“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Tom Dooley||
Was the first German dual citizenship player I recall who played for the US. Teammate of Lalas on the '94 squad and also Captain of that squad I believe.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Kirkland||
Ummm... Victor Hobson?????
Kirkland continues to sound like a prototype MIKE; it's gonna be fun seeing Brian try to come up with a YMRMFSPA for his recruiting profile that isn't David Harris.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Dark, Sordid, sometimes gruesome, and||
teaching tales of caution. Nursery rhymes are perfect for the NCAA.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||The QB he most reminds me of is||
Reminds me of Wangler; Griese would be a good fit too. Not overly big or physically talented, but very good decision makers who were accurate and on time with their throws.
For all the emphasis placed on athleticism and measurables in the recruiting process (and they are important certainly), it all boils down to execution, especially at that position. The kid has played his best in big situations against very good competition.
He may end up sending in signals for four years for UM; I personally doubt it. I like the offer and I'm not betting against him being #1 on the depth chart in a couple of years.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Magnus||
You question his arm strength where everywhere else I've seen it's at a minimum a slight attribute. Can you explain your rationale?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||If you built the Emmert Lego||
If you built the Emmert Lego Doppelganger and it somehow became sentient and realized who it was, it would most likely hurl itself off the building.
WRT the 4 position, Chatman has a solid reputation for being a plus rebounder, albeit from the 3.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Honest Question||
I'm just a dimwitted old engineer, and have the same thoughts regarding the NCAA as most people. But why should the NCAA have to answer to this?
The revenue sports (which by the way pay for all the other varsity sports) are the ones causing this mess and if we were to be totally honest, football is the prime driver. And that IMO is Sally Jenkins' point.
Does it make sense for the NCAA to upset the apple cart because of one sport when the professional league associated with that sport has consiously decided to use FBS Universities as it's triple A affiliates and not created/sponsored a developmental league? You solve this by having viable professional paths for pro-caliber athletes which don't involve college, not by turning college athletics on its head.
This one is squarely in the NFL's court IMO.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Not nearly as polished||
But brings much of the same skill set as Darius Morris. Morris couldn't shoot a lick either coming out of HS, but like him, this kid seems a natural for the high screen and roll. Should be an upgrade defensively as well.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Good Job Ace||
If the offense is even remotely efficient, they should pull this one out. You know Morgan is going to be loaded for bear.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Unfortunately||
UM's defense has been pretty good at improving other players' efficiency; that said, Bielein uber alles!!
|20 weeks 4 days ago||OK||
I actually like the jersey, but would like to see the shorts. The current crappy looking Addidas shorts (same for every team they sponsor!@#$) have been driving me nuts for the last two years. Short of combat nonsense, anything would be an improvement on those.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Nice POV||
Agree with pretty much all you said except the aforementioned three states being actually four.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||First game in a while||
I've felt like getting violent; doing a Dawson was out of the question as I did that as a teenager and learned my lesson; wasting whiskey is not in my firmware or mircocode; cat abuse is verbotten. But swear I did and the spouse and daughter were thoroughly and appropriately appalled.
Brian, kudos for the Lydia Loveless reference; listened to some of her stuff and it's damn good. Ive always been a big Steve Earle fan so no surprise.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Agree||
NCAA hoops is not premier league soccer. Strength of schedule is critical to getting into the tourney, especially for bubble teams. If you took that model, what do you think it would have done for say Nebraska this year. They might not have enough games against top opponents to make a diffference.
Agree that the radomness of the other option is very bothersome, but not sure the soccer model is much better.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Good stuff BiSB||
|23 weeks 4 days ago||5th Metacarpal||
Classic boxer's fracture, and yes, his hand will be weak and sore even with PT.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||My take||
They kept him out of the ball screen game for the most part and set a few more picks for him, but the main thing they did IMO was use him more like they did last year. They dropped his usage and bet that his efficiency would even it out, which amazingly it did.
