Mike Lantry, 1972
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- I think Jim Delaney made the right play by extending the B10 footprint. New Jersey, Maryland/DC, and somewhat Virginia/North Carolina will be reasonable sources of talent now that coaches can promise familes that they'll get to see their son nearby a few times, and have them on TV.
- The midwest isn't what it once was, but I think the demise is a bit overblown. There's enough talent in IN, OH, and MI to field pretty good basketball teams. That's 12 players. And the better programs will be able to attract talent from elsewhere, while the lesser programs can try to give overlooked players from other states a chance at playing on a "big stage."
- Finding 85 guys in football is a bigger challenge. I don't think it'll affect Michigan as much as you believe, because Michigan has never really relied on homegrown kids for 50% of the roster. We need in-state talent, sure. But we'll spend the money on coaches and facilities, and OH, PA, and the East Coast rim give us a solid talent pool. Just need to avoid tarnishing the reputation/tradition of the program any more so MICHIGAN still appeals to top talent in California or elsewhere.
|4 hours 31 min ago||Normally||
Normally I'd advocate for Miles. But JB has done the same thing twice. The season with Morris and Novak aneurysm. And our first BTT. He gets passed up for Thad winning a lot of games with great players. Both coaches did a phenomenal job. Give it to our guy, mostly because he's way overdue.
|19 hours 43 min ago||Watching||
I'm watching and the announcer said specifically that they (his coaches) would like to see better body language. I might be taking a leap, but that suggests to me that his defense still suffers. Also it's a sign that he 1) hasn't improved in that regard, because that was one of my complaints when he was here and 2) It had less to do with him being upset at UofM and having a rift with the coaches, and is more just his nature. No disrespect to Evan. Some people definitely just have a more pessimisstic body language or approach to the game/life.
There's guys like THJ who are labile (hot & cold; but show emotion), guys like Glenn who are steady (never get too up or down), and guys who always have a little bit of a sad look (Smotczyz, and remember Paul Davis?)
|23 hours 56 min ago||Maize Rage||
When I was in the Maize Rage they practically paid us to show up. Free pizza before every game, sweatshirts and MDen incentives for attendance. And we made the tourney (09-10). Awesome season.
|1 day 4 min ago||Illinois||
They beat a few of the conference big boys this season. Lost a few bad games, and had a losing streak (Ok State did too) but they had an OK season if you consider the whole. Maybe a bubble longshot? Ah, probably not. They'd have to win it all...and then obviously
|1 day 14 hours ago||He's a good player||
He's a good player. Did he perform better than Nik? No. But he probably deserves to be on the list. Haven't looked at the other 13 though.
|1 day 15 hours ago||You're probably right||
But 16-3 with this team (wo McGary uncertainty) and you have to assume we would have won the first 6 with or without him. Apparently the committee does factor injuries when things get too close to call otherwise.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Why not||
I had a ton of friends who wanted to be at Michigan, but ended up loving State. There have been plenty of players who feel the same why.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Dave Merritt||
David Merritt. Graham Brown, if we had made the tourney.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Jalen||
For every negative thing he says about the program (like that) he says like 9 positive. Follow him on Twitter. I'll bet many more 16-18 year olds see him congratulating our guys or shouting out Trey/THJ, and notice that more than an emotional quote (he tends to say these things every once in a while when the old wound is opened).
|3 days 22 hours ago||That's just not true||
Nationally, that's just not true.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Yeah||
Yeah, anyone with a DUI who even THINKS about doing something charitable should be flayed!!!
|4 days 1 hour ago||I was under 5||
I was under 5. Love them. Read the book a dozen times. Upset, yeah. But I blame Martin and questionable judgment by Webber. It's not clear when he took the money, and it's not clear under what circumstance. Ultimately we've seen it happen a half dozen times since to varying degrees, with a dirty secret/assumption that it happened a lot back then and still does now. So I blame the NCAA more. We got caught, and we were martyred by the NCAA and UofM.
|4 days 1 hour ago||You're sensitive||
Backhanded stab? More just a love for his coach. Rose has a high opinion of Beilein, he's said it before.
|4 days 19 hours ago||I agree||
Wrote some of the same below. I agree. He's done everything at Michigan except for win a National Championship and Big Ten Tournament Championship. There's still time for that...
|4 days 19 hours ago||Role Model||
Mayne not invididually, but he might have the most accomplished resume of any Michigan Basketball player. He has 98 career wins (and counting...vs. 39 losses). 6-2 vs. MSU. 2 B10 Championships. 1 Final Four/Runner-Up. 1 B10 All-Defensive Team (and counting...maybe even a DPOY). Plus whatever we accomplish this postseason. Is there a player that has a more well-rounded resume?
