“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|5 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure if this is article you were referencing.||
Its very detailed and breaks down changes in his swing plane.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I think we would take a big in 15.||
And only one of McQuaid and Coleman. Assuming a 3 man class and the 4 spot filled by transfer
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
This kid is incredible. I've been reading about him for a while. Great shooter and playmaker. Pretty damn good athlete as well. I think if he played HS in US he'd be a top 10 recruit
|15 weeks 10 hours ago||DJ Wilson||
he is going to play the 4 at Michigan.
Hes 6 foot 8 with pretty good vertical athletecism.
If you dont think he gets the bulk of his minutes at the 4, you havent been paying close enough attention to JBs tenure at MIchigan.
And I think Donnal gets most of the backup 5 minutes in lieu of Bielfeldt or Doyle.
When in doubt and when there are minutes up for grabs, Beilein tends towards guys with more perimeter skills. I really really think Wilson is going to play a lot this year, even more so if MItch leaves, which would bump Donnal up to starting at the 5. Shoot, if MItch leaves, Chatman may even start at the 4.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||its||
probably the nbadraft.net guy
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Mercer Mercer Mercer Mercer Mercer||
Mercer Mercer Mercer Mercer Mercer Mercer
81st in Kenpom or 7th. 77th in sagarin or 20th. This isnt even close. I think we know Tennesse isnt quite the 7th best team in the country, but theyre atleast top 25. The gap is pretty large between the two teams.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I think of Manny Harris too||
not in the sense that hes the only one I think of, just the first one, because I think of that 09 season, my senior year.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||when this happened||
Jalen and Rembert starting yelling “eff yo couch” ala dave chappelle.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously?||
Nik Caris screens would just get switched every time. Then it'd be an isolation or have to get into another action.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||it actually depends||
If Austin Hatch is on scholarship next year, Michigan needs to lose one guy through attrition, whether by NBA draft or transfer.
If Hatch is not on scholarship, Michigan can return everyone and still be at 13.
They have 11 this year, so 2 open. They graduate Morgan, taking them down to 10. So Chatman, Doyle, Wilson makes 13.
Michigan whiffing on Booker and Blackmon opened up some scholarship wiggle room.
It all depends on Hatchs status. I hope he can play for Michigan.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||my god||
this cant be real
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I think the intuitiveness of going by 3pt allowed||
rather than by % allowed is that teams tend to shoot threes when they are open, and dont when they arent... thus most teams have a roughly similar distribution of the opennesss of attempts agaisnt them. Thus measuring attempts would imply a certain amount of each type... open, semi contested and heavily contested. And that % allowed is highly variant and that most teams havent played enough games for that to normalize, and likely wont by the end of the year.
|27 weeks 10 hours ago||This draft isnt acutally that deep||
It just has 6 to 7 possible franchise players at the top of it.
Embiid, parker, wiggins, randle, exum, smart, gordon... after that a big dropoff to guys like Saric, G Harris, Cauley Stein, ZLavine, Vonleh, Hood, GR3, James young, Selden, Harrison twins, Dekker, payne,
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
I haven't heard anything either way about which way Mitch is leaning. And I don't think Mitch's rehab would be sufficiently different depending on his draft preferences.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Nbadraft.net is a joke||
Don't use that site. look at espn chad fords stuff and draft express
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah I dont know||
if they were only switching off ball screens, or if they were switching on ball screens as well.
Regardless, Irvin wasnt in position to switch and prevent penetration or to hedge, whatever th assignment was. I wish someone could ask Beilein about that play so we can properly allocate blame and credit.
But yes, Stauskas was weak at the end, and shoulda made more effort to box out Smith once it was clear petteway was past him and Smith was his man on the roll.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Stauskas defensive criticism last play||
I want to address this. I dont think its as simple as saying he got blown by.
Nebraska runs a screen the screener action. Irvins man sets an off ball screen on GR3, freeing Robinsons man to go set a ball screen for petteway on Stauskas.
In theory, this is intended to eliminate the hedge help and allow penetration, because GR3 would have to fight over the off ball screen just to get in position to defend the ball screen and may not get to the right spot or be off balance. However, Michigan switches everything as they often do on last possessions. Irvin doesnt quite communicate in time and is caught too low to help on the action.
Its easier to see in the highlight vid on mgoblue.com than in the gif above, but if you pause it when petteway crosses the 3pt line, Irvin should be a few feet higher and wider and thus petteway would either have to retreat dribble or pass it off.
I actually thought Stauskas did a good job of locking and trailing around the screen, which never actually got set, but he had to take that angle around the screen in anticipation of it. Its clear by Niks positioning that they are forcing him to use the screen, rather than pushing the ball handler baseline, so Nik is expecting help middle. It just never comes because of Nebraskas off ball action made Irvin a split second late. Good play drawn up by Tim Miles, and it works in part because it makes Irvin, a wing, the big man defender in a ball screen, a role to which he is largely unnacustomed.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Yep Nebraska much improved||
Mich was a 5.5 pt fave at the sportsbooks, and projected to win by 4 by Kenpom ( which doesn't know about McGarys injury). 1pt win isn't that far off expectations and if Mich had made free throws or Nebraska didn't go crazy from 3 they'd have been right on. Still lotta issues on D guarding screen roll that need to be fixed. But I expect Nebraska is better than NW an PSU and could compete with purdue for 9th in league.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Im thinking||
that maybe DB and Hoke planeed to keep Borges around unless one of a specified list of slam dunk candidates became available or had interest. Given the timing was after the bowls, and Nussmeier was hired within hours of Borges firing, you have to believe they had an agreement with Nuss before firing Borges.
