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|2 hours 56 min ago||Yes.||
He also led a team to the AFC Championship Game playing the position that people say he refused to switch from.
Meanwhile there are 5-6 teams in the league every year that literally have dog shit for a QB. Including his former NY Jets.
I never thought it was good, but at least set him up to succeed and fail with the guy before you say he can't win.
It's not like it takes a completely different set of personnel if he isn't good. Peyton Manning did pretty fucking good with the same players Tebow had. They didn't need to completely overhaul the roster because it was set up as a spread team.
There is no reason that the Jets, Jags, etc. shouldn't have brought Tebow in, give him a full year in a spread option/Eagles style offense and see what happened.
Shit, even if you were afraid he wasn't going to hold up. Run his ass into the ground for 2 years and then move on from him. The 49ers, Panthers and Washington's team all drafted QBs who can run...ran them and had crazy amounts of success...then stopped running them and now they can't quite put it together.
Don't draft the guy if you're not going to play to his strengths.
In the case of Tebow, run his ass into the ground and get some W's and then move on. Treat him like an NFL RB. Get all of the hits/miles you can and then find another guy. At least you're competitive.
Or ride out Geno Smith and see how that works.
|3 hours 34 min ago||Thank you for sharing||
...I've added to the OP.
|3 hours 36 min ago||But what if it's the Patroits||
...then the move will be praised? Or will that be "enough" in the public eye.
It's a sickening story, but it will be interesting to see what happens (if anything) in the aftermath.
|3 hours 40 min ago||If Hackett truly is the full-time AD||
We're in trouble.
He has no athletics experience, hell, he said the other day that he just attended his first basketball game.
We've got GREAT options. Guys who've lead athletics departments and know how to build a successful department in 2015 and beyond.
If you just want someone to clean house...fine, let Hackett do that. But he's just going to be looked at as a "do boy" to the President.
He also doesn't have the athletics admin background to help our programs continue to grow. Sure our campus relations may be better, but there's more to being an AD than being a great University partner. That's just a piece of the puzzle.
Sorry, as an athletics administrator, I just get offended when they pull these guys off the street and say they can do a job they've never done. There's so much to the position that never gets publicized, that never makes MGoBlog and they no one knows or cares about. There's also parts of the job that you just have to learn by working your way up the ladder.
Brandon was actually good for Michigan in a way because it pushed Michigan in a way it hadn't been pushed in forever and now we can keep the things we like and get rid of the things we didn't like. If we would've just kept the good ol' boys network in Michigan Athletics, nothing would've ever progressed like it should've.
Now is the time to hire someone from the outside that has worked 15+ years in college athletics...we've seen the full spectrum at Michigan. Now it's time to hone in on how to truly be the leaders and the best in college athletics.
I pray we don't fuck this up.
Warde Manuel or Greg Byrne. One Michigan guy, one guy from outside of the Michigan family. Interview them both and pick the best one and be done with it.
|7 hours 56 min ago||I'm sure it's a "fake account"||
Or someone "hacked" her Twitter.
It'll be cleared up soon enough.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I know it wasn't a popular idea||
But I really wish the Lions would've drafted Lewan. I said it leading up to the draft and got hammered because, yes, the Lions had 4.5 solid starters. But one guy goes down and you end up with an uFA at LT.
I think all elite teams have 6 starting OL. Eventually one guy gets "too" good and they don't want to pay him and he leaves in free agency and that 6th guy moves in and they just draft another 6th guy. Or if someone gets hurt --- or retires.
I just sucks seeing the Lions with a "meh" OL again after it had become somewhat of a strength.
Having Lewan would've been a nice luxury. Especially with Pettigrew and Fauria on the roster (no one knew at the time they'd battle injuries like they would --- Ebron as well).
Lewan and one more RB and I think this offense is still clicking even with the injuries to key players.
It's just frustrating because it wasn't hard to see the same thing back in April.
Finish off the offense like you did the defense. They took DL when they didn't really need them and low and behold guys leave or get hurt and the defense is still clicking.
1. Taylor Lewan - OT
No clue if that would've been a better draft. Probably too early to tell, but my thinking was always get Lewan just because I thought he was the best available and we needed a 6th OL. Get Joyner because everyone knew we needed a DB, Stork because Raiola is old. Abbrederis because I didn't know how good Tate would be and I think Stafford needs a "Welker/Edleman." Webster and Aaron Lynch were the DEs for the 4th round, Powell because I think Detroit needs an OLB pass rusher. Gaffney/Johnson are similar backs that I think would compliment Bush and Bell. Dixon was a flyer...
|1 day 7 hours ago||This is REALLY bad if true.||
He's not an AD...I don't know where the Brandon comparisons come from, because he's not Brandon. But he also doesn't know how to run an athletics department.
