this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Thank you Seth||
I haven't commented in two years, but I logged on to say thank you Seth. These words...
I can't remember how sports became such a part of my life any more than I remember how my dad entered it.
My sentiments exactly.
Thank you Seth for these words. I have also had my dad for 34 years and found out today he is now cancer free.
May God grant you peace and people to carry you through.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||hmmm||
I picked a bad year to start
|3 years 20 weeks ago||yes||
Which is why using a predictive tool to select my brackets was as rational of a choice as flipping a coin. There are years when Kenpom's projections would win a pool, and years (like last year) when using it would mean last place. This is why I don't think you refer to it in looking at Michigan's tournament potential - as Brian did in this post.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Kenpom||
I am a huge fan of Kenpom and effeciency stats, and watch entirely too much college basketball for a man my age. Having said that, the Pomeroy ratings are a wonderful tool, but can also be generally useless in March.
Last season I decided to use Kenpom and Kenpom only to determine my selections in my bracket...this did not end well.
As long as we're mentioning teams that are "better than Michigan" in Kenpom world - let's not leave out the Memphis Tigers whom Michigan soundly beat by 12, the Wisconsin Badgers whom Michigan pounded by 18 and of course you can't forget Rick Majerus and the Saint Louis Bilikens
Kenpom should be used in moderation, and is useful for many things...just not predicting the success of Michigan's tournament run. Perhaps a few days of not looking at kenpom.com would do Brian some good
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Sad||
I know I should have expected disappointment but I was hoping for...
* Stories from the 1997 team
* Stories from actual games in the rivalry
* Something resembling analysis of tomorrow's game
Instead we got an hour of glorified elementary school level arguing - good times
Still love Marcus Ray though, an important member of the greatest Michigan defense I will probably ever see. Hope for the best for him
|3 years 41 weeks ago||both expected||
Marcus being arrogant and callers sounding like morons is exactly what I expected
|3 years 41 weeks ago||link|
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Coordinators||
yes, yes, a thousand times yes
|3 years 48 weeks ago||yes||
I was going to post the same thing...man you're quick
I thought I saw this as well, making it the only thing worthwhile about the BTN preview show.
I have been hoping for the speed option desperately since hearing of the new regime.
Because of this I wondered if I just imagined it or dreamed it being on the BTN.
I tend to imagine and dream a lot of things about Michigan football this close to the first game
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Thanks Tom||
When I first visited Mgoblog I was stunned by the quality of your recruiting update.
Thanks for everything and good luck to you
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Sad News||
I still have my Michigan Basketball #54 T-Shirt that I bought because of how much I loved watching Tractor Traylor play. Such sad news
|4 years 14 weeks ago||excellent||
This post is top-notch...full of information, caters to the layman (me), and specific to this fall's season prospects. Thanks Craig
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Those Who Stay||
I am feeling very Fred Jackson-like in my assessment of Thomas Rawls... a shorter version of the A-Train
|4 years 26 weeks ago||agreed||
But there are good reads and bad reads on every play in football as well. Ultimately Brian is evaluating results more than process. But process is considered as well...
At any rate, if you were doing the final full possession for UofM, you would have to give Darius a good read (+1) and Stu's shot would probably qualify as something like a +eleventy billion.
mgoblog has taught me more about football than any other source, but I know what Coach Beilein is trying to accomplish on any given offensive possession: spacing, openings due to defensive underplay/overplay, dribble penetration and execute. I was just disappointed with the evaluation of the offense in this post. UMhoops does an excellent job and Brian has said as much before so I'm done whining now
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Can be done||
Don't evaluate players by potential reads, but by actual possession by possession performance... +/- players based on execution, individual battles, and give Coach B credit in the RPS department for good play calls offensively and defensively
Having said that, I'm not literally asking Brian (or anyone for that matter) to do UFR for Basketball. I just think the comparison to the Amaker offensive philosophy is laughable at best
|4 years 26 weeks ago||UFR||
If you did UFR for Basketball you would come out with a different conclusion about this team's offensive execution. Add experience to Hardaway, Smotrycz, and Morgan and this will improve dramatically next year. Comparison to the Amaker offense is like saying Debord and Rodriguez were both good offensive minds
|4 years 26 weeks ago||HAIL||
It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine!
