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|10 hours 44 min 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 day 7 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.
|1 day 7 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.
|1 day 8 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.
|1 day 8 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.
|1 day 8 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.
|1 day 8 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.
|1 day 8 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?
|1 day 9 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?
|1 day 9 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.
|1 day 9 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 10 weeks ago||yeah, you're right.||
yeah, you're right.
|2 years 10 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].
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Douglas is our best defender||
Douglas is our best defender - something that often goes unnoticed.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Is that a shot of the||
Is that a shot of the concourse at Beaver Stadium?
|5 years 6 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 10 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 10 weeks ago||Yeah, I play Josh Groban all||
Yeah, I play Josh Groban all the time on my ipod at the gym
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Off the top of my head,||
Off the top of my head, Harold Ford Jr. (law school), David Shuster, Valerie Jarrett, Dick Gephardt. I'm sure there are plenty more
|5 years 11 weeks ago||People were tweeting at him||
People were tweeting at him upset that he wore a red tie yesterday.
I understand these guys are upset, but their alma mater needs support now. The last thing we need is to be kicked while we're down by former players.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||At a certain point you need||
At a certain point you need to stop making excuses. Every team has injuries this late in the season, so to say that Jeremy Jackson shouldn't be out there because he is our 5th WR or that our QB was out sounds like you are giving RR a pass for things that every coach has to combat in the 12th game of the season. By the way, at a certain point Denard's minor injuries every game become less of a fluky thing and more of a consistent occurrence.
I think everything you bring up is exactly why the fanbase is getting very restless. Yes, had a few breaks gone our way it could have been a two score game. But it wasn't. We lost 37-7 in year 3, the 36th game under RR. But, after a period this long all the breaks that went the other team's way and excuses about penalties, injuries, etc just get tired. We have not beaten a team that finished in the top 25 under RR's tenure, have been thoroughly dominated by the best big ten teams on our schedule, and are 6-18 in the big ten. These are the facts.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||I'm not criticizing Beilein,||
I'm not criticizing Beilein, because I like the job he's doing, but I don't think these are really viable excuses anymore. The NCAA sanctions ended a long time ago, a practice facility is being built, and we made the tournament two years ago. This isn't some enormous rebuilding project in the ground stages. The team is now completely made up of Beilein recruits, so I'm interested in seeing the results this season.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||He seemed fine in discussion||
He seemed fine in discussion yesterday. No brace, crutches or anything
|5 years 17 weeks ago||397||
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Sorry If Already Posted||
Sorry If Already Posted
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Tailgating took a bunch of||
Tailgating took a bunch of casualties
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Maybe you haven't heard our||
Maybe you haven't heard our band...No earmuffs required
|5 years 19 weeks ago||I would be really upset if||
I would be really upset if Denard changed his number to 1. I wouldn't know what to do with my #16 jersey
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Well obviously he hits harder||
Well obviously he hits harder than I do. He's a linebacker in the NFL with super bowl rings. I'm a nobody
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Best part is inside the||
Best part is inside the tunnel