Mike Lantry, 1972
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|1 week 1 day ago||It'd be interesting to see||
It'd be interesting to see what UM's assist numbers were like in cold starts vs. hot finishes.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think a small part of the||
I think a small part of the problem is that at the beginning of each game, it seems like several possessions are devoted exclusively to getting GRIII going. These possessions mostly end up in contested twos or wild, unsuccessful drives to the basket. It also seems to be part of a larger problem; Michigan hasn't gotten into their free-flowing, ball-movement-based offensive rhythm until the middle of the first half. It's not that they're shooting cold, it's that the quality of their looks has been markedly worse in the opening moments of games than when their offense functions at full efficiency later in the game. This was definitely the big problem against Wisconsin; Michigan didn't record an assist the entire first half.
I don't know exactly why this is; it seems like a combination of not coming out with great focus, not playing smart to open up the game in addition to not being ready for the different defensive looks opposing teams throw at them. I'm not sure how they fix this, but it seems more likely that this is just randomness than a trend indicative of slow starts to come in March. At least that's what I'm telling myself. Because John Beilein's too good of a coach and this team has too much offensive talent to come out this cold this consistently. It's frustrating to watch but I bet they'll make an adjustment soon, either through some sort of tweaks to their gameplan or simple regression to the mean.
|1 week 4 days ago||Harbaugh||
is arguably the most desired/best football coach in the sport today. He could have just about any job he wanted, for just about as much money as he wanted. Michigan, as of right now, is a middle-of-the-road Big Ten team. Not exactly a "destination" job. So even if there is a rift, the chances of him coming to Michigan, realistically, are pretty low, no matter how great of a fit he'd be.
|1 week 6 days ago||(PAST TENSE OF)||
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Stream just mentioned||
that JH has a 30-1 shot ratio in their first two games. As in, they've managed to take 30 shots for every 1 by their opponents. That probably doesn't bode well for Michigan.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Any word||
on whether 2014 target Malik McDowell might be in attendance?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||OT:||
James Harden took the Stauskas to the NBA tonight
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|2 weeks 2 days ago||General Admission||
As a student ticket holder, I am 100% in favor of a general admission policy. I think the university should reward real fans by giving the best seats available to those who are willing to show up early. However, I think the school botched the execution of general admission. I showed up early to UTLII and Minnesota, and was forced to sit near the field, as they were trying to fill the student section from the bottom up. But, as most fans know, those aren't the best seats to watch the game! So it was actually more rewarding for me as a football fan to show up 15 minutes to a half-hour before gametime, so that I could sit in rows 30-40 and be able to see the whole field. I think the GA policy would work better if the students who showed up early could just sit wherever in the student section. The student section wouldn't be as densely packed, so it wouldn't necessarily be as aesthetically pleasing, maybe, on the TV, but it'd make for an overall better experience for both those who show up early and those who show up near kickoff and want to sit up close.
That being said, the schedule next year sucks, the team is not very good, and the tickets cost too much anyway. So there's not much the school can do about that.
And I'm all for the face-punching of the students complaining about cell phone service. Get over it. You're there to watch football with your fellow students. What, on your phone, could possibly be more fulfilling or entertaining than that?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Several people||
pointed it out to him on Twitter (myself included). He tweeted about an hour ago that he was fixing the error, and now it's fixed. It did originally say the Buckeyes beat us.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
For the update.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||2014||
Stauskas, "shut down" for 15 points on 9 shots.
Craft, with a "gritty" 1:1 A:TO
OSU with an incredible defensive second half, only gave up 44.
GRIII disappeared yet again in a big game... or maybe he just borrowed Gallon's cloaking device to get him an open corner 3.
Michigan, perpetually weak on the glass, got out-rebounded by -12.
TAKE YOUR NARRATIVES AND SHOVE THEM UP YOUR BUTT, BECAUSE WE JUST WON IN COLUMBUS.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||2014||
Robinson clutch corner 3, followed by Aaron Craft airball in front of Dan Dakich. 2014. The best year ever.
