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|1 week 1 day ago||Brian's thoughts||
pretty much mirror mine. Very good size, quickness, vision, balance and speed. Lot of upside.
The only thing I saw which was somewhat worrisome: he has a slight case of Derrick Green disease; he goes down too easily when getting tackled low in space. Don't think it's a balance issue, but getting bigger/stronger in the legs/lower body will be a priority; coaching will help there as well.
As far as the UA game; not sure any RB would have performed that well against team Highlight's front 7; they were flat out beasts.
I like the Zeke Elliot comparison; a less beefy Clarett works as well (there's a reason the OSU faithful were a bit salty; he would have been a great fit in their spread power run attack). I'll be suprised if he's not a productive back for UM.
|1 week 2 days ago||I loved Floyd as a player||
but he didn't have the vision of Davis; BJ Askew is probably a better comparison, though BJ had better wheels. BJ was a tailback forced to play FB; don't think that will be the case with Kingston.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting on Lund||
Perhaps insurance in case he's not accepted at Stanford?
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Poole||
Has a chance to be special.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Highly recommend||
You break the post game analysis players of the game into two parts:
1) Offense: Friend and trusted agent; and
2) Defense: Dude
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Clear to me||
That JB has put a bug in RAAK's ear to be more agressive, not only in getting to the rim, but firing an open shot. No surprise, they need him to do that.
What's a bit surprising is he is starting to deliver on a consistent basis. He's always been a great finisher; now that he's knocking down open shots, he'll have a lot of opportunity to keep driving.
Next step is finding open post ups and cutters.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||MSU's ball screen offense||
sounds eerily familiar.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||With all respect to Zach Novak and GRIII||
Agree that Irvin is the best 4 he's had. Guy has evolved into a 5 tool player to coin a baseball term.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||The Willie Henry comparison||
Is spot on; same physical attributes and abilities, same deficiencies in technique. Hopefully he works out as well for the good guys and himself.
|27 weeks 6 hours ago||Uthoff a power forward?||
More of a stretch 4 or point forward IMO.
Going to be tough sledding. Guards have to stay out of foul trouble.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I was just considering whether to smoke||
a Brisket or Prime Rib this morning and voila!!
|33 weeks 3 days ago||If Durkin's gone||
Then the buck position may be a non-factor. The two skinny DE's in this year's class may end up as strong side linebackers.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Good to hear you're feeling better Ace||
It's a journey, not a race.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Good stuff Adam||
Interesting how he couldn't tell who was in the backfield.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||I'm guessing||
There's a fit (and a desire) somewhere for a Grantland type site, something on a more grand scale than regional Blogs, but Disney, Fox etc. isn't it. They simply don't get the genre, the culture or the customer.
It wouldn't require a lot of capital investment either. Will be interesting to see how this metamorphs over the next few years.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Dudes||
Need to get you better seats at the hoop games. MAAR finished better at the rim than anyone on the roster last year. And other than Burke, I can't think of a true freshman that finished as well at the rim than he did.
He was a bit of a bull in a china shop, but when he went to the front of the rim, more often than not, he put it up softly and finished with contact. That is something that is not remotely easy to do and really sets him apart from other kids on the roster from the last couple of years.
|39 weeks 7 hours ago||Hard to imagine||
A better fit at SG for JB's offense. Not a great athlete (though no slouch), but very smooth with solid fundamentals and very little wasted motion. And he'll gain some explosiveness once he gets into the UM S&C program.
Poole, Watson and Simpson are a very solid future backcourt.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Solid||
And I agree.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Looks like a Smith||
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
Wolf Parade is a terrific band which doesn't get enough credit and that D is legit.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
That game was the Coup de Grace for the season...no recovering from that debacle.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Really fine thoughtful piece ST3||
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Perry is||
Already an improvement over Norfleet IMO because the staff has recognized his abilities and will game plan to use them. Is he a better athlete than Norfleet? NO! Will he be more productive? Absolutely!
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Getting to the||
front of the rim is one thing; lots of players can do that. Being able to consistently finish at the rim against quality competition is a somewhat of a rare skill these days. Couple that with his tenacity on defense and speed in the open court and he won't have trouble getting minutes IMO. If he continues to refine his shot, he'll definitely be in the rotation.
|1 year 5 days ago||Things that stick out to me are:||
1) Big noggin: Would be interesting to know what his shoe size is, but based on his head, I bet he tops off well over 3 bills in playing shape; low center of gravity as well;
2) Has pretty good feet, but a lot of that is he understands where he's supposed to be and what to do once he's there (the conceptionalizing thing they discussed); this results in good angles and leverage on blocks which contribute to the play.
There's a reason that studies have shown that OL are often the smartest players on a team. It drove me absolutely nuts the last 4 years when an OG would pull or get to the second level on a zone and have absolutely no idea what they were doing - I get the feeling that won't necessairly be the case with Ulizio.
His athleticism will likely limit his ceiling and it remains to be seen whether he can continue to play with leverage and in space against better athletes. But like Magnus, I believe he can be a solid backup or even a decent starter because of how well he understands the game.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Your block M||
Maize kind of gave things away somewhat. would have been better to have the blue with a white background.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Ace||
I doubt they got in on Dytarious Johnson via watching tape since he plays defense. My guess is that while they were recruiting Washington, the head coach mentioned that they should take a look at him.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Have to lean toward||
it being a health risk issue. Awfully late in the game to add a transfer.
Plus 18-21 year olds aren't renowned for their ability to analyze the long term implications of their decisions.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Your assessment||
Is in complete agreement with mine. The James Ross comparison is spot-on; plays with the same great leverage and good instincts which is why I think he'd make a darn good weak side linebacker.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||If Quinn||
Isn't the best UM beat reporter out there, I'll eat my hat.