He'll be a puppet for the President - or perceived that way.
|2 days 17 hours ago||For the MAC||
It makes perfect sense...they do it right and adjust their entire conference schedule around it.
Thursday night football for the NFL is awful and just stupid.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Let's be honest...||
15 minutes isn't going to change much.
Now the fact that the games should've been 7 and 9:15...that makes a much bigger difference.
Besides, teachers are trying to get on the road for Thanksgiving...half their classes will be cancelled tomorrow. Then again, I didn't go to Michigan, so what the hell do I know?
|2 days 18 hours ago||To their credit.||
It kind of does.
I hate it too. But really, you going to just watch BTN and Fox Sports? Sorry, not me. I may not pay attention to their regular programming, but they're the leader when it comes to sports.
|2 days 18 hours ago||That's just not an excuse...||
We found MAAR and Dawkins late.
Purdue has a kid who's averaging 18.5 minutes and 13.3 ppg and 5.3 rebs. He wasn't an elite player that went to Duke or Kansas or Kentucky.
Cincinnati has a freshman who's giving them 15+ mpg...Maryland does too!
I literally just went down the list of centers on Scout.com...
I couldn't find anyone who just wasn't contributing to his team.
So I think that's just wrong. We found guards late in the game, I think you can find a post who may not ever be a starter, but he can carve out a role and give you some valuable minutes, rebounds, fouls, etc.
And not a McLimans type big man, a watered down version of the stretch big man you wanted to have. No. Go find a kid who can't shoot a lick, but he can get some boards and match up with these beasts down low. If that's his only role, it's worth it. You don't need a bunch of those types, you don't even need 2.
But we could've definitely found another true center if we wanted.
|2 days 18 hours ago||You mean Donnal?||
Doyle should never play the 4.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Eh - I mean TRUE post players||
Donnal is a stretch 4, he's a long way from being an on the block scorer.
Morgan, McGary and Horford were just that they past 2 years.
Wilson is a project and a 4 all the way. Although he's got the potential to be a solid shot blocker and contributor when he gets more weight and experience.
I'm talking about POST players. Guys who live, eat, shit, sleep in the post. Guys who when they have the ball outside the arc, there is no threat to shoot.
We don't need a team full of them. We don't even need 4 of them like most teams. That's not Beilein's style.
But we need 2-3 guys that fit that mold. A versitile 2-way (offense/defense) center, a shot blocker and a bulldog. If we had those 3 roles filled with all of our shooters and stretch 4's and PF's that are really guards (Chatman/GRIII), we'd match up with ANY one.
Like I said, just add McGary and Horford. You have your 2-way guy in McGary, and your taller shot block type (even though he's not super athletic) in Horford. And you have your bulldog in Doyle.
Last year we were McGary away from a Final Four. Horford and Morgan ALMOST got us there.
I just think you have to be flexible enough because you're going to run into these teams that can't shoot, but they're just going to bully you. And you leave the entire game up to the refs when you do that if you can't match up.
|2 days 18 hours ago||In looking ahead really quickly||
Say we just lose LeVert and Bieldfelt...we also have banked a scholarship (we have 12 and the limit is 13).
If I'm Beilein I take a true C, a true bull/bulky PF and a PG.
Also is Hatch on scholarship? If not, or if we get some kind of waiver...then I take another wing player with 4th spot.
We'll need the C to pair with Doyle, who's never going to go extreme minutes if he plays the way he does now. He'll get too tired or always be in foul trouble.
I think Beilein should always carry 1 bulldog. Just 1, get him as a freshman...when he leaves as a senior, get a new one and start over. But always use 1 scholarship on a post player who's just not going to take shit, who's going to scare some people, who's going to rebound.
J-Mo played that role his final 2 years (he was just pudgy kid the first 3). We need someone who's going to play Barkley for us.
Again, we don't need more than one. The kid may never start, but it would be a valuable asset to have on a Beilein coached team. An old Big East type player.
Finally, we need a PG because I personally think Walton leaves early and Spike is a senior next year. Recruit a true PG to learn from them.
