle (Kenpom #137) and Richmond (Kenpom #86). They are not an elite team. When they play well they are very solid. But even with Oregon being injured they presest way more of a danger.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think the preview touches on a key point here||
I think we need Walton and MAAR to go to the hoop hard in the first 10 minutes of both halves to pick up fouls. Even if they have trouble converting, the extra fouls should pay off on the back end when we get to the bouus. I feel like are going to need to shoot a bunch of FT to win this game.
This may be a MAAR street-ball special. He has a knack for finishing at bizarre angles in against the trees. Maybe he can go at them early and pick up some extra fouls while he is at it.
|1 week 2 days ago||That was a scouting report failure||
Everyone KNEW Hancock could shoot 3s. Letting him get all of those open looks in a row was just criminal, and it killed us.
Spike on the other hand, if I were them I would have been happy to let him shoot based on what our other options were (do you think they wanted Stauskas shooting?) He just was out of his mind for 20 minutes.
|1 week 2 days ago||The blown Burke block||
Wasn't even close to being the worst call of the game. The whole game was an officiating shitshow.
|1 week 3 days ago||Of course they weren't a 10 seed||
Hollis is an incompetent ass.
Oklahoma State would have finished top 3-4 in the Big Ten. They were 5-6 seed quality, as were we. Both teams were top 25 quality teams.
Us being a #7 seed was silly. Them being a #10 seed was ridiculous. This is probably the worst seeded tournament I've ever seen in my life.
|1 week 4 days ago||Minny||
Down 15 with 12 to go........
|1 week 4 days ago||That's because||
Minnesota is a roster of football players pretending to play basketball.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yep||
His dad keeps talking about how he wants to get into coaching. IMO he doesn't want to look like he's clowning it up too much instead of paying attention to what is going on.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||I honestly||
can't remember a worse seeded tournament, maybe ever.
Hollis is incompetent at everything he touches. This tournmanet is just a microcosm of the dumpster fire that is the MSU athletic department right now.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Well||
to be fair, we were hardly a normal 8 seed. There was a 4-way tie for 5th place and we just happened to come out on the bottom of it, making us the nominal 8th seed. We were a buzzer-beater away from being in a tie for 4th place and only 2 games out of a tie for 2nd.
The league had massive parity this year.