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|8 weeks 3 days ago||Sucks for Kevin Sumlin||
Have heard some things on the radio about Murray here in Georgia not exactly abiding by the rules and being a team first guy. Don't know how much stock to put into that. They also were saying despite his actions, he was the preferred choice moving forward. That's why I was expecting Allen to transfer. Maybe Sumlin couldn't reign him in, maybe he didn't want to put up with rules any more? I can't imagine this is going to look good for "quarterback genius" Kevin Summit that his golden boy is a dud in the NFL and the top QB'S in two consecutive years have both transferred.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I believe this is hypocrisy from the state's AG||
There are already many forms of gambling legal in New York. It seems very self serving and disingenuous to say you are protecting the people by banning online sports gambling but still letting them visit the track and other venues to gamble. Dollars to donuts this is all about getting their piece of the pie. Once New York gets a cut they will be magically legal again. For the record I don't use either site so it's not like I have a stake in this.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||There is some overreaction here but also some truth||
This team has looked bad, and it is easy to give in to the impulse to declare them horrible. Frankly, they have looked horrible, but I would be a lot more worried if they were a finished product. We are playing without a point guard right now, and that is a big deal. Spike seems unable to give more than around 2-3 minutes at a time. I am wondering if he would have already redshirted if not for Walton's injury. So we are using Caris and MAAR as the lead gaurds. Caris has ok handle but he can't get into the lane smoothly on a consistent basis. MAAR can get into the lane at will it seems but he hasn't developed the ability to do so without attempting to score. Puts a damper on those that think he could take over as lead gaurd for a year if need be. Brian is also right in that Zak is broken. He had back surgery. Recovering from that is a whole lot of laying around. His 3 point shot is off because he doesn't have his regular leg bounce and is trying to recalibrate his shot on the fly. If we take Belein at his word and hope for a full recovery for Zak by January, then I bet his defense at the four also improves. He seems to be having more issues than usual going up against guys bigger than him on defense, and I bet his back is a large reason for that. We need Walton or Spike to be able to play to run our offense and we need a healthy zak to defend the four.
In my opinion Belein was burned by the increased expectations in recruiting. He tried to capitalize on the championship game appearance just like we wanted him to. His problem is that he won't go into the grey areas to get the recruits. All his highly ranked signees (McGary excepted) were lower ranked when they signed and then moved up. Robinson was a 3 star when he signed and a 5 star when he showed up. Irvin was a middling 4 star when he signed and a 5 star when he showed up. Stauskas was just inside the top 100, Burke and Hardaway were 3 stars. Since according to Rivals, McGary was a 4 star when he signed so I can't remember if he or Chatman are Beilen's highest ranked recruit at the time of their signing. Before that championship appearance, he hadn't really signed high ranking recruits. He had found good to great players that were under ranked, pounced on them, and then was all watched them rise in the rankings. After the championship game, he started shooting for bigger fish and came up empty. We weren't able to get the same players we had before as when the big fish shot us down, those type of players had already signed with someone else when it was us they were signing with prior. I think his only get on a priority recruit was Doyle. He seemed to prioritize him right away and got him. Everyone else in the past 2 classes was a backup. I also think because of how great Belein does in evaluating talent, there are now certain coaches that seem to follow him around. Every recruit we are looking at now, Izzo is right there with us. He wasn't doing that before when we were signing Stauskas, Robinson, and Irvin. Now he is taking the players that we passed on for the bigger fish like McQuaid, Aherns, and Bess. I think we will see Michigan go back to its previous recruiting, and we kind of already have with this incoming class to a degree once Battle decommitted.
I think we are expecting too much too soon out of some of these players. We have been spoiled a little bit at how well Caris was able to develop so quickly. We all want Dawkins to be the second coming, but there was a reason he was still available at the time we were able to get him. Same with MAAR. They have the ability to be good players, but right now they have glaring holes in their game. I don't think Dawkins is any worse defensively than last year, we just notice it more because he isn't scoring as much now that everyone is back. If Chatman could shoot better, he would be our best bet at the 4 and I think Belein wants that, which is why he kept starting him there for so long. Fingers crossed he gets his shot down. He looks much better this year confidence wise and ability wise, he just needs that shot to get more minutes. Doyle is a mystery. He seems to have regressed. I am thinking it might be confidence but I don't know. He seems to fumble every pass unless it is perfect at his face and then he fumbles some of those too. His man seems to be getting rebounds on him at will on both ends. Wagner seems to have the most promise, but he isn't strong enough or know enough about what he is doing. Ever since Donnal was benched in the Bahamas, I think he has been more aggressive, even outplaying Doyle in his brief appearences but it might be too little too late. I would like to see him more, as it can't be worse than Doyle right now. And even though Doyle is in a funk, he is only a sophmore. Wilson is still a freshman. Seems awfully early to call them busts yet. Jordan Morgan the rock he turned into his sophmore year either, but I miss him.