We've had luck with the freshman PG, but if you recruit a kid to play behind them you have some insurance in case that freshman doesn't work out as planned.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Horford plays 25 minutes in this game||
Assuming he's not in foul trouble.
It was tailor made for him. We needed experience and a defensive presence at the rim. He's not a huge shot blocker. But he's better than anyone on this team by FAR.
|2 days 18 hours ago||I love Beilein||
But he's GOT to recruit more true post players.
Last year we would've been fine if McGary doesn't get hurt, so you can't blame that on him. And I suppose this year we would be fine with McGary, Horford and Doyle.
But we can't just have 1.5 guys (Max B as the .5)
...Dawkins and MAAR seem great, but I'd trade one of them for another true center in a heartbeat. I hope we've got a couple guys coming in 2015.
|2 days 18 hours ago||My thoughts haven't changed.||
Walton: No problem with him looking for his shot. But he has to make sure the team is set before he does anything else. Still a work in progress.
LeVert: I still think he's an elite #2 / All-B1G player...but I don't see him as a #1 option/B1G MVP like Burke and Stauskas. He's progressing though. I just would've liked to see him demand the ball when there is 4 seconds left and his team needs a 3. Don't leave it up to Max B to throw it halfway down the court. Go get it at the top of the key and dribble it up yourself and get a shot off. He goes missing too often and I think sometimes it's just because he's playing his old role in the offense and taking what the defense is giving him. It was nice to see him create his own in the last 2 minutes. We need more of that.
Irvin: I personally think by the end of the year he's going to be a problem for a LOT of teams. As long as he's not playing the 4. IMO he's got a legit shot to turn into everything we hoped GRIII would have. And I do think he's got that alpha dog in the making personality that LeVert - who's nicer and quieter lacks. Personally, I think Irvin carries this team back to the Sweet 16 and beyond 15-16. This B1G season is going to make him tougher, and a tougher Irvin is going to be a nightmare...next year.
Chatman: Nice to see him hit a shot. But like I said in the OPEN thread. He's a kid that should be the 6th or 7th man, but we lost McGary and Horford. So we HAVE to keep the expectations low. For a 7th man...you can see the potential and he's going to be fine. As a starter, eeek, it's going to be a rough non-conference. Really wish he was exclusively a SF/PF.
Donnal: Still a year away and he's a guy that I don't mind starting because Doyle is just going to pick up early fouls if he starts. Just like A.D.H.D. freshman McGary. However, Doyle should get the starter's minutes. Donnal is just too soft. He's marshmallowy soft. I also wish like hell they'd give him minutes WITH Doyle and play him at the 4. He'd be so much better.
Doyle: High energy, walking Red Bull, best post player we have. Not going to rely on him for more than 20-25 a night though. Donnal and Max B are going to have to play better.
Spike: I think he needs to play PG when he and Walton share. Still such a luxury. Not a threat to Walton, but the perfect compliment.
Max B: Awful game, shouldn't be relied on for more than 8 mpg. Would love to keep him at 5 hard solid minutes. Anymore more is icing.
Wilson: A year away.
MAAR: 2 years away.
|2 days 19 hours ago||I hate losing.||
I hate losing games we should've won SO much more.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Youth.||
Why does everyone run away from the ball?
That was fucking awful.
4 seconds is plenty of time to get a good look. Everyone doesn't need to be at half court.
Stauskas takes that ball at the opposing 3 point line and takes 3 dribbles and gets the 3 in the air. Period.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Wow||
What about the guy behind him?
|2 days 19 hours ago||Deny the inbounds!||
Make it tough!
|2 days 19 hours ago||Which is why I don't like Donnal holding the ball...get it to||
LeVert or Spike in that situation.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Yikes.||
Not sure I like Donnal holding onto the ball in that situation.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Get the ball into LeVert||
He's played PG, he can see over the trap. I want Walton inbounding with Spike and LeVert as the ball handling options.
|2 days 19 hours ago||COME ON BOYS!||
|2 days 19 hours ago||Have to make shots||
Young team...get it to LeVert.
|2 days 19 hours ago||At this point just go with the starters...||
Let Donnal get his 5th, then go offense/defense with Doyle and Max B in the final 2 minutes.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Let Donnal get that 5th foul.||
Max B isn't giving us shit and still too early for Doyle.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Have to make 1 of those...||
2 good looks.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Jeez.||
If they didn't call that...I was going to be down a LED Samsung.
Thanks refs. You saved my TV.