Mike Lantry, 1972
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|1 day 17 hours ago||Is this serious?||
He was a two-time All-American and second round draft pick. He also cherished his time in Columbus. I loved Bo and our coaching staff, but I don't think they could've made him much better than what he was.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I'm going based on the HBO documentary||
In the doc, he said he was set to come here. I don't know all the stories, so I'm just going based on what he said.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I thought TP's dad favored PSU||
And TP wanted OSU. I thought that was the reason for the delay and we were just happy to be part of the discussion in case PSU's head coach was forced out due to scandal and OSU's head coach was forced out due to scandal.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Spielman wanted to come here||
His dad was having none of that. It's not always a bad thing to put your parents wishes above your own.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Our LF situation was poor most of last year||
I can live with a platoon of Kelly and Davis if that's what we're stuck with. If they can provide solid D and hit .250 between them, that should be enough in our division. I wish Tuiasosopo was still here to be in the mix in LF.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Trust in the coaching staff||
Pryor comes to mind when I think of someone who dragged things out like this. But he was in a situation where he could do whatever he wanted. I believe Hoke and Mattison would keep him in check or he'd transfer.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Those Ray Jackson jumpers||
I was thinking the same thing watching the game. He really got off the hook because of the timeout. Fisher coached well that entire tournament, especially in the Final Four.
Even though Fisher's dad gets credit for the suggestion, he ultimately was the one who decided to start the Fab Five together.
People never give Fisher credit for that 1989 team, but I think Fisher did more coaching on that team than he gets credit. Frieder was known for putting the team together and letting his assistant handle much of the coaching. His substitution pattern in the Sweet 16 against UNC was masterful. He substituted regularly and used his TO's to keep the team fresh and prevent any UNC runs...something they did not do the two previous years they got bounced from the tourney by that school. End result was we had a fresher team that closed out the game.
|2 days 13 hours ago||He had some killer teams in the 80s also||
And no Final Fours to show. I think Fisher did pretty good with two Final Fours and an Elite Eight in his first five years as HC. I don't even think it's Pot v. Kettle. Fish is a good coach. And I doubt any coach outside of Dean Smith could have handled all that talent and attitude.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Fab Five was 2 in 1||
Basketball Team + Cultural Icon. They were great at basketball and making Ice Cube watch our games. They didn't invent basketball, but they made it more popular. They didn't invent long, baggy shorts (Illini 1989 wore them), but they made it popular.
I won't justify anyone breaking the rules because "they were being profitted off of". But I will say that the lucrative Nike deal they inked may not have been as lucrative without them.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Who really cares if his name is on the school?||
Do you have an issue with everyone who's donated wads of cash to a school and has their name on it? Just look at our campus and you'll find buildings, schools and job titles with a living person's name on it. And they got their name there by making a sizeable donation. I'm not naive to think he's there every week or even every month for meetings, but that school does not happen without his name, cash and star power behind it.
Also, the school is in Detroit, not Southfield.
I lived too long of my life in the Virginia area around Robert E. Lee this or Stonewall Jackson that to get unnerved about a person's name on something. He got popped for a DUI, made his apology, fulfilled his obligation to society, and resumed being a very successful person.
All I need to do is look at Darren Sharper to appreciate what he's done and how he's conducted himself after his playing career concluded.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Game is on ESPN||
So I doubt this is available on BTN 2 go.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Jalen graduated from UMUC||
University of Maryland University College. I thought they were affiliated when I lived in DC, but they are not.
|5 days 13 hours ago||The "Crack House" game went to OT||
I'd prefer to win this one easy.
|6 days 12 hours ago||That pick is top 8 protected for Charlotte||
Basically, if we tank, we lose that pick to Charlotte. This draft is much deeper, so maybe Joe was banking on us being good enough to not lose that pick and dump salary at the same time.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Your Pistons are a dumpster fire||
The one thing Joe understood is that no good FA wants to come here unless they're the last piece to getting a ring. If your choice is playing in a (A) big time city, (B) warm weather city, or (C) Auburn Hills, A or B will win out. We won a title in 2004 with players we either traded for, drafted or signed as a reclamation project, except for Billups. And if Minnesota would've traded Terrell Brandon, they would've kept Chauncey.
Zeke as coach I could live with but not as GM. I think the Knicks are still paying contracts for Steve Francis and Stephon Marbury.
|1 week 1 hour ago||We'll be off until Friday||
No need to worry about fatigue with four days off between games. Plus I want to sweep the rest of the schedule and B1G Tourney for an outside shot at a #1 or #2 seed.
|1 week 3 days ago||Some of those Miami WR's from the 80s were rail thin||
We're talking 150-160lbs during the season. And they ran pro-style offenses. He may not be ready to go across the middle in B1G season, but his skill can still be utilized.
|1 week 3 days ago||Love him, but Lions have bigger issues||
They need a number two WR to free up Megatron. Avant could be a third or fourth receiver, depending on Broyles and whatever's left of his knees, but I'd rather see the cap space go to building up the defense.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'll take UM FB over MSU Hoops going forward||
MSU's recruiting class last year and this year was/is pretty thin. Plus, Izzo has never been able to recruit nationally very well. He gets the midwest All-Americans and that's it. Tom Goss has a lot to do with Izzo's repeated Final Fours. If he would have hired a competent coach from the beginning, the lost decade of M Hoops wouldn't have happened.
On the flip side, we have the players and now they should have valuable experience under their belt. If the coaching meets the talent, we'll be in great shape.
|1 week 4 days ago||Salary Cap||
That probably had something to do with it. Without a salary cap, we probably still have Hossa and Franzen would be on a third line where he belongs. Still, if this roster was healthy and could win some shootouts, or if OT just ended in a tie, they would be firmly in a playoff spot right now.
|1 week 4 days ago||Mitch got caught lying||
Said a couple former Spartans were at a game together when they actually weren't. They told him in advance that they'd be there, but they weren't. He wrote this feel good article about the encounter.
Mitch is not an idiot and I think he's a great journalist, but he pretty much skated without much reprimanding.
|1 week 4 days ago||Harbaugh + Brandon?||
Harbaugh wouldn't want Brandon in his office every week looking at game film and such. He was also an accomplished player in college and the pros and has a great coaching resume. I don't think he wants Brandon's input, ever.
I see that being a frosty relationship from the jump if Brandon tries to have as much input as he does now.
|1 week 4 days ago||Shattered||
Shattered when it comes to rivals all the time.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I LOVE 2014!!!||
I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!! I LOVE 2014!!!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Dad still said he loved his kid||
I would probably feel the same way the father did. Especially after getting that as a text. Pretty cold and immature way to drop that on the dad. You can tell teammates and coaches to their face, but not dad? Either way, I give dad credit for being honest about his feelings and not saying anything like his son was dead to him.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you for not starting||
a Lawrence Marshall Appreciation Thread
|6 weeks 1 day ago||OP left out the first paragraph||
M-Basketball has had stepchild status until very recently. When the Fab Five was there, sellouts were a rarity and they were the hottest thing in college basketball.
Basketball players talk to each other, so who knows what has come up when talking with Steve Smith, Shawn Respert or any of those other guys from the 80s and 90s. Maybe they know more than we do and that's why there seems to be this disconnect between us and them.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I think that's part of the AD's job||
Not the HC's job. Brandon will market anything, so this isn't a surprise. HC's are supposed to create excitement with the on-field result. [Case in point: Mark Dantonio]
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Jason White||
I forgot he won the Heisman.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Robert P. Ufer Spirit Award||
I don't know if it has to go to a senior, but if he did a lot of great work off the field, that would sound like a better reward as opposed to an on-field award.