Mike Lantry, 1972
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|11 hours 31 min ago||Very nice.||
Kind of sad...I felt like there should've been almost a change in music during the second half "redemption" highlights after the IU miss, but very nice.
Gonna miss J-Mo, but we've still go a big senior day tomorrow! I hope he gets some redemption of his own.
|11 hours 38 min ago||Meh||
I'm not going to bitch about the writing, but I definitely didn't learn anything that I didn't already know except maybe the first tidbit about J. Lewis (who I already had pegged as the starting Dime CB and backup Nickel to Peppers). Also the Dawson part was encouraging.
Devin will be the starting QB - but if he struggles, coaches will feel more comfortable with Morris. However, he's still a year away.
Green and Smith are your RBs.
Funchess and Darboh are your starting outside WRs and Chesson will be the #3 WR even though Canteen is the "slot" WR
Bunting will redshirt and we'll use multiple backs and WRs more early with the absence of Butt.
Dawson will be the #3 OT, but that wasn't a huge prediction. He really doesn't have much competition IMO. Mags and Braden will start...Dawson will be the #3. Just like I think Bosch and Kalis will start and Burzynski is the #3 OG. Kugler and Glasgow at the C spot.
Clark-Pipkins-Henry-Beyer is the starting lineup in the fall IMO, but...
I don't see Morgan doing anything to lose his starting spot, but we rotate the LBs enough that it doesn't matter. Snaps with Gedeon at WILL will be 50/50. Ryan and Bolden will be more like 75/25. Ross and RJS/McCray will be more like 65/35 IMO.
I think Stribling is your #3 outside corner all year with maybe Lewis supplanting him. I've got Lewis as your "starting" Dime CB and backup Nickel CB to Peppers (who I think plays Nickel all year because the coaches saw what moving Thomas around last year did to him and will be too scared to move Peppers around...I think he's the starting NB from day one and all season there is an injury)
Hill has always been the #3 S behind Wilson and Thomas...Clark is the #4 S.
To me, this offseason isn't really about guys finding roles and positions. It's about one thing and one thing only...getting better. Improvement is all we should be worried about. We finally have enough experienced bodies for the most part. They just have to take that next step...err LEAP forward.
|12 hours 16 sec ago||lol||
I thought this thread was about the WBB game.
Just lost a heartbreaker by 3 in a game that we lead the entire way.
Pretty much exemplified why most people hate women's basketball. Just a completely different game.
Anyway...Go Blue MIH!!
|19 hours 25 min ago||It sounds good...||
...but no way to regulate that. Plus with media pressure. Any kid that commits and signs before his senior year to a school and then a coach gets fired mid or after the year will have all of the leverage in the world.
The media would make it look so bad on the school that it would affect other kids who may want to commit/sign because of the coaching staff and the relationships that are made.
If you're not enrolled, you should be able to get out of an NLI if the circumstances change.
If I want to be a chemist, musician or a doctor and I choose to go to a school because of a particular teacher, and that teacher retires, is fired, etc. --- and I haven't enrolled, I may very well think about going to another school.
|19 hours 33 min ago||Don't mind him...||
Hands down the worst poster on this board right now.
|20 hours 42 min ago||It just depends on the team...||
I believe we'd just lost in our Maize so we didn't wear them on the road @ MSU.
We can wear them as long as there is a contrast.
You can even wear white on the road or blue at home if you want. A lot of schools do this when they have their "red out" (or whatever color) type games.
|20 hours 45 min ago||The Official J-Mo Appreciation Thread||
...Thanks Jordan! You will be missed.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I care about it if we win...||
...if we lose, it doesn't mean anything. It's all about the regular season.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I'd rather have neither...||
If Sparty and Nebraska win then MSU gets the #2, Wisconsin gets the #3 and Nebraska is with us at the #4.
THAT is what I'm rooting for. I don't want OSU OR IOWA.
