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|1 week 1 day ago||Care to elaborate?||
Care to elaborate?
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm not sure I agree with||
I'm not sure I agree with you, but even if you're right, is Cal's college recruiting prowess in the NCAA going to translate to bringing NBA players to his team? I'm skeptical a coach has anywhere near the roster assembly role in the NBA that he does in the NCAA.
|1 week 1 day ago||He definitely did well at||
He definitely did well at those other two schools, but even if there was no foul play going on, a huge part of his success at those schools was simply getting superior talent. He recruiting Marcus Camby, Derrick Rose, Chris Douglas-Roberts, etc. Which, in college, is more than half of the battle. But in the NBA, where you can't simply out-talent other teams, you need other skills (Xs & Os; player development; roster/ego management, etc.). He very well might have those skills, but I don't think those are the things that make him a great college coach--it's mostly great recruiting.
|1 week 1 day ago||Why does the NBA even want||
Why does the NBA even want him? Isn't almost all of his success attributable to recruiting--a part of the job that literally does not exist in the NBA?
|1 week 1 day ago||Freshman? Didn't he play||
Freshman? Didn't he play against CMU last year and burn his redshirt? MGoBlue lists him as a sophomore.
|1 week 1 day ago||Except you can lose. In||
Except you can lose. In overtime.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not sure exactly how this||
I'm not sure exactly how this works, but if it's that easy, why don't we see bad free-throw shooters go to the line all the time for off-ball fouls in late game situations? It seems like it never happens. Wouldn't every team be fouling Morgan off the ball when we're up late? I don't think that happened once this year.
|1 week 4 days ago||This was huge. In the||
This was huge. In the excitement of tying the game up there, it was easy to forget that we lost our two-for-one opportunity, which ended up costing us a chance to tie it back up again.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly. The school wants to||
Exactly. The school wants to incentivize him to choose good coaches and make sure they have all of the resources necessary to win championships. There's nothing wrong with that.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||How is this any different||
How is this any different than individual coaches getting performance bonuses? Gene Smith's job is promoting the athletic programs, and a huge part of that job is getting wins. Why wouldn't the university want to incentivize that?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think he's probably||
I think he's probably referring to all of the other Duke students who are slut-shaming her as the "scum of the earth."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||All that is true, but none of||
All that is true, but none of their wins in that span were against anyone good. They needed OT to get by an Iowa team that had lost 6 of their last 7 games. I think this is about as easy as you can ask for in a Sweet 16 matchup -- not a cakewalk, but not last year's Kansas team either.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I like that you got negged||
I like that you got negged for this on two separate threads.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously. Who skips the||
Seriously. Who skips the biggest day of a friend's life to wait for the end of a then-blowout against a MAC squad?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Of course its harder to sweep||
Of course its harder to sweep a series than win a game, but that's because you have to...win multiple games to win a series. I agree that it gets harder to gameplan a team the more you see them, but that cuts equally both ways--that might help us just as much as it helps State. I also agree that State might be better now than they were in earlier games becuase they are healthier now, but again, that has nothing to do with how many times we've played them alraeady.
Maybe there's some evidence that teams that have lost games earlier in the season "want it" more and that increases their probability of winning, but I highly, highly doubt it. If someone can demonstrate that, it would be a very cool finding.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I think MSU and Wisconisn are||
I think MSU and Wisconisn are guaranteed the 2 and 3 seeds, though which one gets which is yet to be determined. They both have 5 losses with 1 game left, and Nebraska is next with 7 losses.
And the "tough to beat a team 3 times in a season" logic -- the fact that we've played and beat them twice already has no bearing on our chances of beating them a third time (aside from those two earlier outcomes indicating the relative quality of the teams).
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This is a sports blog. Isn't||
This is a sports blog. Isn't "OBSESSING about things outside of your conrol" the entire point of this site?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Hard to say MSU has ever been||
Hard to say MSU has ever been overseeded. They're been one of the most overachieving teams in the NCAA tournament during Izzo's tenure:
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That is what I was trying to||
That is what I was trying to (too snarkily) get at.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I dunno about the B1G||
I don't know about those B1G rankings--looks like Wisconsin still has a lot of opportunities to catch up to us.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Not a weak schedule||
As others have said, Wiscy played a very difficult schedule. They are #3 in the county on KenPom's SOS ranking (Michigan is #4).
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Isn't this an argument for||
Isn't this an argument for basically every big-time coach to retire? We could say the same thing about Saban, or Les Miles, or Stoops, or pretty much any of them who have made a boatload of money. The reality is, to get to their level means they like the job more than they like spending money anyway.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||You win the internet. A+||
You win the internet. A+ sir.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||C'mon man -- there's a rumor||
C'mon man -- there's a rumor that a guy is in the hospital, and the first thing you say is that you think the guy formulted the rumor in a sinister attempt to take the spotlight off something no one cares about anyway?
And maybe I'm alone on this, but using terms like "Urban Liar" is so childish. You sound like the people on RCMB calling us "scUM" and calling Brady "Coach Choke"
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Seriously? Your solution is||
Seriously? Your solution is to start a guy who has logged almost no meaningful minutes in Big 10 play?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I was suprised to learn this||
I was suprised to learn this as well, as I don't think I've ever seen a player called for it for just touching the net in ANY game situation. Regardless, I do think he violated the technical rule here, but I think everyone probably gets that call every time.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||This one reminded me so much||
This one reminded me so much of the DeShawn Sims almost-buzzer-beater against MSU a few years back. Out of bounds toss over the top, off the glass, seemed to hang on the rim forever.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||You should go back and read||
You should go back and read the Penn State thread from last year.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Hovering cursors are your||
Hovering cursors are your friend.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I know you're probably||
I know you're probably talking about the NFL when you say "I'm trying to think of a highly-accomplished OSU QB," but it's a little hard for a UM to joke when Troy Smith, Terelle Pryor, and Braxton have pretty much taken us to the woodshed for the past 10 years.