LeVert and Walton having solid games helped a bunch of course.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Don't buy Kenpom||
UM beat them comfortably at home missing their PG. Carver Hawkeye is tough to play at, but their pace is going to play into UM's hands IMO.
Plus, while UM doesn't have as much depth, they have better talent.
I've said it before, but it's all about ball screen defense, and the 5th year Engineer has been doing a bang up job in that department.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Agree DY||
Don't think it was between Levert and Della Valle but DV and Spike. But I'm not so sure that UM didn't decide to go with Spike, feet dragging or not.
That aligns with JB's comments to Spike that he'll either make him look like a genius or get him fired. Plus DV is basically a very poor man's Stauskas who's never seen a shot he doesn't like, certainly not anyone who can run the point; UM was looking for a point guard to bridge the gap between Burke and Walton; as I recall, Burke hadn't decided whether to come back at the time the recruitment was taking place.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Good Response Indy||
Other than possibly GR3, he's the team's best on-ball defender, and at times has done an exemplary job, especially on cutting off penetration.
As Indy mentioned, it's the switches and transition that he get's discombobulated in at times. I'm OK with that. The kid has the talent to be the best point guard defender JB has had at UM, just needs some seasoning.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Seth||
I'm basically in agreement with you. Just like the normal Joe/Jane, college is what you make of it.
But I would add to that my personal belief that if the student athlete is willing to work at the academic side, even if they are not particularly gifted, there are definite and possibly measurable benefits. The rigor, teamwork, dedication, and cameradirie required to participate in a team sport at a very competitive level is not unlike the military approach for developing leadership. This cannot be discounted as a positive life skill.
I have a degree in Engineering, and used it for approximately 3 years of my life. The discipline I learned from the tough curriculum combined with the leadership skills I learned in the military during 10 years at sea were what got me where I am today.
The kids are recruited to play football, and FWIW, a strong percentage of the current team frankly doesn't even apply here. But for those that do, if most are legitimatly trying to get an education and the rest at least learn something, doesn't that benefit the country as a whole?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Showing my age a bit||
But damn if McGary doesn't remind me a bit of a bigger Dave Cowens with less shooting touch.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Shove What???||
What is fandom at it's core?
You who have suffered through the last Carr years and RR and now you are blasting the Coach for providing coach speak to a ridiculous question? Are you having an existential crisis? What the hell? Why am I using some many question marks?
Step away from your advanced metrics, your statistics, your insufferably high intelligence and just be a fan. Or eat a cookie - you'll feel better.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Sisyphus||
Should have a photoshop contest to superimpose the face of the most deserving coach/player.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Early part of that film||
Brought back ugly flashbacks from the Indiana game - thanks coach :>)
Nice film - looks like he's still growing into his body.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Dillman||
has plenty of arm. Reminds me a bit of Drew Henson. Not as polished as some of the other prospects, but talent and athleticism are off the charts.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||#3 - I hear ya||
The Dogfish IPA lineup is the best out there I've personally tried, but there's a lot of brewries (and apparently customers) out there who don't seem to understand that the key to a good beer is balance.
That said, and in conjunction with your comments, there's some impressive IPAs out there; unfortunately, I've yet to find a really good Czech style pils from a microbrewery - If anyone knows of one, please let me know.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Other than Booker||
This is the kid I wanted to see in this class. He brings some skills (ball handling, passing, rebounding) that are very complimentary to what the other wings/3's on the roster provide. He's a player who can contribute meaningfully early without getting a high amount of usage/touches.
Even without McGary and GRIII next year, should have a very balanced and talented roster.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Pretty clear that Hoke is saying||
that defensive lineman are like Cheesemakers.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Speed not an Issue IMO||
Granted that Mone doesn't appear to be a quick twitch athlete like Pipkins or Hurst Jr., but can't expect a DT to chase down a dual threat QB inside out. There was absolutely no contain from the defensive ends on any of the plays he got penetration. Once Baez got outside of the tackle box, it was all over.
Also, not like he was rushing against John Navarre; the kid could move.