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|13 hours 18 min ago||I don't like this comparison...||
We're not having a complete system change like we did then.
And we have no one to compare to Martin, RVB and Heininger on the OL.
Maybe if we had guys like Omameh, Barnum, and Huyge back I'd think...well, at least they're seniors. But these guys are still young. It's still different.
|13 hours 21 min ago||LOL||
We passed crazy with this topic and we're firmly in looneyville.
Soon we'll be in flight tracker territory...and that's simply when I stop caring.
God forbid Mitch wear any other color but maize or blue until this decision is public.
|13 hours 24 min ago||But...||
...do we have a shot with any of these guys?
We give offers for a ton of reasons, even if we don't have a shot...maybe as a courtesy (because the player is THAT good), maybe to butter up the coaches even though we know we don't have a shot, maybe just because we have to offer and wish for the best. Hell Urban Meyer routinely offers the consensus top 100 kids in the country before even seeing or hearing anything about them.
So do we have a shot with any of these guys or is it just...an offer? Half these guys get 30-40-50+ offers...and that's great, but are we even top 5?
|17 hours 23 min ago||It is...||
And it makes me very uncomfortable. But the point was to show how people stereotype off of names in the most excessive way I knew how.
|17 hours 24 min ago||It BETTER NOT be tricky...||
There is NO excuse for losing or even struggling to Rutgers. They're not good just like UConn wasn't good. This isn't Rutgers of 6-7 years ago or whenever that was. This isn't even a Tom Savage led Rutgers team.
We better not lose/struggle against:
We better pull away and win relatively easily against:
Just get the win, no matter how we get it against:
Please God...let us beat:
I'm going to go out on a "limb" and say 9 wins, even though deep down 8 is FAR more likely from what we've seen thus far.
|17 hours 34 min ago||Oh||
...the days were we hung 31 on N'Western with 2/3 into the 2nd quarter, Auburn and Alabama were unranked, Oklahoma destroyed Baylor (they were up 34-3 with 8:24 in the 3rd on the bottom line), Nebraska...not Michigan played Kansas St. and Purdue led OSU.
|17 hours 38 min ago||Oh||
...how the mighty have fallen.
J/k, we used to have night games vs. bad N'Western teams all the time, I see this as no different.
|17 hours 43 min ago||This is going to make some uncomfortable, others will laugh...||
...regardless, it's what I thought of when I read this in the OP. People will still find ways to weed people out or fit people in based off name, city or school. De'Vonte Jones from Cass Tech High School is 9,999 times out of 10,000 going to be a black kid. Just like Epstein from a city with a high population of Jewish people is likely Jewish or Shane Morris from a private school in a rich area outside Detroit is a white kid.
This is the right thing to do, but if you want to get someone in our out, this isn't going to change much.
For whatever reason, this rationale made me think of this...
|17 hours 51 min ago||Even WITH Smith||
I think you take a TRUE SF...there will be 3 guys who are projected to go right where Detroit is picking...
Kyle Anderson, Rodney Hood, Doug McDermott.
Do your best to trade the boat anchor that is Josh Smith and take a young SG. You made your bed with KCP and Jennings so ride that out for another year.
If it's me, I take one of those SF (whoever can shoot the best) and a TRUE pass-first PG in the 2nd round.
|17 hours 56 min ago||FUCK!||
FUCK. FUCK. FUCK. FUCK. FUCK!!!
|1 day 4 hours ago||Don't have a shot with anyone except Sills...||
|1 day 15 hours ago||What the heck does Hawthorne know about the contract?||
Shouldn't Dave Brandon be the one commenting?
|1 day 15 hours ago||Wait...||
Who else have we offered?
|1 day 19 hours ago||Embed||
Note sure why it didn't embed before...
|3 days 19 hours ago||Burke going to be Western Conference ROY?||
I don't follow the NBA enough outside of the big games and the playoffs to know...so yes, I'm serious.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Now...||
...Do you guys believe me when I say Chatman is more of a 4 in Belein's offense than a 2?