I'm a huge fan, and I'll continue to heap praise on our Senior: JMo is tough and hard-working. He improves every year (and game it seems like). He's productive. He's a leader, who knows his role and plays it well. And he's a scholar and a flat out winner. I'm jealous of kids these days. That's the type of player/person you want to emulate. To put things in perspective, my UMHoops role model was Avery Queen (and Blanchard...but I was a point guard).
|4 days 21 hours ago||I hate change||
I hate change. I have no interest in getting rid of extra points. I hate that idea.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Nik||
Nik also had a tendency to play with Trey Burke and THJ. He played his role, and it was usually to camp in the corners for opportunities.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Demographic||
Geez, depressing introduction. But some things are facts. A couple of my thoughts:
In conclusion, yeah the demographics are changing. Yeah, both programs have faltered. But there's no good reason that Michigan can't be a contender in every sport.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Yeah||
There's no easy pick. I agree with you, but I'll wait until the bracket is released to see how the paths to the title set up.
|1 week 17 hours ago||More of the same||
I think this is a great conference. But I don't think that we have a team that can win a National Championship. Last year, we had Michigan, IU, MSU, and OSU with rosters and athletes I could see winning it all. This year, our best bets are Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Iowa - which I believe are each a step down from last years foursome. I could see 4 teams in the Sweet 16, and 3 in the Elite 8 again. But I wouldn't bet on any in the Final Four.
For us personally, I love what we've accomplished (JMo and Horford have delivered everything we could have asked) but I can't help but think we might be a Mitch McGary away from a National Championship team.
Wisconsin has beat some really strong teams, so they can obviously do it. But beating Florida in December isn't as impressive. It's my opinion that, at that point, Wisconsin is closer to their ceiling while a 'Florida' is only stratching their potential. I just think they'll lack the athletes at some point.
MSU. Injuries, man. Yeah, I know it's a running joke but it's also true. They have the roster to do it, but injuries and chemistry...and maybe just not being as good as advertised make me pause. I think it's possible the Fed investigation waking some skeletons in the closets of potentially key players might have an effect on psyche outside of injuries.
Iowa. Can't win a close game. Can't play defense. I do think they have a shot to get hot though. Lots of bodies. Some athletic, some big, some veteran.
Personally I'l be pick between Florida and Duke to win the NC. And to answer your question directly, yeah I think the conference is great. But you're ultimately measured by how far your teams go in the tournament.
|1 week 2 days ago||Exchange rate||
20 nickels equals a dollar. So does 40 minor violations mean anything, other than "thanks for telling us."
|1 week 4 days ago||Glenn||
Coach B always says that Nik steps up, Caris steps up, and GRIII is capable. Just depends on what the defense gives them. Well, I was texting a friend throughout the game that game felt like GRIIIs game. He was agressive on O and the glass. I thought that Nik forced the issue a little bit. Lots of drives hunting for the foul and some poor decisions passing and shooting. As great as he's been, I wish he would have felt that Glenn was the hot hand a little sooner.
On the other hand, way to be patient GRIII. And thanks to Spike and JMo for huge contributions.
|1 week 5 days ago||Fans||
We fans are a fickle group, especially in the age of information and technology. It helps to have a little perspective like this. I posted some similarities between the two regimes a while back. Hoke could still go either way, but he did make a few changes to his staff that sort of mirror what Beilein did. Let's hope Nuss and the Defensive Shuffle give us the same results.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah||
That's what I'm getting at. 3 seed or 2 seed; you're probably going to be close to home in the first weekend. Eventually you'll need to play a good team. Does it really matter at that point? The specific matchup means more.
I think 1>> 2 ~ 3 > 4 >>> etc.
|1 week 6 days ago||IF||
If we win out (IF, not getting ahead of myself) does it guarantee a 2-3 seed? In that case, I absolutely wouldn't care if we're bounced from the BTT by a Nebraska, Minnesota or above. Love a regular season crown, but I don't really care about the BTT unless there are major seeding implications or a bid on the line.
|1 week 6 days ago||Izzo||
For all his flaws, I seriously doubt he said fuck you. Guy isn't a saint, and probably gets more pub for being classy than his intense nature deserves. But the guy is a good coach, and has run a clean program for years. He is classier than most, and has been on record saying he respects Beilein. He takes fan heckling in stride too.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||So you're saying...||
So you're saying that Dave Brandon didn't descend on a raven and sic his cops on you? And the Athletic Department actually handled it in an appropriate way, considering the chaos?
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Nobody Was Arrested||
Nobody was arrested. In my opinion, the officer was probably instructed not to allow the stduents to line up early. He probably asked them to move. They probably didn't. He probably said something like "come on guys, don't make me arrest you," thereby acting on his own.
I don't know anything about this situation. This is my speculation. I just doubt that they would told the cops to arrest students. Since nobody was arrested, why are we arguing about this?
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Never||
There has never been a rivalry basketball game, where the losing team doesn't have a thing or two to complain about. Even the winning team things they got jobbed and won in spite of the refs most of the time.
Refs usually do a good job. Unless there is a blatant error, it's all part of the game.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||3rd Round||
In the 3rd round he wouldn't be a steal. That's implying he's a first or second round talent. He's not. He might have a nice career, but he'd be a steal in 5-7. Nobody will take a chance on him any higher than that.