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|1 week 11 hours ago||Watkins||
Other recruits (Watkins and Scott the only two I actually know of) have chosen Clemson over Michigan in completely different recruiting situations, therefore that makes Clemson the favorite or at least a huge threat for Gary because Michigan just can't close on big time recruits vs. Clemson.
Or so the extremly panicked and pessimistic people around here would have you believe.
|1 week 6 days ago||Manuel||
I think everyone is excited to have AD who has experience running an athletic department and working in college athletics and is familar with Michigan and what is needed to work there. You will get the occasional Hackett with no prior athletic department experience, but I think people are now very resistent to another business hire aafter notable high profile failures like Brandon and Steve Patterson at Texas.
I don't know the stats for AD's across all of college sports, but it would seem like the safer road in AD selection is someone with experience, and at this point Michigan needs a safe pick, who will keep things going well, not a risky selection to shake things up, at least that is my opinion.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Thanks||
Thanks for the response. I knew she was the runner up last year and Haeger graduated, but I assumed there were other really good players coming back and wasn't sure whether the was the favorite, or just one of a few on a short list preseason.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Romero||
For anyone here with more softball knowledge then me, is she the favorite to win NPOY heading into the season?
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Connor Cook||
But how will this affect DPJ and other recruits?
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Attention||
Have to take the good with the bad when it comes to Harbaugh. He is always drawing huge amounts of attention to himself and the Michigan football program. This means tons of talk about the summer swarm tour and his recruiting sleep overs and a lot of talk when he does something potentially "bad".
People are tired of talking about the SEC doing this because it has been going on for years and is not going to change, this is seemingly new to Michigan. Michigan has always, and presumably will always draw a lot of attention, so naturally there is going to be a lot of talk when Michigan starts recruiting like SEC teams.
I am not trying to pick on you directly, but fans need to accept the negative attention that comes along with all the positive attention. Michigan is a target, which comes with being a historically great university and football program. I would much rather all this attention then the constant whining and complaining that comes with being an MSU fan about how no one ever pays any attention to you.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Sumlin||
I mean he is one really bad year away from basically being Brady Hoke isn't he? Huge success in the first year with another coaches players carried by a superstar playmaker at QB (Manziel and Denard) then settled into a string of great recruiting success but mediocre results on the field.
He followed up his 10 and 2 season and a win over Bama with 8 - 4, 7 - 5, and now 8 - 4 again. Not to mention the second highly regarded QB to transfer in as many years. If he really wanted an NFL head coaching gig he should have jumped after year two.
But Herman at a place like TAMU or Texas could be scary.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Coach Flood||
10 current job openings in college football, and yet Kyle Flood, a guy who sent an e-mail to a professor to try and get a players grade changed, can't recruit that well and hasn't had great results on the field still has a job. Nothing crazier then college football.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke||
Weren't there rumors floating around when Meyer first took the OSU job that his staff was telling recruits Hoke would look at NFL jobs? Laughable I know, but I feel like that was a thing.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Why does Hunwick belong in a||
Why does Hunwick belong in a discussion above Denard but not Romero? In addition, why is a women rewriting Michigan softball records not in a discussion to be above Denard other then you liking football, basketball and hockey more then softball?
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|38 weeks 6 days ago||Triangle Posbang||
Durham resident checking in. Where are we meeting for beers before the game?
|38 weeks 6 days ago||U of M/NC State||
My NC State friends down here are saying there should be no problem getting tickets. Should be able to got to StubHub or the like and get relatively inexpensive tickets.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Don't Worry||
I logged in so I could down vote him and I doubt I was the only one.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Cardale||
You do know he said this was a joke correct?
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh||
I want Harbaugh to succeed as a the head coach here for the obvious reason of loving Michigan football. But now I want him to succeed even more becasue this has been such a great few months with him as coach because he just does not care about what anyone thinks about him and it is amazing.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Bo Ryan||
I think it is far to early to say there has been much change in Bo Ryan. I think his scheme and style of play have remained largely the same, he just has more talent at his disposal then he has ever had before, so his offensive efficiency has shot through the roof.