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Analysis||
There are so many great statistics to analyze, but all I keep thinking is
|4 years 26 weeks ago||What a Win||
Stu has ice-water in his veins
Novak did everything a leader needs to do
D-Mo played all 40 minutes - 17 pts, 8 assists, 4 reb
Michigan out-rebounded MSU at the Bres...
HAIL TO THE VICTORS
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Webb||
If Sam's gut feeling turns out to be true, I'd say that was a pretty productive initial hosting for the new staff
|4 years 27 weeks ago||wow||
what a totally rational time to evaluate Hoke's recruiting abilities.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||mine too||
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Coordinators||
Hiring excellent coordinators is such an underrated part of evaluating a good head coach. The fact that Borges and Mattison speak so well of Hoke, even though both have been in the game for much longer is a major credit to Hoke.
Yesterday I kept thinking about Greg Robinson and how they kept showing him again and again throughout the Gator Bowl. This hire makes me very happy
|4 years 27 weeks ago||no||
freeze this thread and see if it is still relevant on January 19, 2012
|4 years 27 weeks ago||awesome||
keep em coming
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Pretty Sure||
Just a guess here, but I don't think Mattison is coming in to run the 3-3-5
|4 years 27 weeks ago||yes||
yes, yes, a thousand times yes
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Brian...||
Brian's coming around...each post has a small percentage less vitriol toward the Hokester. Brian loves him so Hoke!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Let's Go Fu||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||NIT||
The NIT would be a great accomplishment for this group...NCAA or bust next season
|4 years 28 weeks ago||emo||
emo whine posts must be paid for...but not with life sentences! Parole!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||FREEDOM!||
Liberty and Justice for all
|4 years 28 weeks ago||grain of salt||
Karsch didn't cite any sources, it was just how he said it...take it with a grain of salt.
I hope he's right too
|4 years 28 weeks ago||or this||
is he a power forward?
|4 years 28 weeks ago||punk||
It seems like Golden started his poaching with our commit (and former commit) list...not cool Al, not cool
|4 years 28 weeks ago||ok||
those are agreeable terms
|4 years 28 weeks ago||hmm||
All that glitters is not Golden
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Brandy's||
Tales from Michigan Stadium is a good read as well
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Awesome||
The blurred figure with dreads, appearing to wear #16 will be back! GO BLUE
|4 years 28 weeks ago||well said||
While I disagree with the "ceiling" under Hoke, I simply cannot find anything like this anywhere else. My hope for you Brian is that when September 3 rolls around you'll be filled with hope again just as you described in my favorite post...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||yes||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||ok||
Ok, I was initially not happy with Brian's anti-Hoke stance...but I'm down with Michigan fans having dissenting opinions. I guess I enjoy his writing so much, I'm bummed he doesn't feel the same way I do about Hoke. Oh well, it's not like he stole my rug
|4 years 28 weeks ago||at some point||
Brian will inevitably embrace Hokemania and voice his support...today is not that day. Tomorrow isn't looking all that good either
|4 years 28 weeks ago||ouch||
too much faith (hope) in the Big Ten for me
|4 years 28 weeks ago||agreed||
the only way this defense makes the jump we're hoping for is with a raging beast mode Mike Martin in the middle
|4 years 28 weeks ago||please||
please be true, please be true, please be true, please be true...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Keep Fred||
Keep Fred -> Keep Jeremy
|4 years 28 weeks ago||wow||
not sure if it is just you - but it definitely is not me
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Denard||
Special? Yes - Special..."he loves Michigan" - feeling's mutual Denard
|4 years 28 weeks ago||yeah||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||inevitable||
They're inevitable with any new coach...said the same thing 3 years ago
"Rodriguez could be the guy to take Michigan to the promised land"
Not sure anyone could write about a new coach at any program without the mights and coulds
|4 years 28 weeks ago||support||
Having the vocal support of our last two heisman winners isn't a bad place to start...he has my support too fwiw
|4 years 28 weeks ago||#2||
I'll go with Charles Woodson on this one - Go Blue
|4 years 28 weeks ago||DB||
Love the quote to Angelique about laughing his ass off about the search rumors. DB will not back down from this hire and I am with him
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Hindsight on RR||
Punting when down 17 vs MSU
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Wow||
I am not thrilled with the process or the hiring, but I am fully behind Coach Hoke now. I love this blog but this post is terrible.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||here||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||players meeting at 4||
confirmed by TomVH
|4 years 28 weeks ago||latest||
schadjoe Joe Schad
LSU might be willing to waive or lower Les Miles' 1.25M buyout to Michigan
|4 years 28 weeks ago||hmm||
that's a double wow
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Ducks||
Oregon 31 - Auburn 28
|4 years 28 weeks ago||it's bad||
it's real bad
|4 years 28 weeks ago||the best part||
pos-bangs - making the coaching search worth it all
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I'd like some||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Pete Carroll Sucks||
that is all I have to say about that
|4 years 29 weeks ago||
the addition of twitter to a coaching search is absolutely maddening
|4 years 29 weeks ago||it's like||
handing the keys of a luxury car to a sixteen year old
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Yes!||
I love flight tracker!