He's a SF, but he's more likely to play "up" than "down."
|3 days 19 hours ago||Or...||
He just just wants Gardner to work his ass off this summer rather than get complacent because he knows he's already the starter.
|1 week 3 hours ago||This all looks good...||
...and I agree 100%
But I still don't breathe a "sigh of relief" ONLY because I would've loved to redshirted 2 of the freshman.
Having J-Mo and even Horford had he stayed, would've be invaluable.
Max B is the wild card, if he can get good enough to truly earn significant minutes (not A LOT...I said significany, as in playing when it matters)...then this allows us to chose the better of Wilson and Doyle and the other can redshirt.
I don't think that is out of the relm of possibility, Max is certainly capable of that role.
|1 week 3 hours ago||If he's better than the late pickup...||
He certainly will be and Walton will move to that SG spot for some minutes.
|1 week 13 hours ago||You must not have read what I wrote...||
Because you said what I said...
|1 week 13 hours ago||You're right...||
I'm the moron.
Don't I feel sheeeeepish.
|1 week 13 hours ago||I'm not opposed to 40 bowls...||
...but they should play the bottom 20 bowls...now. I don't care if you've lost seniors and don't have freshman.
Play them now and give me something to watch this time of year.
I bet they'd get more viewers too...
Rather than play a spring game, but fill the bottom 20 bowls after the regular season and just play them in April.
Who cares about anything else, this is about what is best for ME.
I don't want to watch a shit bowl bowl in December, but I'll damn sure take it in April. Let's spread the wealth. You're more likely to have better weather too.
I watching Michigan/OSU '97 on ESPN Classic TWICE today. That's how bad I want college football. I didn't even know I still had ESPN Classic and saw that The Game was on and accidently turned to it twice and each time ended up watching the remainder of the game.
Make it happen NCAA.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Blueprint is better...||
I prefer Reasonable Doubt as well. The Black Album would be #3 in Jay-Z's catalog IMO.
|1 week 16 hours ago||+1 for "The Battleship"||
+1 Funny indeed.
|1 week 23 hours ago||All I'm saying is...||
...it's not everything.
You all keep saying "We have x amount of guys over 6'8...we're good."
That doesn't tell you the whole story.
OSU could've said that last year and added 2 guys to the 6'8+ list that don't even play in the post.
THAT is my point. The argument doesn't tell the entire story. It's short sided.
Give me a post that is 6'7 250 over a kid that is 6'9 200 any day if it's equal skill level.
|1 week 23 hours ago||I wasn't commenting on player style...||
I was just commenting on knowing how to take a player late and what to look for in whether he's going to be good/be able to contribute or not.
As for style...I've always said the ONE thing I wish Beilein would do more is go away from "his system" with 2 scholarship players on the team (not per year).
One long, athletic, pure driver, defender, "head down and go" type player on the wing...doesn't matter if he can't shoot 3's. And one big, wide, tough, rebounding, low post player.
Even if they're your 8th and 9th scholarship players...always have one of each on the team.
Because you need these guys in certain games. We had games last year where we flat out couldn't defend the perimeter...it would've been nice to have a guy who could match up with the Devyn Marble, Brandon Dawson, LaQuinton Ross and Lenzelle Smith types. You're not going to get a guy as good as those guys, but maybe you can find someone who can match up with them a little because the Robinson's and the Irvin's are just overmatched in those situations. Just like CJ Leslie 2 years ago.
Then, also have one guy down low who can just be tough, give you some decent minutes in a UK type game. We always have enough scoring on the perimeter...so having a guy like Jordan Morgan, even a sophomore year version is valuable in some of those games.
And maybe by their 4th or 5th year, like J-Mo, they develop into a pretty damn good player. If not, I don't think it's a waste because you weren't relying on them anyway.
Now of course if you can get a guy who can do EVERYTHING including these things, you take him, but I would just make sure natural toughness, length, rebounding is something always on the team. Not something you go into the season trying to create.
In the same way, I think Hoke always needs at least one smaller slot WR on the team. Not in every recruiting class, but just one Odoms, Dileo type guy.