Also, s/o to BiSB for adjusting his B1G rankings mid-week. He deserves as much credit as Walton for this win.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||One does not simply||
"Go away from Kenpom's rankings". What hubris is this, Bryan? Has 2014 boosted your faith in this team enough that you now deign to challenge the gods? The wrath of Kenpom shall strike us down with the full force of, like, losing at Northwestern or something.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair||
Overall bodies of work/overall schedules are taken into account when voting. Do Wisconsin's wins over Florida, Saint Louis, Virginia, and Iowa suddenly not count, just because of bad losses? I don't see any teams ranked below them who have more impressive victories on their resumés.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||nahhh||
Wylie E. Groves 4 lyfe.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||did the michigan dad||
look something like this?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Best-case scenario||
... is he turns out to be like a Manu Ginobili type of player. I don't know if Stauskas is quite as athletic as Manu but their playing styles aren't too different.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Really liked...||
... the passing all-around. Even Morgan and Horford were finding open guys from down low. They can still score against anyone when they're running and operating with quick ball movement.
I feel like without McGary, Michigan's gonna have to try to run more against better teams; the upside to playing without a lot of height is that Michigan's usually got the quicker team on the floor.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Too early||
I think it's still a bit early to evaluate KCP's defensive ability yet. I've watched most Pistons games and while he's an effective one-on-one guy, he still makes a lot of rookie mistakes on both sides of the ball. With that being said, he certainly has the potential to develop into a defensive stopper. His jumper is as pure as any I've seen out of the draft in recent years; he's probably going to shoot around 40% from 3 his whole career. If the Pistons can come out of the draft with an above-average 3-and-D guy, they've definitely made a good pick.
I've also watched my fair share of Jazz games this year, and Trey Burke has made them a completely different team. With him out of the starting lineup, the Jazz started the season 1-12. With him in the lineup, they're 3-3, with a win over Houston and a close game against the Pacers. He's already a good pick-and-roll passer (surprise!), and looks more polished than some veterans. He's still a weak defender; opposing PGs constantly go at him and exploit his size and athletic disadvantages. He also sometimes makes rookie mistakes on the offensive end, though not to KCP's degree. But he's a good 3-point shooter, and I think his pick-and-roll abilities would make him a better long-term fit in the Pistons lineup than Jennings. That's not a knock on Jennings, who has also been an effective distributor this year, but BJ's not going to magically turn into a knockdown shooter any time soon. Jennings is not going to kick his inefficient shooting habits. We all also know that Burke's got intangibles up the wazoo.
KCP has the potential to be a good player, but I think Burke has the potential to be a great player. The combo of Burke + (insert dime-a-dozen SG) would be better long-term IMO than Jennings-KCP. A good SG is easier to find than a good PG, and I don't think KCP will be as good of a SG as Burke is a PG.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Second||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||The way I interpreted it...||
... is that he's sending the message that people shouldn't make a big deal out of him taking these official visits. That he will still be solid on M despite checking out other schools.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Probably best...||
... to take his "visits" tweet in that context. I don't think he's going anywhere. Things are bad now but he's remained solid through most of the tumult this year.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Step back from the ledge||
Prior to the "official visits" tweet, Peppers retweeted a tweet about a Bama recruit who took official visits to Ole Miss, Notre Dame, and UCLA, but was still solid with Bama...
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks||
for providing some perspective. Hopefully those who don't back away from the ledge now meet the same fate as those who jumped off after the Penn State loss last year.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||In the words of the great Tim Hardaway Jr.,||
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Remember last time...||
... we all gathered to watch a big Michigan game occurring across the country? Watching the Alabama game at the Big House didn't end well. As a superstitious man, I don't think I'll be making it to Crisler for this one.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||65-54||
|49 weeks 3 days ago||65-54||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Defensive Rebounding||
And I don't know if it showed up in the stats or not, but it seemed like Illinois punished us on the offensive glass when McGary was in. Did anyone else notice this? Are there any stats to back this up?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I'm glad that..||
... McGary's excellence on the glass leads to a better rebounding rage. I always said Morgan needed to work on channeling his anger toward the offensive glass.