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I still can't wait||
Until September 3rd
|4 years 29 weeks ago||The coaching search||
exponentially less fun without the mgoboard
|4 years 29 weeks ago||yes||
a thousand times yes
|4 years 30 weeks ago||once again||
Denard handles himself in a way that makes us all proud on or off the field
|4 years 30 weeks ago||two words||
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Did he say all alumni?||
I thought he was referencing former players at that point.
I guess I saw it differently, but I thought he represented UofM well in that discussion - per usual
|4 years 30 weeks ago||no||
Cheer for Sparty? Let me channel my inner Mike Singletary here... "can't do it"
|4 years 30 weeks ago||exactly||
"sigh and brace for a press conference"
"smile and brace for a press conference"
couldn't have said it better
|4 years 30 weeks ago||yes||
It's New Year's Day and we're preparing for a bowl game - Let's Go Blue!
|4 years 30 weeks ago||the best football mind?||
The best football mind of any generation does not hire Greg Robinson
|4 years 30 weeks ago||good point||
not only is he the "hottest" coach but he is the former quarterback...unique situation
|4 years 30 weeks ago||inevitable||
This has been coming since the second half of the Wisconsin game - I never thought I'd see the team in blue get pushed around like that in the Big House.
I fully subscribe to the theory that college coaches ought to have the opportunity to graduate at least one class before judgment is rendered, especially when accompanied by radical philiosphy changes.
It is a certain shame how Coach Rod will be remembered for his tenure here (he would have been better off without mandatory press conferences). However, if he needed a signature win to save his job, then the inverse would be true: the Wisconsin game is the signature loss that ushered in the end of this era.
If Rodriguez is leading the team next fall I will be excited and uber-confident in a successful year. If Harbaugh is leading the team next fall I will be exicted and uber-confident in a successful year. Maybe it's just me, but I just don't get any other approach.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Bigelow||
Pete works for annarbor.com - mlive is a partner information site
|4 years 32 weeks ago||yes||
Williams was like Chuck "the rifleman" Person
|4 years 32 weeks ago||slimy||
he leaves a little grease everywhere he goes
|4 years 32 weeks ago||what about hoops?||
Marcus Camby and that other beast named Roe were unstoppable back in the day
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Top 3||
Two Escobars - phenomenal
Best that never was
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Good for Miggy||
Maggs at 3, VMart at 5 - much more difficult to navigate compared with Boesch at 3 and Guillen at 5. Hope for health
|4 years 32 weeks ago||wait||
|4 years 32 weeks ago||why?||
why such long pauses in between points?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||NIT||
The NIT would be a solid accomplishment for this year's team and a perfect stepping stone to what this team should achieve next year
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Now Reading||
I'm cruising through "Death to the BCS" right now and I probably prefer their 16 team plan, but at this point, I'm so disgusted I'm going all Queen up in here and saying - "nothing really matters to me."
If you haven't read "Death to the BCS," I would highly recommend it. I always knew there was an inordinate amount of depth to the reason I hated the BCS system, and now I know why.
A 16 team playoff seems like some utopian, double complete rainbow pipe dream. Tis the season
|4 years 33 weeks ago||agreed||
this board is usually a great diversion throughout the day, but it's been so poor as of late...I would give up my right to post if it means a better board as well
Dave Brandon has more intelligence in his right pinky toe than many of the "doubters" on this thread
|4 years 33 weeks ago||breath of fresh air||
compared to the message boards around here, this was refreshing stuff...
