landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|10 weeks 23 hours ago||On my way to Ashley's||
On my way to Ashley's for brunch and beer at 9:30!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||West Virginia also has to beat Stephen F. Austin||
West Virginia also hasto beat Stephen F. Austin, which is far from a guarantee.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Haha, I had no idea!||
Haha, I had no idea. Interesting info, and certainly good for us.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Agree with the sentiment||
Agree with the sentiment, but the potential Friday game against ND will start at approximately 9:40, so we'll get a full 48 hours if we win.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Also, Frank Haith is pretty terrible.||
Also, Frank Hath is pretty terrible. Big edge to Michigan in this one.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree.||
Disagree. It's in Ohio.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly.||
Exactly. Using that logic, we also have 11 Top 350 losses. Top 100 W/L record is so arbitrary and stupid.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||How is he in the know?||
How is he in the know? Serious question.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||No.||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Yep, this bothers me||
Yep, this bothers me. Top-100 wins is such an arbitrary statistic. There is no substantive difference between a team with an RPI of 95 and a team with an RPI of 105, yet this is a big deal to people.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I was at the game so I could have missed some things||
I was at the game so I could have missed some things, but it appeared that the vast majority of the time Michigan was not double-teaming Hammons and Haas.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||You're thinking of SMU||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Very tough||
Very tough, that's true. Although if we manage 1-1 on the road this week I think we get to 3-2 and a likely double-bye in the B1G. Ohio State is the critical game in this stretch, imo.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Or just go 4-1 the last 5||
Or just go 4-1 the last 5 with a win or two in the B1G Tournament. In that case we'd almost certainly be in the 6-7 range with an easier first round game and a manageable second round game.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with what you're saying in general||
I agree with what you're saying in general, but the Big Ten is way down this year.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair||
To be fair, I think two of his three misses were completely excusable. Beilein's first year was a massive system overhaul, and last year we lost three early entries to the draft plus our top two players to injury. That's not to say I don't have my issues with Beilein (system, recruiting, etc), but I don't think it's as bad as it seems.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||This.||
This. And let's say Caris is a really big boost and we finish something like 5-4 (10 losses regular season plus 1-1 in the BTT). Both Iowa and Michigan State were 7-seeds with 11 losses last year. I'll start panicking about the tournament if we gag one up at Minnesota tomorrow.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Fair enough.||
Fair enough. I really don't feel comfortable about any game than the two I mentioned, but feel like a Maryland or Texas performance will show up and we get 1 or 2 we don't expect. I just hope you're wrong! I will eat a lemon if we lose to Minnesota.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||So beating Minnesota and NW||
So beating Minnesota and NW and losing to everyone else (including average teams like OSU and Wisconsin) is a hopeful result? I feel like that's wildly pessimistic. Not saying we're going 13-5 or anything, but I'd probably set the over/under at 10.5 and lean toward the over at 11.
I guess if you subscribe to the view that the last two games is what we'll see all year, your point is fair. But I think we'll get things together and be comfortably in the tournament in the 7-9 seed range (we're still at a 9 right now).
And if you look at the expectations for John Beilein's tenure at Michigan when he got here, this is about what we all expected. Whether that is acceptable to the fan base at this point is a different question, and one I'm personally torn on. I don't think the picture is as clear as some are making it right now. There are more views out there than just BEILEIN SUCKS and BEILEIN IS GOD.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Don't disagree with your main points||
Don't disagree with your main points, but Iowa was much closer than the score indicated. We were up with 10-15 minutes left in the second half.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||9-9?||
I think that would be on the very low end of where people think we finish. Michigan has had no issue beating the teams it should this year; Minnesota and Northwestern will be wins. I have a hard time seeing us losing every other remaining game. I still think 11 wins is the number, which actually is where a lot of us thought we would be.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Beilein said in his presser||
Beilein said in his presser there's a chance Caris comes back this week. That would be huge for him to give us 15 minutes or so, if only to spare the legs of someone like Duncan, who's really struggling right now.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I must have missed Rich Rod's||
I must have missed Rich Rod's national championship appearance and two Big Ten titles.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I have no strong opinion on the matter||
I have no strong opinion on the matter, but people definitely have argued that RR's tenure would have turned out much differently with Casteel there. He's not refuting an argument no one has ever made. I don't think it's a straw man.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I guess I shouldn't be so worried||
I guess I shouldn't be so worried about it. Beilein did say it was a day-to-day thing, I would have loved to hear a timetable though.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||For some reason my gut tells me||
For some reason my gut tells me LeVert is done for the year (despite no walking boot or crutches). I hope I'm wrong. Like you said, Beilein's comments scared me.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||So if Chryst racks up another 10 win season or two||
So if Chryst racks up another 10 win season or two, does he bolt like Bielema and Anderson?
|21 weeks 16 hours ago||See, for them||
See, for them it's an opportunity perfectly utilized.
|21 weeks 16 hours ago||They're clearly a better university||
They're clearly a better university; they have the best packaging engineering program in the country (best out of 5).
|21 weeks 16 hours ago||I know many MSU people||
I know many MSU people who insist that they have had a historically better football program as well. And they're dead serious.