that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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- Hatch is going on medical - it only makes sense. He himself has said he can't do what he wants - guarantee he's still part of the team, still practices, still there on the bench as a manager or student coach. Right now, he's an inspiration, but athletically he's not able to do anything on the basketball court. He'd still be on scholarship (medical) and part of the team just as if he were on an athletic scholarship.
- Zak Irvin could easily go pro after next year
- Donnal probably doesn't get a 5th year
Robinson may not get a 5th year
- D. Walton (Jr.)
- A. Dawkins (So.)
- C. LeVert (Sr.)
- Z. Irvin (Jr.)
- R. Doyle (So.)
- S. Albrecht (Sr.)
- MAAR (So.)
- D. Robinson (RS So.)
- K. Chatman (So.)
- D.J. Wilson (RS Fr.)
- M. Donnal (RS So.)
- M. Wagner (Fr.)
- K. Williams/J. Brown (Fr.)
- D. Walton (Sr.)
- K. Williams/J. Brown (So.)
- A. Dawkins (Jr.)
- K. Chatman (Jr.)
- R. Doyle (Jr.)
- MAAR (Jr.)
- D. Robinson (RS Jr.)
- M. Wagner (So.)
- D.J. Wilson (RS So.)
- M. Donnal (RS Jr.)
- J. Teske (Fr.)
- A. Davis (Fr.)
- OPEN (or Z. Irvin returns or S. Albrecht if redshirt in '15-'16)
- OPEN/K. Williams/J. Brown (Jr.)
- MAAR (Sr.)
- A. Dawkins (Sr.)
- K. Chatman (Sr.)
- R. Doyle (Sr.)
- M. Wagner (Jr.)
- D.J. Wilson (RS Jr.)
- J. Teske (So.)
A. Davis (So.)
- D. Robinson (if returns for 5th)
- M. Donnal (if returns for 5th)
- OPEN (or '16-17 recruit)
|29 min 57 sec ago||Could very well?||
They're going to get stomped.
Top 5 FCS teams are VERY good football teams. Take Illinois State in a heartbeat...tempted to even give 7.5 points and still take them.
Maryland vs. Richmond should actually be a close game, but I think Maryland will be solid next year (even though I'm picking Richmond because I have a personal rule to always take the top 15 FCS school - you'll be right more times than you're wrong).
|33 min 51 sec ago||Predictions...||
|40 min 14 sec ago||I always thought it would be cool to...||
Open the entire CFB season with ND, first game of the entire year. If it's on a Thursday - so what.
Open the B1G season with MSU.
Always close the season with OSU like we do.
It would just be cool for all college football fans nationwide to know "college football is here when Michigan is playing ND." And for Michigan fans to know "B1G season has arrived...time for MSU." And we always* play OSU last, so that's that.
*(I know WD, Hawaii and I'm sure there are other times)
|1 hour 14 min ago||Actually||
I believe BTN pushed up the game this year.
|8 hours 11 min ago||That maze sucked...||
There were only like 5 times you could go the wrong way. And when you could, only once it was far enough to get lost in the maze. This was a sham.
Besides, I much prefer the late 80's maize. Even the early 90's maize was good. Now it's just highlighter yellow.
|8 hours 16 min ago||This thread needs to hit the reset button and start over...||
Half the comments are for another thread, are far too negative, or they're just plain weird...we should try this again when the BAC is a little lower.
|8 hours 20 min ago||This is in the wrong thread||
Because it's not in the "I'm drunk posbang."
|8 hours 23 min ago||Why can't I find this on anything other than SB Nation||
...or Bleacher Report?
|18 hours 29 min ago||Doesn't even look like a poor man's Doyle to me...||
Maybe offensively, but that's it.
He's got hands, solid moves for his age, and very good court awareness. That's it.
He's SLOW as hell and he can't jump. I mean even his shot is slow, he's effective at his level...but he's going to get blocked a ton if he can't elevate or make a quick move to the basket and get the ball on the rim.
I don't like the J-Mo comparison at all. Morgan was just doughy and he wasn't developed offensively...but he had the athleticism and you could see that late in his career he was going to improve as he put things together and worked on his body.
Doyle is more J-Mo (or poor man's McGary)...he can run up and down the floor and bring energy and have an impact on the game. He's not all-B1G right now, but if I said Doyle will be All-B1G his junior and senior year, no one is going to flip out, we can see that trajectory.
