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|4 weeks 6 days ago||this will bode well on the recruiting trail||
just the sound byte we had three first rounders selected last year, two years ago, etc is huge in assembling a MEGA class...could very well land us at least one blue chip in the next couple years that we wouldnt have gotten otherwise
|4 weeks 6 days ago||draw this piece||
the proposition of the game being a possession game is troubling because us sucks at holding the ball (ie the 94 minute of last game, lack of ticky-tocky skill) whereas they are better defending and then throwing numbers forward (run run run thank you jones and bradley). sidenote i read that it was bradley who logged the most miles in the game not jones, something like 7.3 miles...crazy.
i bet us gives up a goal early and as long as they dont give up two they can muster at least one cuz theyre merica and germany will be laying back--i think were creative enough.
really wanna see us play one MORE game where theyre going all out to win nothing more---not this play to draw flaptrap---ugh bradley
also the guy who didnt cover that last cross was also the guy who duffed up the first goal to portugal--geoff cameron that being said he has no chance of not starting---the conundrum of us soccer.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||gotta love hutch....||
making the university proud. classy as all heck and keeps her team composed and confident.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Solid, but what about the bigs?||
Was really liking that Zimmerman was looking at Mich as Beilein seemed to be looking more for that shot blocker type than charge drawer. I hope Donnal has a special year just to show other bigs it can be done.
Coleman just seems like a lock to go pro.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||if i could make an op...||
How about Michigan's fab five class?
PG - Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman
SG - Aubrey Dawkins
SF - Kam Chatman
PF - DJ Wilson
C - Ricky Doyle/Mark Donnal(tech.)
That would be a serious wait-until-march kinda squad, yeah??
|13 weeks 2 days ago||hope he can play next year||
This guy looks like he has real nba-potential talent. Don't know the particulars about his class and what not but if he suited up next year this is a crazy good class. Amazing how things change in college bball recruiting. Props to the coaches for keeping their grind on.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Chatman: 6'8'' 210+lbs||
Gotta say i breathed a sigh of relief seeing that. Averaging near 10 rebounds in a decent league shows he's willing to grind. walton, levert, irvin, chatman, and donnal to me is a highly skilled, balanced, and DANGEROUS starting five. I think UM is ready to exceed expectations yet again!
Yes they'll be miserable rebounding but they were miserable this year and their transcendent offense still made them formidable.
The offense next year will be a beilein masterpiece imo.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||lego mark emmert!||
can 'lego mark emmert' become an mgothing?!?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||exactly...||
How does the NCAA change the rule weeks after their judgement and not respond to an appeal?
They are essentially admitting to the rule's unfairness!!!
|13 weeks 4 days ago||or maybe...||
Horford skipped town 4-foot bong in hand knowing the ncaa's vice-like grip on umich would only strengthen.
Sorry to make light of this situation...I am devastated by the news but I can't help but laugh at the NCAA.
Hoping the Daily jumps on this prime headline: "ITS A MITCH HUNT!"
|13 weeks 4 days ago||nine times??||
if that is true that seems wildly unfair. Is this standard procedure? nine times?? I smell a mitch hunt! Sorry...This is so just so lame and just highlights the NCAA as more of a dinosaur than we already knew they were.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I like both players||
Hoping Dawkins commits also. BUT, to me there's no way M doesnt bring in two blue chip wings in the '15 class. Rahkman being defensively attuned and a distributor will make him relevant regardless of future classes imo but Dawkins could get passed by future classes if he doesnt show promise next year. He best be getting into the gym and working on his spot up 3 game.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||rahkman||
intangibles are off the chart: name, winner, defender, chip on his shoulder(for getting limited D-1 attention), hard worker(judged by his quotes).
Think of the defensive power they'll have soon with Levert, Irvin, Walton, and now Rahkman guarding the perimeter!
getting ready for steals leading to breaks leading to Rahkman rocking the rim!