I realize Iowa would be a #5 and still on our side, but they'd be playing on the first day and would have to win 2 games to see us assuming we won our 1st game.
|1 day 8 hours ago||4 people||
Completely missed the joke and got offended, lol
|1 day 8 hours ago||Uhhh....||
|1 day 8 hours ago||I think||
I'll drool on your pillow. So there.
|1 day 8 hours ago||He's not a big man at Michigan||
So that theory is kind of out the window.
You still need to develop a post game offensively and defensively if you're going to play SF in the NBA.
Hell, you need to if you're going to play SG in the NBA.
There aren't too many sucessful SF's in the NBA that don't have SOME resemblance of a post game or can't guard another SF in the post.
GRIII (or Stauskas) haven't developed ANY part of that yet. Even THJ had a little before he left, he loved to post up PGs that switched on him. I rarely see GRIII do anything and I don't think I've EVER seen Stauskas play downlow even on a mismatch.
It doesn't need to be a bread and butter, they don't even need to be GOOD. Just average to compliment their other talents.
That said, you can say that about 3-4 things for GRIII and I mentioned them above.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Maize are for bigger games...||
We've kind of already established that. Even though we wear them so much that at this point it's more "white for cupcakes" and "maize for everyone else."
I suppose you can wear the maize against the Houston Baptist's of the world, but it really doesn't make a different to me. White for me signals a game that usually doesn't matter.
|1 day 8 hours ago||^||
|1 day 8 hours ago||I was going to say the same thing...||
They wore them vs. Ohio.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Wow||
You think Dave Brandon is picking out uniforms?
If he is...he should be fired.
Can't stand YOU PEOPLE who want to use any excuse possible to bag on Brandon and have no idea what you're talking about. As clarified in the next post about Martin signing the contract.
The Brandon stuff is old. It's like the joke about James Harrison getting fined every time someone in the NFL does something wrong.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Wait!||
What if it's BadgERS?! And it's just their white jerseys?
OMG! HEAD ASPLODE!
|1 day 19 hours ago||#3||
Don't forget about LeVert AND...I mean AND! his defender both heading back down court before Nik shoots the ball.
It's one thing for Walton and now LeVert to head back early. But now Illinois is like "Fool me once, shame on me...fool me 14 times...I'm not waiting around for 15."
|1 day 19 hours ago||One more thought||
I thought we had the richest contract with Adidas?
Our contract made other schools run and head for the hills.
Why the FUCK are we doing things like every other Adidas school?
This is MICHIGAN. We should ALWAYS have our stuff customized.
Does Oregon follow the Nike template? No. And they're OREGON! They ARE the NIKE template. People don't get to do anything they do...
Michigan should always be different than everyone else. I'm not saying no alternates - I'm saying, we should be the only school that gets to put a block logo on the front of the football jersey. Our basketball (and every other sport) should be one of a kind too.
|1 day 19 hours ago||We did.||
We all HATED the maize, but we wore the blue...I think against PSU in the tournament.
|1 day 19 hours ago||They're not bad.||
But they're not good.
...and I don't want to change ANYTHING about what we're doing. Why can't we play around with these in the non-conference?
|2 days 7 hours ago||Here's what I'm hoping||
|2 days 7 hours ago||I do...||
Because in the NBA you can easily get pigeon holed into a role if you're a Stauskas or THJ.
THJ made the GREAT decision to come back his Junior year. And a GREAT decision to leave.
His shot selection improved but people don't realize how much his defense improved and he added a VERY solid handle. He couldn't cross halfcourt with the ball vs. Arkansas or OSU his sophomore year. His junior year he was almost a backup PG. He broke VCU's havoc for an entire half!
THJ got a lot better from year 2 to year 3 and wasn't going to improve that much more if he returned this year.
In turn look at his rookie year. He got drafted in the exact same spot he would have after his sophomore year...and now he's going to get ROY votes due to his development at Michigan. He didn't get pigeon holed into an 8th man role.
