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|2 weeks 4 days ago||HS teammate of Andrew Dakich||
HS teammate of Andrew Dakich
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I read all of these and||
I read all of these and Zordich is probably my favorite presser on the staff. He's the least "NFL polished" though he does have the pedigree. I feel like I'm learning something every time I read his answers. He's quite similar to Mattison in that if you ask a good question you'll get a good answer.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||A lot of it is confirmation||
A lot of it is confirmation of what we're seeing in UFRs, that Michigan is prepared schematically and tough, especially on defense. Rudock gets some defense from one of the anonymous coaches as well. It sounds like the coaches profiled were the coaches at UNLV and/or Utah as they specifically mention Rudock's progression in the BYU game, Smith being a load and some other things that occurred in that game specifically. The head coach refers to Harbaugh as "Jim" very familiarly so maybe that's Whittingham. Who knows really. Any way you shake it, the view is positive.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I just halfway assumed||
I just halfway assumed Joaquin Update was some 2018 DB prospect from Illinois.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Love the Purdue pick. They've||
Love the Purdue pick. They've played a good half in every game they've played this year. They're the sneaky "not as bad as they have looked" team while MSU is the sneaky "not as good as they've looked" team. I think fair line there is like 17.
IU I don't like. Their defense is going to get scored on. A lot. And OSU can stop the run. Sudfeld is good but if they can't rip 5 yards per carry he's not that good. Really like OSU this weekend.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I know he gets a lot of heat||
I know he gets a lot of heat here, mostly deservedly so. He really acts like a child sometimes. But this is on the harsh end of punishment in modern athletics. He probably laid a program for Holt after his first offense and Holt didn't live up to those standards outlined. So he dismissed him. Each one of these situations should be taken individually, imo, and if Crean did the wrong thing here I think I would understand the argument that he was too harsh before I understood the one that he was too lenient.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Most likely they misread and||
Most likely they misread and thought 1 was good and 5 was bad. That's all I can come up with.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||US Cellular is now just a||
US Cellular is now just a slightly below average ballpark, but I maintain that New Commiskey when it was built before the renovations was just awful. Especially in the upper deck. I'm a huge White Sox fan and it's just a shame really. The only positive are the wide concourses and organist, which just leads it to feeling like a nightmarish clown prison.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I guess you could say he was||
I guess you could say he was defeated?
|35 weeks 3 days ago||They have room for him||
They have room for him because they had already cut their roster to the max number of scholarship players before they kicked Mosquera Perea and Devin Davis off the team. Seeing as those two guys were the entirety of their big man bench depth after an assumed starting job for incoming Freshman Thomas Bryant, Max will have a big role to play there. 15 minutes a game in B1G play is certainly not out of the question. And Indiana has the talent to be a Sweet 16 team this year if the Crean implosion doesn't happen.
|46 weeks 14 hours ago||No way Patterson is headed||
No way Patterson is headed back to IU. He departed on a really sour note during one of their scholarship crunch periods. It was claimed that he didn't meet academic eligibility requirements after his summer classes but I'm not sure how true that was. He was actually the type of guy that Crean typically helps turn into a productive player so it was a head scratcher at the time. He's a D and energy guy. Not a shooter.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Wanna do karate in the||
Wanna do karate in the garage?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The Kings has written off||
The Kings had written off McLemore last year as well. He's improved in his second year. Writing off a rookie is completely stupid. Nik has an elite NBA skill, he can shoot. He's smart enough to eventually become a passable team defender. There's no reason he can't stick on as a rotation player eventually.
