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|11 weeks 3 days ago||By the time that elite 8||
By the time that elite 8 season ended Wilson, Chatman, Doyle, and Hatch had already committed. Only Rahkman and Dawkins committed after that Kentucky game.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||2014 recruiting class, coming||
2014 recruiting class, coming off a national championship game appearance:
Wilson (very limited contributions so far)
|11 weeks 3 days ago||You're right, it's not like||
You're right, it's not like we've suffered any injuries in recent seasons. No need for depth. Probably best to leave that scholarship vacant than fill it with a 5th year senior who has done everything for our program in the last few years.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Another disastrous mistake||
Another disastrous mistake managing the roster by Beilein. Who's the next diamond we're going to pluck out of the rough, develop for four years and then ship to a Big Ten rival for his last year (while we do nothing with an empty scholarship I might add)?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Why is it impossible to||
Why is it impossible to judge? Just like anything else, judge by the results. In the Stauskas/Mcgary/Burke years he did great, in the last several, not so much.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||But that's why people are||
But that's why people are upset. Bielfeldt was better than Doyle and Donnal last year and he was better than them this year. Beilein's inability to recognize that cost Michigan this season.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||One other thing to add to the||
One other thing to add to the wish list: some changes to the coaching staff. Beilein needs to look in the mirror and realize his shortcomings coaching the defensive end. I'd like him to go out and find a defensive guru to replace Bacari. There's got to be an assistant on one of the perennial defensive powerhouses like Virginia or Villanova or Uconn who we can offer a substantial raise.
I wouldn't mind letting Sanderson go either. At a certain point you need to be judged by results. And although there have been some physical improvements through the years from guys like Jordan Morgan and Stauskas, we've also seen debilitating injuries each of the last three seasons. McGary, Horford, Levert (2X), Spike, Walton. Not to mention the back injury Irvin suffered that Beilein continues to blame for his poor performance. It's a trend.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Donnal's now had three full||
Donnal's now had three full years in the program. He is what he is at this point. Probably a decent enough big to bring off the bench for 8-10 minutes, but not nearly good enough on either end to justify a starter's role.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||And this doesn't include||
And this doesn't include Spike if he decides to come back (I don't think you can turn away a fifth year for Spike -- Beilein should have learned his lesson with Bielfeldt).
I think there are very frank discussions to be had with Doyle, Chatman, and Wilson about the reality that there won't be much playing time for them. If they want to look elsewhere they should.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Not really sure why you would||
Not really sure why you would recruit a kid, develop him for four years and then let him play his best season for one of your biggest rivals. He was our best big last year and he would have been our best big again this year. Beilein screwed this one up -- the choice was Bielfeldt or an empty scholarship. Why on earth would you choose the latter?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||We've seen enough from Wilson||
We've seen enough from Wilson and Chatman to know that neither of them has it.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know, I see that||
I don't know, I see that headline and don't worry about the grammar, but instead worry that Beilein continues missing on top recruits
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Glad to have him back. Feels||
Glad to have him back. Feels like the most important game of the season so far, with games @OSU and @Maryland coming up next.
|23 weeks 13 hours ago||I mean, Beilein has been||
I mean, Beilein has been completely inconsistent in the way he speaks about this. First, a month ago the Levert injury was "temporary" (https://twitter.com/BFQuinn/status/687728432864612352). Then earlier this week he was cleared by everyone and the decision was his to play or not. Today Beilein says both he and Levert still need to clear him.
Meanwhile the team has been playing terribly. You can dismiss Duncan Robinson's quote as just "a single tweet from 10 days ago quoting a single player" or you can evaluate this holistically and see a situation that is confusing at best, unstable at worst.
|23 weeks 13 hours ago||1) His teammates don't seem||
1) His teammates don't seem to have any idea what's going on (https://twitter.com/nickbaumgardner/status/694737411281174528)
2) Do you really believe the uncertainty about Levert's injury is having any effect on opponents' preparation? Indiana, MSU, and Minnesota all seemed to play just fine against us relative to what you'd expect from those teams.
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||Ok and what's the "strategic||
Ok and what's the "strategic benefit" in obfuscating for weeks? This strategy has hurt the team more than it has helped. It's become a distraction. If it weren't a distraction Beilein wouldn't have given such a testy answer to reporters.
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||Agree||
For all the fawning media coverage Sanderson has gotten over the last couple years (see here, for example: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/11/michigan_strength_conditioning.html), you'd think he'd face a bit of scrutiny for the team's injuries. And for, you know, being totally manhandled athletically by so many teams on our schedule.
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||Coaches give injury updates||
Coaches give injury updates all the time, very often on players who have ambitions of playing professionally. I don't understand why this case is any different, particularly because every single NBA executive will be aware of Levert's medical history before the draft anyway.
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||Really? There's "zero||
Really? There's "zero strategic benefit"? How about not alienating a huge chunk of your fanbase? If this thread shows us anything it's that many fans aren't happy with all the mystery surrounding the status of the team's best player.
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||You don't think any team that||
You don't think any team that drafts him will want to learn exactly what this injury was? What is the point of "covering for him" and obfuscating on all the details when that information is going to come out eventually anyway?
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||Agree on all your points||
Agree on all your points except the premise that continuing to sit is what's in his best interest for NBA scouts. I have to think that the more games he misses with a lower leg injury, the worse it looks. Even coming back slowly, working his way into the rotation playing 5-10 minutes a game at first would be better for his prospects.
Gotta say this whole thing reflects poorly on Levert, Beilein, and the training staff. And Beilein/Levert aren't helping matters by being so secretive about it. Are they worried that disclosing what the injury is would hurt Levert's draft stock? Won't that information come out eventually anyway?
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||If an All Big Ten player is||
If an All Big Ten player is not "mentally" ready to get back on the court, then that is a big story which should be reported. If he's not ready conditioning-wise (even though Beilein just said he practiced for an hour the other day), then why doesn't Beilein just say that? Giving reporters and fans information about the team is part of Beilein's job, we don't need to handle this situation with kid gloves.
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||Totally agree||
Seriously, what is going on here? He was cleared by the medical staff, so why isn't he playing? Would be nice if someone who covers Michigan's basketball team could get to the bottom of this. This is now two years in a row (last year with Walton) that a player went down with a seemingly innocuous injury that turned out to cost them basically the whole season.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||yeah, you're right.||
yeah, you're right.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I don't know, I'm sort of||
I don't know, I'm sort of glad he's retiring. He [has political opinions that differ from other people's political opinions].
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Douglas is our best defender||
Douglas is our best defender - something that often goes unnoticed.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Is that a shot of the||
Is that a shot of the concourse at Beaver Stadium?
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Marvin Robinson too. But||
Marvin Robinson too. But your point still stands. Not easy to beat out OSU when your record is 3-13 in the Big Ten in 08 and 09 (which I know is RR's fault also)
|5 years 33 weeks ago||We had to play OSU at the||
We had to play OSU at the Horseshoe and lost by 3. Florida played them at a neutral site.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Yeah, I play Josh Groban all||
Yeah, I play Josh Groban all the time on my ipod at the gym