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|33 weeks 3 days ago||I am young, you caught||
I am young, you caught me.
I'm not trying to lecture you (if it came off that way, it was unintended).
I get that wins matter, but I believe Beilein is a very good coach (and one that is great for Michigan) and I don't think the last 2 years are a strong enough sample size to make me change my opinion. That's my analysis in a nutshell.
The blog seems to disagree, whether it be my age or arguments (or both). It happens.
I am sorry if the blog did not enjoy my portion of the discussion. It has in the past, but that's neither here nor there. I will just move on with my day.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||It's just an example to show||
It's just an example to show other coaches have had periods of slumps after periods of success and that a dramatic shift of opinion in their abilities is not wise.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Two seasons though. TWO. One||
Two seasons though.
TWO. One and a half really. With injury trouble! That's a horrible sample size to evaluate a coach.
Billy Donovan won back to back titles and then went to the NIT two years in a row. Did he suddenly become a bad coach during that stretch?
Changing an opinion of a coach that quickly is too reactionary.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||RR failed and was fired||
RR failed and was fired because he was a bad fit. Beilein is a good fit and has had success, so I don't see comparison there. Respect is just a factor I believe should be included in evaluation (akin to scouting in baseball).
And if missing the tourney 2 years in a row is such a crime, why did Tommy Amaker get 6 years?
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Funny, I just pulled up the||
Funny, I just pulled up the old "Has Beilein passed Izzo" thread for laughs and you thought Beilein was a hall of famer "guaranteed" and you'd take him over Izzo.
It is insane how much the opinion of this man has changed over 2 years.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Yes I did. Because I trust||
Yes I did. Because I trust coaches more than I trust mgoblog posters to know what coaching talent is.
You can make whatever analysis you want, but I'm gonna trust the opinions and analysis over other coaches over yours and any other poster's. I think they might know a thing or two more about basketball.
And you completely ignored my argument about why his record is the way it is. Your record is gonna look like that when turning programs around. It takes time. There's more to coaching evaluation than W/L.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Beilein has some flaws =/=||
Beilein has some flaws =/= Beilein can't coach
Beilein has done some great things at Michigan and this year's offense is still at #16 on kenpom. Fran McCaffery (of the first place Hawkeyes) called him "one of the greatest coaches of our generation."
The defense and recruiting have been frustrating, but knows what he's doing. The other coaches know that. Lots of smart people in basketball know that.
I'm not sure why this fanbase doesn't know that.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing suggests he's more||
Nothing suggests he's more than solid, really?
How about being respected among his peers? Being voted one of the best offensive coaches in the country? Fellow coaches rave about Beilein.
How aboug going to many different programs that have had no history of success and then laying a foundation of winning? Taking 4 different schools to the NCAA tournament? Winning everywhere he's been?
He doesn't have a spotless W/L record because he took a strange route to get where he is today. Turning around those types of programs doesn't happen overnight and it leaves you with some bad looking W/L records.
And then come on. "Solid" coaches don't win conference championships and a final four in a 3 year stretch.
I get that people are frustrated with the basketball team, but come on. Let's not act like Beilein can't coach.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||The original topic was on 4||
The original topic was on 4 star, #65 247 compositie, Mr. Ohio Basketball front-runner Xavier Simpson.
This seems like a very weird place to complain about recruiting.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Only 1 of those is on the||
Only 1 of those is on the road (@ Minnesota). Penn State is home and neutral court game.
@Ilinois, and Indiana, Northwestern, and Iowa at home are very winnable games. Could be favored in all of them.
@Ohio State and @Wisconsin can be done. They've lost to teams not nearly as good as Michigan on those courts.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Penn State, Rutgers, and||
Penn State, Rutgers, and Minnesota are very bad teams. They play them 5 times.
You can't find 3 more wins on the schedule?
You're underrating this team.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||It really isn't||
It really isn't though.
McGary scored points because he could shoot. JMo couldn't shoot so he contributed in other ways. Beilein does not need a 5 who puts up double digit PPG to win.
His lack of scoring points didn't stop them from getting a B1G title outright 2 years ago. Or from getting to the Elite 8 (and damn near another Final 4).
If you think JMo mediocre at best because of PPG, I don't know what to tell you.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Freshman McGary was on a||
Freshman McGary was on a tear. Of course he was gonna start.
You said they were all awful. JMo was far from awful.
He made an all-defensive team. Was good on the glass and took charges like a champ.
Say what you want about Doyle and Donnal, but Beilein and co. did a good job with 2/3 star JMo.
And points per game? It's a guard-oriented system. His job really isn't to score a bunch of points. He's there to set screens, play defense, take charges, and if they leave him alone, he'll dunk it down. He did his job.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||And he was excellent for||
And he was excellent for Michigan.
What's your point?
|42 weeks 2 days ago||1 and 1/4 seasons of||
1 and 1/4 seasons of basketball removed from a B1G title and you're ready to pass the baton?
|42 weeks 2 days ago||"A program like Michigan||
"A program like Michigan should not fail to make the NCAA tournament in back to back years."
And who built that program back up? And those expectations?
It wasn't Tommy Amaker.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||It is a December loss to a||
It is a December loss to a Top 25 team on the road. Walton is hurt.
Beilein brought this team to an Elite 8 just two years ago.
You sound spoiled.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Yeah I'm with you. The Sixers||
Yeah I'm with you.
The Sixers are getting a lot of heat, but at least they have a long term plan: Stink for now to get top draft picks. Eventually (assuming the prospects don't all bust), they'll have a lot of young, cheap talent to win with. They aren't gonna stink forever.
I'm happy if I'm Nik too. The Kings weren't really using him and he'll have a chance to play in Philly.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||So when Saban and Urban do||
So when Saban and Urban do something like this, we call it "dirty" and "classless", but when Harbaugh does it, now it's the "business of winning".
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Will this please, ONCE AND||
Will this please, ONCE AND FOR ALL, put an end to the silly "Beilein can't recruit" narrative.
Just stop spewing that nonsense.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Was Dave Brandon Obi-Wan? Did||
Was Dave Brandon Obi-Wan?
Did striking him down allow him to rise up as a bunch of students with even more terrible ideas or something?
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Ian Rapoport's reaction was||
Ian Rapoport's reaction was predictable.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||He tried his best, but he||
He tried his best, but he just wasn't the guy for the job.
He got his dream job and lost it today. I can't imagine how sad he must feel.
Thank you Brady Hoke and I hope you are able to find peace.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Because Dan Wetzel says so, I||
Because Dan Wetzel says so, I guess.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Worth every penny||
Worth every penny
|1 year 48 weeks ago||If that isn't muppet worthy,||
If that isn't muppet worthy, nothing is muppet worthy.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||"I don't read blogs" Says the||
"I don't read blogs"
Says the man who literally has his own blog?
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Can I sign up somewhere?||
Can I sign up somewhere?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Yeah I feel like I missed||
Yeah I feel like I missed something...
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Been saying since ALDS Royals||
Been saying since ALDS Royals wouldn't lose a game.
Sticking to it!
Royals in 4.