But hey, that's just me. I just know if you trade Morgan for Smotrycz this year...we only maybe win the B1G and we don't get past the first weekend of the tournament...we'd just be too damn soft. J-Mo said it himself about not being punked, well, he was the only one on the team that had enough natural size, strength, and toughess to do that.
|1 week 1 day ago||Wow.||
And we're his top school.
So looks like if he gets an offer, he's the commit. With the way we judge talent...I have no problem with this whatsoever...how could I or anyone?
Get him on campus, let him work out and see what he's got.
I hate the blind "I don't care who's on the team, I trust Beilen" comments. That's malarky.
However, in THESE situations, you absolutely trust Beilein and the staff, they know how to identify and develop talent.
So you can't just "trust" that they're going to make everyone better right away and we're always going to be good. It took Morgan 5 years to truly be a great basketball player. He played all 5 under Beilein.
However, you can trust that if they take a late commit after seeing him in person...the kid can play.
If they see him and he can't play...he goes to OSU and comes off the bench with crazy hair and then leaves for Europe.
|1 week 1 day ago||Which isn't tradition...||
...but actually kind of cool.
Generally you're off and you have New Year's Day to recover or continue drinking. Games will be over by the time the NYE stuff really starts so I think it would be fun to watch meaningful football until 10pm and then start the traditional NYE stuff.
I really enjoyed the Texas A&M/Duke game last year with all my friends as we were getting going for the night. Having "bigger games" would actually be kind of cool.
Basically it's taking away those random BCS games on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th where it's just ONE game that night and you have to come home from work/school and watch and there is no atmosphere because you have to work/go to class the next day.
No one stayed up and watched UCF/Baylor this year not only because no one really wanted to watch that game anyway, but also because it ended after midnight on a work/school day (I believe). Move a game like that to NYE and everyone is watching during their party or at the bar or wherever.
I remember Stanford and Oklahoma St. played in the Fiesta Bowl a few years back and it was an AWESOME game, and I was fighting to stay awake because I had work in the morning. Would've loved to have had that game on NYE.
|1 week 1 day ago||I know you're not saying that...||
...you wouldn't be so silly.
But I'm saying their games are COMPLETELY different. Irvin, to me, is A LOT more GRIII than Stauskas.
He's a guy that can do some of everything. But Stauskas was ELITE with the ball in his hands. Irvin is going to knock down some 3's, get some put backs, maybe he takes someone off the dribble every now and again, find a hole behind the defense for a dunk, play decent defense on a SF and struggle on a PF, likely be inconsistent.
That is like GRIII's career in a nutshell minus the highlight dunks.
Stauskas was a PG for us at times, the offense ran through him, he could create for himself and for others.
LeVert is more likely to be the next Stauskas, not Irvin. Even though, I'm not sure LeVert can do it either...he's got the skill set, but one of his strengths is playing out of a traditional rhythm --- it's hard to play off someone like that because they're a little unpredictable with the ball. He's going to pick up a lot of fouls because of it, but I think it's harder to be a great passer because of it too.
Anyway, if you're looking for plug and play...I think your best guess would be LeVert for Stauskas and Irvin for GRIII. McGary for Morgan. The question is...who becomes LeVert, do Albrecht and Walton play more together or does Donnal get those minutes...either way, THAT is where the team really changes. Either you have two PGs or you trade last year's LeVert for Donnal and become more post oriented.
|1 week 1 day ago||STOP WITH THE HEIGHT!!!!||
Jordan Morgan just showed you ALL that height is overrated and you need SIZE. You need weight, shoulders, chest, strength to play the position.
I can find you 6'8 guys all over the country who play GUARD!
Height is NOT everything.
I'd much rather have a J-Mo than a 6'10, 200 kid who is just going to get pushed around.
Andrew Wiggins, Kyle Anderson, Rodney Hood, Cleanthony Early, TJ Warren, CJ Fair, LaQuinton Ross, Doug McDermott...
ALL OF THESE GUYS ARE 6'7+ AND NONE OF THEM ARE COLLEGE CENTERS!
Height does not mean everything...especially for guys who are skilled enough to play other positions. Saying Mark Donnal is 6'8 tells me NOTHING other than he's tall.