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|13 weeks 4 days ago||You're right||
The Big Ten can't hold a candle to the Pac 12. It's been worse for 5 years now. Casteel would have been fine, his defenses have been in the top 30 in CFB pretty much every year he's been a DC.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Academic Gameplan||
I'm really curious as to what it entails and how it differs from what we had in place before. Seems all coaches place a premium on academics, but I'm not familiar with the classes and schedule the athletes take, along with what sort of support system they have. Can anyone shine light on this?
Moreso on Baxter's plan, can it be applied for regular students? He talks about the syllabus and taking notes... what does he suggest that deviates from what others suggest? Is it a gameplan just to get good grades, or a gameplan to give the student-athlete full knowledge in that class (without emphasis on grades)?
|36 weeks 6 days ago||2014 Charlotte||
Michigan scored on a BLOB play to take the lead late. You can't remember one?
|36 weeks 6 days ago||2013 @ home against Illinois||
First play of the second half, McGary got a wide open layup. You obviously haven't been watching if you haven't noticed one post-timeout/half play that's been open.
Be a better fan.
|37 weeks 4 hours ago||Agree to an extent||
Beilein obviously tweaks his offense year to year, lessening or emphasizing the role of certain positions. There does seem to be a common theme, but some of your positions and descriptions of those positions are off.
Walton, Burke, Morris, and Spike have always been ones. These are the guys bringing the ball up the floor and initiating the offense. They run a ton of ball screens, moreso in 2011-2013.
Twos have been Stu, Tim in 2013, Levert/MAAR/some Irvin. They'll run up with the one and have some primary ball duties, but also some screening. They'll throw the pass on the pindown. Run the middle PnR on the screen the screener action. Overall, they're a blend between the 1 and 3.
Threes start from the corner where they can use their right hand as the dominant hand. This could be Stauskas and THJ early in their careers where they sit in the corner drawing a man out of help. Or Nik last year where he sprinted into ballscreen action or cut backdoor. (Nik did play the 2 occasionally when they were bothering him mid-season).
Fours start where their left hand can be dominant. Think Novak and Chatman in the future. The action, the evolving offensive structure, and the fact that GR3 wasn't strong with his left hand have resulted in less ball screens. They'll be used in pindowns, coming off the shuffle screen, and drawing help away on the strongside when the 3 (Irvin, Nik) is coming off a PnR.
Fives are pretty obvious, but it'll be interesting to see how this evolves with Donnal/Wagner.
In summation, here's a generalized view of this year:
1 - Spike 2 - MAAR 3 - Irvin 4 - Dawkins 5 - whoever.
1 - Spike 2 - Irvin 3 - Dawkins 4 - Chatman 5 - whoever
Seem to be our most popular lineups. Dawkins runs more PnR as the season has gone on. But he'll do this as the 3 (as I type this, he hit Doyle while playing the 4)
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Different stimulus most likely. I'm a runner and||
Different stimulus most likely.
I'm a runner and rarely lift. If I were to begin a lifting cycle, I'd see improvement no matter how objectively efficient my routine was.
Guessing Tolbert is working in a different fashion than Wellman and we're seeing a quick improvement in certain areas that will plateau over time.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Dakich has found his calling.||
Dakich has found his calling. He'll be coaching someday. He's no longer a Bench Mob member, now just calls out plays and motivates.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||You still want it.||
You still want it.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Only stopped in there for a||
Only stopped in there for a drink but in comparison to Knight's next door, it had less alcohol and was pricier.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Townie favorites||
Benny's - Phelps's favorite place in Ann Arbor.
Gourmet Garden - Get the Chinese Pancake
JC Rich - Dolsot Bulgogi
and best coffee.. Roo's Roast.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||The 4||
Donnal won't play it for us. So can't see him moving back to it.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Ice/Locking the Rails||
Is a 4th option. Ohio State and the Bulls are both advocates of that strategy. See Zack Novak's interview on umhoops for an example.
|46 weeks 20 hours ago||Awful slate||
Burning money if you get started with the NFL this weekend. Much freer money in NBA, golf.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||He does it every year.||
He does it every year.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||lol bulk stats||
Too high: Irvin, Walton rebounds. Donnal points.
Too low: Chatman points, rebounds. Walton points. Levert assists.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I think we'd be better led by||
I think we'd be better led by a Captain.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Good lord||
I need help getting up in the morning tomorrow. Someone needs to hold my hand as I grind through the work day. Some emotional support in the late stages of my run would be nice.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Try again.||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||You do realize that FEI||
You do realize that FEI adjusts for the crappy teams?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||10-10 in the Pac 12 is||
10-10 in the Pac 12 is what... 14-6 in the Big Ten? 13-7?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Scoring defense||
Scoring defense sucks. Use better measures such as YPP, FEI, etc. Might as well say Verlander has been great with his 15 wins this year.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||The Polar Vortex may be close upon us...||
But I received a 4th degree burn from all these TAKES.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Greg Oden||
Oden was born in a time when hitting your woman was socially acceptable.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I want to say||
Morris was a Michigan offer. IIRC, it was 3 offers to Demetrius Jackson, Walton, and Morris. Whoever committed first got the spot.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Putting people on blast...||
I love it.
What really saddens me is the players are from a similar class of many of the commenters. But these people side with the administrators and their own rooting interest, rather than the players trying to negotiate.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Which isn't too much||
Which isn't too much different than corporations threatening to shutdown factories/stores if unionization takes hold. Typical posturing in the by the anti-labor crowd.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||42nd in Draftstreet thing,||
42nd in Draftstreet thing, too bad it resets.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Cuse seems like a bad pick||
Think Kansas absolutely works them. Self might have the best zone offense in the country, Embiid or not.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||What's in it for a recruit?||
Say his AAU team is Adidas and he wants to go to a Nike school. What does he lose?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Ronald Bellamy.||