If they actually did adopt that maybe or maybe not keep Borges plan, Im not sure I agree with that. Let him go or dont, dont let it be contingent on X happening. If youre even asking yourself the question if someones the right fit, usually its time to move on.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||A better deal in my mind, not||
A better deal in my mind, not in Dombrowskis. Im sure he thought this was the best deal he could get. I disagree because I think he values Robbie Ray more highly than most scouts do.
I said that if they didnt have a deal better than this, they should have just kept Fister... but Dombrowski went into the offseason with the plan of trading a starter and didnt deviate from it. The return was obvioulsy good enough for him... but most out there are calling it a bad return.
Dombrowski has a great trading history, but just saying that we should trust him no matter what he does is an appeal to authority and leaves no room for reasonable criticism.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||For anyone that cares about such things||
You can go to Treys nba.com player page and view video of every single statistical play he has recorded this year.
So you can click on FGA, if you want to see all attempts from that game, or AST if you want to see all his assists from a particular game. pretty cool new feature the league implemented this year.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||The Fister trade was trash||
The structure of Fister for prospects was fine. But you trade him to maximize return, not fill back of the bullpen and utility infielder holes. Dombrowski could have gotten back better prospects and still filled those holes internally or through the free agent bargain bin later this winter.
And if you argue thats the best they could have gotten for Fister, well then guess what.... dont fucking trade Fister if youre getting a mediocre package back. They could have dumped Fisters admittedly small salary in a better deal and still did the Nathan deal.
Dombrowski allowed himself to get boxed in by narrowing the constraints of his return to a versatile infielder, a bullpen guy and a pitching prospect, instead of taking the best available prospect package. I guarantee Robbie Ray isnt the best prospect they couldve gotten for Fister, not even close.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||The fuck?||
|36 weeks 6 days ago||He didnt say no team will draft McGary||
He said no team will draft him without thoroughly researching his injury history.
The Celtics obviously knew about Sullingers back issues, but drafted him anyways.
Just like the Spurs drafted Dejaun Blair 4 years ago while knowing he was missing a knee ligament.
|37 weeks 11 hours ago||OK||
but its never too early for a revised depth chart
|41 weeks 11 hours ago||I dont know if he explicitly said it||
but I highly doubt hed throw a fit over it.
I think the more interesting question pertains to the constraints with which Borges is working. Are predictable 1st down runs from under center Hoke mandated? It seems the lack of QB depth is affecting entire gameplans to their detriment, not allowing them to run backside read option or inverted veer as much as they should.
Is the failure to install any constraint plays a systematic stubborness on Borges part? They have occasional counters but only seem to use them once and then abandon it, and the counters they do have arent the best way of addressing the issue. For example, their counter to linebackers overpursuing the stretch play is to run a counter play to the same side, which is all fine and dandy if they didnt have 8 in the box ready to negate any advantage you gained. They refuse to run a bubble screen or any other similar method of taking the yards by alignment that the DEFENSE IS GIVING YOU!!! A bubble or similar WR screen play shouldnt be a predetrmined playcall, it should be a fucking check at the line that a 12 year old QB can make when he sees 1 corner on 2 recievers or corners playing way off.
There is a fundamental stubborness to establishing their under center run game. These coaches dont seem to realize what they are best at, or they know what theyre doing is suboptimal and ignore it.
If I was Dave Brandon, Id be having a long talk to Hoke about fixing the offense and its structural approach, and trying to glean if the problems start with Hoke boxing Borges into a philosophy they dont have the talent to execute, or if the problem is Borges refusing to accept the easiest ways of doing things given his perssonel (shotgun, spread run game, playaction in spread sets off run fakes and not just easy to read max protect pa from under center on 2nd and 11)
I dont like Borges and wouldnt revolt if he were gone, but my worst fear is that the offensive issues are more Hoke influenced than we realize. Given that Borges isnt afraid to sling it downfield, he doesnt seem the type to run into the line for 1 yard a pop over and over again. I like Hoke because of the following: hired Mattison, helped fix the D, recruiting his ass off, is a probability smart in game coach, seems to be a good leader, understands Michigans traditions. However I was concerned that when he talked about returning to Michigan football, hed take it so far as to be delusional about their ability to play that manball style. Gameplans like the ones Brian laid out above reek of joint Hoke Borges efforts to manball it up at all costs and dont stop until youre on the verge of losing.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||blergh||
penn state 24 Michigan 20
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Actually on bovada||
they profile each bettor and shade lines towards what their model thinks youre likely to bet... They deal different lines to different bettors.
Ever notice you go to their odds screen and then login and the numbers are different?
Ive had no problems with getting timely payouts from them, but I would get a sharp book like pinnacle as well as bovada. plus bovadas juice or commission on in game wagering is obscene.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||seriously||
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan 24 Minnesota 14||
Michigan 24 Minnesota 14