If Stauskas leaves now or next year I don't think it changes where he's drafted. I think it could completely change his career. If he leaves now...IMO he's sitting on a bench until someone needs his offense. He develops a little more like THJ did and I think he's an NBA starter. Not an all-star but a 4th option and consistent weapon.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I think everyone should come back...||
And not just because I'm selfish.
They all have a shit ton to improve on.
Right now Stauskas is some mix between Gordon Hayward, Ray Allen and Grevis Vasquez.
He's likely a 6th or 7th man because he's not going to be able to stay in front of anyone and he doesn't have a handle to be a starting combo guard like Vasquez. He's not physical enough in the post to be Hayward. However...he could work all summer and actually be a good as both in both of those categories. Defensively he's better, but he's not even close right now. Offensively if he develops a better handle and a slight postgame. He's a fringe lottery player. I'd come back for ONE more year.
McGary needs to play a full year...natural progression and a full year makes him a late first round lock and a potential steal.
GRIII I spoke about above. If he can do those things and stop playing like he's trying to impress the cheerleaders...he's a lock for the lottery.
LeVert definitely needs one more year to get bigger. But he MAY be ready at the end of next year. I think he'll be where Stauskas is now. A #15-#20 type no matter if he comes out after next year or after his senior year. IMO he should stay all 4 and get that year of being "the guy."
Irvin is 2 years away. Right now he's improving but he's still a chucker that offers little else. He needs to develop all aspects of his game but I think 2 years and he's done. No senior year.
Walton is somewhat of a wildcard because he's going to get better but I don't see him getting lottery pick better. So really I think after next year he should leave if he wants. Just going to depend of if he likes college and wants to stay. He's a guy that I see getting hurt each year he stays (draft wise). I think he's a 20s type Chalmers/Cole level player after next year...Top of the 2nd round after his junior year and mid 2nd round after his senior year.
I'd lock GRIII in the gym with J-Mo this summer and tell Jordan to guard him tough all summer and make him better and more physical. Stauskas just needs to work on having some resemblance of a post game and defensive foot speed. He also needs to get better using his left and playing on both sides of the floor.
LeVert is unorthodox like Manu or Harden but it works. He just has to master his skillset and continue to get bigger.
McGary needs one year in J-Mo's minutes and needs to be 2013 NCAA effective over an entire year.
Walton needs one more year. Irvin needs 2.
Glad Horford is returning in his role...I could see Max B leaving and doing the grad school thing after next year ala McLimans.
If Walton leaves after next year...Spike likely starts as a senior.
We need a big time post in this recruiting class...BAD.
|2 days 8 hours ago||No.||
He needs to be more assertive and more aggressive and tougher on both ends of the floor.
His 3 point shot is the last thing he needs to worry about in comparison to everything else. Right now he does absolutely nothing well except be a freak athlete and find holes in the defense when he's playing without the ball.
He needs to improve his defense, his shot off the dribble, his low post game and his defensive rebounding all before worrying about his 3 point shot.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Funny...||
A freshman Derrick Walton did this EXACT same thing in East Lansing this year and everyone thought it was adorable.
But Jalen is cocky, arrogant and a thug.
|2 days 11 hours ago||There are only two...||
Zak Novak and Stu Douglass.
End of list.
Trey Burke marks the "return to greatness" and Jordan Morgan was there to see it all.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I've been watching names forever now...||
...but I haven't watched anyone commit in I don't know how long.
All of this hype. Wake me up when it's worth being excited over.
|2 days 14 hours ago||A couple other things to note from the Stauskas shot...||
Watch how Spike just continues his motion back down court.
Also, I love that Caris appears for .2 seconds and then disappears never to be seen in the clip again - in fact, the guy who's guarding him also realizes that it's Stauskas that shot the ball and heads in the opposite direction before he even makes it.
He looks right at Nik shooting, gives up and jogs back down the floor with Caris who is probably already in the paint playing helpside by himself.