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Too Legit?||
Too legit to quit - with the hammerpants
|4 years 34 weeks ago||what?||
is that you Dwayne Wade?
|4 years 34 weeks ago||!||
|4 years 34 weeks ago||agreed||
Rittenberg does not care. He is not an SEC biased ESPN reporter, or a Freep hack. He reports on the Big Ten for ESPN and he does his job really well. And for what it's worth, I totally agree with his sentiments in this piece.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Brian's response||
Brian's "Sorry Stan," is further evidence for my case: Brian Cook is the dude...
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Derek Anderson||
This is great, but Derek Anderson doesn't think it's funny
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Improvement||
Improvement, Progression, Increased Basketball IQ - all non-existent under previous Michigan coaches. I honestly believe Coach B is one of the best teachers in the game today. What they have done with Morgan in such a short time would have worked wonders with a player like Courtney Sims. There will be some rough nights, but it will be a lot of fun watching this team get better. With the addition of the practice facility and upgrades to Crisler, things are looking bright for hoops in Ann Arbor.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I'm in||
nice to compete with the best football minds on the interwebs
|4 years 35 weeks ago||wow||
just when my faith in mgobloggers was at an all-time low, you go and totally redeem yourself...Aspen it is Lloyd
*note - if a picture from when Harry met Lloyd appears below this, my faith will be lost again
|4 years 35 weeks ago||the scarf speaks||
I'm glad it isn't my decision to make. In addition to this, I'm glad David Brandon is in charge of the Athletic Department. These two simple facts will make Turkey taste better tomorrow.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||you are...||
|4 years 36 weeks ago||much different feel||
Watching this team vs. last year's team is very different thus far. It's hard not to get excited about where this team will be next year - Novak and Douglass providing senior leadership, another year of development for the 3 bigs, with Burke and Brundidge into the mix. I'm fully confident in Coach B.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||high hopes||
Not cool Brian, your totally rational and statistically based analysis has caused me to begin to build my hopes up. Hope is a many dreaded thing.
The main difference is that a loss will only cause me to say "7-5 is what I expected" over and over as well. Which sure beats that dark place that 5-6 took me to after losing to Wiscy last fall.
Martin was so good against Wisconsin last year. Oh great, here I go with that hope thing again
|4 years 36 weeks ago||from the preview||
Well said. The dude abides
|4 years 36 weeks ago||487||
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Tim's rant on Chris Martin||
Tim's rant on Chris Martin felt like everything I wanted to say on Saturday, but no one who was watching with me would have liked it all that much.
Fire Chris Martin - Offer Brian Griese lots of money to take his place
|4 years 36 weeks ago||sponsorship||
I'm all for the revenue that the CEO approach will generate as long as it doesn't become comical from a sponsorship standpoint - Wayne's World style
Having said that, I'm inclined to trust Mr. Brandon thus far - if only for his pimp scarfs
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Henri the Muppet||
ok, so my game preview was:
no turnovers = muppets / turnovers = ennui
after a game like that one, the only thing that would make sense is Henri the otter in muppet form...yeah that would be just about right
|4 years 37 weeks ago||my preview||
no turnovers = muppets
turnovers = ennui
prediction - muppets: Michigan 42 - Purdue 34
|4 years 37 weeks ago||aversion||
I think at one point Griese was actually frustrated with Denard and Tate as he talked about their "aversion" to taking the tight end on the roll-outs. This had to be a little annoying to Brian as we know that in his playing days he displayed no such aversion. Any chance the Big Ten Network would consider offering Griese Chris Martin's job?
|4 years 38 weeks ago||great call||
|4 years 38 weeks ago||forgot to mention||
+2 to Coach Rod for the form tackle of the manager amidst the frenzy. That's how you hit!
