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|2 weeks 3 days ago||Nice||
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Look at how well we've done||
Look at how well we've done in NJ since Partridge came on staff.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Seems like they both might||
Seems like they both might belong to Wilcher. Fwiw, @wilcherthomas hasn't tweeted since November. And Sam only follows @ThomasWilcher
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||A great hire and certainly||
A great hire and certainly one that we can all be proud of. Welcome Pep!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||No amount of paywalled info||
No amount of paywalled info is going to convince me that the kid who just shouted out "Fuck Michigan" for all the world to see is going to come to Michigan. You have to remember that recruiting paysites will sometimes play up the drama, and in certain cases overhype our chances with kids. The Solomon chatter strikes me as a tactic to distract from the disappointing Najee news and give Michigan fans a reason to stay tuned until signing day.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||All of these reports about||
All of these reports about flights don't just appear out of thin air. Najee or someone close to him is leaking this stuff.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||You gotta love Najee's||
You gotta love Najee's no-drama old-school approach to all this. It's been such a drama free recruitment.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Oh for fuck's sake||
Oh for fuck's sake
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Teddy Greenstein sucks and||
Teddy Greenstein sucks and I'm going to kick his ass
|42 weeks 6 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.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||2014 recruiting class, coming||
2014 recruiting class, coming off a national championship game appearance:
Wilson (very limited contributions so far)
|42 weeks 6 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.
|42 weeks 6 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)?
|48 weeks 22 hours 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.
|48 weeks 2 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.
|49 weeks 2 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.
|49 weeks 2 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.
|49 weeks 2 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.
|51 weeks 10 hours 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?
|51 weeks 1 day ago||We've seen enough from Wilson||
We've seen enough from Wilson and Chatman to know that neither of them has it.
|1 year 5 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
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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?
|1 year 2 weeks 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?