My biggest concern about Davis is that he has to get better in non-basketball things first. He's got to run faster and jump higher, but shit --- so do I. Davis has to be able to make a quick move and be more athletic with the ball. He's got to be able to sprint down the floor and draw a charge (since he's never going to be a shot blocker).
Doyle and Morgan could do those things. It wasn't until late in J-Mo's career when he could block a shot, but he was always sliding into position to draw a charge - always.
I'm much more concerned about these things than anything on the court. He's got to his his non-basketball/generic to any sport "attributes" up. That's hard to do.
|18 hours 50 min ago||We could easily take them all...||
...they're all at positions of need. It won't happen, but we definitely have the room.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Huh?||
We'd know...because Beilein doesn't hide injuries.
And how do you come up with that? Why not suggest any other player on the team that has been hurt? There's really nothing pointing to Wilson over anyone else.
But no, I'm sure we'd know if there was a career ending injury.
Again, it's 2 years from now...and it's not like we're over the roster limit even if everyone who can come back, comes back. Even WITH Davis.
It's just perplexing because Davis doesn't look that good and we need a PG and right now we don't have a spot for one in 2 years. But like I said, Irvin could easily be gone after next season (opening up a spot)...and/or Spike could redshirt this year.
My personal opinion is that there is a better shot of us adding a PG to the 2016 class than not. It just may not be until next calendar year.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Very talented.||
|1 day 4 hours ago||....||
...one of the hot young chicks ESPN trots out every year.
McHenry is almost always paired with the young male stars of the NFL and MLB for interviews.
McHenry, Ponder, Noto, Hartung, Hubbarth, Taylor...the new ESPN thing. Not saying they're not good at their job, some are VERY good, just saying they're clearly hiring hot young women for their audience. Now they're getting as far as hiring "the hot Hispanic one" and "the hot Indian one" and "the hot Arabic one." Pretty blatant, but that's TV.
Even the in studio Czarniak, Walsh, McCarthey, Beadle, Sire, etc. are all very attractive women.
|1 day 10 hours ago||How can anyone not like him as the coach?||
Because he chooses to watch controversial movies and understands that it's fake - it's entertainment when others take it as an inaccurate documentary or biography.
Those people who can't see the difference, for whatever reason, hate the guy.
Me, I'm like Jim...I can watch American Sniper, Selma, The Interview and yes, even Remember The Titans --- and know, it's entertainment. It's fake. It's fiction and why it may contain truths, it's not what actually happened. Or many things actually never happened. I just eat my popcorn and enjoy, Jim does the same. Jim's a good guy.
Frisbee on, Coach. You're one hell of a man. You're also trying like hell to win that student body president nomination! I see what you're doing!
|1 day 10 hours ago||We need 2 big men in this class + a PG||
Donnal, Wagner, Wilson and Chatman are not C's.
I'm not saying we need Davis, but we need another C along with Doyle and Teske.
3 center's and 2 point guards with a 3rd player who can play PG is what Beilein seems to like. The other 7 players don't really matter in terms of position.
I like that we got a big man...do not like that we're not looking at better more developed players.
Need 2 big men + a PG and if a 4th opens up, THEN you add another PG.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Strong assessment||
I'm voting him "7-footer most likely to get swatted by a point guard."
You can tell he knows what he's doing. But he's slow and he can't jump. Fundamentally, he's sound - keeps the ball high, nice touch, reads and reacts.
Ideal walk-on canidate who gets a scholarship in his last year or 2 after working hard and coaching not being able to fill out the roster.
Looks like the poorest man's Bryant Reeves.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Too far out to worry.||
*If Irvin stays, you try like hell to get by with Walton and MAAR as your PG's - then again, if somehow you got Brown and Irvin stays...you still have an open spot to get a freshman PG on this team. You also could redshirt Albrecht THIS ('15-'16) season with the hip injury and have him in 2016-17. Too far out to worry.
*You've likely got at least 2 OPEN spots, probably 3 and that's before any decision is made on Robinson and Donnal. That's a freshman class of 3-5. I'll call it 4. These freshman would be playing on a team with a bunch of upperclassmen with crazy amounts of experience. Add freshman Spike, LeVert, Stauskas and Robinson III to this group and it sounds pretty nice...but like I said...Too far out to worry.
|1 day 11 hours ago||It's also 2016...||
Zak Irvin could very well go pro after this year...I mean, would that REALLY shock anyone? Not sure why this hasn't been discussed more.