That front office fired a guy who was actually doing fairly well coaching the team and hired one of the worst five NBA coaches of the last decade as his replacement. Nik hasn't been good. Yet. But jesus he's halfway through his rookie season. Give the guy a break.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I doubt it. This kid is Cam||
I doubt it. This kid is Cam Newton's size with good athleticism and showed that he can throw a nice, tight ball down the field, even if his receivers were WIDE open often. I get where teams wouldn't want to waste a high first on him, but he wouldn't make it past the second round. There are too many teams who need a QB to not take a flier on this guy. If he was smaller or hadn't thrown the ball as effectively I get it. But he had a hell of an audition and god knows he doesn't want to end up banged up like Devin did before he can sign a contract. I'd say there's a good chance he's out.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||The outer and louder edges of||
The outer and louder edges of opinion will always generate visceral reaction. This is nothing new. Rupert Murdoch's bank accounts are all the proof one needs. Gregg is just another example.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I disagree here||
In a world of increasingly sterile and superficial relationships I find the emphasis on the coach and recruit/player to be refreshing in most cases and creepy in others. In Brady's case it truly seemed that the relationships he forged were very strong with his players and recruits. If a recruit has another coach he feels comfortable with willing to extend an offer his way I feel he's doing the right thing by switching as soon as possible. Fans don't give much thought to 'excess' recruits after their positions have been filled in a class. But these kids don't have unlimited time to commit to offers. More often than not it probably behooves them to choose the next best situation rather than waiting for a coaching staff which may not have the same chemistry as the previous regime.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Up to you really. People who||
Up to you really. People who enjoy bourbons will drink them neat with maybe just a drop or two of water depending on your preference. I find this youtube channel to be an excellent resource on all things whisky, whiskey, bourbons, etc.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I noticed just in the Vine on||
I noticed just in the Vine on the front page that his delivery started very low and looked time consuming.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Analogy||
The way the US was to succeed in the WC finals was to focus on their strengths and play with a focus on increased variance. When a team keeps the game low scoring teams with lower talent can grab a piece of luck and win the match. Greece won a Euros going 1-0 on better teams doing just this.
Any steady fan will admit that we did not have the talent of ANY of our opponents. Bunker/counter and playing a low scoring match was the absolute best way for us to succeed. Until we have more talent this doesn't change things. For anybody who has watched through the last two cycles there has been a noticeable shift where we have been better on the front foot against teams with equal/less talent. But this does not mean we can control a possession based match against more talented teams.
To put it in terms everyone will hate: RichRod's ultimate coaching goal is to decrease variance by increasing possessions in a game, relying on his offense's skill to outscore his opponents by a small amount per possession. Teams that play more plodding styles, ahem DeBord et al, are relying on luck more than teams that aren't. But when you're devoid of talent in soccer that's the absolute best way. Almost everything JK did this WC finals was at the least defendable and at best a good decision. Anybody thinking we're more than we are isn't realistic. Anybody else, hop on for the ride. I am very much looking forward to the next 10+ cycles.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Yup. Going with AO for the||
Yup. Going with AO for the entirety of the group stage. This was my last shot at it before I'm tied down with a family since there is no way in hell I'm doing WC Russia or WC Qatar. Trip of a lifetime and I'm glad I prepared (for years.)
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Donate! Be a part of at least||
Donate! Be a part of at least one winning Michigan team this year.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I feel Heiko deserves some||
I feel Heiko deserves some credit too. Establishing a positive relationship with a coordinator like Borges and showing genuine interest in the process and using it for analysis is entirely different than cherry picking pieces of information to write hyperbolic pieces, whether flattering or inflammatory. Heiko asks great questions in a respectful manner. I'm glad he wants to be a doctor but it will be a shame to lose his ability as a reporter.
edit: homonyms: how do they work?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||THANKS, OBAMA!||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 29 weeks ago||So Vincent Smith has||
So Vincent Smith has graduated from 4 year starter to meme/gif poet. My happiness. It overflows.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Yogi Ferrel and Trevon||
Yogi Ferrel and Trevon Blueitt were high school teammates. So it's not like Yogi's mother saying something is completely out of line.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Jim Delaney is clearly||
Jim Delaney is clearly Diamond Joe Quimby.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||I admit up front I attended||
I admit up front I attended and still financially support both univesities. That said, it's a stupid rule. If you're traveling to a road game, you have a ticket, and you're a respectful fan you can expect to put up with some good natured harrassment for supporting the opposition from the home fans. But to be forced to wear the other team's gear or be shipped out is a dumb policy that a university the caliber of Michigan's should be above. For that matter all respected public institutions should be above it. Sports are fun. They're not supposed to be draconian in nature.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||IU has had ALL SORTS of||
IU has had ALL SORTS of trouble with Minnesota this year. Would not be shocked to see Minny go through that matchup if it comes to be since IU is pretty much guaranteed a 1 and Minny will need it for seeding.