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|5 hours 42 min ago||Fair point.||
I expect Michigan to be able to at least get a single Kentucky type kid every year. Why shouldn't we? As far as athleticism, give us one Dawson level athlete at the 4 apot. We don't have to start him. What happens is we get banged up and roll out lineups that can't guard in the paint...or at the point position. Yes...Spike is a below average on balm defender. He is also half of the rebounder that D. Walt is. Getting exposed at the 1 and 5 spots athletically is killing us right now. Our 2-3 play has been solid and we are good there athletically. We've had to use Irvin at the 4 and he is our best rebounder which is simply ridiculous. We need at least 2 or 3 athletic bigs on this team. They make them in the McGary mold. He doesn't have to be a once every 10 year player if you recruit well enough. Hell, give me 2 Jordan Morgans and watch us be Elite (8). The drop off in big play has been tremendous.....and we have a second year guy and a senior in that rotation so the excuses are not really legitimate. We need to recruit better athletes at the position. Not everyone needs to be able step out and shoot the damn 3 ball. I think that is getting way overrated and given the usage of the true stretch 4 in our system...we should just veer away from that and recruit McGary and Morgan types. I'm not complaining about anything we haven't had roster wise recently. It feels like we've let off of the gas in recruining lately and are settling on kids. That shouldn't be happening at Michigan. MSU and OSU are smoking us on the trail and neither has sniffed a final four or title game recently. We have and we are getting plastered on the trail. Why?
|6 hours 26 min ago||Donnal...Beifeldt...Chatman...D. Robinson....Moritz Wagner.||
That is overkill. The 6ft8/6ft9 under-athletic body type has been beaten to death in my opinion. We need some quick twitch bigs that can get off of the floor. We need 2 or 3 of them.
|6 hours 31 min ago||Yes great.||
I believe this team should've been 19-10 and that record was well within reason in my opinion. With Caris and Derrick back and the amount of depth we will have next year...yes we should be great. We do need to get more athletic at the 4 and 5 spot. That is where DJ Wilson comes in. If our team is well-coached next year, they should be great. I put our record more on coaching than pointing to injuries. I juries are why we aren't competing for a B1G title. They are not the reason we are a losing basketball team. We have not prepared and been coached up well enough this year which is a surprising considering how well he has coached in the previous 3 years with young teams. Beilein has struggled mightily with a young team this year and you can switch the blame to lack of talent if you wish but in the end Michigan should never settle for less than Michigan talent. Dawkins and MAAR are both solid. Donnal, Chatman have dissapointed. Doyle was doing well in the beginning of the year and has tapered off. Wilson was reshirted and that slaughtered this year Because he was our best athlete at the 4 or 5 spot by a mile and a half.
|7 hours 14 min ago||I sure hope Caris stays and refines.||
He has an unorthodox skill set and still needs developing. He is projected as a late 1st rounder and that all spells NBA flame out more than 10 year pro. He needs more seasoning and should learn from some of the other early entries struggles. Harris...Morris...GR3...Stauskas. Caris is not better than any of these 3 relative to when they left and all of these 3 struggled and or are still struggling with their NBA transition. Caris could benefit greatly from a Senior year on a potentially great Michigan team next year.
|7 hours 22 min ago||After a sleepless evening over this debacle. ..||
There is some accountability that needs to be had by our coaching staff. That was a terrible coaching job down the stretch. We looked lost and did not execute simple things like running 3pt shooters off the lines and properly inbounding. We threw an inbound away for Christ sake and gave NW a chance to win it in regulation. ...when we were up 6 with 20 seconds left. The excuses are old and stale. This team should be 19-10. The MSU road loss was terrible given how well the kids played all game. The NJIT and EMU losses were jokes. The Illinois and NW road losses were both massive coaching debacles. Up in both games late and failed to close. Illinois was a 7pt choke under 2 minutes. NW was a 6 PT in 20 seconds choke. Those losses are on the staff period. We need to stop with the excuses and stop signing the praises of past accomplishments. Beilein is a very good coach and I'm not saying he hasn't been great. He has simply not been great this year and his offense is 11th in the B1G. We cannot effectively inbound the basketball. We struggle on the boards badly and have to play a weak zone defense extensively due to our lack of on ball defensive ability. That's not okay and needs to be fixed asap through recruiting. Stop over recruiting unathletic long stretch 4 types and get some more athletes in here please. We literally don't have the horses to run with most B1G teams anymore. 2 injuries should not do that to a quality program. I'm not saying we should even be a tournament lock given our losses of personnel but being a sub .500 team is absolutely INEXCUSABLE. Apologists can disagree and we all have our opinions. The standard of Michigan Basketball took a long time to get built back up. This season has been far below that standard and the coaching has been as well. The way we lost last night was a ridiculous display of coaching in my opinion. Giving up looks at 3s and throwing away inbounds. Sticking in zones too long and shooting early in the shot clock are all examples of my argument. We did all of that last night and some of it more than once. Next year cannot come fast enough.