I wonder if this is a lasting trend for Wisconsin. Next year without Kaminsky and possible Dekker, along with losing Gasser and Jackson, will Wisconsin still be great offensivly or will they regress and Bo Ryan go back ot winning games 42 - 41.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Wisconsin and Kentucky||
I have never found Wisconsin's offense ugly, I think it is well taught and well executed. It is their clutch and grab defense I find ugly.
As for Kentucky, I agree their offense is ugly, because their offense is non-existent. For all their talent I am not sure any of them actually know how to play basketball involving the four other guys on the court.
With all that being said, I would much rather have an offense like Michigan the last two years or Notre Dame this year. Also well taught and executed, space the floor, have good shooters and take the first quality look available. Wisconsins offense is fine, but I would prefer a bit more of a wide open game with less shots taken with under 10 seconds on the shot clock. I could be wrong, but I think Wisconsins offense would be just as efficient but would have even more possessions if the shot clock was shortened from 35.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Bo Ryan||
I never denied he is a really good basketbal coach. Since he has been at Wisconsin they have never finished lower than 4th in the league, that is really impressive.
But I dispute your, "he did what he needed to do". Other coaches with limited talent succeed without playing a slow, grind it out, ugly style of basketball. But regardless, he is a quality basketball coach.
I will be interested to see if he can maintain this really high level of success or if it is a flash in the pan built on good coaching and some good luck (Kaminsky developing beyond anyones expectations and 2 really good basketball players, Dekker and Koening, growing up in Wisconsin).
|44 weeks 2 days ago||What a strange new world||
I am amazed at the number of people here who are crying foul over Bo Ryan not getting into the HOF this year. Don't we hate Bo Ryan? Isn't he alien Hitler or the vanguard of the bug people? He is still one of the biggest complainers to the refs in college basketball despite his teams undercutting shooters and bumping every guy who drives to the lane without anything getting called against them.
I guess when compared to Coach Cal he looks pretty good, I am just surprised at the number of people here calling for his immediate enshrinement into the HOF.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Kentucky||
Guys can overcome it (like WCS) but I wonder if some point the system will eventually catch up to Kentucky and some guys decide against it due to their desire to be the focal point and not risk being buried if they don't excell year 1.
Of course, by that time Cal might have another national title or two, so not like he has any need to worry about that now.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Development||
Not to nitpick, I see 3 Kentucky Freshman in the first round and WCS (a JR) as the 4th. My lack of development is a comment on how at this point, with the level of recruiting Kentucky is doing, anyone who doesn't go in the first round is a dissapointment.
The Harrison twins were the 3rd and 5th best players in the country coming out of high school, Darkari Johnson the 8th and Marcus Lee the 14th. Right now, only one of those guys is projected to get drafted, and that is Johnson in the second round. Yes Randle and Young were 1st rounders, and there is time yet for others, but Kentucky got 6 of the top 14 players, and so far only 2 first rounders out if it.
Not everyone is going to work out, that is the nature of college basketball, but if Kentucky is selling themselves on being an NBA factory last years class is not a great example for them so far. They are the class of college basketball and Cal is a recruiter on a whole different level. With that said, maybe I am just being a hater, maybe last years class was an abberation or maybe its the way the NBA draft works, but it seems like the longer guys stay at Kentucky, the less chance they have of going in the first round.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Well Dang||
When you back up your point with facts instead of unsubstantiated opinions it makes it tough to argue against. I never realized Cal has had that much success, that is an impressive run. I still don't understand how he manages to sell these guys when they will be coming off the bench and getting reduced minutes, but the man is a great salesman.
