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|4 hours 31 min ago||Why? I'm pretty much||
I'm pretty much indifferent to them. I can tolerate them at lot more than some other teams in the league.
|4 hours 49 min ago||I'm not that down on||
I'm not that down on Beilein's recruiting.
All five members of the 2014 recruiting class (Wilson, MAAR, Dawkins, Chapman, Doyle) have started for us, and the first two are key members of this year's team. The much bigger issue IMO is that three of them have since transferred. While we don't necessarily miss them this year (maybe Dawkins) I think we can raise some questions about Beilein's roster management over the years; he's lost his share of transfers.
The 2015 class was just Wagner and Robinson (transfer) - hard to complain about those two.
The 2016 class admittedly hasn't had much of an impact, but they are true freshmen on a relatively experienced team. Time will tell with them. Simpson is starting to show us glimpses of why he was Mr. Basketball in Ohio.
I'm excited about the 2017 class. I think there's a lot of potential there.
|13 hours 50 min ago||It's his overall frustrating||
It never ceases to amaze me how many MGoBlog posters are convinced, in the face of all available evidence, that Beilein is a bad offensive coach. It's as illogical as arguing that Harbaugh is a bad QB coach. I mean, you can argue that at the defensive end, his teams haven't been that good, but offensively?
Every year we rank very highly in offensive efficiency (and have been #1 nationally before), and every TV broadcast, the announcers sing his praises as an offensive mind. Still, so many people refuse to buy it. It's mystifying.
|1 day 24 min ago||Olympique Lyonnais is the||
Olympique Lyonnais is the club's full name but it's normally just called Lyon.
|1 day 12 hours ago||If you mean the Big Ten||
If you mean the Big Ten standings, we're tied for 6th . . . but if MSU loses tomorrow, we'll be tied for 5th.
This is in a 14-team conference with very unbalanced scheduling, keep in mind.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Did you also think Jabrill||
Did you also think Jabrill Peppers might be our best football player?
|1 day 14 hours ago||There's more to this team||
There's more to this team than just 3-point shooting. We shot 11-26 (42.3%) from 3 today, which is solid but hardly out of this world.
What really tells the tale for this team is how we shoot inside the arc. When we are getting points at the rim, that's when our offense is humming, and we win. This is where Wagner is so critical, because he's a matchup nightmare for opposing 5s - they can't stay in front of him on his drives. When Wagner is on the floor for 25+ minutes, we've won almost every game.
Wilson is also quite good at putting the ball on the floor. I feel like he needs to look for the drive a little more often.
|1 day 15 hours ago||He's the best rebounding||
He's the best rebounding small guard I can remember. Amazing.
|1 day 15 hours ago||—the normally hot-shooting||
This Big Ten season has been an argument for the case that 3-point defense is largely random. After our opponents shot the lights out in the first 4-5 games of league play, things did in fact regress to the mean.
|1 day 16 hours ago||This "trend" is based mostly||
This "trend" is based mostly on the last two years, when injuries took their toll.
In 2014 we finished the regular season on a six-game winning streak. We had a little slipup in the middle of conference play and that was it.
In 2013, we did have a slump towards the end (when Morgan was out and McGary hadn't quite hit his stride).
In 2012 we finished strongly to win the Big Ten.
2011 of course was like this season.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Yeah, I am pulling for Nice||
Yeah, I am pulling for Nice to win the league. Love that city and it can use some good feeling after last summer's tragedy.
They also have a great new stadium.
|1 day 16 hours ago||That coincided with Jordan||
That coincided with Jordan Morgan's ankle injury.
|1 day 23 hours ago||We haven't had much rest||
We haven't had much rest lately. Hopefully he has his legs today.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Auburn has a better history||
Auburn has a better history than MSU. I could see Oklahoma State.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Tom Izzo must stay up at||
Tom Izzo must stay up at night thinking about Swanigan decommitting from MSU.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Yikes.||
|2 days 19 hours ago||"Not at all" seems a bit too||
"Not at all" seems a bit too laid-back for sports fandom. If a guy on the opposing team hits a 3, dangit, it bugs me.
(I still enjoy this metric a lot.)
|3 days 1 hour ago||Great comparison. It does||
Great comparison. It does seem that way.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Well, there is zero doubt||
Well, there is zero doubt this time that it was deliberate.
Something's not right with him. He can't seem to control his emotions. It's time to suspend him.
|3 days 19 hours ago||If we were to win our last||
If we were to win our last three games and a couple in the BTT, we might be able to play our way up to a 6 seed.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Still don't see why you'd be||
Still don't see why you'd be happy with a 12-point loss.
Incidentally, we beat them last year in Crisler.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Why?||
Plenty of teams have played them closer than that. PSU just lost a close game to them last night.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Would a win at Northwestern||
Would a win at Northwestern not qualify as a "statement"?
|4 days 14 hours ago||A win is a win, but man.||
A win is a win, but man.
|4 days 23 hours ago||No dice||
We don't have to take that from you guys in the freak time zones. We are 47% of the U.S. population, man. And about 99% of the population of Michigan. (A little bit of the U.P. wants to be a rebel.)
Seriously, though, it's probably helpful to use the time that most people here live in.
|5 days 2 hours ago||*These are Central Time.||
But most of the rest of us are in the Eastern time zone. You could do us a solid.
|5 days 2 hours ago||You just know that's probably||
You just know that's probably going to happen - and they'll lose a couple of them in overtime. Northwestern basketball can't have nice things.
|5 days 4 hours ago||That first headline freaked||
That first headline freaked me out until I saw that it was from 2015.
|5 days 4 hours ago||I don't know for a fact, but||
I don't know for a fact, but I'd imagine he played in the '89 Virginia game where we won by 37.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Top 5 every year? We didn't||
Top 5 every year? We didn't make the tournament at all from 1980-84.
After that we picked it up (though 1985 and 1986 were probably the only actual top-5 teams entering the tourney) but Frieder was awful in the tournament - five wins in four appearances.