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Michigan Wins 68-59||
Poor shooting, but a few highlights include:
I think this team will shoot the ball well- good to get the exhibition in and out of the way
|4 years 38 weeks ago||come on down||
4 star db? Yes please
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Up 20||
with 8:47 to play
|4 years 38 weeks ago||agreed||
This is now a roster completely full of Beilein players. Should be interesting to see how the offense works without Manny and Deshawn.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Available on BTN Online||
Requires payment - otherwise, it will be replayed on BTN sometime Sunday. I think I heard 10 AM. Not confirmed
|4 years 38 weeks ago||32-24 UM @ Half||
Sounds like a pretty erratic half of basketball
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Right||
He's the leader. His message to his young secondary should not be: I could bring in the best football coach of all time and you'd still be terrible. I fully realize this was not his intent. It's just not something you say at a press conference IMO.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||good stuff||
I think we'd all agree he'd be a lot better off without the obligatory press conferences.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||link|
|4 years 42 weeks ago||you know what they say||
about "those who stay"
|4 years 42 weeks ago||that was a bummer dude||
I was really hoping to read Brian's speculation on what GERG said to Coach Rod as the game ended... perhaps another hypothetical conversation to come?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||A litte too Ironic?||
"yeah I really do think" (Alaniss Morissette circa 1996)
The UFR, my favorite mgoblog staple:
is longer than ever before...not for good reasons
|4 years 42 weeks ago||the worst part is...||
Not being able to tell the difference between her and Kanell
|4 years 42 weeks ago||so very short and so very sweet||
compared to the Dostoevsky novel that will be tommorrow...
Brian... a thousand thanks for your work on these - absolutely nothing else out there like it
|4 years 44 weeks ago||nice||
I wasn't thinking Blades of Glory when I posted this, but it certainly reminds me of a little Chazz Michael Michaels...
|4 years 45 weeks ago||BK||
This quote appears to be easily applicable to Brian Kelly's red face which NBC does well to show after Denard's 87 yard turbo blast and the game winner.
I can just hear Kelly muttering under his breath..."sheesh, how many times are they gonna run this guy? He can't hold up right?...right?
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Thanks Brian||
I am 31 too and my memory always transports me back to the Hail Mary game, the 1992 Rose Bowl, and Tyrone Wheatley... My dad took me to a Tigers game at Cleveland on my birthday the same day Mercury Hayes caught that blessed pass against the Barber-twin led Virginia Cavaliers. The baseball game was rather boring as I yelled out "Touchdown Michigan" into the basically dormant Jacobs Field.
"It gives life a rhythm." Well said... I know it does for me
As I wait for another year to kick-off...filled with anticipation - anything is possible
|5 years 1 day ago||this feels like||
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Vizquel||
79 Home Runs in 20 seasons
|5 years 7 weeks ago||all smiles||
this is the best news I've heard in what seems like a very long time
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Boom||
goes the dynamite
|5 years 7 weeks ago||agreed||
just completely baffled that the one hit he gave up came in that form...
|5 years 7 weeks ago||oblique||
he'll be okay for this weekend's series
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Brian||
Would you consider doing a UFR for US v England?
I'm jonesin' for a UFR
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Dear Vlad...||
that is all
|5 years 7 weeks ago||take the draw and run||
A draw would be a great start to this year's run. My recurring nightmare spelled out above is that the Three Lions will score early (Roo) and the remaining 80 minutes will be quite torturous. Here's hoping a banged up English backline will yield a few opportunites that the US must put away.
How great is it that the site I read everyday for my maize and blue fix also provides such excellent futbol analysis.
Mgoblog...ruining productivity one fan at a time
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Bornstein!||
Some guys have a knack for making the exact right play at the exact right moment, Jonathan Bornstein is the Bizarro form of said player.
Gooch will need to up his fitness to contend with the English side. I still have no idea how we will prevent a corner getting to Crouch's massive head. This scares me...
Pretty cool though to see the studs walk down on the field as the game was coming to an end and nod to the fans as if to say...we got this
The World Cup - the best of all possible diversions until September 4
|5 years 11 weeks ago||wait a minute||
Does Jack Bauer know about this?
|5 years 11 weeks ago||best part...||
"I read Mgoblog all the time,"
strong men also cry...
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Hopeful||
I'm not sure if I should read "high motor" as great energy or offensively challenged...probably a little bit of both. Nevertheless...for a team that is losing nearly all of its rebounding (save Novak) this looks like an excellent addition. Based on the brew-ha-ha surrounding Sykes, it's probably better he plays elsewhere, despite another missed opportunity on a psl player. Hooray Hoops
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Sad for Davies, Happy for Buddle||
I was definitely a little bummed when Davies name did not appear on the pre-lim...having said that, I really hope Buddle travels to South Africa. His success has been MLS limited - which is quite unfortunate - but in my opinion there's more upside with him than any of the other uninspiring candidates (and Donovan has great chemistry with him). One month...can it really just be one month away?