I still think most of these guys can go to a lot of programs, have on court success and get drafted in the lottery, but when one guy has managed to play the system so well and get so much talent, it becomes difficult to argue against all the top players following suit.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Logjam||
I agree that it will be interesting to see what happens with Kentucky's roster over the next two years. Are guys going to start leaving early even with second round grades? Are we going to see more guys transfer after two years, either by their choosing or at some strong urging from Cal?
I don't look at a ton of mock draft stuff but which of these Kentucky players are projected to go in the first round? Are Booker or their PG (Ulis? or is that the Duke guy?) projected as first rounders? At some point there has to be a roster crunch and I wonder if the potential lack of development will ever catch up with them recruiting wise.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Kentucky's "Veterans"||
The examples you gave, WCS, Daraki and the Harrison's just make me wonder even more why so many top recruits go there. There is only so much opportunity to really showcase what you can do on such a loaded team. If you aren't a physical freak, like Julius Randle or Karl Towns, your reduced minutes can lead to a lack of opportunity and before you know it you are a SO or JR, losing playing time to younger guys and seeing your NBA potential fade.
Why take that risk and go to such a loaded team? Kansas seems to get 2ish of those super star guys every year instead of 5, they stay for a year, get plenty of opportunity to showcase their potential and are gone. I guess all of the guys who choose Kentucky assume they are to good to be the guy pushed to the side, but it just seems like an odd choice if so many of these guys go there because its an NBA factory.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Kentucky||
They are clearly the top when it comes to landing the best players, but its not like they are the only game in town. You can pick any number of schools, play there for one year or more and be on a quality national championship contender and still be a high lottery pick. Kentucky is not the only school that produces NBA talent while being a good college team.
You wonder why any top recruit doesn't go there and I wonder why so many do. The potential cheating angle aside what really separates them from Duke, UNC, Kansas, Arizona or the other super elite?
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Attack on Titan gif = +1||
Also what does "dream school" mean to high schoolers these days. I assume the recruits must say it about a lot of different schools during the recruiting process.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Looks that way||
Guess I should have read your response before replying with largely the same information, would have saved me the time of typing out the response.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Constructive Criticism?||
Do you know what that term means? Saying that there is no one to blame for the poor showing but Beilein this year is not constructive criticism. You made an inflamatory statement about a beloved coach and people got upset with you. Don't try to play it off like you are some victim of unfair attacks by claiming constructive criticism.
Maybe next time offer up a few complaints or things to improve on in your initial comments instead up just that there is "no one to blame but JB". He made some bad coaching decisions this year, but to say he bears all the blame when his two best players were injured for large parts of the year is just as bad as all the people you complain about who refuse to criticize him at all.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Expectations||
I also think you are reading way to much into coach speak after four days of practice about "competition" and "every spot being available". Harbaugh is walking in to a completly new set of players and loves competition, so he is throwing everything open depsite knowing there are probably more than a few positions locked up.
There may be no proven stars but it is pretty safe to say, barring injuries, we will see a lot of Lewis, Countess, Peppers and Wilson in the secondary. I bet Morgan, Bolden and Ross see a lot of time at LB and the D-line sees a heavy rotation of Glasgow, Pipkins, Mone and Henry amoung others.
The line will have Cole somewhere on it, probably Glasgow and Kalis as well. Your TE's are Butt and Bunting in certain situations. There are a bunch of guys who I would classify as returning starters (or close enough) who are clearly good enough that no one is going to beat them out, the ones you claimed Michigan is lacking.
Michigan has enough talent to compete in the Big Ten, 10 wins might be a long shot, but there is no reason to complain about the coaches refusing to annoint starters after their first four practices at Michigan.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||What were you expecting?||
They have had what, 4 practices under a new regime with a program coming off a below .500 year. How many positions do you want to be locked down off a team that was as bad as last years team was?
I agree there is no guarantee anyone who wins the competition will be any good, especially at QB, but it is way to early to start talking about how all this "competition" would make you more nervous about next years team.