People also forget Spike is a senior next year...
|1 day 11 hours ago||Smotz was pretty good||
He was just too soft to play the 5 and should've never been there in the first place...
Put a junior or senior J-Mo on that team with Horford as the backup and he's the stretch 4 he always should have been.
Just like Noavk and Irvin aren't PFs, neither was GRIII...
Beilein's biggest flaw isn't under the radar recruits, it's not finding enough quality big guys - which forces him to go small and that pisses some guys off, and rightfully so.
Doyle had a solid freshman year. I think Teske will be the real deal...if this kid is Horford level, you're back to having 3 true centers and you're not playing guys like Chatman, D.J. Wilson and Wagner at the 5.
THAT is way more important IMO.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Make it BYU...||
I've said this since Rich Rod was hired and everyone thought we'd go all Oregon/Boise St.
Play one premier non-conference game each year. Make it the 2nd or 3rd non-conference game, never the 1st or 4th --- if we go to 9 conference games, always make it the 2nd non-conference game.
Schedule it at night and this is the ONLY game where we wear UNIFORMZ. This game is for the young crowd, kids and especially the students. Cater to them, market to them, the whole 9.
EVERY other game, with NO exception is traditional Michigan. This includes the bowl game. UNIFORMZ for one game and a night game one time per year...all on the same night. No exceptions.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Could that be like those San Diego Zoo's?||
May be a bad example because I've never been to the SDZ, but I'm referring to the kind where the animals are free to roam and exist how they exist, but people can go on safaris and whatnot to see them from certain vantage points.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I agree...right now.||
But I don't think Beckerman can play MF in 3 years.
Jones is trying to move back to the defensive line, I don't see Beckermann with that option, Jones had the footspeed to play MF and in 3 years he won't, but he'll have enough to play RB as a reserve. Like Alonzo Mourning at the end of his career when he came off the bench behind Shaq for 15-20 minutes and just ran as hard as an old man could then sat his ass back down.
That's Jones for me. Come in in the 70th, run your ass off and outwork everyone...be a rock at the end of the game.
I love Beckerman, I just don't see a role for him in 2018 as much as I'd want him on the team.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Agreed.||
Great job with these...
|2 days 14 hours ago||Son||
You're too young to remember the original AIM.
When you logged on before dinner, ate, then sat down at the computer after dinner and the dial-up had worked and got on.
Turned the speakers up loud to hear the door open and the first person IM you.
...or the free AOL discs that came in the mail.
|2 days 14 hours ago||A/S/L||
|2 days 14 hours ago||Have we made it to the top 16 in the 2018 WC?||
He's going to need to get out of the group and win a game for me to call him GREAT.
He's going to need to get out of the group for me to think he's solid and one of the better coaches.
...but if we don't get out of the group, all of this is silly because you'll be bitching just like me.
How can you call him great before he's even done it?
In like me saying Jordan Speth or is the best golfer ever. No - he's a good golfer, but he only has 1 major right now. He could do some things, but let's let him even get close before we get ahead of ourselves.
If the USMNT shits the bed in 2018, you're not making the post you did...and if you take what he's done thus far, it does not warrant what you said. Need more info.
Get out of the group in 2018 and then we can start to talk legacy.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Reserves||
I'd have Julian Green backing up Diskerud, A. Johannsson or T. Boyd as backup forward with Gyau since you're not going to have Dempsey come off the bench.
I like M. Edu as a backup to Bradley in the CDM role. Rimando is the 3rd goalie.
I've got B. Shea behind Garza. J. Jones behind Fabian Johnson. I guess T. Chandler or G. Cameron returning to back up on the back line.
That's 21 guys, so I'd need 2 more. Corona and Trapp.
Love the flexibility with the group. That was one thing I didn't like about the 2014 group, too many guys could only play one position or role.
|2 days 15 hours ago||How does...||
G: T. Howard/B. Guzan
look? Honest question...no expert, only know enough to be dangerous.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Fuck that.||
Put it in Columbus, grab and bowl of popcorn...and watch.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Nope.||
I mean, he's not bad...but no one can truly answer this without a 2018 World Cup result. His entire legacy really builds up to that tournament. Otherwise...solid, I suppose, but nothing special.
The arrow is pointed in the right direction, but it's too early to tell.