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- I like that it's personal. Every Michigan family has Michigan fans/grads and Michigan State fans/grads. We all have friends from the other fanbase. When you beat MSU, you USE the bragging rights. Speaking for myself, and probably others, I don't spend much time around OSU fans. The little brother thing is an example of the passion of the rivalry, but the analogy is true - it's a backyard, sibling rivalry.
- I respect that they've been consistently successful. I can't argue that they're a very strong program. The proof is in the pudding. An NCAA streak that rivals our now-ended bowl streak. Final Fours and Big Ten Championships. Can't argue with that, although we've been the stronger problem in the last 5 years (they haven't collapsed like our FB program...but can't argue with our resume stacked against theirs).
- I respect Izzo's passion, and I think he generally does it the "right" way. We can make fun of his press conferences, foul and injury complaints, and sometimes sour demeanor, but he graduates most of his players, he's been loyal to the MSU community, and has a good sense of humor off the court (his commercials and Midnight Madness are proof). And again, I can't argue with his resume.
- Favorite memories....Burke's steal, Stauskas' kiss, Morris standing up to the bully, Novak's anuerysm. Not so pleasant memories include the missed alley-oop to Sims (jersey grab?!?), and a parade of blowouts that included 360 dunks up like 30 points and "Go Green" dominating Crisler.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Michigan||
The degree matters, and they are close. But college is also only 4 years of life and UM will provide the best campus experience by far. I have friends who went to NW and they came to AA extremely often.
|2 days 10 hours ago||That's possible||
You're right and it's possible. But I think his most likely trajectory is Redick, not Adam Morrison and not Ray Allen.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Trey Burke||
Trey Burke and Nik Stauskas were overdrafted. As lottery picks, one might expect them to be superstars. They won't be. But I'll bet on both becoming valuable members of NBA teams throughout their careers. Jameer Nelson for Trey Burke, and JJ Redick for Nik Stauskas (I know, I know). And those are both fine NBA careers.
Meanwhile Hardaway was drafted mid-20s and seems like he's doing great when you compare to the other two. He'll have a similar career to Burke and Nik, but get more credit because he doesn't have the "Lottery" pick tag.
McGary is a wildcard. If he's healthy I think the sky is the limit, Marc Gasol style. But these injuries keep happening.
GRIII knew the risk he was taking. He made an NBA roster and earned a guaranteed contact. I don't think he expected 20 mpg as a rookie. But he is practicing with an NBA team and coaches, and working on his game every day. It's way to early to judge whether he left "too soon," because I think his career is probably on par with any reasonable expectation so far.
Darius Morris is on an NBA roster for the 4th consecutive season. He didn't leave "too early," because it's tough to argue that he would have developed more in school than he would have playing basketball 24/7 with NBA tutors. I think he just is what he is, and NBA journeyman at best. As a second round pick he would have been easy to just discard his contact. But he's still around, and he's a millionaire.
Manny Harris did leave too early. Guy played in the NBA, and played decently. But he can't seem to find a job in the league for whatever reason. A successful senior season could have at least given him a chance with a different path.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Today||
I got into and graduated from Michigan. But I doubt I'd get in today. It gets harder and harder each year.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Come on||
That's a rookie mistake. I hope the national media lets this go because it's way to early for my Harbaugh Honeymoon to get ruined by bad PR
|2 days 15 hours ago||5s||
I don't think Wilson will be a 5. I think he played out of necessity earlier this season, but he's an ideal 4 who is athletic enough to play some 3. Donnal can play the 5, and I'm proud of the way he's responded physically already this year, but I think he's an idea 5. Jr. Doyle, So. Cook, and Jr. Donnal as a center depth chart would give Jon Teske a very clear destiny of redshirting.
Personally I think Beilein see's Wisconsin and wants to build a surplus of big men so he can create an almost guaranteed redshirt year for his big men. He's not exactly chasing McGarys, Plumlees, Stones, or Okafors. If that's the plan, I like it. Give everybody who we see as a center that college "prep" year.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Izzo||
That's not entirely true. He's been quoted saying (paraphrasing), "Do I respect Beilein. Tremendously. Do I respect Michigan. Tremendously. Do I like them? Not one bit."
I think that's an 100% acceptable answer from a rival coach, especially considering OUR particular rivalry. He's playing his role, we'll play ours. It's more fun that way. Taking off the maize and blue goggles, I like Izzo just fine to run MSU's program.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Serious Answer||
I'll give you a serious response, since I doubt you want to take most of the advice and come across as a total a-hole on Lansing TV.