Bottom line, give it time. Let the key players missing heal, especially at point guard. Hopefully out of the 4 options, one will emerge at the 5 and give it some stability. The coaches have shown their ability to improve the team almost every year (the Manny Harris post tournament year the exception), and probably deserve more trust than we are giving them.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I think you are mistaken on Bradley||
I didn't watch much of the game, family obligations, but I was unfortunate enough to see the last 5 minutes. Bradley had an easy ball that he made an awful first touch on and the compounded that mistake by trying to keep possession against multiple defenders. The smart play was either a pass back to an open man add he was facing that way or just kick it out of bounds and let his team get set. He did neither and you saw what happened. He Might have played well the rest of the game for all I know but that play cost us the win
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I think the south just likes baseball more||
I moved down to Georgia recently and my experience is they just are more dedicated to the sport. I work at an embroidery and in january and february we were mainly doing baseball stuff. The amount of money the parents invest in their kids playing far excess anything I experienced in Michigan. We kick their asses in our investment into hockey.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||All this really does is hurt||
All this really does is hurt Urban's pride a little as he didn't get the best TE available. OSU is gonna get Mike Heuerman, the 4* TE from Florida and an OSU legacy. They will just rationalize he was the TE they wanted all along and Brennerman was just gonna be the gravy.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||Beilein hasn't really outrecruited Amaker with Morris||
We forget, Amaker actually recruited pretty well his first couple of years. Horton was a four star (that ranking is no longer in the rival database), Dion Harris was #28, Courtney Sims #36, Brent Petway #71, Deshawn Sims #31, and Manny #34. Amaker just couldn't develop any of that talent he got. Most were the same player as seniors that they were as Freshman. Only Horton really improved under Amaker.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||How much do we really want most of these 5 star recruits||
The majority of them leave within two years, and almost all are gone after year three. The senior class this year had 25 five star prospects coming out of high school. Seven of them finished this year still in college; Tyler Hansbrough (UNC), Greg Paulus (Duke), Byron Eaton (Oklahoma State), Tasmin Mitchell (LSU), Joe Krabbenhoft (Wisconsin), Courtney Fells (NC State), and Jovan Adams (UNLV). Of those 7, Mitchell and Adams were redshirted. I know Mitchell was injured, but have no idea about Adams. Paulus and Krabbenhoft were obviously rated higher than they should have been. In most of those cases, coaches spent year one teaching them the system and how to play with teammates. If they were actually lucky to get them for year two then they were weapons, but not many stayed that long. Now, this was the last class that could go straight to the NBA right after high school. So I also looked at the following year. There were 30 five stars in this class and 11 of them finished their junior years and almost all of them with the exception of Paul Harris, Stanley Robinson, Obi Muonelo and Brian Zoubek are expected to declare. These recruits make big splashes when they sign, but they rarely actually do much for the program. What did Texas actually get from Durant? Ohio State has had a 5 star center sign and only play on year three years running. I would rather have some players in rated in the Darius Morris range, where you can basically expect at least three years.
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Vermont is my 2nd favorite team||
I went to the frozen four that was held in Cincinnati. I think it was 1996, the year Morrison and company upset BU to win the championship. Vermont was also there and they had these two fantastic little guys who were their stars. You might have heard of one; Martin St. Louis. The other was Eric Perrin, don't think he did much in hockey after college but I could be wrong. Being a hockey player of small stature myself, it wasn't hard to root for those guys. The Vermont fan base was fantastic as well, made them very easy to like.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Ferentz actually attempted to||
Ferentz actually attempted to change his recruiting strategy a couple of years ago and started targeting some more athletic and dynamic talent, a lot of it coming from Detroit. It blew up in his face when the majority of them got into trouble and kicked off the team. The coincided with the little dip in the on-field results as well. They were counting on these players and were royally screwed when they had to scramble for replacements. It looks like Ferentz has gone back to his old recruiting method of unearthing diamonds and not taking risks on character guys.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Easy Guys||
Unfortunately for Conboy, he is getting lumped into this with Tropp. He was pissed, probably at how bad his team is this year and that they are about to be swept by their in-state rival, and wanted some sort of revenge. From the looks of it, he wanted to fight. He tried to fight Kampfer and then when Miller came in he immediately started throwing punches at him too. What he did was cheap, but you can't say he was intending to do any serious harm. He didn't continue after Kampfer while he was on the ground, he went after the next upright Michigan player. Also, it may just be my opinion as it is hard to see from the video, but he looks to actually push Tropp away from Kampfer before Miller got there. He looks to have seen what Tropp did and pushed him. He is a goon, and he did what goons do.
Tropp on the other hand did worse than what McSorley did to Brashear. McSorley hit a moving target and didn't even take a windup, just flicked his wrists basically. Tropp took a windeup at a prone player and hit a stationary target. McSorley also hit the helmet, Tropp didn't have to worry about such an obstruction. Tropp should be kicked out of the CCHA basically, as all these other incidents where people attacked others on the ice would get about a years suspension and that would bring him back at the end of next year. It doesn't matter if he has a history or not. Hockey players know where equipment is on the body, and they know where people can get hurt. People slash all the time on the arms, but you don't see too many people get too handed anywhere but the hips and the shins, where the most padding is. He was trying to hurt him. Thats probalby why Kampfer's dad reacted like he did. Tropp isn't some scrub who plays men's league and runs into people because he can't get out of his own way, he knows what he's doing and he knows better.
|7 years 12 weeks ago||I have||
It just tells me that my email is not set up properly.
|7 years 12 weeks ago||Contacting Brian||
I was hoping to email Brian but I never set up my email to outlook. I'm pretty lazy and don't wanna do it now, so he or someone else could give me his email address that would be cool. Or if that is too much, he can email me at [email protected] Muchas gracias.