|5 years 15 weeks ago||I'm with you||
Some might argue he won't have that great of an impact (and I can certainly see that side), but I definitely think 4-5 more wins with him in the lineup...HOPE HE'S BLUE TOMORROW
|5 years 15 weeks ago||See Dylan's update||
@ www.umhoops.com for confirmation
|5 years 17 weeks ago||phew||
I'm amazed at how my fear level of all such related items is proportional to Brian's fear level. Having said that, I feel a lot better now
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Josh Moore||
Oh how I loathed the Ellerbe era...
|5 years 23 weeks ago||one shining moment?||
5 shining moments is more likely the anthem being sung around these parts... Too bad the late Teddy Pendergrass isn't able to record this one and bring hope to those of us who are more recently a lot more BLUE than Maize...
Thanks for your excellent research and analysis Tim...
The way I look it at is this:
Beat Penn State - right now, that's all that matters
|5 years 24 weeks ago||4-2-2-3||
This may just be the beginning of Coach Rod pushing all of his chips to the center of the table...Here's to hoping the new kids can ensure he hits it big
I will love the 4-2-2-3 if...
4-2-2-3 - Geez Brian, this blog is ridiculously good
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Fun Friday Game||
Interesting stuff jamiemac
Darius Morris: Over - It's too bad it has taken this long, but we're starting to see why this kid was so highly touted. He will be on the floor for 35-38 minutes a game next year, and shooting a lot of free throws. I think that equates to approx 12-13 ppg
Jordan Morgan: Is "I have no idea" a valid answer? No? Ok, I'll take the under. I do think, however, he is an upgrade over Gibby - certainly not in scoring ability but in rebounding, defense, and hopefully basketball IQ
METRICS: Evan's production will be so impacted by other factors: Manny's decision, Trey's decision, Horford's decision... because I'm always an optimist I'll take the under assuming Manny will be back and Horford will be getting some opportunities as well. Nevertheless, I think we're going to love this kid
If Zeigler and Horford turn blue...It would certainly rival if not surpass the 02-03 classes but that is a reasonable comparison (well played AC 1997)
BONUS ROUND: OVER/UNDER Morris assists next season: 6.5
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Birkett's problem...||
wasn't the first question, but repeating it twice and then compounding the issue by offering to re-read some proof-texted quote from the Feagin issue. His "just doing my job," retort to TomVH (via twitter) felt quite misplaced, like he had just stepped off the set of some semi-dramatic cop show like "Castle," or the like.
Here's a hint - reporting includes respect. If the man isn't going to answer the question, don't go with the "smartest guy in the room" routine.
Thanks Brian...once again - well said.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||pipe down the piped in||
the Camaro and rat-tail rawk is fine on a Friday night at the Joe or during player intros at the COPA...but honestly, why did they have to mess with our Saturday afternoons?
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I concur||
and repeat...ahh hindsight!
|5 years 26 weeks ago||unsettling||
I don't know why but this part bothered me:
Hey Vlad, Just curious, did a lingering injury keep you off the field last year? Did it affect your play? A lot of us expected to see more of you and that was the rumor. I'm looking forward to seeing you play next year. Thanks for making Blue proud!
to be honest i dont know why i wasnt playing... my coach told me he felt i wasnt ready yet
With the state of our safety play in 09...this one left me a little unsettled
|5 years 26 weeks ago||ahh hindsight...||
Jimmy King was actually considered by some to be the second best talent in the fab five coming out of high school - even when the team could have been his to lead he underachieved...don't get me wrong I love those guys - and I know he's been disappointing of late - but Manny Harris starts on that team
|5 years 26 weeks ago||simple is good||
initials and allegiance...
|5 years 28 weeks ago||the offense||
The offense did seem to run smoother with better spacing without Harris on the floor last night. I wonder if the younger players deferring to him causes the offense to sputter at times. When the offense is flowing with him in the game (NCAA first round vs. Clemson) they become a very difficult team to stop.
Darius Morris is improving very quickly, giving hope that next year's drop-off won't be nearly as severe as some project. A lot of that depends on the capability of Metrics and hopefully Horford coming in and contributing.
Still holding out hope for this year...a boy can dream
|5 years 33 weeks ago||that's a double wow||
As I listened to David Merritt speak of a lack of back-court leadership I could not believe how much I missed him and CJ Lee...unexpected, profound - but true. Do we really have to wait for signing day for our next shot of hope?