I actually do have a lot of respect for MSU. Their athletic department is extremely strong right now. And yes, I enjoy rivalaries more when both teams are strong so I'm excited that our hoops program is 'back' and I'm hoping to see our football program rebound to match their suddenly strong program.
|1 week 2 days ago||Again||
Another opportunity for us to get on our high horse. He was being totally honest. Maybe not politically correct, but I personally react to injuries as "well that sucks for them/him, but at least there's a benefit to my team." I felt that way when Barnett went down, Rayvonte Rice, and Trevon Jackson.
|1 week 3 days ago||Hatch||
Calling Hatch healthy is definitely a stretch.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||No||
No, because that's a slap in the face and a step down for a guy with a bright future in coaching. I want to keep Roy, but the coaching carousel has other openings. He'll land as a position coach with a decent BCS conference team
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Who cares?||
Nothing for me to get upset about or laugh at here.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Btw||
My other post isn't a shot at you by any means. I just don't think there were any clues besides his plan to return. I'll be a hypocrite by speculating that he left the team to support somebody rather this deal with his own issues. Who knows though. Glad he's back, and hope it's all under control.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think||
I think it's best not to speculate, but reading between the lines it seemed like a family thing rather than a personal thing. Glad to see he's back.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||UA||
Football is fine but their hoops gear is supposedly way behind. Nike is the best choice, and I'd take Adidas hoops over UA. Wouldn't hate it, but Nike is the only sure upgrade.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Poor logic||
I can't give a figure, but most coaches don't coach the position they played in college. That's just a simpleton argument.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||These type of comments||
You write "JH would never" when you mean "Can't see JH doing"... He might just let Manning coach the DBs. How do you know what he would never do, Kawakami?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Roster||
I agree that it shouldn't mean anything for the QBs on the current roster. But in this case, the hype for Rosen seems to match Harbaugh and we have a pretty highly regarded QB currently committed. I didn't say we were giving up on Malzone by wanting Rosen, but we also don't talk about him much when discussing QB woes. Rosen on the other hand comes up all the time despite barely being realistic.
Just a bird in hand vs two in the bush type thing.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Mora||
I think there may be some smoke here, as far as him leaving.
It would help us with Clark and KLS. But Rosen isn't coming. Let's get excited about the local kid with a winning pedigree who never wavered from his Michigan commitment when he had every reason to reconsider.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||No||
An Ohio State quarterback will not be transferring to Michigan. It's not going to happen. Stop with these posts.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Max||
I love the fight from Max right there.
And it's more pronounced because the success of our last two teams, but this squad makes offense look so hard.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Plan B||
I have a inside source that I consider very reliable who says that Hackett's top 4 was Jim, Les, Mora Jr., and Sean Payton...not necessarily in that order. Payton's reps did reach out, and apparently Mora and UCLA are not in a completely happy marriage.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Delete||
Who cares, and finding out would be an invasion of privacy in my opinion.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Low Variance||
I expect our run game to be A caliber, and our defense to be very strong as well. Our passing game will be a question mark; but if we can get steady play from the QBs, I think Butt and Darboh can be chain movers.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Good post||
And can be summed up by
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I'm cool with it||
He was with Michigan for 8 months - and was able to work with our players for about 5 of those months. In our society of instant gratification, we expect him to reach his potential instantly. But it takes longer than that to coach what was by all means a young offense. And frankly, Gardner handcuffed him as well.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Sucks||
I know Hunter, and he's a good dude. I don't agree with many of his recent comments and he might not feel the pulse of the fan base...but like Hoke, this is a good guy who just lost his job. Let's accept the decision for what it is (decent news from a fan perspective) but also recognize that it's a guy with small children who are going to move for the second time in like 5 years. No need to put a middle finger in the man's face if you see him in public.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Wrong||
Mora Jr. and Stoops are in play. Maybe not "likely" but let's stop kidding ourselves, we don't know anything. Those guys are definitely an option to some extent.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Max||
Max reclassified as a senior and will almost certainly be playing his 5th year elsewhere.
Not that there is a huge difference in our offense, but I see Dawkins as more of a 3/4 than a 2/3 (response to guy a few posts above). The 3 and 4 are pretty similar in our offense ("right hand" vs. "left hand" corner basically). But the 2 (whatever you want to call it) seems to require some point guard play and superb ball handling. Stauskas and LeVert are the best examples of this. Therefore, Duncan seems like more of a 3/4 himself. Irvin and Chatman have the capacity to be that type of player, but it's too early to count on that. Assuming LeVert does bolt, we're looking at Walton, Spike, and MAAR as the three guys with that primary ball handler ability. PJ Dozier would have been a perfect fit as that big off the ball guy who can play PG. Since we didn't get him...well, lets home MAAR has a productive offseason or Irvin and Chatman can grow into that role. Chatman in particular had the reputation of being a great facilitator and ballhandler in high school.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Off Topic||
This doesn't mention Hoke, Hackett, Harbaugh, Hire, Head Coach, or even use the letter H. This should be off-topic.
Edit: The letter H is used once. That's not enough.