On a less positive note, I just hope they don't lose Coleman next year as they are similar players. That dude is B1G POY good.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||doyle = pau/marc gasol||
he's got a strong midrange shot(pau) and good strength(marc). Shorter than the gasols which could force him to get smarter with his game. Favorite move currently seems to be muscle, muscle, dunk. In the B1G those moves are likely getting swatted. Ricky Doyle is a +1 as far as names go. Let's hope Mich has the luxury to RS him like Donnal. Love the idea of the other two frosh getting some burn, though.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||dj wilson||
oooof, did you see dj wilson's highlight reel on umhoops? This guy is, at this point, your protoypical sleeper recruit for UM. If dude develops a decent jumper he should be everything grIII offers.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||morgan is a michigan legend||
Is it fair to call him Michigan's best big since Juwan Howard? My apologies to my namesake...
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Horford!||
"or so we think" (paraphrase) in regards to the you vs me paradigm is the tightest. Solid edited freewrite. Thank you, Jon. You are cool.
Hug in the championship game might have been the quintessential non-dunk related horford moment.
Thank you, Jon and the rest of the real recognizin real '13-'14 Cagers!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||also, OHIO||
lettin one slide on illinois is one thing but you just dont lose to ohio, obvi
|19 weeks 3 days ago||before friday...||
wasn't sure this B1G tourney had much of any significance for the team but a #1 seed?? pfft...LETS DO THIS!
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly||
Addition merely make the opponents have to gameplan for a factor both semi-unknown and undeniably reputable. Plus, he makes great passes and could be a boon for both O and D (rebounding, at least) in crucial spurts.
Michigan becomes the in-the-know favorite to win it all, imo. Except maybe for the Shockers.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||that final GRIII alley-oop||
classic "game, blouses" moment
|23 weeks 6 days ago||history repeating...||
Maybe a co-title for the UM pg and the IU 5--just like two years ago
|23 weeks 6 days ago||B1G champion point guard?||
Walton's only hope could be a strong finish whilst leading UM to a sole B1G championship and the media rewards his "game-winning grit" as the "point guard" of Michigan. Although I think that designation is becoming obsolete with this team.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||belein + practice....||
I don't know what wrinkles or augmented offensive strategies we will see in the next few games. However, I know it will be good. Players like Walton (and probably all the underclassmen) are just scratching the surface of what Belein wants to do schematically. There is good reason to be excited about how the rest of this season plays out.
Any chance Walton eeks into the B1G freshman of the year award? Vonleh seems to have it in the bag but a lot can happen in the games remaining.
|24 weeks 11 hours ago||dakich, effort, blech...||
mostly hope they win, but also hope it is at least close enough that dakich doesnt have to go all "axiomatic" about effort and whatever else to kill time. once the seal is broken he just gets more and more bombastic.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||michigan's gameplan||
May the team who scores the most jump hoops that mark three tallys win the prized game hen! Tally-ho! But srsly, I feel like that's all this team has going for them though luckily its a gamble favored on their side most games.
i enjoyed walton's "get f***ing pissed" in an on-court huddle in the 2nd half. Like Brian said, when the going gets tough...
It will be interested to see how it plays out for the remainder of the big ten season...and I don't see a tough perimeter defensive stopper coming through the recruiting pipeline as of now so lets hope levert OR irvin finds the mettle.
Also let us not forget by the end of the big ten season last year this team looked dead to rights.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||what i'm looking for||
I wanna see Derrick Walton continue to be solid, hopefully improve his 10-4 line the last time they played nebraska, though that certainly is "solid" to me.
For the rest of the guys I just want to see them shooting confidently without hesitation.
And let's return to fewer turnovers the way we know Beilein likes it.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||bill walton||
he was announcing the arizona ucla game and referenced arizona's quality win over michigan: a great program, but cant ever win the big game. That might not be verbatim. Had a little venom in the way he said it for sure.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||borges...||
i made this analogy of borges to a friend pre-fire...borges is like a teenager who doesnt get his way with his parents and proceeds to go up to his room and repeatedly bang his head against the wall knowing full well his parents can hear his immature, pointless reaction.
It just felt like borges was play-calling to highlight his dissatisfaction with his offensive personnel instead of gaming away from their deficiencies for the benefit of the team.
Excited for what Devin and the gang can do with a new outlook next year.
That photo of denard...priceless!
|28 weeks 6 days ago||charlie taaffe||
i agree...he's my choice.