|7 hours 48 min ago||No.||
Spike is a very good backup point guard.
|22 hours 36 min ago||No.||
You foul up 3. You go ball denial on DempS. You go man and go over top of screens and run people off the 3 up multiple possessions. You don't shoot early in the clock up multiple possessions with under 2 min to play. You at some point have to coach rebounding. This is a "Beilein loss". We need to stop hiding from this truth. There have been a lot of "Beilein losses" this year.
|22 hours 39 min ago||Really doesn't matter too much in the long run||
The kids gave great effort. Beilein has been out coached often this year. I sure hope it's not a sign of things to come. At this point I'll be happy when the season ends and Caris gets his late 1st round early 2nd draft grade and comes back for his senior year. That means more than these games at this point. Losing to NW is a disgrace and can the "injuries" excuse. Recruit better players and do a better job of player retention and 2 players won't stoop you to this level of bad basketball. We look lost and unathletic. We blow games for no other reason but coaching and still are the worst late game team I can think of. Our inbounding is seriously middle school level.
|22 hours 55 min ago||John||
|23 hours 2 min ago||How about this....||
Full ball denial on the guy who is killing you in that situation. It's pretty academic really.
|23 hours 4 min ago||We coach ourselves out of wins.||
Sometimes twice in one night...
|23 hours 5 min ago||Another inbounding fail.||
Seriously. Beilein is one of the worst coaches in basketball at this. I've never seen worse.
|23 hours 7 min ago||I think we know how the next 9 seconds goes.||
I hope Im very wrong.
|23 hours 17 min ago||Unbelievable.||
Someone explain how that even happens. You cannot turn the ball over in this situation because the opposing team gets it under the basket. So why even risk that pass. I'm telling you...Beilein is not sharp as a coach right now. He doesn't have the talent to coach how he is coaching. It is costing us games...from sticking to zones too long...to not drawing up inbound plays...to not fouling when he should....he just hasn't been sharp.
|23 hours 21 min ago||Lol.||
No words for that one. Spike should have stayed in his chest...he clearly wasn't going to drive to the basket.
|23 hours 28 min ago||Baffles me also.||
Spike is likely the best passer but it just doesn't work....like our defense against Olah.
|23 hours 30 min ago||No but dammit man...||
This entire year has been ridiculous with our lack of rebounding and relative softness. Our inbound game is middle school level as well.
|23 hours 32 min ago||Fair enough.||
Then he should be going total freak mode at that shot. And why is Spike flopping on the damn ground. Get the hell up. ..
|23 hours 34 min ago||Just throw up a shot NW...any shot.||
You'll get the offensive board....
|23 hours 33 min ago||We are soft.||
We are coached soft.
|23 hours 35 min ago||Beilein coaches us out of wins.||
Why the fuck would you shoot the basketball with the shot clock at 20something seconds and then give up an open 3 on the other end. We aren't a .500 team because of injuries......our coaching has been sub par this year.
|23 hours 41 min ago||Quality possession here.||
They will brick at least one of these throws....
|23 hours 42 min ago||No zone defense.||
Go man and get 3 good possessions on offense. Run them off the 3pt line!!!!!
|23 hours 43 min ago||Big boy rebound by Zak.||
Need a good possession. And there is MAAR!
|23 hours 46 min ago||Finally.||
THANK YOU ZAK.
|23 hours 47 min ago||This offense is also disgusting.||
We have one dribble sacred little boy penetrations and a kick back out. Somebody flash high post and make a basketball move.
|23 hours 50 min ago||We play so soft.||
It's so hard to watch. Olah is a decent player and we just roll out the carpet for him. Somebody step the fu** up and play him. Foul him....compete. Beilein has got to toughen these kids up better. Our rebounding is absolutely atrocious.
|23 hours 56 min ago||I'm tired of Spike watching guys get ORB.||
He just stands there and watches.....
|23 hours 57 min ago||We make Olah look like McHale....||
|1 day 41 min ago||Ugh...again.||
Court awareness Doyle cmon!